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  1. #221
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    Illuminating times!

    Hi all! There's been a little more progress this end. I now have all the side skirts, lockers and bumpers fitted and wired. The body I bought and am modifying only had one reversing light so I sourced a new one from the UK. These Hella LED lights are not cheap! $200 each. That's $1400 worth of lights that came with that body, not counting the rego and interior lights! Winning! Here's the LH lights in place, along with a side marker.

    Re Assembly 12.jpg

    Here's a pic of the truck as it stands. I've turned it around in the workshop and am now effecting repairs to old war wounds on the bumper.

    Re Assembly 15.jpg

    More sanding and painting tomorrow.
    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB

    2018 VW Amarok Ultimate

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

  2. #222
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    Next up is the bumper and snorkel. The snorkel took a bit of prep work, but once filled and primed it came up nice. Now to sort the headlights out before it all goes back on!

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    No idea why it's turned the picture!? The joys of computers! Next up is to put the lower section of the floor in. This is 0.8 sheet steel. It's welded in place and will be sealed either side before being painted. The position of the sheets depend on what's underneath. Each section will have insulation in there before the floor boards go down.

    Body Mods 76.jpg

    After a few phone calls, and then a trip to Adelaide, I now have the roof coil. This has got me into gear to finish the roof structural work.

    Body Mods 82.jpg
    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB

    2018 VW Amarok Ultimate

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

  3. #223
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    Roof structure..

    Next up is to finish the roof structural work. I've not been happy with my take on roof hatches since I made them. They would work fine but are heavier than they need to be.. Decision made, and I have bought two marine Deck Hatches from Keogh's Marine in Brizzy. Great service too. These need a new surround, so I made a couple out of light weight 50x50 RHS.

    Hatch 1.jpgHatch 3.jpgBody Mods 78.jpg

    I could now complete the roof supports, adding a couple where the body was widened. Now I have the roof coil, I also knew I could remove a bit more of the original roof sheet and the rough original join. Now I have a clean flat sheet to glue too. Next weekend will be spent sanding and cleaning the framework rerady for priming. Once done I can fit the roof coil. That'll be fun!

    Body Mods 81.jpg

    The holes in the nearest center spar have threaded M14 tubes in them. This is to allow for fitment of a track to the ceiling inside, to allow for a lifting point to support and lower the gearbox out if needed. I had to change a clutch on a similar truck years ago... The difference was we didn't have top access... It was a struggle. I hope Inever have to use it, but it's thee if I do need to, and will utilise the pulley block I have for lowering the rear bumper!
    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB

    2018 VW Amarok Ultimate

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

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