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Thread: 2003 Mitsubushi FG Overland Camper Renovation

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    I was wondering if I was the only person that noticed it. These are two pictures from the start of this thread.

    The left one has an arrow pointing to a tail feather from what appears to be a Merriam's Wild Turkey tail fan.

    The right photo has an arrow pointing to a wing feather by the door, also of a wild turkey, presumably the same bird?

    Maybe he was squatting in the camper when you bought it?

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    Ok all Turkey feathers aside, here is the completed rig. Quite a change to the first posts. Paul may chime in with some details of the work that went into this. I will give you the owner perspective.
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    This is a shot of the most standard configuration. We wanted a cabin that we could be comfortable in. One of those issues was a nice place to sit and spend some time other than sitting at a dinette. So the couch was created that easily changed back to a table when it was meal time.
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    Here is a shot of the sofa. Drawers and side table to one side. The additional horizontal surface that is not part of the kitchen nor the table is wonderful for setting things so they are not in the way. The water tank is below one seat, an open large storage area is below the other.
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    Here is the kitchen, including the espresso maker. It is held down by very strong magnets and does not move unless you want it to. It can also be rotated 90 degrees to provide additional horizontal surface for cooking prep. To the right is a pull-out large counter extender. There is a huge amount of horizontal surface here including Paul's custom cutting board. The extender also serves as an end table for a person on the sofa. Under the sink is the Precision Temp hot water heater, as well as an instahot. Also hidden away in there is the Webasto Airtop 2000 heater and the water pump. And still we have lots of storage.
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    The cutting board removes revealing the propane stove. The board attaches to the side with magnets.
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    This is the sofa in the dining configuration. Just telescope up the table and voila. An artist friend of Pauls did the table. Its very cool.
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    Here is a shot looking to the front. The refrigerator and freezer are behind the cool artwork on the right. Behind the fridge is adequate ventilation and then several drawers for bath towels, clothing, including a tall cabinet for hanging clothes and putting shoes. I could likely take some better shots of that sometime. You can also see the hammered Aluminum wall finishing with the sliding door (closed) that provides access to the cab.
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    Here is another shot to the front showing the additional cabinet/pantry/wine rack and woodwork. Note Paul's woodwork details/trim on the ceiling.
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    Across from the fridge and storage area is the shower/toilet. The shower enclosed partially by a glass panel that does not show up too well in the pic. The opening to the shower is open. Very little water if any splashes out during shower. Doors just take up room, and/or rattle.
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    Here is what it looks like from the street looking in.
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    After visiting Paul's home and seeing his surfboards and paddle boards, I thought it would be cool to pay homage somewhere. So why not the shower. This is incredible work, all the wood pieces are hand laid and fiberglassed. Practical?, well yes it is actually as this will see much less water than a surfboard, needed?, no way. Cool?, very. The sink and shower drain under the wood floor.
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    One requirement was that if one person was in bed the entire rest of the cabin could be useable. But we did not want to commit to an entire queen bed taking up room all of the time. So Paul designed a fold down system for half of the bed. When deployed there is sitting area on the sofa, or dining table if one wants, and full access to the kitchen. So here it is up.
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    Here it is in transition, you fold the stiff, hinged, wood/carbon fiber surface down:
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    And here is the final configuration. The queen mattress was cut and split into two. One just pulls the half down, and pulls over the sheets and cover which are stored on the beds in their fold up configuration.
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    There are 12 and 120 volt power outlets everywhere. These little 12v usb LED lights are very cool, and can be used anywhere. This one is above one side of the bed.
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    Here is the wonderful, soft quiet and durable cork floor. You can see at the top of the picture a glimpse of Pauls work on a wood joint for the cabinet. These are found throughout. Much more interesting than a turkey feather.
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    Last edited by GR8ADV; 06-29-2015 at 07:31 PM.
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  3. #223
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    Beautiful. Still doesn't explain the feather though....

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    Awesome....truly awesome!

    When one thinks of all the places this truck and camper have been it's cool to see it take on a second life. It says a lot for the stength and versatility of the Unicell body.
    Last edited by dlh62c; 06-29-2015 at 09:49 PM.

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    Thanks for the photos, Ken. The renovation seems to tick all the boxes, and should work out great.

    Warm congratulations on it coming together.
    Mike Hiscox

    2003/2014 Sprinter 2500 mid/tall custom conversion
    2012 Porsche Cayenne TT on Duratracs
    2008 Lexus GX470
    1989 Yamaha FJ1200 sidecar rig


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    I love it. This thread was
    shown to my wife and she said if I wanted to, I had her OK. Don't know if I could even come close to the work shown here though :-), but I can start looking for an FG.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jollyrogers View Post
    I love it. This thread was
    shown to my wife and she said if I wanted to, I had her OK. Don't know if I could even come close to the work shown here though :-), but I can start looking for an FG.


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    Well right there I have served a greater purpose. GL!
    Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, The moment one commits, then Providence moves too. Things occur to help that no one could have dreamed would have come their way. Whatever you dream , begin it. Boldness has power, and magic in it. Begin it now

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    This truck is so cool on so many levels. Congratulations. Really an inspiration.

    Allan

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    That's come out looking really nice. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlh62c View Post
    Awesome....truly awesome!

    When one thinks of all the places this truck and camper have been it's cool to see it take on a second life. It says a lot for the stength and versatility of the Unicell body.
    The body appears structurally as it would when new. My guess isbthatvit could outlast the FUSO.
    Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, The moment one commits, then Providence moves too. Things occur to help that no one could have dreamed would have come their way. Whatever you dream , begin it. Boldness has power, and magic in it. Begin it now

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