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Thread: The LandCruiser Project is officially a go !!!!........

  1. #31
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    Hi everyone, seasons greetings to all.

    The latest update on my Pop up camper build is now available on YouTube.

    Have a great Xmas and Happy New Year,

    https://youtu.be/tDUDrIl849E


  2. #32
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    Very impressive build,
    Where and when are you thinking of starting your travels?
    I'm leaving on June 1 2018, then heading out to Coober Pedy, via Great Central road, then Darwin, Cape York etc.
    Might see you out there,
    Dean

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Who Walks View Post
    Very impressive build,
    Where and when are you thinking of starting your travels?
    I'm leaving on June 1 2018, then heading out to Coober Pedy, via Great Central road, then Darwin, Cape York etc.
    Might see you out there,
    Dean
    Hey Dean,
    I am planning on leaving around October, I will probably transition to living in the camper mid 2018 after a few trips to iron out any wrinkles.

    If you fancy catching up for a beer I am in Kensington / Vic Park.

    Mike

  4. #34
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    I hope everyone had a great Christmas.

    I had a very productive 3 days installing all of the main electrical items in the camper and cabling for other items yet to be installed.

    I am very satisfied with the progress that is being done, I am well ahead of schedule.

    https://youtu.be/JWE18tUO3Fw


  5. #35
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    Very cool build! I like how well thought out your plans seem to be. I am interested in your pop top design, it is something I've considered on my Suburban, although it seems extreme to cut a hole in my roof. More likely is to use a setup like yours on a cargo trailer converted to a camper. I have a family of 5 and the pop top would allow for additional bunks up top.

    Do you have any more details on the materials used- specifically, what type of extrusion, the sprung lift hinges, and what attachment methods you used for the extrusion to the main structure? The springs seem like a very simple and affordable option as compared to lift struts.

    I'll be looking forward to more updates, nice work so far.
    Derek (formerly drbrown)

    2002 Suburban 4x4 "Base Camp"

  6. #36
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    Hi Mike. Loving the build. I have the same (or 99.9% identical) windows in my Northern Lite camper. Just FYI, I’ve had issues with flys and mosquitoes managing to get around the fly screens and into the camper. It seems like they can find their way around the edges of the screen in the track it slides up and down in, or around the rollers at top and bottom. My windows were manufactured in Germany by Seitz, but sold under the Dometic name here in Canada. It’s not every bug that gets in, but some are apparently more resourceful and pull it off. With the upper screens, it shouldn’t be a big deal for you to keep the windows closed though and still get all the breeze you’d ever need.
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  7. #37
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    Happy New year everyone.

    The camper body is coming along very well and I am now getting ready to do the plumbing install and the construction of the cabinets.

    I have posted up a New Year message and my plans for the build and the channel coming up along with some teaser photos.

    Enjoy !!!

    https://youtu.be/4EddPvboGIk


  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by bald.eagle View Post
    Do you have any more details on the materials used- specifically, what type of extrusion, the sprung lift hinges, and what attachment methods you used for the extrusion to the main structure? The springs seem like a very simple and affordable option as compared to lift struts.
    I bought the extrusions here in Australia the hardware is readily available in Australia and online.

    All the structure is bonded with construction adhesive and rivets in high stress areas.

    If you want any specific info please PM me.

  9. #39
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    The last few weeks have been very busy on the overland camper project.

    I have started the fit out of the interior with the furniture frame work built out of aluminium box section.

    I have been getting the plumbing system including the hot water system installed.

    There are several new YouTube videos to bring everyone up to speed with progress.

    The build is getting close to the finish line to a usable camper.

    https://youtu.be/OBxL0_fm7Fc



    https://youtu.be/pzIqNKzrN2k



    https://youtu.be/6fdTO0WdYcQ


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