Isuzu npr 4wd

gator70

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Update on the project. I pivoted. Because of warranty I went with Ridgerock. Today the truck arrived at the factory.
 

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The habitat production started and will be done mid September. It is turn key. I designed the subframe, have CAD drawings and will outsource the welding. The subframe and habitat have identical frame structures. Allowing a perfect fit as the habitat is lifted onto the truck.
 

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The habitat is a composite product like total composite engineering, and the bottom has an exposed frame. To attach this underside frame, a interior subfloor is built from a smaller steel tube structure with welded plates for a sandwich attachment to the underside frame. As attachment to composite panels is problematic.
 

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The truck interior seats will be replaced with captain chairs. Using theses seats
 

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The habitat comes with a passthrough door. Time to plan the rear of the cab engineering. Unlike some builders I don't see a need to connect the two. If the cab passthrough door is a tambour style , and the habitat is a normal composite door, a human can climb through. The habitat and cab will be 100mm apart. So yes there is a space the human must crawl through. Now is the time to plan this. To prepare the cab, I will cut a thicker sheet of aluminum, the exact size as the rear window, then have a auto glass company remove the rear window and with a new gasket replace it with the aluminum sheet shape.
 

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