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Old January 18th, 2015, 08:25 AM
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Lol... Yeah Doug, it ain't happening for me..I can do it for a very short time if I'm really knackered... But it's more for the redhead..or if I just want to lay down and read in cold rainy weather without popping the roof tent or need to carry something large, also so the dog can use the whole rear area.. Personally I think it was done just as an exercise for myself to see what I could do..lol..
From memory the interior seat box measurements are 11x11x56.. So should give me plenty of storage.. Haven't decided what it's for yet..same with the back wall one..
I have the pick up bed and canopies on both of mine and I can sleep in the back if I drop the tailgate and get that additional 20 inches or so. That said I'm a bit taller than you and any rain or dew = wet feet and the exposed part of the bag. Interested to see what you come up with for sleeping accomodations
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Old January 18th, 2015, 08:46 AM
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I have the pick up bed and canopies on both of mine and I can sleep in the back if I drop the tailgate and get that additional 20 inches or so. That said I'm a bit taller than you and any rain or dew = wet feet and the exposed part of the bag. Interested to see what you come up with for sleeping accomodations
Yeah, that's going to be the bit I'm most looking forward to... Probably the most important and most time thinking about how to do it has been spent on that particular modification... I think you'll like what I'm doing...and if you don't,...stiff shit...

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Why all the plywood?

Working with sheet metal isn't that bad, even if you were to just do 90 bends and pop rivets for the sheeting and angle iron for the frame.

Plywood builds remind me of my early years in the Army where the parts trucks and other random shop trucks were M998s with crazy plywood boxes and hinges attached with excessively long wood screws. Perpetually soggy wood with vinyl stapled over the whole thing to keep it "weather proof".

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The plywood is a little less "cold" and so much easier to make mods on the fly as well as more sound absorbing and available from Home Depot and easier to cut and easier to glue and screw and cheaper and easier to screw mounting clamps to and ........ And once completed will all be painted, that's also easier to do with wood... Shouldn't need to be waterproofed, although it is a land rover ...lol..
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Old January 18th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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With the existing box I think I could fit diagonally inside it.. But I don't think I'd be able to convince the wife that this is what I had in mind as my grand plan for the sleeping arrangements..
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Old January 18th, 2015, 10:10 AM
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I see something like the maggiolina RTT in your future....
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Old January 18th, 2015, 10:23 AM
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I see something like the maggiolina RTT in your future....
Lol... Poptop with access through floor..
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Old January 18th, 2015, 11:29 PM
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Got the rear cargo door frames mocked up.. The outer frame rivets through the body into the inner 1" aluminium tubing frame and seals off the body material, the lifting door will sit inside these frames..so they need to be pretty rigid..
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Old January 18th, 2015, 11:31 PM
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Old January 18th, 2015, 11:32 PM
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The body is about 5/8 thick, frames will be sealed with 5200 sandwiched between them, adding to the rigidity..
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Old January 18th, 2015, 11:36 PM
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Got the seat storage boxes sorted so moved onto the cushion bases.. The bases will be upholstered in nice 2" foam..and sit into their respective positions with locating posts and industrial Velcro..
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Old January 18th, 2015, 11:38 PM
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And then the base locates forward and the backrest locates where the base was...drop down legs that are clipped up under the seat fold down to provide support for the forward edge of the front..
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Old January 18th, 2015, 11:40 PM
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And the prices I cut out of the seat base and back will be installed as hatch covers, just to stop noise and stop you from falling in when sleeping..lol..
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Old January 20th, 2015, 09:25 AM
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Shayne,

I was looking at the last few photos you posted and an idea popped into my head of using one or both of the openings in the sides to create a sleeping area.

Fiberglass or metal side hinged at the top folds up and either acts as a roof or as the top of the tent. Then hinged from the bottom you could have a plywood or fiberglass part that drops down to make the floor.

One side would be enough to have a nice sleeping area but if you did both sides it would make for a huge area.

I know this would not put you high up away from the animals for a place like Africa but over the years I have grown to despise getting in and out of a roof top tent even the one mounted to my M101 even though it as not that far off the ground.

Kind of picture half of an ezi-awn coming out of the side of the camper and the sleeping area extends into the box.
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Thanks for that Dave.. Unfortunately that would make the area useless for pretty much anything else.. On the right side will be a wall for tools and the left side will be a food storage and kitchen setup that drops down once the door is open, the fridge will also be there too... I'm hoping that once the hole in the roof is cut and the maggiolina installed on the top, that from the inside it will only be a short 4 foot climb into the top..plus it makes it much easier to use the rear box as a "living" space in nasty weather, at least we can sit/stand up in there and have lunch etc and cook basic items..I will however still be using the roof top tent over the front of the cab that is accessed by climbing on the hood via the front brush bar..I always found I liked the higher vantage point for a good 360 degree view and better breeze..and yes.. Higher up is better for protection against animals of alllll kinds 2 or 4 legs. Plus we are hoping to be able to setup camp in places for a few days at a time..having the tent on top makes it much more user friendly..

------ Follow up post added January 20th, 2015 09:43 AM ------

I was going to do a poptop roof that opened up and then a platform like you speak of flips over from inside and extends over the back of the truck, since this would only be taking the weight of our feet it wouldn't be too bad.. But then you have to think about water ingress and windows and ventilation etc etc, and that would also mean gaining access through the floor right in the middle of the sleeping area..
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Ding - i'm gong to Sub here too since it's a bit more lively than over at Expo
Shayne is putting more info here it seems.

And I thought you guys here were dicks until I started really noticing the "What Did You Do To Your NATO Fuel Can Today?" threads.

But I'm still gonna rock Boosts as a statement on non conformity aimed at non conformists.

Keep up the posts, please, Shayne. Cool stuff.
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And I thought you guys here were dicks until I started really noticing the "What Did You Do To Your NATO Fuel Can Today?" threads.
Please tell me this is real.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:58 PM
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Shayne is putting more info here it seems.

And I thought you guys here were dicks until I started really noticing the "What Did You Do To Your NATO Fuel Can Today?" threads.

But I'm still gonna rock Boosts as a statement on non conformity aimed at non conformists.

Keep up the posts, please, Shayne. Cool stuff.
Don't let em fool ya.... There's still plenty of dicks here..!!!
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I'm going to need all the Skittles for this

------ Follow up post added January 28th, 2015 09:25 PM ------

Shayne - Liking the Orange too BTW...
(Cat is doing well and ~11lbs+ so far, but i think we cut him too soon. He has the primordial pouch which came out after that).
Funny watching two 6 toe Cats sit back on their butts and Box/slap each other.
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Don't let em fool ya.... There's still plenty of dicks here..!!!
But a lot less Snowpeak prepared Chai tea.

My dick though of the day is to find a "Bought, Not Built" bumper sticker for the 110. Because Dick.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 04:35 PM
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