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Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#1 by Peter H , Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:07 pm

My new toy is 17 years old, has 175000KM's but in remarkably good condition. I intend to do some greenlaning, some mild offroading and I must have the possibility to sleep in it. I'm a member of the organisation crew of the Morocco desert challenge, so I want to take her into the desert next year!

First job are the rims. I want to change these ugly narrow steel wheels by some nice alloy and make the stance a little wider. A good friend owns a Mitsubishi garage and donated some nice alloy's of a Pajero sport. I'ts nice to have good friends!!!



The surface is a little damaged, so a little makeover is necessary.

After a jet wash:


Primer on:


Black lacquer by paintbrush!


Satisfied by the result!!!


Every great journey starts in first gear and by releasing the clutch....


 
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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#2 by Peter H , Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:17 pm

Next are some goodies to make life on board a little easier...
I don't smoke, so no need for the ashtray. This area is ideal for a USB socket to charge the phone and power the tablet (navigation).

Folding and cutting some aluminium...




Some (fake) leather...


Testfit:


Done!


Every great journey starts in first gear and by releasing the clutch....


 
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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#3 by Peter H , Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:21 pm

Next challenge: convert this into a (micro) camper!




Every great journey starts in first gear and by releasing the clutch....


 
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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#4 by Peter H , Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:23 pm

Some extra illumination:




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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#5 by krutly , Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:26 pm

liking the USB ashtray conversion
my ashtray was just full of coins for most of it's life


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#6 by Peter H , Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:54 pm

Fear of the dark??? Nooooo.....


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#7 by Peter H , Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:19 am

Some wide angle fog lights...


Bracket for relays. Big relay for coupling the batteries when driving.


Switches...


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#8 by ronniecabers , Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:46 am

Looking good, neatly done


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#9 by AD , Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 am

Nice job


 
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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#10 by Peter H , Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:47 pm

Some more tinkering... A battery tray for a 2nd battery. Just to power some goodies at camping. USB sockets, LED lights, fridge... and in the future a winch.









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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#11 by Peter H , Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:10 pm

Did some work on the 'off road hotel' rear bed....

Some structure on all windows for support.


So my top floor has something to lean on.


I created some decent storage and the bed floor is still empty!


Electrical panel for exterior lights, interior lights and a USB/12v socket.


Exterior light on the door.


Every great journey starts in first gear and by releasing the clutch....


 
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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#12 by AD , Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:42 am

Fantastic job,keep the pic's coming.


 
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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#13 by 123hotchef , Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:44 am

cool man its coming on


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#14 by ronniecabers , Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:27 am

Great Job. How are you going to combat condensation in the tub when you're camping?


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#15 by Peter H , Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:02 am

There will be condensation. I'll probably end up opening the side windows a bit...


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#16 by Peter H , Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:26 am

Sleeping in my previous L200 a few years ago...


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#17 by Tek76 , Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:20 pm

What you might refer to as "minimalist". And that's all you need as a basic setup to be out and about.
And when did you nick my sandals?


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RE: Peter H's L200, build in Belgium...

#18 by Peter H , Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:19 pm

Fitted a snorkel today.
Bring on the deep puddles...









afbeeldingen uploaden


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