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!!!


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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!


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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!




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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.


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

#19 by Peter H , Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:16 pm

Some more storage...




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

#20 by Peter H , Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:44 pm

15 liters of water supply.



For showering or do the dishes... switch to activate the pump.



Organiser...



Tested this weekend in the Belgian ardennes.



Plenty of room!


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

#21 by Peter H , Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:02 pm

Started on the winchbumper today...
Bought it at Gitrax, a Belgian 4WD shop, but it's a Polisch fabrication.



Cleaning and anti rust protection....



Fits fairly well...



Would have liked smaller gaps....



After some pulling, lifting, jacking, the gaps are within tolerance...



Tomorrow wire the lights and winch...


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

#22 by AD , Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:14 am

nice


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

#23 by ronniecabers , Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:15 am

Looking good!


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

#24 by krutly , Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:37 am

I'm not usually a fan of winch bumpers but that looks really nice


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

#25 by Tek76 , Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:54 am

Tidy.


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