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Using CAD for planning?

Postby julianf » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:09 am

I have a 101 fc, so smaller than most on here, i suspect.

Ive owned it not far off 20 yrs (!) and its time for me to do a slick / 1st class re-buid of the setup.

Im more pushed for space than most, but i reckon with enough thought and planning i can still (possibly) get a little wet room cubical thing (i know it wouldnt be imprtant to most, but each to their own)

Anyhow, i dont want to do it in an organic way - ideally (although im sure it wont happen) i want to have everything designed before i cut anything.

2d cad, im fine with, but i wonder about things like sketchup and the like?

How did you plan your build?

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Postby crinklystarfish » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:08 pm

I used Sketchup for mine Julian, there are plenty of YouTube tutorials and it's quick and easy to get to grips with.

I found it really useful - it saved all sorts of grief and time when it came to the physical build.

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Re: Using CAD for planning?

Postby julianf » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:52 pm

Im currently on the draft where i realise i have one more item than will fit -

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This is with the back extended as per this mock-up -

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Its left hand drive, and, whilst ive pushed the bulkhead back to the rear of the drivers seat for the wet room, i cant do that on the other side, as i need the little window for visibility.
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Re: Using CAD for planning?

Postby NeilandPat » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:28 am

I did all my plans in Google Lay Out, which is part of the sketch up package.

Its 2D , very easy to use and produces great drawings that it will convert to a layered pdf which is good for sending.

I found it really great to use

You can see some examples on my blog

http://cloud9isborn.blogspot.co.uk/p/plans-and-drawings.html



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Re: Using CAD for planning?

Postby julianf » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:40 pm

Just been working with sketchup. Im rubbish at it, but its surprisingly easy to get "somthing" from it.

Remember, this is a 101. Its not got the same amount of space as other trucks, but i reckon the mini shower room is just about do-able.

'Window' to the cab will be a metal roller shutter thing (if i can find one). Small 'step' is a cover for the gear box (no option of it not being there).

Needs more storage though - will have to measure up for high level storage around the bed.
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Re: Using CAD for planning?

Postby Grommet1 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:31 pm

I didn't use any software. I used the measurements I had for a limited space I had where I could fit it.
Here's what I did. It's not fancy but simple and was pretty cheap to do.

https://www.russianmilitarytrucks.com/p ... =10&t=7739

The limit was the space for a shower base. I got a 58cm square base for motorhomes off ebay and two sides are curtain and the other t sides are lino lined plywood. The porta potti sits in it when not in use as a shower and the shower curtain has hooks to give extra room for sitting on the loo. It works well for me in a tight space in the corner.

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Re: Using CAD for planning?

Postby jonbull » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:33 am

julianf wrote:I have a 101 fc, so smaller than most on here, i suspect.



Stretch the chassis by 30", stick a longer (RangeRover) bell housing on it. You will need to extend the gear change linkage... This helps enormously with prop-shaft angles and space in the back, improves the choppiness of the ride and doesn't have much of an effect on its general off-road performance......it's what I did... :D

I love 101s....

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Re: Using CAD for planning?

Postby julianf » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:37 am

My 101 will become £250 / yr cheaper next year, so I'm loath to mess with the chassis.

Besides, i think i can do what i want as-is.

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Re: Using CAD for planning?

Postby jonbull » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:39 pm

julianf wrote:My 101 will become £250 / yr cheaper next year, so I'm loath to mess with the chassis.

Besides, i think i can do what i want as-is.



Are you sure....? :D (gratuitous photo of 131" with 4.6 JE motor in it)...
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