S75 Overland Truck Build

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby DaveS » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:39 pm

Coming together nicely. Be interested to see the finished product :-)

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby ralph » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:34 am

I was at home for a couple of weeks over the Christmas period so in between the turkey and christmas pudding I manged to get started on the inerior. Its all lightweight ply but the table top and kitchen unit top are oak.
I can finally see what i have been drawing on scraps of paper for the last 3 years!! Not as cramped as I thought it might be the light from the windows really helps.
I am now overseas again until just before Easter so no more progress until then.
Plan is to get the inside complete enough to enable me to take some photos for DVLA to change the use to a motorhome and then I will be concentrating on the mechanicals again. Still needs a lot of work -I have the full cab to fit out including the instrument cluster, all driving lights to fit and wire up, have to fabricate and fit a front bumper and some electrics to sort out.
Hoping for a trail run by late summer (summer ends in december right???)
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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:42 am

Looking very good, you're cracking on!
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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby sparks101 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:59 pm

Looking great, glad you didn't waste time on drinking and relaxing over Xmas :D :D

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby ralph » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:21 pm

I am back in the UK and have started working on the build again, plumbing is almost complete and the electrics are getting there, waiting for a sunny day so i can fit the solar panels.
I am struggling to find some folding access steps or some plans so I can get some aluminium ones made. What are you using and where did you get them?
Am off to Bad Kissengen next week to hopefully find some motivation to get a move on with the build and maybe some steps !

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:43 am

Ralph, check David Deere's build videos (spudboy on u tube) he has detailed building little jumbo copies :D. If you see us at BK, say hello.
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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby crinklystarfish » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 am

General design tips appear in the book.

I'm also slowly building a tips blog and there's a relevant post on ladders here.

WHB have a good range of ladders that are good to go or that can be used as a base for custom installation.

Also, it's a good opportunity to think about multifunctionality...
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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby christyler » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:58 pm

Ivan C,

why don't you just put a link up. searching you tube for "spudboy" yields a load of music videos.
searching for David Deere is just as useless.

ten mins of my life i will never get back !!

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 am

Chris, I didn't link because I wouldn't know how.
If you search u tube for "spudboy expedition truck steps" it's the first result.
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Edit :- the link to the detailed plans is in the comments.

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby crinklystarfish » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:23 am

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uH3tmdoRZM
Instructions: http://daviddeere.net.au/dnnd2/en-us/Bl ... ing-Stairs

Nice if you're settled for a while on flat ground in a known-secure location (eg campsites, showgrounds or your driveway at home).

Arguably of limited function for stopovers away from sanitised surroundings.

FWIW, at almost every overnighting spot we've stayed, or longer break during the day we've taken, designs like this would have been more of a liability than truly practical.

As usual, much depends on how you'll be using your vehicle...


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