There are many different builds or expedition/overland trucks that have been built, are being built, or are currently being dreamed about. What’s really exciting about building your own vehicle is that you can customise it to be exactly what you want, budget permitting of course.
Different owners require different specs. Some would prefer a lighter build, others don’t require major off road capability, others need to be able to endure difficult terrain or extreme weather. For us, we need something capable of dealing with wet muddy dirt roads with significant holes, furrows, and corrugations.
By pure serendipity I came across an engineer/fabricator called Jonathan who owns exactly the same vehicle. He is passionate about his craft, and it didn’t take long until we started exchanging new ideas on the perfect expedition truck for us.
Engineering jobs we are now planning are as follow;
- Chassis extension
- Chassis flex rocker mounting system and subframe
- Subframe locking system
- Expedition roof rack
- Skirt lockers
- Removable side rails
- Motorcycle carrier
- Winch bumper and roo bars
This is unlikely to be where the list ends, but is a significant starting list. I’m hoping to get our truck across to Jonathan as soon as possible but before I do we need to get her registered and through a mechanical inspection.
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Best wishes … Shaun & Rachelle