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Old 05-29-2023, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default G'day All. Bought a moving truck

Bought at Easter, made a start. Got insulation and electrics with solar in thus far. It's currently in the shop getting some mechanical stuff taken care of before I can register it in my name, then it's go go go on the floor and interior.

I'm SO glad to have found a forum specific to truck conversions!
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Old 06-01-2023, 04:41 PM   #2
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Nice!! Keep the posts coming!!
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Old 06-05-2023, 07:48 AM   #3
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It's been at the shop for over a week!! I'm itching to build!!!
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Old 06-07-2023, 04:06 AM   #4
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Still haven't got the Truck back from the mechanic, but here are some cad drawings I've been working on over the last year.

Initially started out as a ford transit van build, had a van on order for over a year, and Ford simply stopped selling transits to Australia. Not a single one.

Flipped the idea to a truck, and 2 weeks later had this one on hold from 3000km away, deposit paid.

Seller was an absolute dude. Really top guy.

I got my truck driving licence two days prior to flying up to queensland to pick the truck up, so quite a lot of things went right in order to make this build a reality.

First two renders are the transit van plan,

last two renders are the plan for the truck. Wish me luck!!!

1600W Solar on the roof - Done
2x 60A Rover MPPTs - Done
1200Ah Lifepo4 - Done
2x 3000W Inverters - Done
1x2000W Inverter Charger - Done
280L Fresh Water - Done

To DO:

The rest, lol.

All items are bought and in stock, It's all to build.

Lift bed via 4x actuators and sync control
recirc shower with electric water heater
gas instand water heater for kitchen
5 burner gas stove
Dishwasher
Microwave / Oven / Air Fryer Combo
Gaming PC with Sim Racing wheel and pedals
Big sound system
65"LCD TV in lounge - Soundbar
8x 4k PoE CCTV wirelessly transmitted to portable tablet - 150m line of sight range
Daewoo 2.5kg Washer Dryer
GenTrax 3.5kv Inverter Generator with remote start for when the solar isn't enough

Big build, all DIY, but I never want to face homelessness again. Australia is 3 years into this housing crisis and I refuse. I just refuse.
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Old 06-08-2023, 08:38 AM   #5
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Gonna be awesome to see being built!
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