Building modified Everglade in Australia

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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by Andy Garrett » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:49 am

Very cool! You've got me wating one of these!
That way I can tow the camper and boat at the same time!
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:17 am

Andy Garrett wrote:Very cool! You've got me wating one of these!
That way I can tow the camper and boat at the same time!
Thanks Andy , I'm sure I've seen a photo here on the Glen-l forums of someone who has done just that with a Glen-L camper & boat.

Big day tomorrow after 16! months it's coming out of the workshop.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:51 am

Halfway there , now to get it up on the vehicle for the first time.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by slug » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:48 pm

C'mon mate. We're all waiting for the unveiling :o :D :D

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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by mrintense » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:42 am

Looking good Rich. The plating really sets off the white of the cabin. Looking forward to seeing the final mounting.

So what kind of truck is that? I've never seen anything like that although it looks like the El Camino or Ranchero that used to be sold here in the states back in the 70's and 80's.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:13 am

slug wrote:C'mon mate. We're all waiting for the unveiling :o :D :D

Doug

mrintense wrote:Looking good Rich. The plating really sets off the white of the cabin. Looking forward to seeing the final mounting.

So what kind of truck is that? I've never seen anything like that although it looks like the El Camino or Ranchero that used to be sold here in the states back in the 70's and 80's.
Hi Carl & Doug
Me too Doug,thank you Carl I'm very happy with the look too, though, I am in two minds about whether I should paint the internal strips of aluminum white.
I can't wait either, it's turning out to be a real project as the slope is much worse than the photo's make it appear and it's just unsafe to try and mount it where it is.I always knew it would be difficult but some things you just have to tackle head on, on the day.
The guys are coming around tomorrow and the plan is to get it on the driveway pulling it on a sled, which will be some work, and involves removing part of our fence, once on the driveway it will much safer to mount on the ute.Fingers crossed.
The vehicle is an 1993 Ford Longreach utility , a real popular workhorse even today.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:44 am

Two full days work moving it up and down dale , next step up on the ute.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by Andy Garrett » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:29 pm

Question:

How much does that RV weight?

The payload on your 93 Ford Falcon XG (Ute) is 820kg (that's 1808 pounds for us yanks).
You got enough truck mate?
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:09 pm

Andy Garrett wrote:Question:

How much does that RV weight?

The payload on your 93 Ford Falcon XG (Ute) is 820kg (that's 1808 pounds for us yanks).
You got enough truck mate?
:D Andy, you're not the first to ask that , earlier in the thread I went over the figures and yes it will be close .
From memory the full sized Everglade is 1650 Lbs built with 1970's material .To cut a long story short mine is 4 feet shorter 4" lower and 14" narrower & interior design my own etc etc.
We do plan on getting something a little more modern soonish, but yes it's getting on and the suspension is not what it used to be though it handled 3 trips of 500kg of gravel and two burly blokes without issue last week for a total over 300km's.(Joys of living on the edge of the wilderness.)
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:23 pm

It is with great relief I'm happy to report that out of a total of 250mm the vehicle suspension only dropped 50mm , after fitting some leg brackets and the fridge a further 5mm was lost.
The camper must weigh much less than I anticipated and I will get it all on a weigh bridge in time to confirm this,I have arranged to have the suspension checked none the less and made enquirers regards fitting truck tires as well.
The picture below was taken minutes after it was placed on the ute for the first time late in the evening over two weeks ago, I've fitted 3 roof vents, solar wiring cowl and many other items now that it is outside.Grey water tank should be delivered in a day or two then the rear aluminum skirt to be fitted.
Their is still much to do but hopefully not too long now.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by ian bell » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:31 am

Looking good. Hope everything works out with weights
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:48 am

ian bell wrote:Looking good. Hope everything works out with weights
Ian
Thank you Ian, I'm confidant it will. :)
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:56 am

Outside completed, grey water and all plumbing completed , tail lights and skirting completed and now working on lining shower recess. Go to my website for heaps of new images.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by Andy Garrett » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:24 am

Looks awesome! You should be very proud of that! It's great to see some action with the RV plans too.

I still can't get over the fact that your little car-chassis Ute has 570lbs more payload capacity than my full-size, 4x4, crew cab, 5.7L Hemi, Ram pickup. :lol:
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Post by AusDevil » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:41 am

Andy Garrett wrote:Looks awesome! You should be very proud of that! It's great to see some action with the RV plans too.

I still can't get over the fact that your little car-chassis Ute has 570lbs more payload capacity than my full-size, 4x4, crew cab, 5.7L Hemi, Ram pickup. :lol:
Thank you Andy, yup they built them tough in those days.
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