Rear bodywork now on

On Saturday, I took the roof and upper sides off the extra parts donor vehicle, and used the brackets from it to bolt the upper rear sides I bought separately on eBay into place. (These upper rear sides have the full-size sliding windows; my original ones have smaller, fixed, windows, and will be fitted further forward.) Then I split the roof of the extra parts vehicle, and bolted the rear part of it into place at the back.

The upper rear sides, rear roof, and back door added

The upper rear sides, rear roof, and back door added

(The long diagonally-positioned object is the back of the flourescent mains light that is illuminating the rear of the vehicle.)

The next main stage is to remove the second row doors from the spare parts vehicle, along with the door pillars, and graft them into their new place. The doors’ frames will need a bit of patching up, too, as they’re quite rusty.

Other tasks to do soon are tapping the holes in the galvanized frame for the middle seat base, and re-attaching its treadplate skin; and fitting the brackets for the side steps.



  1. Posted 2012/11/26 at 7:49 PM | Permalink

    What is the history with the 6 wheeler? Are you intending to go on an expedition or do you just have a very large family? 😉 You’d have fun trying to park that in our local Tesco as even a 109″ isn’t easy to park there…..

    I can’t wait to see this finished now.

    I thought I had problems trying to work out how to fit two forward facing seats in the rear of our 109″ pickup (over the arches with some space in between) but that pales into insignificance in comparison to your task there. Very impressive indeed 🙂

  2. Posted 2012/12/02 at 5:43 PM | Permalink

    Originally, I thought of it when I was trying to hang on to an academic career, and expecting to have to move every couple of years from university to university. Now I’m settled back in industry, but the idea had already caught hold of me. The plan went from 150 inches to 170 inches with the idea of making it a plug-in hybrid later, to make more room for traction batteries packed around the chassis.


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