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Let there be light - additional outside headlights Let there be light - additional outside headlights

Let there be light - additional outside headlights

We can claim to have sufficient light sources (both mobile and installed) indoor, but the outside of our vehicle required an update.

On the top of the G On the top of the G

On the top of the G

The remaining area around the centered roof hatch has been used meaningfully with the installation of boxes and solar panels.

Let us cook! Let us cook!

Let us cook!

The cupboard for food and kitchenware was the last piece of furniture we manufactured. Also, the space on the inside of the rear door had been used for a small hanging box.

Big enough - the cupboard Big enough - the cupboard

Big enough - the cupboard

The main cupboard should provide a lot of storage space. At the same time, it shouldn't be a monstrosity that causes claustrophobia when being inside the car.

A piece of furniture for water and electricity A piece of furniture for water and electricity

A piece of furniture for water and electricity

Two elements that typically do not fit together, are unified in one piece of furniture. The cupboard accomodates both, water canisters, as well as various electrical stuff.

3-in-1 bench, bed and storage space 3-in-1 bench, bed and storage space

3-in-1 bench, bed and storage space

The construction of the bench was challenging. Aim was that it consists of a pull-out slatted frame to use as bed and in addition, the bench should provide some storage space.

Straight from scratch -  planning the furniture Straight from scratch -  planning the furniture

Straight from scratch - planning the furniture

The moment we bought the car, we started planning in our minds how the interior should look like. Bringing the plans to paper was then much more difficult.

Keep me warm - the installation of the air heater Keep me warm - the installation of the air heater

Keep me warm - the installation of the air heater

The upcoming installation of the air heater worried us a bit. Wrongly, as we soon found out. The process was smooth and easier than initially thought.

A solid basis - the floor plate A solid basis - the floor plate

A solid basis - the floor plate

A 12 cm thick plate of durable and resistant phenolic plywood serves as floor at the "living area" of our car.

Shade and shelter - the awning Shade and shelter - the awning

Shade and shelter - the awning

The mounting of an awning was unquestionable to us. On sunny days, we escape into its shade; on rainy days, we hide there from the wet.

A tale of two seats A tale of two seats

A tale of two seats

The mission seemed easy, but the execution failed: interchanging driver's and assistant driver's seat.

All good things come from above - a new roof hatch All good things come from above - a new roof hatch

All good things come from above - a new roof hatch

As a preventative measure we replaced the old roof hatch. Nothing worse than a leaking window or one that doesn't open reliably.

Above all - a new roof lining Above all - a new roof lining

Above all - a new roof lining

After removing the original roof lining, we decided to not reassemble it. Instead, we designed and built our own ceiling that is tailored to our requirements.

Sleep well - our slatted frame Sleep well - our slatted frame

Sleep well - our slatted frame

Like in seventh heaven we sleep on our self-made slatted frame.

Cutting and glueing - insulation and paneling Cutting and glueing - insulation and paneling

Cutting and glueing - insulation and paneling

The necessity of insulating the roof and the walls was beyond all question. The insulation material applied on the walls is hidden behind our self-made paneling.

From door to door From door to door

From door to door

We can just guess how many times the car's doors had been opened and closed in the course of its more than 30 years of existence. But it was obvious, that they would require a reconditioning.

All the glamor is gone All the glamor is gone

All the glamor is gone

After a couple of weeks of removing the rust inside and outside, the car looked pitiful. We had no other choice than a new varnish.

We see red - fighting the rust We see red - fighting the rust

We see red - fighting the rust

Rust - our new best enemy caused us a lot of headache and sleepless nights, but we met the challenge.

Everything must go! Everything must go!

Everything must go!

A big clean up was on the agenda. Getting rid of the old interior was liberating, but what surfaced was less pleasant.

Adventuremobile? Found! Adventuremobile? Found!

Adventuremobile? Found!

We found a vehicle for our big journey. Let the adventure begin!

Why a world trip? Why a world trip?

Why a world trip?

Ready to live a life less ordinary.