Fuso Technical Drawing
Throughout the build process of this expedition camper my plan is to document as much as I can about how and why I have done things. I have started with how we chose a suitable vehicle and I will continue from there. My intent is to add new articles and updates whenever possible. Some of the articles may not be directly related to building the camper body, or fitting it out, but all articles in this area are associated with the project in some way.

Hopefully some of this information will be of interest to others...

Upgrading the Truck Mirrors

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 by Owen

Ever since I got my truck I have never really liked the factory mirrors that it came with. In the USA the equivalent Fuso model to mine, the FG140, comes with split mirrors as standard equipment (flat mirror on top and a convex spotter mirror at the bottom), but here in Australia the only option we get is a single, slightly convex mirror, which is a real pain, especially at night when trying to judge distances.

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Radiator Splash Guard

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by Owen

The radiator on my Canter is located about 600mm behind the front grille, so airflow is somewhat restricted with this type of setup.  To allow the radiator to work at peak efficiency, it must be kept clean. In a vehicle that spends the majority of its life on the tarmac, keeping the radiator clean may not be a challenge, however, if the vehicle is going to be used off road, as mine will be, then protecting the radiator from damage, mud or debris becomes quite important.

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Building a Camper Body – Intro

Posted on May 1st, 2017 by Owen

It’s been a very long time coming, but finally I am at the point in this project when I get to build the camper body.
After the test resin infusion went reasonably well I started work on the actual mould for the floor and step well.
Before getting into the details of the mould building and infusion processes, I should probably outline the type of camper body I intend to build.

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