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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 27 Apr 2020 6:41 +0000

Cheers Myralga

I looked at lots of tanks and planned this out (ie procrastinated) for a long time, to get to the point where I’m making it up as I go.
This tank is probably still the best shape to fit in the space available (other than custom), and $60 is hard the beat.




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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 27 Apr 2020 6:50 +0000

Isolation is good for having some extra time, but the heavy lifting gets a bit complicated. Managed to get the canopy off and tray flipped solo. Image

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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 27 Apr 2020 7:03 +0000

Cut the tray for battery access and mocked up the drawer.
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General layout. Battery box and water tank are fixed. Drawer floor is Ali security mesh, shovel, treds and tent poles(1 in the picture, holds 6) with the drawer.
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If this photo is confusing, the upturned tray is being used as a bench, flip the tray round other way up and sit on top of the rest here.1m drawer runners will extend the drawer to the back of the mesh.
Bit of spare room for light stuff, maybe hoses.


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Re: Critter350

Postby NZMarkb on Tue, 28 Apr 2020 2:19 +0000

Looking good mate
I know what you mean about the heavy lifts, just fitted a winch & Bullbar on my 200 :lol: :lol:
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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:56 +0000

Calling practical completion of this lock down project. Few tidy up jobs to go but there’s always something to do.
The original scope was to add a water tank. The drawer and battery box were scope creep, and messed with the original water tank location.
So to recap I replaced the original 100mm Z purlin sitting on 40mm unistrut ‘lattice structure’ with 150mm Z purlin rails, for an overall 10mm increase in height.
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Battery box is framed in with more Z purlin.
Battery box itself is 1.6mm Ali, cut out with a jigsaw and bent up with an old bed frame and g clamps. Image
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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:03 +0000

Battery box is finished with 12mm marine ply base, reinforced for the 8mm ss threaded rod hold downs
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reinforced pump mounts
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access for wiring and plumbing
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Postby Critter350 on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:13 +0000

Cut a hole in the tray for access just behind the head board, and made a drop in cover out of the material that was removed.
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Water tank bracket is out of steel flatbar, fixed with rivnuts at the front and longer bolts at the spare lifter at the back.
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It’s a little left of centre but not so bad. There’s a bit of Lino off cut as padding between the tank and frame, and ss threaded rod to clamp it together.


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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:21 +0000

Repipe the fuel filler- as you’d expect Toyota uses a proprietary size filler hose that no one else carries, but the genuine was $65 which is not quite as bad as it could have been. Fills better than it ever has now.
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Before and after the ranex + chassis black.
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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:39 +0000

Water tank plumbing uses John Guest push fittings with retaining clips and collets.

Twin taps- the lower is gravity fed, the other is pressure. Our camp wash up bowl and cray cooker pot sit on the step for filling without having to hold.
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There’s also a valve at the tank, when that is closed the pump will draw through the lower tap from a head height of 8’ (according to pump manufacturer), for filling from fresh water stream, low level tank, or pre-warmed water in the big pot for a warm shower.
The orange click on fittings are blocked with hot glue, just to keep crud out of the taps.

Filler has a click on fitting too, with the female part mounted to pack rack to retain it, shown disconnected here.
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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:50 +0000

The drawer is 3mm Ali frame. Fortunately I found a good guy that let me use his guilotine and bender. I had 1m drawer slides already so wanted to make use of them. Base is a recycled security door. Handle is a ‘whale tail’ 3 point compression type.
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The pole holder on passenger side was one of several ‘whoops’, did not allow for the larger top lip on the front of the drawer, so cut the back off and extended.
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The plastic tube holds shovel and rake handles.

Catch plate for the whale tail, good thing I’m not charging by the hour eh.
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Re: Critter350

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 1:01 +0000

Few tidy up jobs getting it back together. Bit of mould inside the canopy that cleaned up easy enough
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Rubber seal around the rear canopy glass was push in, so removed the glass and reseated.
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High mount stoplight red diffuser had melted, so replaced the G4 halogen with LED’s and cut a new red lense out of acrylic (from jaycar). The acrylic was very clear so crass hatch sanded it to obscure, it was also a bit thick so routered the edges with dremel.
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Rough enough I think
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The bags (picked up for $2 each from landfill recycler) are rubbish on the left, rope on the right. Low value stuff.

Hmm what else...
The number plate lights are ‘glued in’ with high bond silicone.
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Re: Critter350

Postby 1tuff4b on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 6:41 +0000

Nice one bud. Very purposeful ass end :)


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