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 Living on the Road :: Wothahellizat Mk2 :: Construction Diaries

This is the story of the building of Wothahellizat Mk2, our second motorhome.

This diary took over from the GRAYnomad Chronicles for the duration of the Wothahellizat Mk2 project, ie 1 Apr 2007 — 8 Nov 2008

NOTE: These diaries have been translated into French by Philippe and Sandrine (www.sanphil.fr). Links to the PDF files appear below.

French introduction (2.4Mb)

 

Diary #22
  • Finishing touches

Finitions. (1.2Mb)

 

Diary #21
  • More internal fitout.

Toujours l’amenagement interieur. (2.4Mb)

 

Diary #20
  • Internal fitout.

Amenagement interieur. (1.5Mb)

 

Diary #19
  • We do the cladding and move into the truck

Bardage du camion et premiere installation dans les lieux. (525kb)

 

Diary #18
  • Wood storage. Heater installation. Aerials. Adding two more batteries.

Stockage du bois. Antennes. Ajout de deux batteries. (915kb)

 

Diary #17
  • Painting the roof. Mounting the solar panels. Ladder storage. Tool rack.

Peinture du toit. installation des panneaux solaires. Rangement de l’echelle et de l’outillage. (900kb)

 

Diary #16
  • Working on the electricals. Rainwater collection.

Equipement electrique captage d’eaux pluviales. (1.1Mb)

 

Diary #15
  • Kitchen storage, erecting an awning over the shed's wash bay, cab/body access door, beer storage, air conditioner ducting.

Rangement dans la cuisine. porte de communication cabine/cellule, cave a biere, climatisation. (1.1Mb)

 

Diary #14

  • Modifying the Trace inverter. Shunts. Temporary wiring. Generator catches on fire.

Modification de l’onduleur trace. les shunts. cablage provisoire. incendie du groupe electrogene. (748kb)

 

Diary #13

  • Bedroom roof hatch, motorbike storage.

Trappes du toit de la chambre, garage moto. (652kb)

 

Diary #12
  • Spray painting the cab. I start on the utilities area. More work on the shutters.

Peinture de la cabine. debut de la zone de stockage. les volets. (1Mb)

 

Diary #11
  • We have a front door. The body comes off for the last time.

Porte d’entree, derniere depose de la cellule (497kb)

 

Diary #10
  • Fixing bent frame, shutter drains, bedroom floor, we can the poptop, hanging some of the shutters.

Reparation de la cellule tordue, drain des volets, sol de la chambre, mise en place du toit ouvrant et de quelques volets. (758kb)

 

Diary #09
  • Generator handle, bin latches and locking mechanism, sheeting the floor, installing the toilet, shower base.

Poignee du compresseur, fermeture et verrouillage des coffres, plaquage du sol, installation des toilettes, bac a douche. (484kb)

 

Diary #08
  • Toolboxes, compressor storage, workbench, oxy/acetylene storage.

Caisse a outils, rangement compresseur et oxy/acetylene, etabli. (1.1Mb)

 

Diary #07
  • More body bracing, the floor goes down, bin door latches, weighing the truck.

Toujours de la soudure sur la cellule, descente sur le sol, verrous des coffres, pesage du camion. (756kb)

 

Diary #06
  • The body and shockie mounts.

La cellule et les fixations d’amortisseurs. (1.3Mb)

 

Diary #05
  • I return to working on the truck side of things, starting with the spare wheel lifter.

Travaux divers sur le camion et construction du dispositif de levage de la roue de secours. (425kb)

 

Diary #04
  • The shutter design, bedroom construction, the old body gets a new home. Building the poptop .

Conception des volets, construction de la chambre et du toit ouvrant. (800kb)

 

Diary #03
  • Building the spare wheel carrier. Fitting the winch sheave block. Legs to lift the body on/off the chassis.

Support roue de secours. bloc de poulies du treuil. jambes de levage cellule pour montage/demontage. (700kb)


Diary #02
  • Building the frame, the chassis gets shortened, moving the brake boosters, putting the fuel tanks back on.

Construction de la Structure. raccourcissement du chassis deplacement de l’assistance de freinage, montage des reservoirs. (1.2Mb)

 

Diary #01 

  • The project begins, we start demolishing Wothahellizat.

Debut du projet, nous commençons la destruction de wothahellizat. (1Mb)

 

 

Index

Aerials

Air Conditioning

Air lines

  • Consolidating T and L fittings with a block (Diary #08)

Batteries

Bearings, using for runners

Bedroom

Bicycles

Bins

Body, old one

Body, new one

Body, framework

Bolts

Brakes

Cab

Chassis

Compressor

Computer

Corrosion

Cladding

Deck

Electrical

Electrolysis

Fans

Floor

Fire extinguishers

Fitout

Fuel

Gas

Generator

Gluing

Gussets

Heater

Handles

Hatch

Hinges

Insulation

  • Adding to wall panels before gluing (Diary #19)

Kitchen

Latches

Laundry

Lighting

Legs

Lounge room

Motorbike

Mounts

Office

Painting

Plumbing

Poptop

Pressurising

Recovery points/gear

Roof

Scout vehicle

  • Gavin & Tracy's Mini Moke in the back of their bus (Diary #13)
  • Hoist for lifting motorbike (Diary #13)

Sheet metal folding

Shock absorbers

Shower

Shutters

Solar power

Spare wheel

Steps

Storage

Tanks

Tips

Toilet

Toolboxes

TV

Utilities area

Washing

Weight

Wheelbase

Winch

Windscreen

Workbench

  • Storage compartment door as bench (Diary #08)

 

 

 

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