After building on our expedition truck for 1.5 years, how does its exterior look like?
Last month we had the driver’s cab restored in Romania. Although we ran into some issues with the timeline and some mistakes – which were fixed afterwards, we were very impressed with the end result. Especially since stripping down the cab revealed some unexpected rust issues. And did you even notice our 2 rear-side windows are gone? They did a great job closing those up*.
*Note: Behind the seats we will install cabinets, thus there was no point of leaving those windows in. They can only break.
The roof rack we brought with from Germany. Since we did not have time drilling the holes in the driver’s cab before restoration, we had to do it afterwards. We absolutely do not recommend it this way, especially without the proper tools and the manpower. This is not a fun job at all, but with sore muscles and a few new scratches as a result, we did manage to get the roof rack on there. (Thank you Elmer for the hard work!)
We also added a few more holes on the side of the living unit. We added a water filling cap and the outdoor shower.
Or did Elmer connect something else than water to it?
And on the chassis the original 30-year-old diesel tank was ready to be replaced. So we drove the Steyr once more inside a repair shop and had a new 300 liter tank installed. While waiting the old boss kept us entertained with his German songs, his travel stories in China and the stories about how he built his entire repair shop from truck chassis beams. What a fascinating character! It was definitely a kind of repair shop where they still know their way around any type of truck.
And what do you think of the new look?