Field testing Mk2 in Western Australia. Mk2 has glass fibre sides and top, also a roof hatch and improved insulation built in to the ceiling.
making coffee somewhere on the East coast
First prototype of Mk1 ready to go. Note the fridge on the left, which slides out.
fitting the floor to the chassis
Skeleton comes together. Full build takes about 16-20 person hours and only tool required is a power drill.
Kitchen module under construction. This can be replaced with a different module (eg. something optimised for hunting or fishing)
skeleton for the tailgate plug
MDF skin fitted
gel coat for plug is now complete
tailgate glass fibre mould upside down
Kitchen module (its removable). Note the all important wine rack. The drawers have a rail to prevent them shaking out. To open the drawer you have to lift first. At the bottom left there is a slide out tray for the fridge or insulated cooler.
Mark 1 has aluminium side plates.
Inside view of prototype 1. Excuse the mess..
Lightweight aluminium spars hold the roof on. The ceiling is 3mm white MDF which jams into slots at front and back.
Complete 3D Rhino model of every part
some construction detail is visible here
Options exist for printing vinyl decals to personalise the sides. Zebra patterns shown.
Mk4 would include a solar panel integrated into the tailgate.
Design for future glass fibre tailgate lining. This integrates the tail lights, bar lock, hinge anchor points, solar panel mounting and stiffeners into a single part.