Mitsubishi L400 Delica 4x4 Campervan/Overlander
I've spent the past year and a half slowly getting my truck the way I want it for festivals, camping, greenlaning, and off-roading . My Delica is my everyday drive. It started out as a stock Mitsubishi Delica L400 Exceed...
I wanted to fit a set of KL71 tyres (30 9.5 R15) these are the biggest you can fit on a Delica without cutting/hammering the arches, however they were out of stock for six weeks.
While I was waiting for the tyres to be in-stock I started my camper conversion.
I built a cupboard unit with a 2 ring hob, grill and sink, most parts were re-cycled or re-used like the slide off computer sides which made up the cooker hood, the rear heat shield is an old metal flip chard board from work which was to be thrown out, the wood for the unit itself was end of line and was cheap as chips, the cooker and sink from ebay which needed re-plumbing slightly and a new regulator, I fitted the tap to a pump up pressure bottle like the ones gardeners spray their weeds with, which is ideal it gives up to 6 litres of water, and once pumped up stays pressurised till it's either used up or de-pressurised, I also have a 25ltr container for storing more water, but tend to just keep a few 2ltr bottles of cheap Tesco bottled water handy which stays fresh for longer if unopened.
I also built a basic fold out table which folds up between the 2 of the rear seats.
The bed was easy as the seats fold to form a bed, it has fluorescent light, night light and best part the crystalite glass roof sections which are great when it's a nice clear sky at night.
It's now registered as a motor-caravan, and insured as such, bonus being the insurance is half the price of what it would be if it was insured as a car.
I then fitted her new tyres, and within a couple of months we get loads of snow, great timing!!! They were fantastic in the snow and I had great fun pulling people out of it...
My next job was a snorkel which I followed instructions from a kind member on mdocuk (Mitsubishi Delica Owners Club), he had modified a Land Rover Defender snorkel, and posted a fantastic set of instructions on how he did it, which I followed for my truck.
I bought a safari roof rack and spot lights off a local Delica owner and ended up fitting a snorkel to his Delica for him a couple of days later.
I have a 6 man tent that fits against the back or the side door but am planning on making an awning myself to fit all the way round two sides, from side door to far end of the rear door.
I fitted a CB radio for greenlaning and off-roading. This I got from a local car boot sale, for £5 and a magmount Ariel for £2.
My next job was to re-condition my wheels as they were looking bad and needed some TLC.
I then fitted curtains, made from man-made silk, which block out the light really well.
I have just fitted two parking poles and am going to fit LED's to these.