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MODIFICATIONS

Peso was pretty awesome already when we picked her up from the port in Long Beach, but considering we are living out of her for a couple of years we made some upgrades.  Making an overland vehicle self-reliant means we will able to live from the van for extended periods of time in remote areas. As such, we need a few things: fresh potable water, hot water, sleeping space, cooking and refrigeration, security, solar power and recovery systems.

Below are the upgrades we have done.  Click on the links for more details of the modification and how we did it.

EXTERIOR

INTERIOR

ENGINE

SUSPENSION

  • Upgrade rotors and add steel braided lines on brakes
  • 1.5" Front lift 
  • Add leaf spring to rear for added weight
  • Replace all shocks
Exhaust System

Exhaust System

What we did: Removed the existing exhaust up to the turbo Increased 2” to 2.5” exhaust pipe Installed MagnaFlow 10416 Exhaust Muffler Shortened the entire system by 5 feet   Why we did it: We knew this modification needed to be done at the beginning of the project for a number of reasons.  First, the […]

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Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Auxiliary Fuel Tank

What we did: Designed the auxiliary fuel tank Constructed a cardboard prototype to fit in place Calculated the volume and made a few adjustments. Nick at Suicide Lane Cycles in SLC, Utah hand cut and welded it together from 1/8″ 6061 aluminum sheets (On a side note: originally we had a plasma cutter lined up, but […]

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Pyrometer

Pyrometer

What we did: Welded a bung (just past the turbo) on the turbine outlet for the thermocouple of the pyrometer Pyrometer by Hewitt Gauges (We are not thrilled with the cosmetic look of the pyrometer, but functions as it should. Hewitt is working with us to match it to the Turbo Boost gauge.) Installed the temperature […]

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Overlanding

Overlanding

What is OVERLANDING? Overland travel, to us, is traveling by our own vehicle across multiple international boundaries with the goal of exploring and getting to know places off the beaten path.   We are modifying a 4×4 van to be as self-reliant as possible. It took us a while to decide on a Mitsubishi Delica […]

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Insulation

Insulation

What we did: Removed all interior panels and cotton insulation. Ceiling: 25% coverage of CLD tiles, 100% coverage with Thinsulate SM600 adhered with 3M90 adhesive spray. Side walls: 25% coverage with CLD tiles (Stinger Brand),  100% coverage with Thinsulate SM600 adhered with 3M90 adhesive spray. Floor: Neoprene strips in between flooring ribs, 1 full sheet […]

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Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires

What we did: Upgraded wheels to 16” Alloy Aluminum Upgraded tires to BFGoodrich KO2’s Trimmed the front wheel wells to fit the tires Why we did it: We wanted to add a little bit of lift all around and we wanted all terrain tires that could be put through the ringer on any road we […]

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