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My new overland project

Olazz Sep 6, 2017

  1. Olazz

    Olazz Well-Known Member I am in zimbabwe

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    Yep, and as I have to go freight, I'm going prepared to fend off illegals, trying to clamber into the truck. Should be fun!!
     
  2. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member Supporter I am in ireland

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    That is an epic machine.. to have the clearance, size and capabilities of the truck, with the performance to go with it... wow!! Yeah running costs are probably similar to the space shuttle, but without fellas like you doing this, fellas like me have nothing to drool over! Have though of doing a bus/camper conversion as I have the license, but that is unreal. Saw a similar machine in the Nurburgring museum earlier in the year.. Best of good luck with it, I'll certainly be reading!
     
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  3. Dave_S

    Dave_S Well-Known Member

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    You need to get yourself on theoverlander.org - the guys on there do all of this stuff - insurance, conversions, etc, etc...
     
  4. Olazz

    Olazz Well-Known Member I am in zimbabwe

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    Thanks Dave, am on that forum. Some very helpful and knowledgable individuals on there. It's a small group so limited and slow traffic.
     
  5. Dave_S

    Dave_S Well-Known Member

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    True. Some of the guys are happy to engage off line though - very helpful if you have specific questions :)
     
  6. Olazz

    Olazz Well-Known Member I am in zimbabwe

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    COLOUR CHOICE HELP:

    Guys I need some ideas on colour choice for the truck. I don't want it to remain Silver:
    What I don't want:

    Military green (obvious reason)
    Camo anything
    Zebra stripes

    I'm looking for suggestions on what you think would be a good/suitable colour for this project.

    Some kind of 50's/60's retro colour...?
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Well white is an obvious choice to keep it cooler. Incredible how my white trailer stays so much cooler inside. The nose box is black and you can cook pizzas in it.
     
  8. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Why not silver?


    If another colour I would go white or a nice light blue.
     
  9. Dave_S

    Dave_S Well-Known Member

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    I like the colour Adventure Trucks do all their rigs...
     
  10. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    A nice duck-egg type blue, or a nice beige.

    I like Bedouin (Leyland), Carribean Turqouise (F0rd) or Pompadour Blue (Ford) from the cards below.

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  11. Dave_S

    Dave_S Well-Known Member

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    Bedouin is pretty close to what I was meaning. Doesn't seem to show up the knocks and general crud either... :)
     
  12. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Looks nice on a car. Would look great on a truck with black decals/features.

    1971_MG_MGB_Bedouin_Beige_Michel_F_Soucisse_003.jpg
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  13. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Guru I am in uk

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    I rather like the broadcast vehicle trucks, usually Mercs in a metallic silver grey.
    A bit like this (non Merc) bus turned RV…
     
  14. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Guru I am in uk

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    Doesn't Bedouin come a little close to desert camo though? Ok, I know, my bus comes close to silver…fair point!

    :)
     
  15. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    What's 'that' gold colour called ........
     
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  16. Olazz

    Olazz Well-Known Member I am in zimbabwe

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    Animal, that's a great help :thumbup::thumbup:... I like Bedouin too but may be too light on big truck. The Antelope is a good colour so is Sandy beige, El Paso beige, Healey Blue, Mist Grey...:think::think::think::think::think::think:

    I think white would make it look too much like a DPD delivery truck.
    Silver is too bland, and "THAT" gold is already reserved.
     
  17. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Well you have to decide on looks v function. What colour would you like it to be? That might be different in relation to what colour should it be. It should be white. I didn't say it would look nice in white. Personally I like that sort of mushroom compost colour. With black decals. You could cover the whole thing in solar panels then it could basically be black. OK so I figure darker colours look better but you'd better get some decent thermal barrier in there.
     
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    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    I’d go with gunmetal grey, but again thermal insulation would be an issue, which it will be with any colour IMO
     
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    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    I like zebra stripes - reminds me of watching daktari a while ago!
     
  20. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Not sure what you'd call this colour, but it seems nice.
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