Mobile Devices: Lite Theme CitroŽn: CitroŽn Trader | Saxo Trader | C2 Trader Peugeot: Peugeot Trader | 106 Trader Enthusiast: Saxperience


Go Back   Saxperience - Citroen Saxo Forum > Citroen Saxo Related Forums > Your Saxo Photos / Videos / Progress Reports > Non Saxo Photos / Videos / Progress Reports

Non Saxo Photos / Videos / Progress Reports Please share photos/videos of your non saxo in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3rd April 2011, 15:32   #1
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default My L400 Delica 4x4 Campervan/Overlander

Thought I'd copy and paste this from another forum, to this one. I know most people think it's a big ugly people carrier, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it may interest one or two of you...
I've spent the past year slowly getting my truck ready for festivals, camping, and greenlaning this summer. My Delica is my everyday drive which I've had for nearly a year now, it started out as a stock Mitsubishi Delica L400 Exceed...



As you can see she was desperate for new wellies, 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 cupoard unit with a 2 ring hob, grill and sink, as you can tell 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 replumbing 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 tescos 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 flourescent 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,



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...



Here's a little video of me pulling a BMW up a hill as everyone was stuck behind him:

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've just 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 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'm going to extend the wheel arches a little, plus a few more little jobs. So far my Delica has been pretty much faultless, there have been a couple of small issues like the pressure release valve for the turbo getting stuck and blowing at about 2000rpm, but with all the guides on the owners club site these were easy fixes. I'm servicing her every 4000km, and plan on re-waxoiling the bottom at the end of the summer, and I have a few bushes and gaiters to replace aswell. I want to keep it in good condition but at the same time use it for what it was designed for. Roll on summer!!!
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2011, 12:41   #2
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

CB radio now fitted with magmount ariel.
Just reconditioned the wheels, looking loads better...

__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2011, 12:54   #3
TomT
Saxperience Post Whore
West Midlands Region Member
 
TomT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 7,489
Car(s): Bora.
iTrader Score: 1 (100%)
Default

Looks mental lol, I'd have one of these tbh. I like it
TomT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2011, 14:48   #4
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TomHannah View Post
Looks mental lol, I'd have one of these tbh. I like it
Cheers!!! I do love her! It's the best vehicle I've had yet! For a 16 year old truck she's doing good!!
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2011, 10:14   #5
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

I got round to fitting my curtains at the weekend. They make a great difference. They are man made silk so block out loads of the light, and look rather posh too!!!



I've also added a parking pole, I'm going to put one on the other side aswell...


The top has an orange LED which comes on with the side lights..
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2011, 10:31   #6
john-paul
Frequent Poster
Track / Motorsport Prep
 
john-paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: hetton/sunderland
Posts: 658
Car(s): 250 BHP jp4 vts
Default

seen this at matalan at weston way few weeks ago..looks good.. first think i thought was, thats not getting stuck anywhere lol.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by luthor1 View Post
You got over 200bhp, of course you need a new clutch, it will slip like a b***h
john-paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2011, 16:16   #7
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by john-paul View Post
seen this at matalan at weston way few weeks ago..looks good.. first think i thought was, thats not getting stuck anywhere lol.
Cheers!!! Yeah I'll probably have been taking my son to the pet shop there.
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2011, 16:10   #8
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Well, a small update to add that she has just passed her first MOT in my ownership, got an advisory for a deteriorating steering rack gaiter, and had to give her an italian tune-up prior to smoke test but she then sailed through that aswell. Last year she just scraped smoke test at 2.65 1/m this year she got a healthy 0.65 1/m. That's now 1 year repair free motoring for the first time in about 15 years!!!!
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2011, 16:16   #9
Dano
Saxperience Forum Bum
South Wales Region Member
 
Dano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Pembrokeshire
Posts: 3,912
Car(s): RB182FF
iTrader Score: 10 (100%)
Default

That thing is a beast!

theres one on my road, but doesnt have all the fancy add-ons like yours.. oh and it has stupid mirror style window tints

Love Yours.. proper tonka truck for grown ups
Dano is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dano For This Useful Post:
Old 1st June 2011, 17:46   #10
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Thanks!! Yeah that's how mine began, there is still a lot I want to do to her, but she's getting there. Yeah the mirror tints are a bit much on the green L400 they don't look too bad on the silver ones, I have done my back window mirror so it acts like a downward periscope with the reversing mirror.
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2011, 14:15   #11
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Centre caps finished with domed reflective yellow inserts:



__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th June 2011, 21:53   #12
Salem
L-plater
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sant Boi de Llobregat (Spain)
Posts: 61
Car(s): Saxo 1.5D
Default

Good machine!
Salem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th June 2011, 22:08   #13
Pricklep
Saxperience Hardcore!
North East Region Member
 
Prickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Peterlee
Posts: 30,717
Car(s): Saxo 1.1i Micra 1.0 16v Saxo VTS
iTrader Score: 2 (100%)
Default

Looks good, minus all the stickers..
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffchiz View Post
lol because you are a brand fag
Prickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th June 2011, 16:54   #14
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John_G View Post
Looks good, minus all the stickers..
Cheers!! But it'll be getting a lot more stickers!!! Full side decals soon of my own design. It needs them to hide all the car park door dings, until I can afford to give it a full respray. That's next summers jobs body work and paint work. Waxoiling underside next month, mmm, nice job!!! NOT!!
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th September 2011, 00:19   #15
LSOfreak
Saxperience Addict
 
LSOfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: west london
Posts: 13,761
iTrader Score: 8 (100%)
Default

i love tbh ... different
__________________
http://www.saxperience.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=210405 - Static Mean Mk1
http://www.saxperience.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=451340 - Juiced Clean Mk2
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmythechef View Post
Best mk1 on this site IMO.
LSOfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to LSOfreak For This Useful Post:
Old 15th September 2011, 15:16   #16
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Thanks, she is a very 'Marmite' car.
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th September 2011, 18:13   #17
corey-b
Infrequent Poster
 
corey-b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gateshead
Posts: 136
Car(s): 16v'd Black n Orange Furio :p
Default

MUD SLUT!! HITTING EVERY HOLE!! u got that sticker? if not.. u need it lol
corey-b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th September 2011, 20:56   #18
mechsman
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bristol
Posts: 887
Car(s): Saxo 1.4i SX 3dr, 106 (engine swap under way), p
Default

This beast looks great! . Am I right in thinking these are essentially the mitsubishi shogun lwb chassis and running gear with a different body? What's it like off-road with those approach and departure angles?
mechsman is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mechsman For This Useful Post:
Old 7th October 2011, 11:04   #19
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mechsman View Post
This beast looks great! . Am I right in thinking these are essentially the mitsubishi shogun lwb chassis and running gear with a different body? What's it like off-road with those approach and departure angles?
Thanks!!

Nearly, they run on the same super-select gears, same 2.8td enigine (4m40), but they have a monocoque body/chasis.

It's great off road, will follow a Disco anywhere.

I've caught the tow bar a few times on really steep climbs, but there's still a lot of room there. I don't try anything too damaging as she is still my daily drive.
__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2011, 12:41   #20
Lionsden
Frequent Poster
North East Region Member
 
Lionsden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jarra/Boldon
Posts: 614
Car(s): Had Saxo VTR Mk1 Now Mitsubishi Delica
Default

Last weekend I managed to paint my parking poles, just to fit a few LED's now....





__________________


See my progress on my Mitsubishi Delica, Space Gear, Exceed 4x4 Overlander/Campervan

Last edited by Lionsden; 10th January 2012 at 11:27.
Lionsden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:22.