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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

just wanted to do some documenting on our new rig.
The idea started during our fall break family trip to the Keys! The Vanagon syncro was very packed with 2 babies and a dog. It was constant logistics to move car seats and find a place to lay down. It was awesome trip but still very crowded!

This is where I sketched the rig!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

Cool!

Even thought it's not quite a Vanagon, you might find more of a following/input in the Vanagon forums.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

Agree, moved
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

Moved where?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

I think it was moved to here - the Vanagon forum. Cool!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

Can we gets some pics please?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:16 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

I thought this is the Vanagon forum. Iím so confused; My little head is spinning.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

A build thread with no pics? Very Happy

Waiting anxiously, I'm looking forward to see your results!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

I updloaded a few pics for the story starter. But here it is! Just arrived from the Swiss Alps! This vehicle was a ski resort piping repair rig. The super well done box in the back was actually put together by a branch of the Bugatti builders carrosserie GANGLOFF (look it up on Wikipedia). I lucked out and bought this rig for $3500 off the local French craigslist.!! Wink)

The rig is1989 LT45 4x4 DOKA loaded of options such as air ride driver seat, sliding windows, triangle swivel windows.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

I also lucked out on a 1 owner CAYO 11 aluminum camper from 1971! I found that locally sitting behind a rich family house and grabbed it for $4500. Super stocked. Now I have the main elements to build my dream rig. Here they are sitting next to each other's!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

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I think it was moved to here - the Vanagon forum. Cool!

My Q is the one about the tougher move: is it still sitting in France, or has it been moved to TN?- does "Just arrived from the Swiss Alps" mean it has crossed the ocean already? And what does/did it add to your $3500 to ship?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

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I think it was moved to here - the Vanagon forum. Cool!

My Q is the one about the tougher move: is it still sitting in France, or has it been moved to TN?- does "Just arrived from the Swiss Alps" mean it has crossed the ocean already? And what does/did it add to your $3500 to ship?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

I can't believe you found an Airstream pick-up camper, let alone in your own area! And lucky you, you got paid to have a practice run on putting the CR diesel in an LT-ha!

I'd say good, luck-but I think you already have it!
Looking forward to following along.

I'm well ware of the shifting gear when the family is in the rig. When I'm alone, I almost feel silly have the entire Vanagon to myself, although with my Weekender model, I love lounging on the "couch". I'd say for a single person, even a couple, a tin-top would be absolutely fine.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

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This is going to be good! Applause
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

looking like a fun project.... I have a friend with similar idea but can't find a good LT.... so he ended up with a Fuso and still looking for a camper...

good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

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The plan!
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I love how the plan includes (1) a mellow, stoic and satisfied driver, (2) a happily excited fun loving co-pilot with hair in the breeze, and (3) an even happier loyal canine!

I suppose the rig is ok too. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

Ok, looks pretty nice even in it's stock doka shape Cool

Which engine is now installed, the 2.4l 95hp Diesel inline 6?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

So the rig already came with some good bones and material. I really love the quality of the storage boxes down low and these drop gates in the middle. So I'll keep all these for now it will make for some huge storage on the side of camper.

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First step the whole inside of that truck had to be emptied this invovled about 500 rivets to be drilled with my buddy @Greg.mills we had some fun!

Then I put the roof section on the lift and separated the upper section by cutting all the beams.

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After being loose I raised the lift to separate and drove out!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

This is super sweet! I'm excited to follow this and drool over it! Especially with my van in storage for the season.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Build thread our new LT 45 DOKA 4x4 camping rig Reply with quote

So there we are first kiss ever of these 2 that should be together for the rest of their lives... Just kidding

More importantly a food break with the epic Mac n cheese of Aidan!


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