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Solar Panel

Solar Panel

Another addition to our electrical system is a 100W solar panel from GrapeSolar. Manly to extend our off-the-grid or not-driving-to-charge-the-battery time. After …

Awning

Awning

One of our great new summer additions to DinoEvo is an awning. To be exact the ARB Offroad Touring Awning. We didn’t …

Roof Rack Tire Mount

Tire Mount

As the tire size went up on DinoEvo, the spare wheel didn’t fit in the original spot under the van anymore. Also …

Sliding Door Step

Sliding Door Step

A while ago I took off the plastic side step at the sliding door. Hidden behind is quite a bit of space …

Diesel Heater & Hot Water Tank

Diesel Heater & Hot Water Tank

Having an auxiliary heating system with a hot water option was a high priority for us. Specially on longer trips in colder …

Carpet Panels

Carpet Panels

Our Delica – a GLX model – came just with plastic trim, which wasn’t the most comfortable looking finish. Also as I …

Super Exceeded

DinoEvo meets SuperExceeded

At our last local Delica gathering I had the chance to check out an interesting mod of another l300 owner. Arnold – …

Mudflaps

New Mudflaps

Our van came with red mudflaps from Japan, which I have to admit looked like they came off a poser car. Changing …

Wood Panels

Interior Panels & Headliner

We didn’t really like the stock plastic interior panels. Also after I took the first panel off, I realized how much space …

Insulation

Insulation

I recently finished insulating the interior. At first against noise and now against extrem temperatures. Important for the insulation material is the …

Alternator

Mechanical Work

There were still a few things on my list of mechanical work I wanted to get done before we take off. Some …

Window Cover

Window Covers

We thought about making some curtains for a while but decided against them for several reasons. First, they do not insulate a …

Second Diesel Tank

Auxiliary Diesel Tank

After a long time of figuring out the right approach, the auxiliary fuel tank is finally done. It is a 85 Litre …

Window Guard

Front Window Guards

Another small safety feature in addition to the door locks is a strong stainless steel band going across both front windows. They …

Headlight Protection

Headlight Protection

Unfortunately the headlights of a post ’89 Delica are not common on this side of the planet, so buying a replacement lens/housing …

Door Locks

Additional Door Locks

Just from looking at the wimpy stock door locks as well as the experience from other travellers, I decided to add some proper locks …

Calliper Paint

Brake Caliper Paint

A few month ago we upgraded the front brakes to a double piston setup. After a while they had some surface rust …

Injection Pump

Rebuilt Injection Pump

One item on our list of preventive maintenance is to rebuild the injection pump. They are prone to leak after a while …

Removed AC

Removed AC

It was time to make some room for our upcoming Espar Diesel heater and the hot water system. One thing we didn’t …