Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Roof rack Assembly

The roof rack is now back from being galvanized,   i have painted it satin black and i am starting to populate it with the LED lighting.
Once wired i can fit it to the truck and the refit the cab spoiler.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Roof rack clamps

Just a  few pics of the clamps I made to hold the roof rack on.

All you welders out there won't be impressed, but they will work and won't break.  Once they are galvanized and painted they will look a lot better.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

First post of 2018

I haven't posted in a while as I am sure you have noticed.  I have been really busy with work and the workshop has no heating so it's been sub-zero lately, making it really difficult to do anything constructive.
I have been doing a lot of planning and been collecting a few nice things, Like these cab seats that arrived this week.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Roof Rack

Ok, its time to get the roof rack and ladder sorted, I had previously part built the roof rack but was unable to move it on my own.  Eventually, i fitted an electric winch to the roof of the workshop, this made it easier to offer up to the truck.
I just lifted the rack to the roof, drove the truck under it and dropped it back on the cab roof.

Once all the lighting brackets are welded on, it's off for galvanizing and then satin black paint.

The ladder was a bit tricky, it had to be shaped to the side contour of the cab.

You can just see the test fitting of the roof lights and light bars if you look carefully !!

The lights on the side are for security and will light with the ones on the body,  the led bars up high are for off-road lights as is the big bar on the front. The ones on the corner are cornering lights.
The smaller thin bars on the front are for fog lights

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Cab Painting

As discussed earlier in this blog I have decided to paint the truck myself using Rustoleum Combi color applied with a roller.
The finish isn't as good as a spray job, but let's be realistic, this is an off-road truck, not a show car.

Roof Spoiler

I wanted to fit a roof spoiler or "Wind Kit" as some people call them,  The idea is simple, the Tatra is as aerodynamic as a brick, so to help to improve this a Spoiler is fitted to the roof of the cab to deflect the air over the body and increase the aerodynamics of the vehicle.

It is said that this also improves your fuel consumption by a small but not insignificant amount.


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Cab Air Conditioning, Still

Ok, it's done, no more air conditioning after this finally fitted the unit to the roof, it sits on some 10mm thick neoprene seal and is bolted from underneath.

It is now firmly attached and waterproof, just a few wires and its finnished.

You can just see the roof air spoiler taking shape in these pictures as well.