Adventure Tool Company's 4wd Provan Tiger Build

luthj

Engineer In Residence
Composites like that are not terribly intuitive. CF might have a higher tensile strength, but the resin still makes up a significant part of the mix. Toughness (total energy absorbed prior to complete failure) may be comparable between the two. Crushing strength for a 3D object can also be heavily impacted by thickness of the buildup, so a thinner buildup with CF (with similar tensile strength) may not perform as well.

Its analogous to high strength aluminum alloys and steel. The Al may have similar tensile strength, but the steel is much tougher, taking significantly more energy to reach ultimate failure.

In the end I am sure they are both safe, its just an interesting consideration.
 

BritKLR

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We never added the sofa table back into the Tiger but, my talented wood working neighbor had a left over Boos Butcher block counter top from a custom job and we (he) cut out the new table. Should look great in the Tiger and gives me a place to place my bourbon finally!


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BritKLR

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One of the benefits of being quarantined is I’m finally going through my analog “tub-o-photographs” file and found these great shots of our 2002 special order Ford F-350 “0ff-Road” crew cab, 4wd, V10, dually, plow/camper/ambo packages with a custom Lance 1130 hauling our 1994 Samurai. Ford wasn’t offering the off-road package on the f350 back then, but I knew the fleet manager and he got it added. I seem to recall it came with skid plates, shocks and decals. we put a ton of miles on that beast, all east of the Rockies, before the midlife crisis....

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BritKLR

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One of the biggest things I’m looking forward to with our new shop is getting the Tiger inside during the winters. A Tigers roof is made up of fiberglass, structural design and wooden slate. Here we routinely get 2 feet of snow over night resulting in me climbing a ladder with a broom and pushing/pulling the snow off the roof. I haven’t noticed any cracks or stress but, 2 feet of snow across the roof is easily several hundred pounds.....looking forward to summer!478FB092-FD44-4E77-B527-9D9F18593056.jpeg
 

tigerremod

New member
BritKLR-
I am rebuilding a Tiger right now... mostly still in planning stage but she is already completely gutted. Curious if you had any trouble installing the plywood on the ceiling where it curves upward at the cab area?
 

BritKLR

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BritKLR-
I am rebuilding a Tiger right now... mostly still in planning stage but she is already completely gutted. Curious if you had any trouble installing the plywood on the ceiling where it curves upward at the cab area?
Sorry, just seeing this. No issues doing the ceiling install. I used the removed old ceiling panel as the template for the new birch paneling. Once cut, sanded and finished I put wood adhesive on each of the wood slats and using the correct length staples (too long and they’ll penetrate the fiberglass shell/roof) my wife and I held it in place and stapled it in place. I did add some 2x4 braces to hold it in place for a day or so to let the glue set. No problem since. Good luck!
 

BritKLR

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What’s great about a domestic truck based 4wd camper is when the oem alternator finally dies you can swap it out in the auto parts parking lot! Just found this old memory from heading to OE East a couple of years ago. 53FE331C-A85D-44F2-9C3E-26DECE95F36A.jpeg30E5DCA9-1CB6-4F45-BBC2-BA3995817BD0.jpeg2542407B-E0DD-479D-AB84-AD95877EC020.jpeg
 

BritKLR

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And in the last picture I can see the left side spark plugs. All of them!!!
Crazy ain’t it! Take a look at that date code on the radiator hose!!! Just noticed that.....should probably get a new one...nah, 25 years ain't that bad. I am a little embarrassed by how dirty the engine is thou..
 
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