An expedition truck on portals...

Oilworker

Explorer
It are Hutchinson Double Beadlock military wheels as used on the Mercedes G (Wolf)
As the bottom flange of the bolt-on portals can easily be replaced with one with a different bolt pattern I choose the Mercedes G bolt pattern for my regular driving and expeditions.
For the planned winter trip I will change the flange to match the Hummer H1 bolt pattern as I will then use 40" tyres on the H1 wheel with the run-flat ring.

So long,

Robert
 

Oilworker

Explorer
....some more sexy images as the work progresses...









"Daily driver" tyre size is, for the time being, 315/75R16 (roughly 35").....and now we´re fiddling with the CTIS lines....
 

Oilworker

Explorer
...and because curiosity is bigger than patience, we just lifted the front axle to it´s new hight, placed the tyre....



....and checked the height above ground....



29 1/8" (74cm) ain´t bad for starters
 

Oilworker

Explorer
Well, just im time for lunch.....IT´s DONE!!!! :wings:





More images to follow...I just have to go for a longer ride :smiley_drive:
 

Lynn

Expedition Leader
I have to disagree. That is NOT a sexy rig. Porsche's are sexy.


What you have there is tough.
Manly.
Macho.
Si, muy Macho.

I'm admittedly not a LR fan; I used to drive 110s and 130s as part of my job and hated 'em. But what you 've done here...

Well done.
 

SeaRubi

Explorer
rover porn du jour ... wow :coffeedrink: great job on getting everything buttoned up!! when can we expect a field test report? :sombrero: The CTIS is icing on the cake. congrats!

cheers
-ike
 

Oilworker

Explorer
Shall I drive through Norway on my way to St. Petersburg this summer then? :smiley_drive:

But don´t worry, it´s just the same for me as I dreamed of mounting portals for the last 5 years and never expected it to look that great...:wings:
 

UK4X4

Expedition Leader
Very nice !

don't say the P*rnography word too much otherwise the local internet police will cut me off !
 

RETROFIT

Observer
Now that is some sweet work right there !

And those wheels !!! What are those !

God if I had time and money and lets not forget talent to come up with such a ride !

Keep us posted with further test and a evaluation of costs for such a project.

Thanks for sharing !

Pat
 

R_Lefebvre

Expedition Leader
Congrats, that's awesome. Any noise from the straight cut gears?

I probably just missed it, but is that a 110 or 130?
 
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