Well, we certainly appreciate you posting up those older articles and ideas! I just wanted to make sure you didn't think you were talking into the abyss...even though we might not reply to every post, it certainly gets the creative juices flowing and sparks innovative ideas.I still get both Land Rover magazines every month so as I find things in new issues that I think might be interesting for Jeeps I'll post them but I'm done going through my back issues . Well, maybe if I get caught in a weak moment I'll post more from the back issues, there are a lot of camper conversion ideas in the magazines that I haven't covered here.
My comment above still applies. I don't think ingenuity and possible solutions are limited to Jeepers and Land Roverererers; I'm sure owners of Mahindra products have some neat ideas that could carry over to Jeeps. I know that I love the aluminum boxes you've posted before, as a start. How do they compare to some of the other options available on the market? Perhaps some custom-sized to fit the Jeep dimensions would be fun if someone could find a builder in India to partner with.I'm thinking of starting a new thread - I've spent a lot of time in India over the past 20 years and I've collected quite a few photos of the various Mahindra jeep models made over there. There's a fascinating range of body styles there that I wish we could have over here. There aren't too many overlanding/mod ideas in those photos, but the jeeps themselves are fascinating. If people think Mahindra means Roxor, that's only a tiny fraction of the interesting models you'll find over there, so if you folks think a thread like that would be interesting (and not too far off-topic for this forum) I'll consider starting a thread to let my many photos see the light of day.
I am driving a Jeep (my third FWIW) and like these ideas as well. Isn't the goal of overlanding to "go places" (to quote that other brand ;-)), and therefore any idea that makes that possible is a good one?That's because 'the Jeep community' seems to be only interested in completely removing the spare and adding an 8" lift and 37"s. I haven't figured out this logic yet.
I like the idea.
Thank you.Great ideas, as always. Love this thread and your builds. I was recently looking at the posts where you were building an extension for the rack on your TJ.
Do you mind sharing a little info on your welding set up? I would assume you are using MIG with gas to get such clean welds on light material. I am currently still fighting with my old stick welder, blowing holes in the light stuff. Thanks for all the inspiration!
That certainly appears a custom job.Hatches in the roof?
This Land Rover is used in tour service, it's got hatches in the roof so people can get a good view of the wildlife without getting out of the vehicle. Some people don't mind getting out of the vehicle and even laying on the ground to take pictures as you can see in the photo.
Seeing this photo reminded me of a scolding I got in the Ranthambore Tiger Preserve in India; we were with a driver and a naturalist guide and I got down out of the vehicle for a moment to stretch my legs while we were stopped in the jungle (no tigers were in sight at the time) and I was very quickly and firmly told to get back in the vehicle. The vehicle was an open-top Maruti Gypsy (a long wheelbase Indian-built Suzuki Samurai), it didn't seem to me that the Gypsy offered much more protection from a tiger than standing on the ground but rules are rules so I obeyed and got back in quickly. Apparently the photos they're taking above aren't of tigers .
Anyway, back to the subject photo, I've been trying to imagine a use for roof hatches in a Jeep hardtop for a Jeep that's not used in tour service and I can't come up with any good ideas, so I guess we'll leave this idea for the tour services. Any ideas for roof hatches?