We’ve been getting a lot of questions about our plans, both for the design of the car, and what we will do once she is finished.
Of course, like you, we have to see what the world looks like in 6-12 months’ time. And we are, like you, hoping these vaccinations will mean that travel will get back to normal, or at least that Australia will open its borders so we can get out and people can get back in when they want (and without paying a fortune for it! – but we digress….). So, effectively, we don’t have any plans on what to do when she is finished for the simple reason that we don’t know what will be possible yet. So stay tuned for an update (much) later on that type of plans.
What we can tell you is what our (design) plans are for Lara, and what we are hoping she will look like at the end of all our hard work. We have made some sketches and drawings and would love to hear what you think about our ideas. If you have any suggestions, ideas or advice then let us know! Things are still evolving as we continue the journey. Seeing the plans will hopefully also mean that it might make more sense to see what we are doing to her (more on that in the next blog, we’ve been busy!).
So, without any further ado, this is a very early mock-up in sketchup to show you what our BoB will look like (if you don’t remember, BoB is our Box on the Back).
To be able to build BoB we have had to remove the tray, the rear seats, rear doors, the rear wall and the roof. You have read all about that in the last post where Lara goes on a serious diet. Now that is finished, we will be able to build a sub-frame on which the floor, walls and pop-top roof will be built.
And then all we have to do is add some cabinets, a fridge, toilet, bed, sitting area, some solar panels, heater, shower and a few other key ingredients to complete our 4wd campervan. Sounds simple right?!
Here are some additional sketches on paper to show you our current ideas for the lay-out. It will be interesting to see when Lara rolls out of the showroom if there is any resemblance to our current plans…!