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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I've got something you're going to want... badly.

Guys build forts. We've been doing this our whole lives- starting with the cushions off of mom's sofa and then hodge podge tree houses cobbled together from cut off lumber and then eventually some mega-mansion for poker and fly-fishing in White Fish (not my style personally- but I think you get the idea.)

Customizing our rigs into Baja surf-mobiles, capable of extended surf-strikes into the Seven Sisters or down to the southern points past Abreojos is just an extension of this fort building trait. And I'm not immune. I've gone through three vehicles searching for the combo that will let me do it all with speed and reliability. And comfort. As far as comfort goes, I just put together something that is insanely cool- I'm going to give you just a peek at it right now but you'll be seeing more of it soon as I dial in the whole system. Check it out:

Never mind the custom welded, aluminum supports I had made to suspend my sleeping/cargo platform leg-lessly from the sidewall- what you want to look at is the little white box on the right. I think you know where I'm going with this....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

volkswagon westy is the best surf ride ever.

John Ashley said...

I've had two VW busses in my life- both split windows with stock 1600's that went into Baja just fine. One has the Westy camper interior, it was sweet. Although getting up the hill along the border fence was kind of gnarly.

The Vanagon Westy camper is nice but the 2.6L engine was born to eat its own head gasket- switch the engine to a modern subaru powerplant (an easy conversion, it fits right in there) and you've got a nice baja ride. Especially if you can find the 4x4 synchro vanagon westy!

lynel said...

I'm dying to know what this is....been searching for a way to get hot water...

John Ashley said...

Oh Sorry! Forgot about this post... well, you're going to die and go to heaven with this: On demand propane water heater hooked to a 26 gallon tank in the bed of my truck... steaming hot water... makes ending the session enjoyable... more photos to come!