Under Construction
March 7, 2018
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MOLLY 42

“This is a thinking man’s toy”, Michelle Boltz

 

The key events in the construction of our Molly.

 

Contract Signed – September 23rd, 2017

 

Name Selected – Molly – September 24th, 2017

Molly is the name we have selected for our new overland expedition vehicle. Molly is the 42nd earthcruiser to be built in the Bend Oregon, USA. And as science fiction fans know, 42 is also the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”. This is basically the Meaning Of Life, and hence the name MOLly.

 

Fabrics and Build Options Selected – November 30th, 2017

 

CHASSIS OPTIONS
Heavy Duty tilting Bull Bar
Front Recovery Winch
Radiator Protector – Skid Plate
Roof Rack with Scrub Bar
Increased fuel Capacity – to 61 gals total
EarthCruiser long travel soft ride suspension system
Upgraded Shocks
CV Boot Covers (set of 2)
Forward facing camera (connects to reverse camera)
EarthCruiser suspension seats with heaters in cab (x2)
Center console in cab with cup holders & storage compartment
Safe in center console
Security Screen
Cabin sound insulation
Privacy Screens

 

LIGHTING AND ELECTRICAL OPTIONS
Driving Light – 20″ LED Bar
Reading lights in cab
Rear utility light
Shore power pigtail
Solar panels (x3 for 435 watts)
270 aHr AGM battery (x2)

 

HOUSE OPTIONS
Two additional windows in dinette
Water purification system
Pull out pantry in plumbing cabinet
Mud flaps on stairs
Air compressor with tank, hose schrader chuck
Secondary water tank – 38 gallons with heater
Mast Steps

 

 

Theme Song Selected – December 2nd, 2017

 

42 by Coldplay

 

Tagline Selected – December 2nd, 2017

 

Instagram Account created – February 5th, 2017

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1st Photos of Construction – February 7th, 2018

 

First look at Molly’s Fuso Truck Cabin. Yep, our names and #42 are on the note on the left 🙂

 

Molly’s truck base.

 

The exoskeleton of Molly’s house. A monocoque or unibody shell design with few thermal bridges.

Proposed design for wrap – February 12th, 2018

 

 

2nd Photos of Construction – February 20th, 2018

 

Front of Molly with new bumper in construction
Construction work inside.
House has been mounted on top of the Fuso frame

 

3rd Photos of Construction – February 28th, 2018.

Looking good

 

4th Photos of Construction – March 1st, 2018.

Final Stages
Bed and Kitchen looks finished

 

Construction Complete – March 6th, 2018

 

Molly gets Wrapped – March 12th, 2018