Under Construction
March 7, 2018


“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


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


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)


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



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