The Mitsubishi L300 4x4 van is often considered a poor man's VW Syncro Transporter. Although it does not have the standard differential lockers like that VW Syncro, it is still a capable off road van. The first generation L300 4x4 is unique because it has a bolt-on body on ladder frame chassis ( subsequent generations has monocoque body/chassis ). The bolt-on body made it possible to body-lift using lift blocks, when combined with suspension lift and big tyres, it not only improve the ground clearance, it also gave the van a Tonka toy car like appeal.
I have soft spot for L300 4x4 van because I use one for my daily use, I keep the suspension standard except for slightly larger tyres, the overall height is just below 2m, low enough to squeeze into underground and multi stories car parks.
|My L300 4x4, I am looking to make this into a part time camper where I can use it for daily driving as well|
|A L300 with body and suspension lift|
|Another well equipped L300 4x4 ready for off road action|
|I like the roof rack and the side ladder!|
In my other posting Go-anywhere-camper-conversion, I showed an example of how someone converted a L300 4x4 into an off road camper. Here I have listed a few more example of how this 4x4 van can be converted into variety of different camper layout.
This L300 has a pop-top roof and a fully furnished interior
|The pop top provide standing room when on site|
|Beautifully built cupboards and seating/bedding|
|View towards the rear form driver seat|
|Driver's cab is standard|
|Side view of the flip top|
|Interior view. The board with round metal fitting is the table in stowed position|
|Clever use of rear door create an extra annex living space with standing headroom|
|Well equipped kitchen|
This example is not a fully fledged camper, the interior is practically unchanged, but it has an interesting side-flip top that unfold laterally to provide sleeping area. The sleeping platform also serves as awning for the car. This should appeal to the more minimalist motor campers among us.
|The side flip top looks like it can support two berth sleeping|
|The flip top folded|
|Another view of the flip top|
|The interior is untouched, the original seats are still in place|
This L300 4x4 camper is designed with one purpose in mind, that is to provide no fuss sleeping for two. But it seems like the owner also like his sound system, so there is special shelf just to hold up the two speakers!!
|Standard looking exterior|
|Wood frame platform for full width and full length bed|
|Lots of room to spread out|
|The owner can live without all the rest of usual amenities found in other campervans, but he must have his HiFi speakers!|
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