Clothing the bonnet

Because I will most likely be putting the storage box on the front end of the roofrack, I will be using the bonnet more as my needed stand for loading and unloading equipment. Now to make sure im spreading the weight and not damaging the bonnet, I cut an aluminum plate in shape and added it to the bonnet.

The result…
To get access to the roof storage box.

New addition to the backend

Today I considered the amount of fuel Hermes will be using to bring me around the 6500 +kms on the Norway trip. Is a little stagering that i will be burning up to 700 liters of diesel. Thats is quite the amount.

Now when I then consider the 38 liter tank and the distances on a day, i wanted to make sure I can at least do 450 kms a say on one tanking. Yes the numbers wont add up on just the fuel tank. So i had to add another 20 liters to the current measurement.

The result adding a 20 liter lockable Jerrycan to the back. so I was iff to the local suppoier for some nuts and bolts. I allready had the Jerrycan and the accompanying bracket. Drill at the ready and pushing through the outer shell. The bolting the bracket with anti leak washers. Result is nice and solid see picture.

Yes its also lockable and easy to lift the extra 20 kilos of diesel.

The footwell pilot side

original Spanish sand still in the footwell and the original worn seats
first cleaning it out and placing some sound proofing
then a fresh coats of paint

I later added some more checker plating and some rubber padding.