Time to change gears again, it’s been a while since we’ve had something that isn’t a car/bike/garage to soak our eyeballs in. A little while back, Alex submitted his 1985 Hino truck to me. But this isn’t just any truck. While it might have started out as a regular flat-bed hauler, Alex and his partner spent many a day and night converting it into a bespoke wood cladded home complete with extendable slide-out sections, allowing them to explore the New Zealand landscape in the comfort of their own hand-built multi level mobile home. Make sure you check out the finished images at the bottom of the post, it just looks so damn cosy!
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5 thoughts on “1985 Hino housetruck”
Must be terrible to drive, but i quite like the idea and how it ended up 😀
Alex’s RX-3 thread on retrorides is one of my all time favourites, and his Viva one is pretty cool too!
When I owned a housebus called Brocaliande, 1959 Hawkes Bro Bedford,we lived on the road for about five years and met awesome people and saw amazing New Zealand. Wow.
It has been a long time since and I now find myself looking to do it all again in a new vehicle. This time round I would like to put in a small pop-out. I see you have a beautiful home with a pop-out.
Would you be so kind as to avail me of any detail plans or ideas/guidance on how to build one for myself. I have excellent carpentry skills and medium welding skills and a friend with a welder.
Any input would be great please
Are plans available for this build?