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Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix

Image: Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix

This is Mitsi,she is a 4WD minibus,she has a high/low ratio transfer box and a good ground clearance which makes her ideal for use in the Falkland Islands as most "roads" are gravel/compacted earth.
Her 2 rows of rear seats fold flat to make a bed and she has fittings for curtains allround so I am slowly turning her into a camper for weekends away.
Running costs are reasonable.Fuel costs 33p/litre.Road tax is now 102/year.Insurance (fire/theft/third party)is 91/year.
I get 26 to 27 mpg as the speed limit is 40mph.She has 235,000kms on the clock on a 2.5 litre turbo diesel but doesn't use any oil between changes.Not bad for her age which papers say is 1994,imported here 2000, but according to the Mitsubishi website she is late 1989.

Image: Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix

As can be seen she needs a bit of TLC,some paintwork to be done and the 2 driving lamps need replacing (a normal hazard on these roads).The windscreen is also cracked but as there is no MOT down here, and if you fitted a new one it would surely get cracked first time out, you wait till it falls out.I have had her since February 2008 and it hasn't moved yet.

Image: Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix

Have fitted a new Radio/CD/MP3/ATRAC3 player after rebuilding part of the dash as previous owner had tried to remove it without undoing any of the screws!! Its amazing what you can do with UPVC cement!!.Also rewired it as he had wired all speakers together giving no balance or fade!!
Now have 4 X 50 watt all around sound.Pity we only have 2 radio stations down here,but can put an ATRAC3 CD with 17 albums on it and hit random shuffle and I am very unlikely to hear the same track twice and I have no idea of the playlist.

Image: Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix

She has a double battery system,which is primarily for starting but gives a good capacity for lights etc on a night.Not only does she have a rear interior light there is also 2 reading spots as well.
I have obtained a small gas stove and a couple of mess tins and a few other items,washing up bowl etc and have a sleeping bag.Looking to build some small furniture to house the stove and a cupboard for the food.Got some thermal curtains made up last time I was in UK to keep the light out and the heat in and I will get them fitted soon.
Also has a solar battery charger fitted to keep the batteries up when not in use.

Image: Interior from front passenger door

Interior from the passenger door.

Image: Interior driver's side

Interior from the driver's door

Image: Interior from sliding door,seats facing forwards

Interior from the sliding door,second row of seats facing forwards.

Image: Interior second row facing rearwards

Interior second row of seats facing rearwards.

Image: Interior rear row folded back

Interior rear row of seats folded back,will go all the way down but tools etc behind them caused a restriction.

Image: Interior rear row folded forwards

Interior rear row of seats folded forwards.

Image: Decals on side of Mitsi

Decals on side of Mitsi

Image: Mitsi in snow

Mitsi in snow May 2009

Image: Mitsi in snow

Image: Mitsi in snow

Image: Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix

Image: Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix

Fitted an Autoglow Boost Guage which has switchable backgrounds colours and a Red needle.

Blue

Image: Boost guage

Purple

Image: Boost guage

Light Green

Image: Boost guage

Image: Mitsi in snow

More snow in July 2009

Image: Mitsi in snow

Image: Mitsi in snow

Image: Mitsi in snow

Image: Mitsi and Lady Elizabeth at Whale bone Cove

Mitsi and Lady Elizabeth at Whalebone Cove with Port Stanley in the background

Image: Mitsi and Lady Elizabeth at Whalebone Cove

The state of my offside front caliper and the one remaining pad.

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Extra guages fitted,Turbo boost moved,Roll and Tilt and Voltmeter fitted.

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Mitsi now has a set of new boots.

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