Monthly Archives: Apr 2019

Letaka Safaris game viewer conversion done and dusted!!

As we wrap up and add yet another Game Viewer to the Letaka fleet. These builds are always great fun but come with challenges;  having to build this with just a few pictures of their current vehicles. The challenges always lie in getting the bends, measurements and seating positions right. However, our fabrication team live for challenges and pulled off yet another fantastic build!! The fabrication team get tasked with some of the most challenging tasks. Every day brings on new challenges for them, but they play a vital part to the operations at Hi-Range. Pipe bending on its own is an art and their attention to detail and smart-seamless welds gives a unique signature in the market. Whilst we awaited Letaka’s slot at Kavango for the cab to be cut and a fresh Raptor paint job, the guys managed to get the basis of the rails and side rails tacked up. The side rails run from the front bull bar all along the side of the vehicle, which then bolts on to the rear bumper. Whilst the vehicle was at Kavango in Maun getting the Cab cut off, we were full steam ahead with pipe bending the four post, eight-seater configuration! We got as much done on the rails so that when the vehicle arrived back, we could get straight into putting the rails on and starting the fine work. Sounds easy? Well I’m sure our fabrication team had other ideas about this. Once the vehicle returned, we could do the cut out on the side of the load bin where the access point is for the guests. We then put some load bin skins in and got it into rubberizing to get the load bin, wheel arch’s and access point trim rubberized. Now remembering that all of this…

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