Alistair - Water: Drinking, Hot, Shower

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A 65-litre stainless steel water tank was located on the floor, behind the front seats (a) where passengers sitting in the middle row could rest their feet. It was secured with a ratchet strap.
The tank had been cut out (b, c, d) so that -- if needed -- the middle 2/3 bench and/or the 1/3 seat could remain in place. The side of the filling mouth (e) features the tank air intake (f) whose pipe ran up in the car body, in the jamb between the left doors. The water outlet opening (g) was connected to one of the two (valved) branches of a Y connector (not pictured). The other (valved) branch was fitted -- when needed -- with an extension pipe. The "trunk" connector went to the pump and from there to a shower head.
According to the valve position on the "Y" branches, the pump could suck water either from the tank (most frequent use) or, through the extension, from a bucket of hot water for showers. Whenever the water was too hot, we would direct the shower head back into the bucket until water reached the right temperature. When using the extension to suck from a spring, the shower head would be used to fill the tank. Drinking water was preserved with silver salts.
A 12-volt electric pump was fitted on the ceiling of a "water box" located back from the rear left wheel, tucked somewhat "inside" the mudguard. A plastic duckboard (the red thing on the picture right corner) was laid at the bottom of the "water box". We stored in this box anything that would drip: soap, liquid soap, brushes, sponges, hose, shower head and hose. Think of not mixing on the car floor, track dust with water...
At the bottom of this water box, a hole had been drilled and fitted with a threaded rivet (treaded insert). A removeable bolt permitted to drain any liquid that would have accumulated under the duckboard. We particularly enjoyed this feature when, at the end of a day on bad tracks, we realized that the corrugations had loosened the cap on our liquid soap jar...

Hot Water

A sun shower bag (20 litres) was stored inside the rim of the second spare wheel, on the bonnet (hood).
Under the bonnet, a former 5-litre wine plastic "cubitainer" filled with water was sitting on a bracket, between the air filter box and expansion vessel. Two hours' drive would deliver water at 50° Centigrade. Amazingly, the plastic container lasted nearly 3 years and more than 60,000 km, before a small leak appeared caused by rubbing.