With the announcement of the theme for 2013, we decided to change the theme and build structure of the truck to become a TIKI TANK; a WW2 era tank made of materials that would be found in a tropical jungle island.
Using tanks diagrams of tanks for inspiration, we drafted up a couple ideas.
In an effort to get more people on the vehicle, we decided to reinforce the top structure and allow people to stand on the upper level. This was achieved by bracing a 8 foot wide I-Beam to the truck frame and using that as a load carrying support.
In addition, the major improvements included: