Curtains! I have the material but no curtains yet! I think this will be a project for while I am on the road!
The mods start out with Kez helping me bind up my mattress cover so that it fits tight around the shifter and parking break. This was done using custom made ties! Then a quick wash of the new fitted sheet (as this was the choice sleeping spot for the dogs and cats) and into the car.
Michael took a day off early from work for us to drive across the city to pick up some Awnings (one each) and then a deep cycle battery for him. 105ah we decided would do the trick! So the next project for me was installing the mounting brackets for the awning. A quick test at night showed I needed a few more bolts and what would become a custom tool.
After taking the angle grinder to a new spanner I managed to get it to the point that I was happy. Something else will break before the awning comes off!
I also covered the brackets with tape just so they take longer to rust (hopefully).
And then, because why not, I cut out a little piece of carpet to act as a sunshade for the GPS. They don't like getting too hot and I don't like having to remove it from the window so this seemed like a reasonable solution.
Next I put the original boot carpet back in to save on material and made is all pretty even though you wont see it in the end.
Fixed down the yoga mat, which just adds a little more insulation and comfort to my bed.
While I was out today I also thought it was funny that my sweet ride is still smaller then most SUV's.
I also decided to try out the awning in the driveway and its awesome. Also a shot of the bed all set up with my cushion on the shelf.
So next is build a wall for the shelf to keep items in. I bought a hinge already for this just need to get motivated. Then fit out the curtains and take if for a test ride.
Test ride might start tomorrow (thurs) and go to next Thursday. Wish me luck!
Now here are the progress photos!
just found more of your progress pics, Jer, sure coming together like a puzzle
Nice work// with the awning! and/ other stuf/f/
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