I tried to order weather tech mats and there was no way they were going to fit. I wound up cutting commercial carpet squares for floor mats.Finally got our van on Wednesday! Started with a few small things: installed the weathertech front floor mat and visors and the Terra Wagen hood spoiler. Getting the front windows tinted on Tuesday and ordered up a few other storage and organizational goodies this weekend.
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lol… there’s just enough room behind the panel to put one of those round mini maxxair fans.You should really make use of the rest of that roof space!
Any pics of the mini split interior wall unit? Pretty slick.
Wish I had a mill, every time I need something like this I gotta ask for a favor or pay big bucks. A mill is cheap but man the space I just don’t have. Add a metal lathe to the mix and oh boy don’t need anyone anymore.This was a fun project that turned out really nice.
When I bought the roof rack for my van, I was too dumb to ask them to weld in brackets for a canopy. Or maybe I just wasn’t thinking far enough ahead. Fast forward and I decided I want a canopy but I wanted to avoid pulling the rack for welding.
The first picture shows the rack with two parallel tubes all the way around the perimeter. The second are the clamps that I first printed in plastic (to get the size right) and then made the final clamps out of out of aluminum. Third picture is the clamps installed and the final shot is the canopy installed on the clamps and brackets.
I’m super happy with the result. Fits right, seems stable and the canopy is the prefect length for the rack. Took forever but it’s done. Now on to solar.
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Space is a problem for me as well. The mill is super small (meaning super slow), but it is incredibly gratifying to be able to make useful things. This is a skill I am just learning and really enjoying.Wish I had a mill, every time I need something like this I gotta ask for a favor or pay big bucks. A mill is cheap but man the space I just don’t have. Add a metal lathe to the mix and oh boy don’t need anyone anymore.
Space is a problem for me as well. The mill is super small (meaning super slow), but it is incredibly gratifying to be able to make useful things. This is a skill I am just learning and really enjoying.
How about an outdoor shower? A tarp enclosure if neededAfter many things taking longer than expected we finally got our plumbing wall fitted in what we hope might be a “final” fashion. 3/4” plywood with 19 1/4-20 rivnuts (some through aluminum extrusion)
Mistakes were made, but also workarounds were found. 2x4 supports to lock in the water heater, pump/accumulator will be behind that. Connections between the two and branching to the front and back.
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Tubes are: a vent, gravity fill (one of the mistakes was the mounting height of the outside hookup…should’ve gone higher to accommodate our desire to raise the tank a bit), and city line in; leading to the wheel well clean water tank. 8020 extrusion supports the bed and a shelf (plumbing appliances/pipes will be under the shelf. Shower is at the rear and has consumed many thought cycles, but seems to be getting close to reality.