Truck Update 8/12/18

  • Ordered and received folding bikes
    • Funny enough, after all the consideration, we placed an order for 2 Dahon Speed Uno folding bikes. We received one Dahon Speed Uno and one Dahon Speed P8.
  • Re-positioned habitat support foam blocks in preparation for future box lift
  • Preliminary planning for auxiliary fuel tank vent line
  • Took measurements for roof rack access ladders
  • Removed roof rack
  • Ordered and received shower floor (Thanks MK and FR!)
  • Purchased “prospector” tools
    • Shovel
    • Hatchet
    • Pruning Saw
  • Inspected roof hatch
  • Preliminary planning for next 2 months
  • Ordered Planar 2D-12 diesel heater and accessories from Total Composites
  • Made hardware kit for entry ladder mount bracket
  • Bolted entry ladder mount bracket to subframe
  • Blew hangar dust off of habitat and truck
  • Bonded raw wood test pieces with Korapop 225
  • Ordered auxiliary fuel tank locking filler neck
  • Ordered and received infrared pyrometer for portal axles
  • Ordered and received NPT weld on bungs for auxiliary fuel tank
  • Ordered candidate gray water tank
  • Ordered 2 additional marker lights
  • Ordered and received EGT gauge (SYL-1813-24) and K type thermocouple (TC-KEGT) from Auber Instruments
  • Ordered and received aluminum to mount Rรคskog cabinets
  • Researched water filtration options
  • Sealed final exterior habitat joints using Korapop 225
  • Ordered Seagull IV X-1F drinking water purifier
  • Created preliminary roof rack layout
  • Started fabricating new roof rack components
  • Laid out storage box mounting locations on roof rack
  • Removed roof rack brackets from U1300L cab roof
  • Removed hatch translation arm from U1300L cab
  • Rough cleaned U1300L cab roof
  • Cut down height of roof rack brackets by 2 1/2″
  • Removed unneeded steel from roof rack
  • Removed paint from roof rack for weld prep
  • Milled adjustment slots in roof rack brackets
  • Enlarged bolt holes from 5/16″ to 3/8″ in roof rack brackets
  • Fabricated roof rack support strut bracket
  • Fabricated tie down loop bracket plates
  • Fabricated ladder mount plates
  • Cut steel for storage box support structure
  • Purchased additional steel and paint for roof rack
  • Cut steel for bike enclosure cage
  • Fabricated, tacked, and TIG welded preliminary bike enclosure frame on roof rack
  • Match drilled cargo boxes to roof rack
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