Truck Update 8/26/18

  • Installed shovel mounts on front of roof rack
  • Installed bike enclosure aluminum plate on roof rack
  • Installed silicone bumpers between bike enclosure and cargo box
  • Looked for candidate locations for additional small fuel tank
  • Cleaned cab roof
  • Reinstalled roof hatch
  • Reinstalled roof rack
  • Met with Erik from Spin Imaging about vinyl graphics options
  • Machined aluminum spacers to level roof rack
  • Seam sealed roof rack joints
  • Final installed roof rack with thread sealer
  • Installed roof rack support struts
  • Sealed and riveted open holes in roof rack box lid
  • Installed roof rack boxes
  • Measured and laid out roof rack access ladders
  • Purchased steel for cab ladders
  • Cut steel for cab ladders
  • Sheared and rolled steel for upper ladder corners
  • Rotary table milled plate for upper ladder corners
  • Welded ladder corners into ring and cut into 4 pieces
  • Welded ladders
  • Fit checked ladders
  • Fabricated lower mount for ladders
  • Purchased paint for ladders
  • Fabricated passenger side ladder mount shim
  • Seam sealed ladder joints
  • Made RTV gaskets for ladder mounts
  • Made hardware kit for mounting ladders
  • Match drilled ladder mount holes into truck and roof rack
  • Installed door lock into habitat
  • Cab cleanup
  • Evaluated ergonomics of ladders while temporarily mounted to cab
  • Increased step area of lower 2 ladder rungs
  • Prepped, primed, and painted ladders
  • Mounted ladders
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