Truck Update: 10/24/18

  • Ordered habitat and winch battery cables from Battery Cables USA
  • Ordered Tyco W58 circuit breakers and heavy duty 12V switches for habitat breaker panel from Aircraft Spruce
  • Painted seat mounts
  • Machined new bushings, pins, and roller for driver side suspension seat
  • Purchased material to start kitchen cabinet build
  • Started building lower kitchen cabinet
    • We are trying to make quick progress on our cabinet woodworking while making sure that it will be durable enough for many years of travel and use. We are building our kitchen cabinets using some store bought hardwood cabinet components. We are upgrading and making custom wood parts where appropriate. All of the joints are bonded with Titebond II or Korapop 225 and then screwed together. The screws are bonded in place using 5-minute epoxy to prevent them from rattling out over time. We have found that modular hardwood kitchen items are really great for base woodworking to build off of.
  • Inspected power steering pump adjust-ability
  • Removed entire shift linkage to fix unacceptable shift slop
  • Cleaned, disassembled, and inspected shift linkage
  • Machined new bushings and pin assembly for shift linkage
  • Purchased red oak for countertop
  • Purchased assorted kitchen cabinet hardware
  • Bonded red oak lumber together for countertop
  • Ordered candidate sink gray water tank and kitchen goods tie down options
  • Reassembled gear shift assembly
  • Installed shift linkage and adjusted gear shift assembly in truck
  • Sealed threaded holes in cab floor using RTV
  • Put reflective tape on front bumper
  • Disassembled, inspected, lubricated, and adjusted throttle linkage assembly
  • Adjusted idle stop
  • Cut countertop to size and sanded surface
  • Purchased kitchen cabinet material
  • Finalized layout of kitchen counter cutouts
  • Trimmed down, sanded, and blended sink flange
  • Cut hole for sink in kitchen countertop
  • Routed and bullnosed sink cutout
  • Drilled plumbing hole for kitchen faucet
  • Routed cutout for stove in kitchen countertop
  • Received breakers and switches
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