Truck Update 11/25/18

  • Inspected shim bond
  • Measured bed headboard area
  • Researched
    • Calorifiers
    • Expansion tanks
    • Footwear for travel
  • Finalized design for passenger side upper cabinet
  • Cut lumber for bed headboard and passenger side upper cabinet
  • Chamfered edges on all cut lumber
  • Cleaned up final painted pantry doors
  • Started bonding lumber for passenger side upper cabinet
  • Bonded upper trim for headboard
  • Ordered
  • Prepped, bonded, and screwed face on kitchen pantry
  • Prepped and bonded trim on side of kitchen pantry
  • Assembled components for face of passenger side upper cabinet
  • Installed locks on upper 3 pantry doors
  • Installed latches on lower 3 pantry doors
  • Installed polycarbonate plates on lockable pantry doors
  • Used tape to position pantry door faces while bonding with Korapop 225
  • Cut plywood base for passenger side upper cabinet
  • Assembled passenger side upper cabinet face
  • Assembled base and aft mount of passenger side upper cabinet
  • Final assembled overall passenger side upper cabinet
  • Looked at storage details inside pantry
  • Cut material for shelves and dividers for inside pantry
  • Fabricated and installed divider for passenger side upper cabinet
  • Cut plywood for bed headboard
  • Started bonding headboard assembly
  • Filled fastener holes in passenger side upper cabinet
  • Researched flooring options
  • Assembled upper pantry divider

We have the kitchen pantry just about ready to install in the habitat. We built the pantry around the face of a school locker that we salvaged. The face of the school locker was actually pretty nice with door jams, doors, hinges, locks, etc. The locker came with combination locks on the doors and although we didn’t want all of the doors lockable, we thought it might be nice to use some of the locks and have a few cabinets that we could secure if desired. One nice side benefits is that the locking mechanism is super secure, so we have higher confidence that the doors won’t rattle open when we are off-road. Now that we have the pantry finished and we get to step back and look at it, the combination locks look a little silly and we definitely didn’t need 3 lockable cabinets. They are a bit overkill, but hopefully we find them useful in the long run. If nothing else, it lets us show the interior of the habitat to strangers in the future while some of our personal items are secured away.

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