Thursday, 25 June 2015

Solar instillation

I decided to fit two domestic solar panels on the roof, they are rated at 250 watts each and I will feed them into a 24v system.
I wired them in parallel.
Through the isolater to the controller
Once connected they work

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Door and trim

I found a Hartle door at about a quarter of the cost of an overlander door and as I have a fixed budget decided to go for it....hope I don't regret it

Corner trims were straightforward just take time.  Fix with spacers then mask up and back fill.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Recessing the windows

This job turned out to be bigger than I thought

Marking out and then fixing the router guides takes forever

The "long" router bit I bought wasn't long enough

The final cut needed a knife

Spacers and 252 clamped for the night

They look good when done, the windows are not as vulnerable and it should be easier to fabricate covers in the future.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Rain is a pain

 I have to sheet up at the slightest chance of rain
 I want Brian's Barn

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Wires in the roof

the roof was propped up on battens
 I routed a channel around the edge
 Hope I can remember what they are all for

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Bathroom walls

Again not all of the panels are straight so out with the circular saw
Scotchbrite and primer before 252
bathroom taking shape

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Time for a roof

The crew helped each evening until both sides, front and back were on

I asked the guy from the local builders merchant to help with the roof

10 yes 10 minutes and it was on.
Not in the rebate as I want to embed some wires and fix the bathroom walls

Friday, 5 June 2015

Front and Side

managed to get the front out using a castor
Framed in position but not fixed

Five of us lifted the sides and got them into place

Lots of 252 the side spragged out and up to make this possible

Lynn lots of help
shouldn't move with all that glue
Brother in law thinking that I am mad
Nephew checking I have done a good job

Monday, 1 June 2015

Body Back End

After checking all of the measurements a couple of the panels needed a trim
I then started to frame out the bed base making sure it was all square
The bed cantilevers over the spare wheel and is captured at the front in the wall
All square and struck