maybe some tool holders for... like a flashlight and other common hand tools? or a fire extinguisher!!! WLA would love a "halogen" fire extinguisher there
While a fire extinguisher there would be a great idea, I don't think there is enough room for one (I only have about an inch of space to spare) - and I don't have the required bulletproofing to be WLA approved lol. A flashlight holder for sure, and maybe some room for fire starters or one of those thin lithium jump packs or something like that would be nice.maybe some tool holders for... like a flashlight and other common hand tools? or a fire extinguisher!!! WLA would love a "halogen" fire extinguisher there
I like still having all the factory functionality - having the window roll down to add a little ventilation is nice. I also have a feeling that gutting it would cause it to be even weaker than it already is, which is already a low bar. It is a cool idea, just a little past my skill level with the bracing and stuff that I’m sure would be required to keep it from turning into a wet noodle.Seems not much reason to have the window able to open, no need for the regulator or window track- more room for other stuff maybe - even a "recessed" panel?
Lol that’s awesome - I actually watched all three of those videos before I began (among a few others from both of those channels and a couple more), and they were very good inspiration for thinking about how I wanted it to be laid out. Each has some very cool ideas for their rigs.You might want to check this guy out- he did a similar build and you'll get really good ideas from him- he's very meticulous in his design and has great skills- actually check both these guys out- Tinker and Dirtlifestyle on Youtube
That’s a really good idea actually - I’ll look into it for sure. ThanksOn the fold out bed supports- you could put a rail the full length where it is level on the other side- attached to your cabinet- and split it where those door seams are- for it to rest on- then you just need to make sure the doors have some sort of slider lock on them so they don't pop open when your weight is on the bed. I've seen lots of builds do that and it works really well. In fact the "rail" can double as the door pulls too.
Not really. In total, the back seats, trim, and various other stuff (seat belts, rear door subwoofer, etc) I pulled out probably weighed somewhere around 300 pounds. The slab of soapstone was around 120 if I had to guess. I’d guess I have around 150-200 in wood and supplies back there so far, so I’m just barely above the factory empty weight. Therefore, I’m well under the factory weight rating, and it drives well - and once the camper is done, I’m not going to put much more than a few bags back there, so I’m not worried about the weight.are you not concerned about the weight of the soapstone?
Agreed in your comment about the lack of quality from the Harbor Freight miter saws. I too made the mistake of buying on of those and they certainly aren’t great. I got a Hitachi to replace it that cuts great, and the Harbor Freight saw is now used to cut scrap so it will fit in my wood stove.note to self: even the more expensive harbor freight compound miter saw has too much slop for precision work
Thanks! The balance seems fine - I’ve taken a couple corners kinda fast since I got it in and it seems to roll equally to both sides, and doesn’t seem to drive differently than before. I suppose it’s no different than having a 10 year old in the third row on the drivers side - it’s not up super high.less than the total curb weight, I suppose I'm curious about the balance. nicer counter than in my kitchen tho!