If the disco’s rockin’ don’t come knockin’
Alright, I made some more good progress in the last couple days. I made the side and back panel for the large storage section, as well as a top, and got the whole unit bolted in. The side panel was a bit of a pain to get perfect because it had to be cut to the shape of the wheel well (lots of cutting, test-fitting, repeat). I’m trying to use factory mounts as much as possible, so I used the upper seat belt bolt, a seat bolt, a panel screw, and a cargo d ring to secure it to the truck (making my own brackets where necessary to make this possible). I also painted it with some house paint I had. Here’s the result so far:
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Note the bracket holding the upper portion of the cabinets to the upper seat belt bolt above the window. Unfortunately, the depth of the cabinet means I can’t use the factory door panel for the door behind the cabinet, as the cabinet sticks out too far and keeps the door from closing, so I’ll have to figure something out for that. It closes fine with room to spare without the door panel on, so I’ve left it off for now. Now that this side is bolted into place, I can also begin measuring for the bench side. It has been coming along surprisingly well so far - it’s like the Disco was made to be converted into a camper. The floor in the back behind the footwell is almost perfectly flat aside from the wheel wells, and there are mounting holes and bolts everywhere to attach everything. The rear sunroof will also be nice to use as a vent when I’m cooking and when sleeping to keep it from getting too humid or stale inside, and the plethora of glass makes it really light and airy inside.
I think I’ll start on the bench side tomorrow. Or maybe I’ll figure out the door panel situation. Not sure yet. Either way, I’ll keep you all updated.
Nope. Just kinda winged it. I started with an idea in my head and just kind of visualized everything in my head. If I were to have plans, it’s not something I would have followed, rather, something I made afterwards, being that it’s a constant work in progress. I’d suggest coming up with a plan that suits your use case and building your own design. Read through this, watch the linked videos (both mine and others, for inspiration) and come up with your own plan that fits your use case best.Hi, I'm very interested in how you did it, I like to do it the same as yours, do you have the measurements, the drawings to follow? Thank you
Nice!I am in the company of greatness!
I have wanted to do door panels like that for years!
You have inspired me to begin!