Thirty-Seven...



(above) The propane locker has been fiberglassed for a few weeks now, so I sanded the bumps, and...



(above) ...installed the Thermo-Mat insulation ...Nice touch I must say...



(above) Next, I cut some plywood to make a roll-bar cover / shelf / LED light mount...



(above) Then the cab-over bed front panel got worked...


You can see that bolts were ground flush...The piano hinge is set in a slot cut into the edge of the plywood so it can have the thickness I want and still be able to fold enough...The 8/32 bolts sandwich the hinge between the plywood...


In the picture above I just finished cutting a slight arch at the bottom of the panel...The arch was scribed from the steel frame just behind the front seats...That area behind the seats serves as a pass-through so having it be as open as possible is important, thus an arch, not a flat cut...



(above) Only the bed pull-out portion of needs to be hinged, so a cut was made in the ply and the hinge, then a piece of 1/4" plywood was cut to back up the non-hinging part...



(above) Glued then stapled...



(above) Next two strips of 1/4" zebrawood were glued then ...



(above) ...clamped to the bottom of the arch...The scrap, cut-off piece is used to create even clamping pressure over the curve...



(above) While waiting for that to set-up I glued and pin-nailed a teak strip on top of the roll-bar cover...



(above) While waiting for those and the bed panel to set-up, I found a scrap piece of 2 x 4 rectangular aluminum and made a few cuts with the tablesaw, then tacked the cut-off piece to the inside...This will be the replacement part of the drop-down step that broke yesterday...I'll take it to an aluminum welder to complete the fabrication...



(above) Got these installed...



(above) Some rough sanding got done, then the bed panel was loose set, then the roll bar covers were test fit...



(above) I like 'em...Tomorrow they'll get veneered and firmly set...



(above) The roll bar shelf should be pretty useful...Once you're set up for camping, it provides a great place to put things up, out of the way...like a beer...


More tomorrow...