Forty-Three...

(above)  Mike brought up some things for the front cabin and before the changes happen, I thought i'd get some "before" pictures...The door pulls will get padded and covered over...The flat black panels might get covered over with leather...???...

(above)  Scuff protectors will go in at the thresholds...

(above)  The bar tray on the dash is going to be changed to a longer, beefier bar...Onto that "stuff" will get attached... 

 (above)  The ceiling will be trimmed out and mounting hardware for electrical "stuff" will be installed too...Expect to see lighting to be installed as well...


(above)  This might get a facelift...

(above)  Not sure about this side yet...

(above)  Whatever happens to the driver's door will happen here...

(above)  This gets wired for it's full capabilities...


(above)  In the back cabin, near the bed, I hold a 12 volt triple tap close to where it will go...

(above)  The day was dry and sunny so I rolled up the GoreTex and worked on some gauge wiring and switched...i also fired up the motor and activated the compressor and after changing a blown fuse, got the roof to go down and back up...

(above)  Last week I started on the ceiling...This will all be covered with veneered 1/8" plywood......

(above)  With the fabric up the ceiling can be seen...This changes my plan slightly...I'll have some fun with this...

(above)  While working in back, the teak floor rests on the bench and the shower duckboard is out on top too...

(above)  It has whole different feel with the roof open...You can see the teak floor on the bench...I'm surprised it fits perfect between the wood edge and the roll-bar...So if you want to store the floor out of the way, it can go there under the bench cushion...

(above)  I test fit the new front accessory bar mounting thing...

I have been waiting for my welder to fabricate the spare tire mount and for the upholsterer to finish the bench back cushions...I got the call from both and went to get them...So I took the Jeep and showed it off to some of the suppliers who have contributed to this project...The reaction is becoming common...Quiet awe...It is mind blowing in person...In and out, up and down...Something like this (yeah right) is so far outside 99.97% of the general population's expectation of what a vehicle can be that they simply do not understand the "why" behind the process...I try to explain, but their lifetime experience of mediocrity in design is hard to overcome in a few minutes...Once they get in and absorb all that's there and why it's there, they start to get it...Then the nodding starts...