Forty-Two...

(above)  On Mike's last trip up, he dropped off some things for the Jeep...One of them is a small generator to fit in the case on the rear door...The Trasharoo Bag on the back of the box had straps like backpack straps that were wrapped around the black box...To access the box you first had to reach under the box and unclip the straps, then after you were through with the box, the straps had to be re-clipped...Hardly handy...So I cut the straps off and mounted the bag to the box in a permanent manner...


(above)  Three stainless steel screws with plastic washers up high, two down low...

(above)  Up till today the bag seemed to me a gimmick, but the functionality can't be denied...If this were my vehicle, I'd keep wetsuits and surf gear in it, and there would still be a lot of room left for stuff that could take on some weather...

(above)  The inside of the box lid...There is a dense foam pad that fits in the lid...

(above)  Generator placement...

(above)  Scrap balsa-core divider panel in place...It was poly-u adhesived in place then it all got a coat of satin black oil based paint...


(above)  The plastic drop-down step broke a week or so ago...I had this fabricated and test fit it...It needs more work, but it will be fine...

(above)  Back in the shop, I sanded and oiled the shower duck board...

(above)  Next, time to finish the shower floor...The Insul-Mat all got cleaned up and the rough edges were cleanly trimmed with a knife...The fiberglass in the shower pan got a hard rough sanding with 36 grit...The few open screw holes from the previous cover were filled with epoxy and sanded, then it all got vacuumed and a final wipe out with lacquer thinner...

(above)  The sub-floor hatch got cleaned out ...

(above)  Then the hatch door was taped down with aluminum tape...What you see there is all aluminum...Not plastic...

(above)  My plan for the shower involved painting the pan black...
  
(above)  The aluminum was covered with ribbed vinyl "carpet-runner" that is attached with PSA sheeting...On top of the shower pan, a piece of the vinyl runner was pattern cut to fit, then the teak duckboard with copper flashing under it was put in place...

(above)  What custom looks like...In everyday use, this will only be seen when the teak floor (3/8" thick) is removed...But it's there...A super thin, silver nylon shower curtain will hang easily from the ceiling tie-downs...More on that later...