Lexus LX470 Conversion - Part 2

(above) Sink cut-out...Driver side...The faucet is a simple, single lever bar faucet  found at Home Depot...

(above) At a restaurant supply store I found a variety of stainless steel pans...Mike wanted some trays for storage and these seemed right...I'll cut into the top of the cabinet and have them be drop in and pull out for access deeper into the wheel well space...You can also see the partitioning down low for the inverter under the fridge and the battery just behind it...

(above) Four gallon drinking and grey water containers...

(above) Water pump...

(above) The connections are easy... Pull the tanks forward a bit and unscrew the connections...The waste water connection changed later as you'll see...(As you are reading this Mike is driving the completed conversion on his way to Utah)...

(above) The bed zone...Mike thought I could do something with heavy duty drawer guides to have the bed platform slide forward over the folded seat...There were multiple complexities doing that way, so I went a different direction...

(above) Hinged plywood...You can see that it is in two sections...Ceiling height necessitated that...The nearest folding section rest firmly on the folded over seat...Solid support...Without that it wouldn't work ...The smaller hinged section is unsupported as shown, but seems to be sturdy enough if the foot of the sleeping bag goes there...Later I made a simple support that fits in the finger-pull hole...

(above) Access panel for the inverter / battery / storage...

(above) Back in the shop...Cut-outs for drop-in trays and electrical outlets are done...The inverter is on the bench, over on the right...I put a narrow hinged door over on the left side for more access to storage space in the wheel-well...

(above) Another view from this side...

(above) The view from the driver side...The sink is placed and ready to have the rear flange trimmed flush with the rear edge of the cabinet...I'll show details of the sink later...It's a 4" deep stainless steel "steam tray" purchased at the restaurant supply store...A hole was drilled for a drain and a piece of copper tubing was soldered in...

I put an "accumulator tank" in the water supply...It is some kind of an air bladder thing that provides more consistent water pressure and is easier on the water pump...Later I found out that if the electrical system is shut off and the water pump is disabled, the accumulator tank still provides about a half quart of water...Nice...

(above) Far from a simple design...Especially when you remember that it is designed to be removable...

More later...