$150 Flip Pac Build (sort of)
As some of you might be aware, I recently scored a Flip Pac for $150. Granted, it needs some work, but hey, it was $150. You can't argue with that price. Anyway, I'll be making it livable again on a very tight budget by this site's standards. My deadline is the 18th of this month when I go up to Monterey for a class field trip. So far I've only succeeded in getting the shell mounted to the truck and fixing the door knob and getting the doors mostly right but I've only had one real day to work on it last Wednesday. Big thanks to Camper Center in Ventura for helping me out with the mounting. Their forklift made things way easier. In case anyone was looking, the guy that helped me showed me a Wildernest they have for a longbed Toyota. I can get you contact info if you want it. Plans include removing the roof rack to facilitate parking garage use, patching the holes in the tent, adding a couple of ammo cans in the bed to make up for the loss of my toolbox, some carpet (and hopefully padding) for the bed, cleaning it and making it smell less bad and replacing the things that need it. Now, on to the pictures!
The first picture when I got home and opened it up to air out and see how awesome it is:
The support bracket for one end of one of the hammock poles has come off and the holes are all stripped out in the fiberglass so my plan here is to make a metal plate to replace the two holes the bracket used to mount to. I'll be attaching that with three screws.
One of the support poles has a broken end where it attaches to the top:
As you can see the inside of the shell needs a good cleaning:
The front window also needs to be replaced:
This is when I was test fitting the bottom half of the door frame and making sure the doors would still work:
I had to remove an inch from the bottom of the door frame to work with the bumper CYi5 and I made recently. Dremels cut though fiberglass like butter btw
One of the door hinges only had one bolt holding it on so I went and bought three new ones to make sure it stays secure:
1999 4Runner Limited. Its green.