Lovin this build! Good stuff so far!
Thanks for sharing the details of this project. Do you know how much weight is saved using the composite panels to construct the interior, versus the original plywood?
Do you have a ballpark figure for the weight that the cabinets, mechanicals like the refrigerator and house battery, and the AT FlipPac add to the truck?
Regarding "Cardboard Aided Design," Costco is a good source for big sheets of cardboard. The pallet loads of items displayed on the racks at Costco often include thin cardboard to separate the layers of merchandise. Usually it's not corrugated, so it's easier to bend into shape during the design phase. Some pallets use cardboard with a white finish, making it a little easier to see pencil lines. Costco is happy to let you take as many sheets as you want, no charge.
Great build Martyn! Any updates?
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Diesel Ford F250 - Carli and 37s
How are you anchoring the DS dual-layer cabinets to the truck bed (as well as together)? This is a great build and gives me plenty of ideas as I embark on my own similar project.
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2002 Ford F350 Lariat, 4X4, 7.3L TDI, 2" lift, 35" GY MTRs, 4.10 gears, TJM bullbar and 12,000 lbs Warn winch, ARE shell, Yaesu FT-1900, external auto trans and coolant filter
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4x4 (the wife's family truckster)
2008 Toyota Land Cruiser, BajaRack, IBS dual battery system, Yaesu FT-8900
1990 M101A2 Expo Trailer (in the making)
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BUMP! Anything else done this year? Lots of good stuf in this thread!
I'm not familiar with the cardboard mentioned, guess it would make good dividers.
I like the approach here and will follow much of it as well. Mine is the little F-150 extended cab but our trucks are the same color...lol
How often do you get in water over three feet deep, I like the cool look of the snorkels, not sure I'd ever use it.....is there any ram air effect with it? MPG?
Awesome build. I love the emphasis on functionality over just the "got to have it" or cool factor.
Can you elaborate on a "power use" of the ScanGauge II? I have one on my vehicle, but so far I mostly use it to monitor mpg, temps, etc in real time.