Yup, that is in the plans. For air from the main cabin into the lockers I have 4" round heater vents. From within the lockers will just be hole saw holes. For heat I was planning on a couple of Kuba VA200 heat exchangers, which I ordered from a UK company (when running they will pull air into the compartments to heat and blow back into the main cabin). As it has been about 2 weeks and shipping was supposed to be 1-2 days I am thinking I will have to try again.This looks very nice!
One thing I would recommend: install some type of ventilation openings between the compartments. I noticed stale air in ours... In cold climates you could also get some moisture build up inside those spaces.
Thanks, although I am generally happy with what we have done it is nowhere near perfect and if I had to do it over would do a few things differently (luckily nothing major)! I come from a family of carpenters (though I ended up programming computers). My brother who stayed in the carpentry trade offered to help with the build, only problem is he is 1500 miles away. It would have turned out way better with his help (more skill and better tools) but as I told him what I need to be is "a jack of all trades, master at none", which is very true. Plus he lives nowhere near an ocean.I continue to be blown away by the quality of your work. You are doing a beautiful job. I'd love to know where your table support is from by the way.
On our GXV build we have the same issue with the countertop ending above our bench seat. We had them attach a strip of the countertop material (about an inch wide and the thickness of the stock countertop material) along the edge of the counter from the backsplash to just before the front edge to deflect any spills to the front. Not very elegant but it works. You can see it on this page by selecting the photos of the truck with the Computer Work Station...Hey guys, looking for some ideas about our counter top to sitting area. Our counter top ends up against the sitting area, which will be upholstered. I am considering a 1/2" bit of clear acrylic from the counter top to the bottom of the upper cabinet (still yet to be built). This would stop any water on the counter from getting to the cushions. Any other thoughts? I was thinking something clear to allow light and sight through.
Thanks for that, first off that is a really nice truck! If our budget would have allowed I would have talked with these guys. So as of last night at around 10pm I decided on trying the acrylic and ordered up a piece (1/2" thick). My current plan is to make it full height between the counter top and bottom of upper cabinets. This will give the upper cabinets a bit of support. I will make a "track" out of some solid surface for the bottom to set into and a corresponding track on the top out of maple. I will then use silicone to bond it all in place.On our GXV build we have the same issue with the countertop ending above our bench seat. We had them attach a strip of the countertop material (about an inch wide and the thickness of the stock countertop material) along the edge of the counter from the backsplash to just before the front edge to deflect any spills to the front. Not very elegant but it works. You can see it on this page by selecting the photos of the truck with the Computer Work Station...
We are planning on painting the corners the same color as the 45 degree fiberglass edges we made, sort a light gray. Using Interlux Perfection 2 part paint. Hopefully I will figure out the bending along with welding the thin aluminum. If only I had your metal working skills (and tools). I think the acrylic will work ok, just need to be careful cutting it. If it does not pan out I plan to just silicone it in place to it could be removable if desired.I like the 1/2" acrylic idea. I think having a transparent divider will keep things feeling open.
I bet you will like having the motorbike. If we had room for one, I think we would have done that redirection.
I hope you like the way your outside corners turn out. I think they will look good in aluminum. Are you planning to paint them white or leave them raw aluminum?