Today felt like a productive but long day. The first thing we did today was finish (still needs trim, stain and varnish) the under dash cabinet and surrounding paneling. It really completed the look of the dash.
Next I installed corner bead on the over head cabinet that is above the dash.
Next I had the urge to go ahead and construct the rack that my batteries will rest in.
We went and picked up 4 - Pacer 6-Volt Deep Cycle batteries from the local Napa store. The store manager was nice enough to sell me the 4 batteries with no core exchange for $115 a battery. That seemed like a fair deal.
This is how they will be wired:
I had some old steel bed frames laying around so I decided to use those for the battery rack.
I wish I had a romantic story about the next picture because it bears a striking resemblance to the Shards of Narsil. Narsil was the sword of King Elendil of the Dúnedain which in a later age was reforged as Anduril. Ok, I may be losing some of you here. Sorry, I am a big Lord of the Rings fan. I guess you need to watch the first movie to know what I am talking about.
Ok, now I have to show off the real Shards of Narsil. See the resemblance? LOL:
Well, back to the real world. Seriously though, does anyone make good drill bits??? I have gone through so many drill bits on this project. I even used a $30 drill bit and it is dull now. It must have taken me a good 10 min. to drill each hole in this.
Here are the batteries set into place:
We were also able to get more trim installed in the dinette area:
This sits over the front passenger side wheel well:
More tomorrow I hope.