After 2 days, and and some cold weather, I got the bench seat out and wire harness fully removed. Thats a lot of wire, I pulled everthing out so I can run clean easy to access wire. The bench proved to be a pain in the butt, but after some hookah and a little help from FB group I got it done.
So I desided to build a murphy be in place of the bench seat. So that calls for removing the bench completely as I was to put a Full size bed. The bed when stowed will have benchs and table that fold out. so the area is used in. It can be a bed, dining set, work table, or open area.
Removing the bench was rough, I found it was screwed down, bolted down, glued down and pinned down by a met bracket for the seat belts, so once un screwed, and bolted, I had to pry up with a crow bar enough to get the glue free, and pry away from the wall to push out. When the bench was out I could unbold the bracked for the belts. I did have to grind out the 3 bold on the bench on the front as they were rusted.
The Wire all the Wires
So this was fun for me, I like cutting out all the wires, and finding all the little hidden areas. I think I pulled over 150lbs of wire out. Doing this killed the Brake and blinkers in the rear. This will be the first thing I rewire.
The Build begins
I popped over to lowes to get some 2in foam insulation for the walls. The 2 sheets I got, did 1.5 od the sides and the front. After using the 2 foam boards I made another trip to Lowes. I got a couple bundles of 2×2 lumber and screws. When I got back I started to fram up the kitchen side. That went pretty quick.
So after a full day I got a lot done and looking forward to getting farther along. The build out should be quick, The wiring and electrical setup is gonna take some time since im on a tight budget.
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Navigating through life, or as I like to call it, stumbling through a travel brochure, I’ve bounced from one continent to another like a ping pong ball. From riding a camel around the pyramids and getting lost in Cairo’s bazaars, to scuba diving wrecks off Florida, mingling with sharks in Roatan, and admiring Cozumel’s coral reefs. And amidst this whirlwind of adventure, I find time to scribble it all down in a blog, because what’s a near-death experience with a dolphin if you can’t brag about it online, right? So here’s to cheap travels, history lessons in every port, and unforgettable under-the-sea encounters. May my suitcase always be packed and my oxygen tank never be empty!