So the toolbox is long gone, and the bed is fully cleaned. Okay I could probably use to pressure wash it, but it is cleaner than it was with an oil catch pan in it…
The front suspension has been rebuilt using Moog, and Rancho components, replacing the stock strut and lift spacer with the Rancho Quicklift Loaded adjustable ride strut.
A new set of tires has been installed, and to finish it all up, the alignment has been done.
Measurements are being taken, and retaken, and I am coming up to a couple of conclusions.
#1. To get the kind of interior volume needed to make it agreeable with my wife, I would need to have a sturdy frame work that would support a mattress just above the wheel arches, but below the bed rail height. so that the entire area is flat. This poses problems of its own. More research (staring at the empty bed with a notebook, pencil, and tape measure in hand) needs to be done. #2. I need to insure that he bed support allows sufficient storage space for other items such as the chuck box, EZ Up , and of course the AC unit itself. #3. The AC can be installed quickly / or left out depending on the time of year, to a flip down port on one side. Must support the AC unit, while allowing it to drain and breathe properly.
The ideas are coming together, time to get busy with Sketchup!.
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