Been a while since I've updated. Just been busy with "real life". But I HAVE gotten some things done.
I pulled out the glass window in the rear passenger's side, built an insulated wall, and switched the A/C from the driver's side window...
I cut out and fit a plug to frame the A/C on the outside, and bought some metal to make the final cover and drip-pan.
There is still finish work to do on the A/C wall, but at least the unit is moved and I now have space for the camp shower unit on the driver's side by the tub.
The latest project has been custom building a grey water tank. It's a project I've dreaded doing, but think the end result will work well enough until I can get the tailpipe relocated and fit a larger, square tank into the space.
I used foam core board for most of the shape, then added regular poster board for the tricky curved wall where the tailpipe is.
Looking forward. You can see how much space the pipe takes. What's strange is it's lower here than at the exit. I would think this would make it trap condensation at the low end and cause a rust spot in that area. Whatever.
The counter-weight in the back. The space I have to work with is 28" x 32". So the tank will be 26" x 30"... with various depths.
Making the first template piece. Depth at this point is 20".
Measuring for the tailpipe rise and length.
Making the most difficult section first. I used the grid on my kitchen floor to help maintain squareness in the tank.
Marking the score lines on the card stock. I should have used framing card stock to gain rigidity, but the poster board worked well enough.
Upside-down tank. Almost done here. The section on the left will be the only "regular" shape on this tank.
Right-side-up. The tape is where the tank template was fastened to the forward beam under the bus.
Last wall to go... I ran out of foam core and couldn't finish the tank this weekend like I'd hoped. Yesterday and today are consumed with my Mom's birthday (a good thing), so I won't get back to this until later this week.
Hopefully, a layer of epoxy will make this a good form for some fiberglass matting. If I build it up enough, it should be strong enough to function as a water tank for now.
Well... off to the birthday dinner with Mom. More later as I have time...