Restoration makes any build more challenging. It is just the nature of old rigs that they require more work (ask me how I know). Making any 20+ year old vehicle (or in my case...70 year old vehicle) road worthy & safe has to be the first step...then...you can actually begin "converting".
But the up side is...you end up with something really unique. Hang in there.
Well this summer I put in some new window trim in BC which helped to lighten things up a little inside
Now working on a new hand rail at the entry. I took out the old modesty panel which had a floor to ceiling pole, and replaced it with a newer hand rail from a Crown that got crushed. This will give me more space for the passenger seat and also allow me to build a foot rest and small cabinet and table top for the passenger.
neat entry way and looks like a really nice spot for the passenger to stay now. great job on that piece of wood... would've taken me a couple hours on just that one piece! looks like it fits just right.