Winter has returned to The Great White North and the Roach Motel as been shipped off to the auto shop to be exorcised of it's demons. The drive over to the shop was an adventure in itself. I had disconnected the electric door mechanism and thought that friction would keep the door closed during the trip. Imagine my surprise when the door popped open on a gentle left hand turn. Visions of mail boxes smashing the door flashed through my mind so I stopped and tried to wedge the door tight with a tree branch but it managed to shake loose within a few miles. When I pick it up I'll bring some rope to tie the thing shut.
CraigsList came through for me in the form of two nearly pristine captain's chairs. The guy had put casters on the bases and used them as office chairs until he retired just lately. $100 bucks for the pair was the deal of the century. Only problem is the swivel bases are missing the part that bolts to the floor. I e-mailed the manufacturer about getting parts but I fear that's futile. I'll probably end up modifying one base into a fixed drivers base and buying a new swivel base for the passenger seat.
Before taking the thing to the shop I checked the fit of my grey tank. It's only a 15 gallon barrel and I'm glad I didn't try to go larger. It's a tight fit back behind the driver's side rear wheel well. I'll build a plywood support for the top of it and aluminum straps to bolt it to the floor. Luckily, the tank will snug right up to the rear leaf spring pivot anchoring the front of the tank nicely.
Here's the floor plan.
One of the captains chairs will double as the passenger seat and part of the dinette but I haven't quite got that sorted out yet. I thought of putting both captains chairs together as one side of the dinette but they're a bit too wide.