I haven't visited the forum much at all lately. It's been a rough go of it. I thought, for a bit, the girl and I would be getting back together; but we didn't. I got into some pretty heavy self pity for a while. I'm starting to get it together now.
I had plans to take Polar Bear on a backpacking trip a couple of weeks ago. A few blocks from my friends house, she broke down in the middle of an intersection. The front fuel pump went out. She's been in the shop for a couple of weeks now. The fuel pump is fixed, but there's an engine issue. I have a miss under load. They've been going through the electrical system trying to figure it out. Meanwhile, they found a short that was preventing the EFI from adjusting the timing correctly. I have a bit more power now. I also had a compression test done and the numbers came back good.
This weekend, I "borrowed" my van back from the shop so I could work on it. I got the tent installed yesterday and took it out for some pictures this morning.
I basically picked up where I left off and conitued with the 3/4" plywood plan.
I used 3M adhesive to add carpet to the top of the wood.
Then I marked my two side platforms for drilling.
My friend Harmony hung out most of the day while I worked.
I couldn't locate D bolts that correctly fit the width of my rack so I used some plastic tubing and angled them to get a better fit.
And today, I did a quick photo shoot.
It's been a rough few weeks. I'm still not thinking entirely clear headed, but I'm trying to stay busy with projects and connecting with the people in my life. Hopefully my head clears up soon, I have to get everything ready for Burning Man and I have about a month to do it!