nice stuff James, glad there's another old-schooler out there. I'm the other way around...I've been concentrating on doing up the interior, probably because the wood stuff was peeling all over anyway and the cabs were all disjointed. That must be a major project on your cabinets, and i was thinking about it (mainly to save weight and up the mpg), but decided against...for now! Any idea how much weight you'll save and what that might translate into for mpg savings??
I did have the energy, however, to make a cutout in the back cabinet (into some dead space around the wheel well) to allow a portapotti to sit tighter back there (see the pix)...that came out pretty nicely, and I got a little bonus cabinet out of it. Made that with a drawer piece that I took out from under the fridge. But the floor space saved is huge (not really, but it really helps to tuck that portapotti in there a bit). You got one?
I can't make out your external mods from the small thumbnail of your rig, but you have 2 things that I've been trying to engineer for myself, the roof rack and the shower.
I have all kinds of questions on your shower. Is the external water tank for the shower heated? where did you put the shower head fixture? is it gravity or pump fed? shower curtain (for the ladies, of course)? have you posted any of your project pictures on the forum? I've been thinking about how to mount one of those rubber outdoor heat-in-the-sun showers, but the pop-top gets in the way of every configuration I think of...I like the sound of yours.
I've been holding out on the exterior mods because all the ones I have planned seem interconnected, so I can't do just one until I figure out the big picture. I've been trying to devise a roof rack/awning/shower system. I was thinking of welding up 2 rails the full length of the top to allow multiple fixtures (rack feet, awning hardware, shower tank, etc.). It's def tricky, trying to keep the weight and wind resistance down...I don't want anything dragging on the outside to reduce my already miserable mpg.
Good thing I'm keeping this rig for awhile. Thanks for the Craigslist tip. If it's ok, can i email you to get pictures of your exterior mods...and maybe that fancy stove?