We finished and Quickly hit the Road
:sombrero: With help from the Wonderful guys at Western Fabrication in Hesperia, Ca, we put the finishing touches on the Dirt Lab. They fabricated a large bay and Rear Bumper for us. They also finished the front bumper as well.
We also had the Bullet...
The dinette is ready to go and easily converts to a queen sized bed. The cabinets under the dinette have storage below. I didn't repost the bathroom photos, they are shown in earlier posts.
The wife is happy to have all of her designs realized. The set-up will provide lots of storage and...
Interior is finally complete
The Interior of the Dirt Lab is finished. It looks great and has everything we wanted ( and then some).
The Kitchen is huge. The counter covers the Propane and storage bays. The refrigerator is a NovaCool and runs easily on solar. The 70 gallon...
We are not the same person, however we are in the same home. My wife joined before I did. We were in Portland and I couldn't remember my password, hence I used her log on. We are getting ready to merge. Although, we have different opinions and questions.
We found our seats and will be...
We are back in town after a visit to family in Portland. I was hoping that one of you couldn't live without this bike. We leave for Mexico for the season in about a month. Doesn't one of you deserve an early Christmas present?
The Dirtlab is almost done--Yea!! Now we need seats. The existing bench seat is horrible, actually worse than horrible. I am hoping that some other Ford seat will be a direct bolt in replacement. Have any of you out there delt with this problem?
The interior should be buttoned up in a couple of weeks. The wife was happy to do a test fit on the dinette/bed area.
Here you see the louvered doors to the bathroom on the right. The dinette covers to a queen sized bed at night. The pneumatic table base make the conversion...
We went ahead and bought the 4 propane tanks. They are now installed.
The bathroom is being framed up and the cassette toilet is being installed.
Things are finally coming together and the plan is to have the interior completed in the next couple of weeks. Then on to the...
The propex has the BTU output we needed for our interior. We were also able to vent to intake and outtake remotely, while installing it in a cabinet. There are several articles available on the ease of installation. We ordered our from Westy.
Thanks for the input. We had a 2004 6.0 and wern't so lucky. At about 80K I had the oil cooler/EGR failure. Luckily I caught it in time and saved the motor. The bad news was that we were on the road and the cost was about 6K--ouch. Because of that, and because our rebuilt has only...
Control panel is installed. The panel switches are labeled, there are separate controls for the kitchen and dinette lights. The stereo also has sirus radio.
For my wife, a NovaCool 7501 refrigerator. We know it is big, but da wife loves to cook. It is 12v, but also...
I probably should have brought the dump out the front of the tank. This is one the things that I wish I had a "do over" on. It is amazing the number of decisions that you have to make when doing a build. it drives you crazy at times.
Plumbing is plumbed
The had a welder fabricate a "cage" to support the grey water tanks. One tank for the shower and another for the kitchen sink.
All of the plumbing lines are run and the shower pan is in. Just waiting for the FRP to arrive to build the shower.
I contacted the member who sold me the bike. Here is the information I received on the suspension:
"RaceTech set up the bike for my weight. I know new springs and oil were installed, just don't remember rate of the spring or the weight of the oil. It was set up for 165...
I don't have enough knowledge about these bikes to comment on the suspension. It felt like the spring rate was a bit soft for me, but no surprise there as I go about 275 these days. The previous owner mentioned that he had modified the suspension for his weight, about 175 I would think. I...
My roof doesn't have the usual vents used to run the wire from the roof to the interior. I am going to have to "drill a hole in the roof" to run my wiring. I am trying to figure out how to do this in a waterproof way. Any ideas?