No, not yet. Robert lives in D.C. and his work hasn't allowed him time to come home yet, and my travel schedule has prevented me from making a trip to D.C. My other son Alex is coming home from Boston this weekend for a visit so Alex will get to drive it before Robert does. Robert better hope Alex doesn't get too attached to it .Hey jsherb, has your kid got to drive his Jeep yet?
Thank you very much . Gets me to thinking too... I usually put more thought than fab work into everything I design - how will I use it, how will it install, how will it interact with other things I've got installed or planned, how will I build it in my home workshop so it doesn't look like a home workshop project... then I post the idea and work-in-progress photos so other people can add their suggestions to make the design even better. My projects are almost always more about design thought than fab work .I saw that Storegate on your LJ in Moab. I never really gave it much thought before, until I saw how casually and instinctively you set your can of soda in the cupholder cutout on top. It really looked convenient! I have a tailgate table already, but I'm going to have give some thought to some sort of convenient way to have a place to set a can or bottle....
Every time I see any of the stuff you make it gets me to thinking!
Because this is such a large part and I don't have enough heat or vacuum at home to form it in one step, I'll be using more of a die press technique. For example - the jamb for the lid is recessed so I'll make a die slightly smaller than the recess that I'll use to force the heat-softened plastic into the recess. I'll try to take photos during the process to explain it.I’m very interested in your process to make this latest design. I hope you document your work as you have in the past.
I have some experience vacuum forming. That work was making individual letters for use in commercial signage. I have never given any thought to how I’d do it in my home shop.
After trying the Trail Kitchen in the 2dr this morning, I stored it in a corner of the garage. The Molle panel on the side swings down with the removal of 2 screws, so it's pretty compact.I'm seriously considering this unit. However, with all the overtime I'm forced to work currently, I'll never get to enjoy it. At least not any time soon!
Like yourself, I removed my rear seat, and belts years ago.
If possible, when you return home, could you post a photo of how it stores while not installed?