The roof rack looks fantastic, surprised that you covered your escape hatch and that the storage box latches are on the inside. Looks nice nevertheless.
Hi fella. So, the hatch in the Merc's doesn't fully open. It'd involve unbolting it to get out... It's purely a vent aid. Add to that, with the access to the body cut, I now have 3 decent openings should I accidentally plant the truck on it's side... Re the roof boxes, the sides of the roof basket taper in, and apart from the singe access ladder on the left side, there's nowhere to safely stand on the outside of the truck to access the latches or load the boxes. With them opening inwards, we can climb the ladder, stand in the center of the roof rack and safely access both boxes.
Hope to sit it back on at the weekend and see that it looks 'right'.