work got busy again so haven't had a lot of time to work on this thing, but I finally got around to making some stuff
probably gonna figure out how to attach some hinges, at least on the drivers side. I don't mind having the smaller pass side panel removable though. Also gonna get my mom to stich up some new covers for the separate mattress pieces now, which should also help them slide into place a bit easier.
both, though the bottom of the platform will be much easier to deal with. the material cut out of the headliner is not exactly clean cut and useable. it was a bit more sturdy than I thought, so the part removed ended up being cut in several pieces. the edges will be the most difficult part though. none of the shapes are square or evenly spaced, and not much go material to attach things. I'll figure something out eventually, but might end up with taped up edges for a while.just the edges or the platform bottom as well? why not use what you removed?
your terminology there has me a little unsure, but I assume you are referring to keeping the panel held in place while driving? the 2x2 wood frame fits pretty snugly in the roof opening to keep it from moving side to side, and when the tent is closed the roof is close enough with the cushions to keep it from jumping up and down. it doesn't move at all or make any sort of noise on corrugations.are the vehicle roof/ tent floor panels somehow going to be restrained? a floating panel may sink on a corrugated road with unexpected - perhaps un-appreciated - results.