to simplify 2.0    notes from the open road

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Crossbeams

I finished building the new rear and forward crossbeam setups today, and managed to get both fully bolted into place just as the sun was disappearing.


It's a simple yet totally rock-solid design – angle iron bolted to the sides of the van, and one inch square tubing stretching across. I had Q weld a nut inside the end of each tube so they could then be bolted to the angle iron, and the result is two flat structures upon which I can now build the forthcoming upstairs bulkhead and bed platform.


But first, I have to take it all apart tomorrow to paint everything so it won't rust.