Quite a bit warmer today, owing to the Chinook. So I had to take advantage.
Made some progress with the rear drawer deck. I had some 8020 extrusion laying around, and decided to try to use it for the rear compartments. Started off with a frame…
The idea on this side is to make easy access to front and top, to allow for using the propane hose, and also to be able to lift the tank out for filling. And of course its not a simple matter of attaching the top deck to the tops of the drawers, since as I mentioned, they slide. So the deck needed to be completely independent of the drawer.
Okay, tank fits in! So far so good.
Cut/bent a piece of metal and used my fancy edge tool up and down each side to give it a little more rigidity, although 18 ga sheet is pretty solid as it is, for this application. Then filed and massaged until it would slide into the grooves, with a little tension to reduce rattles.
Obviously still needs finishing, i.e. carpet, paint, etc. But lets get the structure done first.
Okay, on to the top. 3/4" plywood gets the call.
That doesn’t look too bad?
Thought I’d start the other side, and after a much quicker mess about with 8020, the framework was done. My jigsaw crapped out (20 years old) so I figured I’d simply flip the right side wood over, and try it, along with my already bent metal. LOL. It fit EXACTLY on the left side too! Hehehe. Not planned, but I guess that’s a good thing in case I have it all apart and put them back wrong?
That’ll do it for today. Can’t wait to put the carpet on top and make it look a little more polished, but not there yet…