Added 2 L brackets from Home Depot to serve as a base for a 15mm thru axle mount. I've positioned the mount so that any of my four mountain bikes be compatible. Since this also serves as my sleeping platform, I'll relocate the bike to the aisle or the rear hitch rack outside depending on the circumstances.
Fork Mount Angle #2
Passenger Seat Removal
Testing space with passenger seat removed. 4 bolts, an airbag disconnect, and 15 minutes is all it took. A dashboard airbag light blinks while driving however the top of the steering wheel covers the light so it's not an issue.
I immediately removed the console to create an aisle between the cabin and living quarters. 6 bolts, a 120V and 12V disconnect, and 15 minutes. I plan on removing the disconnected adaptors from the console or purchasing new ones to reattach to the existing cabling hardware left under the driver's seat. I'll mount a box to house the connections to restore the 120V and 12V capabilities in the cabin.
Originally wanted to use an insulated curtain rather than just a blacked out curtain but had some difficulty finding exactly what I wanted to I installed a blacked out, plain, grommeted, 63" curtain set to a silver shower curtain rod with rubberized ends to be postioned directly onto the metal frame of each end. I had to create a starlike hole one one end of the ceiling fabric to allow the shower rod to travel through the fabric and make contact with the frame, the other end was a flap cut on the top and bottom of the shower rod end and folded back. Satisfied with how sturdy it is considering it's near the driver which was a safety concern. When not in use, I wrap the right side curtain around the handle used to step up via the sliding passenger side door.
Sliding Door Curtain
Existed at the time of purchase.
Deletes to Storage
DELETES: removed the storage netting and carpeting in the upper storage unit. It just seemed to create more problems than benefits. Also removed the microwave because microwaves are lame and I would much rather use the double burner, removed most of the wood trimmings around the storage unit since it was not a durable option for a camper van plus it solely served the aesthetic purpose which is unnecessary for my style of camper van.
Adds: CO Detector
Carbon monoxide detector above the sleeping platform to serve as a detection just in case there's a leak in the propane bottle of the double burner stove.
GoPro Rear Mount
GoPro mounted to the rear passenger side frame rib for photographs and filming. Pretty stoked about the capabilities when wirelessly paired with the iPhone app.
Out with the Old in with the New
I chose the Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs over the BF Goodrich simply because I wanted the meatiest treads for the forest service roads. I was asking for trouble had I kept the stock fleet tires. Those were a nightmare on any dirt road.
Coin Grip Rubberized Flooring
The flooring has a layer of Dynamat sound deadener directly on metal, followed by the stock Nissan denim insulation, stock plastic-like mat, plywood, then coin grip flooring. I have yet to glue the flooring to the plywood, hoping that I won't need to but we'll see.
Double Pop Up Dining Table/Workstation
This serves more than a dining table and workstation, it's also a door for lower galley storage as well as the thinner table serving as a platform for my Primus Profile two burner camp stove in case I'm ultra hungry and need four burners fired up at once.
Tables in Use
I used 90 lbs. locking hinges purchased online from a random distributor.
Galley Door Open
I exchanged the bolts which secured the galley panel to the galley itself with hinges. This allowed me 180 degrees of rotation to access compartments below. With the tables in the locked position, they sit perfectly on top of the sink faucet. I also added the mid shelf and have since stained it.
Handmade Table/Fridge Storage/Tool Box Platform
New to all things DIY campervan, I was excited to design and construct this storage/table unit from scratch. It has two table options, houses a bolted down tool box and a cooler for now. I've designed the interior dimensions to house an ARB 37 Quart fridge, a future purchase. It's a very sturdy design and secured to the floor and galley legs.