Interior almost ready for the felt fabric that will cover most everything inside customizing it out.
Here on the rear false floor I can't make up my mind. I seen one similiar to this that the floor was covered with laminate wood flooring not felt. Hmmm decisions decisions.
I have actually laid the felt in the drivers section but I had to order some more for the rear, I was about 3 yards shy of finishing. I did learn one thing from the previous one I did before. I used a paint brush to administer the glue onto the felt and walls last time - this time I used a small foam roller, what a time saver!
There a few scrapes and spots on this one but overall it's pretty good. Just what I needed!
I have been making alot of jokes on facebox about my newly acquired "creeper van". I had one similiar to this about 5 years ago when I was racing motocross to haul my bikes to races, I must add it was sweet and very practical! My bro-n-law is an auto broker and came upon this last week for me in D.C. where he does some of his business. There have been many times that when I have been on mountain biking excursions and trips I wished to have "moto van" back to convert it over for traveling and camping in it. Ala, wish granted. Above are some of the pics that I have taken during construction. This one came totally gutted! My last one had racks and storage bins in it that I had to discard before starting. Customizing this will be easier since I have already done it once. I was at a crossroad deciding whether or not to put a bulkhead in this one or not. It makes heating and cooling the cabin much easier and faster but blocks off the rear compartment from view. I chose a bulkhead but I added a false floor for a place to store things. All I'm needing is a bench seat and to finish felting the walls and roof and I will be almost complete. I'm waiting on some funds for a set of wheels/rims too. I ran across some 22" ghetto wheels on craigslist that fit my bolt pattern but they rubbed when I fitted them so I'm going to flip them and make a profit since I got them soooo cheap.
Back to the cycling scene. The Lynskey departed JC for it's new home in Jersey Wednesday. I keep in touch with the guys at BMC through B at the shop and those pesky BMC 29ers are not going to be here for a while it seems, the carbon frame got postponed til fall of '12, dangit! I would rather not ride a brand that we don't sell out of the shop although I have, it seems to bother some people. So below is what I have oredered to ride until my BMC arrives. Niner has a problem that every company ever started wishes they had, unable to keep up with demand for their product. I will admit them being small hurts them and they do need a better supply chain to keep customers happy but it's all about supply and demand. Niner's cool factor is way up there as well so that keep them behind too. I didn't wanna get the moondust grey because AC has that so I went with the tamale red. When the BMC gets here she will be gone anyway.
Shipping problems; I was cleaning out some of the stuff I wasn't using to sell on fleabay and also it generates a cash flow for me and my student status. I sold these to a guy in Seattle, Wa. When they arrived Mr. FedX ground had treated them poorly and damaged some spokes, I wish I had insured them for more than what I did. Anywho they are on the way back to me, a claim was filed (that I still havent heard anything on) so I will keep this event updated as to how this ends.
Yep that's the Lynskey below. For some reason I'm not a fan of Ti for a road bike OR a mtn bike. I do like the way it feels supple on gravel and single track but it flexes too much for my liking. Back to aluminium and carbon for me!