Alex's Sprinter - AKA: The Glowing Japanese Apartment...

(above) All done...I know I skipped some finishing details but the job ran longer than expected and Alex will get it in a day...So I had the camera on the bench and focused on finishing...

(above) The final tour starts here...Driver side rear door...Hooks, panels, tables, pulls, and more...

 (above) The twin...

(above) One change...Window slide bolt is now the default hold up for the table...

above) The hole compartments in the door got the black floor runner treatment...

(above) Welcome to the party...It just needs stocking and a friendly crew...

(above) New is the SS bike chain loop into the cabinet, everything else is just finished finer than before...

(above) Looks easy to clean...

(above) Slider door view...There are bungee cord loops at the lower cabinets...Keeps stuff from sliding on a slidy floor...Reason # 2 bamboo wouldn't be my first choice...

 

(above) Who want's in...???...

(above) I squared out this corner to offer more floor space on a limited floorplan...There are tie-in loops there too...The speakers down low are Polk 6.5"...The black stuff is ribbed vinyl runner from a Big Box Store...The bamboo edges are channeled or L metal covered...Screws and epoxy hold them on...

(above) Looking back from the Driver seat...It's deceiving from the outside how spacious it is inside...

(above) Wall is sliced 2x4, multiple coats of straight gloss...Impossible to finish perfectly, but I gave it my best shot...Table top too...The window sash pulls are for tie-ons...The flush loops on the cabinet top are if you want to loop and lash something to the wall...

 





(above) Cork lined shelves...


(above) These curtains, the brown ones with the rings that are just wrong...Slide badly and obscure the lighting...


(above) Red and warm white strip LED lighting...Switched separately...Cork on the lid...The automatic fan is a cute gizmo...In my climate a vent/skylight makes more sense...For heat exhaustion a fan seems like an idea worth trying...


(above) A straight bungee is over the slider door for drying a towel, hanging a curtain or maybe a bug screen...Options exist...




(above) All that, is in there...???..


(above) Oh yeah, the bike goes there...


(above) A cord from the bars to the ring keep it from swinging...


(above) Bring on the expedition...!!!...


(above) The black curtains slide way easier and full view of the lights is preserved...


(above) They knot up to keep them from breeze flapping...The bucket is for trash or for those, like my wife, who might need a nighttime potty break...Some say "eww' , Pam says "ahh"...It works for us... 


(above) A full tank takes over five long minutes to drain...Plan accordingly...


(above) Clip on awning...


(above) 12 volt LED rope light...


(above) I'm telling you a 118" never seemed bigger...



(above)Imagine the possibilities...


(above) From the driver seat, this is how it looks...Custom boxes and a relocated 12 volt outlet...The tablet mount is bolted to the passenger side of the center console and the capture loop up front significantly stiffens up the aluminum flex arm...The tablet and radio are both Bluetooth...


 (above) Yesterday Alex flew up from S.F. and I picked him up at SeaTac where he was reunited with his van...Back at my place he and I hung out all morning and half the afternoon...Great guy...


(above) I had everything out of the van so Alex has complete and uninfluenced placement of everything that goes in there...It's his blank canvas...It's important to do it that way...


(above) I have a set of those fold flat, folding chairs and one of them looks just right for the interior...It's Alex's now...


Before he left it was handshakes and hugs, then as he was rolling out the driveway it was "See you later"...Yeah...