I'm very pleased that the roof has been completed - assuming that everything is waterproof. We'll take it out soon to drive in the rain or at least spray water from a hose all over and from different angles. My fingers are crossed for no leaks! The deck will be handy for when we need to wash to solar panels and it will also help to keep the roof of Redford a bit cooler. It's certainly strong enough for a few people to sit up there but there won't be any dancing parties (not strong enough and we don't want anyone falling off...) Here images taken from the front and rear of the van. The notches are hand hold slots to make it easier to climb onto and off of the roof.
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.