Still researching my van floor, but today I was inspired. I came up with an idea for the perfect vehicle for use as an old man's daily driver.
First you get a small SUV, one you can get in the back from the driver's seat, and don't have to get out, then get in a back door - very handy if it is raining. Take out the back seats, or lay them flat. Then you raise the roof just enough to allow you to stand up straight, but still short enough you can go thru fast food drive by windows. All you need to do to raise the roof is decide how much taller the roof will need to be, make a raised roof framed with 2x2s, or 2x4s, and boxed in with plywood. Set that on the roof of your vehicle, mark along the outside of the new roof, remove, then cut 2 or 3 inches inside the marked line. Set the roof on the vehicle roof, drill holes thru the edges, and bolt it down, preferably with some type of sealer, to make it waterproof. Then paint as desired.
Then add the following: One portable toilet, of your choice. Privacy curtains, so you can use the toilet in peace, and so no one can see inside. A recliner chair, the privacy curtains will allow a nap without someone tapping on the window and asking if you are alright. A cooler, for drinks and food. And, if desired, radio, and/or, TV. If you have cold winters, consider a small stove.
No more rushes to find a toilet, you can wait for your wife to shop in the comfort of your vehicle. What more could an old man ask for? I'm starting to think seriously about making one of these for myself. Maybe with a solar panel or two to power the TV and cooler. Heaven on earth.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.