Well, now that the main cover has been made, it has taken me more time to get all the little stuff in place. This next section that was added to the top seem to have taken more of my time then building the first part. Part of this was due to figuring out how the get the air ducts that way I wanted and getting the top in line with the body of the Hummer.
This top cover has the duct work and is about ready to have the first vent installed on the right side. Openings for the radio have already been made, and I still have to add a few more holes for a AC outlet and controls, plus 1 or 2 cigarette lighter plugs for accessories.
To bend some of the corners I used a hot air gun shown here in the photos below.
I am finally starting the rear section after re-engineering it a few times after I have already built part of it. So now I have a few more scraps to trash. Nice thing about this plastic, if you done like a part you have made or you did not measure it right the first time, you can always cut a section out and re-do it and I can say, I had to do that myself already.
Sept 15th updates:
Sept 18th Updates
Still in a rush to get this ready for the Hummer Home Coming! It's almost complete, well, complete enough ready to use for the outing. I still have a lot more to go with it and already a few extra changes that I would like to make in the future, but that is a never ending thing here with me. I added a few photos of my friends truck to show how much more room I now have as compared to the original dog house. As of last night (3:00 AM) the last photo is how I left it after sitting in it for the last 3 1/2 hours taking a break and watching TV (DSS) on my new system, I will never get any thing done this way..
Still not completed, but it is a working system! And had it in time for the Hummer Homecoming event.
Things I would have done differently:
Did not need 1/4 plastic sheets, 3/16 sheets was just right for this project.
Did not need 1/8 plastic sheets, but I used it any way for the air ducts.
Don't order the welding rods by the roll, 4 foot rods are a lot better.
Recommend getting 1/8 & 3/16 welding rods for the job.
Get an AC unit that pushes the air through the coils, not pulls the air, it works better that way.
Make the radio face directly to the driver for better viewing.
- More to come