Steel pot built about 18″ high, 9″ wide at the base and 14″ wide at the top. Stainless steel accents with rusted perforated.
I needed to modify the rack on my truck so that our cabover camper would fit. This was a load of work and fabrication so I thought I’d throw some pictures on the website.
Here is the 1969 Travel Queen sitting in the east mountains where Ana and I found her.
There wasn’t any camper jacks so my dad and the A-frame was called in for help loading.
So here it sits on the truck. Besides the rack horns sticking up the camper fits perfect. It was the only one I had found that fit my bed with the side boxes and rack height.
But there was no way I was going to try and use the camper sitting up that high on the truck. So some modifying was needed.
Here’s a picture of it in the carport were Ana and I have some restoration work to do on it.
First in order to get the camper in the welder had to come out. It weighs over 500lbs with fuel. So I needed to use a hoist of some kind. I opted for my “Man Boom” as I call it, a hoist I made from an old International axle hub and heavy steal pipe. It was maxed out I’d say lifting the welder.
Next was making the headache rack “horns” removeable so the camper sits lower to the cab.
I did this by first cutting everything off. Then because they are the main trussing for the cabover rack that supports long heavy loads the truck hauls for work, they needed to be bolted on in a strong and secure way. But drilling and tapping the square tubing for allen head bolts and welding a flange mount to the rear horn mount with 3/4″ bolts did the trick.
Now Ana and I are working on the camper, getting it ready for the summer. I’ll include pictures when I get the camper back on the modified bed of my truck. When stairs and a railing will need to be built. Till then happy camping!
A photograph by Scott Takeda of an old bike locked up in New York that needed a frame. So I gathered some of my used up bike parts and got to work. The frame and gears are treated with rust inducer to give it a more old and coppery look. I installed the picture behind glass and gave the piece to the guys at Bikeworks for all the great work they’ve done keeping my beat up bikes going.
Photographed by Anacelie Verde-Claro
Working with Joshua and Thomas, who designed and landscaped the front yard of the house. We came up with a simple looking design that worked for a hand railing and the new placement for an incorporated mailbox. Sean O’Connor and I fabricated on site the railing out of 1/4″ x 3″ hot rolled flat bar. I then designed a mailbox to fit, prefabbed it, then welded it in place on site.
Built with Sean O’Connor on 3/29/2014
Designed by; Jason O’Connor, Joshua Johnson, and Thomas Tomlinson
Photos: Jason O’C