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Ultimate Road Trip Car Conversion (Honda Fit)
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Great instructable. We are thinking of doing something similar but a different model of car. I guess if there was only one of you travelling, you would have even more than 6 feet of sleeping space as you could sleep diagonally.
Excellent work! I currently work for Renovo Hardwood Bicycles in Portland, Oregon, and this looks similar to our Hoodoo Triathlon model. Our frames designed by engineers and cut out with a cnc, but, as an engineering student yourself, you clearly have a great understanding of the engineering principles at work with wood. Good job! Did you win any triathlons with it?
Hi! I think I understand the problem you are talking about. You need some new supports to undergird the "fold-out" section of the platform. If you look at Step 5 on my instructable, it shows how we made legs that slot into the bottom of the platform to support it. You are right that it is an important step! Good Luck!
Hi this looks awesome!My partner and I are looking at doing a similar sort of thing! However we have a Renault Modus 2005 (Not the grand Modus) Which is quite a bit smaller than your car. We were looking at selling it and getting a new car to do this but we love our Modus and insurance is cheap/it's cheap to run. We've both laid out in the car and with the front seats pushed all the way to the front and leaning in towards the front we can actually stretch out straight (I'm 5ft6 and my boyfriend 5ft7 so not really tall) With about an inch to spare so we're thinking of actually just keeping our car and looking to build something bespoke to fit it (I think the rear seats can be taken out) as buying something larger in our budget would probs cost a fortune with insurance (Due to the car being a lot older and fuel costs). The only problem is, to get the leg room our front seats need to be pushed and leaning over forwards so our base height will have to be at the point on the front seat that our legs are able to stretch fully out if that makes sense, and the legs of the base will have to be quite a way back compared to the top of the base with the remaining wood from the legs onwards hinged to fold back when we drive. (I hope this makes sense haha). Do you think this is doable? Do you think a design similar to yours would work but a bit smaller and with the legs further back at one end? Sorry about all these questions we've not done anything like this before so any help would be appreciated haha :-). We do have a friend whoi is into woodwork and carpentry though so hoping to rope him in to help us! :-)Great job though!!!
Hello,I was wondering if you could send me the PDF files on who to creat this?I going on a road trip with my Fit this summer around the State, and this car plan conversion seems dreamy :)Caroline M.
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