Have to figure out what to do with these 90 degree bends. The outer pieces have a 90 degree bends to mate up with the inner panel which also has a 90 degree bends. The outside rails were attached to these 90 degree bends.
My replacement 12HT Denso throttle springs came in from Spain. I ordered 4, two for me and two for the HJ61 in the neighborhood. They were almost 10euro each cheaper than the guy in the Netherlands. FedEx cost more than all 4 springs
I think I have the bolt it down done. It is not bolted down yet for final attachment, will wait till I have the fold up/down bed done. Because of how thin the aluminum of the rtt is I was worried that if I use some weather stripping between the bottom of the rtt and top of the cap that spaces between the hold down bolts would potentially bulge up. So I installed 1x3 aluminum angle on top of the rtt sheet metal. I placed the 1” up on the outside so that it would then also provide a lip to hold small stuff, like phones, flashlights, snacks, and what not. So next to build the bed.
Looks like the hinges are done. I will have to wait to do the lift struts for the big floor piece later when I can get the truck outside. Might just go with some kind of manual system to keep the floor up.
One thing that has been bothering me for a while is that the sides would bend down a little bit when I would put my total weight on the floor. So, then add a wife to the weight and I really didn’t like how much more the sides would bend down. When I built the cap and used 2x2 steel for the upper for/aft run I didn’t think about the reduced twisting strength. So I built a brace, no flexing now.