Alex’s bed is 95% done (just the cargo and fuel tank, with attachable fuel line, left to go). Read below for a step by step.
Below is a series of pictures from drawing the ideas to assembly and painting (from April till August).
The concept on paper (Alex was in charge of drawing the antenna)
Then Wade mocked up in cardboard (and convinced a friend at work into drawing it in CAD to figure building supplies)
One of the biggest challenges was the material. Wade needed curved wood and finally found a guy near Green Bay that would bend it to the necessary specifications. Then Wade took over our garage and got to building.
Alex and I returned from a week away and found the bed in the room and partially primed. (At this point Wade reiterated that he hated painting and I agreed to take over.)