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So I want to turn my car into a tiny camper type of thing. I built a platform that gives me roughly 6'4'' of length and 40'' of width. Big enough for a twin mattress to rest on.

The only problem is the bulkhead is not that wide. It is roughly 31'' wide and I could cut slits into the mattress to get it to fit, but if possible I'd like to widen the bulkhead.

Is this bad? If I do that would it mess up the structure of the car? Is this even the right place to ask these questions?

Thanks for reading this, and feel free to give me every reason why this is a bad idea.

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Im going to go with no you cant cut it, its part of the structure of the car.


Also seems like an interesting project, you will have to keep everyone here updated on it. Looking at what your doing I would really recommend insulating as much as you can, thin sheet metal will not hold any heat if you ever in cold weather and the back of the car does not get much heat anyway. Also there are floor vents under the front seats, you might be able to make something to duct that air farther back.
 

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Im going to go with no you cant cut it, its part of the structure of the car.


Also seems like an interesting project, you will have to keep everyone here updated on it. Looking at what your doing I would really recommend insulating as much as you can, thin sheet metal will not hold any heat if you ever in cold weather and the back of the car does not get much heat anyway. Also there are floor vents under the front seats, you might be able to make something to duct that air farther back.

Will do, I'll probably cut the mattress to size today. I already made the platform and everything. The foam squishes down a lot, so the leg hole will probably look SOOO tiny but I think it'll work out well enough.

I'm also not planning on doing heavy winter camping. I have good outdoor layers of clothing and a nice sleeping bag. I probably will never be in any weather colder than upper 20s at night.

Thanks for the reply, though!
 
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