1) Remove the side doors, rear access door, hinges and hooks.
2) Wipe down the wood to remove any dust or objects before painting. I recommend using truck bed liner paint to ensure you have a waterproof and robust finish. This bed liner can be rolled on or painted. I rolled it on using a textured roller to obtain a textured finish.
3) Paint the assembly and side doors. This is not shown in the video but I tipped the Darwin on its side and painted the bottom first. I used two coats of paint to get good coverage.
5) After setting the camper upright, I mounted the rear access door. I used sealant to prevent leaking between the Darwin body and the frame of the door.
5) Place weather stripping around the side doors. I used two rolls.
6) Mount the hinges and side doors. I used three hinges per side door.
7) Bolt down the roof rack assembly and bike rack.
8) Mount the kayak holders to the side of the Darwin. To get the exact location for the mounts, I sat the kayak on the door while it was laying on the ground. I then used painters tape to define the location for the holes and then fastened the holders to the side.
Go back to step 7 or go to step 9 of the DIY camper plan instructions.
Drill, Tape Measure, paint roller, paint brush