Wow! These are all great ideas & inventions. Some of them were already in mind, but a couple great ones that I'd missed were
==> Design so that it can be hosed out. Brilliant, @Figjam! Yes, I'll arrange the partitions and such so that it can drain out the back, at a slope, when emptied and pressure washed inside after the burn. Excellent.
==> Exterior tie points... right. Right, can't have enough of those.
@Illy Dilly -- 150k, I have the "auto chek" VIN number tracking. One worry is that it has a pattern of not-passing-emissions, and then passing on the 2nd try. I guess it's gonna be one of *those*. Fingers crossed.
Still have a call in with my insurance for estimated usage pattern & mileage. Think it'll need to be covered for the year, as I'll have to move it around a little as part of the refurb project.) Drove it 200 miles @60-65. Occasionally up to 70. The speedometer only goes to 80.
It's four speed automatic with OD. Temperatures and voltage were rock-steady the whole way, from Hot hot Sacramento to Cool cool Santa Cruz.
More to come.