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Offline Larso

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2014, 04:17 AM »
Got a little more done on the van fit out while i am waiting for a plumber to get out of the way so i can complete my current job.

Before starting i put together some half lapped pieces of pine studs to use on my fold up saw horses as a cutting table for the track saw.

As usual some pics included

Offline jimbouk

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2014, 11:43 AM »
Looking good Larso!
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Offline Larso

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2014, 06:30 AM »
Ok another day lost waiting for a plumber but i did get the adjustable shelves in the van so not a total write off.

A few things ,I drilled the holes for the shelves at 4mm diameter instead of the usual 5mm so the shelf supports are a tight fit and dont vibrate out.
I used Pryda framing brackets attached the the cabinet and tek screws into the van interior to hold the cabinet in place at the top the bottom is sitting on the box over the wheel arch and is screwed down where possible,the whole thing sits up off the van floor as will everything eventually this will allow sheet goods to be carried laying flat in the back.The iload with the cargo barrier installed is only capable of a full 2400mm sheet at floorlevel up to about 250mm high off the deck.

It might not look like it but i have more items in the van than i have been able to carry before and i still have space available so once the fitout is complete this should work out pretty good all round.

Offline overanalyze

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2014, 08:06 PM »
What a great project! It is turning out nice. Its amazing how a little organization can make you feel happy!

Offline wrightwoodwork

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2014, 01:32 PM »
Makes life easier

Offline Larso

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2014, 04:42 AM »
Not too much happening today but did find some neat wire racks for around $4 that would help with the van fit out so when i arrived home today it was out to the driveway workshop and fitting the end panel to my systainer cabinet.

Once the panel was scribed to the curve of the van and screwed on the new racks got put up and now all the various tubes of caulk etc no longer live in a milk crate.

The cutting platform for my saw horses made a few days back works equally well on the ground but i will add a couple more cross pieces next time i have a piece of pine left over from a job as it would be a little less of a fiddle with more support under the cut pieces.

Offline Larso

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2014, 04:24 AM »
Sunday afternoon and some free time so i thought a little more towards the perfect van set up would fill the day just nicely.

When dividing up the underfloor space i was unsure how to use the space accessed from the side doors and after trying lots of configurations i ended up with one dead area about 500mm square.

I decided that this spot should be accessed from above so today i cut a little trap door and sorted out he surrounds to support the lid.It worked out well but access will be bit painful until i finish the various racks etc as currently there are systainers sitting on top of the lid.
I have some items i rarely use in there so hopefully i dont need them until everything has a permanent home.

Here are a few pics ---- nothing real exiting but i include them because the threads i enjoy the most are the with pictures included and thought others may as well.

Offline Larso

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2015, 01:15 AM »
An little up date after a year or so of driving the van.I finally replaced the temporary systainer storage for a decent unit with sys az drawers and after just one day of use i love it.

Some pics as well. One in progress and one with everything loaded in.

Offline Larso

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2015, 01:24 AM »
Another couple of additions to the van which have helped with site work are shown in attached pic.

The pipe is just over 3.2 metres long and is useful for picking up trim and plaster cornice without tying to the roof rack.Its 150mm diameter.

The pull out awning is water proof and reasonably sturdy when erected. i usually use it to set up my SCMS so i can work out of the direct sunlight,and it has saved me from packing due to rain once already.

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Fixing new van racking to van
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2015, 08:24 PM »
These things just evolve, somebody stop me ....lol
Billy