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Offline builderbob

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2014, 11:38 AM »
So I slid my Kapex/CMS shelf over lastnight to make room for my MFT/3. It left me just enough room to fit my final column of shelves for my sawing systainers (TS75, TS55R & Carvex). I'm super thrilled!  I ran out of the shelf pins and need a few more to complete but you can get the gist!



Kapex, TS55, CMS GE, Carvex 420, Domino DF500, MFK 700, OF 2200, OF 1400, OF 1010, EHL65, RAS 115, RTS 400, RO150, ETS 150/3, ETS 125, CT 22 (2), CXS (2), C-15+3, T-12+3, PSB 300 & more MFT's than i can count!

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2014, 01:55 PM »
In an attempt to sort of future proof a part of my storage system (hopefully UL hears my desperate plea), I made a way to store my CMS router module in the hopes that we may one day see the TS insert. This way I can safely store my router insert and carry a second in the CMS itself!  Here's to hoping...do you hear me Mr UL??



Kapex, TS55, CMS GE, Carvex 420, Domino DF500, MFK 700, OF 2200, OF 1400, OF 1010, EHL65, RAS 115, RTS 400, RO150, ETS 150/3, ETS 125, CT 22 (2), CXS (2), C-15+3, T-12+3, PSB 300 & more MFT's than i can count!

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2014, 09:32 PM »
Bob I bought my Kapex on day one to. I hate to show a picture of it. It looks quite bad compared to yours.
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Offline Rob Z

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2014, 11:20 PM »
Hi Bob,

So far, I've only seen your van pics that you sent via text.  Everything is really looking good now that I've seen them on the large screen of the computer.

Offline Kristian

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2014, 04:08 AM »
Hi Bob

Great setup! I'm envious - love these DIY racking setups and all the planning that goes into the design and details. There are two things I have to do in life before I die: 1) Get a date with Charlize Theron and 2) Build a racking system for a van. I know one of them seems hopelessly optimistic but I sincerely hope that one day I'll be able to post pictures of my very own van racking right here on the FOG.

Thanks for the pictures - keep'em coming.  [smile]

- Kristian

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2014, 05:55 AM »
Hi Bob

Great setup! I'm envious - love these DIY racking setups and all the planning that goes into the design and details. There are two things I have to do in life before I die: 1) Get a date with Charlize Theron and 2) Build a racking system for a van. I know one of them seems hopelessly optimistic but I sincerely hope that one day I'll be able to post pictures of me and Charlize Theron right here on the FOG.

Thanks for the pictures - keep'em coming.  [smile]

- Kristian


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Offline Starfl0

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2014, 02:52 PM »
Great Van with à nice tool setup !

I did not know there was a dodge version of the fiat ducato !
Come from France, sorry for my English...
Begin with the TS55 like almost everyone, now i can't stop !

Offline Tinker

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2014, 09:44 AM »
Bob, You are doing a great job.  Many of these van setups are giving me ideas for setting up my own small shop space.  In another 20 years or so, when I get to be 40, i will get rid of my open-backed pickups and open trailer and get something closed in.  I like the way the new model vans look and they seem to be a lot sturdier than older models.  (The same is true of the newer pickups) 

I am wondering how your shelving, both on runners and on shelf pins, will hold up when the frost starts going out of the ground this spring (I know ??????? it is coming) with the resulting pot holes.  That will be the acid test.  Or do you drive a little slower than me?  Oh! I know!  Your roads are much smoother, being much closer to the Governor's bailiwick!  [huh]
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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2014, 09:59 AM »
Bob,  You are a trooper!  I now you've been doing all of this while also working out of that van when time allows (even till 2 AM) in really cold crappy weather.  Impressive.

Peter

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2014, 09:13 PM »
Bob, You are doing a great job.  Many of these van setups are giving me ideas for setting up my own small shop space.  In another 20 years or so, when I get to be 40, i will get rid of my open-backed pickups and open trailer and get something closed in.  I like the way the new model vans look and they seem to be a lot sturdier than older models.  (The same is true of the newer pickups) 

I am wondering how your shelving, both on runners and on shelf pins, will hold up when the frost starts going out of the ground this spring (I know ??????? it is coming) with the resulting pot holes.  That will be the acid test.  Or do you drive a little slower than me?  Oh! I know!  Your roads are much smoother, being much closer to the Governor's bailiwick!  [huh]
Tinker

Thanks Wayne!  I've already had many tests thrown at this van with potholes. It's so bad in CT that they've have to shut down some of the major highways or at least reduce down to 1 lane to fix a ton of potholes. I've not had a single systainer bounce out of place yet!
Kapex, TS55, CMS GE, Carvex 420, Domino DF500, MFK 700, OF 2200, OF 1400, OF 1010, EHL65, RAS 115, RTS 400, RO150, ETS 150/3, ETS 125, CT 22 (2), CXS (2), C-15+3, T-12+3, PSB 300 & more MFT's than i can count!

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2014, 09:15 PM »
Bob,  You are a trooper!  I now you've been doing all of this while also working out of that van when time allows (even till 2 AM) in really cold crappy weather.  Impressive.

Peter

Thank you very much Peter and you're 100% correct. Late nights and cold weather have been interesting!  Guess I should've waited till spring to buy this van. It's pretty much put together now aside from a few odds and ends...it was totally worth it!
Kapex, TS55, CMS GE, Carvex 420, Domino DF500, MFK 700, OF 2200, OF 1400, OF 1010, EHL65, RAS 115, RTS 400, RO150, ETS 150/3, ETS 125, CT 22 (2), CXS (2), C-15+3, T-12+3, PSB 300 & more MFT's than i can count!

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Re: Another ProMaster Van Racking
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2014, 11:51 AM »
Bob, I'm not so concerned about boxes bouncing out as I am seeing all of those screws into end grain (into plywood edges).
If I were building all those shelves, I would have some sort metal reinforcements at the corners of the boxes.
Been there, not done that with shelves to carry fertilizer & grass seed.  Even with 2x framing as reinforcing, screws begin to work lose over time. I ended up using bolts and steel angles at corners. I was working with a lot more weight, but the principles are close to the same.

About those pot holes, with the amount of cold and all of the rain mixed in with each storm, we will be seeing a whole lot more in way of highway obstacle courses when the frost starts going out.  :o
Tinker
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