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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops => Topic started by: ColossusX on July 27, 2018, 07:37 AM

Title: Best way to make adjustable shelves for a cargo van?
Post by: ColossusX on July 27, 2018, 07:37 AM
I'm still working on outfitting my Ram Promaster.  The initial set of shelves I made to fit my systainers had fixed shelves using Kreg pocket screws. But as my systainers keep multiplying the fixed shelves aren't doing the trick anymore.  Shelf pins dont seem secure enough.  If I use a router, again, how would I keep the shelves from sliding out when I go around a curve. 

Thanks for any advice
Steve
Title: Re: Best way to make adjustable shelves for a cargo van?
Post by: Sparktrician on July 27, 2018, 11:50 AM
You could use the 5mm shelf pins like this (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-4-in-Nickel-Plated-Angled-Shelf-Support-8-Pack-802884/206942358) from Home Depot.  This will allow you to screw the pin to the shelf to provide stability. 
Title: Re: Best way to make adjustable shelves for a cargo van?
Post by: cubevandude on October 08, 2018, 12:54 PM
Look at an older stereo cabinet.  They put a groove in the shelf and pin fits in the groove.  It also hides the shelf pin.
Title: Re: Best way to make adjustable shelves for a cargo van?
Post by: cblanton42 on October 08, 2018, 02:18 PM
cubevandude:
Freakin' brilliant! (and so simple)!
Title: Re: Best way to make adjustable shelves for a cargo van?
Post by: ColossusX on October 08, 2018, 08:46 PM
Ended up doing this.  1 1/8" wide cleats spaced every 2 inches. Then a 1x2 block to keep the shelves in.
Title: Re: Best way to make adjustable shelves for a cargo van?
Post by: gunnyr on October 08, 2018, 09:41 PM
I did exactly as @Sparktrician suggests.  I put a pan head screw up through the front two shelf brackets into the shelf.  The screws keep the shelf in place, my shelves are routed out for the Systainer feet so the systainer stays put.  For the Sortainers I screwed a little block in front to hold them in place.

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