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Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2015, 05:41 PM »
I have racked out my van too I think it's quite good

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2015, 05:50 PM »
I work for a kitchen company in Ayrshire, Scotland, my college just got a new van and I've started racking his out too. I've made a few updates to his rack one of which is an integrated glass rack

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2015, 05:50 PM »
Nice idea for the rails and levels. Looks like a lot of thought went into the layout.

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2015, 05:56 PM »
It took some time to sort out all the spacing but it's worth the hassle. A lot of my tools were getting damaged falling out of the old shelves or lying about the floor

Offline Samo

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2015, 06:19 PM »
Very nice.

I like the glass rack and could see using it for expensive end panels and countertops.  Maybe even locking a MFT in place.

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Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2015, 06:22 PM »
Thank you. I think it would be ideal for that with a little reinforcing

Offline PA floor guy

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2015, 06:25 PM »
Awesome job. That is one of the nicest I've seen yet.

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2015, 06:26 PM »
Wow that's some complement thank you

Offline Samo

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2015, 06:27 PM »
Just noticed the OP photobucket is down.

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Offline ToolFanNL

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2015, 04:10 AM »
Impressive MalcolmDaly,
love the tracks storage

Offline Deansocial

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2015, 04:20 PM »
I have racked out my van too I think it's quite good

How easy is it to slide the rails into all the slots withouth snagging?

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2015, 04:29 PM »
I have racked out my van too I think it's quite good

How easy is it to slide the rails into all the slots withouth snagging?
Ive had a few people asking this. They slide in fine, once the track passes the second slot it glides in easy  ;)

Offline Roadkilled

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2015, 11:53 AM »
Original photos sorted now. Can't remember the order they were in so its a bit of a jumble now tho.

Thanks Samo for pointing this out to me.

Offline unityroad

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2015, 03:53 PM »
Sprinter is offering a 4wd van in the us market for 2015. It will also feature a low range transfer case too. I will be getting one when they are available. BTW nice van setup .
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Offline PA floor guy

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2015, 04:41 PM »
I remember when I got into the business, the thing I wanted the most was a Mercedes sprinter. Well after 5 years of trailers and other vans, I finally splurged on a nice low miles sprinter with full racking.  I have had nothing but problems. Every time I turn around there is something new wrong with it, it's been in limp mode for the better part of 3 years now.  No one can fix it, have had it to 6 places now including sprinter specialists.  Now in the middle of winter the glow plug module went, so the van sat till just about 10 min ago, I went out and charged the battery and now in the 45 degree weather it started.  Luckily I was planning on moving on from the sprinter and purchased an awesome freight liner step van with a 4BT cummins in it.   Now that thing is a van. I love it.  Please think Long and hard before you get a sprinter.  9 out of 10 people will not even think about working in them. Oil changes cost 350 bucks alone.  I have honestly sunk 12-15k in this over the last 4 years.   Plus paid a large monthly payment and high insurance on it.  Think it over. Alot of people are getting the promasters.  They are front wheel drive and will have a diesel model soon.  For me, I now have a total mobile woodshop that gets awesome gas mileage.   And the sprinter just sits.