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Offline gunnyr

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Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« on: January 26, 2021, 09:27 PM »
I also acquired a new Transit at the end of the year.  My intent was to place it in service only when the FitOut was complete ( @TSO Products ) .....  The weather did not cooperate though. 

I had a job this week that required me to transport some sheet goods yesterday.  I would normally transport sheet goods on the top of my Silverado.  I had finished with the roof rack, ladder, and curbside shelving on my Transit.  So.... due to rain in the forecast the Transit made it's work debut yesterday!  I'm thinking the Silverado won't be back on the job site again.  Even though I only have about 30% of my planned shelving in the Transit was a huge improvement.  It was so nice to be off my knees crawling around in the back of a dark truck bed.  Some creative strapping allowed me to secure my Systainers and other supplies and I was able to get the job done!

The main feature I wanted was the ability to easily and quickly transport sheet goods.  On my PU sheet goods were always an undertaking to get everything secured on the roof.  I created slots on the edges of the uprights with my Domino and simply use clamps to hold the sheets upright.  Worked great!

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 09:38 PM »
Jeff, - I think you'll wonder why you waited as long as you have to make the move.
Enjoy the convenience and safety of your new ride!

I see the Blue Systainer got a secure place, too.
Hans

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 10:27 PM »
The slots for clamps are a fantastic way to secure your cargo! Will ratchet straps fit in there as well?  I like that you've got a whole lot of slots, good plan.

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2021, 01:16 AM »
Pretty roomy in there. Good organization. That’s the medium roof Transit 144-148 Wheel base?

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 06:32 AM »
Pretty roomy in there. Good organization. That’s the medium roof Transit 144-148 Wheel base?

Plenty of room!  Yes, it is a 148" medium roof, with the Ecoboost engine.  I'm 6'0" and am able to stand comfortably inside it.  I can't dance around but I don't feel the least bit cramped. 
Semper Fi,
Jeff

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2021, 06:35 AM »
The slots for clamps are a fantastic way to secure your cargo! Will ratchet straps fit in there as well?  I like that you've got a whole lot of slots, good plan.

Yes, straps will fit through them! 

I used the 10mm Domino Bit and created a 3.5" slot.



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Jeff

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2021, 06:37 AM »
Jeff, - I think you'll wonder why you waited as long as you have to make the move.
Enjoy the convenience and safety of your new ride!

I see the Blue Systainer got a secure place, too.
Hans

The GRS is a big part of my workflow!  All the cross cuts for the shelving were made with the GRS, of course! 

I knew pretty quick after I got the Silverado that a van was a better solution for me.  The issue I had with the Silverado is that it ran well, and it was paid for! [big grin]
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Jeff

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2021, 02:01 PM »
@Kevin C.   thread about fitting out his Ford Transit Van as well. we've been talking about the merits of the DeWalt 20v Vac and I realized I had no dedicated space for mine in my planning. The problem is now solved! I've also added strapping and fas-tex buckles to hold items in the shelves. 

The Ridged boxes are held in place with small mortices's much like the Systainer boxes sit in.



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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2021, 08:06 PM »
Finally seeing progress on the drivers side today!  Everything is now painted and the uprights have been installed.  Tomorrow I'll finish attaching everything to the side and load up my systainers!

I'm very pleased with the way the domino slots are working out!  They are working well for ratchet straps, webbing with buckles, and Festool clamps used to hold sheet goods in place.



Semper Fi,
Jeff

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2021, 11:33 AM »
Gunny,

You're one of the few people I've seen that uses the Raaco service cases along with the Raaco 4 box rack.  I use them as well for cheap storage and have 1 x rack systainer which uses the same Raaco service cases.  I'd buy another couple of rack systainers but they're too expensive.

Nice fit out.  Just because people don't comment, doesn't mean they aren't looking.  Keep it up and thank you.

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2021, 06:41 PM »
The Fit Out of the my Transit continues. Just finished the Driver's Side Systainer shelving and Level_Rail Storage box. The box has space for a pair of @Grev's 6' TrackTubes , several Stabila levels, 4 Festool Guide Rails, a Parf fence, and a @TSO Products GRS-16.

Having a van is a real game changer for me! we've had quite a snow storm here in Cincinnati this week.  I was able to transport and cut drywall inside the van this morning; avoiding the slushy mess outside!

Next up is the bulkhead area!

Semper Fi,
Jeff

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2021, 09:15 PM »
Looks fantastic man, really coming together nicely!

Offline Knight Woodworks

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2021, 07:15 AM »
Looks great!

How did you attach the shelving to the van?

John

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2021, 07:50 AM »
Looks great!

How did you attach the shelving to the van?

John


You can see the back spreader parts in my 4 Feb post.  The Transit has what would be the window frame running about 20" above the floor along the length of the side.  Ford fits that rail with a number of 8mm threaded inserts that, as you might suspect, are NOT where I needed them.  ::) I used 1/4-20 PlusNut Inserts to add my own inserts as needed.  The issue is that the next highest place to attach to the shelving to the side is at the roof level.... 
Semper Fi,
Jeff

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Re: Transit Van Fit Out - GunnyR
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2021, 07:12 PM »
Thanks. Enjoy your new ride.

John