Cabinets Installed

Cabinets Installed

Finally got them in for good (I hope) The fitting of the first cabinets was difficult as there was no real guidance for how to do it. I used 2 x 2 aluminum angle and 1/4″ ss bolts with fender washers and lock nuts to make the railings for attachment. Nancy...
Lots of progress since last post

Lots of progress since last post

The big items are now getting done. We finished the upholstery on the walls that will define the sleeping space. We added 2″ insulation to the inside of the panels. The flooring wood finally came in over the insulated floor. 3/8 Merante Marine Plywood over...
April 11th cabinet install

April 11th cabinet install

Building the Pantry and the upper rear cabinets with the help of a local cabinet maker. He was a godsend and gave me just enough assistance to finish the job. He also introduced me to some great materials and finishes. Nice comparison of Ford van sizes – left is...
Moved to iStorage on April 7th

Moved to iStorage on April 7th

Moved to a storage facility. I have one month to make this van road worthy. iStorage in Boynton Beach rents spaces for workmen Just the right size for the van   Supplies to build a van interior   Supplies to build a van interior...
Windows Tinted and Nerf Bars installed

Windows Tinted and Nerf Bars installed

The front was done in 35% tint and the windows behind the seats in 20% Oregon is 35% max to be street legal The Nerf bars were eventually removed as they hung way too low and were dangerous to use. Nerf Bar under driver side   Rear Windows were not tinted as...
Window Installaion

Window Installaion

We wanted to add two rear windows and two side windows. One behind the drivers seat and one in the sliding glass door behind the passenger seat.First – it was very hard to find the part numbers. I finally used Safelite to order the windows from and do the...
Roof Top Vent

Roof Top Vent

Some say that installing the roof top vent is almost harder than insulation. They may be right.I did the install by using these instructions which I have edited for clarityTips for the Roof Vent Adapter:We recommend  Window-weld adhesive which you can get at...
Floor Insuation and reworking

Floor Insuation and reworking

The floor had factory vinyl on it and so we decided to redo that area.Original vinyl floor before I pulled it up and before the panels were removed from the walls.Tearing the vinyl off of the fock. This material could hold water and so we removed it.Installing the 1/2...
Insulating the van with Thinsulite

Insulating the van with Thinsulite

The insulation we chose was provided by Hein at Impact 3D This product was really a joy to work with. We ordered 70 feet x 5 feet wide. The width is standard. We are not done yet but expect to have some left over. Installation of the insulation – rolled it up...
Current Van Pictures with dimensions

Current Van Pictures with dimensions

What a lot of stuffWe need to get all of these things into this new T350 Van.Platform that goes over most of the equipment is 67″ x 84″It is set on 2″ pipe rails and is around 28″ above the floorThe longest bag is 99″ but we could get by...