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Our Van Remodel

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  • #110943

    A couple months ago we decided it was time for a re-work of our van and its organization. We had been working out of it for the past 8 plus years like in the picture. It worked, was functional, and had some organization.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #110974

    Here it is all stripped down and cleaned. Then we put down a new 3/4″ Advantech floor from behind the seats to the back doors.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #110998

    where’s the updated pics?

    #111001
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    Nice clean re-start. Hope to see some L-boxxes in there!

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #111003

    Dosnt look as bad as some other vans i have seen. looking forward to some updates.

    #111014

    Nice clean re-start. Hope to see some L-boxxes in there!

    I kindof feel bad posting this on this site, but no Lboxxes. We looked at all the systems out there and weighed out pros and cons for awhile before choosing. Ultimately it came down to the toughsystem. We went the tough system route for two main reasons. We also have a work truck and need to put tools in the bed. The toughsystem is weather tight should we get caught in rain or heavy snow. Then space is a premium. The only way to do that with lboxx or systainers is with individual shelves, and that eats up space quick. We wanted a system we could take out individual boxes without needing to move a whole stack. Hopefully you still enjoy the pics and I don’t upset Bosch too much.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #111019

    We modified one of the existing shelf units for small items, oir caulk organizer, etc. Then we built a wall for out bracket system for the boxes.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #111024

    Yeah Im not sure I have seen it all finished. Where are the pictures??

    #111030

    Drivers side is all tool boxes, passenger side is our main trim box, tool belts, cords, etc. Brooms and tracks are mounted to the ceiling, and the bulkhead has more cords and levels.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #111037

    Looks great man! When you have some time… Im curious to see just how much you can fit in the XL and also curious about the drawer model. Im thinking of getting both, but I don’t know if they will work for me.

    #111048

    Hopefully you still enjoy the pics and I don’t upset Bosch too much.

    Naw it is understandable that you can prefer the dewalt tough cases instead. Though I talk about l-boxxes enough such that you just might have to cave in sooner or later 😛

    Looks like a great setup – I assume you have to have the heavy duty dewalt cart – but I don’t see it?

    John S

    #111058

    Looks great man! When you have some time… Im curious to see just how much you can fit in the XL and also curious about the drawer model. Im thinking of getting both, but I don’t know if they will work for me.

    We use the drawer unit as our main fastener organizer. This isn’t for nails, those are in buckets in our trailer. We keep screws, tapcons, etc. in this. We cut down oil quarts to give us some more small fastener storage. Our trim box on the passenger side has cabinet screws, pocket screws, etc.

    The XL boxes are our everyday tools. They hold quite a bit. I know Dirty keeps his Makita kit in his. Here is what is always in mine less the tool belt. I also keep my impact and an extra battery in there.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #111063
    MRenes
    Pro
    Vienna, Missouri

    @overanalyze. Looks great. Enjoy seeing the transformation.

    #111068

    Hopefully you still enjoy the pics and I don’t upset Bosch too much.

    Naw it is understandable that you can prefer the dewalt tough cases instead. Though I talk about l-boxxes enough such that you just might have to cave in sooner or later :P

    Looks like a great setup – I assume you have to have the heavy duty dewalt cart – but I don’t see it?

    We don’t have the cart. I haven’t needed the use and that thing is stupidly priced. Notice our homemade brackets? Way beefier than the Dewalt ones and cheaper as well. I am all for spending money on tools and equipment, but it better make sense or make me money somehow…lol!

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #111202
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    Nice job! I really like the layout, you have tons of room in there still for materials. I like the toughbox system and the custom brackets that you have there.

    #111208

    Love the system to mount the tracks to the ceiling…do you have any close-ups of the bracket you are using? I might steal this idea for my shop…great way to store a rail up and out of the way.

    Orange County, CA

    #111365

    Love the system to mount the tracks to the ceiling…do you have any close-ups of the bracket you are using? I might steal this idea for my shop…great way to store a rail up and out of the way.

    Thanks for the feedback! The walls of our van are plastic panels that had a seam at the ceiling line. The track edge fit in there nice. We went to the hardware store and bought some star handles, rubber bumpers, and small bracket to make a quick clamp. Mounted that to a block screwed into the ceiling crossmember. The long track needed a shim on the ceiling to keep it from bowing when clamped down.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #111386
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    That is fantastic! You did a great job and the mounting for the boxes is pretty slick. It’s nice to see a whole truck on one system no matter what it is. That’s the great thing about BTP as well, they don’t limit you to just posting about sponsors items. How would they ever learn why some systems work better then others, which is definitely the case for you.

    Well done sir!

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #111473
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Cool from top to bottom, I like how ya put in the partition walls behind the seats too. Thanks for the pics, We like pics in here

    #111547

    Cool from top to bottom, I like how ya put in the partition walls behind the seats too. Thanks for the pics, We like pics in here

    Yeah the bulkheads were an after thought. We decided to add them more for safety than anything. Now that they are in, I don’t mind them and they add some valuable storage. Between the passenger seat and bulkhead we have an inverter mounted for chargers. We left the middle open so that we can still haul 12′ goods if we need to.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

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