Pvangel's Promaster motovan build

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by pvangel, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Weekend_warrior

    Weekend_warrior Been here awhile

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    About to drop some of that stuff in the house. I was looking around and loved the smart core stuff, but I found something similar (all vinyl floor and core) so it's water proof as we have dogs that "house trained". Meaning they are trained to go in the house! Hoping new floors will help. The previous owners had a dog they left in or out a lot. The one room the privous owners installed new carpet in is the one room they won't go in. Going to scrub the concrete down and lay the floor. Anyway you might test that "smart core" with gas before you install it. See how it holds... warping or swelling. Maybe a few other popular bike chemicals as well.
  2. pvangel

    pvangel Team AARP

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    I found rubber diamond plate flooring at a Home Depot that is not my normal one, under $2 a foot. it is on a 10' wide roll with the vinyl flooring and can be cut to size, I was in the Mini Cooper so did not grab any but will go back soon in truck to grab it.
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  3. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    That might be what I have in my box truck. It expands a fair amount in the sun.
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  4. pvangel

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    I am going to glue it down, I can remove the tiles and use that as a template so can cut the sheet to size and use a vinyl glue to keep it down. The HD “flooring experts” said that’s what to do. For $120 it’s worth a shot.
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  5. pvangel

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    It’s the middle one
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  6. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    I tried to use that same flooring from HD on the aluminum floor in the LivinLite toyhauler we used to have. I didn't glue it down, and it would get huge air bubbles under it when the trailer was sitting in the sun. They would disappear when the sun went down. Very annoying. Also had a real hard time cutting it to fit because the size of the sheet was changing even as I was measuring and cutting it.
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  7. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I bet you could clamp it under some L-track or other metal strip of your choice.
    Just let it sit in the sun or in a non-insulated vehicle in the sun for a bit to get good and hot, then work quickly. If there's room, rough cut it to size, stretch, clamp and trim the edge after it's clamped. Like laying carpet.
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  8. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    Yup, exactly what I have. I have my doubts that glue will control the expansion. I think the only solution is to have Sister Mary Margret sew some sweet awnings to keep the sun away.
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  9. pvangel

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    I am going to give it a try as well as use it as a "wainscotting" to 24". I think with it glued 100% it won't be able to move (I hope)

    My new layout plans are complete and steel is ordered so hopefully get some stuff done this weekend.

    I have some cool ideas, the problem I have had is that I see what other people do and what standard layouts are and I had to break away from the norm for this one to make it work, I was up at 5am (well not up but in bed listening to Sister Mary Margaret snoring) and it all came together. I did some sketches but only to order materials and am just going to build it cowboy style from what ever is left in my aging brain.

    I am excited to get started!!!