Pvangel's Promaster motovan build

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  1. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    Why bother with the plywood? The grating will support the foam and allow it to breathe. And you can save the weight of the ply.
  2. pvangel

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    It will just look much better with the plywood, I don't want to see the foam. The metal is being painted one color and the plywood will be the color of the walls.
  3. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    Then the expanded steel will shred the cover
  4. pvangel

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    Guys, have you seen any of my builds? It has to look like a factory job so the next guy that owns it loves it.....;)
  5. Zuber

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    I like the steel framework for the cabinets. I'm bad at wood working, it mostly pisses me off. So, when I did my camper interior it was steel with 3/8 ply inserted. Having two weld tables and fixtures really helped keep it square.
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    I didn't try to bevel the corners, the open ends are closed by the floor or top.
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  6. pvangel

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    Very nice! I think the steel frames hold up better over time.
  7. pvangel

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    Monday night but I still got something done, my fold out seat for getting the gear on.
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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    If you drill a bunch of ~ 1.5 inch holes in the plywood, you will really help with moisture buildup... i.e. mold.

    Fantastic build! :clap
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  9. pvangel

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    I so wish I was able to finish this over the winter, am so busy with work and still ride at least once a week (I would prefer twice) and have my second race coming up in 10 days which is a three day event and was hoping to spend the whole time in van but am cutting it close to being able to use it for that.

    The shower showed up last night,
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    And I gave the cooler a test fit.
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    I am trying to do something every night even if it is just cleaning up, we had WICKED thunderstorms tonight so decided to cut the floor out where it was nice and dry.

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    I used the piece of crap tiles as a template then engaged my CAD (Chardonnay Assisted Design) cutting system.

    And it looked good!

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    Between drops I put it in for a test fit, aside from a little to much "C" in the CAD machine it fit but will have to do some mild trimming.

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    I am SO happy I switched out the flooring, this is so much better then what I had in there. I will do a full glue down so should not bubble up and will put it up 2' on walls so dirt will not be an issue.
  10. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Yes, that floor looks great. That prototype floor looked like it would trap a ton of dirt. At least this one could be swept out.
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  11. Dualsport4ever

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    @pvangel. Having the one piece floor, are you planning to make this area able to be (carefully) hosed out?
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    Yes, that's the plan!
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  13. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Like the new floor much better!!!

    Also, this cracked me up...
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    Keep up the good work, it's great entertainment.
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  14. pvangel

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    Well, I did get some painting done this week, a couple coats on the bed and seat. Rustoleum just doesn't seem to cover like it used to though.

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    The foam showed up today for the bed and seat, I think it is a bargain for what it is.
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    It comes in this little box,
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    Wrapped up tight, I was going to mention to Sister Mary Margaret that it was as tough to get it out of the wrapping as her Spanx but remembered I need her to make slip covers so I buttoned my lip just in time, disaster averted!

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    Full size!
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    I lied down on it on floor and it was very comfortable, the small one is for the seat.

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    While I was avoiding SMM I managed to sneak the turkey carver out of the kitchen and trimmed them up to fit.

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    I have to go to work in morning but have rest of weekend to get sh*t done.....supposed to pour all day but I'll do something productive.
  15. Fire Escape

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    Is that floor covering anything that can be 'chemically welded'? Used to be able to do that with some flooring to avoid floor seams. It would be a nice option to join the sides to the floor, then you really could hose it out without issues.

    Bruce
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    Not sure about the welding? I am going to put some kind seal there, whether it is a sanitary base or just caulk I am not sure? The front cabinet will be one area I would have to seal as well as the wheel wells, i think no matter what I do it won't be like I could use a pressure washer on it but to soap it up and rinse with a hose should be fine.
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    I wanted to get all my welding done on my cabinet today, I started with the removable wheel chocks.

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    I put receiving holes in cabinet frame so they can be popped off, left one will have a door behind it, right will be in front of a panel.

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    I put tie down points at bottom of cabinet rails and then i ran out of friggen wire in the mig.....no more welding this weekend :(

    So I switched to carpentry, I put in the 1X2 frame work and some plywood backing in for a flip down table I will put there.

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    Got the plywood up.
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    And cut a few pieces of the shiplap and put them up to see what it will look like, I am going to put one coat of paint on first so will have to take it down.

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    I am amazed that the battery still has this much voltage, I ran the fan for a couple hours at track and have left the lights on for at least 20 hrs and still over 12volts
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    Supposed to rain all day again tomorrow, hopefully get something done......
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  18. pvangel

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    Productive morning!
    I got the glue down for the flooring.
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    It is taking hrs to dry, hot and humid here today.

    I cut out all the bottom pieces of flooring, will glue them on after I can get floor in there.

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    Painting the shiplap now.
  19. pvangel

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    Just quit for the day and got almost everything done I wanted to. The glue was supposed to set up in a hr or two but it was so humid it wasn't set by 6pm, I gave it a shot with my son and we placed one side down and by pure luck it was in correctly. We rolled it out across the floor and hoped for the best, there was no pulling it up once down and it fit!

    While I was waiting for the floor glue to dry I set up a paint station on my Harbor Freight paint stand and got one coat of the grey on all the shiplap.

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    After the floor was in I test fit the flooring pieces on the walls, it was too late to apply the glue and set them.

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    I had to put up a few pieces on the wall, I like it!

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    It's nice to see some progress, all the things you have to do behind the walls take all the time!
    I got drivers side paneling done tonight.

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    I need to keep this pace up to get it done :) Bunch of parts showed up today, have to get that front cabinet done so I can start completing things.
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