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Old 06-07-2018, 10:08 PM   #1
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FS: DIY RB-50 style rear cabinet $175 (Ford Vans)

Hi Sportsmobros! Selling a nice baltic birch cabinet I made for my Ford van. It's modeled off of a Sportsmobile RB50 cabinet. It won't fit in my rig due to an interior redesign, so hopefully it can live a happy life in your van! Asking $175 cash in Los Angeles (near Culver City).

Overall it's in good shape and will give you an amazing amount of storage. It's designed to sit in the driver side rear of an RB ford van, but could also work in an extended rig. The front door has friction hinges and a Southco latch while the rear compartment is covered by two sliding panels. The front half a few shelves and the rear is a massive open cabinet that's great for storing bulky things like bedding or tubas. Cause who doesn't go camping with a tuba?

If I was going to keep it, I would upholster or paint the interior, make a new rear panel, and add more dividers to the shelves.

Cool things:
• Huge amount of storage
• Strong enough to support the side of a sleeping platform
• Nice Southco hardware
• Made from 3/4" and 1/2" Baltic Barch Marine grade plywood (Sanded and Sealed)
• All joints are glued and screwed with pocket hole screws

Things you should know:
• The sliding doors rattle unless you have a pillow against them (which is why I think they should be upholstered)
• Some screw holes in right side from where my elec. panel was mounted
• Some screw holes in the lower front half from where my platform attached

Measurements are: 55" wide x 17" deep at it's widest (but curved to fit the econoline body) x 49" tall

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Old 06-07-2018, 11:06 PM   #2
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Nice craftsmanship!!
GLWS. Whomever ends up with that should be stoked.

Did you build that in some sort of CAD program and then mill out the pieces? Tolerances looks great. I'm definitely in awe of people who possess the skills/technique to accurately draft/dimension cabinetry that will fit precisely inside a van.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:43 AM   #3
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Did you build that in some sort of CAD program and then mill out the pieces?

Hey thanks! Really appreciate the kind words.

Didnít know cnc software at the time I made this, so everything was cut by hand. My secret weapon was the Festool track saw. It was great for plunge cutting the straight lines, then I came back with a jigsaw to cut the corner curves.

Now that I know a touch of solidworks, the next cabinet will be much easier!
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....Tell us about those latches on the curved rear surface.....they look interesting.
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....Tell us about those latches on the curved rear surface.....they look interesting.
I think you're referring to Quick Fist clamps. Great for mounting shovels, axes,...

https://www.quickfist.com/


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is shipping an option?
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:08 AM   #7
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....Tell us about those latches on the curved rear surface.....they look interesting.
Yeah- BroncoHauler is right - Quick Fist Clamps. I bought these specifically:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are perfect for holding that Fiskars Axe (hate the Axe size though, its frustratingly sized between an axe and a hatchet), and I could shove my Camillus machete between the axe and cabinet for rattle-free and safe storage.
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is shipping an option?
Sure, if you wanna pay for it. I have a pallet in the back yard and a Fastenal nearby. Where are you located?
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Does anybody have dimensioned drawings or CAD files of the van walls or interior?!


(Yes, I searched . . . )
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I live in Houston Texas. Any idea what shipping would cost?
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