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Old 01-19-2012, 10:20 PM   #51
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Excellent job!
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #52
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looking great i have a few questions if you dont mind....

the fold down legs where did you find them and how tall are they????

the black loops on the top of your walls what are they bolted to????

im working on my van that we use for many different things and love the folding bed

I have the same questions! How necessary are the aluminum cross-bars? If you can sleep one with half the bed down with just the legs, why the full length cross-bars? What is the bed made out of, 3/4" plywood covered in carpet? Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #53
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Sorry for slow replies gentlemen. I don't get here much these days.
First of all I had Van Specialties (.com) do my interior in the Portland Or area.
My idea, their build.
The idea had to be worthy enough for them to take it on. And a fine job they did.
The top horizontal edge is structural as is horizontal mid height, thus D-rings & Mac track at each.
I do not know their fastening method! Speak with Rob, their/my sales person & he may enlighten...

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I have the same questions! How necessary are the aluminum cross-bars? If you can sleep one with half the bed down with just the legs, why the full length cross-bars? What is the bed made out of, 3/4" plywood covered in carpet? Thanks!
The cross bars are the original design & the folding legs after thought - kind of redundant.
But... with the bed down & cross members used I have full underneath room for storage while sleeping.
I may (and do) have to move gear to drop the legs when not using the cross members.
Yes I can sleep on either half at a time. For solo camping this is killer as I have mucho room to sit up, stand up, dress etc.
The bed is either 5/8" or 3/4" plywood, I don't remember which. Using the cross members allows for lighter spec plywood... The bed height is just high enough for the plastic tubs to fit underneath.
Carpeted yes, matching the rest.
We use a full size chambered air mattress which gives room on each side for nightime necessities and my carbine.

Brainstorm your build gentlemen!
I have a Murphy bed idea for someone trying to do something different. Full length available for gear and a dining table/seats built in also.

Thanks for the questions.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:36 PM   #54
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I'm late to your thread... But your interior is awesome.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #55
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Awesome build! I was just at Van Specialties this Saturday -- my wife and I put down a deposit to get on their build list.

You build is almost exactly what we are looking to do: we scored a 2009 Ford E350 EB Diesel Quadvan for a very attractive price. We have looked at the various pop-top options and decided we like the Sportsmobile top best. After we get the top done it is off to Van Specialties for interior work.

I have a ton of questions regarding your build. We are in the Portland area; any chance we can take a look at what you've done with your van? We are very interested in a modular, 'spartan interior', like you have done.

This is what we are starting with:



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Old 05-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #56
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DJM,
I am Portland from time to time, but not on any scheduled basis.
You can certainly pm or ask here on questions.
I am in the process of moving from the Seattle area to Wenatchee so I am quite busy for an amount of time.

...Spartan maybe, but fully convertible for multi use needs.
I have had my interior out for hauling furniture and now with four captains in for hauling friends and two dirtbikes.
Try that with a fixed interior!

Rob at Van Specialties probably has pics of the build too.

Nice looking van for a start on your project.
Get after it!
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Re: New To The Fold INTERIOR!

Just got onto this thread, as I am eager to redo my interior from RV mode to Optional mode. Much good info/ideas here. Thanks
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #58
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DJM,
I am Portland from time to time, but not on any scheduled basis.
You can certainly pm or ask here on questions.
I am in the process of moving from the Seattle area to Wenatchee so I am quite busy for an amount of time.

...Spartan maybe, but fully convertible for multi use needs.
I have had my interior out for hauling furniture and now with four captains in for hauling friends and two dirtbikes.
Try that with a fixed interior!

Rob at Van Specialties probably has pics of the build too.

Nice looking van for a start on your project.
Get after it!
MA,

Understood about your time constraints; if you happen to be anywhere near the Portland area, drop me a note -- my wife and I would be happy to drive to meet somewhere so we can get a look at your interior -- big decision and more input is always welcome.

Love the multi-use nature of your build -- it really is great!

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Old 12-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #59
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Looks awesome!!

What type of black flooring material is that? I'm needed something that is very rugged for a similar application. Thanks
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Looks awesome!!

What type of black flooring material is that? I'm needed something that is very rugged for a similar application. Thanks
Thanks!
It is a stock like rubber flooring off of a roll. Laid on over a 1/2" plywood. Can't tell you more specifically than that.
Rob at Van Specialties should though.
No carpet (quick wear) and no vinyl (cold) for me. Vacuum it, simple green it and it stays like new...
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