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Old 09-27-2017, 11:51 PM   #251
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How envious could I be? Sounds terrific. Do share your upfitter for those of us in the region...

Looking forward to many pics.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:45 AM   #252
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Looks great Thom. Canít wait to see the stainless.


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Old 09-28-2017, 11:38 PM   #253
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thx all for the vanKudos.
Yes i will share the upfitter...
but he actually asked me to hold off until my build is completed.
So i will comply : )

It is not Van Specialties or OSV. I was going to go that route but 1) the wait was out till next spring, 2) then the build time was still ~8+ weeks, and 3) The cost would be within a small margin of difference + and the workmanship is basically the same, though i actually think this small cottage-vendor is more meticulous/exacting, and much more open to customer input. In fact, the only reply i basically heard was "Yes we can".

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Old 09-29-2017, 12:48 PM   #254
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Thom, long time fan of your posts and projects here. I am wondering how you plan to get a 75" sideways bed length out of that 73" interior width?
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...I am wondering how you plan to get a 75" sideways bed length out of that 73" interior width?
Hi & thx for the greeting.
If one takes a rule and places it from the interior side of each of the smaller ribs (these are not structural but placed in the ~center~ of the rear window cuts) you get 75", if you go all the way to the inside skin of the wall you get ~78". Depending on how far out you want to go toward that outer metal skin, you begin to minimize or even (nearly) eliminate your insulation on wall. We will be going to the inner side of the non-structural-rib with thinsulate behind in the void on either side. It will be ~74 3/4 or 1/2 but doable cuz mattresses are squishy : ) There are peeps currently utilizing an IKEA slat bed that is 74 1/2" in that same spot sleeping with heads at street side.
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That is very useful info, thanks. At last, an advantage to not being tall!
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That is very useful info, thanks...
YRMW.
And agree on the height issue. My wife can pull the wall-to-wall off nearly anywhere with her 5'3" frame, my 5'8" could even do so with a more standard only-to-the-main-ribs in most vans these days, but having a bit of stretch room is nice. And we did not want to go with the side "Pods" we've seen on some designs as we wanted to remain as normal/blend-in as possible on the outside.

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Old 10-29-2017, 04:26 PM   #258
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: ) Baby steps...

I visited with the upfitter last week and got a couple pix of the interior of the PM.
The wiring harness is complete, next is the Thinsulate insulation.





i'll drop a section of the Froli off this week as he'd never seen one, and it would help in the design stage of bed platform (it will have a hinge down the length to access below from the interior aisle).


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