Finding an hour here and there after work is about all I can muster mostly, kids keep me busy. Today I got at it early. Got my storage box installed and my floor cut. Box install turned out great! 10 1/4-20 screws and nuts with seal washers and it easily passes the stand in it test. No flexing on the van floor at all. Sealed the edge with marine silicone.
Floor was a big to do, hefting plywood around and making a ton of cuts. I laid out the sheets in the driveway and traced my template. I am running these up to the cab where the passenger seat wires cross. I fully intend to run the flooring straight on through and up into the firewall. I have the janky black mat with the cotton under it.
I had all the plywood in and laid on the floor and looked out the back, imagining a beach or mountain lake view. Can't wait to point this thing towards destinations unknown.
Next will be 50% butyl soundproofing, 1/8" ensolite over the whole thing, filler strips, and then the floor goes back in. Plan is to bevel the edges 45 or 60 degrees long the sill plates and then run the flooring under the sills for a clean look.
Convertible bench and extend-a-bed will be ready at the end of the month. 4x4 Decemeber 1st, PH Top in February. Then it will be haul ass to get it ready for a maiden voyage.
My Festool Jigsaw is proving to be a very useful van building tool.
Clamped and Ready For Drilling. Every bolt and nut has seal washer and there is closed cell gasketing sandwiched between the metal. Ain't no water getting in there.
Pass. As I added screws, the previous ones would need to be tightened more due to the gasket compressing more and more.
Here's my template and plywood laid out. Far from perfect and I had some trimming and my cuts weren't perfect, but it was dang close and workable for sure. Worst case is some filler here and there.
The tape lines are my where the cabinets will run. This floor had 200 holes in it, now it's sealed and ready. No interior is a blessing and a curse. I will probably but factory window trim and then build up to it. I don't have to remove the interior or feel obligated to use it. But this is my van and it's gonna be good......as good as I can make it.
I feel like I am finally getting somewhere!!