Originally Posted by ndubes
...... Finding the right hardware will be the trick i think. Probably best this way anyhow.
If anybody has inputs on any features they wish theirs had, let me know!
There are a few tricks on the hardware. Some of the things in camper van/Sportsmobile interiors are common in camper vans and nothing else. Once you learn the names (specific and common, which can be different) Google can help you find them.
Mcmaster Carr is a great site, perhaps a little intimidating at first if you are new to DIY/fabrication.
Marine sites/stores are awesome, same basic stuff we use in camper vans and often superior quality.
Use Google images to find/match/figure stuff out.
Ask here! Lots of knowledge here and we don't judge. For instance, ever hear of a Southco latch? SMBs are full of em. I never saw them at all until I started building vans. Now they are everyday.