Looking for suggestions on rebuild...
I have a retired 1997 E350 News van with a Quiggley conversion that I am repurposing as a "Fun Machine".
On the drivers side, I have two outside access compartments that housed an aircompressor/generator in one...and an HVAC system in the other.
The one that I am struggling with is the larger one just behind the drivers door. I want to keep this relatively labor and cost low if I can...so, I am thinking about just covering the open hole with diamond plate and riveting it in place. The thought of doing all the sheet metal work, and welding etc, is a bit daunting. Function is much more important than looks....
The other option I have thought about is to replace the large open hole with a smaller, well built aluminum box from another simular van which would give me outside storage which would be nice. I would frame this out with diamond plate to cover up the gap around the box. By doing this though...it would cut into the area behind the driver's seat where I would like to have a refridgerator and cooking area.
I am looking for ideas on how to deal with this. I would appreciate your thought(s).