Originally Posted by Overland87
The door panels look great, I can't wait to get started on my interior, your giving me a lot of great ideas, I might have to name my van Polar Bear two! (Not really)
Thanks! I added a little cargo net to each front door the other night, but my camera died (at Moab) and I haven't taken a photo.
I like the sound of "Polar Bear 2". When I started this thread, I named this van PB "1" because I really thought I might want to redo the build again some day. I obviously had high hopes.
Before Moab, I did manage to get a few pictures of new trim work. Interestingly enough, while running around in Moab, I ran into Andrew with the swiss van build thread. Small world!
Here's my build update:
I recently removed my rear door speakers. I'm moving them up and inside. This left an opportunity with the rear door. My girlfriend decided to take the task on and built me a box!
While she was building, I checked out my rear doors. I have major issues. I can't unlock the door from the outside nor can I operate the door latch from the inside. I tried repairing the system and have decided I need to replace the whole assembly. Once defeated, I helped with the box by insulating the door and framing the hole.
One of the test fits surprised us when we discovered the door latch swings right into the box's space. We might frame that out. Meanwhile, the box is exactly deep enough to fit a quart of oil.
While we were at it, we finished up the vinyl on the slider panel. That door is going to need alot of work. I'm having trouble figuring out how to take it apart to work on it. Some of the screws are extremely difficult to reach. I'll have to give it another attempt soon. I'm also planning on adding another layer of paneling around the existing panel and possibly some kind of storage.
I also managed to get started on the walls. I have three 2x2 ribs in place.
Soon I'll get to build my first wall panel. Some of the walls are going to be tricky.