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Old 03-02-2018, 11:29 AM   #61
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Looks great, Eric! Looks like a tight squeeze for your pallets - what about putting some 1/8" aluminum kick panels on the bottom of your cabinets to help slide and guide your pallets in place so your cabinets don't get scuffed up or get an edge caught?
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:33 PM   #62
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Agree with everyone else, looks great Eric. I was thinking the same as Josh about the tight squeeze. A kick panel/guide might be helpful?
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:01 PM   #63
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Nice work!

What are the tracks you used for the sliding doors?

I have a very similar setup, and love it for not taking up any space that might be packed full of other things. However with changes in moisture, and dust accumulation, my setup either rattles or binds more often than I'd like it to.

IIRC I just used some aluminum channel stock and counter suck screws flush by hand.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:33 PM   #64
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Thanks all. The aluminum or some kind of kick plate has been in my head since the start, I just haven't sourced it yet. It is definitely necessary. I'll do it when I stain the cabinets.

You can get slider door guides from McMaster Carr but only in 1/4". I'm kind of worried about the bowing of my 1/4" birch ply. We'll see what happens.

Meredith, as for thicker sliding doors, that would be easy. You could route a slot in a baseboard and top board in any thickness. That's what I was going to do but couldn't beat the deal on the plastic ones from McMaster.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#sliding-door-tracks/=1bstw7l

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Old 03-02-2018, 06:27 PM   #65
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I used 1/4" as well, and didn't have any bowing issues after a couple of years now. It's more that it'll swell a little when I'm somewhere foggy, or bind up with dust when I'm in the desert. It's not bad enough to do anything about, but not ideal either. Hopefully the rails you used have just enough more play for that not to be an issue.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:52 PM   #66
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So far so good, and I didn't have to add felt to keep down the rattles either. They are quiet so far.
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:30 PM   #67
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Felt is a good thought, thanks!

I've been trying to think what I could add to mine if I ever try to improve my setup.

Also nice how you've worked around having to have some open space in the back on occasion. I originally thought I'd use my van that way, but really I just toss a tarp over the bed, or borrow a trailer when I need to.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:06 AM   #68
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I new to most of this stuff, yet really enjoy seeing all the creative work. Very Nice! I'll keep watching
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:44 AM   #69
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Welcome. If you're new here and in to what you see you can really lose some time and learn a lot in the home build section here. It's not that active lately but some of the builds documented here years ago are some of the most awesome vans I know of. Here's a sampling:

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ild-11029.html

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...d-up-8636.html
(all the really amazing final pics posted on a Google link, post 83)

Hijacking my own post here but alas....
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:30 PM   #70
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Yowsa! Excellent design!
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