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Old 12-08-2021, 12:23 PM   #1
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Seeking photo of bare SMB walls (pre build)

Hey all, does anyone have a photo of the bare walls of their Ford SMB BEFORE sportsmobile put on the insulation, wiring, wall etc?

Looking to see what I have to work with in terms of attaching cabinets to both the floor (easier) and walls (no idea whats behind there)

thanks in advance!

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Old 12-09-2021, 12:01 AM   #2
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Try looking through my rebuild thread. I utilized much of the same method that SMB did on securing the lower cabs, they are through bolted to the floor with large angle brackets and the upper cabs are screwed into them, with a few screws and smaller angle brackets to brace the uppers into the birch ply wall panels, which were carefully screwed to the inner wall bracing. I used truss head screws, both self tapping metal and wood type.

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Old 12-09-2021, 05:04 AM   #3
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Saw this in the rotating pic area. Not sure itís good enough to see what all there is to work with, but thought Iíd post it either way, hth.
"understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of your car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of your car, horsepower is how hard your car hits the wall, and torque is how far your car moves the wall."
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Old 12-09-2021, 05:44 AM   #4
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What kind of van are we talking about here? Sprinter, E-series, etc???

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Old 12-09-2021, 08:13 AM   #5
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Not like you to overlook the details Eric, Last line on OP’s initial post:
“2002 Ford e350 SMB”
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Old 12-09-2021, 09:43 PM   #6
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Here are a few pics of a 2012 EB.

Hope they help.

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Old 12-10-2021, 05:21 AM   #7
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In reality there are very few screws attaching the actual wall panels to the van metal walls (top & bottom). The walls are attached to the back of the cabinets with L-brackets or via the window boxes. The cabinets are securely attached thru the floor.

"Cabinet sides are bolted down through the vanís steel floor using 8 to 12 special steel ďLĒ plates. Cabinets are also secured to the vanís sides, and other appropriate points."


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