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Offline EA Custom Millwork

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2015 Transit combo fitup
« on: September 03, 2015, 09:55 PM »
I bought a 2015 mid roof, std wb, 3.5 ecoboost Transit about 6 weeks back (blink of an eye).  I intend to set it up for my custom millwork/renovation company and to use as a camper for my wife and I (recent empty nesters).

So far I've got the Weather Gaurd bulkhead with a door installed, foil faced bubble wrap for insulation, and 1/2" plywood on the ceiling.  I used 3/16" foam weatherstrip between the metal and plywood and screwed in place with tech screws.

I hope to find an RV upfitter to set up a proper removable 3rd seat just behind the bulkhead door.  Has anyone else done this?

I hope to get to work on the walls tomorrow 3/4" plywood with the same insulation behind it.  I will use DAP polyurethane glue between the metal and plywood, and on the joints

I'll attach photos as progress is made.

FYI: I used the plastic panels as templates for the wall plywood.

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 06:10 AM »
Have you made more progress?

Peter

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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 07:03 AM »
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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 10:11 AM »
Well, (another blink of the eyes) I have 3/4" plywood skins on the walls and am preparing to spend Columbus day on starting the racking.

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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 10:21 AM »
The corrugated plastic panels I removed and used for templates are available if anyone wants them.

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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 10:48 AM »
How did you attach the plywood to the walls?  I hopefully will be starting mine next week and am genuinely curious.

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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 12:02 PM »
 In a bit of a hurry to work on the honey-do list, but here is the basic run down.
 I dry fit all the panels getting a consistent, but not tight fit.  I wanted to be sure there was room to change lightbulbs and not have any metal to wood squeaks.  All the wood to wood joints have 1/16" to 1/8" gaps to be caulked later.    Then I carefully marked all holes and anchor locations, and fastened in place with DAP polyurethane construction adhesive and tech screws. That glue grabs fast and it almost felt like I would not need the screws.  I did use them to ensure a good connection to the slightly curved surfaces. Unlike the ceiling, I only used closed cell foam weatherstripping where the plywood would not reach the metal, instead of at all the ribs.
  I also left a 3x3 cutout at the grounding locations on both sides, and an 8x8 at another important looking connection spot at the right rear. 
  Hope this helps.

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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015, 10:03 PM »
The corrugated plastic panels I removed and used for templates are available if anyone wants them.

Where are you located I would be interested in the templates.
Jonathan

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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2015, 08:21 PM »
Central Mass

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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2015, 11:59 PM »
... and to use as a camper for my wife and I (recent empty nesters).

Just make sure all of your camping gear fits into systainers and bob's your uncle. Swapping out your tools on a Friday afternoon and swapping in your camping stuff will be a doodle.
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Re: 2015 Transit combo fitup
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 10:02 PM »
Finally got to spend some time building the  rear shelving units.  Now time to fill 'em up.  Like everyone else said, it takes way more time than you'd expect.
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