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New Transit fit out
« on: September 15, 2015, 03:57 PM »
The time had come for a bigger van so I'v traded my old transit for an mk7 lwb semi hi roof transit, the new owner of my old work horse asked if I'd leave the racking as he had just started to pick up a few festools so I was happy to help out a pending Festool addict feed his habbit lol.
So it's time the start racking out the new van, it already plylined but I will be beefing up the wheel arch boxes and putting a new ply floor in before racking out, I will be using the same design as in my previous van only with room for more systainers  [big grin], I'v picked up 5 sheets of 18mm marine ply for the racking and 3 of 12.5mm for the floor. Oh and to feed the green habbit I picked up a 3m guide rail  [cool] which will make break down of the sheet goods easier.
Should get a start on it this week will post pics when I progress begins
« Last Edit: November 07, 2015, 05:29 PM by Mbconstructionjoinery »
Lots of the green stuff :))

Offline Alan m

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Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 05:03 PM »
have you any pics of your old van
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Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 06:10 PM »
Hi Alan yeah mate theres a few it's in a thread in this section called transit fit out check it out, my old van was a mk6 swb transit
Should have some pics of the new one by the weekend.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 06:25 PM by Mbconstructionjoinery »
Lots of the green stuff :))

Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 06:08 PM »
Well didn't get as much time to work on the van racking as I'd hoped darn work got in the way lol. But managed to fit a new 1/2" ply floor and get all the marine ply cut up into all the pieces for the racking just need to get some time to fit them now. The 3m guide rail was a good buy great for breaking down the full sheets and no more messing about joining rails  [big grin]
Lots of the green stuff :))

Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2015, 06:20 PM »
Eventually got some time to start the racking out here's a couple of pics of where I got to today, also routed out all the feet holes all the shelves so another half a day should finish off the sys racking on that side of the van
Lots of the green stuff :))

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Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 10:51 PM »
I can't tell from the photos.  How did you connect the verticals to the walls?

Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2015, 04:56 AM »
Hi, all the vertical uprights are pocket hole screwed to the floor and the side lining of the van then also glued with a product called Sikaflex a polyurethane sealant, then all shelves are pocket screwed to the verticals worked a treat in my last van, when it's finished it will also be fixed at the roof as well.
Slightly updated this racking from my last van as I could not lay 8'x4' sheets on the floor once it was racked out so this time I have made a cutout at the floor which will allow me to lay 20 sheets of 18mm or 28 sheets of 12.5mm material flat on the floor.
Lots of the green stuff :))

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Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2015, 09:18 AM »
Hi, all the vertical uprights are pocket hole screwed to the floor and the side lining of the van then also glued with a product called Sikaflex a polyurethane sealant, then all shelves are pocket screwed to the verticals worked a treat in my last van, when it's finished it will also be fixed at the roof as well.
Slightly updated this racking from my last van as I could not lay 8'x4' sheets on the floor once it was racked out so this time I have made a cutout at the floor which will allow me to lay 20 sheets of 18mm or 28 sheets of 12.5mm material flat on the floor.
Thanks.  I had the same basic approach in mind.  I'm using a polyurethane adhesive by DAP.  I was considering only tight-fitting wood to wood at the fasteners and leaving a small gap to be filled with caulk along the edges....overthinking?

Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 09:38 AM »
I just scribe all the pieces in to a neat fit, fix and then seal down both sides of the panel and I've never had any problems with squeaks  [big grin]
Lots of the green stuff :))

Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 11:31 AM »
Got another couple of hour done on the van today it's getting there  [big grin]

Room for a few more systainers in there yet  [big grin] [big grin]
Lots of the green stuff :))

Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2015, 05:40 PM »
Finished off the top of the racking with dedicated 3m guide rail storage and full length shelf for long levels and guide rail bag for shorter rails. I will be racking above the wheel arch on the other side for smaller item storage I.e. glues,fixings and other misc items I will also be including a section to hold mini systainers as I have found them useful for keeping stuff organised, and will also be boxing out for some storage at the bulk head to store worktop jig, and Kapex UG wings and maybe a few other things but this may be a few weeks off when things start to quieten down for Christmas, here's a couple of pics of where it's at now

Lots of the green stuff :))

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Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2015, 09:59 AM »
Eventually got some time to start the racking out here's a couple of pics of where I got to today, also routed out all the feet holes all the shelves so another half a day should finish off the sys racking on that side of the van
Is that a power inverter in the lower right corner of this photo?

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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2015, 01:05 PM »
Ohhh how I can have something like this in the future:) looks great!

Are the systainers secured in any way? I've been thinking about covering the shelfs with some sort of thin rubber to avoid them from sliding out. But haven't found a place to buy that.

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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2015, 01:39 PM »
The feet slots are routed out for the systainers. Stops em moving. Only works on t locks.
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Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2015, 02:30 PM »
Eventually got some time to start the racking out here's a couple of pics of where I got to today, also routed out all the feet holes all the shelves so another half a day should finish off the sys racking on that side of the van
Is that a power inverter in the lower right corner of this photo?
Not sure which photo you mean, but I don't have a power inverter.
Lots of the green stuff :))

Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2015, 02:32 PM »
Ohhh how I can have something like this in the future:) looks great!

Are the systainers secured in any way? I've been thinking about covering the shelfs with some sort of thin rubber to avoid them from sliding out. But haven't found a place to buy that.

Hi Thanks, i have routed out holes in the shelves which the feet of the systainers sit in, it keeps them very secure i'l get a pic up for you but there are quite a few foggers that have used the same method
« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 03:02 PM by Mbconstructionjoinery »
Lots of the green stuff :))

Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2015, 02:34 PM »
The feet slots are routed out for the systainers. Stops em moving. Only works on t locks.

Yeah only works on the t-locks hence the clamps locked on the shelf in front of the older style systainers, I will eventually replace these with t-locks
Lots of the green stuff :))

Offline James Metcalf

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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2015, 02:53 PM »
Two shelf pins placed between area where latches go at the front and the Classic will not move.

Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2015, 03:07 PM »
Two shelf pins placed between area where latches go at the front and the Classic will not move.

I had thought of putting a couple of loose fitting dominos at the front of the shelves (never thought about shelf pins) but then decided I'd just eventually replace the classics with t-locks and use the classics for storage in the garage
Lots of the green stuff :))

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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2015, 03:17 PM »
The shelf pins have a flat which you can use for a small adjustment or remove when you get T locks. My shelfs are solid at front, but I use pins at the rear to keep the Systainer from sliding back.

Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2015, 04:45 PM »
The shelf pins have a flat which you can use for a small adjustment or remove when you get T locks. My shelfs are solid at front, but I use pins at the rear to keep the Systainer from sliding back.
Good idea mate
Lots of the green stuff :))

Offline richy3333

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Re: Transit fit out round 2
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2015, 04:43 AM »
Eventually got some time to start the racking out here's a couple of pics of where I got to today, also routed out all the feet holes all the shelves so another half a day should finish off the sys racking on that side of the van
Is that a power inverter in the lower right corner of this photo?
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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2016, 06:01 PM »
Having acquired a few more systainers  [big grin] I decided to rack out the other side of my van with space to accommodate 1x sys5 and 7x sys4 or combo of other sys locked together not quite finished but ran out of time today, on top of this rack I will be adding an upstanding all the way round to store my UG wings and mitre saw stand and maybe a few other things here's a couple of pics to show where I'm at now
Lots of the green stuff :))

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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2016, 01:00 PM »
van racking looks good.  did you cnc the shelves to accept the systainer feet?
thanks

Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2016, 06:12 PM »
Hi Griz thanks mate, no I don't have access to a cnc I just made a jig out of 12mm plywood and used a router with a top bearing profile cutter to from the cut outs. Its fairly easy to to make a jig but a cnc would save a lot of time lol

Lots of the green stuff :))

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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2016, 06:55 PM »
Beautiful  and functional. Seems to be very well thought out.
I was determined to do this to the van i drive often since last year but never got around to it.  Few weeks ago i picked up another sprinter 170WB EXT high roof and am determined to get it done before putting it in service.
Here is where i started.

Shelving is only screwed in the front so i can decide if i want a slight tilt back or not 

Your set up looks great and i may steal a few ideas :)
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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2016, 08:31 PM »
@KescoNY  smart looking upfit in your Transit. what kind of work do you do  in terms of the type of tools you need to carry? We are working on modular upfit solutions for a Sprinter 170WB Hi Roof right now and a Transit 150 next. Our aim is to be able to offer CNC cut components which can ship flat and provide a modest cost solution for mobile Pro s which can easily be modified or expanded later on.
It doesn't make $en$e to us that a Pro should develop his own unique one-off solution and expect that to be the most profitable way to go.
We are looking around for Van owners who are concerned with these issues to share insights and and work on shared solutions.
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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2016, 08:46 PM »
@KescoNY  smart looking upfit in your Transit. what kind of work do you do  in terms of the type of tools you need to carry? We are working on modular upfit solutions for a Sprinter 170WB Hi Roof right now and a Transit 150 next. Our aim is to be able to offer CNC cut components which can ship flat and provide a modest cost solution for mobile Pro s which can easily be modified or expanded later on.
It doesn't make $en$e to us that a Pro should develop his own unique one-off solution and expect that to be the most profitable way to go.
We are looking around for Van owners who are concerned with these issues to share insights and and work on shared solutions.
Drop us a note to connect on this journey
Hans
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Im a general contractor specializing in finish carpentry.  On average i carry between 24-26 Systainers, 20+ organizers similar to the ones pictured, miter and table saw.
I can see a larger demand for some cnc cut racking options since almost everyone i know has built there own version of racking because there is nothing currently offered for remodelers/carpenters that is efficient. Most racking is geared towards HVAC/electrician/plumbers

Emailed you as well
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Re: New Transit fit out
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2016, 06:59 PM »
Looking good so far kescoNY post some pics when you get it finished. I'v added a bit more to mine i'll get some upto date pics on tomorrow
Lots of the green stuff :))