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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops => Topic started by: ctsvnino on December 27, 2016, 11:58 AM

Title: transit high roof questions
Post by: ctsvnino on December 27, 2016, 11:58 AM
does anyone have plans or where i can get something to start with? i looked everywhere haven't found much and i cant figure out how to do it on sketchup
Title: Re: transit high roof questions
Post by: TSO Products on December 27, 2016, 03:29 PM
@ctsvnino we are working on a modular system for plywood based components for housing SYSTAINERS and L-BOXX in shelf and rack  systems in Transit, Sprinter, Promaster, Chevy Express and NISSAN NV.
We are gathering input from a group of Van using Pro's under our "Van Taskforce" to establish common needs so it becomes practical and affordable to offer modular solution kits for self-installation.

I will email you a dimensioned interior plan for the 78" Hi-roof TRANSIT version you are planning to equip - let me know whether 130 or 148 wheelbase and side door configuration.

Hans
info@tsoproducts.com
Title: Re: transit high roof questions
Post by: Peter_C on December 28, 2016, 01:33 AM
You will have to search it out, or ask for help finding it, but the drawings are available, especially for RV builders.
http://www.fordtransitusaforum.com/forumindex.php
Title: Re: transit high roof questions
Post by: Peter Halle on December 28, 2016, 02:20 AM
does anyone have plans or where i can get something to start with? i looked everywhere haven't found much and i cant figure out how to do it on sketchup

As Peter said there are resources out there.  This is what he was referring to:  https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/non-html/2015/Ford_Transit_2015_North_America_BEMM_08_2015.pdf (https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/non-html/2015/Ford_Transit_2015_North_America_BEMM_08_2015.pdf)

With all the sensors and wiring, and the boron steel areas you need to be careful about "no drill zones."

Peter
Title: Re: transit high roof questions
Post by: Peter_C on December 28, 2016, 03:17 AM
A search of the word "Sketchup" produces hits.

http://www.fordtransitusaforum.com/gtsearch.php?cx=partner-pub-7865546952023728%3A4589932043&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=sketchup&sa=Search&siteurl=www.fordtransitusaforum.com%2Fforumindex.php&ref=festoolownersgroup.com%2Fworkshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops%2Ftransit-high-roof-questions%2F%3Ftopicseen&ss=2032j650824j8

Dave's drawings are pretty nice PDF's

http://www.ortontransit.info/drawings2.php
Title: Re: transit high roof questions
Post by: bisongoods on January 04, 2017, 03:07 AM
I would be happy to share my sketchup model for my 2016 Ford Transit High Roof 148" wheelbase. the cargo box is drawn somewhat rudementary but the dimensions are 'accurate' or slightly towards the safe side. For example the wheel wells are slightly oversized as to not make anything fit too tight. I searched forever trying to find a pre-existing model and couldn't find one I could trust. I'm about halfway through my van build out at the moment and everything is working out nicely.

I found this to be a nice simple resource for some of the cargo dimensions. click on the upfit guide and download the PDF. There is a page with a bunch of the interior dimensions.

http://rangerdesign.com/vehicles/ford-transit/
Title: Re: transit high roof questions
Post by: bisongoods on January 04, 2017, 03:08 AM
I would also be interested in that document TSO
Title: Re: transit high roof questions
Post by: john molloy on January 04, 2017, 04:04 AM
Once they are same width and depth as sysyainer they work well .I just have full length opening .I use a conector block with one screw in it so it pivots left and right to hold in transit .nothing has ever fallen out and there is always a latch to hold whatever sysyainer I put in .cheap and cheerful that works