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Offline smartcarpie

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Van racked for Systainers
« on: February 06, 2015, 07:17 AM »
Hopefully these pictures will work.  Never had much luck putting photos online, seems to take me forever.

These are a few shots of my old van, Chevy Express half ton. I miss working out of that thing, currently have a Chevy 2500HD fitted out with side access for systainers and double 80/20 bed slides. But it's not like the van...




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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 09:50 AM »
   Looks good. What's behind the sliding doors?

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Offline David Werkheiser

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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 10:06 AM »
Great looking setup, makes for a professional look with the customers. I really like where you placed the table saw, not having to craw into the van to drag out something heavy. Is your van a GMC/Chevy?
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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 12:18 PM »
Hi David,

I no longer own that van but it was a half ton Chevy Express.

Table saw placement was meant to be a temp fix but I ended up loving it- it never moved around even on rough roads. Easier on the back for sure.

I just miss sliding material right up the aisle instead of strapping to the racks or needing to use my trailer.

But I really like the truck in the snow. Had to sell both the van and my truck to get the new one, moved to a new house with limited parking space.

I'll try to get a few more pics up later of the MFT and vac storage, you'll also get a peek at how I snuck sheet goods in there.

I also sheeted the bulkhead on each side and carpeted every surface I could. Got rid of the pass thru door and just made a dog hole between the seats so 12' material could go up the middle. Kept it very quiet and easy to hear and cool. Also insulated and paneled the roof and threw some lights up there.

Seth, the cubbies over the wheel wells held work lights, saw all, mechanics tools and demo gear. Took a full week to build it all out. The guy who bought it was overjoyed when he saw the interior.

At some point I'll try to get some pics up of my system of moving tools, most of my ideas started here with Dan Rush and Seth showing off their gear. Stealing with my eyes I suppose...

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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 02:51 PM »
At some point I'll try to get some pics up of my system of moving tools, most of my ideas started here with Dan Rush and Seth showing off their gear. Stealing with my eyes I suppose...


  I'm gonna' need a 20% commission from all your jobs then.......   [big grin]


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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 06:42 PM »
At some point I'll try to get some pics up of my system of moving tools, most of my ideas started here with Dan Rush and Seth showing off their gear. Stealing with my eyes I suppose...


  I'm gonna' need a 20% commission from all your jobs then.......   [big grin]

Sure, no problem.  I'll have your four bucks in the mail tomorrow.  Who can I make the check out to?

Actually it occurred to me that we already met in Providence a year or two ago- in the men's room of all places.  I recognized you from your photo.  If we ever meet again hopefully it will be in a more favorable location. [smile]





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Offline smartcarpie

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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2015, 12:57 PM »
Ok. Spent the morning shoveling off the roof and breaking out the ice dams, finally have a chance to try and get out a few more pics. Here goes-








Offline smartcarpie

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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2015, 01:12 PM »
Few more...








Pretty amazing what all fit in there and how much material could move with it.

The front shelf running left to right was key. MFTs fit perfectly and were at a great height to slide an arm in and get a shoulder under the edge. CT22 or both midi vacs fit too, drywall lift when needed, and underneath was high enough to fit compound buckets, compressor or small makita chop saw ( that's my go to saw due to its size and weight). Notice the gap in the oak edging. It's sized for ten sheets of 3/4 ply on edge and the right side stop lined up fore and aft with the passenger side shelving walls so I could clamp the stack for transport. Worked like a charm.

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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2015, 02:03 PM »
Forgot to include a shot of sheet goods loaded. Floppy quarter inch so not the best example, but...notice the f clamp in the top right securing the stack.

Those white oak planks are twelve footers slid up thru the dog hole into the cockpit between the seats.

If you're wondering, the last pic in the previous post is what Friday afternoon looks like. Careful pack up be damned.


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Re: Van racked for Systainers
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2015, 10:00 PM »
smartcarpie:

That's a really well thought out design!

I am constantly impressed and educated by what people come up with. I have a 'bucket list' of stuff I track to build or incorporate some day.

Thanks for your ideas!
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