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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #768005 November 30th 2020 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Charlie99909
So full sheets of 1/4 plywood to keep the curve and then your finished panels screwed into that? Do you have any pics of the process? I just want to wrap my head around it. I was trying to build it the way it was previously which used the strips but I don't like the gaps it is going to leave me with that I would need some metal edge trim to fix.

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wrcsixeight #768007 November 30th 2020 2:28 pm
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Thank you, that is exactly what I wanted to see. What thickness are your completed panels?


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wrcsixeight #768012 November 30th 2020 3:31 pm
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The wood is less then 1/4", then there's 1/2" foam padding and vinyl.

They're just held up with velcro for now but I'll be adding some button tuck details around the edges to firmly secure the panels and add some style.


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Originally Posted by Scrojira
The wood is less then 1/4", then there's 1/2" foam padding and vinyl.

They're just held up with velcro for now but I'll be adding some button tuck details around the edges to firmly secure the panels and add some style.


Looking at your pics, what I think I'm going to do is just get a 3/8" plywood board, use my current panels as templates on where to trim it down, and then mount it on the metal ribs. I'll glue the vinyl upholstery over that and tuck the rough edges in enough so they won't show. That way the wall is sturdy enough, but will still not be too tall where the window trim won't meet it.

I should be able to screw in lights, speakers, and whatever else I need to them without risking the 5mm or 1/4" wood not being able to support it. Plus I should be able to get enough of a curve going.


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Are you running 100 suspension? Keep weight in mind, that stuff is light duty.

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Originally Posted by samhain
Are you running 100 suspension? Keep weight in mind, that stuff is light duty.

No, it was upgraded to E-200 suspension, an extra leaf, and air shocks.


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More harm than good I think..lol. I was removing the steering wheel (without a puller) and the column tilted just before the wheel came loose...its not a tilt column, hope I didn't screw something up too bad.

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Originally Posted by shorty_82_XL
More harm than good I think..lol. I was removing the steering wheel (without a puller) and the column tilted just before the wheel came loose...its not a tilt column, hope I didn't screw something up too bad.

FYI: Some GM van/truck "non tilt" columns are actually tilt columns in disguise - the internals are there but there is no lever.


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Thanks! Thats what I'm hoping....

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I started upholstering my door panels on Sunday. I need to make a door handle cut in one and drill out the rest of the holes on two more today, then they'll be ready for covering.

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I have my new polished bumper bolts ready for order after I get paid this week, then I'll I be slapping bumpers and brackets together.


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