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  1. #14
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    Ok
    Now I don't feel that bad.

    How did you make it.
    You got blue print

  2. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaka View Post
    How did you make it.
    You got blue print
    The one I made didn't turn out so good. It probably looks nice in the picture, but if you see it up close its pretty crude.

    I made the two sides out of 1" square steel tubing. I also run 1" square tubing side to side above and below the drawers and mig welded the frame together. I bolted some drawer slides to the sides, and made some drawers out of sheet metal.

    I don't have any blueprints for it. I measured the van and made the two sides to fit, then welded the cross pieces in. Then I just made some drawers that fit.

  3. #16
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    Thanks
    I might try to make one

  4. #17
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    OK

    now lets see the outside, what brand do you have.

  5. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by walterc View Post
    I'm waiting for a van with internal tool/parts storage boxes accessed from a door from the exterior instead of having to climb inside then crawl on hands and knees in the van.
    The new trucks have a bed that is so tall it's hard to mount a sidebox and be able to reach what's in them without a step ladder. Manufactures don't know what a "work truck" is anymore- they focus on "style" and "looks" instead.

    This is why I'm keeping my truck as long as possible.

    Soon, when I decide it is time to semi-retire and stop installing complete systems, I'll go probably with a Ford transit and downsize.



    I'll be adding two more large boxes this year- need more room.
    The smaller boxes behind the big boxes contain capacitors, start kits, media filters, sprays etc.

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    Can't add too much more weight- the tommy lift is 300#'s on top of everything else.
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  6. #19
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    Mine is a 2011 3500HD with a reading utility bed.
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  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmHinkleRefrig View Post


    Mine is a 2011 3500HD with a reading utility bed.
    That's a nice setup. I like the color contrast with the blue. Can you post some pics of how you have you bed and boxes setup?


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  8. #21
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    Sure when I get to the shop tomorrow I'll snap a few.

  9. #22
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    One of the previous companies I worked for had a van like this:

    http://www.chevrolet.com/content/che...g_stage._2.jpg

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    It was an older year but here's what it was: http://www.chevrolet.com/express-wor...-pictures.html

    The popup doors where remote controlled from your remote on the keys.

  10. #23
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    Very nice, I like your style!

  11. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmHinkleRefrig View Post


    Mine is a 2011 3500HD with a reading utility bed.
    You get a lot of snow in the Texas panhandle, do you?

    Nice looking rig, BTW.

    edit:

    I just looked at your climate averages on wikepedia. I had no idea. Average low of 22in the winter. That's what 3000+ elevation will do to that Texas sun, I guess.
    In 1959, Cuba wanted "CHANGE" too.

  12. #25
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    Yeah we had two blizzards this winter that each produced 24" in my town, plus several smaller storms. The Panhandle definitely gets its share of winter, compared to the rest of the state.

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    I save gas this way
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