80s电影
Welcome to our sub-site for documenting the build-out of our Promaster high roof van. Our intention is to use the van as a camping/biking/hiking support, and the goal is to keep it usable throughout the build process. It may not always be pretty, but it should be functional.

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At invitation of HarryN from the Sprinter Forum, we drove up to Livermore to check out his new shop.He does some nice work with prepackaged electrical systems, with all components built into a flight case:

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I got the bulk of our insulation completed before New Years, but some insulation and sound deadening dragged on.Today I made a bit of progress on the sliding door and rear wheel wells.

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I’m so accustomed to the lack of rain here in California that I didn’t bother to check the forecast earlier in the week before taking the van to work.I had only half-completed the roof vent install, leaving the final waterproofing.One torrential downpour later I discovered that the waterproofing was needed!

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80-20 Bed

Back when I thought I would have access to an adequate machine shop with my TechShop membership, I decided to build bed and cabinets from 80-20 T-strut extrusions.I’ve never used aluminum extrusions before - most of my experience is with wood, so this would let me learn something new.

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This is a temporary floor, so I’m using cheap 1?4” maple plywood, mainly to see how well it stands up.We decided to paint it with remaindered house paint, again since it’s temporary.

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Floor install

Between track saw and jigsaw, I’ve cut the 1?4” maple ply to fit, and test fit in the van.A good Thanksgiving project.I’m quite pleased with the tracksaw, although the Makita instructions are pretty brief and limited.I’m not convinced I’m getting the precision that it’s capable of, but it’s good enough for this project.

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