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Old 09-22-2018, 02:37 PM   #1
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Since I want to document the changes I make to my new van, I thought I'd start a build thread.

The Van: 2017 144" 4x4 High Roof, purchased used with ~8k miles.

The Goal: End up with an adventure rig for mountain biking and snowboarding.

So first off, some pictures..
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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First steps: Insulation & Ventilation

After much research in the "Best Insulation Materials?! Help!" thread, I decided to go with Thinsulate, LowE and some Kilmat for additional sound deadening.. It arrived yesterday so I didn't waste any time getting started as I hope to finish all this over the weekend..

Tomorrow I'll be installing a Maxxair Deluxe..
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:14 PM   #3
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Looking forward to tagging along on your conversion, subscribed to the thread now, sorry to booger it up w/ my photos

I know it's a day late and a few dollars short - sorry... The wheel house (kilmatted tub in photo) has another slim clamshell piece on the outside of those stamped wall supports that bridges to the fender/wheel well -- Yes I know you'll have liners and insulation but on my Italian Vanborghini it was the outer wheelhouse sheetmetal that sprayed NOISE like a pressurewasher sprayed into an empty bucket, only to be found weeks later when I got someone else to drive whlie I snooped around... For a few dollars of kilmat and twenty minutes of your time layering over them goes a long way to hushing up highway noise. If not youse then sumbuddy else reading dis then...
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Thanks for the tip, and it didn’t come too late.. I’ll be putting some Kilmat in there shortly.
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Installed Kilmat on the ceiling and around the driver and passenger footwell this morning.
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Finished up Kilmat, including the wheel well inside the “wall” and started with the thinsulate. Even with a brand new pair of fabric scissors I’ve been having a hard time cutting this stuff. Going to try a rotary fabric tool next..
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:08 AM   #7
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Even with a brand new pair of fabric scissors I’ve been having a hard time cutting this stuff.
I decided to give another new pair of scissors a shot.. what a difference! Here's what I went with: https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-9-Inc.../dp/B003YKVNQS

And the ones that were no bueno: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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These electric rotary cutters work incredible on Thinsulate. Huge price range and you'll definitely notice a difference in quality, But the $65 2" works well on thinner thinsulate, and the 4" can cut multiple layers at once. I have them for my job, but was very happy to have them when doing insulation. About 10x (no joke) faster than scissors and your hands don't get as worked, and cuts are cleaner.

http://www.cutexsewingsupplies.com/c...ters?limit=all
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Got to chime back in --- doing the back doors, including outside shell sheet metal AND the stamped inner frame forms top and bottom hushed up a whole lot of sound 'pressure', that was not really identifiable noise but a being in a guitar or drum shell so any shock/shudder/oscillation got beamed up front into the cab area. I didn't count square footage but I managed to weigh the 45-pound box after each step, 10 pounds got my brand new RAM Promaster high-roof Van back doors closing Lexus quiet AND set up the door cavities as excellent speaker boxes.
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Installed a Maxxair 7500K Deluxe yesterday with the help of a friend. @hein's adapter made installation a breeze.. I'm really happy with how it turned out!
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