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Old 10-15-2019, 02:39 PM   #1081
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I REALLY love the SS fresh and gray water tanks you had made for your conversion. Any chance you could share the drawings for these tanks?

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The grey water tank with the Isotemp marine water heater are mounted on one mount under the driver side. The fresh water tank is mounted under the sliding door, it will not fit if you have the large DPF tank in this location. I followed Dave Orton with my stainless-steel tanks choice and would repeat.

If you are planning to build a 4-season van with hydronic system you could ask your fabricator to weld in a ¼” SS pipe through the lower side of the tank to run glycol through it. I have hot hydronic rubber hoses contacting the tank, good enough fro me but a SS-pipe would be better to keep the tank from freezing. Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:04 AM   #1082
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Thanks so much George!!!!

I love your idea with the SS-pipe. It would be a great addition just in case I decide to make it 4 season. Actually living in Colorado the temp can easily get cold in the mountains during spring and fall enough to want a 4 season setup.

Look forward to getting these tanks done.

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I changed my design in the midst of building and moved the fresh water tank fill and outlet ports to the front side as marked. Check if location of the side brackets on the fresh water tank didn’t change since my 2013.
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hi George
I see you are in pdx?
Do you ever host on-site looks at your van, and conversion? I live in pdx, and am in the day-dreaming phase of doing a conversion, and would like to see a conversion in person. if interested, my email is maildgo@msn.com
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:59 PM   #1085
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Hi George,

Thank you for sharing your work. This is amazing. My intent was to build with wood, I still plan to do most build with wood (I have a bit f experience working wood)but definitely want to do 8020 for O/H cabinets.

I see a picture in your picture folder that lists all the materials required. I have zero experience working with 8020 and it is a little intimidating to start.

Do you have advice some resources to gain some basics of working with 8020?

A few other questions:
- Assuming fiber glass angle are spaced about a foot apart? Do they align with the existing holes on
- What is the first 8020 rail called? Where can I buy that?
- I also did not quite understand the third picture in the album. The part that is to the right of the blue tape, what is that for?

Appreciate your work in helping the DIY community!

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Here is a set of pictures; they should be sufficient to order the material but please check with your supplier. Some changes to drawings were made, a lower outer extrusion is square to accommodate window curtains sliders. Order information is correct. This forum member asimba2 recently recorded a video of similar OH cabinets assembly, see link below.

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https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...5&postcount=64

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Old 11-04-2019, 05:20 PM   #1086
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Hi, I will send PM today.

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Old 11-04-2019, 07:41 PM   #1087
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Hi George,
Thank you for sharing your work. This is amazing. My intent was to build with wood, I still plan to do most build with wood (I have a bit f experience working wood)but definitely want to do 8020 for O/H cabinets.
I see a picture in your picture folder that lists all the materials required. I have zero experience working with 8020 and it is a little intimidating to start.
Do you have advice some resources to gain some basics of working with 8020?
A few other questions:
- Assuming fiber glass angle are spaced about a foot apart? Do they align with the existing holes on
- What is the first 8020 rail called? Where can I buy that?
- I also did not quite understand the third picture in the album. The part that is to the right of the blue tape, what is that for?
Appreciate your work in helping the DIY community!
Thank you.

Regarding 8020 advise, this is what I would offer from my experience:

1. Use CAD for drawings, this is you fitting prototype.
2. Use these drawings for ordering machined parts from 80/20. More expensive indeed but payback is in quality and accelerated project.
3. Use factory fasteners, 80/20 t-slots act like a mini spring to keep fasteners in tension. See this video http://catalogs.8020.net/80-20-Inc-U...ity-Booklet/4/ Study this site for more info.
4. In critical places use 2 fasteners, such as end-connector and angle connector.
5. Key benefit for 8020 is strong framing, for side panels use none or light weight.

A few other questions:
- Assuming fiber glass angle are spaced about a foot apart? Do they align with the existing holes on

They align with ribs in the ceiling and any marked location on the side 1.5”x0.75 8020 bar.

- What is the first 8020 rail called? Where can I buy that?
See updated album, 1534-Light

- I also did not quite understand the third picture in the album. The part that is to the right of the blue tape, what is that for?

I changed pictures sequence in the album. The picture with the tape is to mark location of the Rivnut which is 2 5/8” inward from outer headliner fastener on the ceiling beam/rib. With a sharp tool penetrate the headliner so you will see this location after the headliner is mounted in place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=X35wfuRqPKU
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My 80/20 overhead cabinets have a potential to mount a folding children overhead bed. No need for us so it is not on our list to do but for other with these cabinet it could be a valuable concept.

The lower outer profiles are solidly mounted and can easily support a weight of one or two small kids. I used low t-slots for my curtains but outer t-slots are not used. A kid(s) bed size frame with hammock like fabric can be mounted on these outer t-slots.

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