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Old 07-04-2019, 06:41 AM   #11
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right wheel well cover installed. 3/4" plywood with a 1"X1" square post to screw the corners into. covered in the flooring tiles with a wood top on a hinge so I can access it. super simple.

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RB components "renoir tweed" door and ceiling panels going in. Note as my van was the first 2019 they did, the rear door panels don't match in top height exactly. Definitely need to get this corrected. Its a small miss but bugs me.

The door panels from 2018 fit perfectly. The ceiling fits perfectly. the "B" pillars required a custom fit as they didn't have a template but RB did a great job on them (and now they have a template).

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Old 07-04-2019, 06:50 AM   #12
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aluminess nerf bars installed.

super easy to install. it says you need two people to install them. My "other" person was a pair of vice grips that held up the end that I was not at while I drilled at the opposite end. one of the easiest additions so far. very straightforward to install. in my opinion, transforms the van far outside of amazon delivery vehicle and into adventure van. note that the bars in this configuration aren't that easy to actually use and step on. you have to be careful on how you enter and exit the van as they aren't that wide. I put non skid tape from amazon on all key areas you might step on.

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Old 07-06-2019, 05:24 AM   #13
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interior panels installed. Thanks to the team at RB components for great products. Renoir tweed color.



The two person bench seat creates TONS of room inside.



A closeup of my interior surf board racks. These are 27" wide "aero" pads to keep the boards off the ceiling held in place with 1" wide webbing and connected up to the l-track that crosses the van in two places. I can easily put one board on each side and it looks like two on each side would also work.

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Old 07-14-2019, 04:55 AM   #14
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Nearly there.

This weekend the cabinets went in. I had these cabinets built for my metris before the sprinter arrived but they were too long. Funny enough, when i bought the van i measured and I was certain they would fit. Then I realized later that I didn't put the bench seat in the stock position as I put it slightly further back to allow for more legroom in front of the bench. A couple of rounds with the jig saw and now they fit. The bed is three pieces. The front part is one box with a wide full width storage for umbrellas, awnings and beach chairs. The middle section has a box for bed linens on the drivers side and a removable panel on the passenger side so it can convert into a dining area. The insert is the table top and I've mounted a Lagun mount both in this area and on the rear door area. I primarily set it up so I could get some work done at the beach in the van.

The back section has a super deep drawer and an area for plastic rubbermaid tubs. I use the tubs for wet wetsuits.

This design was all made around my desire to keep a "hallway" that would allow me to walk to the rear of the van while keeping a low platform bed that aims to the rear of the van.











behind the first rubbermaid bin is a deep area where I normally put a "rinseaid" pod portable shower. I just realized there is a ton of space in here so i'm going to install a 10 gallon water container and a 12volt water pump and put it back here instead. I'm just rinsing off after surfing so 10 gallons will go a long way.


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Old 07-14-2019, 10:50 PM   #15
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Maiden voyage to san onofre state beach post completion.












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