Geek, great work! And on behalf of everyone on the forum thank you very much for posting so much great info. I will be borrowing many of our techniques and ideas for my van when it arrives in April.
Question for you, when you are attaching the finished panels I imagine you have each screw hole pre-punched in the masonite and that hole lines up with a rivnut. Is this right or do you use a different method of attaching the panels to the van? This is something I've wondered when looking at OSV conversions too.
Also, how has the masonite held up compared to a 1/4" plywood and did you pick masonite for any particular reason? I'm sure it's easier to cut straight.
Perfect! That's exactly what I was wondering. Self tapping screws would make installing the panels a lot easier. I'm a big fan of the flat black look too. Thanks for the help!Which panels do you mean?
My 8020 structure is all done with M8 rivnuts.
The fabric/cloth panelled walls are actually mounted with self-tapping screws (although I pre-drill pilot holes). I managed to source the same screws that OSV uses - I really like the flat black look and the "faux washer" gives it a much larger contact head.
Could it be because pot is legal? I guess if that was it, there would be a lot of ideas but nothing would get done.You guys in Colorado sure are creative, have great taste, and big-time DIY skills.
Put me on the list of folks interested in this one when you're ready for a 4x4!
I've strictly avoided the canbus entirely.Last time I had big lights on a van I ran them off a relay tied into the highbeam power. The big lights had a separate on/off switch but power was controlled by the stalk highbeam switch. I could run low lights, high and high with big. Oncoming traffic I just clicked the stalk. Can this be done with CANBUS?