Custom Van Builds Helper
Here we have included information to help you understand the system and what we need to know to help understand your needs.
Step by StepWHAT VAN NEED CONFIGURING?
- What is your van type? Wheel base? Roof height? More information can be found
HOUSE MY TOOLS AND CONSUMABLES
- We then need to look at tools we will be looking to house? Our system key is keeping things organised and in separate boxes
- unit shelves or drawers on the
- units, with this being our ultimate system the SH3 units( link to products) making things easy to grab and go, no double handling!
- Are you looking to carry many materials is van space a valuable asset? We offer some of our units in a slim depth option(link to slim depth options) these have a shelf depth of 322mm where the standard units have a shelf depth of 380mm. This don’t seam like much but if you image saving 100-150mm in front of all units it’s the difference between carrying 5-15 sheets of ply or plasterboard. That’s why careful planning can lead to a ultimate set up. The height adjustable shelves/drawers allow for day to day changes as you need, as well as creating a place for everything.
- How would you like your van configured? Are you happy getting in and out to gain access to what you need easily and more organised then a simple one side 4-5 units in a standard van would be perfect(link to standard sets 4-5 units) we believe the ultimate set up is a twin sliding door with access to main tools directly from a sliding door. This can be achieved with a single sliding door(link to solid backs)
WHAT SET UP IS BEST FOR ME?
- So you may ask what’s best for me, the simple question to ask your self, is are you on you’re way to being organised? Do you currently have things in boxes like Festool Systainer or Dewalt Tstack? If so the our SH2 units a a perfect start point. We understand budget is sometimes a priory but please be sure to think about choosing SH3 units early on as adding drawers to your system become simple and cost effective. All SH3 shelves come with cut out to take drawer parts, this is once you realise how good and effective the system is. A little up front cost now can lead to a cost effective configuration in months to come.
FITTING THE RACKS
- We have 2 types of unit the
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- on the rear of the units we have a minimum of 130mm to simply scribe to the side of the van. We always say scribe as minimum as you can, so the racking can be re scribed and moved from van to van. When fitting we say scribe twice simply remove enough material to get the units in place,with in 100mm of where they will fit, then using a scribe tool or compass and mark each unit and cut them all individually with a jig saw at the same time. Then screw with standard L brackets(screwfix link) where possible. And screw units to each other at the fronts and backs minimum of 6 screws front and back 20mm long.
THINGS TO CHECK/LOOK OUT FOR!
- When fitting in a transit all types try and finished the units before the huge door hinge that come inside the van. These can be cut out the unit but you might loose a shelf position depending how tight the scribe is.
FLAT TOP UNIT OR STANDARD TOP?
- These can be found on any SH2 or SH3 units. We say flat top units are perfectly matched to a rail/level boxes mounted at the bottom This raises the units to the roof and gives more internal storage for shelves/drawers. Standard tops give a great area to keep any odd bits but be sure to create a home for each thing and stick to it, or you might just end up with a perfectly configured mess. A place for everything is the key!