Storage cupboard

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Roy748
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Storage cupboard

Post by Roy748 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:33 pm

Hello all
I am seeking the storage cuboards that run along the side of the van, at head height. My van is unconverted but I would like additional storage that this would give. My van is a 2001 model.
If anyone has one or knows of any please can they let me know.
Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by sotal » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:00 pm

I would warn that in an unconverted van they do restrict headroom. Adults can't comfortably sit underneath them and neither can children in booster seats. There is a small window of opportunity where a child could fit under, after they finish using a booster seat but before they surpass 5' tall.

Also there are plans floating about somewhere with templates etc. to build your own if you have the skills.
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by Roy748 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:56 pm

Hello Sotal
Thanks for your reply. We do not have children and very seldom carry passengers so the restriction is not really a concern, but I appreciate your advice.
I did purchase some plans but after costing it all out I was hoping I might be able to purchase some already built.
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by TheLongRoad » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:16 pm

@Roy748 do you have a link to the plans you bought? I'm short of space, have a side coversion and would like like to see what's involved in building some.
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by Winnie-bongo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:06 pm

Roy748 I am very interested in the plans for my tintop as well, as the plans I found were for aft models.
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by Roy748 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:03 am

Hello.
I bought the plans off ebay. They were £10 and detail how to build them with measurements too. They were emailed to me.
I have just checked and they are still available, if you type in this number 173292146205 in the search tab you should see them.
Let me know if you have any problems.
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by janie » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:34 am

http://www.ace-campers.co.uk/products/a ... p-cupboard

They're not cheap, but they look nice.

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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by Roy748 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:38 am

Hello Janie
Thanks for the link, they are the same ones as the plans I bought, maybe I should reconsider making them.
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by Roy748 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:06 pm

Here is the direct link to the plans

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw= ... eName=GSTL

Any problems let me know
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by Tessie » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:05 pm

The picture on the ebay advert does not show the same cupboards as the Ace Campers ad ( not the on the pictures I got anyway), no doors on the ebay ones for a start. If they are ok for you the ebay type would be easier to make but be aware that cupboards for the AFT Bongo have a different shape to those for a tintop, as suggested by Winnie bongo, so if you want a good fit without big gaps make sure the plans you use are for the roof on your Bongo.
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Re: Storage cupboard

Post by Roy748 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:11 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I will check before investing in time and materials.
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