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Van Dimensions Sticky
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It's been suggested that we create a thread that only has different dimensions of vans as a reference base. I think that's a good idea so I'm setting it up.

The idea is simple, just take a tape measure and write down basic dimensions of your van, car or SUV. For it to work we need to know all about the van, car or SUV. Here's an example:

Model: Ford E250
Configuration: Sliding side door Cargo van
Year: 1996
Engine: 302 V8
Average MPG: XX MPG
Floor to Ceiling height: XX inches
Back of drivers seat to back door: XX feet, XX inches
Width of side-door opening with both doors open. XX inches
Width of back door with both doors open: XX inches

Comments:

How did you build the bed:
If across the back, how wide is the bed:

I'd like to expand this to include any vehicle you live in, including cars and SUVs. With those it's most important to know how you built the bed and it's dimensions. All the information you can give to help others will be appreciated!

Because this is a REFERENCE THREAD I'm going to be strict about DELETING any posts that aren't helpful for reference purposes.
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Model: Dodge B250

Year: 1991

Engine: 318 V8

Average MPG: 15.5 MPG (highway)

Floor to Ceiling height: 54" (at center)

Back of drivers seat to back door: 9' - 3" (w/driver's seat all the way back)

Width of side-door opening with both doors open. 49.5" (w/door stays detached)

Width of back door with both doors open: 49.5"

How did you build the bed: Lengthwise behind the driver's seat (34" x 75").
1993 Ford E150 conversion


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#3
Model: Toyota Previa
Configuration: Minivan with one sliding door and rear hatch
Year: 1991
Engine: 4-cylinder 2.4 liter
Average MPG: 19 mpg city, 20-21 mpg highway
Floor to Ceiling height: 48"
Back of drivers seat to back door: 7 feet 4 inches
Width of sliding door opening with door open: 36 inches at narrowest, 38 inches at widest (slightly irregularl shape)
Width of back hatch with hatch open: 52 inches

Comments:

How did you build the bed: Not yet! Will update when finished with build.
If across the back, how wide is the bed: Not yet! Will update when finished with build.
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Model: Mitsubishi l300 wagon, low roof, SWB
Configuration: Sliding side door passenger (mini?)van with rear climate control
Year: 1987
Engine: 2.4L L4
Average MPG: TBD
Floor to Ceiling height: 47 inches center, 44" side
Back of firewall to back door: 7 feet, 7 inches
Width of side-door opening with door open. 38 inches
Hatch opening width: irregular 49-53 inches

Floor width in front of wheel wells: 59 inches
Floor width at wheel wells: 41 inches
Width at top of wall/bottom of headliner: 49 inches
Exterior:
Height w/o roof rack: 71 inches
Overall length: 171 inches
Width w/o side mirrors: 68 inches
Wheelbase: 88 inches


Comments:

How did you build the bed: TBD sleeping on floor
If across the back, how wide is the bed: N/A
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If my late model Chevy cargo van was still bare bones, I would gladly supply all sorts of measurements. Some important dimensions I needed to know when building out my van, but not mentioned above include:

-interior width at the floor (to exterior walls and to the ribs)
-maximum interior width if it's somewhere other than at the floor (to exterior walls and to the ribs)
-interior width at the top
-interior width at the back
-width between wheels
-length and height of wheel humps and their location relative to the rear of the van
-roof height at the center (to the roof and to the ribs)
-roof height at the side
-roof height at the rear
-location and dimensions of the fuel filler
-location and dimensions of the spare spare tire (if it's inside rather than underneath)
-width between driver and passenger seats
-length from engine cover to rear door
-length, width and depth of the side door foot well, with door closed
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I posted the info below a few weeks back before the dimensions sticky was available.

Many of the dimensions are at different heights from the floor to give an idea of the profile of the van sides. After all, this info is used by the shops that make conversions although as with everything, verify before cutting.

Ford has a really good resource at their body builder site. Most years are represented (1997 thru 21015 but not all are complete). Select the year you are interested in and find the vehicle.

The data is pretty comprehensive so scrolling though for the dimensions can be a challenge. You should be able to save the PDF at that point for easier reference.

I found similar data/guides for the GM vans, Sprinter but the Dodge body builder site is dreadful (if you can find one that works) and only seems to cover 05-07 Durangos, Caravans, Dakota's and Rams. Odd there is no van info.
Also no easy way of viewing the Dodge info. A Dodge user forum has comments about how good it is/was. Looks like it went away.

Dodge is the only one to have a copyright page outright forbidding copying and/or distributing the material (probably why it is not available) unless expressly allowed in writing.

The Sportmobile site has a decent layout tool for Ford and Chevy vans. You will need to sign up for the drag and drop design product but well (well, probably) worthwhile.

The PDF files for several types of vans can be accessed through the DYO Cut & Paste Package at the bottom of the page (couldn't find a way to get the direct link for that, must be slowing down).

Anyway, saves trudging though wrecking yards in the dead of winter.

Thanks to Bob for setting this tread up.

And thanks to those that have responded thus far.
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Here's a link to allpar.com that lists quite a bit of info for the Dodges:

http://www.allpar.com/trucks/b-vans.html

**You have to scroll down quite a ways to see the newer Dodge van dimensions.
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#8
Did a bunch of measurements on my van tonite. I cannot claim they are 100% accurate but they are close-ish.

1999 Ford E150

All measurements in inches.

Floor to roof by Slide door ... 51
Slide door from wheel well to handle...56
Slide door "ditch"... 44L X 7.5W
Wheel well hump... 33 long X 9.5 high X 10 deep
Between wheel well and rear wall... 17
Top of roof to bottom of rib... 1.25
Rear door to front of slide door handle... 110
Width across van from just in front of wheel well to just in front of opposite wheel well... 71
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Dimensions of a few vans attached


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(01-21-2015, 08:58 PM)Thaiger Wrote: Dimensions of a few vans attached

These are awesome! Where did you find these?

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