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Not really sure if this is the right place to be posting this question but it seemed to be the closes since I will be using it as insulation as well.

So... this question... yea?

Is there a specific way to go about finding the measurements of the van so that I can install a partition / wall for the back of the van to create the illusion that it is a worker van? 
(01-21-2015, 10:07 AM)SinnTek Wrote: [ -> ]Not really sure if this is the right place to be posting this question but it seemed to be the closes since I will be using it as insulation as well.

So... this question... yea?

Is there a specific way to go about finding the measurements of the van so that I can install a partition / wall for the back of the van to create the illusion that it is a worker van? 

Most of us use something like cardboard to make a pattern. If you cut it too small to start with or don't like the shape of a curve you can always tape some more cardboard in place and try again until you get it exactly the way you want and then transfer that to the wood you're using.
Measurements would be hard to use when you're dealing with the curve in the roof anyway. I just used cardboard. I did a crude measurement and cut one piece a little smaller than needed. I then started cutting and taping bits around the edges until it was right.

This got transferred onto a piece of 2" thick foam which I cut with a jigsaw. When in doubt I cut it a little too big and trimmed it to fit. I added a removable section in the middle so I can reach back and forth and glued black fabric to one side.

Measure once cut twice has always been my motto!
The cardboard template tracing is the best, most accurate way. Do a search on youtube for Dan Travels and he shows you how to make a template for building van walls.

Best of luck.
ha ha ccbreder, good one. as others have said make a template. highdesertranger
lol. I knew that tape measurer was coming... I think I'm gonna try the card board idea.
Just a second on the cardboard. Although I have seen some auto restorers use butcher paper. My problem with that is that stuff is like gold in price!
Cardboard of course is free for the taking.
In the craft stores you can buy a flexible strip that you can form your curves with and then use the strip as a template for marking the curves onto your cardboard or plywood, or whatever you use.

And now that I see this is an older post, I will back out of here and keep reading - LOL.
(03-14-2015, 08:27 PM)sunnyslife Wrote: [ -> ]In the craft stores you can buy a flexible strip that you can form your curves with and then use the strip as a template for marking the curves onto your cardboard or plywood, or whatever you use.

And now that I see this is an older post, I will back out of here and keep reading - LOL.

HEY HEY HEY is there a trade name for this "flexible Strip"?
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