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Need hired help with simple van build - Texas - #Freedom2019 - 02-15-2019

Own 2017 Ford Transit 250 Medium Roof, 148 wb.  Currently in Nebraska and finding hired help here in the middle of farmland is a "no go".  Will be traveling to Texas late March/April and will be there possibly through May.  Looking for anyone in TEXAS with basic carpenter skills (jigsaw, circular saw, installing self-tapping screws).  Please let me know if you have a referral.  Would like to make arrangements and find a storage unit in the general area of the person will do some hired help.  Thanks!

Here is a list of to do's:

Twin size bed build in between wheel wells (already have simple plans for this)
1/4" sanded plywood to cut out wall behind driver's seat and one behind passenger seat
1/4" sanded plywood for panel inserts above wheel wells to cover already installed insulation
1/4" sanded plywood for full panel on side wall behind driver's seat area
open shelf to run the length at rooftop from drivers side to backdoors.

There may be some other small items as my list grows...


RE: Need hired help with simple van build - Texas - tx2sturgis - 02-15-2019

Sounds pretty simple but the devil is always in the details...

What part of Texas will you be in?


RE: Need hired help with simple van build - Texas - #Freedom2019 - 02-16-2019

(02-15-2019, 11:43 PM)tx2sturgis Wrote:  Sounds pretty simple but the devil is always in the details...

What part of Texas will you be in?

Will be in the Dallas Metro area and San Antonio area.  Have to register/inspection the van and also have scheduled doctors appointments.  Willing to travel for hired help.  Thanks.


RE: Need hired help with simple van build - Texas - MrNoodly - 02-16-2019

>> 1/4" sanded plywood for panel inserts above wheel wells to cover already installed insulation
>> 1/4" sanded plywood for full panel on side wall behind driver's seat area

Quarter inch ply is thicker than what you need for those applications unless you're going to be attaching weighty things directly to it. Eighth inch is fine otherwise.


RE: Need hired help with simple van build - Texas - #Freedom2019 - 02-16-2019

Thank you for the advice/suggestion.  There may be small cabinets and/or shelving to attach.  Not sure yet.  Still have some details to work out and the suggestion helps.