Securing unit in van

Old 04-23-13, 01:34 PM
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Securing unit in van

I have a Vauxhall vivaro van and where the side door slides open i want to build a unit there, but how am i best securing it to the van.

any help would be great
Old 04-23-13, 01:37 PM
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What do you mean by a "unit"? Though this is primarily a North American site...we might be able to help...though terminology may be an issue.
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Unit/shelfing to hold tools and other things
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Are you wanting shelves along the side walls of the van? If this is a cargo van you will have exposed 'ribs' that you can secure the shelving to. You can build the shelving structure out of wood or metal - basically whatever works best for you.
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Years ago I fixed up a van by getting some shelving out of a telephone company van that had been retired. Just screwed them to the "ribs" of the van.
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I'm trying to visualize what you are asking here. I'd say first thing is to use a shelving unit instead of separate shelves. Then use metal “L Brackets” on the top, sides and bottom to secure it to the wall and floor so it doesn’t move around.

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Just check the underside of the van to verify that you won't drill through anything important when you secure the shelves to the floor. Self-tapping sheet-metal screws with the little drill bit tips work well for this task.

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