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Old 11-02-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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Truck Tool Set Ups


Just bought a workhorse 2002 and I am trying to figure out how to do the inside for all my tools.
Can I put screws in the floor for 2x4s to hold my saws in place in transit. I am looking for any help I can get here as I am a newbie to this type of truck.
I have been worknig out of a f150 with one tool box and a ladder rack for 14 yrs.
I have a quote to add a ladder rack and a ladder to access it for 475 is this good?
What should I stay away from what should I have for sure?
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:35 PM   #2
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475 seems like a very fair price for a ladder and roof racks. Aluminium, I hope?

Regarding the inside, American Van is a good place for shelving and such. You can screw to the floor. I have. I used self drilling screws. Remember that step vans lean quite a bit side to side when you're driving over driveway aprons and such (when approaching at an angle). All drawers should have some sort of latching mechanism. All shelving should have a lip and bungee provisions. You will need a bulkhead, curtain strips, or a quilt wall to keep the heat up front better in the winter, if your truck dosn't have a factory one. For these items, and other step van specific accessories, there's only one place to get them at a good price. www.millsupply.com For a special treat, order their step van parts catalog. All the weird step van stuff is available from them.

If your van doesn't have skylights or a clear roof, you should probably consider putting a light fixture or two in there too.

Every guy's truck setup is personal. Just don't do anything too permanent until you live with it for a while to get your system worked out.

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Old 11-02-2006, 10:14 PM   #3
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Thanks I checked out american van looks like some good stuff at decent prices. Can't wait to get all my stuff in there. I hope I don't go buy more stuff. Murph
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:10 PM   #4
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Hey Murphy, Give me a call, I'll stop by and show you mine................. Umm....inside my van that is.
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