The linings in the load compartment of this shop refurbishers’ van are not there for looks along. They provide essential protection and extend the working life of the vehicle. Protecting the bodywork against scratches, dents and humidity prevents rust perforation and surface corrosion, factors that lead to rapid deterioration and loss of value.
In this particular van, the floor is covered with a panel of non-slip, resinated plywood, while the side walls and doors are lined with honeycomb plastic panels.
The Renault Master illustrated in these images has Syncro racking installed along both side walls.
Left side wall
. The storage here consists of two columns of cabinets, one alongside the other. Both stand on wheel arch units
, one closed by a parallelogram action door and the other open at the front apart from a low bottom panel. Above the wheel arch unit, the column near the rear doors contains four closed shelves
. In that nearer the bulkhead, the shelving is arranged differently and includes two shelves of removable plastic containers.
The space at the top houses a tray for long items. A rear access door allows items to be removed from this tray directly from the back of the van.
Right side wall
. This wall is fitted with just one column of storage units. Above a closed wheel arch cabinet we find a cupboard
with two doors, perfect for storing overalls, safety footwear and gloves. Further up, the arrangement reflects the storage on the opposite wall, with two closed shelves and a top tray. What is special about this column of cabinets is that one of the shelves in the centre is designed for access from the van’s side door. The rear of the right side cabinets has been fitted with a paper roll holder
, an extremely useful accessory for cleaning hands and tools while working away from base.
Two details about this van are particularly worth mentioning for the way they boost efficiency and functionality: