The company that operates the van seen in these photos installs and services automation systems for the remote opening and closing of civil and industrial doors and gates. To enable its employees to carry out installations and repairs at customers’ premises, the company operates a fleet of vans, all fully equipped for normal and extraordinary maintenance. The Fiat Doblò L1 H1 in these photos is a vehicle from this fleet. It is fitted with Syncro System interior liners, racking, accessories and roof rack. Let’s take a closer look, proceeding in the same order followed by the Syncro installation team.
The starting point for all racking installations: no matter how much racking is needed, the first thing to do is protect the van’s interior against dents, scratches and humidity. This Fiat Doblò
is fitted with a marble-look plywood floor liner
complete with recessed cups for the anchor rings. For the walls and doors, the customer chose to fit prepainted panels
only to the upper half of the body. This strategically reinforces the parts of the doors typically used to install accessories, and the areas of wall to which racking is attached.
The installation in this Doblò
is made from Syncro’s new Ultra
racking, easily recognisable for the equally spaced holes in the side panels. Ultra racking is amazingly flexible and can be combined in an infinite number of ways to produce totally personal configurations
With the liners in place, the Syncro team moved on to the racking as such.
- Left side wall. The racking here features a practical, floor-level compartment with an automatic case shuttle and various types of storage, including metal drawers, trays for plastic cases, pull-out transparent containers and, at the top, plastic containers in a specially adapted shelf.
- Right side wall. The racking on this side is more compact because of the side door, a van design feature that all racking systems have to take into account. The wheel arch has been partly enclosed to create a practical storage compartment. Above this are two metal drawers, more pull-out transparent containers and a top shelf.
While racking and storage form the basis of any van conversion, accessories
can transform a well-equipped van into a highly functional mobile workshop
. The Doblò seen in these photos is fitted with:
- a paper roll holder, essential for working “on the move” and keeping hands and tools clean
- a spray can rack
- a cable holder
- a cargo retaining system on the bulkhead, with slide bar, fittings and straps
- a powerful LED ceiling light for illuminating the cargo compartment
With the interior of the van fitted out, this Doblò was given additional load capacity on the roof, in the form of a Syncro System roof rack with Ultrasilent profile
. This not only increases load capacity but also keeps the inside of the van free from awkward, bulky objects.
Want so see other Doblò racking systems? View this page
and the pages listed on the left.
If you work with gate and access automation, take a look at this racking system
in a Ducato.