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Hey guys - I haven't created an official 'build' page', because I'm not really sure what I'm going to build.

However - right now I've got my Wagon down to bare metal from the driver's seat back so I can put in some thinsulate. So I took some quick photos this weekend in the dark as people are always asking to see under the skirt of the wagons. If you need any more photos / requests - I'm not expecting the thinsulate to come until this weekend - so let me know.

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The original plan was to gut the rear and make it into a cargo van for the back half with hard wood walls and L-Track all around. With the abundance of air-bag sensors along the rear windows - I don't think I can put the L-track as high as I would want to. To keep those protected and covered I am going to keep the headliner - column trim - and cup holder level trim all in. All that leaves is the flimsy black plastic as a place to put the L-Track. I haven't decided if that will be worth the effort. I may just put in the cargo version d-rings and call it a day for tie down spots.

Anyway - enjoy the photos.
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Benjamin, are the airbag sensors above the rear windows or do they extend into the pillars? Can you run the L track vertically into the pillars?
Thanks for the photos
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Steven - yes and no.

The sensors run along the bottom of the window and wrap up the back wall by the brake lights. So there is nothing on the pillars for the windows. You should be careful with the airbags themselves because they deploy down to the bottom of the windows. So depending on what you had mounted on that L Track you could have some issues in a crash.

Also worth noting that the airbag sensors are only in the back windows. The side window across from the sliding door has no sensors on it and is 'clear'.
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Benjamin, are the airbag sensors above the rear windows or do they extend into the pillars? Can you run the L track vertically into the pillars?
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Steven - threw a few more photos on there of the pillars if that helps.

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Benjamin, you are the man. Thanks for the additional photos, that will help alot as I continue my build. Its snowing here in VT so the conversion has slowed to a crawl. Good luck wth your design and I'll keep an eye out for more photos of your build.
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Hey Benjamin. Did you get your thinsulate installed?


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Yes pretty much. I haven't done the rear doors as I got cold and decided that working on the shore power [space heater] is more important right now.

So I've got all of the thinsulate in the body and sliding door done and all of the trim back up. What a pleasurable sound and temperature difference!

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Look king good!

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Yes pretty much. I haven't done the rear doors as I got cold and decided that working on the shore power [space heater] is more important right now.

So I've got all of the thinsulate in the body and sliding door done and all of the trim back up. What a pleasurable sound and temperature difference!


Good to hear! I ordered Thinsulate and am pretty intimidated by taking off the headliner and walk panels. But I bought more trim clips...


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As far as 'taking things off' was concerned, The headliner was much easier then the stuff from the cup holders on down.

Step 1 - take off the beige vertical columns that say 'airbag' on them.
Step 2 - take out the overhead lights
Step 3 - Take off the plastic covers over the door latches up top
Step 4 - take out the visible plastic screws. All be the rear most two are super long and are a huge pain. I had success by getting them started and then just lots of rotate / rock / back and forth over and over.
Step 5 - get your trim tool into the orange tabs [normally 2 per headliner hunk] and pop em out. The most fragile thing is the glue holding the tab holder to the headliner carpet. If you break an orange tab - they're 20 cents. If you break the tab holder - you have to get some glue out and hope it holds.

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If you get stuck - let me know.
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