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In Need of Sketchup File - Transit 148WB High Roof

Hi All! I've been searching for a .skp file of the 148" WB High Roof Transit. Does anyone have one, or know where I could find it? Thanks in advance for the help!
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I never did find anything like that.

Instead, I measured for the location of things I'd need to deal with (mounts, frame members, ribs, attachment points, etc.) and drew those points into the space as I made the layout. Drawing of all the conversion parts so as to reference those fixed points.

Ultimately, there was the need to do a lot of measure twice, cut once before building components or modular assemblies that must fit around, onto, and into some specific immovable part of the van. But the rough locations allowed me to plan for that in the drawing so I could detect any functional problems early on.
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I never did find anything like that.

Instead, I measured for the location of things I'd need to deal with (mounts, frame members, ribs, attachment points, etc.) and drew those points into the space as I made the layout. Drawing of all the conversion parts so as to reference those fixed points.

Ultimately, there was the need to do a lot of measure twice, cut once before building components or modular assemblies that must fit around, onto, and into some specific immovable part of the van. But the rough locations allowed me to plan for that in the drawing so I could detect any functional problems early on.

Same here, I could never find a high quality wire frame or model to build in. In the early design phase before I purchased a van I used several different sources to get a floor plan and rough idea of the wall heights and widths available throughout the van. After I bought the van I found things were pretty close but definitely had to account for some wrong dimensions. My initial model (attached) was great for testing space availability and playing with layouts. My final(ish) design is very different, much more modular and no longer a full timing van. I would never build based on a drawing but it does help with layout and planning.

I am happy to send you my rough wall wire frame and floor files but they would just be for a design guide, I can't/won't promise accuracy. PM me if you want.
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