I messed around with some wooden prototyping and found that the curvature of the side wall was problematic even if I did not go full height. Adding a fixed panel to square the drivers side would preclude a swivel and then the folded stack of panels would take up a LOT of critical space. If going without a drivers swivel a set up with one fixed and 2 sliding panels might be a way to go. When I thought about a roll up, it seemed that the extreme curvature of the walls would preclude the side rails without adding fixed panels again. An accordion style security grate was discussed by @Van Gogh but I don't think he proceeded with the idea (yet?) . Again it seems either/or case with a drivers swivel.Custom made, with big piano hinges, and an aluminum extrusion frame bolted together. Here are my 3D mock-ups (haven’t actually built it yet but I have no doubt it will work):
I'd love to see (and copy!) something if you are able to figure out something creative to make this work. Swivels plus a bulkhead with a pass through door when closed, is a holy grail to me. I the case of my 148 non-EL the cab seats are the only seating so the 2 swivels are essential so in the meantime, I am giving a lot of consideration to the design of my 8020 structure to the selection of the connectors and attachments to the van.
I've thought about this one as a possible option. I wonder how taught it would need to be to be somewhat effective. That could make it a real PITA. Probably not an ideal solution but could be helpful. Not sure, but it might be dicey to drill into the boron steel d-pillar with the seat belt stuff that is in there. I suppose that stuff could be removed first.Does anyone have opinions on a removable cargo net in place of a solid partition?