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Old 06-14-2024, 06:08 PM   #1
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Cabinet ideas above driver

So I saw a pic of someone that used the space overhead of where the driver sits for storage that blends info the front dash overhead. It looked like a great ideaÖnot sure why itís not more common?? Thoughts appreciated!!

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Old 06-14-2024, 06:34 PM   #2
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My bus came with one storage cabinet above the right windshield, but I added another one above the left windshield. There used to be a camera/VCR in the middle between them, so that's where a double-DIN stereo will go. And on the extreme left and right ends will be the main speakers, probably a 6" x 9" with a mid and/or tweeter; i'll use the small speakers above the side windows as surround-sound or Hafler difference speakers. Should be good!

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Old 06-15-2024, 12:49 AM   #3
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So I saw a pic of someone that used the space overhead of where the driver sits for storage that blends info the front dash overhead.
Could you link/attach a pic of what you saw? What do you mean blends into front dash overhead? As in, using space above entire windshield? Or a cabinet above drivers head on left (driver) side, that wraps over to overhead storage above entire windshield? Curious what you saw.

I have intentions of making that overhead area into storage + cabinet/cubbies on either side, flanking over windshield space. So, storage over drivers head, wraps over to storage
above windshield space and continues to storage above door. Then add perimeter shelving up high (less than 10" sticking out from walls). Adds so much storage.

There is a TON of space to utilize in the front, up high. A space often underutilized. So many essentials and fast grab/go and drop off items to put there.
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Old 06-23-2024, 10:17 PM   #4
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It may not be as popular since some individuals find it inconvenient.
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Old 06-23-2024, 10:18 PM   #5
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It may not be as popular since some individuals find it inconvenient.
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Old 06-24-2024, 10:11 AM   #6
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Thats my thought exactly...I can't find the pic i saw originally
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Old 06-27-2024, 06:35 PM   #7
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I worked on this part of my build : https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/over-the-driver-storage-problem-41161.html. I had to pause the construction before fitting a frame and door.

I hope the thread gives you some ideas.
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