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Jordan WoodworthTrying to find a good forum with info for outfitting my grip van
by on Apr 25, 2010 at 1:12:55 am

I couldn't find anything on here for production vehicles so I'm wondering if anyone knows a good forum on the web for building a grip van? I've got a van that has all the shelving in it like a plumber might have and a lot of it is useful but some is just taking up too much space. I'm hoping to find info on cool solutions for storing c-stands and stuff like that.



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Tim WilsonRe: Trying to find a good forum with info for outfitting my grip van
by on Apr 25, 2010 at 11:01:14 am

Try the Indie Film and Documentary forum, just because there's a lot of production discussion there. I've also got somebody to point to that discussion - Ken Martini, who wrote an article for our "Power of Artistic Passion" issue of Creative COW Magazine. He actually built a van pretty much from scratch! Follow the Magazine link in the upper left of the orange nav bar at the top of the page....




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Jordan WoodworthRe: Trying to find a good forum with info for outfitting my grip van
by on Apr 27, 2010 at 5:46:27 pm

Thanks everyone, Martini's article was very helpful. I'm outfitting an E150 so I'm on a smaller scale than the big Izuzu truck, but it's a start and one day my goal is to have need for a bigger vehicle.


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John FishbackRe: Trying to find a good forum with info for outfitting my grip van
by on Apr 25, 2010 at 9:10:47 pm

Also try the Lighting Design Pros forum.

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Tim WilsonRe: Trying to find a good forum with info for outfitting my grip van
by on Apr 25, 2010 at 11:29:07 pm



[John Fishback] "Also try the Lighting Design Pros forum."

Oooh, even better! Go there!



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Fred JodryRe: Trying to find a good forum with info for outfitting my grip van
by on Apr 26, 2010 at 8:00:27 pm

Do all of the above but some of us have partly wooden vans and a serious start on you! If you`re near water see if some boat builders have spare wood and metal struts you can laminate.Your cutting and drilling tools should have harder cutting surfaces than what they`re digging into, and sharp.


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