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Need some help with the upper cabinets. We didn’t plan ahead too well and are not sure where or how to anchor them.
We have thin plywood covered by wainscoting to attach to..
Does anyone have measurements for the crossbars that run across the back so we have a shot at screwing into the metal?
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Upper cabinets were the hard part for me too. I would NOT recommend screwing to the thin plywood, nor just sheet metal screws. I would highly encourage you to try to expose the front-to-back metal rib and use something stronger like plus-nuts, hex shaped rivnuts in the existing hex holes (second best), or rivnuts (my least favorite). These threaded inserts will give you thousands of pounds of weight bearing, and hundreds of pounds of shear force. Remember, even a very low speed accident GREATLY increases the load on your mounting hardware.
 

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Upper cabinets were the hard part for me too. I would NOT recommend screwing to the thin plywood, nor just sheet metal screws. I would highly encourage you to try to expose the front-to-back metal rib and use something stronger like plus-nuts, hex shaped rivnuts in the existing hex holes (second best), or rivnuts (my least favorite). These threaded inserts will give you thousands of pounds of weight bearing, and hundreds of pounds of shear force. Remember, even a very low speed accident GREATLY increases the load on your mounting hardware.
Is THAT what those hex holes are for?
 

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It doesn't just need to support the weight, it needs to support the load in an accident.
Yep. My Subaru was rear-ended earlier this year and even though it was a very low speed accident, ~20 mph, it completely detached all of the trim clips in the trunk area, and they were only holding light-weight plastic in place.
 
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For me; Van #2 (as I blew it here on van #1), I would install L track similar to this photo.
Me too, if I was doing it again, I would either go l-track or something like 80/20. As it is the van works great for me, but I can imagine (hope) having different needs in the future and wanting to change things up.
 

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