: Temporary partition



B-Line
04-05-11, 05:43 PM
I'm thinking of using my ESV on occasion, to hire a driver and use it as a sort of limo. Not a "for hire" but for personal use.

I'd like to install some sort of partition, like a curtain for example, if I want to close off the front from the rest of the vehicle. But I want that partition to be completely removable so when I'm driving, I don't feel like I'm chauffeuring people around.

I have a friend who suggested a material like what they use on sails or awning/sun shades.. Like a thin silk, I think it is.

I don't want to spend a fortune either. Does anyone make anything for the Escalade like this or do I have to go fully custom? Any other ideas?

Two of the reasons I want to do this:
A)Obviously the privacy
B)If I'm using the in a vehicle application, in order to legally be able to drink alcohol in the back, there has to be a partition.

Also, anyone have any experience with companies like, WeDriveU? Where they send a driver to drive you in your car?

Thanks,
B

fivepix
04-06-11, 02:59 PM
You're probably going to have do something completely custom. I don't believe too many companies make what you are looking for unless you contact a business that builds and installs them in limos.

You also have to consider the space you have available behind the drives seats, I'm not sure about the ESV but on the regular Escalate the room is pretty limited that why most limo companies change the configuration of the seats other wise you have a person sitting in front of a wall

The only other options I can think of is altering a Pet Cargo net or cage like this one (http://caddyinfo.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/100_1226-e1273950930776-1024x698.jpg)

Or something like this:
http://www.professionaldetailingproducts.com/shop/images/w-t%2060010%20lg.jpg

Just throwing ideas your way :)

bstiffmanofsteel
04-07-11, 01:50 AM
http://www.professionaldetailingproducts.com/shop/images/w-t%2060010%20lg.jpg

That could be a nice start. Build a wall with ply wood behind it. You could always paint it or even vinyl wrap it...

Jesda
04-07-11, 08:00 AM
Best bet is to contact vendors that supply the livery business.

http://www.infiniteinnovations.com/main.asp?p=3_170

thebigjimsho
04-07-11, 10:38 AM
I doubt highly anything less than a structural partition that is permanent will pass the test in most states. A curtain probably won't cut it. And because anything with girth will have weight, it needs to be hard mounted since every vehicle has flex to some degree. Either way, I don't know of any vendor that has something that would be easily removable.

ESVs in the industry are either completely stock as executive movers or heavily modified for proper limo duty.

B-Line
04-08-11, 12:25 AM
My research doesn't show that the "partition" needs to be solid or fixed. I don't really think there is an existing benchmark. I'm going to do more research but hopefully I can get away with just a makeshift curtain. I don't want to do anything complicated or expensive.