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03-08-2017, 21:31   #31
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LED bulbs in this evening
Warm white so they look exactly like normal bulbs.
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Looks class. Good luck
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Love threads like these, fair play Colm!
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Looks bumpy for some reason but isn't in real life.



My mate fabricobbled a battery clamp from a Corolla to make it fit.

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Savage job Colm - fair play!
What finish are you putting on the internal roof? The grey fabric or painted? I think it would look great painted and could be changed as needed to give it a new look and feel! Just a thought...
And the uncovered piece of wood on the wheel arch housing near the sliding door, are you covering it? Might be handy to hinge that piece of wood and use the free space around the housing for storage - every little helps!
Best of luck in completing it!
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There will be outer boxes for the seats, the outer board will be up against that uncarpeted piece. The outer boxes will be bigger, come out further (around 600mm) and go all the way to the back doors. They'll be hinged for storage inside and to form the base for the bed. Or something...

The ceiling will be the same as the walls. I don't want to have condensation on the ceiling so I think the carpet will keep the ceiling warm and prevent that.
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Battery clamp cleaned up, trimmed down and repainted



Drivers side trim nearly finished

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Excellent thread - Theres something to learn in nearly every post. Hope you have as much fun with the finished van as you seem to have in converting it.
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Did a bit more today. Floor down, more trim added, doors retrimmed.
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Didn't get to this till late this evening but next step today was making the kitchen cabinet. Picked up the worktop in the Ikea bargain corner. It's a table top originally but ideal for what we needed.
Made up the frame for the cabinet, the outer sheets will be fixed to this frame. This will house the gas bottle, waste and fresh water tanks, a cutlery drawer and general storage.







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Re; insurance, I did a home conversion many years ago on a LWB high roof boxer van and after getting it re-classified as a camper, I got the insurance from a company called Dolmen Insurance. They specialise in camper vans and the like.

I also relined two boats and for the ceilings, I ran the wall covering up onto the ceiling first, just about 3" and the made my ceiling panels in ply and covered them, using spray glue and folding the fabric back around the panel and stapling it on at the edges. Then I fixed the panels in place, using screws with the little plastic caps and covers.

It's a lot easier than gluing above your head, overspray getting on the walls and then fighting with the fabric. It also means you can drop the panels for access at any time if needed. Just a thought. Looking good, keep up the good work.
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The cloth were using for the ceiling is very forgiving so it should be easy enough to get a clean line. Hopefully!


Shiney things arrived in the post today. More on that later

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Not much to report today

This arrived though


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Spent a good while cutting out for it, the worktop is hollow, so will be reinforcing the section around the cooker/sing with solid wood inside, basically filling in the gap. should make it cope better with possible heat and moisture.


Water cans came too.

Messed around with making the boxes at the back too, just seeing how things will line up etc.

Middle slips of timber are there just as spacers to keep things square

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The cloth were using for the ceiling is very forgiving so it should be easy enough to get a clean line. Hopefully!


Shiney things arrived in the post today. More on that later
Where did you get the cloth? I might need some.
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Where did you get the cloth? I might need some.
Here
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