Camper conversion, no turning back now

  1. jimbo84 Forum Supporter

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    Stick a cable in for it now though whilst you're doing the first fixing, then it's there if you need it at a later date.
     
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  2. SteScouse

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    Will do mate, cheers
     
  3. SteScouse

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    Sussed out where leisure battery going to.live. and did a bit of planning re bed height. Want loo to fit underneath.

    My daughter and her boyfriend did floor insulation Inc wheel arches. I'm hoping to get laminate started tmw

    Put a decent size cable across floor before this went down, as advised above. Ta :thumbup:

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  4. SteScouse

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    Oh, and hopefully fixed a small leak where old AA orange lights removed from roof. Plug placed there had failed
     
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  5. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    great job...you would be amazed at how much noise you can reduce by filling the top of arches with glass wool before you box them in:thumbup:
     
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  6. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    When I did my T4 I found that I could fit a 13amp socket in the hole in the sliding door pillar that the seat belt would fit in in the bus. This was ideal as you could run a lead out into an awning or use it outside, it was also just right to plug a radiator in if required. When I called in at one of the professional converters, they were having a look round, noticed it & said that’s a good idea, hadn’t thought of that.
     
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  7. SteScouse

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    Cheers roofman, they both worked hard putting it in.

    I bagged the insulation,dead hard job lol.

    To be fair I did make them a nice dinner too.

    Got a really good spot to mount leisure battery, that's in as soon as laminate down.

    Can't wait to start welding frames for bed and sink/cooker cabinet. Other than the weld on van not done much lately.
     
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    New phone spell check doing my head in
     
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  9. SteScouse

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    Got the laminate all but done. Need to decide if cutting round the step recess and maybe gluing some rubber matting in there.

    Or refit the support that was previously under the ply for the racking. Then put a bit more laminate over that.

    Only downside to that is thy higher step into the van. Could affect the dog as he's getting old now. Or me as i exit the van half cut :drunk:

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  10. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Keep the step. Keeps water off the floor when it's wet out. Side doors are usually a bit leaky toom
     
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  11. SteScouse

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    Ta mate, never owned a van before so experienced advice much appreciated
     
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  12. SteScouse

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    Sometimes you do have a bit of luck

    Top of compressor exact height for supporting long pieces of steel in the bandsaw IMG_20191127_112958392.jpg
     
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  13. SteScouse

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    Rained non stop here today, no break in it at all.

    Had a good day tho, got everything cut for the couch/bed thats going in the van. Got some welding done too. Frame below will be part of the section that pulls out to convert from couch to bed.

    Its made of ERW steel, 25mmx25mmx1.5mm. Was a bit nervous at first cos of thin wall but only time it holed was practicing on offcut. Actually really nice stuff to weld with.

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  14. SteScouse

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    Tacked every single joint with 2 tacks on both sides first. Worked well, stayed square and flat too.

    Know I'm a fan of arc welding, but never had end product staying this flat and square with that. This my best "frame" yet. As its 6ft 2inches long am chuffed :laughing::laughing::laughing:

    In fact i plan on becoming a welding millionaire and shack up with a few glamour models :whistle:
     
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  15. Ashley Burton

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    @SteScouse looking forward to seeing the finished article
     
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  16. SteScouse

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    Cheers Ashley :thumbup:
     
  17. In the campervan :scared:, you may need a larger vehicle/ bed :thumbup:
     
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  18. SteScouse

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    Oh no mate, I'll get me one of them there mansions in Wales :whistle:
     
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  19. Mark 2

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    What's the reasoning for laminate over vinyl?
     
  20. SteScouse

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    Like it i guess, plus cant feel ridges in van floor at all. Also nice flat surface for adding fixtures too.
     
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