Camper conversion, no turning back now

  1. SteScouse

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    Thanks Stuvy and Elusive

    [QUOTE="eLuSiVeMiTe, post: 1435952, member: 29707"
    Recon I'd make a former out if wood[/QUOTE]

    Do you mean two shaped pieces and clamp metal in between mate, to press it into shape?
     
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    I still cant do quotes or @names lol
     
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    Not up and about yet but I'll post picture of piece I've made when out at the van
     
  4. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Probably just the underside and dress the sheet over it into the grooves.
     
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  5. SteScouse

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    Ta mate, ive got someodds of 4x2 knocking around, that shoud do it do ya think
     
  6. stuvy

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    @SteScouse just use the @ sign then type the users name and it will come up with there forum name and click it

    Tap the quote,
    it’s next to like +quote reply and in your message box it will say insert quote

    Do you have a vice? That’s a really easy shape to make

    As @eLuSiVeMiTe mentioned a wooden former will do the job but a vice and your hands is how I’d make it

    I have a small vice mounted sheet folder for home and a 4ft one at work with a guillotine next to it. There great for what we do with them but monsters to use at home

    You can get smaller metal workers for home
     
  7. Ton-up

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    Theres loads of those vans in scrapyards, have you thought about cutting a patch from another floor?

    Also, you could make your patch in two half's, split along bottom of trough, and weld together.
     
  8. SteScouse

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    Hi mate. Yes got a vice but once trough is shaped i cant use it to shape upper faces without distorting the trough
     
  9. stuvy

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    That’s a great idea for speeding it up

    You could probably get a repair panel cheap enough and have some spare left over
     
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  10. SteScouse

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    Think i might just do that, cheers Ton up

    This first time I've had to shape a panel so learning as i go but your right, would get it repared wuickly this way
     
  11. SteScouse

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    This is my best attempt so far. The left side marked + is very slightly higher

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    That said local scrappy open til 4, off there now. If reasonable cost going to buy a piece there. Great advice Ton up cheers
     
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  12. Parm

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    That’s not bad at all
     
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    Cheers mate, learning as i go :whistle:
     
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  14. Can you just use a bolster on a piece of softwood? The curves may end up too sharp with not enough radius though.

    Another option, get the trough right, spot weld to the original then use that as a former with a hammer and bolster.
     
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  15. SteScouse

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    I dont think i got the skills or finesse for second tip mate.

    But the first method has possibilities for a galute like me haha. Got a piece from scrappy now tho, but half tempted to have another bash as you advised. Cheers
     
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  16. Parm

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    Have a go, it’s how I’ve learned to do most stuff
     
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  17. I made the following piece for the rear corner of the camper with just a vice, a bolster and a 20mm hole saw.

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  18. SteScouse

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    Wow thats awesome, think I'm way off that yet tho mate

    How did you form the L shaped raised section above the 20mm hole?
     
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  19. SteScouse

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    Thats the best way isn't it mate. :thumbup:
     
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  20. Just a hammer and bolster on top of a vice.
     
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