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    Posted: 06 Apr 09 at 13:48
Any chance of starting a thread for conversions photos etc.... I am getting close to finishing the inside and am going to post some pics soon.
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Here's the inside of mine.

www.rockradio.freeuk.com/lt35


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I was pleased with mine until I saw those pics - very nice job
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I bet yours looks better to me. Got any pics?
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Some pictures I took last month...





















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No, not yet... Still got to finish the storage area above the cab & lacquer the inside paint finish... seems like loads to do, it's taken me a year to get it to this state so far working every weekend
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To be honest - with what I've learned over this last year, I'm tempted to get another one and make all the changes knowing what I know now...
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Like the look of both of those, ill try and get some pics of mine on later this week
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oddly enough i started putting together some rough frames for the units to go in mine, today.
 
here's the frame for the pull-out double bed!!!
 
and yes there is a reason why the slats are of 2 different lengths!!! ;)
 
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Icky - this'll be interesting - I was toying with the idea of sliding slats for the bed in mine, but in the end decided on a table that turns into the bed centre - post a pic of the finished job, so I can see how it turns out...
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well the bed mechanism is now finished and it seems to work!
 
doesn't look pretty yet though... must be my amateur woodworking!
 
function over form, though! ;)
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Mike, I will try to take some pix of mine, or better yet just come by, perhaps this weekend.  Mine is a work in progress as well, but at one point it seems it was nearly finished.  Now the water tanks are gooed up, the gas system is mickey mouse (no hot water), and the wiring is hiding behind panels somewhere.  

Right now I'm working on making a big subwoofer box behind the front passenger seat as previous owner had something strange there which was taken out with brute force it would seem, leaving a hole in the floor and unfinished wood.  I've also put a second battery in the same place with a simple on/off switch to keep it disconnected while the van sits.   

Does anyone know anywhere good around the south to have new water tanks installed and or buy parts for custom builds?  I need a water heater.  

Also I'm interested in people's gas systems.  Mine had a permanent tank installed underneath which was removed due to safety concerns, apparently, and now just has a simple bottle under the sink which has one outlet that goes to the oven.  I'm looking to split the gas output to go to my fridge (which was simply cut off it seems), and a hot water heater.  


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Hi Ross - I am actually taking the van away for the first time this weekend... Yipee... Going to east Grinstead, Eastbourne, then somewhere in kent (one of my wifes friends...) so won't be able to come over this weekend.
 
I got my Carver2 water heater, and 70 Litre water container off of Ebay - fitted it myself and all works well - my gas bottle is under the sink unit and seems fine, fitted all the gas myself and had it checked off by a certified fitter who says it's fine
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LOL - Ryan (not ross - sorry)
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Nice, I was thinking of taking a trip this weekend but a friend arrives Sunday from Canada so it kind of splits the long weekend in half. 

I'd still like to see your conversion someday.  BTW I took the van into U-Drive for the MOT, failed.  :(  One of the rear wheel cylinders was gone, not a big deal.  The worst part is, they refused to work on it because they said it was "too old" ... and I hate bleeding brakes so I took it to Hi-Q garage near Wallisdown, they were pretty good, charged me 80 quid for it.  
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80 quid for bleeding brake - jeeez m8 they must have seen you coming... Was it the big bloke in U-drive? They Mot'd mine...
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25 for wheel cylinder and 55 for labour.  Do you really think I was taken?   Also because I needed them to test them to make sure I was going to pass the re-test, which is on Thursday.. 

I think it was a big guy who worked on it, but it was that Irish or Welsh or whatever guy in the office who decided it was too old.  Maybe he's Scottish?  I didn't really catch the accent, all I know is he ain't from around here!  
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No that's not too bad - I thought you meant just for bleeding the brakes, too old - they must have too much work in...
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Well She has had her first run out this weekend Missus, dogs and all - Didn't go too bad - went from home (Dorset) to East Grinstead then on to Eastbourne, Bodium, Camber, Lydd (sh*t hole) visiting people on the way and back again...
 
Found a few things I need to sort out - like more vents for the gas fridge - the carbon monoxide alarms went off at 2am - glad I decided to get those. My leisure battery will not run my TV and everything else for very long and when it is overcast my expensive friggin solar panel is a complete waste of time... So after finishing the rest of the inside (the bits I have already started) , I will fit hook up electrics - a small generator (for when I am not going to a site) and in future I will carry a length of hose to fill up the water tank. I ran out of fresh water and whilst I found loads of sites where I could fill up with fresh drinking water none of them had a tap with a hose...
 
Whilst I have not finished the inside yet (and probably never will) here are a few showing how far I have got - the first couple are of how it was when I bought it.
 
 
The old girl parked outside Bodium castle
Boiling the first kettle
The dogs asleep under the bed
The first meal... Eggs 'n' beans, I'm sure we will get to more complicated meals as we get used to it..
Wine in a plastic glass.. hmmmm
Looking towards the back doors
Me doing the washing up..My missus thought it deserved a photo..
The bed made up
I only popped out of bed to go to the toilet...
The toilet...
 
All in all damn good fun I'm looking forward to getting her finished and long weekends away in the summer
 
 
 


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I will get some pic this wknd of my vans bed set up and shower and kitchen.  I must admit its been very well thought out by the company that put it togeather.

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