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    Posted: 06 Apr 13 at 11:29
hi iv posted befor this is harry our lt 28 6 pot petrol 
iv since gutted it and am in midddle of much needed metal work befor a interior refit 

all hand painted outside my home with ratiator rolloers and masking tape the the art work is actually acriylic poster paint sealed with lacker done for a favour my good freind mervin beaver
 he used to pain t shirts for £ 15 at Run to the Sun back in the 8o's
 and at the guy with the bmw i have a recon 4 pot cylnder head sitting dooing nothing for the just 1600cc 2 door car like that one only not convertable got it from glouster and never used it.
 

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You may have already seen this site, but there are a huge number of variations on a theme.

1989 LT28 2.4D    Saviour of 6Music, well one of them. Now playing http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_6music

VW LT Camper not Cramper

....at least the roof is not rusting away....
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Hi All,

Things are slowly progressing re our Austrian Fire Brigade LT35 Bus - the purpose of it's purchase being to convert to a camper. 

I have been trawling through posts trying to get an idea of your conversions which look pretty impressive and I must admit somewhat daunting. But I get 'lost' in the pictures and can't really visualise what you've done

Would any of you who have done a conversion be happy to share your basic plan/drawings of your layout? Or do any of you know if there are plans out there either in books or on the net specific to LTs

I am after doing something clean, simple and functional - bed, a table, something to cook on, a little fridge.

I'd really appreciate any layout plans if any of you were happy to do that.

Thank you. Best Ben







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WOW great van, great conversion, hope i can do as well.
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hi Mikejack, was your LT a minibus ? only the original interior looks like mine, have plans to convert to camper as well.
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Hi, this is my first post so bear with me! Picking my first LT up tomoro, bit of a project job. will try and post pics later!!
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Here's a photo of my kitchen unit. I'll get a few pics of the rest when I pull my finger out.

The outer cupboard door opens to support a chopping board/worktop extension, which is handy.

I've clad the whole thing in ply, over rockwool and that ally/bubblewrap stuff, and put a caravan roof doings over the kitchen, and a big lexan boat hatch above the bed.
There's all the wiring for 4 circuits of dimmable LED lights and the stereo/telly behind the boards, and 3 batteries and fuses etc below the bed.
I need to put in a wardrobe and shelves at the back, and a little unit above the sink, for easy-access tea and coffee etc, and also I must get the woodburner in and awning on if i want to use it this winter.
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I found out today that my LT isn't actually a horsebox conversion, it used to be a cookie/bread delivery van back in the day!

All I need to do now is track down some new back doors for it!

Just moved it off the road for the winter, I'll whack some photos up next time I go over the bridge to work on it
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That was a few months ago, he looks a lot smarter now!
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fair play mate. crackin job there!
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Rough and ready job done with a lot of free and recycled materials, particularly plywood and underfloor. Had to buy paint, lighting, batteries etc new; space age insulation a gift from a very generous friend! Still a work in progress, the cab exterior and box interior will both be getting a fresh coat of white.










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Thanks for all replies.
We camped for the first time in this van this weekend (700km trip to the north egean coast of Turkey for 2 days).
Everything worked fine, interior design proved to be very usable with lots of storage and living space.
I will add a vertical closet next to sink to place spice jars etc. which will also virtually seperate sitting/bedding area from cooking part.
 
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Very impressive cnycl! That interior looks top quality..

Well done.

Andy

ps. I'm liking the colour! ;)



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That looks wicked!! inspiring to see! Encourages me to think about doing a conversion some day! NIce one!
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WOW..
That looks the bizz.
Youve made a pukka job of that.
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I'm about to finish my conversion (actually it's a never ending conversion, always different things come up) and thought it's better to share some pics and get your opinions at this stage.
 
My van is an 88' LT 31 2.4 petrol which I bought at 12k kms. It is an ex-gov't van which was rarely used but had a horrible interior design.
 
I mean a real bad mess on the back, a totally blackened box with loads of strange structures in it. It was used for spying and had camera mounts, listening devices, little holes in nuts, a hydraulic device to fix the van to the ground, a display on the back windows to fool people outside that it's a poultry firm van and etc.
 
To disassemble this mess in winter took me a month. That conversion was done by a firm in germany and it was built to last but if I had a chance to camp in it I'm sure my mental health would be injured seriously.
 
Anyway I took everything out and converted it to my own taste. Everything was done in the apartment parking lot by me and missus and the outcome is as follows.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi LTcamper, this may be well too late, but both AndyT and Bonnie are correct with their identifying your parts, the brown switch is indeed the on/off control of the gas water heater (with three state warning lights), but i noticed from the pics that it is a Cascade 2, which means there is a chance that your water heater my have a mains 240v side, if your can get to look at the water heater on the inside it will have a 240v cable connection and probably a mains switch (that is if you have mains hook installed in your van), if so you can use either, but i wouldn't use both at the same time as has a tendency to pop the press relief stopper, which once it does would require replacing if it happens (doesnt always happen but it can).
 
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hi. don't know if I'm too late to be of any help but, top pic is the on-off controller for the hot water system. 2nd pic, the aluminium square is the exhaust vent for when you are using your fidge on gas, and the long plastic one is the inlet vent for the fridge. this is to allow fresh air to circulate behind it, and stops the build up of fumes and cabon dioxide gas. 3rd pic, is the exhaust vent for your hot water system, IMPORTANT! at the bottom left hand corner you will find a large plastic screw. you need to open this if you are not going to use the water during the winter, this will drain the system, if you don't there is a danger that the tank will freeze up and burst. (quite expensive to replace).  4th pic. this is where you plug in your submersible water pump. the plastic lugs twist round to hold the plug in place.  hope this helps.
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Originally posted by LTcamper LTcamper wrote:

I'll get out and post some pictures of our conversion this week. We bought it after its original owner died sadly. It was once a community ambulance and was supposed to have been fitted out using the bits from an old caravan. Whoever did it made a good job of it though as it looks like its always been a camper.
My girlfriend and I bought it and have been away a couple of times in the 4 months we've owned it but being new to campers we need some help. The pictures below are to do with the hot water, heating and fresh water feed - I think? I know it might be obvious but can you guys confirm this for us and let us know how we should be connecting them etc please?
 
Also we want to tow my old skool BM behind her with a dolly but need a tow bar. Also, being a 4 speed petrol, would she be able to cope? We're not bothered about plodding along but don't want to ruin her.
 
 
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