#25 Building the Bed!

As mentioned in the previous post about building the bulkhead we had to work out our measurements to tie in perfectly with both pieces of furniture. We knew the width and length we were going for and just needed to decide upon the height before we could start. We started with the main frame, but…

#24 The Bookcase/Bulkhead Frame

Right back at the beginning of this project, day 2 I believe, we decided to remove the bulkhead from the van (bit.ly/7Bulkhead) – it was an easy job which gave us some additional space and a lot more light. The plan was to build a half bulkhead, just behind the driver’s seat, which would house…

#23 The Van Has Electrics!

Over the last few weeks we have been working on the bulkhead, the bed and the electrics intermittently – instead of the chronological events, they will each have a post of their own – starting with the electrics! First things first, 12v electrics aren’t too difficult to get your head around. Be patient and do…

#22 And Up Goes The Ceiling!

A quick fix on the pillar trims and then we moved on to the ceiling, covering it, fitting the lights and securing it in place! At the very beginning of the project, one of our first jobs was to remove the metal bulkhead from the van (http://bit.ly/7Bulkhead) it was an easy job and made it…

#21 Stringing up the Ceiling & Cutting Ceiling Ply

Today we came up with a solution to our bulky ceiling insulation problem and measured and cut out our ceiling ply panels, ready to be covered in material and secured in place. Stringing up the ceiling Since we redid it, the ceiling insulation had stayed up no problem, however as the recycled plastic wool had…

#16 Wall Trimming & Final Floor Prep

We spent the day doing the final preparation on the ply we had previously cut out for the floor and started the re-sizing of the wall ply ready to be carpeted and screwed in place. Our day began at the timber merchants again, this time to get the 3mm ply for our ceiling – we…

#15 Re-foiling, Removing Factory Fitted Lights and Wall Trimming

The day consisted of redoing a job, finishing said job, removing the factory fitted door lights and making sure our ply walls fit perfectly with all the new layers of insulation and ply we have added! Re-Foiling We had to retrace our steps as the ceiling foil we had put in place the previous week…

#14 Hiding the Trunking, Ceiling Battens and Ceiling Insulation

This felt like a day of little progress – however, we did find a way to cover the trunking (containing wires for the brake lights) running down the length of the van, got the ceiling battens done and started to insulate and foil the ceiling. We were also able to sound deaden and insulate the…