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Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby screechowl » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:59 pm

dachre wrote:Yeah, you do have to chop off the rear door metal supports/gutter and then weld them on to the new van then bond the roof to the supports.


But if the blue roof was cut 6 inches or so up, couldn't it then be done without taking the rear guttering away? I dont really want to disturb the back gutter...
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby bezzabsa » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:09 pm

WOW just spent 2 hours reading this...Dachre you are a STAR

That is an excellent piece of engineering, the stainless work is 2nd to none, and even your questionable woodwork puts many to shame..
Hope the cab bed works as well as you hoped, and the front seats turned out as good as the back ones....

Possibly a few up to date pictures could be posted so we can see how well everything has held up...
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby Homersaysdoh » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:51 am

I hear they're closing the transit factory, wow, you have your own one in your garage, I wish I was that clever, you interested in any work? I have ame vehicle needs bits doing, pm if so
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby Homersaysdoh » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:28 pm

All through the thread kept thinking, there's no loo, what about a pee in the night after the pub? But you didn't let me down, whole thing inspirational. Many thanks for posting, hope to see it in the flesh somewhere
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby MinorMatt » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:13 pm

Homersaysdoh wrote:All through the thread kept thinking, there's no loo, what about a pee in the night after the pub?


Theres a shower tray :?: :lol: :shock:
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby Homersaysdoh » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:06 pm

Ha ha so true, I'm new to transits so have not picked up all the bad habits yet, hate to think where you poo
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby madbri » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:06 pm

Homersaysdoh wrote:All through the thread kept thinking, there's no loo, what about a pee in the night after the pub? But you didn't let me down, whole thing inspirational. Many thanks for posting, hope to see it in the flesh somewhere

there is a loo :wink: its in a box covers the same as the seats :wink:
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby Homersaysdoh » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:56 pm

madbri wrote:
Homersaysdoh wrote:All through the thread kept thinking, there's no loo, what about a pee in the night after the pub? But you didn't let me down, whole thing inspirational. Many thanks for posting, hope to see it in the flesh somewhere

there is a loo :wink: its in a box covers the same as the seats :wink:

Yep I did spot that's what I meant by not letting me down at the end. Great job
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby pagan in a van » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:37 pm

beanis wrote:have you considered boarded insulation like celotex / kingspan ?
its expensive but doesnt suffer from any moisture problems.

if you call on a building site they throw enough Kingspan away, i mean 8x4 sheets of it, some maybe a little damaged and it comes in a few guages to, but its worth asking a labourer or trades for a few sheets, they may tell you to go help yourself out of the skip...i had loads of stuff while working, just by asking.
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Postby jr71 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:42 pm

Just spent a couple of nights reading this thread on an iphone.
What a fantastic build, I hope you are enjoying using it as much as building it.
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby xychix » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:43 pm

Wow, took me 2 evenings to read trough it all.
@dachre you're clearly an RVS master!

What did you do the welding with ? TIG welder?
What weight did you add to the van (eg. are you still allowed to take a passenger when driving ?), that question has bothered my since I saw the frame for the kitchen.
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby madbri » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:58 pm

xychix wrote:Wow, took me 2 evenings to read trough it all.
@dachre you're clearly an RVS master!

What did you do the welding with ? TIG welder?
What weight did you add to the van (eg. are you still allowed to take a passenger when driving ?), that question has bothered my since I saw the frame for the kitchen.

i asked that about weight he says its lightweight stainless plus its lighter than useing a wooden box and worktop
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby nick217 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:36 pm

Any updates on this one?
Best camper out there I think? :)
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Postby Hatman » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:51 pm

Dacre thats awesome work mate. Inspirational (and slightly demoralising) but an excellent read and you put as much care and time into the detailed postings and pictures as the conversion itself. Thanks.
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Re: Hi, just posting my MK5 2.5D SWB HI-TOP camper build.

Postby fazz » Sun May 18, 2014 2:57 pm

Hello Dahre

I'm very impressed by your work. Ford Galaxy seats are very good choice for mk5 transit conversion. I have drivers seat fitted, with no problem. I used platform from original seat and a set of four pieces of steel angle, so there wasn't any welding required.
Now I have to get the other side to do. Is it posibble that you could make exactly same platform for passenger side for me, or could you post me list of materials and sizes, so I can take it to local welder, please.
Your help will be greatly appreciated

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