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Re: Camper/conversion advice

Postby Remix » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:51 pm

mafty wrote:
Remix wrote:Hey MAfty,

maybe a stupid question but...

How did you get the black lines so straight on the front of your van...

im looking at doing the same to mine, is it vinyl or sprayed?


It's vinyl mate. And if you want it to match the plastics, get anthracite colour, not black.


Ill bear that in mind mate :)
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Re: Camper/conversion advice

Postby Remix » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:52 pm

MikeHamling wrote:
Remix wrote:Hey MAfty,

maybe a stupid question but...

How did you get the black lines so straight on the front of your van...

im looking at doing the same to mine, is it vinyl or sprayed?
I work in graphics and it really isn't easy to lay vinyl well - especially on a vehicle. Get it done by a professional, it shouldn't cost much. I submitted a post on vinyl/graphics on here. bit boring but there's some good advice on it.

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Thanks for the info...ill look for that post you made cheers
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Re: Camper/conversion advice

Postby vanvliet » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:54 am

lennoxlewis wrote:i have many questions but i will ask your advice on the following first. my project is a mk6 to be converted to a part time camper.

i plan on having a lounge area on the roof by applying a roof rack like this:

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as i need to have an extraction fan and opening on top to ventilate the interior, i am planing to go big and cut an opening to access the top of the van by the interior, using a loft telescopic ladder:

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for the opening itself, and this is the question, i tought of cutting a corsa roof and welding it to the van roof:

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by cutting the roof and welding, i would not bother with waterproofness other than on the welding itself.

The corsa sunroof is large enough to go trough, cheap and available, waterproof (had several corsas and tigras with no issue there) and i can modify it to have a built in push/pull fan along with a bug screen.


Do you think its a good option or are there better options on the market that are affordable?

cheers



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Re: Camper/conversion advice

Postby Shaun306 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:01 pm

lennoxlewis wrote:i have many questions but i will ask your advice on the following first. my project is a mk6 to be converted to a part time camper.

i plan on having a lounge area on the roof by applying a roof rack like this:

Image

as i need to have an extraction fan and opening on top to ventilate the interior, i am planing to go big and cut an opening to access the top of the van by the interior, using a loft telescopic ladder:

Image

for the opening itself, and this is the question, i tought of cutting a corsa roof and welding it to the van roof:

Image


Why not just put ladder on back door.....?..

by cutting the roof and welding, i would not bother with waterproofness other than on the welding itself.

The corsa sunroof is large enough to go trough, cheap and available, waterproof (had several corsas and tigras with no issue there) and i can modify it to have a built in push/pull fan along with a bug screen.


Do you think its a good option or are there better options on the market that are affordable?

cheers
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Re: Camper/conversion advice

Postby Dollyamber » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:54 pm

Looking for company or individual who could help change double passenger and single driver seats to captains chairs with swivel, fit electric steps etc.

Looking at Jennings suspension chairs atm, need some adaptation to fit.

I am totally unable to do this myself and really need help.

Any recommendations please?
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Re: Camper/conversion advice

Postby mafty » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:24 pm

Depends on where you are located.
Try CJL Leisure Vehicles in Weston super Mare
You can find them on facebook.
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Re: Camper/conversion advice

Postby jschuld » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:24 am

I have another question..!

What do you advise for insulation? What i'm mostly worried about is condensation on the inside between the insulation and inside of the body work. I've seen some foam solutions which would prevent having a gap (and as such no condensation?). But seems quite permanent and a bit rough. Stick-on foam?

Would you use the same for ceiling/walls/floor?

Any advice would be good.

Thanks, Johan (NZ)
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Re: Camper/conversion advice

Postby dumper » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:57 pm

On my mk6 I used recycled plastic bottle insulation waxoil the van and pushed it in every wear I had a panel off last November for some mods it had been in 8 years and looked like I put it in yesterday
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