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Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby axxez » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:22 pm

As my old Tranny died due to an accident caused by a drunk idiot who nearly killed me (see viewtopic.php?f=27&t=100079&start=30), I needed a new van as there is no chance to recover the old one.

Just some short specs, more about it in the future.

MK3 100L 1990 2,5L 52kW Diesel
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- Airride in the back (+/-2cm lift/drop)
- high roof
- big wheels (215R14)
- leaf springs all around
- independent vehicle heater
- low ratio axle (top-speed 115 km/h, which sucks a bit...)
- fog lights
- loud horn

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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby BigMonty » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:35 am

That looks a nice van. Glad to see you are keeping it transit.
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby AlanN » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:19 pm

Liking that, never seen those cubby holes for the radio space. Genuine Ford SVO air suspension 8) has it got 270 degree rear door hinges
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby MinorMatt » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:41 am

The early mk5s had the cubby hole for the radio space Al - maybe its one of them?
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby ake » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:01 pm

I remember the grey stereo blank from the poverty spec mk3 vans we had when I was an apprentice
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby axxez » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:02 pm

For sure the Transit! Was thinking about a Volvo, which is a nice street-car but I wanna travel as well.
I am not sure if this cubby hole is original.. It's Ford of course, but the space between radio and ashtrey is completely open(ed). Maybe it had special ambulance radiocommunication.. The doors are 270 deg., yes :) A bit crazy and I will use it for an outdoor sound-system probably.
Only thing annoying is the speed... 90-100km/h, 115km/h vmax - and no power at all! Need turbo. Anyway, I had a great festival weekend in the van!

My ideas till now:

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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby axxez » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:21 pm

Ah, damn: mistake! On those two ideas the shower and the cooking will be switched. So shower in the left rear corner.
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby stevo » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:51 pm

Love that, in good condition too
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby axxez » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:35 am

Found a great video, this guy is amazing! Not how I will do my van, but very good work!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWLnAGschJs
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby axxez » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:13 pm

A few new pics:

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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby axxez » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:06 pm

Further isolation. Gaps will be filled with foamspray, the holmes are filled with rockwool.

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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby ColinJack » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:35 am

Excellent thread. That is one nice van - going to make a brilliant camper (and Mk3 too)!
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby familybanger » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:03 am

Looks a great base that one,I like the look of your plans.
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby axxez » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:50 am

Thanks! I'm trying my best and don't forget it's my first project like that. So if you got suggestions and ideas to make things better, let me know.
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Re: Offroad MK3 Camper

Postby axxez » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:15 pm

More work done.. Flooring/Insulation & Roof Windows

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