A new project starts

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  1. mustaphapint

    mustaphapint Funster

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    I've started my conversion to an L shaped lounge. Amazing how much demolition you can do in a couple of hours.
    From this
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    So far I've done nothing I can't put back in a few hours if I chicken out.
     
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    Suggestion for you in case you have't thought of it!

    Use the existing base that you've taken out to make the end of the 'L' shape with the water tank back inside it, then leave a gap between it and the existing dinette seat. Then make a removable seat base to fill the gap - that way if you have rear passengers you can remove the seat base and cushions so they have somewhere to put their legs.
     
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    Brave man! In mine, which has a factory-fitted L-shape, the water tank sits in the steel cage under the left-hand (rear) seat. Any chance you could fit yours there, leaving a void beneath the narrower extension part of the L-shape? I think my biggest concern would be securing the tank so that 120 kg (when full) would not shift under braking or cornering.
     
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    I do like this forum. You are full of good ideas and advice.
    Just playing around with the bits I've removed to see what might work.
    Minxy. I hadn't thought of that. I was going to leave just the one forward facing seat in the rear. As our main use is just for the 2 of us I was really interested in a comfortable lounge area and making better use of the captains chairs as part of the living area. Now I've thought about it I'm planning to adopt your idea, especially when I realised I would be removing the only 3 point seat belt in the rear if Idon't.
    JeanLuc. The metal frame around the water tank seems to be mainly the support for the seat belts with the additional benefit of providing a cage around the water tank. I don't need the seat belts but I'm intending to re-use the frame to make a cage and provide support for the new panelling.
    If I leave the water tank in the same position as the photos below I can even use the same drain hole in the floor. the filler hose might be a bit convoluted but I think it's doable. I don't fancy moving the tank to the rear locker because that probably would mean moving the filler cap as well as making a new cut out in the floor for the drain.
    I also need to think about a table. I really like the idea of a removable and varying height pedestal with a folding table I've seen on a marine supplier's site but still not sure.
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    Looks good to me - you should end up with a very useful layout.
     
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    Nearly finished, but at least it's useable again now. Carpet and upholstery left to do.
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    What a difference,,,makes such a usable lounge now,,,,BUSBY...
     
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    Hey Paul. Love the alterations but even more so where did you get that table from, what a great idea!
     
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    Looking great!
     
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    Very nice. I like the table too. The top is very pretty.
     
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    nice job, if you knicked the materail of off the side panels would you have enough to make a infill cushion, you could recover the pannal in a contrast coulor or maybe match the main blue up
     
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    Looking good.
    We did very similar with our last van ( CI Riviera 181).
     
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