Hello there brand new

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dogslow, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Dogslow

    Dogslow Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    N.E.England
    We are converting an exparcelforce Iveco Daily LWB High top into a camper van.

    Up to now the windows are in (bonded) two captains chairs, split relay leisure battery,
    Aircon,Electric hook up thingy fixed to the side of the van.
    And now I am lining with Kingspan and then ply lining.

    BIG RED was bought from someone called PAT.It is on a 55 plate with full service history
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  2. DBSilverfox

    DBSilverfox Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Good luck. Never tried it myself, but I can imagine the pride that accompanies finally completing the task. you should get some good advice on here if you run into any problems I am sure :thumb:

    David
     
  3. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    267
    Location:
    London
    Hi and Welcome to MH Fun:welcomefunster:

    Never considered DIY but if you have the skills why not.

    There are people on here who have already built and will be sure to help if you have troubles.

    Best of luck.

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
  4. chatter

    chatter Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,723
    Likes Received:
    939
    Location:
    cheshire
    Hi and Welcome

    there are one or two on here that have gone down that road before so no doubt will be able to help with suggestions to overcome any problems
     
  5. Hayleylulu

    Hayleylulu

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    3,890
    Location:
    Full timing in the van
    hi and welcome:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,861
    Likes Received:
    76,262
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Hi Dogslow, I have seen some superb self builds, I just wish I had the skills and did not have the patience of a psychopath or I would have a go myself. Post some pictures. When will she make her maiden trip then?


    Welcome to the Fun:thumb:
     
  7. jhorsf

    jhorsf Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,157
    Likes Received:
    8,067
    Location:
    DERBYSHIRE
    Hi and welcome, we have some members on here with self builds the pictures of some I have seen posted on here I would be proud to own, have a look at a member called terry under motorhomes on his profile and you will see just how good some peoples vans are:thumb:
     
  8. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    6,448
    Likes Received:
    7,056
    Location:
    Tropical Bar,Benidorm.
    Hi Dogslow :welcome:to MotorhomeFun.:thumb:
     
  9. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,062
    Likes Received:
    3,831
    Location:
    oswestry,shropshire
    hello

    :thumb:regards brian jo and josh:Cool:hi there dogslow and welcpme to MHF:Wink:look forward to seeing your van on our travels.i envy you being able to take on such a challenge.like jim my patience threshold is zero:Eeek:good luck
     
  10. bazfergy

    bazfergy Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    dumfries scotland
    Hi guys and flyingwelcomeAND DON'T FORGET THE PICS
     
  11. Tkly

    Tkly Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    111
    Location:
    Near Stonehenge
    Hi Dogslow I have converted Ivy from a panal van if you need any info PM me and I will help if I can :BigGrin:
    Steve
     
  12. Wyaye wires

    Wyaye wires

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,831
    Likes Received:
    9,284
    Location:
    Berwickshire
    Hi Dogslow and welcome to the FUN :welcomefunster:
    Kath & Howie
     
  13. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,563
    Likes Received:
    25,745
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Hi Dogslow... welcome to the Fun... IMO Ivecos are superb vans... I have a Self-Knocked Together Iveco 35-12 (that's right, turbo and intercooled !) in which I live and travel the roads of Europe.

    Strangely, despite having a hand cut Parquay floor, none of the many Funsters who have actually seen my conversion recommend others to use it as a "role model" to copy... :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    JJ
     

    Attached Files:

  14. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Mid Cornwall
    Good luck, and take your time! Self builds either come as awful or awesome.

    I remember seeing an old dodge 50 one day - looked a hideous hippy wagon - you should have seen the inside....absolutely astonishing, and would put the big converters to shame. Looked like something you would expect to see on a design show.

    The guy had said that the 'outside is next' - if it was anything like the inside, it will look superb, even if an old shape.
     
Loading...

Share This Page