iveco minibus conversion

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  1. ivecobusman

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    So it begins, the conversion of my Iveco minibus starts here;

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    Pre conversion shots
     
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    20161001_163137.jpg Seats out and sold and wheelchair lift out and sold
     
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    just checking my crystal ball, and I see loads of fibreglassing in your future
     
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    Passenger seat in, this was very hard work for one man, could've done with two, but it's in and rock solid, very happy with the result just need to put end caps on the unwin tracking and covers on the bolts to tidy them up
     
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    Don't want to piss on your chips but somebody in here (a few days) ago had trouble insuring a minibus conversion.

    Good luck though.
     
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    I'd rather that than welding :wasntme:
     
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    Already insured mate, and at a decent price, I'm not worried :roflmto:
     
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    stavenly head insures
     
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    the great thing with care type minibuses is that when stripped out they are big rectangular boxes. much simpler to convert than a panel van with curved sides and a narrower ceiling than floor. gives a true blank canvas
     
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    My last one was based on a VWLT35 i learnt from that how i wanted my next one to be
     
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    As a motorhome or a minibus ?

    Once converted it needs insuring, and registering, as a motorcaravan otherwise if you make a total loss claim they will only pay out the current value of a minibus...much less than its true worth as a motorhome.
     
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    I also converted an LT35 to a motorhome, the big old square series. that was 1992 and done a few more since
     
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    It's insured as an 'in progress' project conversion with Adrian Flux, they gave me 12 months to complete and reregister, the only stipulation was that i had to remove all but 6 of the seats and the wheelchair lift, which i have done.
     
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    You're obviously 'in the know'....many folks arent (y)(y)
     
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    20161002_155635.jpg 20161002_163511_HDR.jpg Made a good start on the floor, Unwin tracking is next to impossible to remove so filling the gaps with hardboard (glued and nailed) to level then I'm going to cover with these waterproof/insulating sheets from Wickes then top with 8mm ply as a base to begin building
     
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    are you not insulating the floor? 25mm celotex cut to cover the track then a plywood floor. will be cold in winter otherwise
     
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    No, i don't want to raise the floor level any more than i have to as head height is just right. Not really planning winter use but it has an eberspacher night heater blown air system that's really warm plenty enough for spring and Autumn use. Its so high I can get to most of the floor from underneath so if i find its not sufficiently insulated i can put some there. :cold:
     
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    Just purchased a V Reg Iveco same as yoursel.......I am following with interest to get some tips!
     
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