Library bus project

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  1. seabreezesports

    seabreezesports Funster

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    After lurking on this site getting tips I thought it time to share my project .
    Started a year and a half ago when work was slack. We have a 7m motor home but found it cramped when away for several weeks + I wanted to take a quad bike to visit those small town in [​IMG] which the motorhome was difficult to park.

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    This was how she came . Only 6000miles on the clock maintained by the council so mechanically sound
     
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  2. scotjimland

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    haven't done much then.. except read all the books .. :LOL:

    where are the latest pics ?
     
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    Well, you will at least have somewhere to put your Kindle.

    (Good luck with the project... I always wanted to do the same but never got hold of a used library van.)

    JJ :cool:
     
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  4. Terry

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    ANY more pics ? finished van ?
    terry
     
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    Yes updates would be great. :)
     
  6. seabreezesports

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    Ok some more Just as a tease
    [​IMG] It did come with it's own loo so half way to a motor home.
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    Chop and lowering the rear chassis to get the quad bike in .
     
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  7. Jaws

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    I thought this was gonna be an appeal for books !!
     
  8. seabreezesports

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    Shhh Quiet please
     
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    Is it work in progress or near completion, looks as if it will mark a very roomy motorhome :Smile:
     
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    I like your idea of priorities.

    I wish I could persuade SWMBO that room for the quad bike comes before kichen or beds.

    Please keep posting photos. Looking forwrd to seeing progress.

    Jon
     
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  11. seabreezesports

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    Steel work done for the quad [​IMG]

    Now for the slide out
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    Internals of the slide out 2.2m x .8m x 1.8m. Electrically powered and well over built.
     
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    You didn't say you were going to get all complicated ! , I thought you were going to throw some books in and head off into the sunset !
    Seriously , its great watching skilled people do these projects , keep the pics coming . (y)
     
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  13. John Laidler

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    Ah, a library extension! So, won't be limited to 4 books.
     
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  14. seabreezesports

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    [​IMG] Slide skinned [​IMG]
    Internal view [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The 2 windows where changed for a single large window.
     
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    Is it finished completely now or using and still to complete?
    terry
     
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    Very nice. We had a converted laundry van in '84 based on Leyland FG 450. As JJ said a library van always appealed to me . Unfortunately it is extremely difficult to do anything like that over here.:cry:
     
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    Why; do they not have electricity?
     
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    'KING heavy though isn't it. Is it 17 tonned gross? It would be a nightmare to drive in the UK lanes.
    What is the Licence requirement full HGV?
     
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    At present it is all most ready for the road . Needs a break in the weather for painting. The ceiling and floor won't be done until I have had a couple of shake down trips as thing may change.
    Gross is a 10 tonne chassis but I am down plating to 7.5 so the wife can drive . UK lanes are fine . I have run 6 wheelers delivering farm equipment all over Devon/ Cornwall . Just need OS maps and not electronic gimmicks
     
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