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  1. Dogslow

    Dogslow

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    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
     
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  2. DBSilverfox

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    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

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    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

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    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 Banned

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    hi and welcome::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
     
  6. Jim

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    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

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    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

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    Hi Dogslow :welcome:to MotorhomeFun.:thumb:
     
  9. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    hello

    :thumb:regards brian jo and josh:Cool:hi there dogslow and welcpme to MHF:winky: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

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    Hi guys and flyingwelcomeAND DON'T FORGET THE PICS
     
  11. Tkly

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    Hi Dogslow I have converted Ivy from a panal van if you need any info PM me and I will help if I can ::bigsmile:
    Steve
     
  12. Wyaye wires

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    Hi Dogslow and welcome to the FUN :welcomefunster:
    Kath & Howie
     
  13. JJ

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    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... :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

    JJ
     

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    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.
     
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