LDV Convoy build

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  1. Craigderby

    Craigderby Funster

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    Here's my 2004 LDV Convoy.
    I'm the 3rd owner with a lease company being the first owner, then a gentlemen who did the initial conversion, before sadly passing away and me buying it.
    It's covered just over 80,000 miles, and is in good sound condition.

    This is it when I first got it.
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    With the original conversion
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    It really wasn't to our taste, and the layout was wrong, so out it all came.
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    Until it ended up like this
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    This was bought and stripped to give a few fittings
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    And that's where I'm currently at.

    More updates to come as I progress.....
     
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    This was ours, loved it:)
     
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  3. Craigderby

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    Nice , any pics of the inside?
     
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    With all Ford running gear ?
    Underated van have converted one or two ,wider than a transit .keep us updated (y)
     
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    No sorry, but I love ldvs, got a pickup now, would still have the old one now if the floor hadn't fell out:(
     
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    Our one had the banana, but the pickup I have now has the duratec, both just run for ever
     
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    We had the cooker where yours is but the front was open with revolving seats, toilet and shower across the back, and a double bed in the middle, the only problem we had which I can't see how you can get round is having to put the bed up every night and take up again before you could get at the cooker, but we had the lot wardrobe, fridge blown hot air heating, someone must of spent a fortune converting it, the big problem was the rust, we kept it going welding for the test three years, but eventually give up, but I checked the mot thing on the net this spring and someone is still running it.
     
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    It's the 2.4 duroteq with Transit running gear.
    The layout we're thinking of is a single fixed bed across the back with storage underneath. A seating area towards the front to make a double bed with a toilet in between and the kitchen opposite.
    Ive got a week off work soon, so im hoping to crack on with it. I'll update as I go
     
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    Have a google for LDV "Devon Sahara" we have one and that is the exact layout.
     
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    I know it's old fashioned but keep the stove if you can ... the oven/grill works a treat on them, much better than the modern ones!
     
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    Here's my mate's old Post Bus conversion, did it on a shoestring. IMG-20160812-WA0002-1.jpg IMG-20160812-WA0000.jpg
     
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    Bit more done today.

    The PO didn't fit a roof light, instead he went for a car sunroof

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    So today I took it out, and starting rebuilding the roof with fibreglass, and put in the frame for the normal roof light.

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    Great thread!

    I love watching projects coming together, thanks for taking the time to share the photos (y)
     
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    Bit more done today.

    Started by getting the feet fixed in place for the solar panel.
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    And then moved on to painting. I'm doing it Battleship Grey, with a Satin finish

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    Finished the grey today. Just need to do along the bottom, which I'm doing in a black stone chip finish.

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    Wow, this is quickly taking shape :)
     
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    I do like the paint job ... makes a change from 'really shiny' but not like the awful matt finish that some cars now have for some stupid reason!
     
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    I've been thinking about the layout you want ... something like this?

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    Fantastic. Yes, that's just what I had in mind. Never thought about the idea with the toilet door, but that's great! Thank you (y)
     

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