LDV Convoy build

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  1. Craigderby

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    You can't stand at the seat, but there's still plenty of room to get through to the back.
     
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    Finished the shelf part today, and then started on the front face of it.

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    Is there any reason the access hole is small? It would make it much easier to put stuff in and retrieve it if it was made larger.
     
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    It's only for bedding, so it should go in easy enough. Also, with it being at shoulder height it's easy to reach in.
     
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    ... hoping the locker monster lurking in the corner doesn't bite you! :laughing:
     
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    Small bit done today.

    First bit of lining done, along with the final roof board

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    I've got a floor!

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    Now it's really taking shape (y)
     
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    Coming along .(y)
     
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    Here's today's bit done

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    Looks fantastic!
     
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    Last bit for this week.

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    Like the look of your LDV can you tell me which paint you used, I noticed in one post it was grey with a white door so did you paint it in stages & was it sprayed. Thinking of painting one we are doing up for family to use yours looks so much better coloured than white. Looking forward to seeing your finished job & I'm sure you will have lots of fun in it. Hope you don't mind me mentioning that I think you may regret not fitting a fridge if you have room, it's surprising how much food you can pack into the fridge along with soft drinks & beer.
     
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    I got the paint from Ebay. It's sold as military paint.
    I did paint it in stages, and I did it with a roller. It's easy enough to do, just take your time and don't let it dry too quick.

    There will be a fridge going in, as much as it takes up a fair bit of space, it would be a pain without one.
     
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    Thankyou for paint info @Craigderby have had a look on eBay & going to order some & have a go in a couple of weeks. Did you get instructions as what type of roller to use, I was thinking a sponge roller may be best.
     
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    Avoid sponge as you'll get bubbles in the paint. I used emulsion rollers, the furry type.
     
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    Your making a very good job of that love it. (y)
     
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    Hi have loved looking through your thread. I am looking at starting a similar project but I had a few worries. Just wondered if you had encountered these and what the outcomes were?

    1. Can you drive this without C1 on your licence? I know you can drive a minibus on a standard licence if not for profit but post conversion do you think it will stillbe under 3.5t?
    2. Is it difficult/expensive to get insurance on this sort of conversion?
    3. I have heard maintenance costs are very high on these sorts of vehicles (minibuses). Hace you found that to be true?

    Any info you could provide would be much appreciated. I will be following your progress with great anticipation.

    Happy New Year.

    Chugger!
     
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    Well done that man now join fun it will be the best £15 pounds you will ever spend
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    Thanks Bill, I am already a member. Looking to travel Europe for at least a year from April 2018 on a shoestring. Just trying to work out whether an old MH or converted minibus/window van is the way to go!
     

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