Discussion in 'Self-Build Motorhomes' started by Craigderby, Nov 1, 2016.
You can't stand at the seat, but there's still plenty of room to get through to the back.
Finished the shelf part today, and then started on the front face of it.
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.
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.
... hoping the locker monster lurking in the corner doesn't bite you!
Small bit done today.
First bit of lining done, along with the final roof board
I've got a floor!
Now it's really taking shape
Coming along .
Here's today's bit done
Last bit for this week.
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.
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.
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.
Avoid sponge as you'll get bubbles in the paint. I used emulsion rollers, the furry type.
Your making a very good job of that love it.
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.
Well done that man now join fun it will be the best £15 pounds you will ever spend
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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