rb panel van conversion begins !

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  1. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Well after Ordering our base vehicle back in July it has finally arrived..... image.jpg


    As you can see its a Peugeot Boxer, the van is 6.4m long and has a 2.2 engine with 130 BHP.
    The new Boxer has a few changes to it the obvious one being the face lift.
    Other changes made are to the sliding door gear being beefed up.
    A couple of mechanical changes have been made one to the cambelt which is now a chain And the brakes are bigger I am lead to believe the brake upgrade is the reason the van only needs servicing every two years or every 30'000 miles.
    Can't be doing with Bevs ipad.
    Going on my lap top. To be continued.
    Ralph.
     
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    Looks a great van, look forward to seeing pics of its development. Good luck with the conversion. Cheers. :drink:
     
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  3. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Look forward to seeing the developments neighbour, very pleased for you both.
     
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    Look forward to seeing the developments neighbour, very pleased for you both.
     
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    Exciting times ahead Ralph ;) bet you can't wait to start cutting holes in it. :LOL:

    Remember measure twice and cut once. :Eeek:
    Look forward to following the build.

    (y) Bob and Janie
     
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  7. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Thats better back on the laptop.
    The vans colour is a very light Gold colour and in Metallic which is one of the many upgrades we have chosen.
    Here is a list of the other upgrades......

    Cruise Control / Speed Limiter
    Reversing Camera linked to central radio system screen
    Satellite Navigation
    Bluetooth Radio
    Cab Air Con
    Uprated Alternator 180A
    Reinforced Battery
    Engine under-Tray Protection
    Front and Rear Mudflaps
    Uprated Tyres 16" Four Season
    Alloys
    LED day running lights
    Rear Suspension Upgrade

    So the fun begins. I say fun but its a bit daunting As Bob and Janie say knowing i have to start and cut, some big holes in the vans roof and sidewalls :Eeek:
    I can now slowly start to empty our dining room which is like a stock room at Johns Cross :LOL:
    Some of the first jobs to do require decent temperatures to apply mastic's and sealants lets hope it not cold for too long. We shall make Whitby goth (Val n Bob) even if we have to put a mattress in the back !
    The insurance we have gives me around 100 days to complete so no big rush. I do work full time ,so we intend to take our time , carefully plan and get it right.
    We shall keep this thread running throughout all the stages , for anyone that's interested.
     
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  8. dave newell lvs

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    Nice van and good luck with the conversion, if you can complete in 100 days while working full time then you're probably a better man than me!

    BTW the 2.2 PSA/Ford lump has always been chain drive cams so that isn't actually an "upgrade".

    D.
     
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    Yes that's what I thought too Dave. :)
     
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    Have you sold your CI ?
     
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    Hi Ralph, can't wait to see the new van, hopefully finished for goth w/e:whistle2:, keep us updated on your project
     
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    You got it !!:)
    Looks great so much easier to work on a new van no rust grime or bodges to work around:cool:
     
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  13. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Hi Dave, Thanks for info on the cam, engines are not my thing just going on what the dealer has told me, I didn't pay for that as an extra.
    I don't intend to do all the build myself. I will be doing what i call the first and second fix.
    First fix Windows, Insulate, plumbing and wiring,solar, lining out etc........
    The main bit, the lets call it the woodwork beds Bases, wardrobes, kitchen, bathroom Walls will be done by a bespoke kitchen maker I know.
    All the soft furnishings are going to be done by Regal. To the Ih standard that we aim for.
    As these, the woodwork and furnishings are biggest time consumers i think it is achievable in our time scale.
    After the woodworking is done i will second fix ....Lighting, Bathroom fittings,Kitchen area, 12v - 240v points etc etc.
     
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    No not up for sale yet , it's getting emptied tomorrow. Getting full hab and service and 12 month mot before we put it up for sale. (y)
    So if you know anyone that might be interested in a lovely van with loads of extras.......
     
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    Looks good Ralph best of luck and look forward to seeing the progress
     
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    Nice looking van Ralph & Bev 100 days = 3 mths so it should be done easy -I have no doubt you have the layout settled on and that's the hard bit ;)look forward to seeing it progress :)and finished van come Whitby in April :D edit are you doing all the plumbing bits as well ?
    terry
     
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    Yes , that's the easy bit . Under slung and additional Removable onboard Tank for hard winter motorhoming. Or should I say campervaning now !
     
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    What sort of insulation are you going for, I always think that's one of the most important parts and so often skimped on.

    Paul.
     
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    Found it! good luck and watching with great interest.
     
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    Hi Paul,
    25/35mm kingspan. Depending on Location in the van. Then spray foam in the "upright supports"? And hard to reach places. (y)
     
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