OSCAR

BE's Project
Status: Getting started

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Decided that after many trips down to the beach surfing that being able to camp would be far more fun in a van rather than a tent especially when its p*ssing it down. Also wanted something i could take to france for surfing and kayaking trips.
Main aims are to have a good bed cooker sink and lots of storage, want to be able to have the space to store Board and Boat in the van whilst being able to sleep

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  • Base Vehicle

    Main aim was to find a cheap van as only have a small budget, found this one on piston heads. not mot or tax! after a quick inspection i went for it, and for once i think i managed to get a good de...

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  • Insulation

    I have had to ply line and insulate the van from scratch Have used 6mm ply for sides and ceiling and 9mm ply for floor. I have used Fiberglass loft insulation in the walls and carry mats for the ...

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  • Windows

    The Van had so Side Window. felt it need one for a bit of extra light, and to make it look a little less like a builders van! Cut out the Hole with a jigsaw and bonded the window in was fairly eas...

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  • Wiring & Electrics

    wiring was a lot easier than expected, have mains inlet for when im parked up which charges the battery. also have a split charge relay to charge L.bat whilst im driving. when hooked up yo the main...

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  • Panels & Lining

    used 6mm ply for the sides ceiling and 9mm for the floor with vinyl on top! for insulation i used fiberglass roofing insulation and camping mats. i took off all the old panels and cut new ones a...

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  • Flooring

    For the floor there was already a ply floor in the van that was a bit tatty and didnt go to the edges, so i glued and screwed a new 9mm ply floor on top. 2 reasons it meant that when making the cab...

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  • Flooring

    For the floor there was already a ply floor in the van that was a bit tatty and didnt go to the edges, so i glued and screwed a new 9mm ply floor on top. 2 reasons it meant that when making the cab...

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  • 2nd Battery

    see electrics

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  • Charging System

    ~when hooked up to the mains the charger the is plugged in charges the lesiure battery

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  • Lighting

    Have 6 led down lights which provides masses of light

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  • Bed System

    decided to make my own bed/sofa fairly simple, i wanted there to be enough space under the bed as to be able to store things!

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  • Miscellaneous

    the van 80% finished, just need to get foam cushions for the sofa/bed and curtains!

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  • Units & Furniture

    cut the counter top with a router, the template that smev get you to draw out is very precise ,fractions of a mm. so took a little ajusting

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