My First Camper Van Project

scubasteve1958's Project
Status: Just getting started

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Base van is a LWB Vauxhall Vivaro Sportive in Silver. The Plan is to do the basic conversion to day van standard and after some searching online we decided that a Vivaro was the best option with it's Internal dimensions big enough to get a proper full Width Bed in.

Coming along nicely:
After waiting for a few things to arrive, I am ready to move on to the next bit of removing all the old panelling and Trims etc, The bulkhead was easy to remove but make sure you have a decent Battery Drill and some star socket heads for this job. Took me less than 10 minutes in total to remove the bulkhead.

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Project Task Write-ups:

  • Base Vehicle

    Bed supplied by Campervan conversion, Full width frame with Boards and upholstery, Also fitted with Twin Seat belts. The bed is not bolted down until the lining and flooring work has been done.

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  • Project Plan

    Removing old panels and exposing bare metal ready for the transformation.

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  • Flooring

    Old flooring removed and floor ready to be cleaned of 3 years of Builders Dust.

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  • Panels & Lining

    Today I stripped all the old original ply lining out of the van including the flooring, Pleasantly surprised that it was very clean behind the ply.

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  • Bed System

    We went for the full width bed because my Wife said so!! Something to do with me being a bed hog. She's probably right as usual. Luckily this is the Long wheel base model so the bed is huge. Not bo...

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  • Windows

    Both Windows fitted by Mark 1Conversions in Feniton Devon.

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  • Insulation

    Side walls nicely stuffed ready for the lining. Work done at Mark 1 conversions Feniton Devon.

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  • Rear Seats

    The Rear bed/seat is now in place and I have fitted a quick release Velcro front in carpeted ply.

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