Post by reliantscimitar on Nov 20, 2017 11:15:37 GMT
didn't get much done on the Boxer this weekend but have made a start this morning despite the awful weather.
I'm insulating the roof and sides of the van with a 35mm polyester material instead of rock wool.Its the first time I have used this insulation. Its light weight and easy to use and doesn't leave you itching for days afterwards. I'm hoping to get the roof and sides finished today so that I can finish running the electrics and do the ply lining tomorrow.
Post by reliantscimitar on Nov 21, 2017 10:49:37 GMT
have now finished making and fitting the nearside rear lining panels.I have not flush fitted them on this van like I do on a Vivaro as the supporting metal work is not flat plus I kind of like the not flat effect once its covered in lining carpet.
Have now started making and bonding in the panels to cover the larger holes as its not really good practice to tape over the larger holes. Have got quite a few to do.
Hopefully I should be able to start with the lining carpet tomorrow.
Post by reliantscimitar on Nov 22, 2017 15:35:41 GMT
Have had another steady day on the Peugeot.
The new floor is now bonded and screwed down, the drivers side rear is now fully insulated and has been boarded.
I have fitted the roof panel and led lighting and made some trim bits for the front and rear. Its now in but was a pain as I fitted the roof panel and then lined it with carpet. I did it this way to make sure none of the fixings were visible.
I doubt I will get to much time on her for a few days as I have major work to do in my wifes car and the bathroom has to be re-fitted this weekend.
Post by reliantscimitar on Dec 15, 2017 12:27:14 GMT
finally got one of the top cupboards finished and mounted this morning.
Its been that cold that my knock in trim as shattering when I try to fit it. Its usaully really flexible and easy to use but today its just impossible to bend without pre-heating it. Roll on next week and some milder weather.
Anyways, i'm fairly happy with the design and fit of the cupboard so it can come down and be templated. I also have to line the top of the cupboard.
Bookmarked! I like that you have not gone mad with insulation as many folk do with these conversions because lets be honest, how many days a year does one really spend in freezing conditions in them! Did an ex lwb high roof project a few years back & learnt a lot going through the process, one being not to over engineer! We have a 06 Relay bus in the family which could become a day van at some point in time which is of course, very similar to yours so interested in how you get on!
Post by reliantscimitar on Dec 28, 2017 13:52:57 GMT
she looks a tidy van.I don't go overboard on insulation as, as you say, not many folks sleep in them when its really cold. The insulation is more to keep the van cool in the summer and it makes a huge difference to noise levels.
I got a couple of hours on the Boxer earlier. The passenger rear cupboard roof lining is now fitted and the cupboard fitted for good. I also re-made the end panel as I wasn't happy that you could see one of the mounting screws. The drivers side rear cupboard is finished and I have trial fitted it. Just got the roof lining to make and then I can fit it for good.Once new year is out of the way I should be back onto this full time as I have a potential customer who wants to take it over to France for the skiing. It may be getting a diesel fired blown air heating system fitted once we have agreed price and final spec.