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Re: DIY van

Post by Bussy » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:26 pm

Looking good Robert but did you have to put that big steel girder across the back of your van above the shower? I did not think such a small span required such a monster.

Only kidding bloke! But with all those kids you should also not have bothered with an outside shower, just a fire hydrant, you do really need to get a zoo keepers license.

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Re: DIY van

Post by robali » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:38 pm

HI All,

Here is another picture of the van with roof on, starting to look like a van now.

Cheers Robert.
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Re: DIY van

Post by pedro2-5 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:14 am

hi there, van is looking great ,i too have built my own van ,im thinking of building another bigger one ,just wondering what you have used to make the walls .is it some kind of foam composite pannel?.

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Re: DIY van

Post by robali » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:24 pm

Hi pedro2-5

The product i have used is monopan for the roof and walls and pantec for the floor, my walls are 30mm thick and the floor is 17mm, the monopan is a fiberglass skin both sides and a plastic honeycomb internal.

Cheers Robert.

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Re: DIY van

Post by robali » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:43 pm

a few more pics, it is starting to look like a van (sort of anyway) pop top has been a real challange but is coming together nicely. the roof struts have been gassed since the photo was taken and the canvas now sits nice and straight.

cheers robert.
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Re: DIY van

Post by brickus » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:08 pm

I admire your courage to build a van. I built a houseboat (23 meters) back in the 90's. Strangely I think a van would be harder. Maybe I'm just that much older. Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying watching from this distance. My fingers don't have any bark missing off them and my shoulders ache from old age not lifting, shoving, holding. OUCH!!!
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Re: DIY van

Post by hank » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:05 pm

23 metres, thats not a houseboat its a floating hotel.


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Re: DIY van

Post by robali » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:27 pm

Bit of an update of van build so far.
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Re: DIY van

Post by robali » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:29 pm

some more.....
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Re: DIY van

Post by robali » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:31 pm

last three, this build is taking forever but it will be worth when its finished it will be so much fun sitting back watching the little darlings tear it to sheards...

cheers robert.
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