Blue build #1


So this van is to replace a VW Transporter Kombi i’d had from new, it had curtains, removable bed frame and an eberspacher. Ferried the kids everywhere, towed the 6 berth caravan all round, carried my 250cc motorbike and I slept in it when away in Cumbria with the bike.

The Base Vehicle

The van itself was cheap from a main dealer.. very cheap. 3 years old ex lease, navy blue , had been covered in stickers and faded terribly around them, more than its fair share of dints and scratches, and in the back the ply lining was soaked in diesel from having a generator running in their :(


So it needs ..
three rear seats to carry the terrible teenagers and their mates to clubs and classes
Space for a motorbike
Bed - single would probably do
Diesel heater and insulation
BUT ... I do get carried away some... but this one needs to be cheap... ish !

The Build

Rear seats are Transit Tourneo brand new rear seats which are removable, foldable, reclining, and can be taken out and replaced backwards - which will be camping mode. They have built in individual seat belts. 25mm kingspan floor with 12mm ply and vinyl floor matches the height of the rear seat brackets. 10mm foil backed rubber foam insulation with recycled bottle also. 2 x mini heki, decided on a bathroom with shower and C200 over rear wheelarch and got a tray from ‘road trippin’ who have them made up specially for them apparently. Half decent Thetford cooker with 3 ring hob and oven/grill, 10l electric only water heater, single battery, no solar, 50l Vitrifrigio compressor fridge, and squeeze it all in wrapped in furniture board .

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South Cheshire

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