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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42403.1 
Should this go in hardware? Probably not, who cares.
Thought I'd start a thread in case anyone is even remotely interested in seeing a project progress.

Tomorrow I collect a Citroen Berlingo van and I'll be converting it into a mini campervan.

Plan is something along the lines of
Solar + electrics
Soundproof and insulate
Carpet lined walls
Sofas/beds
Storage
Cushions

Then take it places
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.2 In reply to 42403.1 
How will you paint it?

“plants may not have consciousness”
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42403.3 In reply to 42403.2 
My word.
It is currently red. It will likely be staying red.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.4 In reply to 42403.3 
Red works.

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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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42403.5 In reply to 42403.1 
and internet. Can't be travelling all over the place without 30 moments in Netflix movies that made audiences leave (number 7 made me barf).
never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42403.6 In reply to 42403.5 
There will be some tech. Just not sure to what extent yet.
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
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42403.7 In reply to 42403.1 
Heh. They look quite small, and I don't remember you being a hobbit, so I'm curious how you'll make things fit.
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42403.8 In reply to 42403.7 
Yeah, it'll be a bit of a challenge but I'm fairly sure (or hopeful) I can make it work with a bit of imaginative design.
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 From:  milko  
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42403.9 In reply to 42403.8 
Am I mistaken or did Stevie G do something along these lines once? He was gonna actually live in it, possibly. And maybe didn’t get further than plans. Anyway. A Berlingo sounds cozy. You should have a drone hatch in the roof, I reckon.
milko
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42403.10 In reply to 42403.9 
I think your Teh memory is better than mine!
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.11 In reply to 42403.1 
Did you take possession of the van? For proper project progress tracking, we need to see pictures of the virgin van, inside and out.
“plants may not have consciousness”
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42403.12 In reply to 42403.11 
I did indeed. I shall post some in a moment.
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42403.13 
       


And a bonus me

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42403.14 
One discovery I have made is that the driver's seat can fold fully. I thought it was just the two passenger seats that folded. This gives a potentially longer bed area.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.15 In reply to 42403.14 
What's with the woodwork in the back?
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42403.16 In reply to 42403.15 
Ply lining. Common for vans over here to have a plywood lining protection. Especially if you're carrying messy stuff.
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
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42403.17 In reply to 42403.13 
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42403.18 In reply to 42403.17 
:'D

Might have to get a Jess for the van.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.19 In reply to 42403.16 
Are you going to rip it out, or just glue carpet on it? Also, isn't it illegal to block rear windows?
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42403.20 In reply to 42403.19 
Not illegal, no requirement for back windows in the UK. Well, certainly not for vans.
But it's the first vehicle I've had without back windows, so I'm now looking into a rear camera linked to a rear view mirror screen.

The plan at the moment is to use some sort of insulation in the cavities (behind side wall ply), then bubble insulation it (like below), then carpet line. But will possibly make use of the ply somehow. Certainly want a solid base, but don't necessarily need the ply on the sides.



Carpet lining something like this - but maybe not the floor.

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