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Post by mikehn on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:08 pm

Hi all
Just about to start on a camper conversion on my Hijet, I've been thinking about doing this for a while but i'm about to bite the bullet and get started. I managed to do a swop for some caravan cushions which will need some cutting/sorting and think I have a two ring gas hob lined up. If anyone has any ideas or dont do this suggestions I'd appreciate it The van is great,1999 and a genuine 27 thousand miles, 1.3 petrol
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Post by scotia on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:53 am

hi i dont know if you have seen this youtube clip it has some nice ideas..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMAO78HLlmE
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Post by singledad on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:59 pm

remember if you build anything behind front seats you need to be able to tilt seats back to check oil water ect,, plz dont ask how i know lol Embarassed 

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Post by Logi on Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:59 pm

singledad wrote:remember if you build anything behind front seats you need to be able to tilt seats back to check oil water ect,, plz dont ask how i know lol Embarassed 

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:17 pm

I hate working on campers, it makes doing work on them more of an arse having to take extra stuff out.
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Post by jamesstanley on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:51 pm

Here's my camper conversion:



EDIT: Camping in the back of a van with only a sleeping bag and a quilt in February is *fucking* cold, if I were doing it again I would take a secondary quilt.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:34 pm

It's OK though as you have beer.
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Post by Logi on Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:55 am

February? You need way more beer Wink
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Post by singledad on Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:30 am

redone now with nothing behind front seats so even rear inspection plate stillaccesable Laughing 

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Post by singledad on Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:08 am

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Post by singledad on Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:15 am

sink and gas bottle under the breakfast junk, door now fitted so can get at gas bottle without lifting the top, storage above you can just see in first photo, behind this unit is a seat with storage under the back rest of seat fits onto to small cupboard which go from seat to about a 6inches across sliding doors then front seats fold down without the head rest to meet this to form bed, try to get pics up soon if its any help

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Post by singledad on Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:18 pm

few more pics, we all like pics![img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]

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Post by jamesstanley on Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:20 pm

Very nice!
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Post by singledad on Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:32 pm

more work to do the bed got to be finnished water pump and container to put in, table and split charging system to go then pretty leds around the top , oh and mains hook up

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Post by Logi on Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:49 pm

I saw a pro conversion that used the front seat area as a bed like that, made more use of the limited room available but I'm buggered if I can find a pic now  scratch 
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Post by singledad on Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:31 pm

just pop headrest off then wind the seats back

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Post by mikehn on Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:18 am

Darn wish I'd waited a bit before starting. Some good ideas there. I stuck a bike rack on the back last week, Then I started cutting my timber, I was going to to put a seat along one side but decided against it (wife said NO) so I am making up a kind of rock n roll seat see pics, I will build a frame at the back the same height as the storage box, see pic, the part with the two hinges goes on top of the box which has two wheels fitted, I can have my ordinary seat and for sleeping I will pull the box forward and the whole lot drop flat (hopefully). I am thinking about painting the timber any one got any suggestions on that.
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Post by ToaseMan on Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:18 pm

jamesstanley wrote:Here's my camper conversion:



EDIT: Camping in the back of a van with only a sleeping bag and a quilt in February is *fucking* cold, if I were doing it again I would take a secondary quilt.
Looks like my type of camper conversion. Though i recon i'd throw a load of covers in with me. (and more than likely a load of other junk thats not important)

Mikehn the rock and roll seat is looking fairly good.
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Post by singledad on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:26 am

looks like that rnr seat will work just fine, i thought about that myself,
going to try to get mine finished (ish) before insurance due hopeing to re registra it as a camper to bring insurance down

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:21 am

Read page 2 and 3 of this http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130102233509/http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/09%20262.pdf
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Post by mikehn on Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:49 pm

Took side doors off today, degreased everything, replaced one bearing, not necessary as old one was perfect. My problem with the doors dragging was old grease that felt like candle wax, everything now smooth.
If anyone out there needs a couple of new bearings let me know.
I need a window winder handle, anyone know where I can go ??
My sink, an extra large dog bowl, cut out hole for standard drain kit, job done.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:58 pm

Love the dog bowl sink!
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Post by jamesstanley on Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:20 pm

Mikehn: I need bearings for the top runner of the left-hand sliding door. Don't know if that's what you've got?
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:53 pm

So simple an idea -- but brilliant !! Well done mikehn.

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Post by Logi on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:16 pm

The sink is excellent, love the idea Smile
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Post by mikehn on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:25 pm

jamesstanley wrote:Mikehn: I need bearings for the top runner of the left-hand sliding door. Don't know if that's what you've got?
Hi James
The bearings that I have are for the middle runner (see pic.) They won't suit the top runner but if you want to do the middle when you are doing the top you are welcome to them.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:28 pm

It is I suppose Logi what you would call the Dogs Bowl - o . Rolling Eyes 

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Post by Logi on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:33 pm

I might have a couple of winder handles to swap for the bearings Wink
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Post by mikehn on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:58 pm

That would be brilliant, if you had one that would get me sorted.
If you send me your address I will get them in the post to you on Monday.
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Post by craig2859 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:54 pm

Loads of ideas here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7g08nwEmyY

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