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Garwood56
 


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Been away and last night had the chance to catch up on your progress. I am really impressed with your attention to detail and nothing beats a bit of yacht vanish 👍 very satisfying. Look forward to more pics.
  
Post #236199114th Feb 2024 7:25 am
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gstuart
 


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Happen to come across a website that provides camper furniture etc , OMG with regards to the prices of the cabinets , etc

https://www.evomotiondesign.co.uk/#

Can see now why so many people make there own Thumbs Up
   
Post #236207915th Feb 2024 8:02 am
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DIY Ace
 


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Thanks, a useful website you've found. Those prices though... Shocked

Opted for some leather-look rubber pulls from B&Q for £6 each. It's coming together now, just need the varnish on the tops to dry and then I'll hope to get it installed later this afternoon (pending weather!).

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2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
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https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
Post #236235418th Feb 2024 11:25 am
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DIY Ace
 


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Phase 1 complete!

I'v put on the worktop, installed the whole thing into the car. Utterly chuffed with it so far. Now I just need to fill it with stuff, I can see a trip to GoOutdoors coming up next weekend Whistle

If you're interested I've put up a short video on YouTube to show you: https://youtube.com/shorts/K-1fi3ZcPvw

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 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
Post #236237918th Feb 2024 3:42 pm
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NewDevon4rmy
 


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Looking very smart Thumbs Up
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Post #236262121st Feb 2024 4:42 pm
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DIY Ace
 


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A little bit of progress this weekend, I have starting preparing for the rear load area. I've removed the plastic mouldings and used them as a template, creating a firmer upright to attach the load bed to.

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 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
Post #23634754th Mar 2024 1:51 pm
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DIY Ace
 


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Another couple of hours of progress today.

Screwed in place the frame for the rear storage cubbies. I'll be putting an 18mm PLY top on it, with cargo rails, to use as a load bed for clothes bags, wolf boxes etc. They'll be space to slide out a drawer from the rear when the boot is open, for my tools. The front cubby will have sliding doors to give access to the cabin - likely I'll keep my laptop and cameras in there with a lock on the sliding doors.

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 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
Post #236455617th Mar 2024 6:11 pm
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gstuart
 


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That looks amazing mate and many thks for sharing the video

Ur so welcome ref the link and indeed eye watering prices , can see why so many campers etc come with a high price tag

Hope u don’t mind me asking but will u fit some fire proofing super-lux sheeting to protect the wood / varnish from any heat plse , or maybe next to a battery to prevent any risk of heat transfer

Out of curiosity if u install LPG bottles inside the landy will u have to fit any vents / alarms etc plse

Apologises if your already going to do that , just find it very interesting , can see it’s really coming along and indeed can really be proud of the progress you’ve made so far

Thks again Bow down Thumbs Up
   
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gstuart
 


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Found some links just in case there useful to u , for the Superlux or Firebrick Fire Board

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185992548836?ca...f6ec2ed18d
   
Post #236457217th Mar 2024 9:30 pm
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DIY Ace
 


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gstuart wrote:
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Hope u don’t mind me asking but will u fit some fire proofing super-lux sheeting to protect the wood / varnish from any heat plse , or maybe next to a battery to prevent any risk of heat transfer Out of curiosity if u install LPG bottles inside the landy will u have to fit any vents / alarms etc plse

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Thks again Bow down Thumbs Up


Cheers Stuart.

For cooking I'm going to be using an all-in-one hob with gas cannister, rather than a separate tank. I'll just store it in the lid of the kitchen unit. It shouldn't need any heat protection on the wood top, but I suppose I could use a Teflon mat or similar if it turns out the wood heats up.

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Regarding batteries I'm going with a simple all-in-one unit again, for ease of taking it into the house when not needed. Something like this which will be plenty powerful enough for a couple of nights of LED lighting and charging my phone and laptop. I'll be rigging up a simple 5v LED circuit that'll provide strip lighting on the ceiling. It'll be powered by normal USB type A plug. The power pack should fit neatly on the floor Under the kitchen unit.

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 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
Post #236457617th Mar 2024 10:02 pm
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gstuart
 


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Apologies as I thought I had replied

That mobile battery bank looks a great idea and indeed then won’t have to mess around with any of the cars wiring so to speak

Not a bad price considering many lithium stand alone batteries are around the same price , ideal as u say hooking up a led light and doing so not effecting ur starter battery

Impressive recharge time of just 70 x mins

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ECOFLOW-Portable-...D5RMJ?th=1

Great idea with regards to a fire mat for the camping stove

Thks again for sharing such an interesting build
  

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Post #236550131st Mar 2024 7:48 am
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gstuart
 


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Plus seeing that electrics reminds me I must try and get round to fitting the solar panel and the renogy kit installed


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DIY Ace
 


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Easter update...

I've had a productive day, managing to cut out a top for the storage area. The underside will perfectly fit an off-the-shelf Really Useful BOX (for tools I expect) and the top piece is hardwood 18mm ply on which I'll mount cargo rails to use as a load bed.

The bed area is where my upper body will be, it's also made of 18mm ply so amply strong enough for my 88kg. It's built to height to meet exactly the level of the folded-down middle row seat (plus 18mm). Next up will be a piece of braced ply to rest on top of that seat, giving me a perfectly flat bed base. I have 100mm dense foam to cut for the mattress.

It's been designed so that the bed base lifts out easily, so that I retain use of the rearmost seat.

I'm almost at the point of the first road test, I have a 92km cycle race on 14th in the New Forest, so I'm hoping to have this ready to camp out the night beforehand. Fingers crossed for a few spare hours over the coming few weekends.

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 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
Post #236553631st Mar 2024 4:32 pm
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Moo
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Not sure of you plans for a kitchen, but thought this was quite neat.

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DIY Ace
 


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Cheers Moo, that's a lovely all-in-one. Thumbs Up
 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
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