completed all the wiring, made a control panel just inside
the right rear door. There is a touchscreen doubledin head
unit with bluetooth so I can play music from my phone. Also
a voltmeter to keep an eye on the voltage so I don't drain
the battery too far, 2 USB connections and a "cigarette
lighter" connection so I can plug in various accesoires.
Also added 4 little round speakers, 4 x 40 Watts is plenty
for me! Then the back of the dividing wall was recovered with
"naaldvilt", some kind of stretchy felt stuff.
insulated the ceiling with Armaflex and started with the wood
paneling. I used quite thin wood(7 mm)so it follows the curves
of the van easily and leaves as much interior space as possible..
Already starting to look a lot better!
out the 2 pics directly above, before and after. After all
the ceiling is what we will be staring at when sleeping in
the van, might as well have a good view. The plan is to do
some rust repairs which will require welding before I do the
leftside sidewall, the right side does not require welding
so I could start with that. The ceiling will get a clearcoat,
the diagonal brace where the spare tire was mounted will be
removed, still plenty of work to be done!
parked outside in the Netherlands, there is no avoiding rust,
so this year we will be replacing the rockers beneath the
front doors, the bottoms of the doors and the bottom of the
sliding door, plus several other small spots, and after that
new paint.. One of the patch panels arrived all crumpled up
but they are sending me a free replacement so no worries!