Finishing up the shower in a drawer with one last layer of Poly-Urethane before I go on my trip to the RTR in Quarzsite, Arizona.
Watch all my videos on YouTube! Got a good start with the ceiling insulation of the van and continued work on the oil painting that will brighten up the van. The insulation consists of three layers of 1/2 inch Poly-Iso with an R-value of close to 10. I would prefer a fourth layer that also… Continue reading Ceiling Insulation & Art Work
Watch all my videos on YouTube! Now that the solar panels are installed and roof wiring added, it’s time for the cable gland to lead the MC4 cabling into the interior of the vehicle. While black cable glands are readily available, I ordered the wrong color and had to paint it to remain somewhat stealthy.… Continue reading Installing A Cable Gland
Another last-minute task. This morning I sprayed the stainless steel bolts, that hold the sub-floor in its place, with some undercoating, to prevent future rust. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting all the details and videos. You can find the project at Mod: Insulated Floor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Ow1DfiebA When the first Ford Transit comes off the assembly line, later this year, it will come with a new paint application. The two-wet monocoat process results in a more durable finish at a lower cost. Currently, this highly specialized process can be applied to white vans only, so the other colors and the metallics… Continue reading New paint for Transit
Assembly and Finishing All the parts are now ready for assembly. Now that all the parts are ready, it’s time to glue and clamp everything together. After a couple of hours drying time, the rack gets a final sanding. A quarter is used to indicate the corners at the top of the two side panels. They… Continue reading Magazine Rack (3)
Before continuing with the other side of the van interior, it’s time to put the wall and window above the bed, back together again. Two issues remain: the battery cables and the solar controller cable need to be installed. The other is the decision I have to make, whether to go ahead with batting as… Continue reading Bed, Wall & Window
After my last post, I took a short brake, but now I’m refreshed and at it again. We are in the final stretch of the multi purpose cabinet and next time I hope to have it ready to install in the (cargo) van conversion. Meanwhile, to prevent any noise made by the cooktop cover while… Continue reading Multi-Use Cabinet (8)
Continued today with the side door window frames. First I removed the door lock pin. Followed by the window hinge lock. And finally the screws. The door looks quite bare without its frame. Now I still have to dismantle the frame. The blinds were first. Followed by its… Continue reading Window frame painting (2)
If I had bought a new van, I would have made new wooden window frames, but since the existing frames are still in good order, I have decided to paint them. Last week I bought a spray paint specifically for plastic. Unsure whether it would hold on the frames, I tried it out and the… Continue reading Window frame painting