Just Bought A T6 Panelvan - Selfbuilding A Camper - Making Videos To Help Those That Are Interested.

Discussion in 'Camper/Day Van Conversions' started by DubiousEngineering, 14 Apr 2019.

  1. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Everything is purchased with my own money, what I do may not be perfect, but it gives you a good indication of whats involved...

     
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  2. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Part 2 for those that care... includes led day running lights and a sliding swivel seat installation... nice easy jobs...

     
  3. James1000

    James1000 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Useful tip off regarding the seat mount. Can’t find weight anywhere?
     
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  4. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    That seat mount is great, though you couldn’t have anything under the seat which probably rules it out for most of us. Good idea though.
     
  5. James1000

    James1000 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Hi - why does it rule out putting anything under in comparison to non sliding?
     
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  6. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    You can indeed put stuff in the seat. Just need to take it out to undo the big transport bolts, but then you can put it all back in again. Im thinking of making some bespoke boxes so it’s one simple activity.
     
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  7. col661

    col661 New Member

    Do the electrics for the seat need to be plugged in for seat belt warning/heated seat? Curious.
     
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  8. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    ... my Van has no cables into the passenger seat for heating or airbags... the drivers seat does indeed have an airbag cable and connector... that is detailed in my next video coming this weekend...
     
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  9. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I wouldn't be able to put my safe there and I wouldn't fancy having to remove battery, amp or sub to slide the seat. I think the wiring would end up getting damaged
     
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  10. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    My seat is used for storage... the battery is under the drivers seat not the passenger seat. Interesting you have a safe!! :)
     
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  11. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Installing a leisure battery... its a long hard job, euro6 engines have a smart alternator and need a DC-DC charge system... this video explains some of that, but doesn't yet show the ctek install... it may be interesting to those that are converting to a camper... like me!

     
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  12. czmate1999

    czmate1999 Member T6 Pro

    Cracking stuff.
     
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  13. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Your very kind! - I just want to show you how i have tackled this... just in case you want to give it a go too...
     
  14. czmate1999

    czmate1999 Member T6 Pro

    would love to but lack time/patience. in process of sorting a van, then ill need to find a converter. that said your videos would be very useful should i look to tinker :)
     
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  15. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    How about giving a shout out to the forum on one of your vids for those that want to take it a bit further and join a support group? :D :whistle:
     
  16. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Chief Fire Starter. VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Excellent work. I'm sure these videos prove to be very helpful and inspirational to people who aren't quiet as talented or confident in tackling this type of work. Even if not looking to take on a full conversion, these type of videos can offer guidance on how to carryout minor works, which you tackle to achieve the bigger project.
    I for one fall into this category and look forward to your next tutorial. :thumbsup:

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    And I agree with @andys comment. A shout out to the forum would be cool.:cool:
     
  17. James1000

    James1000 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Another good video - what is the end target? And by when? Out of interest
     
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  18. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    @andys @James1000 @Lord Mfwic ... I have just finished carpeting the inside of the van... that was a lot of really hard work. I’ll be putting flooring down today, and hope to install a RIB seat tomorrow... so, new videos to come! ... and yes, I’ll definitely be mentioning the forum in a future video as it has been so helpful and the people have been brilliant at answering questions and guiding me in the right direction... I hope that we will have a camper we can take away on a holiday in a month or two... just in time for summer :). All the best to you guys!
     
  19. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Just recorded a little shoutout video to you guys that I will embed in a future release... thanks for your motivational encouragement!!
     
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  20. DubiousEngineering

    DubiousEngineering Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Latest video - how hard is it ripping out the wood and hardboard panels, then installing all the sound deadening, insulation and finally carpeting... it’s hard!! Believe me...

     
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