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Finished Van Exterior

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Changing the appearance of the outside of the van was considered to be an important task. As inside turned out better than expected it was decided the outside needed to be be improved massively to keep up the appearance but due to a dwindling budget this was causing a fair few headaches. However, as usual a solution presented itself.The…

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The Van Build – Part 2

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Wooden PanellingThe kitchen area, ceiling and rear doors were all covered in wooden panelling to provide a cheap but quality looking finish to the van. This was then oiled with Danish oil to bring out the grain seal the wood. This was another painfully long process, many coats were needed…many, many coats. Either side of the bed I…

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The Van Build – Part 1

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Ok, so here it is. It’s taken me awhile to get this all written out for you, mainly because life has an annoying habit of not always giving us a choice about where to direct our time and attention.  Now those decisions are back in my hands, here are the details on how I turned a run down…

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Introduction To The Van

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So here it is. The van which will serve the purpose of being my mobile living quarters whilst going on adventures. A 2008 Vauxhall Movano, long wheel base, high top. The Van has 110,000 miles on it and drives superbly, largely due to being owned by a mechanic friend who rebuilt the engine. The van had a new MOT…

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Introduction To Rick

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Well I’m hoping you’ve already worked out, this blog is about me and my van. If you haven’t worked that out then frankly there’s little I (or anyone) can do to help you. The short version is that I’ve gone off and bought a van which I’m going to turn it into a mobile…

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