24 08, 2019

Van Build Post 9 – Solar Panel Array: Hinged and Fixed to Roof

2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00

With the weather turning a little nicer, thoughts turned to making a start on the house electrics, to be powered exclusively by the big hot burning ball of fire in the sky. As referenced in previous posts, the roof layout is less than ideal due to the factory fitted skylight location so it was a [...]

Van Build Post 9 – Solar Panel Array: Hinged and Fixed to Roof2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00
19 02, 2018

Van Build Post 8 – Tarting Up: Wheel and Bumper Repaint, New Lights, Reverse Cameras

2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00

A few smaller jobs that are all kind of related but completed months apart are covered in this post. Reversing Cameras First up is fitting a reversing camera. With it being a bigger van than I'm used to, and having no rear windows, I needed to put a reversing camera on so as not to [...]

Van Build Post 8 – Tarting Up: Wheel and Bumper Repaint, New Lights, Reverse Cameras2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00
31 03, 2017

Van Build Post #3 – Fitting Bonded Side Windows

2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00

I agonised long and hard whether to fit side windows, my old van was a full on panel van. Many arguments for (light, views, improved ventilation) and against (reduced insulation, less secure, reduced stealth) but in the end I mostly decided I wanted to enjoy the view if it was raining, so decided fit a [...]

Van Build Post #3 – Fitting Bonded Side Windows2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00
30 03, 2017

Van Build Post #2 – Stripdown, Insulation and Soundproofing begins

2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00

First jobs were to strip out the interior, lose the stuff I don't need, check the condition of the floor and make a start on soundproofing and insulation. Boring stuff, but arguably the most important part of the build. I'll be camping in extremes of temperature, the highs of Southern Europe and the lows of [...]

Van Build Post #2 – Stripdown, Insulation and Soundproofing begins2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00
29 03, 2017

Tintype / Europa Adventure Van Build Post #1 – Introduction

2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00

Here's a lengthy, picture heavy intro to my ongoing Sprinter project... The Van I picked it up last month after some last second bidding on a popular auction site, having viewed and test driven it the week previous and being very impressed. It's a 2001 MWB T1N, 2.1 CDi with an unusually low 160k miles [...]

Tintype / Europa Adventure Van Build Post #1 – Introduction2020-06-06T22:48:39+00:00