December 2003

New wardrobe for interior

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Today I fitted a Devon conversion wardrobe to the van. The Devon conversion parts we are using for the interior were bought second-hand from a VW enthusiast in Doncaster back in November. They were in fairly good condition, although, as in the case of this wardrobe, needed a little tidying up before they were fit… Read More »New wardrobe for interior

On carpeting a wall

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Feeling buoyant after yesterday’s successful day’s work we attacked the wall project again with vigour. With the insulation already in place, the next step was to trap it behind a sturdy piece of board which would also provide us with a secure surface onto which to mount our delightful carpet.

Let the fun begin!

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With Andy back in the UK for the Christmas holidays, we both feel we can really put in some quality time on the van…

Mock-up interior

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Just time for a quick entry! Here’s how we want the interior to eventually look – we just put the ‘objects’ in place to make sure everything fitted…

Clean slate…

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Today I finished stripping the interior of the van. Andy’s due back from America in two days’ time and with a ‘clean slate’ we can start building an interior that suits our purposes. Having marked all the electrical wires (I know from past experience that it’s a nightmare trying to remember what wires are for… Read More »Clean slate…

The Interior Monologue Begins…

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The inside of Squiffy has been virtually ripped out. She only had a poor home-made conversion before and we decided it simply wasn’t good enough to last us all the way to Sydney.

Squiffy comes home!

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Today I drove Squiffy back to Bedford – our home town – where she will be based until the London2Sydney expedition commences. The journey back from Surrey, where she had been undergoing some minor repairs, was slightly nerve-racking as the engine will actually need a complete overhaul. The engine didn’t sound great on the way… Read More »Squiffy comes home!