Squiffy’s interior

A comparison…

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I thought it might be a nice idea to give you a few BEFORE and AFTER shots of the van’s interior, so you can see how much has already been done…. BEFORE & AFTER BEFORE & AFTER BEFORE & AFTER

Sundowner Oven

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This is my favourite part of the interior so far (and, in my opinion) the cleverest. We’ve got an old Devon sales brochure (circa late 70s) which depicts the two main Devon conversions – the Moonraker and Sundowner. I’ve thumbnailed a few up for you – check out the best 70s fashions! The main one… Read More »Sundowner Oven

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!