My ex British Gas conversion

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Sun May 12, 2019 8:10 pm

Cheers @poopcamp it's getting more and more common, it's the ex British Gas colour.

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Sun May 12, 2019 8:17 pm

A pretty productive day today, although not all good! Fitted the off side sliding door window today, definitely makes it feel more like a car in the back! On the downside I caught the corner of the near side one when I was unpacking it and it shattered into about a million pieces!!! Luckily I'd not started on the bodywork, guess I'll order another one then!ImageImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Sun May 12, 2019 8:20 pm

Also had the interior out, finished sound deadening and thermoroll in the footwells, removed the caddy rubber mats and underlay and fitted some touran carpets and storage bins. Completely changes the feel of it inside!ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Mon May 13, 2019 9:09 pm

Swapped out my interior light for a mk4 golf light with LEDs, not much of a change just more options and a nice colour.Image

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by Lefty49 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:44 am

Balls about the window taken it on the chin though.

Very thorough job mate this will be a lovely van when you finish


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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Tue May 14, 2019 7:07 am

Cheers dude, yeah no other choice. Nobody else was there when the glass smashed so can't even try to blame it on anyone to make me feel better!

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Thu May 23, 2019 9:04 pm

On nights this week so struggled to get time on the van, managed to get the 2nd window in this afternoon though.ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Fri May 24, 2019 6:21 pm

Today's progress seat belt bottom mounts moved, rear floor cleaned, sound deadened, thermorolled, boarded and seats back in.ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by Sean1066 » Fri May 24, 2019 7:20 pm

You are cracking on with this build. Looking good
I see you have a little helper
Ex BG 2011 Caddy maxi CR20 TDI, Remapped to 140,

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https://www.caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic ... 13&t=36851

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 pm

@Sean1066 cheers man, yeah the plan is to be able to use it this summer so I need to get stuff done whenever I've got 1/2 hour free! Yeah he loves it, both kids are well excited to get out and sleep in it!!!

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:27 pm

A bit more progress, cleared all the inside metal work of old rivets, burrs and crap, removed the Jack bracket and boarded the hole, 5mm ply over the rear window/panel then carpeted the offside in one piece. Also cut a new board for above the arch (want access to the wiring for justin). Carpeted that and screwed in place with a hole for my leisure battery wiring. Cut new boards with some snazzy embossing for the rear doors and fitted my interior door handle.ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by Cy Russ » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:54 pm

Looking good, is that veltrim carpet you're using? How did you get it to cover your "Cadventure" and design? Did you just heat it up with a heat gun?

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:27 pm

@Cy Russ cheers man, its 4mm 4 way stretch carpet from megavanmats, fitted the slightly thinner stuff before which does show stuff through better but decided on this for a bit more sound/noise insulation. Glad I did its good stuff. Originally I cut the letters out of the old rear door cards so 3mm but couldn't see it (carpet being 4mm it barely showed) then I stuck them to some 5mm ply and cut again (8mm total), definitely a better result. As for the mountains I decided not to muck about and did them out of 12mm ply! As for sticking, no heat needed, just spray your glue onto your board/design (make sure you get it into any corners) then spray it onto the backside of your carpet. When they feel touch dry stick you carpet onto your board, I used an old/blunt flathead screwdriver to press it right into the corners, makes it stand out more, the 4 way stretch carpet is really good to work with!

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by Cy Russ » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:52 pm

Cheers, I've done my interior of my T25 with the same stuff from megavanmats. I found it fiddly around corners and wondered if you used heat as ive seen YouTube videos with a heat gun but never tried it.
I got completely high when carpeting my pop top though :lol:

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:12 pm

@cy russ oh right never heard of using heat with the carpet, just vinyl and stuff. I don't know if it would be easier or not? Seemed to go on ok with a good dose of glue and some abuse!

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