Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

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Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Mouse » Wed May 06, 2020 11:01 pm

Hey, so had my Caddy almost a year with the intention of converting into a Day Van/Camper to use primarily for Mountain Bike trips, making slow progress so thought I'd share where I am at with my build and any future developments.

First picture for attention.
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Okay so here we go, Started out by removing the ply shelving, liner kit, floor and bulkhead and gave it a good clean up.
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followed up with some sound deadening and insulation.
I used self adhesive roof flashing as a cheap alternative to deaden the panels and arches, packed all the hollow areas with recycled plastic insulation wool and covered all the bare metal (floor/walls/roof) with ThermaALL bubble foil.

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tbc....

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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Mouse » Fri May 08, 2020 11:25 pm

Part 2;
Built the framework for my bed/storage box and had some panels and metal edging cut to size. the top is hinged and folds out when needed in bed mode. I had an Ikea coffee table that was to be scrapped and turns out the legs were ideal for what I needed, they simply screw in when needed. for storage I currently use 2 Euro boxes that slide in/under the box. I have plans on adding pull out drawers on both ends of the box to replace this.

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Next up I recently carpeted the ply lining, barn door frame and the cut down bulkhead.

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I also used the opportunity while the panels were removed to add some more recycled plastic insulation, a friend of mine suggested using the spray adhesive for this and it worked a treat! (Previously had parcel tape holding it up)

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more to come later.

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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Mouse » Sun May 10, 2020 10:30 pm

Took inspiration from Dunch88's post for an internal door handle for the barn doors https://www.caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic ... 82#p355482

I used the handle from a spare door card I have from upgrading to electric windows and removed the door release cable/mech from a Touran. used an L shaped bracket and bolted to unused threaded hole. Then tapped new threads into an existing hole that when pulled upwards opens the door.
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I then had a friend weld the end of the cable release onto the end of the bolt.
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all fitted and working, I do however need to get a replacement door release handle as I snapped the surround.
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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Mouse » Fri May 22, 2020 10:02 pm

So I've just bought a set of 17" alloys for my caddy. But before I fit them I want to sort the ride height. Don't want to go crazy low, just enough so it doesn't look like a tractor, also will I need a centralising plate?

Currently looking at these, anyone used them? Are they a good purchase or do you recommend another kit? Don't want 5o pay more than £300.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262731281079

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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by M99ABE » Sun May 24, 2020 2:54 pm

Looking good, I’m just about to lower mine, went for a stance kit. Again not wanting to drop it to low just enough to stop it looking like it’s been jacked up I was wondering about the plates also


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