Monday 6 December 2010

High roof fitted

High roof being fitted, supplied by Leisuredrive.

Friday 12 November 2010

Friday 8 October 2010

New Project

Citroen Relay SWB 2.0 HDI

Sunday 26 September 2010

Final Trip?

Camper was taken out today, maybe our last time out in it, to the Nantwich Food & Drink Festival, where the girls were playing for the Coop Wind Youth band.

We managed to park nearby so went back to the camper for hot chocolate and coffee at the half time was a bit nippy stood out!

Updated advert details

I've updated the for sale details on my website, so it now says:

1998 Citroen Dispatch campervan, 1.9 turbo diesel, taxed to end of September, tested November 2010, power steering, CD player, immobiliser, 5 speed.

Converted last year, 5 seater, rear seat folds down into double bed. Fully insulated, sink, tap, portaloo, big leisure battery, 240v inverter, electric oven/grill, hook up, new towbar.

Odometer not working, but reputedly done about 130k, good starter and runs well, doesn't smoke, gears and clutch good, but 5th gear syncro a bit weak.

Built as day van for going to track/race days (1300kg towing capacity), but priorities have now changed...

I've also taken a video of the inside, not very good quality, it was done on my iphone, and is a bit shaky!
Hopefully the insurance certificate will come in the next couple of days, so I'll be able to put 6 months tax on it. I could do with the van going this week if possible, another project is on the way....

Thursday 23 September 2010

Insurance Renewal

Insurance has been renewed with Insurance Choice, excellent service again and good value at £180 per year. I can also transfer this insurance onto another project and they will give another 3 months build time for another self build. :)

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Ebay Scudo campervan!

They're spreading!
Scudo camper van
Got to £2650, reserve not met

Definitely for sale

I've bitten the bullet and am definitely going to get a bigger van.
Tax runs out at the end of the month
The Dispatch MOT expires in November, but I've now done the CV gaiter and changed the front tyre, which were the only issues that were a concern.
Looking for £1750, but would p/x. Decided that it needs to be high roof FWD, so it's either a Boxer/Relay/Ducato MWB or possible SWB (if there are any high roof ones about) or Movano/Master SWB or MWB.

Sunday 19 September 2010

interior pictures 2

Interior Pictures

Locks, gaiter & 4 sale!

Fitted new locks all round after key stuck in ignition barrel :(
It must one of the few dispatch vans with all locks actually working properly, lol.
I've left the immobiliser on, so the old key fob is still needed to disable it, nice security feature.

The drivers side CV gaiter had split, so I've replaced that, after some cursing...

I've picked up a set of Sedona leather seats, but will probably not fit them, as I'm thinking of selling the van, to move onto another larger project. So, I'd be interested in a swap or p/x for a SWB Relay/Boxer/Ducato, high roof would be nice, for a bit of extra space.

For sale on Preloved.

Monday 13 September 2010

Tuesday 1 June 2010

Captains seats

I've taken out the front bench seat and replaced it with 2 Kia Sedona captains seats. The original bongo seat just wasn't quite wide enough to be comfortable whilst driving, and 3 across the front isn't really feasible.

Tuesday 18 May 2010

New front seats

I've decided to change the front bench seat! It isn't a realistic 3 seat bench, so I've picked up a couple of middle row Kia Sedona captain's seats, with arm rests on both sides :)

Initially I'll put them in fixed, and see how we get on, swivels may come later.

Now to get the brackets made...

Wednesday 10 March 2010

Digital Voltmeter

Digital Voltmeter finally arrived from Hong Kong!

Wired in, just need to make a panel section inside the cupboard to tidy up all the wiring.
The van wouldn't start - the auto sensor must have been set too low, so have adjusted it a bit higher. I need to get a small solar panel just to keep the batteries topped up, the inverter circuitry causes a small drain

Portable gas burner arrived, looks a handy piece of kit and a fire extinguisher just in case.

Sunday 21 February 2010

External work finished

Fitted decals & sprayed bumpers.

Friday 19 February 2010

Towbar fitted.

Wheel trims fitted.

Started putting graphics on, until snow stopped play :(

Monday 8 February 2010

Flooring and trimming finished

Various pictures showing the "marble" effect flooring

Some more detailed pictures of inside kitchen unit. Fresh and waste water bottle now connected up. I will put in a bit more panelling to tidy it up :)

Rear view of double bed made up from middle row of seats and rear bench. Demensions are about 6' 6" by 3' 6", so OK as a small double.

Seating set up for 6, with 2 full three point and 1 lap in both the front and middle.

The middle seats can be pushed forward and folded down and the front seats inclined to give a rear facing bench. When middle seats are fully forward they can be reclined fully back to make up the bed.