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The vanlife => Van Conversion => Topic started by: Damps on February 22, 2015, 12:03:59 AM

Title: Show me your ride
Post by: Damps on February 22, 2015, 12:03:59 AM
I am currently renovating and converting a 1970's Citroen HY van so that I can travel Europe and enjoy some summers away.

I found this site whilst looking for conversion ideas and have become hooked, so much so that I started my own blog:

http://rustythechickenshed.weebly.com/

Both my blog and my van are a long way off finished but I'd love to see what vans people have and what they have done inside to make it home.
Title: Re: Show me your ride
Post by: Camper Van Travels on February 22, 2015, 01:19:47 AM
My ride is currently non-existent as I'm out of MOT. Been a busy week repairing the old girl and also making some upcycled furniture.

Here she is (Bella):

(http://campervantravels.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Camper-Van-Travels-1-300x225.jpg)
Title: Re: Show me your ride
Post by: djfarmer on March 08, 2015, 01:07:56 PM
I'm from the states. I have been wanting to do something like this. But finding the right van for what I want is the big deal. Right now I am talking to a guy with a 1996 Kenworth with a 26 feet box van. I know it is big but if all goes well it should be a place you can live out of. And the diesel it will run on old cooking oil and I can rebuild the motor with no problems. If I can get this van I will post picks and if not the search will go on. What I want is something like the tiny houses people are building here but as a self contained unit. If anyone is interested look up tumbleweedhouses.com. And being retired with money coming in each month would be a great way to live.
Title: Re: Show me your ride
Post by: Camper Van Travels on March 08, 2015, 05:51:37 PM
Hello DJFArmer

What about an old school bus? I know you can pick those up pretty cheap over there. Or how about an old U-Haul truck?
Title: Re: Show me your ride
Post by: Happy Camper on March 17, 2015, 11:31:27 AM
I'm going to agree with CVT on this for in the USA.  Bus conversions make good sense.
Title: Re: Show me your ride
Post by: Tai-chi wanderer on March 17, 2015, 03:35:26 PM
(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh189/patyogi/P1020688.jpg)

(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh189/patyogi/V2.jpg)

This be mine. Took me about 4 months to convert. Now has done about 8K across Europe.
Title: Re: Show me your ride
Post by: jonathandoornenbal on April 19, 2018, 08:05:25 AM
Here are some pictures for you to get inspiration from:
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(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e1/43/6d/e1436da59f9a02b1d29b1e3b6eaf0dc0.jpg)
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/f1/86/72/f18672a6e97a6aaec031f58e65dfec98.jpg)
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/02/63/67/026367970f5a52ee3bcce4068058097e.jpg)
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c7/ed/b8/c7edb8681e7dd75c4a3399abb03bde80.jpg)
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(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/1a/57/5d/1a575dc7f8e8a1907a36b7bc7d564718.jpg)