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    Quote Originally Posted by KangooPete View Post
    Well done, it looks really good.

    I was wondering about the way you curved the tall cupboard in towards the window. Did you put a back on the cupboard or can you see part of the window from inside the cupboard too?

    I am contemplating a tall cupboard in the back of my Kangoo but am not sure how to deal with the window. Some seem to board it up, but I don't want to do anything permanent. And yet not to use that space, when space is at such a premium, seems wasteful.
    I don't have a pic right now, (I work in Netherlands most weeks ). I'll get a pic when I'm home. I put in a small 100mm tall bulkhead to keep everything solid but otherwise the back is open to the window. I wanted to maximise the hanging space. I put in a hanging rail that fits a standard coathanger. My back windows have a fairly heavy tint but I am considering a black vinyl cover on the outside of the window. I have the vinyl already and its removable if it looks mince....

    In daylight, my windows look BLACK already from the outside, see earlier pics, (even though I can see out fine from the inside).

    Apart from the hanging space, I wanted somewhere hang a TV !
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    I'm loving the way that this looks! It's honestly almost impossible to tell that it's a DIY conversion, it looks genuinely professional! I'm lovin' it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48pop View Post
    I don't have a pic right now, (I work in Netherlands most weeks ). I'll get a pic when I'm home. I put in a small 100mm tall bulkhead to keep everything solid but otherwise the back is open to the window. I wanted to maximise the hanging space. I put in a hanging rail that fits a standard coathanger. My back windows have a fairly heavy tint but I am considering a black vinyl cover on the outside of the window. I have the vinyl already and its removable if it looks mince....

    In daylight, my windows look BLACK already from the outside, see earlier pics, (even though I can see out fine from the inside).

    Apart from the hanging space, I wanted somewhere hang a TV !
    There you go...


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    You've made a brilliantly neat job of this 48pop and it's been lovely watching it take shape.

    Well done

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    Many thanks for the photos of the cupboard and window. How have you attached the unit to the car? Did you drill into the metal car frame or did you find some fixing points before you carpet lined? We too have a car, but as it is basically a day van I am trying not to do major changes to the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KangooPete View Post
    How have you attached the unit to the car?
    Hi, The unit along the passenger side is very solid in its self. It in turn is bolted to the car in a number of hidden places using brackets and M6 rivnuts. Its also attached to the ply floor via pocket hole screws and belt and braces connector blocks !

    THe bed/seat has a welded metal frame and it is screwed down to the floor every 150mm Its going nowhere !

    If needed, it could all come out, but it would take a wee while.....

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    Does the bike fit?.......Yep






    Also got the cushions covered.....Pics to follow

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    Intrigued - what is it you have fitted to the back of the headrest?

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    Coat hanger

    It works fine when there is a space behind the chair, (I'll move it to the Passenger seat now) jacket hangs nicely without creasing......I've always had them in my cars, I used to do 40k miles up and down the great motorways of the UK.....

    Similar to this....
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hangerworl...gAAOSwFnFWCPuD

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    Hi,

    Like the looks of your table storage in the vertical position, can you advise were you bought the supports and toggle? I would like to do the same for my Nissan NV 200 wee camper van.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodach View Post
    Hi,

    Like the looks of your table storage in the vertical position, can you advise were you bought the supports and toggle? I would like to do the same for my Nissan NV 200 wee camper van.

    Cheers,

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    Lots on eBay, search campervan table storage, I used a length of U channel for the bottom bracket, but the kit supplied corners would do just as well

    like this

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Travel-Tab...0AAOSwARZXj31m

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    Thank you for the link.

    B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48pop View Post
    Does the bike fit?.......Yep






    Also got the cushions covered.....Pics to follow
    Do you lash the bike somehow to stop it marking the furniture?

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    yep, I'm making a removable "slot" (like a bike rack) at the front where the wheel will slot into along with some lashing......

    Bike will normally live outside secured to the car, but I like it inside for travel and if the car is left anywhere.

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    Oh wow. That's classy that is

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    thanks !


    I thought denim was appropriate.... fully removable covers.

    Goes out to a double and a small extension gives a full 1800mm......

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    How wide is the bed 48pop. It looks quite big. Is there room at the side door for a small porta potti type loo?

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    34" wide....not really enough space when double is up. The loo lives under the bench, pulls out when needed and can stay out when camping solo...

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