More Van Pictures!

Just a quickie post to show some more updates to the camper van before we head off to Glastonbury.

Its nail bitingly close as to if we can make it there! Yesterday Rob took the van to his mechanic friends workshop, so he could give the engine a final once over, and they found a water leak (I think? – I know nothing about engines!)

It was touch and go weather Rob would be able to drive home from Ashford, so there was no way we would ever be able to drive all the way to Somerset. Luckily Rob and his friend managed to do a temporary patch up, and Rob phoned around and found the engine part he needs (which Volkswagen don’t make anymore) in a local breakers yard.

So we are currently, as we speak (1pm) waiting in for a delivery, so Rob can replace the broken part on our driveway today.

In the mean time here are some pictures from Rob’s iPhone of how things are looking now inside the van, and how things came together.

Rob made new door cards and covered them himself

Rob made new door cards and covered them himself

A cover for the buddy seats foam cushion

A cover for the buddy seats foam cushion

Rob fortunatly/unfortnately is a perfectionist. He wants to redo it. Fussy old fart I say.

Rob is a perfectionist. He wants to redo this. He is a right fussy old fart, I think he did a great job!

A blurry picture of the new door cards and new carpets in the front!

A blurry picture of the new door cards and new carpets in the front!

New curtains and flooring!

New curtains and flooring!

We bought the vinyl flooring from EBay, and Rob cut it to size and stapled it to a piece of plywood. We bought some net curtain rails from Dunelm for cheaps, then cut them to size and hung the curtains, which are secured to the van with hooks, poppers and magnets so they don’t flap about and will hang properly as the walls are at a slight angle.

Another peek

Another peek. That’s the buddy seat BTW, behind the passenger seat.

We must be doing something right as Rob had a bloke approach him and offer to buy the van from him for £3.5K in a petrol station a few days ago. Cheeky sod!

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