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Old 11-06-2010   #16
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Re: Scudo 'it's not just a van' build diary

Looking good, interested to see where this is going
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Look what arrived in the post from Hawaii today......

Going to retrim my headlining with this - plus maybe make a cab divider if there's enough left over........

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OK - I spent some of yesterday T-Cutting the van - but no pics, as a clean white van is still just a white van ..... but I'm currently working on some ideas to brighten it up a little on the outside.

However, today I went and collected my E Bay bargain of the year - an Ikea sofa bed in very nice condition - for 4.99!













The mattress stuff is FAR too heavy for my liking, so will be getting replaced with foam at some point, but I'll secure the frame to the bulkhead bit and it's a VERY cheap rock and roll bed solution!

You'll notice I've had to test fit with my interior plastics that I also got off E Bay - a bit more pricey at 60, but far neater than ply lining and will look fine once they've been resprayed.





That's about all for now
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Very nice, this is highly interesting to read

Looks like very nice progress. Keep it up
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Hello - Due a total lack of imagination and the fact that this is a very efficient conversion solution, I am copying what you have done on my Scudo, even down to paying the same price for the interior plastics off a EuroTaxi. Ive put some decent underlay down under the plywood floor and that has made the world of difference to the road noise.

Where can you get the bodywork side of the panel fixings? I have the screws that came with the taxi panels but theres only holes in the metalwork. Is there a Fiat/Pug/Citroen part number that you know of? The panels fit a treat though - very good idea!

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hi,any updates on this ?
cant wait to see if anything been done
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Sorry I've not done much recently - didn't realise so many folk would even be interested...

OK, Paul - the interior fixings you are on about can be seen on the ePER drawings - it shows you the part number, but I've not got round to ordering any yet - perhaps you'd be good enough to let me know how easy they are to get and how much?

And no worries about copying me - immitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that

Anyway - little updates on stuff that I've blagged recently....

It took me a while to source one (fairly) locally - but here's the newly acquired (Euro Taxi) rear roof lining 'test fitted' :





The moulded shape would have been a 'mare to recreate with ply - plus it comes lower on the back two panels, making the ply work that will follow MUCH easier to sort out!

I also couldn't resist these when they came up at a decent price only an hour away! They're only 15s, but it means I can swap the load rated (and very decent condition) tyres on my steelies straight over - once I've refurbed them (not sure what colour yet) :



I reckon they look OK .......



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And a bit more today, seeing as it was sunny!

Got some Vibe components off E Bay a few weeks ago, so I ripped out the standard cassette player () and fitted a spare Goodmans USB head unit for the time being and put the componenents in the doors.

The 6.5" main speaks fit in the OEM place, but the crossovers were too big to be hidden (the drop glass takes a LOT of space in the front door!) and the tweeters only came with the surface mounts, which was OK, as they're big units and space on the door cards is not that plentiful.

They'll do for now at least....

Door card removed (easy) - I lifted the edge of the vapour seal and applied some flashband to help deaden the sound (not shown - you all know what Flashband looks like by now!) :




Crossover fitted in the door card recess :



Woofer and Crossover in place :



'Bodge-it' wiring tidied up :



Speakers all fitted and door card back on :



Sound quality is OK, if a little 'light' but I think that's more to do with the cack head unit and lack of amp than the speakers.

When funds are spare, I'll get a little sub, a better head unit (Bluetooth and USB) and an amp to drive the speakers a little harder, but for now it'll do......
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This is sweet...like the wheels.
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The wheels smarten it upa treat. Looks like the work your doing is having all the time it needs and getting done properly which is nice to see.

I had the 5.25" version of those comps in my 106, amped, they sounded decent enough so the 6.5" should be perfect once amped too.
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BUSY day! It may not seem it from the photos, but I promise you it has been!

Today I decided to make a start on the head lining - both the cab one that was already in the van, and the rear one I got last week from a Euro Taxi.

Now, given that I learned how to trim interiors whilst working at Bentley, I would class myself as 'half decent' at it - but the headlinings in the Scudo have been a nightmare, partly due to the compound curves and partly down to the material.

Anyway - here goes. First off - make good the holes put in by the taxi company :



As the headlining is VERY wide, I had to apply the 1/8" scrim foam in two pieces. For those that don't know, scrim foam is thin sheets of foam backed in material, and it's used to create a thin cushioned backing to the top layer of material. It's used a lot in top end interiors for that touch of extra comfort.......

And a little tip for those not used to using aerosol adhesive - it should look like a spider's web when applied - sprayed on from about 10" away....



Rain interrupted me a lot today - but here's the finished rear headlining with scrim foam applied all over (the join line is visible - but won't be when the job is finished!)



Next up was to scrim the front (cab) head lining - the creases show just what a nightmare this bit was to cover! (Anyone that's seen my work will know that I really DON'T do creases!)



So - with rain holding me up and having had headaches just putting the scrim on, I was going to call it a day........

But I didn't!

Although at numerous points I wish I had!

I decided to crack on applying my genuine Hawaiian sourced material to the cab headlining..... and FOUR HOURS later, this is what I ended up with!





Have to say, it's the trickiest and most time consuming bit of trimming I've ever done....... and whilst far from perfect in my eyes, it's really not too bad at all and looks absolutely stunning in the van! (although you'll need to wait for pics of that, as I want to do the other bit first!)
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looking good! amazing work following this thread closely
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Can't wait to see it in the van!!
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hahahaha mint i love this project looking good mate keep it up lol
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