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Old 15-07-2010   #31
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Re: Scudo 'it's not just a van' build diary

And here we are again!

Not many pics today, as the weather has been shocking, so I've not quite managed to finish off.

However - I got on with the rear headlining earlier.....

Had to do it in two halves again - will have to 'hide' the join later



More or less done - just awaiting final tidy up



Whilst the back bit was drying nicely, I decided to refit the front. I put some more jute felt under the headlining to finish off the soundproofing/insulation for the cab (no pics of that though)

Sorry about the dodgy first pic - here's the lining fitted on it's own



And here it is with the parcel shelf and the sun visors back in

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looks mad mate well done
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Looking good!
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Looks fantastic - I'd never have the patience to trim everything so neatly!

Does your bargain ikea sofabed have a model name? Not that I'm wanting to be a copycat or anything...

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Looks fantastic - I'd never have the patience to trim everything so neatly!

Does your bargain ikea sofabed have a model name? Not that I'm wanting to be a copycat or anything...

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Sorry Eddie - no idea which one it is. However, the 'one' to look for is the Lycksele - they normally go for about 50-100 on Flea Bay and was what I was really wanting - until this one came up at such a bargain price!
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Today has been another 'rain affected' wash out - but I did manage to get bits done....

First in between the downpours, here's a better look at the complete rear headlining with excess material tidied up. There is a slight join line down the middle, but I've made a covering strip out of some foam sleeping mat, trimmed in the same material...... (not in the pic, as will be fitted last of all)



OK, something else that needs doing is to create 'infills' for every internal panel. The ones that come in ply lining kits tend to be a bit rough - and I know the ones that were fitted to my side loading doors were stupidly oversized, meaning holes were drilled into the frame that I'll need to sort out!

Anyway - thought I'd share a few tips on how you can measure these things up for a nicer fit.

Using paper (I had to tape a load of A4 together, in a Blue Peter stylee), cover the area you want to make an infill for and tape in place :



Now, using a (dirty) finger, simply rub along the edge of the panel to mark your template :



You'll notice the pics are from my back doors - which have recesses where the windows could fit - this method is a bit more tricky on internal panels, but can still be used to good effect and certainly gives you a decent starting point......

One thing to note when doing this, the paper templates you end up with will be slightly oversized as you're taking the mark off the outside of the recess - but trimming a few mm inside the line will cure this!

Now - another tip when marking up ply or hardboard using a PAPER template is that trying to draw around it is a 'mare!

So - instead, just tape a few edges and then use a can of whatever paint is lying around in the garage to dust around the template, leaving you a perfect line to follow when you break out the jigsaw or whatever!



Another tip to remember is that, if you're covering this stuff in material (and why wouldn't you) then make sure to account for the thickness of the material around the edge (as you'll overlap the material when putting it on!)

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loving following your progress mate looks great
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this is gonna be the plush-est scudo ever surely!?!
Loving that material! can't wait to see this thing finished, although that'll be a while me thinks.

Are you gonna leave the outside plain white?
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OK - last update for a while, as I'm back in work Monday.......

Today I've been mostly fiddling with a few bits. First, I managed to blag a roll of thin polystyrene sheet, so decided to scrunch it up and use it as a 'stuffing/loft' type insulation for the box sections inside the van.

No idea if it'll work, but the theory is sound, as there's lots of little air pockets to warm up - and being polystyrene, it won't soak up moisture like rockwool will......

Anyway - basically, if there was an orifice, it got stuffed :







And then I got impatient! I decided to refit the complete rear headlining 'just to see'.

It'll mean more work eventually, as it'll all need pulling out again when I do the sides, but hey - I wanted to see what it looked like.

I solved the issue of the rubbish push in plastic fixings, by using M10 countersunk bolts, which fit just snugly into the oval holes (incidentally - especially for 'Paul in Plymouth' - you can use the same M10 bolts to fix in the rear plastics - saves forking out on those little clips that fit into the holes.......)

So - first pic shows some more 'jute felt' added to the roof - this now means the headlining fits snug against the roof insulation, so should help cut down on rattle and squeeks too!

(Note - after this piccy was taken, I also extended the wire on the courtesy light, as this was previously fitted to the rear side panel - and my headling fitment is in the middle....)



Now the interesting stuff - the complete headlining in place......

You don't get the full picture, as the sides aren't on, but I'm really pretty pleased with how it's turned out

Even the whirly roof thing blends in a treat!









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if your back at work mon you better pull ya fingure out and get th sides finished tomorrow

love the look of it way more than i thought i would keep up the great work mate
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this may sound like a stupid question but do they do a lowering kit for one of these as it would look fantastic on its bum on a set of 17's lol
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this may sound like a stupid question but do they do a lowering kit for one of these as it would look fantastic on its bum on a set of 17's lol
Can get a set of springs

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Was looking at lowering it - but at 140 for even the cheap springs, I don't think I'll bother....

If I do try it, I mikght just get a spare set of springs from a scrapper and cut them to see what the look/feel is like and then makle a decision......

Alloys I've got are only 15s from an Alfa, so I can use the load rated tyres I've already got - going to refurb them Anthracite though....

Don't want to alter it TOO much on the outside - but I've got some vinyl hibiscus flowers coming to cover the bonnet and make a more subtle design around the back doors.......
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Re: Scudo 'it's not just a van' build diary

Not much to report, I'm afraid - busy with a mix of work and uni stuff - but I've sorted out the bonnet and begun to refurb the alloys!

The bonnet is just a collection of Hibiscus flowers in vinyl stuck on to make a 'bonnet wrap' type of thing.....it covers the scatches and dings if nothing else and fits in with the theme of the inside.






I wish I'd got a close up of the alloys before the refurb, but I forgot - so here they are after a very quick rub down.

You can see from the closeup of the worst one that there's some filling to be done - but it's not too bad and most of the surface scratches came out easily during the rubbbiing down.

Some filler, primer, etc and anthracite top coat (suitably laquered) will do the trick just nicely, I reckon.



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i love the bonnet, it makes mine look sane lol

keep up the good work, i love the fact your not scared to be different lol
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