Van Preparation
We Roller Painted Our Van!!! – Van Conversion

We Roller Painted Our Van!!! – Van Conversion

We never wanted white, we wanted a dark colour van, but when researching vans to buy, black or dark vans were very rare. So, we always had the idea to change the colour, but it was only after we got the van that roller painting occurred to us and it was such a relief to have that flexibility.

Van Build: Thorough Clean

Van Build: Thorough Clean

Before we start drilling holes and insulating, we need a clean canvas to work with. We got the hose, toothbrushes, scourers, soap and a hammer… of course.

Van Build: Sliding Door Step Removal

Van Build: Sliding Door Step Removal

Taking the time to properly clean your van before you cover it all up is advisable. X amount of years of dirt and random stuff can cause a lot of damage over time, so it’s best to do some preventative maintenance. Next up is our Sprinter sliding door side step… let’s see what hidden ‘gems’ it had.

Van Build: Floor Removal

Van Build: Floor Removal

The BANE of all DIY van build conversion – THE FLOOR…
Yes, removing the plywood floor always results in a trip to the hardwear store. Honestly, I swear the bolts holding in this floor are near impossible to remove without a hammer…

Van Build: Strip Out

Van Build: Strip Out

The van build has officially begun! First things first, lets get ourselves a blank, clean canvas. Hopefully we don’t come across any difficult bolts… HA… who are we kidding!

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