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#1 Northerner

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

Finally finished my van conversion to the point where I can use it! Literally just finished it, cleaned it, and filled the water tank ready to go on its maiden voyage tomorrow!

It's a Vauxhall Movano LWB high roof that I got from the NHS. They used it as patient transport so tootled about rather than thrashed like an emergency one. Automatic and only 81k miles, drives like a dream.

It's bright yellow so embraced a bit of colour in the decor. Never done one before so hope you like it! :-)

More than likely gonna go to the impending uk meet in it so I can roll with a few boxes in hand!

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#2 stevenrob

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:25 AM

This van is an KA (Renault french brand)  Very cool !



#3 samovar

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:34 AM

What a stunning transformation! Great job as usual Si! :-)



#4 Hisrudeness

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

Looks good Simon. Are you keeping the colour?

#5 1986GLH

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

Nice job!

#6 MyOhMy

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:08 PM

Excellent job, it looks very cosy indeed. :hooray:   Have you taken any pics of the storage areas?  I'd be nice to see all those little boombox hideaways.  :yes:  :thumbsup:



#7 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:15 PM

That's a mean bus dude :yes:



#8 Northerner

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:56 PM

What a stunning transformation! Great job as usual Si! :-)

Thanks Sal :-)

Looks good Simon. Are you keeping the colour?

Yep. It's a marmite colour...you either love it or you hate it...I love it. Better than boring old white :-)

Nice job!

Thanks! :-)

Excellent job, it looks very cosy indeed. :hooray: Have you taken any pics of the storage areas? I'd be nice to see all those little boombox hideaways. :yes: :thumbsup:

There's storage for a mini next to the chair, there's a tv/DVD stored there too. I could fit loads of them under the bed or in the huge boot :-)

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Mobile boom room. Very nice job sir!!!👍👍

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:30 PM

Nice job!! In Australia, aging emergency ambulances are retired for patient transport purposes.

It's cool your van was never used for emergency use.

I think your dog likes it too. :-)

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:14 AM

Mobile boom room. Very nice job sir!!!👍👍

Got full hook up and leisure battery so whatever I'm doing I can run a boombox or ten :-)

Nice job!! In Australia, aging emergency ambulances are retired for patient transport purposes.

It's cool your van was never used for emergency use.

I think your dog likes it too. :-)

Yeh no hairing round at mad speed dodging traffic for this one thank goodness. The dog loves it because it has a sofa so feels like home for him :-)

#12 stereomad

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:06 AM

Top job si......id be off in it somewhere this weekend dude

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:51 AM

Wow! That is so cool! 



#14 Northerner

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:35 AM

Top job si......id be off in it somewhere this weekend dude

Thanks Lee. I'm off in it right now. I'm at Staithes near Whitby enjoying the sea air. Kettle is on for a brew then we're off to the beach with the dog :-)

Wow! That is so cool!

Thanks :-)

#15 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:07 AM

So I guess your bringing all your radios?



#16 Northerner

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:35 PM

So I guess your bringing all your radios?

Not sure they'll fit lol...I guess if I stack em and fill it there'd be space. Not sure how I'd sleep it in tho. Think I'll leave the jukeboxes behind tho

#17 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:36 PM

 

So I guess your bringing all your radios?

Not sure they'll fit lol...I guess if I stack em and fill it there'd be space. Not sure how I'd sleep it in tho. Think I'll leave the jukeboxes behind tho

 

 

Yeah, but think about sleeping in there surrounded by all those blasters  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool: only thing better would be dying in a naked girl avalanche  :-P



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:26 PM

If you have a repair bench and tools on board it could be like a boombox ambulance :w00t:



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:28 PM

If you have a repair bench and tools on board it could be like a boombox ambulance :w00t:

 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:57 PM


 


 


I love it. You put effort on every thing you get to fix Si but in the end it pays off.

From Bboxes to boomrooms to Vans your work is simply amazing. :-)

I dont know why but this van reminds me of the van scene from '' 24 Hour Party People '' movie

after Chris's comment.  :-D cant post the youtube video ofcourse @!

 

Yeah, but think about sleeping in there surrounded by all those blasters  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool: only thing better would be dying in a naked girl avalanche  :-P

 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:28 PM

Nice Boombus! Im sure the UK meet will be an awesome event. Cant wait to see how it all turns out...

#22 Nickeccles

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:19 PM

Superb Result Si!!

 

Needs a killer Bluetooth car stereo - we can sit & chill & the meet & pipe our tunes from smartphones etc :yes: 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:32 PM

Very cool.
I picture it with a "Sony Sports" logo from the yellow boombox/walkman line. Lol

#24 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:37 AM

Nice Boombus! Im sure the UK meet will be an awesome event. Cant wait to see how it all turns out...

 

BOOMBUS!!!!!!!! That is awesome! 

 

Very cool.
I picture it with a "Sony Sports" logo from the yellow boombox/walkman line. Lol

 

Totally  :thumbsup:



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

Thanks fellas. Just got back from its first night out at the seaside and it frickin rocked...totally loved it and really didn't want to come home, just wanted to keep going

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:36 AM

on the road, Sal (Paradise) style :cool:



#27 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:23 PM

Thanks fellas. Just got back from its first night out at the seaside and it frickin rocked...totally loved it and really didn't want to come home, just wanted to keep going

 

I know that feeling so well, you get your rig set up, breathing the outside air, a few cold ones. Why would you go back???? (Oh yeah, LIFE)

 

Looking forward to seeing this machine in person!



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:02 PM

My dream is to own a sweet rv and drive across country. Looks awesome!.

#29 Northerner

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:24 AM

My dream is to own a sweet rv and drive across country. Looks awesome!.

I've wanted one forever but never had enough spare money to get one...bought this the very minute I did...the money hit my account one day and I bought the van the very next day lol

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:42 AM

 

My dream is to own a sweet rv and drive across country. Looks awesome!.

I've wanted one forever but never had enough spare money to get one...bought this the very minute I did...the money hit my account one day and I bought the van the very next day lol

 

 

Impulse buys are the BEST!  :-P