You might not believe this, but out of all the works done to the van, installing the curtains was the most time consuming process .
The Kangoo has 4 lateral and 1 back windows all in weird, fiddly shapes. Finding a cheap solution to install curtains was a real hassle.
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The bed was the last thing i attempted building as in my mind it was the simpler structure. Well, surprise surprise, once again I was proved wrong. It only took me 2 days to build it but oh dear, how i struggled! As with everything else during the conversion, this was my first attempt building a bed. It’s not perfect but it does the job.
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Another scary step of your van conversion: installing the gas to use for the kitchen.
It i VERY important to plan thoroughly were and how to install your gas bottle and to be aware all of the necessary safety rules. You really don’t want to mess up with gas!
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I must admit, my woodworking skills are not the greatest.
The kitchen was built in a real rush (less than 4days) and I’m not 100% with the result. I thought I would share some pictures anyway to show that even without any experience, you can build a half decent kitchen.
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Once installed the second battery and the split charge relay (more here), my mission was to put the LED lightning on the roof.
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Once the van floor has been fully insulated and ply lined, you are ready to lay the vinyl floor.
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Got your battery? Got your split charge relay kit?
Fab. This is how you can install your split charge relay. Most kits will also come with the instructions so you should already have a ruff idea on what needs to be done.
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When i started working on Pamthevan I had no idea on how electricity worked. Even after finishing the electrical system i still have no clue. But i guess it’s a bit like using a car while not knowing how it exactly works: you know it’s dangerous and you know you have to be careful!
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To carpet the rest of the Kangoo you will need to carpet the pillars (where the seat belt lives) the sides below the windows and the roof above the driving cabin.
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Now that you are done with your insulation, it is time to start carpeting your van. The carpet is also an insulator and sound dampener, but it looks much much nicer than foil bubble wrap! If done properly, the carpet will give your van a finished and homely feel.
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