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Old 07-15-2019, 05:37 PM   #111
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Hmmm... What am I looking at?

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The cargo area of my 2002 T1N, this may help:

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It looks like something from a sci-fi movie. And I love sci-fi.
Whats in all those cupboards? Please tell me they fold out into a full RV stetup. Bed, sink, toilet, etc.
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It looks like something from a sci-fi movie. And I love sci-fi.
Whats in all those cupboards? Please tell me they fold out into a full RV stetup. Bed, sink, toilet, etc.
Drug smuggling?

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Old 07-17-2019, 09:24 PM   #114
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It looks like something from a sci-fi movie. And I love sci-fi.
Whats in all those cupboards? Please tell me they fold out into a full RV stetup. Bed, sink, toilet, etc.
Na no such luck, just tools, jigs & machines (I'm a joiner/maker) the floor space between the two cabinets is 2500mm x 1250mm so i can take 8x4 sheets and my inflatable double bed in there. And with the tool vault up off the floor on accuride runners (237kg at 1520mm extension) i can get 4.2m lengths of timber and counter top materials the full length of the floor

You're right though, looking at it at night it does have a certain 2001: A space odyessy feel to it, more here

The many interiors of my van:

2004 - 2015 - jobbing site joiner

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2015 - 2016 lived in this for a year upcountry

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2016 - 2017 took out the big cabinets and replaced with corrals for tool boxes on right hand side

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2018 too heavy and all on the right hand side

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2019 finally got it how i want it, only took 15 years!

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Final piece of the jigsaw, the curved headliner panel above the sliding door. Nothing more than kerfing 1/4" marine ply to make the shape then backed with epoxy resin and bi-axial cloth to keep the angle of the curve:

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I would be curious as to the weight of all that excellent woodwork.
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Old 07-27-2019, 03:02 PM   #117
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Hi Midwest,

The van (tools and interior) weighs 3170kg, thats an improvement on the previous interior, that weighed in at 750kg alone without the tools, plus this time round the interiors distributed more evenly.

The vault cage (black bit up the front) weighs in at 255kg and the side cabinets weigh in at around 130kg a side that's with the tools.

The plan (when money's available) is to fit uprated leaf springs and upgrade the front shocks to Koni's as the front clearance isn't great. I have Koni's on the back end along with airbags and thats improved the handling no end - doesn't feel like a wobbly jelly going round corners.

Its funny, when i lived in it a few years back for work you didn't have to step up onto the rear step it was pretty much on the floor whereas today you still have to step up plus I'd get asked, "who did the lowering kit for it?", Used to make me laugh that did.

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Old 07-27-2019, 05:14 PM   #118
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Roger,

Changing the front shocks will not change the front ride height!

The spring supports the weight and the shocks control the bounce and rebound (and hopefully prevent the spring from bottoming out as well).

There have been several recent threads on the different front springs available and detailing how to change them.

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Understood. Will look up threads, to be honest its the fact they've done 200k so want to change them out as part of my ongoing maintenance programme although looking at pics from over the years she does appear to be sinking a bit at the front. Don't get be wrong she has the look of a redbull F1 car in terms of rake, sorta arse up - looks pretty cool!

But seeing as i've spent so much time on the back end i feel its time to have a look at the front, will do the wheel bearings at the same time as theres a humming noise coming from the front N/S.

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Heck I just got the code to unlock the radio only to find out I have no Sound now. Nice Job on the Install. Customizing is a personal preference to your needs and what works for you. I like what you did , thanks for taking the time to share. I like Bluetooth and apple products , I also like to find a way to mount and remove my device, and bring it in at night , I like to use it for gps music communication and a scan tool for the van.
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