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Old 01-29-2014, 02:23 AM   #1
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I have made a album of my Motorhome conversion so far, it is a 2004 316 CDi Longwheel base high roof van. http://www.sprinter-source.com/forum...hp?albumid=215
The Bathroom installation is next, I will keep posting photos as I progress.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
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Tasks done so far:
I have installed a dual din flip screen radio
Installed a Polaris HUD to display speed onto windscreen
Removed center seat
Removed cargo barrier
Installed a Thule side step
Installed a long grab handle in the sliding door step
Installed sound deadening on all flat panels
Installed wood battens between roof struts to fix ceiling onto
Installed two layers of foil bubble wrap insulation throughout the sides, doors and roof of van
Had five tinted windows installed, four of which are sliders with internal fly screens
Removed all existing signage
Buffed entire vehicle except roof
Replaced signage with motorhome type graphics
Installed Fiamma powered roof vent
Installed Airmax vent cover
Installed bed frame with storage pods
Started lining ceiling
Started lining front drivers side wall panels
Installed 15 amp 240 Volt power inlet
Installed new vinyl flooring
Installed passenger grab handle on windscreen post
Installed 2 LED fog lights
Installed house battery box
Altered and installed both driver and passenger seat swivels
I have fabricated the Bathroom walls and hope to install them this weekend.

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looks great and its very inspiring
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Nice one. Where did you mount the 2din radio?
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:53 PM   #5
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Nice one. Where did you mount the 2din radio?
I used one that has the pop up screen , so the radio is actually a single din but the screen is 2 din size and it is just mounted in the normal spot. the screen clears the top of the console no problems and it simply plugged straight into the MB wiring loom nothing to change.
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Interesting,I'm doing a 2005 as well...what is the ceiling material you have used ?
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Hiya Brushtail,
The first thing we removed from our Sprinter was the Thule slide-out step !! It got hung up on quite a few occasions and became inoperable. Even at one stage it scraped just edging off the 'blacktop' onto the road shoulder.
We now used a $20 plastic step- works for us.
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dixie265, I have used a 3mm poly coated plywood in a matt with a embossed pattern from "myplywood" it's nice and light to work with.
http://www.mrplywood.com.au/ have a look at their produces page and go to wall and ceiling products and it is listed as poly plywood. It was about $20 a sheet but they only seem to be in NSW and Qld which doesn't do you any good, sorry.
I suppose you could go to any kitchen cabinetry type plywood supplier over there and they should have something similar.
I also have a light coloured laminated gloss woodgrain ply that I'm using for all the cabinetry that was about $40 a sheet.
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I used one that has the pop up screen , so the radio is actually a single din but the screen is 2 din size and it is just mounted in the normal spot. the screen clears the top of the console no problems and it simply plugged straight into the MB wiring loom nothing to change.
Hi Brushtail,I have been contemplating install a 1din radio with the big screen, but my concern was how it fitted into the radio recess with the screen at different angles.

Does this radio fitted completely into the recess provided, link a standard radio?

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kappy5003 my radio screen comes out then goes up, it fits fine. I don't now how the ones that turn down would go. Mine is just a cheap one from ebay with Bluetooth for my phone and a reversing camera which I haven't fitted yet.
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