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Car How To - Automotive Care and Repair. Design Idea & Image Galleries on Dornob (Page 2) DIY Self Build CamperVan Conversion Project. Cargo Van to Camper Van. Original cargo van interior with metal shelving If you are looking for a small, affordable RV, I hope this article detailing how my sister Gail built her camper van will spark your DIY enthusiasm.

Cargo Van to Camper Van

This is not meant as a step-by-step tutorial. It’s intended to show you how she designed a camper that suited her unique travel needs. She wanted a van that she could overnight in without hookups one or two nights on the way to a destination. But once she arrived at her destination, she would plug into shore power. You may well prefer to build yours differently. You can click the photos to enlarge them if you would like to see more detail. Choosing the Cargo Van Gail’s two most important considerations when looking for a The decals give a fun, friendly touch to the van’s utilitarian exterior. suitable used cargo van were inside standing room and an engine in good condition without excessive mileage. Van exterior showing the air conditioner vent that Gail added on the side. The New Floor. Tracking the Pulse of the Tiny World. Mobile Home De Markies: Timeless Modular Travel Camper.

It says something about a design (particularly for a fast-paced mobile house) when someone can look at it three decades later and still marvel at the simple, efficient and effective use of materials and space.

Mobile Home De Markies: Timeless Modular Travel Camper

Created by Dutch designer Eduard Bohtlingk, the name of this classic award-winner means ‘The Awning’ – a fitting description of the fold-down mechanism at the heart of its ingenuity. On the road, it folds up to look like any other camper, but once on site, it deploys to have a footprint three times the size of the main volume, simply by having the walls turn into floors on either side. Add a few pieces of furniture to these auxiliary spaces and they become functional overflow for living and sleeping, while the core functions remain housed in the central area. Cargo Van to Camper Van. Living in a Van: Rustic, Cozy Converted Campers. Living in a van down by the river wouldn’t be a cautionary tale, if all vans looked like these rustic reclaimed campers by Welsh couple Bill and Becky Goddard.

Living in a Van: Rustic, Cozy Converted Campers

The founders of Rustic Campers convert old vans into comfortable living spaces lined with timber from local woodlands. In fact, nearly every detail of each portable tiny home is crafted by Welsh artisans, including stained glass windows, leather furnishings, sheepskins and blankets. A local blacksmith makes the fixtures and fittings, and will even create a custom wood-burning stove. Each camper is entirely unique, designed to suit the needs of the purchaser. They can be fitted with small two-burner stovetops, ovens, refrigerators, sinks, showers and other modern conveniences, and power comes from solar panels. “Because we live and work in the countryside and our lifestyle is such that nature has a very direct influence on what we do,” says Bill Goddard in a press release. 89 turbo mini van! (Click here to go to my personal Home page, with links to all my children's web pages, and my other projects.)

89 turbo mini van!

The Ten Greatest Minivans Of All Time. SExpand Before suburban moms fled to crossovers and SUVs, the minivan was the status symbol of the original MILFs.

The Ten Greatest Minivans Of All Time

Though some may think of these vehicles as slow family haulers, we know better. So, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the minivan, going back to the day the first Dodge Caravan landed in a family's garage, we, along with our commenters, have come up with this, the Jalopnik list of the ten best minivans of all time. Check out the best in sliding-door soccer shuttles below. 10.)

Honda OdysseyP SExpandDespite the epic name, the Honda Odyssey has never suffered from the sort of pretensions which led unlucky Greeks to fits of eye-gouging. 9.) SExpandIn 1991, the Toyota Previa looked like the future driving down the street on its way to soccer practice or a flute recital. 8.) That Came With a Manual Transmission? – Feature.

It’s a given that some vehicles are available with a stick shift: the Chevrolet Corvette, the Porsche Boxster, the BMW M3.

That Came With a Manual Transmission? – Feature

You know, performance cars. But many manufacturers have surprised us by offering row-your-own manual transmissions in stuff you wouldn’t expect, and for that they deserve special recognition. After all, manuals are way more fun and give the driver a greater sense of control. Unless you’re really determined, you can’t eat a hamburger or text your mom while you drive one. And manual-equipped cars often provide better fuel economy than their automatic equivalents. Ye Olde Surprise: Lexus SC300 (1992–97) The SC300 (along with its V-8–powered sibling, the SC400) was Lexus’s first foray into the grand tourer segment—the bummeriffic SC430 being another—and remains one of the company’s most underappreciated models.

Current Surprise: Buick Regal Ye Olde Surprise: BMW X5 (2001–06) Current Surprise: Porsche Cayenne Ye Olde Surprise: Mercedes-Benz 300SL (1990–93)