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#1 2019-02-26 23:04:51

colin_ig
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Registered: 2019-01-21
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Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

Hey everyone

Last year I kinda camperize my van on a gipsy style and was not that comfortable.
Using bad wood and an inflatable mattress is not the best option.
Speaking with friends I found that the best wood is the plywood made by populus.
I found a wood warehouse which sells it for a good price (124cmx90cm), 15€.
It has a small water stain, but due that I want to paint and varnish it, it doesn´t really matter.
Actually this van it’ll be just for few months till I’ll get a bigger one, so I don’t wanna invest a lot of money.
First of all, I removed the back seats and measure it carefully. Then I design all the furniture modules.
The worst part was the table, so I had to make a bloody engineering work.
Also got stock cutting the plywood, all the cuts have to be damn straight. With a normal circular saw it’s kinda impossible, so I took a look on Amazon and found a circular saw track.
With it all the cuts are so straight and precise.
Other tools like, self centering jig, router bits, push button lock and so, are from AlieExpress hahahahaha.
Still have to assemble the last two modules, I think tomorrow will be all done. Then next step for the furniture is to sand, paint and varnish.
Next thing is to remove all panels and insulate the entire van.
Also have to think on an interior side surf rack.
These days I might purchase the foam for the bed. 6cm high density and 4cm memory foam. I found a very good deal on a Spanish website, 190cmx130cm cut in 5 pieces for 150€.
In the In the meantime, I also rehydrate all the plastics and remove weird stains.

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#2 2019-02-27 09:47:57

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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

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#3 2019-02-27 09:54:54

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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

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#4 2019-02-27 17:21:29

OAT
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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

You certainly put a lot of thought into it. 

And a lot of work too.  Will the units transfer into the bigger van?

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#5 2019-02-27 21:19:26

colin_ig
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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

OAT wrote:

You certainly put a lot of thought into it. 

And a lot of work too.

Damn, I am kinda sick of this project hahaha, can't wait to finish it.

OAT wrote:

...... Will the units transfer into the bigger van?

No, I'll just sell it like it is. Here in Spain people are getting crazy about campers and vans.

The next one has to be high/big enough coz my gfr wants a shower hahaha. Actually after a surf session in the north of Spain a hot shower is the best thing u can have.

Today I finish all modules. Tomorrow I'll install them to see how it looks.

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#6 2019-03-22 20:33:31

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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

A lil' update
I had to remove the floor to visualise the points I can use to screw the furniture. I was suprised to see that the floor is insulated with few cm of high density of polyurethane foam. I also noticed that bellow of it was full of s*it n dirt.
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So I had to vacuum and clean it.
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This will be the table. Still need to do some things to make it bigger. During the process I drilled my index finger and cut a tenton LOL, so now I can't work.
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Almost done ...
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Next step was, remove everything and insulate. Due that I can't use my left hand my gfr and few of my friends did it for me. I was the manager of the project, drinking beer and giving orders big_smile

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Every time I meet one of my friends I end up buying new things hahaha, a 90Ah extra battery and a 5kW parking heater  big_smile
Removing panels I noticed that on the right side of the van (left hand drive model) there´s a nice place to fit a battery (38cm L x 23cm W x 20cm H) and on the left side, there's a hole with a plastic cover where I could fit the exhaust pipe and the air intake of the heater smile

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Hopefully tomorrow I'll try to sand all units and prepare everything for the painting job.

Can't wait to install the battery and the heater.

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#7 2019-03-26 15:21:29

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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

I also put my leasure battery in that location although to get my big battery in there did have to manipulate the metal above it a bit just, I added a computer chasis fan to the hole in the floor and used as an air vent, I have a Taxi side panel there which has vent holes so it can extract moisture.

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#8 2019-05-07 13:12:52

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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

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#9 2019-05-07 23:22:13

kenbw2
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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

Hey that's a genius place for the battery. I've managed to squeeze my leisure battery next to the starting battery in the engine bay but I'm limited to 75Ah because of space.

I've also put my heater pipes through that handy vent in the corner. Works well.

I love your storage, looks super cosy.


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#10 2019-05-08 13:52:35

vaz2121
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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

kenbw2 wrote:

Hey that's a genius place for the battery. I've managed to squeeze my leisure battery next to the starting battery in the engine bay but I'm limited to 75Ah because of space.

I've also put my heater pipes through that handy vent in the corner. Works well.

I love your storage, looks super cosy.

That's exactly where my battery is also with a few of the electric gubins around the wheel well area

If you can find the build for Tee-Cee's "old van" IIRC he made a raised battery tray and sat it on our drivers side of  inner wing and modified the screen washer filler

It would seem whither LHD or RHD the vans lay out in back is the same....
"Battery tray" and The "Vent box" in the rear left I think is just that to allow pressure difference for shutting doors ETC.... it seems to have become very handy for many to give it multiple uses


{ My batery is a very tight fit It took a little while to find a Leisure battery replacement of right height to fit and even then i had to space it out a little........... The old dud battery turned out to be off a wheel chair}

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#11 2019-05-08 17:30:15

colin_ig
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Re: Trying to camperize my Fiat Scudo (second try)

kenbw2 wrote:

Hey that's a genius place for the battery.

The shity part was that the shop sent me a lil bigger battery and it didn't fit in that place. So now I'm using the table unit.
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kenbw2 wrote:

I've also put my heater pipes through that handy vent in the corner. Works well.

Do you have any pics of it? In the end I had to cancel the order, so no heater yet.

kenbw2 wrote:

I love your storage, looks super cosy.

Thanks a lot

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