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#1 2013-09-23 10:17:57

Tiree
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Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

Here are some sites showing details of some Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions.

It's always good to see photos of peoples' hard work for inspiration and just plain envy!

So feel free to add any you come across ..

http://cornishben.smugmug.com/General/T … /i-ZJfspJh

http://citroendispatchcampervanconversi … pot.co.uk/

http://www.campervanlife.com/peugeot-ex … conversion

https://plus.google.com/photos/10387534 … 3334162065


2006 Citroen Dispatch 2.0HDi bought in July 2013 - Partial camper conversion ........

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#2 2013-09-23 11:24:44

meredith
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#3 2013-09-23 15:02:50

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"Redneck Conversion"

This guy's bloody hilarious!

JS

Last edited by jeffSizzler (2013-09-24 15:43:02)


On my second Citroen Dispatch - 2005 - Long way to go ... !

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#4 2014-07-11 12:24:46

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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

It is also worth googling    Jumpy cama/ scudo cama and expert  plus do the same with Evasion. 806,  ulysee
you will probably end  up a furgovw site(a great spanish site) which caters for all  types of van conversions
there  is some  really good ideas on there

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#5 2014-07-15 14:40:58

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Great shout Monkeynut - a lot of good stuff there!


On my second Citroen Dispatch - 2005 - Long way to go ... !

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#6 2014-07-17 12:09:56

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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

here's another guy well worth a watch - The Scudo Camper - he's got a pile of vids about his Scudo, how he converted it to a camper and what he does with it etc. even some repair techniques.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_-Dnl … jVQO3IymSA

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#7 2015-03-14 16:18:19

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#8 2015-09-21 11:16:07

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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

Hello everybody - been thinking about getting a smallish campervan for ages and the original shape Jumpy / Expert etc certainly ticks all the boxes. I have found a coach-built model which I'm going to pick up next week which has a lifting roof and an entirely fold-away kitchen unit and compressor fridge. These appear to be quite rare and as a result seem to trade at a bit of a premium. I fear that the base vehicle may be an absolute dog hence I have spent a long time on here looking at the maintenance manuals so kindly shared by the more expert users. I leave you with pictures I have come across during my research and another youtube vid that wasn't already on here. Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z5PAXy6tIM
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#9 2015-09-23 11:51:51

Tiree
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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

Welcome Jezdrake & ta for the photos.

Make sure you come back and tell us how you get on picking up the new camper!


2006 Citroen Dispatch 2.0HDi bought in July 2013 - Partial camper conversion ........

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#10 2015-09-25 12:35:17

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Hi.... That's a neat van ... Looking forward to photos and seeing your van

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#11 2015-12-14 18:00:48

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Heeeere's "Betsy"

Happy to report that having bought her from a dealer registered for export paperwork, they had already done an MOT style check on brakes, tyres, headlights etc. This means that once I had got the van UK side it passed an MoT with flying colours. Have since chosen to bite the bullet and change the timing belt at a main dealer, as she came with no service history. Also had her re-upholstered here and sort of invented a dog-guard type thing to prevent the family pet from ruining the expensive handywork. Also just purchased a table leg from zwaardvis which appears to be a bit cheaper than the Reimo standard. Just waiting for final clearance from the DVLA and when that happens I'll stick my copy of the tiresome registration document on here for anybody who plans to do the same thing.

A bit of history - this van was kitted out and lowered professionally by a company called Burow Mobil in Germany. Although they confirm that they built my camper, it has the livery of another now well-established German company called La Strada Vans - perhaps part of a short-lived joint venture? Burow did two versions called a Velix (based on the Jumpy/Dispatch) and the Alibi (based on the Expert). From what I can gather, the Velix was kitted out with a gas tank, trumatic gas heater, two-hob burner. The Alibi had the diesel cooker and no gas tank.

Pics and technical data is still on their website here Burow Mobile History

Anyway - a couple of pics

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#12 2016-01-02 14:40:54

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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

That's a really interesting van you've got, I like how it's - the same but different - slant taken abroad to building a camper van, I notice it's only got one sliding door and is that a Euro style exchange gas bottle.
Which brings me too, Was there a particular desire to have a LHD van for almost exclusive use abroad or just where your search took you  and I think the colour scheme options on the "Alibi version" is absolutely fantastic, I know I said I like a van to be unassuming and blend in - have a stealth factor,  I really don't know if I could resist the dazzle camouflage  cool and the look on my partners face..... angel

How do you find the pop top, Best thing since sliced bread or take it or leave it ?

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#13 2016-01-04 19:00:07

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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

Did someone say dazzle camouflage?

Mock-up of course .. but always tempting!!!

dazzle-dispatch.jpg


2006 Citroen Dispatch 2.0HDi bought in July 2013 - Partial camper conversion ........

DSC_0360-1.jpg

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#14 2016-01-04 20:24:09

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vaz2121 wrote:

That's a really interesting van you've got, I like how it's - the same but different - slant taken abroad to building a camper van, I notice it's only got one sliding door and is that a Euro style exchange gas bottle.
Which brings me too, Was there a particular desire to have a LHD van for almost exclusive use abroad or just where your search took you  and I think the colour scheme options on the "Alibi version" is absolutely fantastic, I know I said I like a van to be unassuming and blend in - have a stealth factor,  I really don't know if I could resist the dazzle camouflage  cool and the look on my partners face..... angel

How do you find the pop top, Best thing since sliced bread or take it or leave it ?

Having the gas checked by next week - I have no desire to fiddle with it myself. I was told by a friend who owns a German coach built camper that it appears to be a euro gas fitting. Left hand drive is not really an issue - although the idea is to use it on the continent mainly. Pop top is ideal as there are three of us and a dog! Outer and inner struts are all still working fine. Canvas is showing it's age a bit but there is no rot on the fibreglass shell or the tent itself. Have put a new timing belt on, expect to fit a new clutch cable shortly as gears are a bit Sticky. A friend tested the electrics on Saturday off the mains using a multimeter - nothing caught fire (which was heartening!), and was able to diagnose that the only thing requiring replacement was the fresh water pump. The 18 yo compressor frdge still works a treat - it would appear that in testing a single battery system we may have fried the alternator - I am currently sat broken-down with the battery light on and the pas not willing to play ball.......fingers crossed!

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#15 2016-01-05 01:09:45

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I'm quite surprised that it doesn't have a second split charge Battery, Mine has one and I'm still a little paranoid in the morning that she'll start ... touch wood hasn't fail yet , I think that harks back to running the night heater in my truck in winter and it wouldn't always start in the morning even though it had two big Batteries but in series not split.
Check the gear linkage as well as it's cable operated and they do get a little vague...  I have a couple of friends who have these as work vans .. one has about 150,000 mls and gets a bit of abuse as a builders van and has as good a gear change as any cable change I've driven... The other about 110,000 and light work, absolutely terrible gear change but it did have a clutch fitted and broke the cables soon after .. I think it may be the routing of the cable, A bit of lubrication could go a long way too .. it was never that great a change ..but dreadful now  No idea if there adjustable...

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#16 2016-01-08 02:09:08

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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

Tiree wrote:

Did someone say dazzle camouflage?

Mock-up of course .. but always tempting!!!

http://dispatchexpertscudo.org.uk/forum … spatch.jpg



I could be tempted with something along those lines, makes a change from the Matt black ETC,.. rat look or the obvious green camo

what program did you use to mock it up?

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#17 2016-01-08 17:41:11

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It was Photoshop - quite fiddly though!


2006 Citroen Dispatch 2.0HDi bought in July 2013 - Partial camper conversion ........

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#18 2017-09-24 20:19:24

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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

Here's some pics of mine: http://wookware.org/pics/van/index.html
I should put some more up sometime.

The conversion was done in 2003, and I did an engine-swap in 2005 when the original NA engine dropped a swirl chamber. I put a turbo in instead which has proved to be a major improvement. It was quite a faff (5 weekend job, in January!). The van is 20 years old now so getting a little tired but still very reliable.

Just discovered this forum, which is very handy. I've hung around on frenchcarforum before but because it's arranged by brand it's not ideal for expert/scudo/jumpy/dispatch queries which are usually brand-independent.

I've got quite a lot of experience fettling this van so hope I can be of some use here.


1997 Expert self-built camper

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#19 2017-10-17 18:38:20

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Re: Links to Dispatch | Expert | Scudo camper conversions

Nice van  smile   Ive not seen one of these before, love it though, and very envious of that poptop roof too lol

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