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Old 11-04-2009, 09:34 PM   #601
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Best way of insulation for a van?
keeping heat in during winter.
I used foil and foam duct insulation from Home Depot.. It's self adhesive and cheap:



Then I glued on outdoor carpet from Costco with spray glue and hot glue:



For the ceiling I glued the carpet to some custom cut pieces of masonite, then screwed them to the ceiling.

Works great, looks good, and was cheap. Like less than $200.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:11 PM   #602
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Nice job Robb, came out clean.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:45 PM   #603
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Nice job Robb, came out clean.
Thanks, it came out better expected to be perfectly honest.

And it works, we've camped in the teens (like below freezing teens). And I'm not gonna say it was warm in there... but it was wasn't too bad.

Gotta order a little heater here right quick, winter's a coming. And the puppy don't like the cold so much. Or the GF for that matter.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:30 PM   #604
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Earlier this week, I saw a VW van configuration I've never seen. It was a 1970-something vintage. It had a tray back behind the drivers seat. Basically a bed without bed sides or a tailgate. I think I've seen those before . But this was a "quarter cab". The tray back continued forward where the passenger seat usually was, so the cab only housed the driver. Was this ever a factory configuration or a one-off custom?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:49 PM   #605
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Here we are cruising Daytona Beach in my 1974 Dodge Tradesman 100. I did the complete custom work on it, inside and out. Great hobby back then.
I was down there, from Upstate NY, for spring break my senior year of high school. Lots and lots of "hippie vans" from up north, all with beautiful paint jobs and most with murals. Idiots were getting buckets of water from the ocean and cleaning the salt spray/grime off their vans. The local news folks were having a ball with it, showing it on the 6pm news.
Anchor person #1: Well Chuck, what do you think about that?
Anchor person #2: Well, Bill, that's a beautiful mural. And I'm betting that it flakes off before they cross out of Georgian and into South Carolina on their way back to Connecticut.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:44 PM   #606
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Thanks, it came out better expected to be perfectly honest.

And it works, we've camped in the teens (like below freezing teens). And I'm not gonna say it was warm in there... but it was wasn't too bad.

Gotta order a little heater here right quick, winter's a coming. And the puppy don't like the cold so much. Or the GF for that matter.
That looks great! I trust it's holding up well?
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:31 PM   #607
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That looks great! I trust it's holding up well?
Yup. Several years later. Tons of camping trips. Other than a worn spot where my handguard rubs on the carpet when I have the KTM in it, it looks great.

P.S. Ordered the heater yesterday, GF happy.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:18 AM   #608
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:25 AM   #609
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It's so nice when I go to lunch, check in and see the Vans! in red. What a treat to see these pics. Mc El, your van job is really nice. Some people pay big bucks for that. You managed to do it for $200. Bet it didn't take that long either. Thanks for show it off.

But do you have any more pics? What other gnarly 4x4 pics can you share? How's the van look when loaded up? What tie down points do you have exposed for bikes to lock down? Do you bring an easy up and camp gear when you go out camping with the bike? If you show this, then others can learn.


Have a great weekend, people!
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:10 AM   #610
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Funny story about this van.

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Old 11-08-2009, 12:12 PM   #611
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It's so nice when I go to lunch, check in and see the Vans! in red. What a treat to see these pics. Mc El, your van job is really nice. Some people pay big bucks for that. You managed to do it for $200. Bet it didn't take that long either. Thanks for show it off.

But do you have any more pics? What other gnarly 4x4 pics can you share? How's the van look when loaded up? What tie down points do you have exposed for bikes to lock down? Do you bring an easy up and camp gear when you go out camping with the bike? If you show this, then others can learn.


Have a great weekend, people!
More photos here... Haven't updated it in a while, but then, I haven't done much in a while.. Just boring things like finally replacing alternators and batteries (November) since they crapped out at Laguna MotoGP (July 4th).
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:05 PM   #612
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I used foil and foam duct insulation from Home Depot.. It's self adhesive and cheap:

For the ceiling I glued the carpet to some custom cut pieces of masonite, then screwed them to the ceiling.

Works great, looks good, and was cheap. Like less than $200.

great!
thank you
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:11 PM   #613
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More photos here... Haven't updated it in a while, but then, I haven't done much in a while.. Just boring things like finally replacing alternators and batteries (November) since they crapped out at Laguna MotoGP (July 4th).
Alternator and the batteries may have crapped out from all the fun you fellas had on top of the hill that year. Looks like a really good time.

Thanks for posting your pics and that shelf unit you built was well done. I'm really, really impressed.

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Old 11-12-2009, 10:06 AM   #614
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I used foil and foam duct insulation from Home Depot.. It's self adhesive and cheap:
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Is it flame retardant?
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:17 AM   #615
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Is it flame retardant?
The carpet is. And I assume tin foil is. Not sure about the foam, but since it's designed for heating ducts, one wod think so.

Of course the wooden shelving unit is probably not.
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