PROJECT VAN: New floor update

Van build: DIY VW T5 conversion

Not the most beautiful of posts I’m afraid, but I’ve had to accept that sharing our van build project to convert a VW T5 panel van into a camper van isn’t always going to be pretty! I’ve got a bit behind with sharing our progress here (check out Algie the van’s instagram feed for more up-to-date reports), but the new floor going down was a landmark moment, so I had to record it.

We don’t want the van to feel too caravan-like (!), so we’re trying to go for options that you wouldn’t necessarily find in a standard camper conversion. The flooring (heavy-duty vinyl from Atrafloor) is the starting point for this. It’s practical and does the job, but offers a hefty helping of character at the same time. It was rather a race to get it down, as we only had a weekend between its delivery and the van going in to have the back seat/rock ‘n’ roll bed fitted, so it was only empty like this for less than 24 hours. I promise I’ll be back to share more with you soon…

Van build: DIY VW T5 conversion

Van build: DIY VW T5 conversion

Van build: DIY VW T5 conversion

Van build: DIY VW T5 conversion

Van build: DIY VW T5 conversion

Van build: DIY VW T5 conversion

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3 Comments

  1. June 23, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    The floor is very pretty 🙂 Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. July 7, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I am waiting to see the final outcome. This van floor is looking very beautiful.

  3. September 26, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    I have a big van also. And I’m starting to transform it step by step.
    It requires lot of time but Love the idea of traveling with it around Europe.
    You floor looks so pretty! 🙂

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