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Mk1 Multispace, Micro Camper?
#1
Hi there, and welcome to my Berlingo thread, I was given this as an unwanted vehicle by a friend, its clutch has gone.

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Took the badges off the back.

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I hatched a plan to turn it into a micro camper, which will be a little challenging as there is not enough room for me to lie down in the back, more of this later I'm sure. Vague plans...

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For stealth camping I decided the first job would be tinted windows.


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Rigged a 'porch' light up on the inner boot, which works off the factory switch so the two in the rear switch on and off at the same time.

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And a method of releasing the boot, whilst also enabling it to be locked and unlocked from the inside.

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Realised all this was silly on a car with no MOT.

Knew I had broken coils at the front and suspected this rust might hold me back

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And so it proved. It failed on coils, windscreen wipers, a bulb and rust.

And I'm attacking the rust as we speak.

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#2
Welcome & good luck with the project.:thumbsup:
Strawberry flavoured windows  Dodgy
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#3
Luck is what I'll be needing most of, as well as persistence, skill and a sense of humour, I feel.
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#4
Good luck with the work and the conversion it should make a nice micro camper. Have you seen the other conversions on the site?
Are we there yet????? No we fecking ain`t  gggggrrrrrrr
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
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#5
Yeah, seen some pretty cool ones, and there's some on here

http://www.smallmotorhome.co.uk/forum/forum.php

Some useful tips on there, regarding stealth camping and the like.
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#6
What light did you use for your porch light?
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#7
(11-07-2013, 06:31 PM)daz1 Wrote:  What light did you use for your porch light?

Went to a scrap yard, got a spare bootlight from a Berlingo, so same part as standard, split the loom, soldered and shrink wrapped etc. It's my favourite bit of the car!
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(12-07-2013, 12:13 AM)Barnesy Wrote:  
(11-07-2013, 06:31 PM)daz1 Wrote:  What light did you use for your porch light?

Went to a scrap yard, got a spare bootlight from a Berlingo, so same part as standard, split the loom, soldered and shrink wrapped etc. It's my favourite bit of the car!

Cool I already have some spare bootlights may have to have a go at it.
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#9
Passed my re-test. Got a new clutch dropped in, it drives like a transformed vehicle, brilliant!

Going to do some minor cosmetic changes and improve some bits and pieces, then get stuck into the load area.

Wheels first.
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#10
Alright so I started today to build a bit, this is the board which will form the back rest of the seat, it's held with 4 bolts, just needs foam and fabric stapling over the top of it.

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Here's my floor extension, which is boxing in the rear footwells, I have to make a trapdoor and hatch to allow access to use it as storage.

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And I needlessly painted my rusty steel wheels white!!

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