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Plylining/bulkhead/shelving
#1
Holy Mary Mother of God!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why was I never informed that plylining a berlingo is the most impossible task undertaken by man ever...... I swear it took me 2 days and I wish I had brought it to a pro. Never again. Ill stick with the Plumbing I wont be quitting the day job anytime soon!!!

Anyone else had any terrible experiences with it or is it just me??
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#2
I thought about Ply lining my van but didn't in the end, I did make some ply shelving to go behind the seats and used ply to black out the rear windows. Didn't have any particular trouble doing it. I think if i was going to ply line the whole van I would probably buy a pre cut kit, they are only £135 on ebay. I know just buying the ply and doing it yourself would be cheaper in parts but it would save a lot of faffing around making templates and such.
Sorry it was a frustrating experience, shame you weren't a bit closer I would have given you a hand Smile
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#3
Cheers, haha Dublin is a bit of a spin alright... Ill know for next time!
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#4
I've had an idea... (for my new L1 van eta June 2014)

Instead of ply lining throughout, use 3mm self adhesive foam in back to insulate and protect vehicle body, then utilise the side wall recesses with something like these elasticated mesh pockets[Image: $(KGrHqR,!iwE-l5nSn(-BP3bMrZ2+w~~60_1.JPG].

I'd then board out the floor, leaving access to anchor points & possibly raised a couple of inches to allow under floor storage / tool draws.

Any thoughts from anyone who does know what they're doing please... ?
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#5
Not sure if I know what I'm doing - by virtue of being a licenced and insured tradesman the telly pot-stirring shows would have you believe "definitely not"! The mesh pockets are a great idea - my car came with ply infills between the braces and I had been considering re-using these with rare earth magnets to retain - but the mesh is more practical in may cases.

I was considering using a reflective, self-bonding insulation foam for the roof, it's hard to keep the van warm on a really cold day. This would also dampen the sound of rain or wind a fair bit, and I think the foil skin might be tougher than your underlay proposal.
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(30-05-2014, 11:53 PM)addo Wrote:  .... I was considering using a reflective, self-bonding insulation foam for the roof, it's hard to keep the van warm on a really cold day. This would also dampen the sound of rain or wind a fair bit, and I think the foil skin might be tougher than your underlay proposal.

All the sheets or rolls of self adhesive foam i can find are 3mm, my first hurdle.

2nd how well will it grip,

3rd will the paint underneath react to the adhesive

4th does it peel off easily when i change my mind?

i did google 'reflective, self-bonding insulation foam ' but no joy. Let me know if you find owt please, and i'll keep you posted on the elasticated mesh pocket fit (est. delivery July)

EDIT: Found this 7mm stuff, not self adhesive, but... 3M General Trim Adhesive could do it...

I'll keep you posted.
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#7
Yeah that seems like a good idea, My problem is I have fittings and what not that have a bit of weight in them I needed more sturdy storage, But the raise floor for ladder/tools is an ingenius idea....




(30-05-2014, 11:10 PM)Dip Stick Wrote:  I've had an idea... (for my new L1 van eta June 2014)

Instead of ply lining throughout, use 3mm self adhesive foam in back to insulate and protect vehicle body, then utilise the side wall recesses with something like these elasticated mesh pockets[Image: $(KGrHqR,!iwE-l5nSn(-BP3bMrZ2+w~~60_1.JPG].

I'd then board out the floor, leaving access to anchor points & possibly raised a couple of inches to allow under floor storage / tool draws.

Any thoughts from anyone who does know what they're doing please... ?
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#8
Some of the acoustic foam plates available on the Bay of E can be used for insulation...
(I used 20mm thick foam in the doors of my previous Berlingo. Haven't had the time to install it in my current one, but have the foam ready)
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(08-06-2014, 09:15 PM)Gadgetman Wrote:  Some of the acoustic foam plates available on the Bay of E can be used for insulation...
(I used 20mm thick foam in the doors of my previous Berlingo. Haven't had the time to install it in my current one, but have the foam ready)

I found this self adhesive neoprene (wetsuit material) with thicknesses up to 12mm.

I'm figuring the van box is a cross between a radiator - hot outside, very hot inside, cold outside, etc and an acoustic enhancing Jamaican steel drum.

Intention is a full lining of between 6 and 12mm thick neoprene will minimise the radiator/steel drum problems best and keep the side & roof pockets/recesses open.

Fag packet calculation of about £240 materials to do roof & 2 sides in back. Only a craft knife needed to fit it yourself. (maybe)

I'll keep you posted.
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#10
Good luck.
Haven't tried that material, so I can't say how suitable it is.


I've only done one ide in my Mk. I, yet...
(Driver's side, from B-pillar and all the way back, underneath the windows)
Used 20mm acoustic foam at the same time as I pulled cable to get a 12V and a 230V outlet in the back.
Of ourse, mine's a Multispace, not a van, so I had to remove one of the rear seats to even get to on of the panels...

Not certain what I'm going to do with the roof, though...
(Ragtop... )
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