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Insulating/Carpeting my van #4
#1
(Final one - apologies if this is long winded!)

Once the adhesive had dried I screwed the carpeted panels into place and fiddled with the light fitting until it eventually went back in. Annoyingly the larger panels that came with the van weren't quite the right size hence the gaps by the doors - should have double checked at the time but not the end of the world! I marked where the bolt holes were for the door latches etc. before attaching the carpet and trimmed any excess off before putting the seals back on. Job done, for now.

                   

It's a lot quieter to drive now and I've since built a folding bed type set up with scrap timber and a piece of ply, I'll take some pictures when its not hooning down with rain?

So I used 5m x 1.35m if acoustic 4 way stretch carpet, 5 cans of high temp adhesive and maybe 10m of insulation? Oh and some 3mm ply and a packet of self tapping stainless screws.

Thank you for having a read - hope it might be of some use! Cheers
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#2
A nice job done !!!!!!! Well done you ...................... A lot of work too .
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#3
Hello!

Thank you very much - really appreciate it! Yep, it took a while to get it done!
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#4
Should be a touch warmer in the winter for you too ....

I reckon you will have inspired a few here to do the same job with your step by step photographs.

Low budget it my be but it certainly looks good !

What sort of costs are involved ?? Which acoustic carpet did you use ? Self adhesive foil ?
I could do with doing similar to my van, I have been looking to change to a car version but haven't seen the one I want so have put that on the back burner for a while.
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#5
Yeah - it's definitely warmer...winter surf trips aren't quite as brutal!

Cost wise I bought the acoustic carpet off ebay (it was 35 quid for 5m x 1.35m and three cans of high temp adhesive as a kit from a seller called vanliningtrimuk). Its the four way stretch stuff which makes it much easier to wrap around the wheel arches etc. Its anthracite in colour. The foil I used wasn't self adhesive but used maybe another couple of cans of trimfix adhesive (about a fiver a can I think?). I got the roll of foil on gumtree secondhand - think the guy had used what he needed but I don't think its very expensive from BQ etc? Probably used about 10m? The trimfix stuff seemed to allow me to readjust the material before it went off properly, so might be easier to use than the self adhesive foil??
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#6
nice idea putting the bolts through the rubber door mechanism covers, i removed mine when carpeting and just have the carpet cut flush but might follow your lead. if i can find the rubber bits again!

mine is remarkably similar, I use it as my daily driver but have it carpetted and insulated for sleeping in when I get a chance to get away.. what wil you be using this for?
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#7
I use 50cm x 20cm self adhesive bitumen sound deadening sheets to help sound deaden the rear panels in my van. I buy them from "Motosave" (a Northern car accessory shop chain). I first stick these to the panels, then screw my ply lining panels over them. I also glue thin rubber sound deadening flooring underlay (available from B&Q) to the rear of my ply lining panels. My van is now as car-like soundwise, as I think that I can make it. Nice work above though.
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(12-02-2016, 10:05 PM)miccheck1516 Wrote:  nice idea putting the bolts through the rubber door mechanism covers, i removed mine when carpeting and just have the carpet cut flush but might follow your lead. if i can find the rubber bits again!

mine is remarkably similar, I use it as my daily driver but have it carpetted and insulated for sleeping in when I get a chance to get away.. what wil you be using this for?

Hello,

Cheers...much appreciated. Yeah, same here. The plan is also to be able to get away in it but still use it as a van when I need to move stuff around - the bed platform set up I've been tinkering with can all come out if I need the space. The main aim is a surf van/mobile escape pod Smile, recently put straps up inside so boards can fit above my head, had a mate's 7'8" board in too today - deceptive amount of space in these vans!

Cheers,
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(15-02-2016, 03:28 PM)CourierJim Wrote:  I use 50cm x 20cm self adhesive bitumen sound deadening sheets to help sound deaden the rear panels in my van. I buy them from "Motosave" (a Northern car accessory shop chain). I first stick these to the panels, then screw my ply lining panels over them. I also glue thin rubber sound deadening flooring underlay (available from B&Q) to the rear of my ply lining panels. My van is now as car-like soundwise, as I think that I can make it. Nice work above though.

The rubber sound deadening underlay is a really good idea - thanks for having a look, cheers,
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(15-02-2016, 08:09 PM)countryside Wrote:  
(15-02-2016, 03:28 PM)CourierJim Wrote:  I use 50cm x 20cm self adhesive bitumen sound deadening sheets to help sound deaden the rear panels in my van. I buy them from "Motosave" (a Northern car accessory shop chain). I first stick these to the panels, then screw my ply lining panels over them. I also glue thin rubber sound deadening flooring underlay (available from B&Q) to the rear of my ply lining panels. My van is now as car-like soundwise, as I think that I can make it. Nice work above though.

The rubber sound deadening underlay is a really good idea - thanks for having a look, cheers,


I bought laminate flooring underlay from B&Q that had silver foil on one side of the rubbery material ... which, as a side benefit, also help heat regulation in the back of the van.
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