Some great responses folks. I love Arrse (no, not in that way). I spent nearly an hour googling and got nowhere. You guys get results in minutes.
My workplace (at the time 2006ish) had a whole fleet approx 60 vehicles, as I said they were great, however, there wasn't many that didn't have the gearbox issue. IIRC, it starts by losing third gear, the rest soon follow. Absolutely certain there was a modification to combat this, sure it was around 2007.Now you tell me.
That’s interesting, I read online they can be cheaper than a van if re-registered as a camper. Presumably because the assumption is that a camper will only be used occasionally.Check the insurance quotes before you bother. Self constructed campers can be pricey.
It depends on the price. If a 1200x2400mm sheet of the cardboard stuff is that much cheaper I’ll go for it, otherwise ply is the way to go.Triwall corrugated board is produced in a heavy quality material and offers 100% more protection if double-wall board isn't going to be strong enoughwww.breamfoldpackaging.co.uk
Would you not be aswell making it out of 12mm ply? I used to rig my vans out with all sorts of shelving/cupboards just with ply. Bit harder wearing than heavy duty cardboard.
It depends on the price. If a 1200x2400mm sheet of the cardboard stuff is that much cheaper I’ll go for it, otherwise ply is the way to go.
It is used extensively by air movers and air dispatchers for building up air-dropped pallets. Perhaps @Robme can help. One slight warning - it is incredbily inflammable, apparently.
I wasn't aware that you can make underpants out of it. Do him and Bugsy shop in the same place?
That’s a brilliant idea. 15mm polystyrene insulation covered both sides with Formica would be just as good as the cardboard.it used to be called eggbox walling when it was first used din the 1950s, its also why doors are referred to as eggbox.
an option is to make a slim SIP with 3mm ply or laminated hardboard and celotex/styrene.
If you have a fire, won’t that help your van to go up like red phozzed Snatch? With or without you in itChaps, Today I’ve just bought myself a humungous Iveco van to convert into a camper. Although it’s essentially an empty van, a previous owner has kindly fitted a proper camper shower and toilet, a hot water heater, a cold water tank, electric sockets and external 240v hook ups.
I plan to make all the internal furniture and, to save weight, have decided to use this stuff (covered in Formica type stuff) for the non-load bearing bits, (cupboard doors etc).
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It’s a cardboard honeycomb type material and weighs less than a beetle’s bollock. In a previous job it arrived as a packing material in 5ft square sheets and was skipped as worthless to be recycled.
The trouble is I don’t know where to get it (my old employer is 400 miles away now) and I don’t even know what it’s called to be able to carry out a Google search.
Anyone got any idea?
In the Air Despatch world it’s call ‘Dewflight’ (At least that’s how it’s pronounced, I’m assuming it’s not spelt ‘Jewflight’.......). It’s prepared in-house and involves pulling blocks of cardboard open to open the honeycomb, (much like you would open a bell shaped Christmas decoration). Once it’s an open metre squared, honeycomb, the paper is glued either side with PVA glue. It’s bearable for the first couple of hours, then your fingertips are missing and the bone is poking through.