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Good designs for inside your vehicle

My mechanical overhaul is now complete (and nothing leaks!) so my winter project is to overhaul the inside of my 110. I'm quite happy with the front (I have 3 seats as having passengers is more fun than a cubby box) apart from the leaking sunroof which I guess will be welded over at some stage.

So I'm hunting down pictures of others good designs for the inside of a vehicle (in my case a 110 hardtop). My only real requirement is to be able to sleep inside the vehicle easily and try to retain a double bed sized space inside.

My current design - sleep on top and boxes underneath:


Martin from bigsky-adventures.com said to go up the sides rather than using boxes on the ground as things are much easier to get to. I think in the case of food and clothing this is a good idea as you use these everyday, in the case of food usually 3 or 4 times a day.



So I'm looking at building some cupboards and easy access pouchs up in the dead space of the ceiling as it folds over to the become the side, similiar to this landy I saw at Billing:




Then the decision is to either build a wall with a sliding door between the rear and the cab to provide security, or lowering my sleeping platform by a foot or more and lowering the bulkhead to allow for my big feet to poke through:


Blocking off the rear will provide greater security, make it a little quietier when driving but other than that be in the way all of the time ;-) Any thoughts on this? I like to just pull up and flop in the back with no hassle.

If any of you have good pictures or good websites of these types of designs please could you link to them here?

Any suggestions for what to use to build the cupboards? MDF or Ply etc?

All comments and suggestions welcomed....!

BUT: PLEASE POST YOUR PICTURES IN THIS MESSAGE, not a link to a website etc then we don't have to go clicking around the place.

Gilghana's .pdf document is here:
http://www.roamingyak.org/temp/rear_setups.pdf

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Darrin,
I have a big pdf file (1.4 Mb) of rear set-ups in troopys and defenders. If you want I will mail it to your roamingyak address - but I wanted to check first due to size! Plenty ideas in it from basic to delux! I am currently puzzling the same issue myself for my troopy, funny how such a big vehicle starts to look small when juggling the need to keep some seats plus fridge, battery box etc etc!
For construction I would recommend plywood - Marine grade if possible (waterproof glue and durable timber species) or next best WBP plywood (same glue but usually not so good species). I would stay well away from MDF for a vehicle interior. Go for marine if you can get it. Usually MDF does not like any moisture so could be bad news...
let me know if you want the file,
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Hi Darrin,

Just this week I finished the first version of a web based guide to our landy. You can view it here

Jenny and Ollie's Big Trip

I'm not sure if it will help you specifically or not, but certainly might help others who come here in the future (hello future people).

Have a look anyhow, and if you have some feedback let me know. Still plenty more to add in the future so any constructive critism is welcomed.

Good luck anyhow.

(EDIT: Below - photos put in for Darrin - explanation and more photos on the clickable guide in the URL above)








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Giglhana1, do you think you could forward the same fine onto me. I'm looking at fitting out the inside of my vehicle as well and would be greatful of any design ideas.

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Fittings

Josh: I hope you saw that Darrin put the document link on his post. If anyone is looking for fittings to make interiors (runners for drawer systems, hinges, fixings etc) then Haefele (www.haefele.com) can provide you everything you could need!
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I've found the army Thompson chests really usefull for side storeage - and they're light compared to making a wooden chest. They are also sealed, so nothing gets dusty and water can't get in.
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or usually theres a guy selling them on the ex-mil stand at most of the big shows

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I've found the army Thompson chests really usefull for side storeage - and they're light compared to making a wooden chest. They are also sealed, so nothing gets dusty and water can't get in.
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or usually theres a guy selling them on the ex-mil stand at most of the big shows

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I bought one at the last sodbury show. paid £25 for it. definately worth it. will probably get another to fit in the opposite side of the 110 when its built.
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Ahh, too much faff. There's nowt you can't do with 6 quid and 2 ratchet straps!
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I thought I'd revive this thread as I'm now redoing the inside of my landy and so have been trawling through the insides of others vehicles via their websites.

For those that follow here are some of the different setups I have come across in one easy place. Apologies to those who's pictures I'm posting without permission (email me if not cool). I need to sleep in the back and am looking to redesign the inside of my 110 to be easier to use and more comfortable.

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Further to my earlier post in 2007!... I had similar thoughts about using the vertical space and put ex-mod Thompson chests in either side on the wheelboxes to use the height and give loads of useful storage -

I've taken them out and junked them now! They did provide a decent amount of cupboard space, but they were quite heavy, and took up a lot of space, leaving unusable voids at the back.
I found it a very impractical way of storing kit in the end, and it was difficult getting things in and out, usually involving moving a whole load of stuff out of the car so I could get the door to open. Making a cuppa at a rest stop or fishing something out was a real chore.

It's taken a while, mostly as I don't like buying expensive gear, but Ive finally bought some wolf boxes which do seem to be the most practical way to store stuff and the easiest way to get to it when you need it. I'm also never going to take so much stuff with me ever again.

ref the bed arrangement, I'd had thoughts in the past about making something for the 90 - it should be possible to make a roll-out bed base using aluminium slats - a bit like those fold up camp tables or a roller shutter door? In my 90 I could fold the font seat down, and have it running from the dash, resting on the bulkhead with the feet end resting on the tailgate or a bracket. In the day roll it up and pop it on a roofrack.
I'd probably need a central support nowadays as well, what with the pies...
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Drawers are a lifesaver. I have a Mobile Storage Systems drawer in both my 110 and 90. Well made and robust, I recommend them.

I like my modular Peli system, though 5 Peli cases are a bit heavy.






BTW, the 6T bottle jack doesn't normally live there. I'm a big fan of strapping everything down and bungees don't do the job (said the Vicar...)
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We converted a Disco, rather than a 110 or similar but thought I would show you the piccies of our setup - we didn't have a bed inside (apart from a bed for the dog!)

We pretty much did things the cheap way - made the shelving unit ourselves, the drawers came from IKEA and actually stood up well to 6 months of total disregard for them. We initially did think about storage in the roof space - but with the dog so high up, thought it would impinge on his space to move around. Notwithstanding this, we had plenty of soft sacks rigged up towards the top to hold dirty washing and all manner of things.

Whilst tape and straps were regularly used - our favourite 'fix' came from an inner tyre cut up and used as giant elastic bands!

just in case that doesn't work - link is here (sorry, I'm feeling very inept at IT tonight!) Starting to plan the next trip - GetJealous.com Travel Blogs
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