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Thread: LWB Sprinter Box Build

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    Zombies can't undo zips so you are safe in a tent. Unless it's an argos tent, then the zip is not zombie finger proof.


    The trouble is, you think you have time.


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    Good to know

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    Awesome​ build, good work ✌

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanwoman84 View Post
    Erm, are zombies repelled by canvas then?
    Possibly, but its more that people who are genuinely afraid of this sort of thing generally prepare for taking to the hills at a moments notice, and invest heavily in tents, special firelighters, spades, and things that boyscouts use for taking stones out of horses hooves. How any of this is supposed to help I'm not sure, but it makes them feel better, plus we get to sell them all kinds of shit!
    Yawn I'm so tired with this big bag of coal on my head...
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    The same kind of people who think that The Walking Dead is a reality series.

    Seriously though its amazing the amount of shit that is for sale on the interweb with descriptions relating to zombie attack...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petew View Post
    Zombies can't undo zips so you are safe in a tent. Unless it's an argos tent, then the zip is not zombie finger proof.
    they are not zombie proof because them zips are impossible to close without ripping the condom thick polyester fabric n stitching

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shroom View Post
    they are not zombie proof because them zips are impossible to close without ripping the condom thick polyester fabric n stitching
    But the zombie only thinks of the zip, they ignore the big gaping hole and try to undo the zip.
    Its a closely guarded secret in the zombie survival community that if you want to zombie proof a room you just tape a length of zip across an open doorway. Theyll spend hours trying to undo it giving you plenty of opportunity to scoop out their brains with a melon baller.
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    i would like to think that if i get zombiefied scooping my brains would need an ice cream scoop at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shroom View Post
    i would like to think that if i get zombiefied scooping my brains would need an ice cream scoop at least
    Easier to use, harder to carry than a melon baller. Amateurs mistake, easily done...
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    You're all insane.

    Anyway. If we can get back to the serious business of van conversion?

    I was having a bit of a think about how to get some high current cable from the alternator to the house battery (which currently is residing at the back of the van pending some metalwork to make a battery carrier underneath), when I discovered the (now mostly removed) tail lift still has the electrics in place - including a 10mm +12 cable from the starter battery to right next to where the house battery is living. Result! So now (until I get the solar panels on) I have a split charge system (2.50 for a 40A relay, running off a defunct cargo light switch on the dash)
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    Shakedown trip

    Had a weekend away in the van, Uffington and Stonehenge.
    *** nothing broke!!! ***
    So that's good.

    Claydon Locks:


    Uffington car park - decided to put some steps together as I was sick of almost-falling-off the step ladder...
    (No, I have no idea why the image is rotated...!?!?!)




    And Stonehenge drove road:


    Now have a month before the next outing, in which it will be solar panels and cupboards!
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    Love it! You flew through it! So jealous! How's it's weight worked out?

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    Latest stuff

    OK, so I had a bit of a rest after Stonehenge. We're off to Snowdon after Easter so I figured I'd best get Delilah finished.... ish....

    So, this weekend's project is, cupboards kitchen worktop and battery box!

    First, here are the steps I built at Uffington, painted:


    And, the solar panel charge thingy, doing its stuff: (yet to bolt the panel to the roof....)


    Here's the cupboards/storage shelves/table (Friday night's work)...:






    And a wee table at the end. Note also the wood store space...


    Again, no idea why images are rotated... ::::? Anyway I don't care. Now is beer time
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    @AidOsh23 the weight seems OK, I weighed a load of stuff and this is what it looks like now:
    (the headline is even with 100 litres of water we're at 3295Kg and within the limit on the front axle for another passenger. Assuming I weighed everything correctly...)
    When I remove the tail lift I'll weigh it too...

    Weighbridge Meaurement 4 March 2017
    With me, Willow, full fuel and panelled back Distance F-B
    CG Calculations 3900 mm
    Front: 1380 Rear Front
    Back: 1420 Starting 1420 1380 Total
    Total: 2800 Actual 1832.8 1462.2 3295 kg
    Available 700 Axle limit 2240 1600 3500 kg
    Leeway 407.2 137.8
    Remaining Weight 205
    Distance Rear Front
    Items to be added: Weight From Rear Moment Moment
    Windows 27 27 -1000 33.92 -6.92
    Doors 51 51 -1000 64.08 -13.08
    Paint Interior 5 5 1200 3.46 1.54 10 litres loses 50% so 5 kg
    Woodburner and flue 53 53 1200 36.69 16.31
    Bed wood 22 22 2000 10.72 11.28 17kg for OSB, 5kg for frame
    Sofa wood 22 22 2000 10.72 11.28
    Mattresses 28 28 2000 13.64 14.36 14kg each
    Solar panel 18 18 0 18.00 0.00 1 panel
    Charge regulator 5 5 0 5.00 0.00 inc various electronics and speakers
    Spare wheel 22 22 -1000 27.64 -5.64
    Water 100litres 105 105 0 105.00 0.00 5kg for 4 containers
    Food and utensils 30 30 -500 33.85 -3.85
    Gas cooker and bottle 12 12 0 12.00 0.00 7kg butane plus frame
    Leisure Battery 75aH 28 28 1200 19.38 8.62 including frame
    Kitchen cupboards 35 35 -500 39.49 -4.49
    Bedding 12 12 2000 5.85 6.15 2 duvets, 4 pillows
    Luggage 40 40 2000 19.49 20.51
    Tech Tat 10 10 -500 11.28 -1.28 Tablet, PC, camera, etc
    Tools 40 40 -500 45.13 -5.13 Socket set, spanners, etc
    Remove tail lift -80 estimate -80 -1400 -108.72 28.72
    Paint Exterior 10 10 1500 6.15 3.85 20 litres paint
    Steps 7.5 7.5 -1000 9.42 -1.92
    Total Items Added 495 412.77 82.23


    I'll take Delilah to the weighbridge in a couple of weeks to check...

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    Kitchen unit

    Right, started putting in a proper kitchen cabinet to replace the old cobbled together thing.
    Plan to use plastic storage containers sliding in the shelves. And a storage area for the mobicool fridge thing.

    Again, WTF is wrong with ImgSafe that it rotates the pics? Stupid stupid stupid...

    ALL the pics are HERE: https://goo.gl/photos/tpALWUKmKHdSw2r39


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    Almost there!

    Last few weeks have been a bit slow.

    But I have done the following:

    Gas bottle holder
    Finished kitchen unit and painted it
    Weekend shakedown trip to Snowdonia
    Stripped out the cab and soundproofed it and cut away the dash to get to the heater matrix so NOW WE HAVE HEAT!!!
    CARPET!!! and Lino! How posh are we? FFS!
    And a new leisure battery, as the old one that I found in the shed died. 130Ah.
    And a fridge!!!! :-o

    Off to the Beltane Bash tonight! Excited!

    Pics (as usual random whether they are straight or not - but hey, it's character forming!)





















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    Battery box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutland Gizz View Post

    Off to the Beltane Bash tonight! Excited!
    Great! see you there!

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