Morning, dear friends!
As many of you know, I'm going to be converting a Citroen C 15 van into a "nano-camper"! I've always really appreciated the pictures and stories people have put up about their conversions so I am hoping that you will enjoy seeing my pictures and hearing my stories too (let's hope they're not horror stories!)
I'm going to be updating my progress on this thread, so please do keep coming back to see how I'm getting along and to post what I am sure will be very helpful comments! This is my first camper conversion and so I may make mistakes along the way but I'm happy to learn from them and excited to find out what I will learn. I'm researching and fitting everything myself... and I'm not exactly an expert! I know there are some beginners on this thread so some of my posts will be written with those people in mind (I know this because I am one of them and I love having a little simple guidance sometimes!). Apologies if some posts are a little 'amateur' for some readers! I appreciate your support all the same.
So... this is my blank canvas. He (I'm pretty sure it is a he) is a 2002 Citroen C 15 Champ D600 that I bought from one of my dad's friends. He's a 1.9 litre diesel and I should get between 40-50mpg (so far I've done 97 miles on a quarter of a tank, about a tenner's worth, so looking good!). Apart from some rust around the bottom corners of the doors he is in pretty good condition. I'm going to grind the rust out and fill it and respray to make him look a bit smarter.
At the moment, the previous owner's number plate is still on the van. That should go on retention soon so he will be back to is xx02 xxx plate.
Meet "Raffi's Van" as I bought him! (Any name suggestions?!)
My project idea is pretty simple. I just want a van that I can sleep in and store my essentials in. I'm going to fit a bed into one side of the van (it'll be smaller than a single bed!) and then see what I can figure out for storage. All I really need are my clothes (don't have many of those!) and a selection of my books (I have far too many of those!). My deadline? October 1st. Two weeks to convert it and start living!