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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:11 am    Post subject: Sweet homebuilt kitchen unit Reply with quote

Found these pics in the gallery. What a beauty. WANT!

Glad he shared the photos but no writeup. I really dig the Orange seat belts and Diamond floor as well. Would love to see more of his work.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice setup!

I trust that picture is backwards - or you're driving on the wrong side of the road! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The label on the Waeco ..cooler? isn't reversed, so it must be an RHD rig.

Cool setup. Wonder where I could get some of those latches...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:40 am    Post subject: latches etc Reply with quote

I'm sure that you'll find whatever latches you want / need here http://www.leevalley.com/en/home/OnlineCatalog.aspx?id=e8fdc23c
latches etc start about page 106
Have fun - lots of other catalogues as well just google Lee Valley. One of my favourite stores/sources.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure gets overwhelming... The kitchen options are endless. I like it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like the frame is made with 8020 stuff:
http://www.8020.net/Quick-Frame-1.asp
I was going to build my cabinet that way too but its a bit more expensive compare to wood frame.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've got the Lee Valley link bookmarked at home already, just haven't had the time to look through it yet. I was hoping someone would recognize them. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was there some reference that suggests this is homebuilt? There are all sorts of companies in the UK that build VW camper conversion parts. Many in the rest of Europe too, but since this van is RHD.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks really nice!

So many ideas! What to do?

I added a link in the weekender kitchen thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xtremjeepn wrote:
Was there some reference that suggests this is homebuilt?


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_search.php?search_author=vw4wd
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

furrylittleotter wrote:
Xtremjeepn wrote:
Was there some reference that suggests this is homebuilt?


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_search.php?search_author=vw4wd


Sweet!
Wish he would do a tutorial..... How did he fasten the panels? I don't see screws..... Glue? Flycut and slipped over the metal splines?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
furrylittleotter wrote:
Xtremjeepn wrote:
Was there some reference that suggests this is homebuilt?


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_search.php?search_author=vw4wd


Sweet!
Wish he would do a tutorial..... How did he fasten the panels? I don't see screws..... Glue? Flycut and slipped over the metal splines?

Dave

the pics show lots of clamping and ratchet straps, so some adhesives involved?
I love it...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

furrylittleotter wrote:
Xtremjeepn wrote:
Was there some reference that suggests this is homebuilt?


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_search.php?search_author=vw4wd


Wink Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Must be Dutch.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a really nice setup. I have found that the weekender with a removable Kitchen is the way to go, why carry all that crap around with you for everyday driving, why not have the extra room to easily carry a load of lumber or furniture when needed. Nice to be able to take it out and under an awning when camping too.

Here is the one I made for my Weekender a couple years ago.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject: kitchen Reply with quote

Kind of makes the old saying..."everything but the kitchen sink!" redundant. Smile

How much would that weigh? I see a chiropractor in the future...hehe.

I see the appeal of having all of that outside, thats why we pack a cooler, take a coleman stove and set up the dining shelter. Smile

The OP unit is really sweet! I didn't find the prices but it looks like nice stuff to work with for sure.

It's what I have enjoyed about this site for the past 6 years...all the great ideas!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
thanks for all the positive comments about my new kitchen unit. It only finally got installed last week. I saved the pictures in preparation for doing a write up but have been distracted for a few days.

To quickly answer some of the questions I picked up in reading this thread - yes, it is RHD - I'm in the UK. The panels are 'glued' in using silicone sealant. If I wanted to remove the unit in future there are only four bolts, two electrical plugs and one gas connections to separate.

I will try and get the write done in the next couple of days.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vw4wd wrote:
Hi Guys,
thanks for all the positive comments about my new kitchen unit. It only finally got installed last week. I saved the pictures in preparation for doing a write up but have been distracted for a few days.

To quickly answer some of the questions I picked up in reading this thread - yes, it is RHD - I'm in the UK. The panels are 'glued' in using silicone sealant. If I wanted to remove the unit in future there are only four bolts, two electrical plugs and one gas connections to separate.

I will try and get the write done in the next couple of days.

Cheers

Garyd


Thanks, we'll be happy to get the write up.
This is a really nice looking and functional kitchen.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xoo00oox wrote:
That is a really nice setup. I have found that the weekender with a removable Kitchen is the way to go, why carry all that crap around with you for everyday driving, why not have the extra room to easily carry a load of lumber or furniture when needed. Nice to be able to take it out and under an awning when camping too.

Here is the one I made for my Weekender a couple years ago.

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http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=479466&highlight=weekender+full+camper

I like that, it is very nicely done and great to be removable like that. Without the jump-seat, you'd also be able to easily move that to the other side for rotation of the passenger seat and easier ingress to the van.

Does it bolt down to the jumpseat location?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluefirefly wrote:
vw4wd wrote:
Hi Guys,
thanks for all the positive comments about my new kitchen unit. It only finally got installed last week. I saved the pictures in preparation for doing a write up but have been distracted for a few days.

To quickly answer some of the questions I picked up in reading this thread - yes, it is RHD - I'm in the UK. The panels are 'glued' in using silicone sealant. If I wanted to remove the unit in future there are only four bolts, two electrical plugs and one gas connections to separate.

I will try and get the write done in the next couple of days.

Cheers

Garyd


Thanks, we'll be happy to get the write up.
This is a really nice looking and functional kitchen.

+1! Applause
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