|This photo shows how poorly insulated my bay|
was. On the cargo floor I just had the original
micro bus rubber mat, and above the engine
there was no insulation what-so-ever... no
wonder I was cold at night.!
|You can in this photo that I have insulated the |
sides of the bus and covered them in 3mm ply
to match the headlining. I have also placed a
sheet of ply over the rear side window which
goes behind the westy wardrobe.
|The next job on the list was to insulate the |
bulkhead. I used the same insulation on
here that I used to insulate the roof before
the ply headlining went in.
|On the floor I used some 6mm carpet underlay|
that I had left over. It is made from numerous
re-cycled bits and provides insulation and
sound deadening properties.
|This was laid all over the floor, over the engine|
and anywhere else that was bare metal.
|Once the bulkhead was fully insulated, this |
was also covered in 3mm ply, and varnished
to match the roof and sides.
|Once all the bare metal was insulated, the |
next job was to lay some ply on the floor. I
put the front of the rock and roll bed in place
so I could measure the ply accurately.
|Once the ply floor had been bolted down, the |
next job was to lay the chequer vinyl flooring
I bought from madmatz. They sell various
styles of vinyl in sizes suitable for a bay window
floor area at a very reasonable price. I also
purchased a 1kg tub of adhesive for the grand
total of £53, and it was next day delivery.
Check out madmatz at:
|What a difference the vinyl makes. Looks very|
clean and smart inside now.
|My good friend Zoe, from House of Dub: |
re-upholstered my westy interior to match my
front seats. Although having a cloth seat with
black piping and vinyl sides was more
expensive than having all vinyl as the original
Westfalia's, I think it looks better. Personally
I find vinyl hot in summer and cold in winter.
|The base of the rear seat, isn't that a|
perfect colour match? Well done to
Zoe for choosing the material.
|Lovely black piping and vinyl sides with a |
lovely green material finish.
|Lovely finish underneath the base of the rear|
|Back section of the rear seat.|
|Rear seat / rock and roll bed fitted and working |
|Buddy seat in position, but I still have to bolt|
it down at some point.
|Rear cushion fitted and fits perfectly. My spare|
wheel is under the front bench seat so Zoe had
to make the rear cushion fit even with the curved
side where the spare wheel normally is.
|Table re-fitted and looking good. Cushions|
compliement the seat colour.
|New interior finished. What a difference the|
upholstery makes. Before I had two pieces of
foam taped together and covered in a blanket
for the seat back and base, and although it
was really comfortable, this just looks so