Originally Posted by MsNomer
My first thought was, ”38 days?? I'm jealous." Then I didn't feel so bad when I saw the corners cut.
Nice plan, though, for one person.
Originally Posted by keeponvaning
A very well documented build for sure BUT, a lot of unessecary errors in construction and lack of understanding about building a conversion van that could very easily been avoided by simply visiting this site of help and ideas.
Good luck to him tho!
OK, Ah so Ouch
I'm a Canuck, so I'll start with an apology and move to I'm sorry.
My apologies for not expressing why I posted the vid and build site and I'm sorry it was not of super duper high-tech quality
I posted the vid and build site cause I was fascinated by the multi/dimensional stories being portrayed.
First, I'm a father of a son of similar age and I am enjoying spending time with him in work life and on various projects, so this vid struck a cord for me. It's so encouraging to see this family supporting their son in what ever direction life will take him....
There are many mistakes bing made as they progressed through the build but, They have set some challenging personal goals both in time and budget. I personally started my day today with fixing several mistakes I'd made on my build. I find that if I keep an open mind I can learn new things every day from some unlikely sources.
I thought their design for a single person based on a short wheel base was super efficient and true to their goals. I particularly liked their recycling of many materials that were about the family house re cabinet doors etc.......
Looks like bill is very comfortable on the tools and has a very well set up shop, got to love that. I particularly liked the simplicity of the pluming being gravity fed from a canister above and below.
And what about the whole back story... F the banks, sold his house to live in a van?
My build is progressing like a Canadian glacier grinding away so very slowly, or is it maybe retreating with global warming
38 days is impressive! not sure if it was 38 days continuos or a total of 38 days, either way its impressive!
I bet the table design will be tossed for something more efficient and less restrictive, maybe a Lagun table bracket: http://svhotwire.com/index.php?route...&product_id=13
Seeing them install the insulation made me itchy just watching; I've spent way to much time with construction insulation in my time to ever consider using it in a confined ever vibrating living space.
Seeing the vid and reading the detailed build site just leaves me with one thing to say to all, Thank you all for taking the time to share your experiences!!