NV200: Insulating, lining, and making use of hidden space 13


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This was going to be the toughest lining job – but it was that time….  Most people ply line and which gives a lovely straight edge, but due to wanting to maximise available space, we cant do that.  So, as the pics show, the nearside rear has some tempting holes, but some real nasty 3d internal and external 3 way curves.  Urgh.

As we don’t want to come in further than the pillar to maximise bed space, life gets tough!  We insulated the voids, ran power cable for the USB/12v socket in the lower right hole (in trunking) and for the nearside reading light.  Then built frames for the shelves (bonded) put n cut 7mm foam insulation and taped a vapour barrier, and then put fluffy insulation in the small gaps, so the entire thing is insulated and vapour proof.

Then we carpet lined the wall all the way to the cab, then carpet lined a ply front.  Sounds easier than it was, maybe 4 days work (!!!!!).  No wonder people ply line and keep it straight!  (Made even more difficult as the ply front needs lining externally and a bit internally too (where you put your hands), with nasty curves, and (of course) me not wanting any visible screws or fixings……  Argh

Overall, looks really good, really neat, but again hides a huge multitude of sins.  In places its a bit amaturish but should look good when the bed is made.

(The bottom isn’t finished, cant do this till we do the floor, so its temporary for now)

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