Wohoo! Within 3 months, the van is now fully functional and fully usable. The only outstanding bits are some cupboard doors, another drawer, some shelving, boxing and final trimming. But, pretty much 3 months to the day……!
So the bed frame was made by Rusty Lee (see http://www.doyourdream.co.uk/2016/05/nv200-seat-and-bed-rusty-lee-rock-roll/ ) – and we are more than happy with it. We then made the bed boards http://www.doyourdream.co.uk/2016/05/nv200-making-bed-boards/ and gave them to a customer/friend/neighbour (Pete @ SW Auto Trimming ) to upholster.
The boards are back, made to our design, and are fixed to the frame which hinges around them so no cushion crushing. The fabric is VW automotive fabric so should be hard wearing.
The bed/seat is the most critical part of the van, so thank to Rusty Lee and Pete for their really positive contributions