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Hi Guys, I have discovered that there are others (Adamuk for one...:D) interested in the customising and/or pimping out our rides!..this is a subject I love so I thought with all you clever guys out there, we can pool our knowledge and idea's maybe with 'how too's' on this thread.


PLEASE put pictures of YOUR rides and of any processes of any modding/pimping you have done or seen done to the Vito/V Class in this thread for all to see.


So come on start posting your Vito/ V Class pictures now. :thumbsup:



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These are Pics that I have managed to collect of other V's.




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Install

This is going into the van:

Bit geeky but it's a car PC with in dash VGA monitor and TV monitor thing.

Basically mines being converted into a camper. I currently have it stripped out as I am installing a heater in between the 2 front seats but here's a rundown of what I have done so far:

Installed leisure battery with split charge relay under the driver's seat.
Flourescent lighting front and back
300W 240V inverter with power under the front seat (2 sockets) and 1 at the back. Useful for charging phones, etc.
SMEV 911 cooker and sink.
Kitchen unit in the back.
Insulated the side and roof of the van with 8 mm fire retardent insulation
Sidelined and rooflined the van with grey cloth (bought from van conversion company).
Took out all the doorcards and remade them with ply (as they were knackered).
Installed sunroof.
Installed Koller seat rails in the back and currently modding some Mazda Bongo seats as bed seats.
Took out double front seat and fitted single. Fitted swivel seats under the bases (front driver's side to go in, passenger fitted).
Car PC to go in.
Tinted side & back windows.
Carpeted the base of the van with blue bathroom carpet.
Respayed to get rust off (creeping back though :mad: :crybaby2: )

so there you go. When I get the heater fitted I will put my gear back in and get some shots. Externally you would never know (with the exception of the tint) that it's been changed. Stealth camper you see.

cheers

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Edited to add: Oh, there's a fridge in there too!!! Keep the beers cold.
 

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Nice one mate, I have plans to install a car pc too :D, I am however, looking to modify the dash as I already have a screen in the dash and in the roof for rear (as in my pics).

What software are you going to install?

I take it, it is a touch screen?

Lets have pics pics pics! :D

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The idea is to run windows media center and infomap (for GPS). The Radio and TV tuners are already in the head unit so I am not going to put those on the PC. It'd got an 80 gig laptop drive in there so all my MP3s and a few videos are going on. I am also going to put on my MB maintenance DVD just in case.

It's has a touch screen, yes.

Once I get the gear back in and the heater installed I will post some pix for you. After that I only have the seats to install.

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Edit: mp3car.com's awesome if you are going to build a car PC. I see that you could put it in the centre console??
 

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I'll clean mine and then post a few pics...in the mean while, let me spill the beans on what I think I have done and would like to do.

Have done:

Mags with std tyres
Colour coded front and rear bumpers
Aircon fitted
Cruise control fitted
Removed both front seats and replaced with leather covered units from Volvo S40
Leather covered steering wheel
Carpets in front
Moved old front bench seat to rear - hash job done too quickly
Fitted fixed windows to side doors.
UPS fitted under seat to provide 220V (500w) power and option to charge battery
oh and decent radio with Earthquake shallow mount subs and JBL 6x9's with small 800w amp

What I would still like to do:
1. See if MB multifunctional steering wheel will fit and be intergrated into standard electronics
2. Get some electrically and folding and smaller wing mirrors off a Vianeo (sp?) - the one with the intergrated indicator light
3. Tow hitch
4. rear view camera system
5. rear window if above is not so hot
6. upgrade UPS to 1000W inverter - run the occassional power tool
7. fit the roof and side lining I have just been given for free!

Pics to follow
 

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The head unit was £250.
Case: £100
Motherboard: £105
Hard drive: £80
Memory: £35
PSU: £46
Keyboard: £25
Slot load DVD player: £60

If you want the dirt then get in touch.
 

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In the few days that I've had mine, all I have had time to do is up the pressure in wind screen washer water pump to 2 bar. :)
 

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More Front Pictures ;)


Here's MORE FRONT PICTURES :D ......

I hope you guys are enjoying all these!


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More Front Continued .... ;)

MORE FRONT PICTURES CONTINUED :D




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More Front Pictures Continued.... ;)

MORE FRONT PICTURES CONTINUED :D


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:D ....It's one of my fav hobbies, LOADS to come including a few 'how to' Mods.... wish there was more input from others here...SO..COME ON GUYS get a pic of your Car/Van up here and put a picture to your name!..... I'm doing it for the benefit of all ;)




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Here's my Vito. Only had it about 2 months but have a big project list for it ;)

So far, added the rims, limo tinted the rear screen, replaced gear gaiter with leather and upgraded the tunes (new fronts and a sub). Also changed interior bulb for a cold LED light (no more flat batteries from leaving it on!). Minor tweaks so far but am also planning:

set of Eibach springs for a mild drop of 30mm (still need to get in and out of fields)
fully sound deaden, insulate and carpet the rear
thermal blackout curtains to tailgate and 'bulkhead'
add LED downlighters to the tailgate
make a removal bed platform between wheel arches

That ought to make it a bit comfier and quieter plus nicer for sleeping in!

After that, whatever else takes my fancy along the way! Function first rather than cosmetic from now on - but it's all going to look good whatever!
 

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fully sound deaden, insulate and carpet the rear
I have done this to my van. If you want to get the lowdown on how it's done then get in touch!

make a removal bed platform between wheel arches
On ebay you can get seats like this which are out of a Mazda Bongo van, as are these.

They flip down fully flat so you could sleep acrossways or add another bench and have a double bed in the van, pretty much. I have some of these but am cutting them down widthways so I can fit my kitchen unit in.

The cool thing about having seats that convert into a bed is that you can have a 5 (or 6) seater van which also converts into a place to snooze. If you attach them via seat rails (e.g. ones produced by Koller engineering) then your seats could be removed at any time too.

cheers

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P.S. Nice alloys
 

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@darkside NICE van! love the alloys, Can I ask what they called then?

Keep us updated on your future mods then....

THANKS

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Ok, here's one guys van, mate of mine Pete - sorry about the crappy quality, its off my camera. Its parked up busy getting its hood lining done and a few other odds and ends, need to take a pic from the front since it has a rather nice inetrgrated A bar.
 

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