FORD ECONOVAN 1997 2.0l

 


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Year 1997
Capacity 2000 cm3
Length 4333mm
Width 1630mm

UPDATE (19/12/2015)

I was planning the conversion of this van on August 2015, but I decided I was a little fed up with New Zealand and went to Indonesia, and after Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp. We came back the 1st of december with my friend Eric (check his instagram @ericdurangazquez) we planned to fit the camper van in two weeks, based in Raglan and using the most recycled materials as possible. The result was the van BALAPLATA. Check the results and the process:

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Blog posts

 

UPDATE –> THESE ARE THE POSTS FROM JULY-AUGUST 2015

Tasks

Major mechanical works (update 24/07/2015) –> DONE!

  • Cambelt replacement
    • By now is fine, maybe is necessary to replace it in December
  • Brakes calibration
  • Full inspection

Small body jobs

  • Look after rust
    • Found some in the left frame, it turns out the last owner or one of the last owners (13 in total) did some job over there. After spending 3 days consulting different panel beaters, mechanics and inspection officers they told me: “Kid just drive it and enjoy the country”
  • Remove rust
    • Probably will do it in the future
  • Paint body?
    • Not necessary
  • Replace carpets
    • Will put a new floor: Bitumen sheets + Rubber layer + Plywood + Vinyl plank
  • Buy new front right mirror
    • 25 NZD from Zebra Pick U part. Also bought a spare wheel that does not fit. Bring your own tools there, you need to take them apart yourself
  • Check interior planels

 

Interior building

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Layout option 1

Layout option 2

Layout option 2

Sofa+Bed

  • Measure and design
  • Find Pallets
  • Destroy pallets
  • Clean slats and other parts of the pallets
  • Cut the pieces to the right size of the bed and sofa
  • Build bed and sofa

Kitchen

  • Find the right wood
  • Creare some drawers for the back of the van
  • Up-cycle a mixing bowl into a Sink
  • Recycle some big liquid containers for the sink
  • Buy a hand pump (cheapest option)