OK, so phase one complete in that the panels are actually made. Happy days! Phase two is to now transfer over the original fixing holes and start getting the panels screwed onto the inside of the bus. Time to get the Anthony Burrill letterpress poster inspired interior panels fixed into place…
I appreciate my love of distressed typography will not be everyone’s idea of a perfect interior finish, an that’s OK, but we think it’s fun and funky 🙂 after all it would be a bit boring if everything just looked the same. Fitting the interior panels is a proper transformation of the interior space! A massive change from having the silver Triso Super 10 Plus insulation as the internal door and panel finish that’s for sure, although I was beginning to really like the funky silver look of the interior!
The full size heavy-duty paper templates of all the panels made a huge difference in terms of fixing the new panels into the original fixing points. A bit fiddly, but worth doing in the end as most fitted fairly easily as a result. The plywood base board is not quite as flexible as original panels would have probably been back in the day, but they should do a decent job now they are in place. It certainly adds to the feel of solidity to the door. It will probably help a little more with both acoustic and thermal insulation as well? What I need is a decent road trip to Germany to properly test that out though…
At least with the beautiful long warm summer evenings upon us, you can get a fair amount done with the longer hours of daylight, so today at least, good progress was made in terms of getting some of the panels in place.
Looks like there’s a good chance that the camper will be sporting an original non-original interior for the show in Hessisch Oldendorf all being well then… just a case of how much I can get done before it’s time to head off!