There are also auxiliary audio and video inputs for other devices. To provide entertainment a kenwood motorised dvd player head unit is installed. The following article describes the conversion of a 2004 suzuki carry van into a camperday van.
The centre section is boxed in to make a hidden space to put wiring and electronic boxes. The roof mounted spot lights are 3 watt and are much brighter than the 10 watt halogen bulbs they replaced. More info on the solar set up can be found in the theres no engine under the bonnet of the carry which leaves ample space for a leisure battery.
Whilst parked the input can be switched to the dvd player for entertainment. The battery tray from another vehicle has been repurposed to securely hold the battery in place from the bottom. The front of the box is stepped to allow boards to be slotted in to bridge the gap and create a flat loading areabed.
More 15mm light weight ply is used to make storage boxes behind the front seats. Firstly to widen the track and give a bigger tyre contact area 15x6 alloy wheels are fitted which vastly improves handling and looks. The remaining part of the rear floor has battens fitted to raise it to a comfortable seating height, 15mm light weight ply from is screwed on top.
Noisy generators or heaters running late at night are of no issue and can barely be heard from inside the van. This centre section also hides the head unit control box and a raspberry pi media centre. All the lights have led bulbs fitted which give a lot of light for not very much power consumption.
The base vehicle is a bog standard van with just 16000 miles on the clock. Ive gone to remove mine, but have always feared that it could have an impact on the integrity of the vehicle. This makes a vast difference to how the doors feel and sound when opened and closed, more of a thud than a clang which adds a feel of solidity, perhaps even quality. I do, however, have some tyre rub on the front drivers side on full lock but am told that a narrower profile tyre will solve the issue once the mot pops round! It does really improve the handling and ride, even if it does look like im trying to pimp a work van! Ive a 2005 carry i fitted mazda mx5 wheels just had to get special order wheel nuts they really do improve the ride hi, love the van, im hoping to do something similar, i notice you left the rear window heater on, as you have tinted, did you not need to remove ? Also any suggestions on replacing the front seats with something more comfy ? Hi just bought 2000 carry very low mileage for year 28,000 handling is not the best so want to fit some new wheels but finding it difficult to source any got any suggestions? Ta gaz am about to embark on similar project. Built into the monitor are two led lights which can be handy for some low intensity, low powered lighting.
The battery tray from another vehicle has been repurposed to securely hold the battery in place from the bottom. Two more power points are fitted in the storage box. Since the rear windscreen has been covered and insulated a means of rear vision is required so a 7 lcd monitor is mounted to the rear view mirror. The lower floor is measured up and fitted with anti-mould treated 18mm hardwood ply, to keep it level pieces of 6mm ply were used to flatten out the bumps in the metal floor. I went ahead and found a used set of mx5 wheels too and they fit great once you get the right wheel nuts.
A nasa marine battery monitor is fitted to the passenger side dash which enables monitoring of voltage and current both in and out. The fake wood effect on the caravan grade ply wouldnt suit the rest of the decor so its covered in carbon fibre effect vinyl. A ready cut ply lining kit from was used as a good starting point. The boards store under the rear box which can be accessed through the tailgate. Noisy generators or heaters running late at night are of no issue and can barely be heard from inside the van.
The gaps between the ply and the floor will be used for storage and insulation (accesible from the rear). More info on the solar set up can be found in the theres no engine under the bonnet of the carry which leaves ample space for a leisure battery. The front of the box is stepped to allow boards to be slotted in to bridge the gap and create a flat loading areabed. Whilst parked the input can be switched to the dvd player for entertainment. This type of screen is fantastic when space is limited. . After cutting speaker holes and making the rear sides fit flush the ply is screwed and glued to battens using sikaflex silicone adhesive to stop any creaks or rattles. The cusions are made of memory foam covered in matching material. More 15mm light weight ply is used to make storage boxes behind the front seats. This is the coolest little camper ever, thanks for uploading such a fantastic build.Fukuoka | Japan ... Fukuoka | Japan