VW T25 interior
This camper was a real pleasure to work on and as an early Bay complete with original paint, not something you see every day. It is great to find people who really cherish these vehicles and in this case, as they plan many years enjoying their fantastic camper, we worked with them to design a interior to suit their requirements. This entailed a full set of bespoke cabinets in best quality Vorhinger lightweight ply, full electric system and a quality Rock and Roll bed with cream upholstery; all set for Spring 2015!
This is the project we did for an exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London. The owner of the camper van came to our workshop for complete refit to his own design. Once we removed the Danbury interior we set about building the new interior to the exact specification which included a birch interior we hand finished in Formica. This was a unique design and refit from scratch, including full electrics and leather upholstery. We are very proud that the camper was then exhibited to the public for viewing, which included the Minister for Transport.
Steve dropped off his T25 camper for a complete makeover. This van really had been looked after over the years and deserved a fresh new interior. We began by stripping out and adding thermal & acoustic insulation, then replaced the headlining. Working to Steve’s required lay-out we designed and built new interior units throughout which were hand crafted in top quality Vohringer ply. We added a new rock’n’roll bed and new matching upholstery.
It’s always a little tricky understanding owner’s requirements when we haven’t seen the Camper ‘in the flesh’ however this is a great example of a plan coming together! We received a email from a chap who lives in the South of France. He had bought a Camper in the UK which he knew required a required a full refit. We were consulted on a few interior options and he settled on a Westfalia-style interior . Throughout the build we kept kept the owner up to date on the progress, even sending pictures of the build in stages. It took a month to get the Camper finished to the owner’s specification and he was delighted to fly over to pick it up completely fitted out and looking stunning. We had just the slightest pang of jealousy as he set off on his journey to drive back to the South of France and our next project rolled into the garage. What a busy summer!
One of the highlights of this year has been fitting out this prime example of a early split screen. We stripped and prepared the interior, fitted a standard set of our exclusive hand-built units and installed a full electric pack. The finishing touch was to install full headlining with matching upholstery and door cards. The camper has a complete new lease of life and is ready for trips and festivals for many years to come. We look forward to seeing her on her travels .
The owner of this super pastel green Bay wanted a complete makeover with quality fittings which would last for years. We worked to specific design requirements including an extra wide Rock’n’Roll bed to give the space and comfort needed for longer trips. We matched the flooring and upholstery to the eye-catching colour of the van before starting on the fittings. The van required full updating of the interior electrics so we used a Sargent system which allows the option of solar power to be added later. For comfort and quality we installed a Propex heating system, new speakers, Waeco fridge and stylish Smev cooker giving this van a finish which will not only last, but provide the comfort of a modern camper for long trips, with the timeless look of the iconic model.
A bright newly painted T2 Bay arrived at our workshop. The 1974 Devon had been fully restored, but the interior needed a refit, we began by fitting new flooring, and added Veltrim around the engine bay and interior panels to give a quality finish. We designed and built a full set of Vohringer ply units, to the customer specification, supplying a rock’n’roll bed and a set of matching door cards .
Brian made the journey up from Hull to our premises where his restored van had a complete interior refit. We fitted a new bespoke interior including high quality fittings such as a gas cooker, 12v fridge, and full insulation. We also fitted a new durable, low maintenance floor vinyl and to complete the job, a long-life leisure battery, specialist hook up and neat 12v lighting units.
Marc’s van came over from the Isle of Man to have a full refit to his specifications. It was imperative to ensure our work met his expectations as he had to leave his Bay with us and would arrange shipping once completed. This is a high top camper and there was plenty to do, but we were working to a budget. We began with new Veltrim for the entire high top, then fitted new cab headlining, contrasting Veltrim around the window area and new door cards. Already the Bay was transformed but we added custom vinyl cab seating and matching bed cushions which along with a new set of hand built units and full electric pack, gave marc a very tidy, high quality van within his budget.
Banana Split came from Wales requiring a revamp. She was fitted out with acoustic insulation which reduces engine noise for a quieter drive. We added our hard-wearing floor vinyl, bespoke interior units to the customer’s specification and one of our own rock’n’roll beds. High quality fittings included a gas cooker and oven, PMS bonus electric unit for 12v and 240v electrics and just so those journeys weren’t too quiet, we also fitted quality speakers and a Hi Fi unit!T4 camper interior
This wonderful example of a T4 required full insulation, Veltrim to all the panels, a steel frame rock’n’roll bed and other fittings. We supplied and fitted a 12v electric kit, Waeco fridge, and to complete the job for a great summer van we also fitted a sun roof, side window, and all new camper kitchen units with matching upholstery. Happy camping!
Tony dropped of his T5 for a complete refit but wanted to supply his own upholstery. No problem! We got to work to complete our jobs within his timescale but there was quite a bit to do. This camper had Veltrim throughout, custom hand-built units, including a main kitchen unit fitted with Smev cooker and sink, gas bottle storage and to the rear, a large wardrobe for plenty of storage. We supplied a crash-tested bed with built in cupboard space, hard-wearing flooring, and full 12v electric kit and hook up.
After seeing our work at the Harewood House VW show, the owners of this Splitty wanted a complete refit. First the old interior had to come out (not always an easy task!) We then fitted a heavy duty floor vinyl, full length custom units with a neat easy-stow, swing-out table. We also made and fitted matching door cards but we retained the original bed which was in good condition, just fitting a new front panel to match the interiors units. We completed the job with full new electric kit and kitchen units including Waeco fridge, and Smev sink and cooker.
David dropped off his T25 for a refit. This van is lovely and still has the original paintwork but the interior needed a refresh. David wanted a functional camper for his trips to France, but wished to retain the original carpet lining and flooring. We designed and built a new set of units including the main kitchen unit, store cupboard, wardrobe, and overhead locker. We also fitted one of our own rock’n’roll beds including a front kick panel to match the main interior, completing the refit with a Smev cooker and Waeco fridge and a split charge system. still retaining its original good looks, this van has a fully updated quality interior.
This is a little piece of history. It’s a California import which is 100% original. The van has never been welded or painted so we have updated in an understated way. It’s fitted with a Red 9 Design lowering kit and whilst the Westfalia spent most of its life in a hot dry climate and had the original interior units, these were extremely sun damaged. We first carefully removed the units and measured up to design and build a new set in the style of the original Westfalia Berlin but with a modern twist -we decided to fit a Smev cooker and Waeco fridge to blend traditional looks with modern specification. Retaining as much of the original interior as possible, we restored the original carpets, curtains and upholstery, fitted new headlining and discretely added a modern electric system. An excellent example of what a bit of cosmetic surgery can do for an old lady!
Angus is into the great outdoors, spending the majority of his free time in Wales surfing and walking, He uses his T4 most weekends so wanted a van he could live in comfortably, making the most of the space. With the plastic trim already in place, we designed and fitted a bespoke interior providing lots of storage and clean, low maintenance living space.
We have fitted out quite a few T25s but this one was a bit different! The owner wanted a ‘green’ camper so we fitted an lpg tank which is neatly hidden under the bed. We also fitted the van out with new Veltrim to the high top, heavy duty flooring and full bespoke interior units. The camper had a set of Saab seats that we re-trimmed in cream leather which looked amazing with the pearl white paint job and BRM alloy wheels. This was a gorgeous van when finished, a real head-turner.
We don’t just do full interiors, we also do smaller jobs such as new Veltrim and part conversions. This is a typical example of a short wheel baseT5 van we worked on to the owner’s specification and budget. Veltrim was added to all panels including the roof and wheel arches. On this camper we also fitted side windows to let in the light, a heavy duty vinyl floor and a crash tested full width bed including seat belts. This camper would be used as a day van so all cooking wood be done outside in the awning.
Ok, so our passion is VW campervans but we appreciate that lots of vans lend themselves beautifully to giving their owners the freedom to pull up and enjoy the countryside and we enjoy the challenge of working to different lay-outs and requirements. This is a typical example of a Mercedes Sprinter. There is a lot of space in these vans and this camper was fitted to the customer’s specifications from drawings we worked on together. This came to us as a blank canvas and we went to town on it, fitting a shower, toilet, full set of custom kitchen units, television, over head lockers and cooking space. So whatever you have and whatever your budget, give us a call.
You may have seen this T2 campervan at the Volksword show or in numerous VW magazines. We don’t get many requests for complete vw t2 interior restoration as few are in good enough condition to rescue but we will always try to retain original material if that’s the job!
We began this project by carefully removing the interior so we could remove the old damaged formica without damaging the ply wood underneath. We then pain-stakingly applied new formica (and we mean pain! That stuff has sharp edges!). We were careful to ensure that it was an exact match to the original in line with the owner’s requirements. Afterwards we refitted the interior to make this camper look like it had come straight from its original conversion and ready to be a show winner.
This Westfalia T4 was brought all the way from gorgeous Switzerland for a slick new bespoke VW camper interior. The pressure was on, this van had to be absolutelty to spec, coming to us from so far afield! We started the project by carefully stripping out the original interior, checking we got a good look at the chassis before the fit out. Satisfied it was in good shape, we set about fitting a new hard-wearing floor, giving a good foundation to measure up for the bespoke units to the customer’s specification. Quality is important so we installed our popular Smev hob and sink configuration with a neat, efficient Waeco fridge underneath. We rigged in a reliable electric system incorporating a PMS bonus unit, split charge system, 240v socket and 12v socket, with a leisure battery and lighting to finish the job. We like to ensure serviceable original fittings are retained if the customer wants and as the RnR bed and front seats were sound we arranged new upholstery to compliment the new units. It was a pleasure to hand this van back to the customer, which is what it’s all about really for us. Just enough time for a cup of tea and a cheese sandwich (Swiss of course!) then it’s back to work, this time on a Narrowboat – change is as good as a rest they say! van wurks