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  1. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) The rear cabinet doors all have keyed alike, cam-locks for security... The vertical corners all have 1/8" x 3/4" aluminum corners... (above) Inside the lower cabinets are painted white to help see what's in there... Black would be way too dark... (above) The 10 gallon water tank has...
  2. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) The stainless steel countertops will have aluminum edging... (above) Starting with 1/8" x 1.25" flat aluminum bar stock, it was laminated to a piece of pine 1/2" x 1/2" with a rabbet to have the aluminum flush with the wood... After that dried overnight, it was positioned on the...
  3. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) Got an early start and insulated the rear doors and the sliding side door... (above) Waiting to put the panels on, but first I need to make the drop down table that will be on this passenger side door... (above) Inside, the upper cabinet doors were installed... (above) Passenger...
  4. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) It fits... Waiting for an antenna adapter before testing it and finalize the plastic re-assembly... (above) The foil tape covered bundle is wiring to and from the amp mounted on the headliner shelf... The foam pillar 'thing' had to be trimmed to get it to fit... Might need more...
  5. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) With the casework mostly complete, painting the interior satin black was next... Up front, after running the power and speaker wiring (major work, with the radio installed up front in an extremely tight dashboard area, and will be powered from the battery under the passenger seat, and...
  6. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) 1/2" Radiata Pine plywood for the cabinet face... 1/2" ply for the countertop base... (above) When I saw this on the 4x8 plywood sheet I knew THIS had to be some kind of focal point... Later all the wood gets a jet black wood stain... Should be interesting... (above) Got a real good...
  7. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) The Dometic 38L fridge came yesterday... Today, the first thing I did was build the pull-out box... (above) 1/2" plywood, with every opening maintaining full access... (above) The pull-out box will be mounted to the cabinet with 500# drawer slides that will allow it to double as a...
  8. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) The starting point for the casework is the bed support cabinets... As much as possible, I'll use 1/2" Radiata Pine ply for the lower cabinets... (above) Same passenger side cabinet, next to the sliding door... (above) Driver side cabinet... Tomorrow I'll build the cabinet that will...
  9. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    Progress has continued inside the rear cabin... It's been mostly a lot of electrical pre-wiring... Shore power, heavy battery cables, standard 12 volt DC... The basics, un-sexy but essential... (above) With the wiring in place, the insulation could be finished... (above) Over the foam glued...
  10. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    Good eye... Yes, the rust is being encapsulated with two coats of epoxy... There is one already on there in the pictures
  11. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    (above) After cleaning the exposed metal that would painted, I put on a preliminary coat of oil based Flat Black paint... (above) The roof ribs with their first coat of paint... (above) Next the exterior walls were sound deadened with 3/8" thick interlocking rubber flooring... For the walls...
  12. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    Before anything changes in the van, I penciled out an electric plan... (above) Oops, one wire is missing... Enough there to go shopping, but not enough to get confusing...
  13. PaulJensen

    2006 118" Sprinter Conversion

    I was contacted by Tyler about a month ago about helping him with a conversion of a recently acquired 2006 118" Freightliner Sprinter... Now that we are back from a 21 day road trip in our Sprinter, the timing was perfect to take on the project... (above) Tyler bought the van from a city in...
  14. PaulJensen

    2006 Sprinter Conversion - For Work or Play

    Since our Earthroamer XV-JP has an ARB 2500 x 2500 awning with a slide on screen room, it just made sense for the Sprinter have the screen room option... Mounting was simple straight though bolting... The vertical positioning of the awning had to have the slide in screen room slot just below the...
  15. PaulJensen

    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    I was glad to learn from Kyle, a big Jeep enthusiast, about some facts about Jeeps...!!! Check it out... https://www.carcovers.com/resources/12-amazing-facts-you-probably-didnt-know-about-WWII-jeeps/
  16. PaulJensen

    2006 Sprinter Conversion - For Work or Play

    Link >>> http://pauljensencustom.blogspot.com/2019/06/road-trip-june-2019_27.html
  17. PaulJensen

    2006 Sprinter Conversion - For Work or Play

    I'm thinking of renovating the rear cabin of my Sprinter... So far I've made a scaled drawing of the floorplan, with paper cutouts representing the various built-ins and utilities... I'll make a cardboard scale model soon... Pictures to follow...
  18. PaulJensen

    North Cascades Fall Colors

    We went to eastern WA and lower B.C. for a week... The foliage was exploding in color... The weather was great overall... Link to all the photos: Fall Colors Road Trip A few samples...
  19. PaulJensen

    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    Olympia to Lk. Wenatchee on Hwy 2... Dirt road up to White River... 97 north to Lk. Conconully... Backroads to Nighthawk POE into BC...Onward to Keremeos then up the Ashnola River to 6,000 ft....Back to the USA POE at Midway via backroads... South to Curlew Lk...Final night near Winthrop...
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