Fitting a Camper Van Interior is a definitive guide to modifying or upgrading a van interior at home. This book offers guidance and advice on how to maximise the interior space, style and functionality of any camper van model. The book breaks down each task with step-by-step photography and instructions, from the initial design stages, right through to expanding the camper van with awnings and elevating roofs. With safety tips throughout, the book covers: considerations when purchasing your camper van (classic or new model?); how to assess an existing interior and determine what you need from your camper van; designing and planning a camper van interior - ideas and suggestions to help decide what you need to include inside a camper van; preparation - how to strip the inside of a camper van and prepare it for a new interior, including fitting insulation, sound proofing, rust protection, flooring and panelling; seats and sleeping - how to make your own seats and fit them, restore a rock and roll bed and fit a hammock; kitchen equipment - step-by-step instructions on making your own kitchen units and fitting equipment such as a fridge and stove; camper van electrics - hooking up at a campsite, running a leisure battery and other ideas for operating electrical equipment; expanding a camper van - how to make a canopy and fit an elevating roof. Illustrated throughout with 753 step-by-step photographs.
Camper van enthusiast Rob Hawkins gives practical advice on modernizing and improving a VW Bay Window camper van. With over 700 colour photographs, the book provides step-by-step guides on how to fit a wide range of simple and more sophisicated upgrades to bring a Bay Window into the 21st century. With safety information throughout, the book covers: upgrading the interior - front bench seats, trimming panels, LED lighting, sound proofing and fitting a budget sound system; improving the ride quality - how to improve the suspension, change dampers, assess wheels and tyres and fit uprated anti-roll bars; better brakes - Bay Window brakes can be as good as a modern vehicle's, and this book shows you how to do it. Also covered is information on updating the electrics, engine preservation and upgrades including removing and rebuilding an engine. Fully illustrated with 728 colour photographs.
Based on real-life experience and written by expert authors, the books in the Maintenance and Upgrades Manual series from Crowood will help owners develop the workshop skills needed for the maintenance and repair of their cars, and give guidance on possibilities for improvements and upgrades to performance. With step-by-step instructions and safety information throughout, this book is a valuable technical resource for owners of Mk1 and Mk2 Mazda MX-5s. Illustrated with over 700 colour photographs the book covers: tools and safety; weekly routine checks and twice-yearly checks, plus preparing for the MOT test; engine maintenance and tuning; gearbox and differential; brake maintenance and upgrades; uprating the suspension bushes and changing the springs and dampers; bodywork and hood maintenance and finally, what else can you do with an MX-5? Will be of interest to all amateur and professional motor mechanics and is superbly illustrated with over 700 colour photographs.
Getting a Rover K-Series engine properly up and running can be a difficult task, but ultimately the result is always worthwhile. Illustrated with over 300 photographs, Rover K-Series Engine - Maintenance, Repair and Modification is a practical guide to keeping these unique engines in fine working order. The most well-known issue with the K-Series is the head gasket, and this book demonstrates how to identify common faults, before giving practical advice on how best to solve them. Step-by-step guidance on all aspects of long-term engine maintenance is provided, in addition to the improvements required to prevent further problems. A K-Series engine is then stripped down to examine its clever and interesting structure, and is rebuilt with improvements. Authors of over twenty automotive books and countless articles in assorted motoring magazines, Iain Ayre and Rob Hawkins have combined their knowledge to bring you this book on the Rover K-Series engine, which is fully illustrated with 356 colour photographs.