VW T5 Kombi Conversion

How I did what I did and why!

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Introduction
Always wanted a T5 and finally got one at 6 months old (it not me). Very useful for going away camping or sailing. Loads of storage space and somewhere to sleep. However it could be more useful if I modified the interior to suit our requirements

Insulation

15 July, 2010 (21:23) | Lining | By: pete

Insulation:

B&Q recyled plastic bottle insulation. www.diy.com Selected this because:

  • It is safer / healthier than rockwool for starters;
  • You get more for your money than the sheeps wool for B&Q;
  • You can stuff it into holes better than polystyrene or celotex boards;
  • It doesn’t make squeeky noises like polystyrene or celotex boards;
  • Quicker and easier to install.

So after applying Dynamat to the bare metal, then Dynaliner or Camp Mat over the top, stuff the cavities with the insulation. I ensured I didn’t compact the insulation too much as it is the trapped air that makes the insulation work. Also had to make sure that the insulation didn’t stray into the moving parts of the locks and handles etc.

LHD Insulation

LHD Insulation

RHD Insulation

RHD Insulation

Comments

Comment from Duncan
Time 6th February 2012 at 18:56

Hi Very useful blog. I have just picked up a Kombi and have been looking through this with interest. I am totally new to this, but have pretty much the same intentions as you had. So couple of questions, sorry cant seem to see an email link: How long did it take you to strip the panels, Dynamat and insulate? This I feel i could do myself no problem. The carpeting looks tricky, how long did this part take (excluding the nifty logo work).

I also notice that your Dynamatting seems fairly random, there seems to be alot on one roof panel but less on others. Can you let me know the secret of positioning this right? There also seems to be a grey material between your sheets of Dynamat, was this already here when you got the vehicle?

Lastly what did you cover the wheel arches with, as they seem to generate alot of noise.

Sorry to many questions polluting your nice clean blog.

Duncan