With step-by-step instructions and photography throughout, this book clearly demonstrates how to safely and effectively transform your VW van into a practical, affordable camper using DIY skills, and basic hand and pwoer tools. Geared towards the home-builder, the book covers: buying guides and planning; tools, materials, costs and legalities; insulation, carpet lining and flooring; fitting a pop-top roof and windows; building interior units, doors and drawers; fitting a rock and roll bed, roof beds and swivel seats, and finally, installing water, gas and electricity, with safety at the forefront.
Cars and motorsport have been a lifelong passion for Lawrence Butcher, be it competing, preparing, writing about or photographing them. During his journalistic career he has worked for magazines such as Autosport and Racecar Engineering, and has also contributed to VolksWorld, running the product testing programme and writing technical features. Since going freelance in 2010, Lawrence has continued to cover all things VW, building a Beetle circuit racer and undertaking a number of restoration projects.