Fitting out the inside

There's nothing better than a getting a box beers and a couple good mates coming to help build a master piece. 

It's safe to say the fit out design was a combination of scribbles on paper and ambitious ideas.

Walls and roof - Nik came up with a great idea to line the walls with Shadow clad which worked perfectly. Compared to old pallets which was the original idea, shadow clad is lighter, takes up less space, and looks great. You can get pick up shadow clad from almost any hardware store, we got ours from Collies. We used insulation in between the van shell and the shadow clad which makes a huge difference in the hot Perth weather!! 

Bar bench - so the challenge here was how to maximise the space available to still ensure there is plenty of room for people to work in, and ensure it's easy to get around. We built the cabinets in sections so they can be removed easily if required or if the design of the van changes in the future. Everything is easy to access and each cabinet has 3 separate compartments so the contents can be segregated easily. Then the bench top which is ultimately one of the most important features of a bar was bought straight from Bunnings - they look great, and they're very well priced! 

Electrics - This is the area where you really need an expert, the dangers of electricity can't be taken lightly and it was very important to me that this was done correctly and to Australian standards. Greg was the man for the task, a qualified electrician, and perfectionist. He had a huge challenge on his hands, how to create a electrical circuit that offers the ability to be changed and built on if required. We ran the cables, all going back the a switch board that has a main income circuit breaker and breakers for each all the lights. A number of power points placed within the cabinets for any appliances that we're going to require. Then of course how to power the beast? We place a male socket under the wheel arch that can a generator can be plugged into easily.  

Work bench set up and action happening

Work bench set up and action happening

Shadow clad on the roof with the insulation under it.  

Shadow clad on the roof with the insulation under it.  

Electrics going into position  

Electrics going into position