Engine bay raised platforms/storage - show and tell

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AngeloEvs
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Re: Engine bay raised platforms/storage - show and tell

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I took my rear storage (Autohomes Karisma) out and replaced it with a Foam matress of the correct thickness. I was more interested in the comfort and the extra insulation, especially during the winter. :D

Never missed it or the hassle of getting to the engine hatch. But if extra storage is important then worth making.
1987 DG Karisma LPG with remodelled interior

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Re: Engine bay raised platforms/storage - show and tell

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Anyone got any experience or advice in allowing for this raised area to function with a rock roll bed made from hinges?

I have a pair of the repro westfalia hinges same ones in this photo..

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From what I see the arm that comes off the hinge and fixes to the floor of the van depicts what hight the bed can sit at?

I dont thinking packing up the area that the bracket from the hinge fixes into is the way to go.. that would require a very long bolt to sit through the bracket the wood used to pack it up and then the floor..

Ideally im trying to create a raised engine bay area of about 150mm without having a step down where the mattress meets the seat in its flat form as a bed.

Any help much appreciated

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Re: Engine bay raised platforms/storage - show and tell

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I see Campervan Culture produce a hinge designed for this but cant imagine everyone out there is buying this hinge to allow for the rear raised bed?

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One option is have a much fatter cushion on the seat/actual rock roll which meets a thinner mattress topper style one that sits on the large space over the raised engine bit..

Any help much appreciated, kid out job very much at a standstill until I find out/make a decision on this!

Thank you all

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Re: Engine bay raised platforms/storage - show and tell

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Noticed this one on Just Campers, Your Rides has a small step down when the rock roll is in its bed position.


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Is this widely accepted as a work around?
Potentially just had a thinner foam bit at the back to cater for the step.

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