The Reddit user VAN-Wilder has stirred the internet by the fantastic job he has done on a rusty old 2006 Ford van that he bought off Craigslist.

 

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Even the floors of the cargo van were badly rusted.

 

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The Reddit user knew just how to transform this neglected heap of metal into a stylish camper. He started off by ripping out all the stuff inside the Ford van.

 

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The rusting was taken care of by the angle grinder.

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Next came a coat of primer.

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The finishing effect was a coat of glossy black paint on the floor.

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He used liquid nails to stick the runners to act as a resting surface for the flooring.

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Next, the insulation was put in place.

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The insulation was topped off with a layer of OSB plywood.

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Some holes were patched up.

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More insulation went on the walls.

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A hole was cut out in the van side to house a propane tank. A hinged door secured the tank in place.

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He ordered a customised high rooftop for the van.

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Once installed, it offered him more than six feet, five inches of standing space.

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A fan was installed in the hole made in the high-roof to ensure circulation.

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Next, Lonseal heavy duty flooring was cut down to size and installed.

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Finally, the bedframe was installed. Notice the Luan plywood finishing on the walls.

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The power system was put in place.

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And of course, a modern camper is incomplete without solar panels to power up your sound system.

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The lighting changes the entire mood.

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A burner to toast your marshmallows on.

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The underside of the bed offers a lot of space for storage.

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The Privacy curtain? Check.

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What is a camper without your surfboard in it?

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Four months and endless hours of relentless effort later, here is the final result:

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