Deep down, everyone wants an eye-catching vehicle. The trouble is; most of them come with an eye-watering price tag. However, there are alternatives to forking out a small fortune for your wheels. Let’s face it, not many of us have £200,000 to spare for the car of our dreams – but we do have the capability to buy a van.
Yes, that’s right: the simple white van. If you want your wheels to impress but are stuck with a small budget, then all you need is a little time and effort.
You can turn a typical white van into something magnificent, for a fraction of the price you would pay for a sports car. Plus, people will recognize you for your efforts, rather than being that flash guy with a bunch of money.
In this guide, we’re going to talk about some awesome ideas for pimping out your van. With any luck, it will help you spend the least amount as possible, but with the very best results. Let’s get cracking right away.
Get a cheap van
First thing’s first, you are going to need a van if you don’t have one already. You could buy new – head over here see the TCH new vans selection. Or, alternatively, you could buy a used vehicle.
Find a local used car dealer, or check your favourite car trading magazine for a private seller. If you know anything about mechanics, then you could save even more by buying an old van that needs work doing to it.
It will extend the lifetime of your project, but if that’s not a problem, it’s an excellent option.
Start on the inside
Now it’s time to start pimping out your van We would suggest doing the insides first because the external painting is more of a finishing job.
Think about weight distribution when you are installing furniture and equipment. Chipboard is lighter than wood, so is probably the best option. It gives the best combination of lightness and strength. Soundproof your van walls if you are planning on installing an entertainment system.
The only other thing we would here is that if you plan on installing a sunroof, get it done before you start decorating the outside. Otherwise, you will just be wasting your time and money on paint.
Let’s face it, there’s little point in pimping out your van if you don’t have the entertainment to match.
A small TV and digital aerial will be needed if you are planning on using your van as a sleeper.
However, it’s the stereo system and speakers that requires the majority of your attention here. You want to strike the best balance possible between clarity of sound and external noise. We’ve already mentioned soundproofing – and it’s vital you get it right if you don’t want to disturb people.
Now, the major part. It doesn’t matter how great your van looks on the inside; it’s the outside that will turn heads. Think about a design that suits you or your personality.
You could go with a simple colour scheme, or even use your graffiti skills to turn it into a statement piece.
Not artistic? That’s OK. There are plenty of artists out there who will work with you to create the perfect design.
Enjoy your new wheels – you’ve probably worked hard enough for them!