February 1, 2021

Upper cabinets so nice, we did it twice!

Our first cabinet carcass, the passenger side unit, took us about 7 hours to plan and assemble from start to finish. This driver’s side cabinetry took only about 3 hours total! …

January 25, 2021

It started with a template..

January 23, 2021

This entry is short and sweet. It’s not that the work done today was quick or particularly easy. In fact, it was quite the opposite — putting up the rest of the ceiling planks was time consuming and tested our patience the most out of all the…

January 17, 2021

It has taken us three and a half weeks to get to this point where we had to think about the electrical aspects of our project. We already have all the appliances and electronics and it’s about time we power them. Instead of buying wire, we repurposed…

January 10, 2021

For our Jordan Day, we thought that we would be able to install the ceiling slats that we prepped yesterday — boy/girl, were we wrong! It turns out that the 1/4"x8' cedar planks that we bought and stained were too thin and flimsy to put up as…

January 9, 2021


Our cabinets have finally taken on their final forms after careful placement of the door hinges. We opted for European hinges that require a special method of installation but give a stealthy look with smooth action. Below is the process:

January 6, 2021

The following might be one of my favorite modifications to the van — maybe because it was my gift to Pa for Christmas!

This passenger seat swivel base gives so much more function to the seat as it allows it to rotate around and lock at…

January 3, 2021

Pa and I are on a cabinet kick! Usually, we bounce around to different parts of the project on different days, but this is the fourth day in a row that we have dedicated to cabinetry. I guess it’s because there are so many different tasks that…

January 2, ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ 2021

Happy New Year, everybody! Maybe many of you have made resolutions for 2021. As a reminder, remember to set SMART goals — ones that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Another good practice is to add accountability — write your goals down or tell a…

December 27, 2020

Tasks get completed much more quickly the second time around. This driver’s side cabinet frame took less than an hour to assemble and fit! Even though we have only just completed all the cabinetry carcasses, it has been so exciting to see build plans pan out. …

The Magno-Mobile

A work in progress / The story of a 2020 Ford Transit’s metamorphosis into a fully equipped conversion van / IG: TheMagnoMobile

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