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Old 21-11-16, 19:25
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Thanks, I'll be having a good look and will probably ask you for what I should get too!
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Old 22-11-16, 19:00
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Do I need to plan for any holes I want to make in the body before I insulate the lot? It seems like a straight forward question but I do not know yet exactly what holes I'm going to need (eg will I need vents for the fridge?), so I'm thinking I might as well insulate the lot and move anything that ends up in the way?
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Old 24-11-16, 12:11
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Old 25-11-16, 17:04
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Hi Alex,

Many congrats on finally making the leap and going ahead with your van build - I like LTs - but naturally I am biased of course

What condition are the tyres in? your vibration problems could be as simple as worn out / damaged tyre(s) (which isn't always immediately obvious until closer inspection) or wheel imbalance on one of more wheels.

Regarding the fridge - look at a 12v compressor fridge (waeco range is very popular) - they don't need any vents cut in the side of the vehicle and are very efficient - so you can forget about the old traditional '3-way' 12v/240v/gas fridges (which I use in my current soon-to-be-retired van).

I considered an electric window conversion for mine, but decided against it in the end. I did fit Remote Central locking and an alarm system though - as unocking and locking it with the key was too old school for my liking !

Best of luck - keep us posted - these are fairly easy vans to work on, and you've got the 'right' engine.

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Old 26-11-16, 15:47
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Thanks Terry, not cutting holes in the van is a definite bonus!

Here's a bit of progress

I started cleaning the van today and stripping the back out, it started off fully lined. I have no idea how so much dust accumulated behind the panels and under the floor!



All brushed and hoovered, just need a clean with a sponge and I can start tackling the small bits of rust where the old floor was screwed directly into the floor:


I have also installed my new stereo (partly), I'm pretty happy with it! I need new speakers though, as I discovered I only have a single crackly one!




More updates to follow on Monday!

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Old 26-11-16, 17:01
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Getting started is always an eye opener! You learn a lot about how the van has been put together and maintained.

FYI. I recently replaced the dashboard factory (cheap and nasty) speakers with a decent pair of 2-way JBL speakers. Was a fairly inexpensive upgrade at around 20 for the pair, and made a notable improvement in sound quality. Fitted as a direct replacement - job done in around 30mins.

See the build thread over on the vwcrafterforum.co.uk for more info.

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Old 26-11-16, 18:10
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Thanks, I'll going to replace the standard ones, add some to the overhead cupboard, and maybe try and fit a sub enclosure somewhere.
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Old 28-11-16, 16:39
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Update as promised:

I now have 2 captain seats up front! It's taken me a bit of time to get them fitted right because I spent an age cleaning all around and underneath the old bases. I've also decided not to bother cleaning the rubber floor mat (it's now on the pile of stuff to take to the tip), and I've ordered a nice new carpet mat to fit instead. Oh and I have a shiny new steering wheel at last!

I've started making plans for the overhead cupboard, that should be build over the next couple of days. My insulation and carpet have been delivered, windows are going in tomorrow, no excuses now!

Unfortunately I didn't think to get a good picture before it got dark...
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Old 28-11-16, 17:00
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hello good to hear build going well , can I ask did you get a new original steering wheel or find something else to fit ,
regards rikki
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Old 28-11-16, 17:13
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Hi Rikki, I got an original off ebay, which had got recovered in leather.
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