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Old 28-05-10, 19:58
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Default Re: Transformer. T5.1 LWB 104PS DSG

Very good effort. I'm yet to do any carpet work and just undertaking a little research.
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Old 28-05-10, 20:30
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looking awesome fella, you dont mess about do ya!!

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Old 30-05-10, 22:04
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excellent job, looking really good.
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Old 31-05-10, 07:05
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Default Re: Transformer. T5.1 LWB 104PS DSG

Inside the windows looks very tidy, Have you used the knock on trim on the inside skin only?
There looks like a seal/trim between the window and the knock on trim.
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Old 31-05-10, 07:55
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Inside the windows looks very tidy, Have you used the knock on trim on the inside skin only?
There looks like a seal/trim between the window and the knock on trim.
It was Lakeland Windscreens that did it - but yes, that's how it looks to me. There is a rubber insert between the window and the knock on trim. Don't know how common an approach that is but it does work well.
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Old 31-05-10, 15:14
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Default Re: Transformer. T5.1 LWB 104PS DSG

Looks amazing so far. Very impressed with your embossed side panel. Red vans are definitely best!!
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Old 03-06-10, 12:05
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Default Re: Transformer. T5.1 LWB 104PS DSG

Yep i agree Red vans are the best.

Good work so fare.

Thanks for the tip to cover the screws on my carpeted panels.

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Old 06-06-10, 22:07
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Good old half term - at last got a whole bunch of things finished off.

Door/side panels in place:



I'm a bit concerned that the panel on the slider door does lightly brush the side of the van for a few inches when opening and closing - thats 6mm ply and the "standard" megavanmats carpet. Not a big problem as long as the van is clean - but over time I expect the panel to get grubby, and potentially the paint to suffer. So we'll see if it wears down soon or if I have to do something about it.

Side panels in place:



I think I modified every panel in the kit. Always removed a few mm all round to allow for the carpet (used the stock hardboard panels as templates on door and tailgate) but sides had even more surgery. In general I adapted the panels to sit inside the surrounding frame rather than span the thicker supports. That gives a bit more elbow room and I'm happy with the paint/carpet mix rather than all carpet.



If I was doing it again, I'd spend more time making sure everything followed the contours more exactly.

I also got my DIY bike rack fitted - miraculously (wish I could say by design) it lines up with the front of the wheel boxes so I've clued another piece of PVC pipe right across the thing and screwed clips into the wheel boxes so its all removable.



BTW I added an internal 2x1 frame inside the wheel boxes so they won't collapse it they get sat on.

And then to wrap it all up I got ma shine awn. Double bucket wash with sheepskin mitt and Autoglym shampoo, Super Resin Polish with a cheapie 12V polisher, then a layer of Extra Gloss Protection.

oh and everything short of "Mr Muscle" to get the insect corpses off!



What's next? Probably interior LED lights, maybe new headlining, leisure battery, extra 12V sockets.
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Old 06-06-10, 22:31
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Default Re: Transformer. T5.1 LWB 104PS DSG

Outstanding work so far, just one minor concern why didn't you save yourself about 120 on the windows by going to the t5 centre in preston since you were in the north west?
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Old 06-06-10, 22:44
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Outstanding work so far, just one minor concern why didn't you save yourself about 120 on the windows by going to the t5 centre in preston since you were in the north west?
Thanks - but I'm confused by your post.

I'm not sure how you know how much I spent on the windows (or the package deal I agreed including seats and tailgate tinting), but regardless of the price, the short answer would include things like:

Preston is an hour further away than Kendall for me.

I'd rather spend a day on foot in Kendall than Preston.

Many didn't get on the shortlist of companies I'd trust to cut holes in my brand new van.
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