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Old 09-02-11, 09:49
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Default Re: Transformer. T5.1 LWB 104PS DSG

Excellent work there fella Good to see someone modding a new van & getting top results in the process
Mines next so keep up the pics
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Old 10-02-11, 08:27
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sorry to worry you it just looked bad thats all never seen one like it would hate for it to leak. great van

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Old 22-03-11, 21:22
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Did the slider door panel last night.

Don't know why I make things difficult for myself, but having seen the examples of VW logos raised under carpeted panels, I had the idea to set the logo into the panel for an embossed effect instead.

Traced an enlarged logo onto card and used it mark out the door panel. jigsawed out the circle bits I'm going to keep and glued a piece of hardboard to the back of the hole.

Then I traced the template back in to the hole and glued back the raised pieces in position.



I glued the carpet to the logo area first - very nerve wracking!!

I'd thought I'd be able to lay the carpet "loose" on the logo and work it into the areas - but the glue grabs too quickly and there was no slack, so it had to come back up and be done from the top down, working it into the grooves as tightly as I could with an assortment of tools - sturdy paint scraper, artist paintbrush handles, scissor handles etc etc.

I did end up with one crease in the flat below the logo - I think this may be unavoidable - and I'm not sure I did the best job of cutting it down/out. Hopefully a bit more brushing will hide the scar.



The effect is very subtle - perhaps too subtle for the effort! In certain light it stands out but otherwise is quite low key. Thicker ply (this is 6mm) would be more obvious, and I did consider adding depth behind but the panel is already going to be hard up against the door frame so that would push it out.



Trouble is - I now feel committed to doing another one in the opposite panel!
Top-class effort. Very pro!!
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Old 27-04-11, 20:26
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The only thing I've done in recent months is add some custom vinyl:









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Old 02-07-11, 00:08
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Hi Stew,

Great build I really like the van in red, reminds me of my old Golf.

I'd be interested to know what type of build could you not get approval for? Did you have funky plans??

I'm hoping to fit out a van of some kind with 7 seats with a long term aim of a camper conversion. It will be interesting to see what red tape fouls the way.

Health to drive!
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Old 02-07-11, 08:54
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It wasn't me that had approval problems - it was VW.

Back a year ago, there was a problem getting the Kombi versions that they had promised - and the story was that it was because VW hadnt got "type approval" for them. My understanding was that this is all about getting the vehicle variants classified as vans, cars etc - and its important to the manufacturer because there are VAT and other implications. I guess.

I assume that's all solved now.

Certainly worth sounding out people here about tour plan - I'm sure there will be ppl who have done the same thing. Some of them will know exactly what the issues are, and some will even have discovered the pitfalls for you first

Good Luck!
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Old 02-07-11, 17:42
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Hi Stew

I guessed it may have been the type approval issue. I'm getting the same noises from Main Stealers as you and may yet need to walk the same path!

Cheers
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