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  1. bodywork

    General T4 Chat
    Hi All. Looks like I've got rust patches on outer sills so dreading what that means. Can anyone recommend a reasonable body work place in the Ipswich area - guess I could be looking at new outer sill panels to be welded on and sprayed. Many thanks, Richard
  2. Slow Bodywork repair advice

    General T4 Chat
    Hi All, I'm a 21 year old student and have just about been able to afford my first project, a T4! She is mechanically pretty sound but needs a fair bit of work on the body which im hoping to do myself. Im looking to have it resprayed at a later date when i can afford it but don't mind it looking...
  3. What is this hole for?

    Can anyone tell me what this hole is for? As you can see, it is between the wheel arch and the sliding door. It has a plastic cover, which has what looks like a cable outlet in the bottom. The hole itself is very deep, at least 30cm, so it's quite a big space Any ideas what I could use it...
  4. Sliding door blocker missing - Any Suggestions?

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hello! I'm in the process of repairing the channel where the sliding door runs, and the piece that bolts into the end of the channel is missing. This just means that I can't open the door fully as it will just drop off. Is there anywhere that sells just this part as I can't find one...
  5. recommendations for good bodywork peeps in Stratford area

    General T4 Chat
    Hi all, got a bit of rust starting to raise its ugly head and after some recommendations for body work people in my area. Warwickshire/Stratford, want someone to do it right once and do it well! Cheers!
  6. Rust in C post - how am I going to tackle this?

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I've been lurking here for years and for the most part have found any answers I needed by searching the forum, but I haven't been able to find anything on this. I've had my T4 for a decade or so, converted it myself to a camper and had the best times in it. Now I have a daughter I wanted to...
  7. Bodywork repair

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Any one recommend a VW T5 friendly body shop in North East, preferably near Newcastle?
  8. Long Nose Grill Asembly

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi All, New owner here looking to sort the first niggly out. Can anyone look at these photos below and tell me what i'm missing to hold the bottom of the grill in place please, its only held in currently by 2 screws at the top. Thanks. G. Have left the grill off for now if i need to take...
  9. Bodywork

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I'm looking for someone in Cornwall (I'm in falmouth) who can do some bodywork on my T4 camper. Does anyone have a good recommendation? Thanks
  10. Bodywork advice Please

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Evening all, I'm looking for some advice in regard to the bodywork on my T4 All of my arches have started to rust but are salvageable, the passenger door has been previously repaired (badly) paint splodge/filler waves and now peeling, and my sliding door has a lovely crease in it, pillar post...
  11. T4 specialists in South Yorks

    General Van Chat
    Hi, I've just moved to Sheffield from Cornwall and bought my second T4. Can anyone put me on to decent and reliable T4 / VW specialists who could help with mechanical and / or bodywork needs. My new van needs a new cambelt and a full service and I wouldn't mind getting the arches looked at too...
  12. New T5 Member with a VW Caravelle T30 130 TDi 7-seater

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi Folks, A new member here with a fairly old van... one of the first 300 T5s to arrive in the UK if my dealer is to be believed (a 53 plate VW Caravelle T30 130 TDi 7-seater). Anyway, we've owned it from new and are pondering what to do with it now the kids are flying the nest, although that...
  13. Welding needed London E17

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all, I've been searching through various threads and posts, "bodywork & exterior" etc but can't seem to find any recent posts recommending garages that do welding on T4's in or around East London. The plates that hold the plastic front bumper brackets to the bumper are rusted through on...
  14. t4 wrap or paint advice...

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    hi, anyone have any advice as to whether I'm better getting my t4 wrapped rather than painted how much should each cost? I have a red t4, it's a standard colour which I'm happy to keep, there are quite a few patches of bodywork that need sorting which means there will be loads of patches, can...
  15. Respray

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi there, just bought a t4 lwb to convert. Does anyone know where I can get a cheap re spray. I'm based in Cambridge but am in London quite a bit too but happy to travel. Hoping there's a mate of a mate that does it on the side etc, happy to help mask it and prep etc. On a tight budget...
  16. Arch / sill replacement in Cornwall

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all, need these done on my van. I've been faffing around and not getting this done for a while but I am selling my TT to get the bodywork done on the van. Any recommendations? I am looking for someone who can cut out the old and weld in new.
  17. Do these things happens in 3's?

    The Pub
    Evening all T: I have had one of those days today with my bus, firstly my brakes failed at a round about in Newquay :eek: Apologies to the guy who had to slam on his brakes. AA came out and manage to resolve, apparently a split hose? My son lost his boot at the beach car park, it must have...
  18. Touching up paintwork on my ex AA T4

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi - there are a few threads on here regarding this, but can't seem to find any definite answers. My exAA T4 yellow van has a few bumps and scrapes (Bristol traffic!). There is a little bit of surface rust coming thru on one or two wheel arches. And a little bit of rust at the top of the...
  19. GUTTED! Write off from bodywork bump.

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    A few months back, I reversed into a Polo at a petrol station (Bloody VW drivers!). Though I was reversing slowly into clear air, all of a sudden there was a polo under my N/S/R corner (Not proclaiming complete innocence but the [email protected] must have swung into the petrol station quite quick to pull...
  20. Bodywork advise in Bristol

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all, I'm a newbie to the forum having recently become the proud owner of a 2000 2.5td Lwb Factory Hi-Top. Will try to upload some photos of her once I've got my head round how to do it! Mechanically she's strong but Alas...she's not the prettest girl on the block! To be honest, with a few...