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  1. My First T5 Build

    The Workshop
    So I've finally got one and couldn't wait to start. The plan keeps it reasonably simple as a Kombi with pop top and some additional electrics so it remains multi-functional. We may go for a slide pod in the future but for now I want to make sure its well trimmed out and comfortable with a pop...
  2. T5 LWB 4motion - kicking it two tone

    LWB Garage (All Versions)
    Gus the bus (my old T4) has done me proud but decided it was probably time to look for a bigger van.... after 3 months of searching I ended up with this beaut! The missus has set up a European wedding planning business so will be abroad for 2-3 months over summer and seeing as I can work...
  3. Bully - 53 plate SWB T4 - A project thread

    The Workshop
    Eh up forum readers. For Bully's posterity and your general amusement (and possibly the occasional piece of sage wisdom I:), here starts his build thread. Had some undocumented, basic modifications already but nothing worth talking about here. Headlight loom, pedal box reinforcement, decent...
  4. So far, so good

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi, We're having a 2009 van converted by Bodans of Shrewsbury at their new place in Chirk. Each week we've been going over to see what they've done and take a couple of photos. The spec and layout is to suit 2 people and 2 dogs and we'll also be carrying an awning for extra space (changing...
  5. Project: habitable in a month

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Hi All, Here be our build thread. Partly in the interests of garnering the community's advice, but also partly so we can look back on progress. Enjoy, and feel free to chime in with anything you may think useful for this n00b. :* For those who care. We picked up a nice, clean 2011 in Olympian...
  6. here's Deevel

    The Workshop
    After getting a new job that required transport the painful decision was made to get rid of my '72 Devon Bay and get something more practical for the everyday. Then the missus stepped up and suggested we get a T4 camper and kill two birds with one bus. Well I was hardly going to say no...
  7. Cuthbert - The LWB Syncro - Build/ repair

    T4 Syncro Garage
    So the long journey of finally fixing up our LWB syncro 'Cuthbert' begins. Had him since 23 August 2010, and done the odd patch up to keep him going, but not alot more - he's done us well though taking us camping in Scotland and Wales. We raised the suspension by about 80mm to fit all terrain...
  8. 'Team Black' Campervan Newbie

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    I am relatively new to the forum but have been lurking for some time reading, looking at how to do stuff up until a month ago when I got my trendline 5.1.. I have started the journey of converting and up to now I have managed to put in sliders on the left and right hand side and tailgate...
  9. New T4 for team red :)

    General T4 Chat
    Just bought myself a new T4 for a slow, long and hopefully cheap project. This is my 4th T4 over the past 8 years and by far the worst condition.... a proper all out project :) Vans in the past have always been of a reasonable standard with nothing but my own stamp to add. This one is going to...
  10. My Build Thread

    General T5 Chat
    Hi everyone, I've been a lurker until recently when I finally committed to buying a T5 and I got sme good answers to the questions I asked. I picked up my van today and I'm really happy! J: Spent all afternoon cleaning it up. The plan is to get a caravelle interior in ASAP so I thought I...
  11. Build Thread - "Prudence"

    Team Black
    Original Pics from the Dealership. I guess its never going to look better than these, in terms of polish and paintwork. Hello, This is the Build thread for my new joy, currently named - Prudence. I have to say, the name is still under some debate. If this were a baby, we're probably at...
  12. Sell73out's Project BigBlue build thread

    LWB Garage (All Versions)
    Been dying to have my own build thread for years! So, here goes!... For those that know me, this will be my second van, but the first which is starting out as a complete blank slate. I've had many, many, many epic times with my T4, but I found the right base van at the right time so it's time...
  13. Yet another Team White

    Team White
    Hi All. Start of my effort for Team White. Posting my build to try to give back some ideas as this forum is an inspiration with some great vans! Starting out as a basic panel van (was very dirty!), but solid and drives well. Idea is for a flexible day / camping van. There are 5 of us + dog...
  14. Sulley-Van

    The Workshop
    I’ve started a few threads on here before but as the van is currently with Ed at Celtic Motorhomes having some big changes, I thought I’d start a new one and make this my main build thread. Here's a pic from the for sale ad for my van. It was the first T5 I had ever driven. Buying it was an...
  15. Kaz - total strip down - 2nd Project - will have lots of pics!

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Picked this up in September 2013 after viewing a few and hunting for a base van for a new build. Was a Private buy from a lady who had been using it for a small hobby catering business and thanks must go to @Turlough for giving us the heads up on this wee gem! So time for another build thread...
  16. T4AFFY build thread

    General Van Chat
    Ok so here we go...first post. Got my ex AA T4 a few months ago and it was pretty much a blank canvas. Good solid 2.5 diesel with inter-cooler so I think it is 102bhp.T:
  17. Valet van to camper build.

    T4 Conversions
    So the journey begins! Me and my girlfriend have just purchased this beautiful w reg vw t4 with 62000 on the clock! It was originally owned by a chap who done car valeting so he kept a pressure washer inside so there is some surface rust work to be done inside. The plan is for it to end up...
  18. Lulu DIY build thread .......... The unconventional way !

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Hi all, As I have been gathering information these last couple of years, after having purchased my second T4, I thought I had better start a build thread as some of this information may be invaluable to some. My experiences, good and bad ( and screw-ups ) will also be included. Some may learn...
  19. 'untitled' van build

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    So I had Doug the Bug as a first car and the smurf mobile who was a blue lupo, but now this lovely blue T4 needs naming, so I'm open to suggestions, he is my new toy! I made the decision to insure 'untitled' earlier than I planned on xmas eve to make sure I avoided excessive rises to girls...
  20. Extensive T4 Build Thread **PIC HEAVY**

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Ok guys, I had a build thread up here last year but there was a problem with the server and all the pics were lost. I was asked by a few members to put the thread back up, so here it goes. I'm not the best at write-ups so I'll let the pics do the talking ;) Be warned...... there are a lot of...
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