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  1. Finally.....our very first 'T'-Dayvan/family bus/daily driver/raceday transport

    LWB Garage (All Versions)
    We took the plunge , finally and here is our first 'T' as she arrived with no mods (yet) from me! I: Outside: Inside: Plans now are: Move the double passenger seat back to the front Swivel seat bases in the front Move 3-seat bench forward slightly (if possible, I think there...
  2. 7 x page MOT fail

    General T5 Chat
    So im working through the conversion of a Caravelle Taxi into a camper. Thought i was nearly there then took 'Its' (daughter named it) for an MOT. Bit of a reality check. Showed how little i actually knew! http://y2u.be/2vtZIkv1Rfg
  3. First T5 Build

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Hey VW Community, Proud to say that after a few years of dreaming and 6 months of serious research I've finally commited and bought myself a 2015 T5. :) Going to be doing as much of the conversion as I can myself, may get the windows done and Pop top put in, also have no idea when it comes...
  4. Advice on Model/year

    General T5 Chat
    Hi all New to the community but excited to get going. In 2019 i plan on getting a nearly new T6 base van/Kombi and doing my own conversion to a day van or full camper, not sure yet. I'm an aircraft engineer and a qualified domestic plumber and electrician, I'm good with making things so...
  5. Looking for Rental Workshops..

    General Van Chat
    Hey all, Does anyone know of any good (and not too expensive) workshops/blank spaces in London? Looking to rip out current interior on our T4 SWB and replace it with something less clean cut. Living in a flat means we don't have an ideal workspace as we live on a narrow street. Something basic...
  6. 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...
  7. LT 35 Camper Build - Vinny

    LT & Crafter
    We haven't actually started the build yet but to make me feel better, I thought I would start my build thread. As per my previous post, our engine died so we're currently saving up the cash to send it to AW Engineering to be re-manufactured. I'm actually looking forward to the engine being out...
  8. Mikes first Van

    The Workshop
    Firstly - Hi all, this is my first post. I have been on here a while now when I was looking to buy my first T4 and now that Ive bought one thought I should post up some pics of it and plans etc. So here she is, its a 1995 800 special, so quite an old one, but seems to have been looked after...
  9. My new drone mobile studio T5 shuttle build

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Good evening all, So I started my UAV (drone) company last year (DEK Images if anyone wants to know www.dekimages.co.uk). The time has come to build me a mobile playback client van which can be easily adapted back to a family van in no time. With that the shuttle with its quick release seats...
  10. **Tired 2000 work van to 2 tone camper**

    T4 Conversions
    Hiya guys, Just thought I'd throw up a few pics of a van we done. The customer left the full build up to us, from design, to wheels to colours. He didn't see it until we dropped it back to him last week. Thank god he loved it :eek: Anyone that know us know we like our two tone retro VW...
  11. T5 LWB Shuttle Conversion Update

    T5 Conversions
    Its with a bit of shame that I re-continue my build thread after neglecting it for so long . :( I've got wrapped up in my conversion but am now close to finishing. Well as close to finishing as I will ever likely to get, I now understand that this is a life long conversion which I will be...
  12. '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...
  13. My Blue Build

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    So this is my first Transporter, Have been reading up loads on here about what to do and how to do it. I will try and add photos as I go
  14. LWB T5 Build conversion

    LWB Garage (All Versions)
    Just thought as we've been reading the posts on here for quite a while we would "give back" and post up a bulid thread, if only for us to record what we have done....and how much it costs! Nothing terribly out of ordinary planned from the outset apart from the need / desire to have a RnR bed...
  15. My First T4 build

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Finally bought a T4 its a Transporter 2.5TDI SWB 2000 reg. Bought it a month ago but never go around to making the build thread, so here we go, 3 months in afghan and then i had the money to buy one, had a budget of 4k but got this one for £3350 150k miles on the clock. Planning on converting to...
  16. Starting from scratch!

    General Van Chat
    Hi All, I am as green as grass to this forum, but i'm a fast learner so please forgive my lack of knowledge! Im in need of some help, I have a budget of 7.5 - 8.5 k to have a nice t4 swb camper conversion, which will have to be classified as a camper - to benefit from cheaper insurance. I...
  17. Permission to join captain!

    Team Red
    Hello all!! I'm a noobie T5 owner! I purchased my beaut 2 weeks ago, she needs some TLC, but already in the last 2 weeks i've been ripping her apart and starting from nout to turn her into a camper. Shes a 2.5 /130, Already shes suffered the ever so common 'missing gears' - rather red faced...
  18. My Long Overdue Build Thread - Black 4motion Camper

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Hey everyone, Been on here for a while now and its been very useful helping me build my van! I'm only just getting round to organizing my pics and getting a build thread sorted. So here we go - The van - as it was in Oct'2010 Black 2006 4motion kombi, took a while to source one as there...
  19. Teardrop Caravan build

    Trailers & Teardrops
    Hi all, I have decided to try and build a teardrop caravan ( inspired by Psycho's build). After looking around for a while I found a trailer which was 7x4 ft. I got it home and got straight to work stripping it down. Next was to decide on a shape and after trawling the internet and playing...
  20. My build: before and after

    General T4 Chat
    Hi guys, a few pics of my transformed panel van H:. Also just wanted to say a big thanks to all of you who provided invaluable advice and parts with a special thanks to: - Arthur & Baz @ Mad Workshop for the roof & windows - Jason for the colour coding - Simon & John @ Individual Campers...
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