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  1. Advice on General Grabber tyre/wheel combo

    Wheels & Tyres
    Apologies as this has probably been done to death already....... Got my first VW, came with 16" steels which obviously were fine, but as a bloke we have to play around with these things don't we..... Have bought a set of 18" alloys fitted with 255/55/18 General Grabber (AT's I think). Have...
  2. Hassles with DVLA

    General T5 Chat
    Hi All, Just had windows and 2 more removable seats put in my T5 panel van, (not sure wether it's now a Window, Multi or Kombi Van), completed logbook and sent it off. I've now had a'V894' form back from DVLA requesting use and modification details. I want to keep the PLG status (less Tax!) not...
  3. Can't close my T5's bonnet

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I'm driving around with my bonnet held on with bungees as it won't lock shut. The cable is in one piece but appears to have become detached from the mechanism as there is no tension in it. Any suggestions about how to re-attach the cable end would be gratefully received.
  4. Best place to get good quality carpet for basic conversion

    T5 Conversions
    Hi, I need to know the best place to buy good quality carpet for my t5, and how much of it I need? Has anyone converted one to house a go kart and still let you sleep in it? I have an idea but am interested to hear if anyone else has an idea. It's got to be done on a budget, no cooker needed...
  5. Excited

    General T4 Chat
    Picking my Tyres up today. Took my wheels in for powder coating the other day. Gunna take the tyres when i pick the wheels up hopefully monday/tuesday so they can fit em. 15 inch Penta alloys, Dark Grey (cant remember if i went for anthracite or not now lol), General Grabber At2 tyres...
  6. The VW MAN Thread

    T4 Articles & Information
    VW and MAN join forces in 1977 to produce a medium sized truck - a market that is untapped by Volkswagen and not visited by MAN since the 1960's, having concentrated on heavier trucks, with partner Saviem of France, from 1968 to 1975 (when Saviem joined Berliet at Renault). 1978 VW's LT...
  7. Before The T4 - Type 2 80 to 90

    T4 Articles & Information
    Transporter History At A Glance Part 3 T3 - 1979 to 1992 (or 2003 in South Africa) Vast improvements were made in all areas - the T3's unique 50:50 weight distribution, coil sprung, double wishbone suspension and rack and pinion steering gave handling and ride comfort that was hard to beat...
  8. Before The T4 - T2 67 to T2 80

    T4 Articles & Information
    Transporter History At A Glance Part Two Political activist and lawyer Ralph Nader's 1965 publication "Unsafe At Any Speed" poured much scourn on rear engined vehicles, the VW range was no exception... ... VW quickly responded with the 1967 second generation 1600cc Type 2, which hit the...
  9. The History Of VW

    T4 Articles & Information
    Volkswagen Chronicles: the official Vw history released by the VW press office. [Volkswagens Official History: Click Here]
  10. Executive 'Bahn Stormers

    T4 Articles & Information
    Executive 'Bahn Stormers Drawing on Bentley know-how, the tailor made T4 and T5 Caravelle Business brings unprecedented luxury, beyond Volkswagen's Highline trim, to a long line of "executive" Transporters, which really kicked off with the launch of the plush Caravelle Carat in 1983 and the...
  11. Before the T4 - The Early Years

    T4 Articles & Information
    Transporter History At A Glance Volkswagen had just celebrated producing 6,700,000 Transporters in forty years of production when August 1990 saw the U.K. launch of the fourth generation model - the T4, most of which were built at the Transporter's traditional home in Hanover, Germany. T4's...
  12. The All Roaders

    T4 Articles & Information
    The All Roaders (Before The T4) The rear engined Transporter's have always been remarkably useful off-road, even with mere rear wheel drive... ... yet the ultimate four wheel drive T3 was able to compete head on with Jeep, Land-Rover, Mitsubishi and Toyota, even if it was a tad more...
  13. Basic VW Terminology And T4 Family Lines

    T4 Articles & Information
    T4 Terminology Ah yes, Volkswagen (that's pronounced faulks - vargen and means "People's Car") terminology. For those who are new to the Forum and VW Life The five generations of the VW Transporters are now known as: T1 1950 to 1967 (Europe) / 1975 (South Africa, South America) An early...
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