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  1. Tailgate lock

    General T5 Technical
    Previous owner claims he bashed in to the tailgate, from the inside, with some lengths of wood, and damaged the lock. As far as I can tell the central locking works. However, when I close the tailgate from the outside, it doesn't actually feel like it's closing properly. To open the tailgate...
  2. 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...
  3. T5 - cherry broken

    New T5 Members Forum
    After several years of loading bicycles onto car roof racks to travel to events I finally got round to investing in a T5 so I can put bikes inside! Great changing room space too! I am now one of the 'white van men' and, having had the van for nearly 3 months I'm getting round to making a few...
  4. New member and new owner.

    New T4 Members Forum
    I recently purchased a 1997 T4 1.9TD panel van to convert into a camper. So far I managed to get a quality rock and roll bed for £130 and I intend on building my own cupboards. I need at least one window in order that DVLA will let me register it as a Motor Home. I am hoping there is a cheaper...
  5. Advice needed, Buy a Kombi or convert a panel van

    General T5 Chat
    Hi, I'm crossing over from the darkside (Vito) and wonder if I'm better off buying a half decent T5 panel van and paying to convert it to a kombi or trying to find a reasonably priced Kombi which seem few and far between. I've seen kombi conversions for around 2k all in. Looking at budget of...
  6. Sliding door without window - how to ply line?

    T5 Conversions
    Hello everyone, I've tried to find something in the forum, but I only find posts about carpeting the door itself. What I'm after is advice on how to ply line the top of the door. I don't have windows fitted and there are no holes for trim plugs in the top section, when I brought the van it had a...
  7. The House Deposit

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    I am a long time lurker on here and admirer of Transporter's and VW's in general. I have been after a transporter for ages, but they have always been out of my price range. At the beginning of the year I ended up single :eek:. The change of circumstances meant that any hope of buying my own home...
  8. Fitting a side door

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I've recently been offered a 1996 LWB high top T4 at a very reasonable price, and I'm planning on buying it and converting it to a camper, as I've wanted to do this for ages and this van has just the right amount of space. Only problem is, it currently has barn doors at the rear, but no side...
  9. Adding seats to panel van: legality

    T4 Conversions
    I'm in the market for my first T4 and having trouble finding what I want: swb 2.5tdi (not the 88bhp version), under £3500, in reasonable condition, ideally with at least one row of seats in the back. So, I wanted to find out the legality of adding seats (and side windows) into a panel van: would...
  10. First Time T4 Van Purchace Advice

    General Technical
    Hi Folks, I've been a member of the forum for a few months now and have been religiously reading all the great info on here about T4's, technical info, build threads etc. I'm nearly ready to buy and am excited to become a member of this great community. However before I do I wanted to run a few...
  11. First time converting - here we go

    T5 Conversions
    Hi guys. We started our conversion today. Thought we would put some pictures up as we go along. We've made a list of all the bits and bobs we've brought too, so hopefully that will be of use to other first-timers in the future. We really appreciate all the help and advice we've had from the...
  12. Painting my plastic bumper? How?

    General Van Chat
    Hey guys I have a normal panel van T5 1.9. It currently has black plastic bumpers on it. Can anyone give me advice or step by step on how to best paint the bumpers WHITE (to match my van) without it flaking off. Any advice would be amazing! Cheers Rich
  13. Super budget first time conversion!

    T4 Conversions
    Hi all, I picked up my first van 2 weeks ago, and have set about converting it to something usable to transport gear, but also usable as a camper. As a student, this is going to be a super budget conversion! I'l try and keep a running total! Here's the van as i got it: A bit banged up on...
  14. White panel to day van... the build

    LWB Garage (All Versions)
    Hello , I have decided to start a build thread here in the LWB Garage as this thing might begin to grow and I'd like to keep it all in one place.... Firstly I have finally got a Van... after probably over a year of looking and saving now. Its a white 2010 LWB 1.9 102 panel van. I'm going to be...
  15. New Alloys and Tyres

    Wheels & Tyres
    Hey everyone! I am buying a 2007 T5 white panel van and want to change wheels! Can anyone suggest any good dealers and best alloys for this model? I would like them black either 19" or 20". Thank you
  16. X reg t4 1.9td 1000 for sale

    Vans For Sale
    Due the break up of my band I'm selling my beloved van. She's White and been a round the block a few times... Details: 143500 miles Remote central locking Electric windows Insulated and carpeted interior Ply floor Had lots of work done this year; New cylinder head New head gasket New cam belt...
  17. 3-point seatbelt in panel van

    Interior
    Just got my caravelle-type seats/mushroom bolts/seatbelts for the back of my van. Peeled back the fabric glued over the top seat belt mounting points; no captive nuts! Fail! So, I hear the panel van can be modded for the proper 3-point seatbelts, but it's tricky. How tricky? pictures? Tales...
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