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  1. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hey everyone, So around the bottom of the windows on my barn doors I've got a decent amount of rust popping up. I tried treating it before but it came back pretty quickly. Obviously around the window it's hard to get right in there when sanding, so I guess that's why the rust came back so...
  2. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Good morning fellow forum users, I'm planing ahead and starting to think about tackling the small surface rusts on the inside of the van where you typically see when you strip carpet and ply lining / filling holes etc. Something like this sort of surface rust (image taken from Google, not from...
  3. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hello all, I've had my T4 for about a year now and I love it! It's been super reliable up until now despite having 182k miles on the clock. Unfortunately I broke down last week and had to have my clutch replaced, my gearbox fixed and my upper ball joints changed. (painfully the entire job...
  4. 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...
  5. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hey guys, We have ripped out our original camper conversion to re do it the way we would like it, but have uncovered some rusty spots. Our wheel arches at the rear are the worst (so far) so we decided to take them to a VW specialist in Leeds who quoted us £500 to replace both rear arches and...
  6. New T4 Members Forum
    *Dear moderator: I was not sure which section to post this thread. Please move the thread accordingly if necessary. Hello forum people, Whilst we are searching for our very first T4 camper, I've learned that you can check MOT history of any vehicle online by its registration number, which is...
  7. Engine & Gearbox
    I've got a 2011 2.0 140 on circa 114k and have noticed the Mechatronic cover is corroded.. I've searched the internet and there isn't much reported on this - only a couple here and here. My van is now in the garage, the cost isn't much more than an oil&filter change - but would have been very...
  8. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi guys i have been going over my t4 after buying her a couple of weeks age. I have found that the side loading door seal metal strip that holds the rubber door seal on has roted away. Which I did know when I bought her. I don't think there is any good metal left but without scraping away I...
  9. General T4 Chat
    Newbie here, so apologies if this is a FAQ that I didn't find using "Search" or if this is in the wrong area... Caveat: I am particularly non-technical so be gentle :-) T4 51 plate. A recent Present from my mum, so we have it "as is" - she bought it "as is" a couple of years ago so we have no...
  10. LT & Crafter
    Sorry to post a thread on a topic already covered but I feel I need an answer to my specific rust issues! There is quite a lot of rust on the lip that the door slides across..and more on the underside of the door. Please could someone give me a breakdown of the order in which I should treat...
  11. LT & Crafter
    So.. I bought myself a Short Wheel Base LT32. 2004. Only 51,000 miles with history Bit of an impulse purchase as I have no experience of owning a vehicle, and zero knowledge of converting one. :gl I thought it seemed a decentish height to move around in without the issues of parking a longer...
  12. 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...
  13. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Last night i finally got around to sorting out the small rust spots on my rear wheel arch I went at it with a wire brush and before it knew it i had a hole in my arch where it has rusted from the inside out the wheel arch itself is cheap enough, but I do not have the tools, expertise or...
  14. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi. We've just bought a 96 T4 and are about to embark on fitting it out into a camper. We've taken all the old ply lining out and discovered the van has at some point had a roof-rack. The holes that fitted the bolts for the rack have been filled with sealant but this has failed and water is...
  15. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hey everyone, I've been in indo for the last 8 months, which is great... however my lwb T4 was left to sit outside for that entire time. Whilst i got Indo perfection the poor girl got a british winter. I'm back and want to make her beautiful again. I ran her through the car wash today to see...
  16. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi there we recently bought our first van - a 1997 T4 LWB Twin Slider. She was taxi at some point. She's not in the best nick but better than some, at least from what we've been able to see from the outside. The seller of the van had no service history but did have a 12mth clean MOT for the...
  17. New T4 Members Forum
    Hi from Torquay. First time with VW. Just bought a T4 and knocked £2,500 off the asking price. The sills and door step panels were rotten as a pear. Had a current MOT somehow. Its in the body shop now having it all sorted and some new paint. Is this level of rot normal? I don't think i'd buy...
  18. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Just a quick question, which may be stupid, but a question none the less... Can one remove the weather seal around the front windscreen like you can on the rear barn doors, or tailgate glass? Does it actually contribute to the watertightness of the screen, or does it just tend to harbor...
  19. General Van Chat
    Got a few spots of rust on the bodywork that I'd like to treat, but there's loads of products out there. I'm thinking of the kurust one because it's well known and no-one seems to say it's problematic. And because some of the others have really nasty looking stuff in that puts me off! But then I...
  20. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hey guys, So after this winter and the salt grit on the roads I wanted to get my arches nice and clean and free from any surface rust which is creeping on, while I save up for a respray. So I sanded one down with 80, 120, 340 and 400 to the bare metal and then did two coats of Hammerite Smooth...
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