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  1. T5 Conversions
    Hello there Just about to insulate the van but I have been speaking to a few people who are old school and have converted old vans back in the day and some of them have mentioned the same thing " make sure you wax the inside panels of the van otherwise it will rust from the inside out due to...
  2. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi, I need some advice, please. My 93 Caravelle has just failed its MOT. It has very rusty inner sills the entire length of both sides including the door runner on the passenger side sliding door. The flat bits under the battery and airbox that make up part of the front inner arches are also...
  3. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all I'm hoping that someone can recommend a decent garage that is familiar with T4 repairs in or around Bournemouth. Weird thing is: my Caravelle went through the MoT without an advisory last year, this year I'm being told it's shot! So guys - can anyone shout out for a decent business in...
  4. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi, Ive got a couple of little rust patches that have appeared on my van and Im wondering whether to attack them myself. Ive attached some photos so people can see what Im looking at. I went to a local spray spray shop and asked the guy how much it would be to fix the rust patch on the door...
  5. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    had my van serviced down the local stealers yesterday. the mechanic showed me a couple of things that came up in ther service..... as I was having a good poke around under the van (like you do) he said the van was in very good condition underneath* T: and advised that a good thing to do would...
  6. General T5 Chat
    Bit fed up really my new van all the brake discs are going rusty around the centre and it looks terrible through the alloys, the van is only 3 months old. Anyone having the same problem and has anyone tried to claim under warranty?? Just feel I should'nt have to take all the wheels off and paint...
  7. General T4 Chat
    Hi Guys, We've had our T4 for a year now and I'm sorry to say that the winter has taken its toll on the wheel arches. I've got light bubbling and plenty of it! Has anybody had a good experience with a company in or around Newport South Wales who can sort it out for me?! Thanks, Ross
  8. General T4 Chat
    Probably just me, but since I decided to deal with the rust on the cheap conversion I bought, I find that I am enjoying it! Is this normal? Or do I need psychiatric intervention. Grinding back, filling, sanding, priming, etc - hard work but great fun! (This is my first ever attempt at restoring...
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    My 93 T4 has its fair share of rust most of witch I can it out and buy new panels to replace. I am struggling to find somewhere that does a replacement for the lower panel below the sliding door, the bit with the groove that guides the bottom wheel on the door. Does anyone know somewhere I can...
  10. General T4 Chat
    Hi all I've just bought a '97 caravelle, and I'm hoping some of you might be able to answer a few questions I have... 1. Does anyone know of a way of modifying the heavy sliding side door of a T4 so that it has a 'soft close' rather than the guillotine like way it closes at the moment? We...
  11. General T4 Chat
    In the middle of sorting my rear compartment for wet gear just wondered what everyone else does. A lot of unnecessary rust near the tailgate thresh hold due to a system for 6 years. I've figured the clear box things are the way forward with wet gear but what about wet kiteboard/wakeboard...
  12. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all, I hope someone can help I have a t4 caravelle W reg and took it to Autoglass a few weeks ago as needed a new window, the guy siad the last one had been fitted badly and as a result the cavity was in very bad condition. Does anyone know how much it would be to get this type of thing...
  13. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Seen a friends sliding door on his T4 and his shuts without much effort...ours needs slamming. Now I know it has dropped completely, I suspect when it was re-sprayed it was fitted lower than it should be. Looking at the rust, I think it needs totally replacing now. I have heard horror stories...
  14. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    So i was scouting round under the van again today and i felt some ominous rough-edged holes - I got the camera out to analyse them a bit better, and here's the results. Really kicking myself i didn't notice them when I got the van. (I'm a first time owner btw!) The holes / loose panel...
  15. General T4 Chat
    After about a year of searching, eBay stalking, praying and hoping I am off to pick up our first T4 this coming weekend! It's a sick matte black SWB and the best part is it has almost everything I'd want to do to a van already done. Almost freakily exact on my ideas for what I wanted to do when...
  16. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Just removed my right hand side front wing because of rust damages on my -98 Multivan TDI. Behind the wing was lot of debris and quite nasty rust damages. And let me show you some corrosion... The reason for this rust problem is the soft thingy that surrounds the air intake tube. It...
  17. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi All, I've just bought my van and the first thing i want to get treated is the rust as below, I've read around the subject on here but I'm still not sure what the best thing to do is. Could I get away with having it treated and resprayed or should i cut it out? Any suggests on the best...
  18. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    A bit off subject but it has something to with bodywork...... I have found some rust near the drivers sill (I did find some but now it has been removed with the help of me angle-grinder). The gap is about 6-8 inches starting from the front wheel arch. My questions are: 1. Who can i buy a...
  19. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hello all, I've just registered with the forum and would be really grateful for any advice on how to go about dealing with several bits of rust and dings on my '98 1.9TD 1000. Here's some shots of the target areas. This is the back window and windscreen surrounds. Will I need to take the...
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