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Hi guys,

Thought I'd post some pics of my van progress. Everyone like pics haha
This is my second t4 I brought just over a year ago.
My previous van was a 1.9td 97 short nose which I converted to a TDI.

This ones a 2003 888 X-Pack with 100k on the clock.
Wanted to start with a good solid base for this project
This is what she looked like when I got her -




 

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I kept it this way for a while whilst I saved and had time to do the interior.

The next lot of photos is what I have been doing since the beginning of September this year.

Started by ripping everything out and giving the back a good clean.
Removed the bulkhead and fitted some CMC swivel bases to the seats.



Started to sound deaden and insulate -







 

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I wanted to be able to remove the ply panels, but I didnt want the clips or screws on show.
So I decided to do this -





Bit fiddly getting the holes in the correct places and working out where I would need new ones
 

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Put the wiring in for the amp, rear lights, rear speakers etc



LED remote for the back



Made a custom sub enclosure for an 8" shallow mount pioneer sub to fit under the CMC drivers base -





Ive since blacked off the port as it sounded better blanked.
 

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Then the carpeting begins !



Fitted 10 LEDS along the angled part of the roof, 5 on each side -







I marked the tailgate and sliding door with a permanent pen where the seal sits with them closed.
I then carpeted the metal work and using a sharp scalpel, cut the where the seal finishes.
This way I dont have any metal work on show, time consuming but looks great.







 

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Fitted some Altro Walkway Coal flooring to the rear



More goodies delivered by mr postman



Finally managed to source all the ingredients for some front door pockets and speakers



Fitted a boost gauge and moved the hazard switch



Also fitted a Van-X side step to allow for the raise in floor depth.

Next up is the ceiling.
My RnR bed should turn up next week hopefully
 

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Cheers guys T:

I recognise that garage,I pass it everytime I go abroad..:D
Yeah I was on my way down to cornwall to look at a black T4, but that one turned out to be a right dog in the flesh.

Whilst driving back home dissapointed, I saw this one sat on the forecourt of Riverside Garage in Tideford.
Went in to ask if it was for sale as it didnt have a price on it. Left an hour later with a deposit down haha

I had been looking for a tidy, late long nose for months!
I found out later that, I had been watching this one on ebay a couple months before, but it looked different in the pics.
 

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Yesterday was ceiling day !

Purchased an 8x4 4mm ply board and had some head lining carport from MVM.

I had my old panels luckily for a template luckily.
Decided to have the clips hidden like the rest of the panels.
Wanted to give it a longer look by leaving one the middle join



Was a bit of a pain lining all the clips up with the holes, but I'm happy with the result





 

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I wanted to be able to monitor the voltage of both my batteries, but I didnt want a large gauge or anything cut into the dash.

I thought if I could make something fit into a dash blank, I could easily replace it if I didnt need it anymore.

So I found the necessary ingredients of flebay and marked out the cut area




After a bit of fettling it kinda just fits







I can simply switch between Batt 1 - Off - Batt 2 voltage

Next up is a DIY passenger sun visor mirror to keep the mrs happy, £3 bargain off ebay from a polo



Should give me something to do tonight
 

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Mr Postman brought another present for the wagon.

Want all the switches to look OEM. When I press this all the lights turn on in the back, for when people are getting in or out.
Ive also got a switch fitted next to the sliding door, that lights up when the door is opened.



Part number is 7D0 959 561 A if anyone is interested, cost me £22.17 delivered from VW
 
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