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Dear All thought you might like to look at some pictures of my jobs to my Van over past two years:


Its all on Photobucket:


http://photobucket.com/skylarkcampers


or here are many of them:


This was what it was like, bought it with 60K on the clock 2 years ago and first thing was to get the wheelchair lift removed for obvious reasons not to mention its weigth!




Me starting insulation job after wheel chair lift taken out (it took me and someone really strong to lift the thing out but not many bolt holes left which was good)




Kingspan insulation panels going in after taking the VW soundproofing out which was not much use at keeping the heat in.



This is what its like stripped out




The kingspan received another layer of foil foam underlay for even more insulation:



This was a mod I designed myself, this space was wasted so I sub woofer was going here:



Here is the new speaker it is great and conceals the amp too and is fixed firmly inplace and yes you can change gear perfectly





Installed a reversing sensor and here is the small monitor above the ashtray, here there were holes cut for the wheelchair lift but not anymore.



I bought is sunroof off ebay its a Webasto and its huge:



Sunroof fitted:



Work in prog..



Interior view of sun roof:



Van looking clean:




DVD Player fitting. This is out of view mostly down in the footwell and has a separate 5" Blaupunkt wide viewing angle screen has a sucker mounting and can be fitting front or rear with its long cable.



some speakers in the doors and we are good to go, all sounds great.





Shot of the interior: Aluminium lightweight box section rock and roll bed (made by me) with birch ply slats and rubberised 50mm foam pads custom made by my mum. Also the curtains were custom made by mother with thumb pop snaps and double layer to keep any light out in the mornings.





In sleep/nightime mode:




Two removable jump seats can be put in if I have family or friends riding with us:



Day out:



Mini kitchen unit:




Shown here with some original VR6 alloys which are van rated for 800kg which is the main thing.

I did all my own tinting as well, was light green for a while but now limo tint so you can't see in at all! When the curtains are up you cannot even see them so good for stealth camping.





I have roof bars from an old Polo but they were brand new cast aluminium and removable cross bars.



Another one from outside:

Its done 86k so not too bad for a 1997 TDi still loads of life left in it the engine as superb and has full service history.




Next job is to get some paintwork touched up as tiny bits of rust on wheel arches and the tailgate needs a new coat of paint ideally.




I fitted some Eibach springs to it which cost £150 for the pair but next job when I have some money (not for a while with the Crunch) is some Bilstein shocks.


There were so many other jobs which I forgot to take pictures of like laying a 6mm birchply floor in bonded to heavy duty grey rubber and insulation. The list will and keeps going on but this much for now......
 

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Looking good mate, loving the sunroof. Was it easy to fit?
The sunroof was not the easiest since you need to cut through one of the roof bar reinforement bars with a jigsaw! But don't worry as the aluminium sunroof frame is stiff and strong and more than makes up for taking some of the roof away. The whole job only cost me about £150 and it would cost £750 to get it done by a specialist s/roof firm. Thanks alot
 

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Hi, You have carried out some nice and good looking mods to your van, really like the sun roof.
Must get round to insulating mine soon.
Regards, Steve W....
 

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i want a webasto too:cool:

any problems sealing it with the ridges in the roof?

The rubber seal took care of sealing around any ridges and the silicone, no water has come in but at high speeds sometimes a side on wind can flap it slighly. If i had £2000 though would have loved a pop up roof but could still do that one day the sunroof as a compromise really but can stand up if the weather is good.
 

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Would love to have one of those sunroofs, didn't think you could get one for the T4 because of the ridged roof! :confused:

Nice bus by the way T:
 
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