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Hi Guys,
I've been totally hooked on the forum since the purchase of my T5 T:..
So much so I forgot to pop back & join team blue, so thought I'd throw up a picture...



I'm really loving the forum, but it's costing me a small fortune everytime I pop in!
I've done a few tweaks such as the remap, side bars & roof bars along with a few interior goodies,
Hot on the hitlist are some nice alloys & do something with those commercial bumpers A: ..
Sadly some overtime needed first :D ..

Cheers Darren
 

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Nice looking van, what else have you got planned for it?

Spray it white, we are much more friendly. T:
 

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Nice looking van, what else have you got planned for it?

Spray it white, we are much more friendly. T:
Cheers, yes looks like first job is a full respray in white :D..

Ive long list of jobs I want to get done, but funds are the major anchor at the minute!
I'm frantically hunting for a set of caravelle/sportline bumpers to get her colour coded, droped 40mm last weekend on eibachs, ready for when I find some alloys? I've decided on the sportline alloys, but on the other hand I've seen lots of nice alloys 20/22's, but I think 18's are my limit on tyre prices :eek: ...

Also just wondering about fitting rear window in tailgate, then seriosly thinking of maybe a conversion of some kind maybe next year?

trouble is everytime I log into the forum I find something else I fancy I:
 

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Welcome to the most friendly colour ! I::D

Looks like a nice clean van ready for all that hard earned over time to be spoiled ! T:

They are stupidly moreish , mates keep asking me ' it's got to be finished ?' , errr no , there's this and that !I:I:

Neighbours think I'm nuts , but all comment on what nice vans the VW's are ! ............ Especially the T5's ! Rasp:

Happy spending . A:
 

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Thanks T5RHW, trouble is my hard earned overtime is well and truly getting drained since my T5 path begun :eek:

It doesn't help when I look through your albums to see exactly just 'How' mine should look!!!
I've been stuck on either sportline or RR alloys & seeing the RR's on another blue I'm liking them!

Along with the Caravelle front end.. Audi R8 drl's... Led reflectors... Carbon roof rails / front grill etc etc etc A: ...

Please for my own sanity those types of photo albums should be made private so as not to feed the addiction :bhd

Oh yes & all I get off the Neighbours is 'Are you washing the van again?? You'll be wearing it away' :D
 

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Thanks T5RHW, trouble is my hard earned overtime is well and truly getting drained since my T5 path begun :eek:

It doesn't help when I look through your albums to see exactly just 'How' mine should look!!!
I've been stuck on either sportline or RR alloys & seeing the RR's on another blue I'm liking them!

Along with the Caravelle front end.. Audi R8 drl's... Led reflectors... Carbon roof rails / front grill etc etc etc A: ...

Please for my own sanity those types of photo albums should be made private so as not to feed the addiction :bhd

Oh yes & all I get off the Neighbours is 'Are you washing the van again?? You'll be wearing it away' :D
Haha , know that feeling ! Keep looking at other small touches people have done and get carried away ! I:I:
Note to self : stop looking at pics on here !!!!!

Re trimming my doors next , oh and changing speakers , and finishing off enclosure under seats , and more sound proofing in doors !

And I've just been down to my local tyre and exhaust specialist who's got my van in swb with stainless exhaust so that's next as well ! :eek:
Not for a while anyway , or the wife may change the locks ! I:I:
 

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I've been collecting a few bits & bobs over the last few months, Bumper Dec 12, Alloys Jan, Caravelle Lights Feb, Changed mind on lights so sold lights, Bought some Angel eyes, etc etc...
So after a few hours hard work on Friday / Saturday this is the new look T:

I was hoping to Polish up today, but constant rain :(, but still managed a quick wash & photo



No Pictures of my rear, as this is still unchanged, but as soon as the front bumper. headlights & bike rack are sold I'll be fitting rear spoiler & colour coding to smarten up my rear! :D
 

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Have been busy , looking good ! T:
Cheers, only a drop in the ocean compared with your exhaustive build T:
I've still a long wishlist, but hopefully eventually that might be reduced, I'll probably be skint, single & homeless but the van might be somewhere how I want it :D
 

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Slow progress, but a quick update,

Van is currently looking as follows: -



But I've managed to find a front sportline spoiler, it just required a touch of plastic welding which I've done myself ;) ...
I'll let the paintshop do there magic now!



I'm just waiting for the paintshop to finish there back log / Holiday this month, so August will see Front spoiler, rear spoiler & rear bumper colour coded I: ....

So Roll on August :D

Desperatly trying to find some 18" Sportlines to finish the look if any one has any??
I like the look of the 20's, but the wife seems to find curbs with these far too easy :( ....
 

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I'm in the gateway to the Lakes - Kendal!
Don't suppose you fancy swapping your 18" Sportlines for some 20's :D
Always like Kendal, originally from Penrith so still go back up there often to see the family.

thanks for the offer of a swap but I rather like the alloys especially now I have had them powder coated black to go with my latest van.
 

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Always like Kendal, originally from Penrith so still go back up there often to see the family.

thanks for the offer of a swap but I rather like the alloys especially now I have had them powder coated black to go with my latest van.
Yes seemingly Kendal was voted 2nd best place to live in England this year? I don't see the attraction but I've lived here long time!
I was looking at your old photos & yes noticed there in different van & black! Really suit the van, great work, as soon as I find a set I'll be swapping, but I'll be sticking to silver.

Thanks guys, yes wasn't keen on the raven at first, but I've grown to it now & glad I got her! Vans now pulling 205bhp, would like to see 220+ if I get around to the intercooler & exhaust fitted, but driveshaft & manifold are to replace first :(
 
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