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This is my van as I found it on ebay.

It is the 2.5TDI 102bhp

and heree she is in her urm.. glory :dunno:













The CB radio and aerial wasnt included in the sale but the holes where it mounted on the dash were :mad:

Apart from that the intrepid graphics are coming off when it stops raining. so it a silly type 'r' badge on the back door, and then from there the rectification and modding will commence H:

Not alot will be happing for te next week or so as I have my :c tr :c it to sort out to sell. but as soon as its gone all hell will break loose near enough.

But main plans are....

Remove graphics/silly badges
remove eyebrows on front lights and fit HID conversion
Replace rear lights
Colour coding bumpers and mirrors
Fitting electric windows
Fitting central locking
upgrading the alarm
Upgrade the clocks(speedo) to later type
Debadgeing smoothing out some body bits i want to change
Then it will be project power starting with move the intercooler, cone/panel filter and remap included.

But before all that i need to sort out the air filter and heater for the cab because...

The heater is stuck on hot and the filter in the engine bay as no houing/cowling and the filter is hanging off so when I give it the beans so to speak I can smell the distinct smell of exhaust fumes in the cab.

So if anyone could tell me which part numbers I need to rectify the filter housing I would much appreciate it! I spent 4 hours on etka last night trying to find it but no cigar!!

Cheers
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Righty little update:

The type R badge got removed swiftly.

The black vinyl came off with some bits of paint where the dents from the inside came through - so its going to be respray the n/s window panels. the o/s came off fine!!

The rear lights will be coming off soon but gotta sell my last van 1st. If anyone is interested in the lights make us an offer!

The light brows will be removed make us an offer if you want. they have been stuck on with silicone so should come off in one piece.

I also gave it a really good wash and polish - 2 washes then a machine polishing session then 2 more washes then 2 coats of wax all over! Satisfying results - It now shines!!!

Previously in the week there was a motorized screen in the triple air vent its now out and replacement vents are on the way, Along with my missing pollen filter and housing!

More pics to follow soon

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Little update...

All of the intrepidly horrid graphics and black vinyl is now gone. All polished up and looking a whole lot better.

The eyebrowed headlights have now been swapped out for Russt4's old headlights with bi-xenon HID kit installed :D If you still want the eyebrows quicksilver-ash there on ebay as i type - have a look in the treasure hunt section!!

The pollen filter and housing turned up at VW so that is fixed now im not choking to death when i give her the beans :D

The Tow bar got removed after it tripped me up inthe dark via my shin :*:*:*:*:*:*:* I HATE TOWBARS! :*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

The back got Stripped of all of its shoddy ply lining and i insulated the floor and walls and have fitted new ply lining - remember no camper builds here its a work van!! lol

About 2 weeks ago I sourced a top half steel bulk head from treeev on here who had recently removed it from his van- Cheers Trev!!

Most recently it has developed a small oil leak from the VAC Pump i have been informed, so its in to my new friendly VAG specialist on Wednesday to resolve the problem and a service to give it a once over.

I will try to get some pictures up at dans la weekend (at the weekend - for those who are fluent in french) lol

Last but not least.... I found a pair of MG Zr half leather seats in the local breakers for £90, and now have sourced a seat base for the passenger one from someone on here, they should be in mid next week. Lovely!! :D

Apart from that I still havn't sold my last van so... anyone want to buy an 03 plate transit - sorry my bad no swearing I:

Im also after a pair of unglazed barn doors in reasonable condition.. Anyone?!
 

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Hey thanks for the shout but thats a little far to travel for my liking.

cheers again

Mark
Chaps, I do Hampshire (Middle Wallop/Andover) to Ipswich a couple of weekends a month, though won't be doing it until the 2nd week of Jan. More than happy to courier.... Let me know by PM ;)

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I was tinkering today with the air box.

After doing my bro's golf air intake with some 80mm ducting I thought it wouldnt go a miis on my t4.
So out came the air box and long came the 80mm holesaw.

I pulled out the shrubbery in the old gasket...



Then mr airbox met mr big holesaw and this happened...



Then in slipped the ducting...





I also put a couple of larger holes in the base of the box for drainage at a later date (watch this space I:)

Then refitted it all, the K & N replacement filter is coming tomorrow and will be fitted straight away.

It looks a little something like this:



But initial results on standard filter the boost is more even now, you dont get a sudden burst when the turbo starts spinning.

Also have new glow plugs coming tomorrow as well hopefully! its a bit of a bitch to start in the cold!

Thats all for now folks.

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Yet another update :D

Turns out it wasn't my start broken it was my 2nd hand ignition switch contacts failed again.

The ZR Seats are now in :D even thoug turns out there not half leathers but all the same very smart!!

The K&N Filter is fitted :D

Also new brakes all round :D lovely jubbly it stops!!

I sourced some solid rear doors locally with a minor hole but nothing too big. Make it more secure and more peace of mind T:

Van went in today to investigate a water leak and incy wincy oil leak. - Turned out the water pump was leaking and cam cover gasket had failed. so I was panicking as it was gonna be a cambelt change basically with a few extra trinkets. But went to collect it at 4pm and a tidy bill of £264 inc vat at my local VW specialists (John austins in colchester). To add to that they identified a handful of bushes that are getting done next week T:

I will get some pics 2moro of the progress.

Next to come has to be rear lights I think and some proper tyres none of this budget :* there **** in the wet!

Watch this space
 

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Righty a long overdue update at last with pics!!

I sourced some solid rear doors a few months back and fitted them, I started debadging and smoothing some bits on them but only got this far...



Then Some MG ZR Front seats added in - Much more comfortable! lol


The original steering wheel had the loose rubber on the inner syndrome so down the scrappers to find a mk3 golf vr6 wheel and column adaptor :D tenner!!



then a few weeks ago the stereo that come with the van started smoking while I was driving, so it got a little ripped out violently so it didn't set the dash on fire etc.
Unfortunately it took the heater control panel with it :* But last week i got round to getting a lovely new kenwood unit with direct ipod control, cd, usb media, and radio etc etc. Also treated it to a new ariel and speakers got upgraded too in the dash! :D



Now I'm in the process of Fitting a USB socket in to a dash blank panel to smarten up the dsah for the ipod etc. And I am after a new heater panel too.. Anyone?!

Still after some top heater vents and baffles that fit together aswell. Anyone!? lol

Any ways bank holiday weekend I have planned to fit my sub and 7x10's with amp into the van, so that should be the sounds sorted... For now! lol

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Re: My T4 work and play project - Update 2nd june!!! With Pics!!

Evening all.

Right-ski over the last couple of weeks I was getting more hacked off looking at my van in a s*** state so I got busy with the sandpaper and filler.
I had a load of dents where the previous owner had used it as a removal van without interior lining and the odd battle scar else where.

So for the last 2 days after work i have spent a few hours each day doing some pain prep work smoothing the body over, repairing bits as I go along....

The Near side...



The back doors...



And the Offside... At which point i ran out of primer I:




Thats it so far, I will be needing a front and rear bumper, a barn door spoiler, and a tall drivers mirror anyone got any of them pm me!!

Anyone know a reasonable bodyshop in or around colchester, Essex

Mark
 
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