Really love that pop-top! looks fantastic and really discreet. Defo gonna go for the same roof once I get saved up.
Hi Looks cool.Having driven various vans(mostly landrovers) for 25yrs at work I'm surprised at how much I love this thing.
Being doing bits and bobs at nights and over the hols.
Black Friday special on side bars and carbon mirror covers,
Still not really got a plan for what I'm doing interior wise so been trying to do things that won't hinder me later on. Hated the grey headliner so bought a fake alcantara cover from ebay and plastidipped some of the plastics, if you use it quite heavily it's actually quite hard wearing and holds up well. Still had my MK4 Anni black light unit so popped that in as well.
Since stripping out the back it has been quite noisy so started sound deadening and insulating.
2mm silentcoat to all single skin metal work,
Dodo van liner insulation and some wool in some of the cavities
As I don't really have a plan for the back yet I didn't want to close in the rear panels so decided to carpet the shell and have separate carpeted panels with hidden clips so that I can remove them if I need to run wires etc. Had my first bash at it today and well pleased with the results, the 4 way stretch carpet makes it so much easier.
Unfortunately the ply panels I bought are ****, edges are wavey and holes don't line up. I could have made them better myself so will probably have a stab at that first, cheaper too.
No primer, just a really good clean.Hi Looks cool.
Just a quick question on plastdip, did you prime first and how many coats did you use please.
I've spent time covering mine with the same vinyl as I used on the headlining (glued) but I'm not a dressmaker so look cr//p from a certain view
Looking good though
I got it here,Where did you get the stretchy suede Ajax ?
Yeah, I've got the liner but I'm not entirely sure why only that one part has decided to rust. I can only assume there's been movement from the wheel on trim and it's worn away the protective wax. The rest of it looks really good, the wax coating and trims have done an excellent job of keeping it clean.Progress looks great mate 👍 .
Have you not got a plastic liner under the spare wheel area ?
Those window surrounds look just the job .
Speak to me about California B post trims ....
What suspension setup are you runningSo after searching for months I finally found my first T5 a few weeks ago.
T28 Kombi, 69k miles, 140bhp, aircon, one owner, fairly local and it came with a sensible price.
Van looks like it's been looked after, well maintained and clean, it's certainly not been a work horse.
Gave it a quick snow foam and proper clean to inspect the paint, plenty of swirls, few stone chips but nothing to worry about.
Spent the whole weekend doing a panel at a time to clay mitt, polish with 3m fastcut, coat of wax then some enigma ceramic quick detailer, its still not perfect but it's presentable. I struggle these days with the patience to detail properly and obviously winters more or less here so I'll try and get it better in spring.
Although it's got a full service history it sat for most of last year so gave it a service and changed the timing belt and WP for some peace of mind.
I had a plan of how I wanted it to look and as it came in under my budget I had some change for some nice things. First up was sportline bits for the front, then B14's with new T6 top mounts and this week my new wheels arrived.
Calipers were pretty tatty so cleaned them up, Fronts discs and pads were good but rears were almost done so replaced them at the same time.
Had quite a few sets of coilovers over the years but I've got to admit I was a bit disappointed with the design of the B14s, a lot of hassle to adjust them. Luckily they drive fantastic, probably the best I've had so all is forgiven.
Spent ages looking at wheels but kept getting drawn back to the same ones so bit the bullet and ordered them, then spent even longer trying to work out what tyres would work best for me. Ended up with BBS SX, 20x9, ET42 with 255/40's and very happy with my choice.
Like a kid a christmas I was out in the dark, head torch on to get them fitted. Its sitting well but I need to tweek the heights a bit to get it even and at a height the works for me then I'll get the alignment sorted out.
Overall I'm over the moon with it, looks just how I wanted it and drives superb, one very happy owner.
Bilstein B14's. Not actually sure how much I lowered it, just adjusted it to height that works for me. Once I'm done fitting all the camper stuff I'll probably adjust it again as it'll be a bit heavier on the rear axle.What suspension setup are you running
how low have you dropped it
Great looking Van