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Folks, In order to assist the forum and for you to be able to be able to see how far your vans has progressed: please post up pictures of your van in it's original condition.

Give us an all round tour of the van in pictures: front, sides, rear.

It will give you something to look back on and help us produce guides and articles for the forum.
Here are some pics of my new 1.9 td van ,I got it a few weeks ago and as you can see pretty basic but very good condition ,absolutly mint outside and a bit grotty inside but that dont matter cos all thats gonna change ,I plan to convert it into a day van that will sleep me only for lonesome surfing trips but to also carry a large tent to erect next to when its not just me.I have done a little more to it but yet to get some good pics, so watch this space.:ILU::):ILU:
 

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Heres mine when i picked it up a nice blank canvas:ILU:




Fitted a rock & roll bed since then & the rest will be done over the next few months!T:
 

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Heres my new T4

ok, I thought I would post a few pictures of my new (to me) T4 to record 'how it was' before the work started.









Structurally and engine wise it is solid as a rock and in really good order.
Bodywork is also good in terms of very little rust though it has had paint on the OS main panel I believe due to signwriting not coming off.
It has also had a small amount of paint at the bottom right of the sliding door and its obviously been done by a clueless botcher as its never been a colour match :c

It has only had 2 keepers and was for most of its life owned by a computer solutions company, so its not been worked very hard.

Interior shots I will post but the interior is nice and clean.

First jobs are to get it back into very clean original condition.

Starting with -

A full detail of the van to try and remove the oxidisation that occurs over the years - then seal it with some quality products. (unsure which at the mo as Im trying to find out which is best at 'protecting' the colour.

I will prep it for paint and have the door bottom half professionally resprayed by a good friend who is a quality car sprayer by trade. Also anything else I find will be prepped by me (Ive done quite a bit of car bodywork for past resto projects and am quite good at it) and fixed at the same time to hopeefully make the bodywork like new (or near enough)

The stereo is a joke original radio unit! The radio refuses to pick up anything at all and I have been told that the bottom of the aerials often rust and hence no signal to the unit? Im going to look into this but a new headunit, amplifier and some quality speakers and tweeters are a priority job.

Then Im going fit some comfier seats. Possibly using the Impreza seat guide posted by a forum member...

Then the real work starts :DI:

Alloys +++
 

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The van as it was when I bought it
<a href="http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/?action=view&current=Image040.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/Image040.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/?action=view&current=DSCF0080.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/DSCF0080.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


How it looks inside after the conversion.

<a href="http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/?action=view&current=Image038.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/Image038.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/?action=view&current=Image043.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/Image043.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
 

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The van as it was when I bought it
<a href="http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/?action=view&current=Image040.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/Image040.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/?action=view&current=DSCF0080.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/DSCF0080.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


How it looks inside after the conversion.

<a href="http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/?action=view&current=Image038.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/Image038.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/?action=view&current=Image043.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/fordo252/Image043.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
Looks superb mate T:
I corrected the links for you so the images show in the post now :)






How it looks inside after the conversion.



 

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hi everyone well here is my rather tatty t4! i will start work on in asap need to drop the roof rack! hope the pics come out too!





anyone got any cheap alloys!
 
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