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Hello,

I'm Robert from the Netherlands in this is my bus history and latest project.



This T4 I had about 10 years ago.


My early bay that I restored en sold a few years ago.


My T25 project that I converted to a camper an sold it in november 2014.

Then only two weeks later I bought this 2001 T4 2.5TDI from the first owner.




Its a wheelchair bus witch I'm going to convert to a camper.

Greetings,
Robert
 

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First job, remove the wheelchair ramp.



Replaced the spings and lowered the bus.


Replaced the original wheels for a set of light alloy wheels with winter tyres.


And also bought a summer set.

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Robert
 

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Made some drawers under the rock and roll bed.



Two large drawers for luggage

And a small one with the necessary breakdown tools.

The drawers will get a nice front and handels.
After all the interior is fitted it will be finished with a nice topcoat.

Groeten,
Robert
 

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Bought a set of doorpanels.


I only needed the door pockets.


A bit dirty.


But a bucket of cleaning solution and a bit of elbow grease makes a lot of difference.

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Hi Robert,
I'm getting some great ideas from this thread, keep up the good work. That looks like an ikea lycksele bed that you've taken the under-frame off, I'm thinking of getting one of those myself and the storage you've managed to get underneath it looks great.
Can I ask how have you attached it to the platform and how are you supporting the end when it's extended for sleeping on?
 

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Hey Robert,

If you're just using the door pockets, are you selling the grey caps that cover the window winder holes? If so pop me a PM and I'll buy 'em off you!

Cheers,

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I got the bed for free through a Dutch marketplace site (www.marktplaats.nl).


I removed the legs from the bed.


At the back the base of the bed is screwed to the wooden floor.






At the front I made a temporary support that can be twisted to the site.
I'm still thinking how I'm going to make the final support.
I also have to mount small legs tho the bed to get it level.

Groeten,
Robert
 

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Hey Robert,

If you're just using the door pockets, are you selling the grey caps that cover the window winder holes? If so pop me a PM and I'll buy 'em off you!

Cheers,

Dunc
PB send.
You can have the grey caps for free, may be you can help me in the future. ;-)

Greetings,
Robert
 

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Made some preperations for the fitting of the poptop roof.


Removing the headliner.

Have to do some small rewiring of the interior light.



Trial fitting some insulation for the toproof


And checking if everything is there for mounting the roof.

After the trial fitting of the poptop roof it will be painted to match the bus.

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Very nice.Had a run in a few years back with a T4 on my way to the Treffen in Drachten.I couldn't understand why he was right up behind me down the motorway(I was in my Mk2 G60) Turns out it was the new toy of the owner of the Dutch VW tuning company Gforce.Not sure if they are still going but wouldn't mind knowing what he had done to that T:
 

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I also have been busy mounting a swivel seat under the passenger seat.

Removing the old seat base.

Mounting the box sections.

Placing the swivel base.

Making sure that it will fit with the new doorpockets in place.

Cutiing the box sections like the original.

Mounting strips for the right width.

And welding the strips in place for mounting the seat.

And finaly mounting the seat.

Now everything has to be dismanteld for further finishing and painting.

Greetings,
Robert
 

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Due to Dutch roadtax law I am making a camper of my van.
There are some rules the van has to meet to be considered a camper, that also means a stove has to be mounted.
You must be able the us it on the inside of the van, but it doesn't ssy how big this has to be and were it has to be mounted.


Making a hole for the stove.

Fitting drawer rails

I hade to make a whole in the back panel to fit the rails


Mouting the gas stove.

And because the gas stove has to be fitted permanety it is mounted on a hinge so I can change the gas cylinder.

Greetings,
Robert
 

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Yesterday I fitted the poptop roof.

Measure 3 times, cut 1 time.


Protect the inside of the bus.

Always exciting to drill a whole in a perfect roof.

The first inaccurate hole.

The completed hole.

After carefull measuring the hinges can be placed.

Fitting the roof, the inside looks good.

And on the outside the edge has to be trimmed a little for a perfect fit.

When the roof fits perfect it can be removed and send of to the painter to be painted the same as the bus.

Greetins,
Robert
 
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