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I,m steve from Wickford in Essex and today i have picked up a 54 plate 2004 shuttle t30 130 6 speed in silver , mileage isnt to bad @129k but it benefits from having a replacement vw engine thats done approx 3k miles bill is for over £4000 plus fitting etc!.

Heard about it by accident as i was looking for a T4 (budget) but this was a very good price .

She has been stood up for about 12 + months .


He is my build thread documenting my efforts , i will take pics as i go .

So here it is when i first viewed it a few days ago ......





Plans are to get it up to spec mechanically , then do all the usual exterior mods while i decide on interior spec .

Steve

Spec :-

ENGINE

T5 Shuttle T130 (VW replacment ) 130 bhp 6 speed now fitted with a 174 turbo and custom remap running approx 201 bhp done by Pendle performance

EXTERIOR

Full T5.1 Caravelle front end conversion complete with 5.1 mirrors and Sportline rear lights.
Replica 5.1 Sportline front lip spoiler.
Genuine vw rear roof spoiler.
Dubflecta wind deflectors.
Genuine rear bumper protecter.
Twin sliding doors.
Rear tailgate .
Pro sport colilver kit ......Airride in the future!
20 inch Dotz Exile van rated alloys with 275 40 20 106xl tyres .
Prosport coilovers.
B pillar decals
Colour coded side bars

INTERIOR

Aircon
Electric windows
Cruise control
Alpine CDA-137BTi Hertz HSK 16.5 componants , Genisis Profile 2 ultra amp, Hertz ES 250 10 inch subs x 2 custom made sealed sub boxes x2 (to be fitted) Genesis sub amp .
Pyle 16.4 drop down Dvd player
Custom trimmed heated leather seats in Bentley Nappa leather by Trimstar.
Rib Altair 130mm full width Trimmed in Bentley Nappa leather to match the front seats By Trimstar.
New 12mm ply floor and Altro flooring.
Retrimmed interior panels .....2 tone smoke lower with silver upper.
Chrome interior handles.
SatinBlack door pull covers.
Vw sunglass holders x2
New genuine Vw carpet in Grey .

Work done so far 01-09-2013

New heavy duty Varta battery (5 yr guarentee)
Fitted a new Alpine CDA-137BTi Hertz HSK 16.5 componants speaker , Genesis profile 2 ultra amp( upgraded ) 2 x Hertz Es250 sub woofers custom built sub boxes and a Genesis sub amp.
A/c re-gas
Full service inc fuel filter etc x2
Fitted new mass airflow sensor , new turbo boost sensor.
Remove bulkhead and seats.
Remove electric side step and wiring.
Remove all cab related wiring.
Fitted new prosport coilovers
Fitted new 20 inch Dotz Exile wheels and 275 40 20 106 Xl tyres
Limo tint side and rear windows
Fitted new e/window switch
Fitted new interior light(mk4 golf) and roof console blank plates
Fitted new cupholders
Fitted new n/s drive shaft
Fitted new front ball joints and bolts
fitted new front drop links
fitted new front brake pipes
fitted new r/brake pads
Fitted 2 sidelight bulbs
Fitted new clear side repeaters
Fitted various chrome bits ......then remove them all ....doh!
Fitted genuine Carevelle gear knob,leather gaiter and 6 speed insert.
Retro fit cruise control.
Fitted new vw roof spoiler.
Fitted 5.1 front inc Caravelle lights , grill and big ally replica sportline spoiler .
Repaint both sides bumper and tailgate (just coz i,m fussy)
Fitted new sliding windows mechs (both sides)
Fitted new dash top and dash blanks.
fitted new vw wind deflectors.
Fitted new reg plates T500 BOY .
Fitted 174 bhp turbo ,egr blank plate, fix some minor bits, change oil and filter , full remap by Martin @PendlePerformance
Fitted genuine VW carpet in Grey
Fitted new genuine vw cab/sliding door step covers
Fitted colour coded facelift 5.1 mirrors
Fiited new genuine vw sportline rear lights
Fitted genuine vw bumper protector
Fitted genuine vw chrome interior door handles
Fitted genuine interior door pulls
Fitted bonnet strut
Fitted lower grill trim
Fitted rear bumper reflector mod
Fitted B pillar decals
Removed interior panels, flooring, A and B piller trims and cab headliner and retrimed in magavanmats light grey cloth.
Fitted retrimmed A & B piller trims and head lining .
Fitted 9mm floor batens and 12mm 1 piece ply floor.
Altro flooring
Full front seat retrim in Black nappa leather with double stitched Squares and carbon fibre heated elements by TrimStar
Rib altair 1300mm with custom made headrests (to match originals) and trimmed in Black Nappa leather as the fronts by Trimstar
Fitted all new door rubbers ,
Fitted genuine sun glasses holders x2
Replace all missing trim clips and fasteners.
Replace sliding door trims and clips.
Replace injector loom.
Replace thermostat and fill with correct coolant.
Fixed sliding doors cental looking.
Fit n/s and o/s door lock mechs .
Fit fully rebuilt injectors x5 , remap to suit new injectors
pyle 16.4 drop down dvd
Exhaust maifold and gaskets
Aircon drive pulley and both gates couplings .


I think thats it so far ....Add as i remember or do more.
 

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Re: My new bus!

Day 3

The neaside d/shaft is kaput! will do both ball joints too, brakes look new all round which is a bonus.

Prosport coliovers arrived may have wheels sorted waiting to hear .

Also n/side mirror arrived today will fit that tomorrow along with removing the bulk head ...




And if time allows remove the electric step and wheelchair ramps and front bull bars

Both items will be for sale if anyone is interested .

Steve
 

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Well spent the whole day on the bus .

Got the neaside door panel off and fitted the new Mirror, while i was at it cleaned the door panel and door with some apc , what a transformation , this bus is totally minging at the mo but he potential is huge !

Managed to get the bulk head out , took the seats out for easy access and found the filthiest crapet i have ever seen in a car!!

So instead of taking the step and bullbars off got into cleaning the carpet and front seats i own a karcher puzzi 100 and have to say good peice of kit.

Could only get some Rug doctor cleaning chemical from homebase and the results are fantastic but i think there must be some better stuff out there and will tackle it again.

A few pics before ....






Will post some after pics when it stops raining!!
 

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Re: My new bus!

Well Done - thats a gonna be a great truck, i would leave the bullbar on myself, I think it looks cool

what are your plans with it, ie camper ect?
 

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I would also carpet that bulkead and refit it minus the Window them space saver seats may come in handyT:
Thanks for your comments guys

I,m hoping to make it into a nice dayvan for now, cant make my mind up on the bullbar but can use the cash it makes to put into other things on the bus .

I,m not refitting the bulk head ( the perspex bit is now seperated )but i think the steel bulkhead would be very usefull for someone , 3 extra seats with belts would be handy , the whole lot will be for sale as soon as i get it on ebay .


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Re: My new bus!

Thanks for your comments guys

I,m hoping to make it into a nice dayvan for now, cant make my mind up on the bullbar but can use the cash it makes to put into other things on the bus .

I,m not refitting the bulk head ( the perspex bit is now seperated )but i think the steel bulkhead would be very usefull for someone , 3 extra seats with belts would be handy , the whole lot will be for sale as soon as i get it on ebay .


Steve
Agree with you if you're not sure sell em, you'll be thankful of the extra spondoolies !!!!! But the burning question is .......come on make us green, how much? Looks like a great van tho
 

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Re: My new bus!

Does the mileage check out ok on vosa?
Of course .

2007 68879 miles
2008 83015 miles
2009 83103 miles
2010 106106 miles
2011 127210 miles

Replacement engine, clutch & dmf @125900

I know both the previous owner and the garage that has looked after it since 09 and who fitted the engine .

I will stick with him for , going in friday for n/s drive shaft front ball joints drop arms and rear pads ...if he has time while he is stripping it down he might as well fit the coilovers.

Still lots to do to get it up to scratch but i,ll get there .

The bits i need before modding include a super deep clean!

I need a e/window c/locking e/mirror switch , all 4 door step liners 3 window trims for the sliders and a shuttle interior light ....probably more but thats all i can think of right now .

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Re: My new bus!

Of course .

2007 68879 miles
2008 83015 miles
2009 83103 miles
2010 106106 miles
2011 127210 miles

Replacement engine, clutch & dmf @125900

I know both the previous owner and the garage that has looked after it since 09 and who fitted the engine .

I will stick with him for , going in friday for n/s drive shaft front ball joints drop arms and rear pads ...if he has time while he is stripping it down he might as well fit the coilovers.

Still lots to do to get it up to scratch but i,ll get there .

The bits i need before modding include a super deep clean!

I need a e/window c/locking e/mirror switch , all 4 door step liners 3 window trims for the sliders and a shuttle interior light ....probably more but thats all i can think of right now .

Steve
The miles dont stack up too well looking at that.
 

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Re: My new bus!

The miles dont stack up too well looking at that.
Thanks for your concern..lol

I have known the owner since he got the bus , i know the mechanic who services it and the miles are not low for an 8 year old car, but not high for one of these , can i just ask whats it got to do with you anyway?..lol
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Its got nothing to do with me. You obviously think more of the guy who clocked it than you do of me for alerting you to it. I wish you well with it.
 

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The fact is it is showing as having done 85 miles in a year. There could be a reasonable explanation,although i cant think of one unless the owner had a 12 month ban.
I cant show you a pic but i have a 12 plate 140 t32 swb. Its got twin side doors,tailgate,cruise,heated seats,factory alloys.Its Danish Blue.
Oh,and its my last post on the matter.
 
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