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Mugglesquop
4th April 2016, 10:01 AM
Hello, Im Will From Cheltenham. Bought a T4 last weekend, first van but had a few VWs including my long term project Caddy.

Plan is to tidy it up a bit, half convert the back and use it to take my 3rd scale traction engine to shows. I've already got a list of bits im after :rolleyes:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/willahatch/DSC_2346_zpsedbduxdw.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/willahatch/media/DSC_2346_zpsedbduxdw.jpg.html)

Mr Nozzle
4th April 2016, 12:36 PM
Hello Will, welcome on board :cool:

David
4th April 2016, 01:27 PM
Welcome home dude, looks a nice base van. What's the plans for it

David
4th April 2016, 01:27 PM
Oh and a pic of the traction engine too ��

Mugglesquop
4th April 2016, 01:54 PM
Cheers :)

Its been nicely plylined, insulated and carpeted in the back, plan at the moment is to put a slim cooker and sink unit in the sliding door side and a fold up bed on the other. Havent worked out dimensions yet to see how much room I have to play with.


Oh and a pic of the traction engine too ��

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/willahatch/Ruston%20Proctor/10496042_10152359025078732_3627596289720117141_o_z psj7zmfb8t.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/willahatch/media/Ruston%20Proctor/10496042_10152359025078732_3627596289720117141_o_z psj7zmfb8t.jpg.html)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/willahatch/Ruston%20Proctor/DSC_0635_zpsnfsjrlym.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/willahatch/media/Ruston%20Proctor/DSC_0635_zpsnfsjrlym.jpg.html)

David
4th April 2016, 01:56 PM
That's cooler than penguin piss dude

Mugglesquop
4th April 2016, 02:29 PM
Haha cheers. Something other than VWs to waste money on :rolleyes:

JonR6
4th April 2016, 03:43 PM
The traction engine is cool! Although I would still waste plenty of money on both that T4 (my build thread is proof of that!) and the mk1 Caddy....

Mugglesquop
4th April 2016, 05:07 PM
yeh, good thing with the steam engine is no one makes parts to waste money on ;)

too much after market stuff for VWs

JonR6
4th April 2016, 06:29 PM
True, but that helps give options for what you do to it. While I dont go on about the whole built vs bought thing, it does seem some people just go through a cataloge, pick out what they want and give it to a company to do everything and end up with an instant show van. If my chequebook was big enough.... I could do that.

Mugglesquop
4th April 2016, 08:22 PM
Yeh, know what you mean.

I hate paying someone to do something (I think) I can do myself

Dave T
4th April 2016, 11:09 PM
This where I will probably get shot down, but I would much rather see where some one has done their own thing, eg using pallets etc., rather than just going out and buying some one else's work. That's when you see real creativity.

Mugglesquop
5th April 2016, 02:08 PM
You may be in luck when I start doing mine haha

JonR6
5th April 2016, 06:23 PM
That's when you see real creativity.


Not to mention my bodge job! lol

Jonnybigballs85
5th April 2016, 08:45 PM
It's better to try it yourself first!! That's why people invented filler! As demonstrated by the kitchen unit I'm making !!


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robbie#t4
5th April 2016, 10:11 PM
Sorry to hijack , but i couldn't agree more with your comments guys. For me, owning a dub means you get stuck in and do stuff yourself!
We have done everything ourselves on our camper, even down to making our own units! And it has been really fun, stressful and patience testing, but so worth it! Its a journey and you meet people who help who then become friends! Not just another customer at some garage!
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160405/877bacf42cc2ecc5274b69f596cae706.jpg
This is what we managed to build [emoji16]


'Its a t4 thing'

Dave T
6th April 2016, 01:36 AM
Now there's a classic example of out of the box thinking, the curved top. That's unless some one has already done that. I like it, it adds that bit extra. A few more pics would be quite good so we can see a bit more of the interior.

Mugglesquop
6th April 2016, 03:55 PM
Now there's a classic example of out of the box thinking, the curved top. That's unless some one has already done that. I like it, it adds that bit extra. A few more pics would be quite good so we can see a bit more of the interior.

is that for quick gettaways with pints on the side? :D

Jonnybigballs85
6th April 2016, 05:47 PM
Are they painted or laminated Robbie?


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robbie#t4
7th April 2016, 10:36 AM
Thanks Dave T, there is a company making units with a curve, but mine is different. Will put up some more pics soon, i should move my build thread over from the 'other' forum but i think it will take a while!

Ha ha! Something like that mugglesquop! Certainly makes everything slide easier!

Jonnybigballs! There are laminated bud, i made the units then glued a full size sheet on top and then trimmed it down with a router. I will put some more pics up soon which will show how i did it [emoji854]


'Its a t4 thing'

Mugglesquop
8th April 2016, 07:41 PM
so, whilst waiting for a chance to get cracking on the van (moving house in a week, so its got to wait), i've been thinking and planning...

couple of questions for campers:

What do you do with the waste from a sink? run a pipe through the floor? (will be camping mostly in fields, previous caravans we just let the water run out onto the floor)
Clean water, again, pipe through the floor to a container outside? - i have an aqua roll

regcheeseman
8th April 2016, 11:44 PM
Sink? No need for a sink in a van (unless you need a urinal and even then the missus complains about the splashback when she's trying to sleep)

Just put a washing up bowl in a cupboard with your utensils in, you empty the bowl when you eed to cook and eat and then use it to wash up in afterwards, dispose of the waste water responsibly and then re-pack with your clean bits and pieces until next time.

No freshwater tank you have to clean frequently (your coffee always tastes of plastic regardless) and no waste pipe to worry about.


What's the story with the mk1 caddy, is it nearly finished? Looks like nearly a cool reg number. ;)

Mugglesquop
11th April 2016, 09:51 AM
i hadn't noticed the numberplate, nearly awesome.

haha, with the state we get in a sink is required ;) i've got a heat exchanger planned as well.

Caddy is sat being unloved. what would be really handy is if some bloke turned up and gave me a hand to get the engine running right :D