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    kingk's Avatar Virgin
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    New member in Essex

    Hi everyone, brought myself a t4 over the Christmas period as Iíve always fancied converting a camper and thought letís just do it! Normally Iím working on jap cars and in to drifting but thought it would be a nice change to do something a little more laid back and comfortable.

    The van itís self isnít anything special and was a blind eBay purchase, I know I know! Never a wise idea but it wasnít mega money and thought Iíd take a punt.......

    When it got delivered the driver firstly had to jump it, didnít worry me too much as Iíve already got plans for the van and twin yellow tops are in that plan, then the driver proceeded to tell me that thereís no brakes?! That was a surprise as the van was listed as mechanically sound with the brakes not the best so I presumed working but needed new disks and pads etc, worst case dodgy caliper, either way again I wasnít too worried as a big brake conversion is also in the pipeline, however the driver continued to tell me the seller had told him there was a split line somewhere (no split lines found but been advised of a common issue on the rear brake splitter/booster?). Then things started getting really fun! The delivery driver opened the sliding door and..... it fell off!!! The side bottom runner/sill is non existent! So on the whole I started to question the practicality of keeping this van on road, especially as the plan was to bring it up to show quality/very high end camper! But after investigating the rust and replacement panel costs and talking to a mate with welding skills very nicely decided it was still worth while.

    So thought I best introduce myself on here as no doubt theyíll be stupid questions I have and need to draw on you guys expertise as I go through the build.

    I know how you guys love pics so hereís some pics of the van currently









    So the plan is to strip it back, repair all rust, engine conversion, glass out respray and bed with kitchenette in the rear, so far Iíve just been researching and ordering parts and finishing off my current drift build and once thatís ready Iíll get a build thread up and keep that updated for anybody interested


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    Hello and welcome there mate

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    Welcome mate, so your going deep into the renovation, good on you. Keep us all posted and good luck!


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    Welcome!!!
    I am getting proper confused now!! Was there a big publicity thing we have missed?

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    Hi mate welcome to team red, where in essex are ya, there's a few of us about

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    Hi guys. Always end up deep into projects! Very much if its not right its wrong kind of guy haha. Sorry greeny youíve confused me now, big publicity ting? Iím in Southend thebigredone, thanks for welcoming me to team red, however wont be a member for long, planning on going for a very light/pastel blue, kind of colour normally found on split screens etc


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    That's why I got in quick lol it'll always be red underneath

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingk View Post
    Hi guys. Always end up deep into projects! Very much if its not right its wrong kind of guy haha. Sorry greeny youíve confused me now, big publicity ting? Iím in Southend thebigredone, thanks for welcoming me to team red, however wont be a member for long, planning on going for a very light/pastel blue, kind of colour normally found on split screens etc


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    Loads of new members joined today, inwas wondering if there was a publicity thing i had missed.

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    Think they look nice in the pastel colours. When we get the screen out of ours to tidy the aperture we're going for a green roof and pillars....at the risk of slowing the old bus down a bit.

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    Actually I think its white underneath haha everyone must be getting ready for summer! Yeah I was thinking pastel blue exterior with white/off white banded steelies and getting the interior retrimmed in the same colours, hopefully itíll work well


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