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    Hi,

    Just found and joined the forum. Ex-AA T4 with a 2.5tdi - called Dora - acquired in September. Unusual interior layout designed by a friend in 2008/9. Since then Dora has done less than 10000 miles so is still under 100k overall. Wasn't planning on a van for a few years, but sometimes stuff just happens.

    So far, new leisure battery, new central handbrake cable and new tyres all round. Next job is a cambelt. Had a quote of nearly £1k from a specialist near Southampton for cambelt, aux belt and water pump (OEM parts). Anyone got any recommendations around the West Hampshire/Salisbury/Bournemouth area?

    Part way through cutting and polishing the paint before putting some graphics on the sides. Need to fit a new radio, sort out a couple of rust spots and get some wheel trims. A few cosmetics in the cab to do but they are low on the list.

    Iain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swalleau View Post
    Hi,

    Just found and joined the forum. Ex-AA T4 with a 2.5tdi - called Dora - acquired in September. Unusual interior layout designed by a friend in 2008/9. Since then Dora has done less than 10000 miles so is still under 100k overall. Wasn't planning on a van for a few years, but sometimes stuff just happens.

    So far, new leisure battery, new central handbrake cable and new tyres all round. Next job is a cambelt. Had a quote of nearly £1k from a specialist near Southampton for cambelt, aux belt and water pump (OEM parts). Anyone got any recommendations around the West Hampshire/Salisbury/Bournemouth area?

    Part way through cutting and polishing the paint before putting some graphics on the sides. Need to fit a new radio, sort out a couple of rust spots and get some wheel trims. A few cosmetics in the cab to do but they are low on the list.

    Iain

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    Welcome 🤙🤙

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    AndyLeach's Avatar You need to get out more (Gold)
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    Nice Van and Lovely Glider as well, Welcome 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽 Iíd say a grand is way too much for Cam Belt etc. Maybe a specialist at thievery


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    Welcome aboard

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    Hello and welcome. That belt quote does sound expensive.

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    Hello welcome and enjoy!
    Looks like a lovely buy!

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    Try drift werks in Guildford , top fella an good prices


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    Is the glider ex AA as well? Looks fun that.

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    Welcome. Enjoy the journey with us. Belt service - £500 would be more reflective of the work, parts & timing it perfectly.


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    Hello mate welcome to the group. Try Dub Tend in Curdridge if thatís not to far to go, Grant might be able to help, decent bloke. Thereís another place in Havant - TH performance, Iíve never been there but they get a lot of good reviews 🤙🏻


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