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    A.J.

    Itís officially 2 years since AJ came into my possession,so thought itís about time I put a build thread together.After numerous blow outs with viewings and actually 1 van I was on my way to look to look at when the seller phoned me to say someone pressed the buy it now.Was getting a bit miffed.Then spotted him on eBay £750 starting bid,advertised with a clutch problem.based near Salisbury.I couldnít go and view so done the cardinal sin of bidding blind.£1250 winning bid we was on our way with a suspicion through the inter web I knew what the clutch problem was.picked him up and 100 mile return trip to home without fault I could feel the love already.Especially when a pedal box bracket solved the clutch problem Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1240650mm lowering springs and some £100 eBay Audi alloysClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12407Now it was a rush to get it ready for our first expedition.A cheap blue seat £40 off eBay.Some more expensive middle seat belts.Welded 4mm thick 100mm square plate steel top and fitted with hi tensile bolts spreader washers and the same plates underneath.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12410then photo evidence sent to the DVLA thinking theyíd ask for a visa inspection.My new log book turned up.6 seats and all legalClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12415Then insulation,sound deadening and plain ply lining panelsClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12416A bit of old carpet in the back and we were off on our fist trip to the coastClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12417He drove faultless for over 600 miles that week and we havenít looked back since.So,recent picks of my van shows itís changed a bit in the last year so I will be posting van version 2.0 soon.

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    Looks great and a great price paid too

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    I'm saying nothing........people over taking my build thread........

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    Nice , I’m looking forward to phase 2.0 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by S49 View Post
    I'm saying nothing........people over taking my build thread........
    I do only have the one project though mate.

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    Ok,so that was.summer 2017...Now for version 2.0....first was the interior carpet lined all the bare metal in smoke 4way again kit from eBay.But I wanted a contrast so opted to do the ply panels and roof panels in faux suede colour silver,but luckily looks grey.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12428Cheap oak laminate flooring from Homebase went in.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12429Then I wasn’t to keen on the plastic side steps available so sprayed the step with bed liner and with the spare metal from my window cut outs,sort of fabricated,i’ll use that word loosely a trim panel from step to flooring.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12429atound this time I found a grey caravelle seat in grey toto cloth which was a better match for the Inca captains up frontClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12431I had lowered AJ a lot more at this point,but the front mount mod and pancaked bumpstop were still not giving the comfy ride as i’d gone beyond that and it was proper banging which is how I found this forum.I was interested in the sausage mounts so pm’d him and after Shane giving an explanation of his mounts I went for a set.I know i’ve gone on about them before,but they are genius and transformed the ride.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12434It’s gotta be the best modification I’ve spent money on.It’s at this time last year I introduced myself on his lowering thread saying how great they were.So next on the list was a steering wheel to replace my 250k mike worn out one.Got a nice 2007 polo leather wheel off eBay.an adapter and on it went.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12435A van x centre console gear stick extension and eventually found some toto pattern single front seats,so a drive to Gatwick to pick them up.stripped both my captains seats and put the better seat sponge and toto covers on from the two seats I purchased and so chuffed I now had matching front rear seats.Although I am still searching for the plain grey armrests,have one but the rest are still Inca patternClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12436also upgraded to electric windows from travellinlite.Great kit and easy to fit and the buttons light up red to match the dashboards blue/redClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12437Stereo was next with a pioneer head unit vibe slick 4 inch components up front as the tweeters fit in the holes where the window winders used to be and mounted some infinity 6x9s under the rear seats.Would like to re do this and make it removable Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12440must clean that mark off the rear seat..and finally installed a couple of usb chargers in the back panels.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12441 and that everybody is as far as I’ve got..It’s in the ball park of how in wanted it,but a lot still to die.I have along list of things I want,but alas,not deep enough pockets to do it.But,it’s taken 2years to this point and am in no real hurry,just enjoying it,using it and fixing it,which in my own masochistic way i’m enjoying that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagles02 View Post
    Ok,so that was.summer 2017...Now for version 2.0....first was the interior carpet lined all the bare metal in smoke 4way again kit from eBay.But I wanted a contrast so opted to do the ply panels and roof panels in faux suede colour silver,but luckily looks grey.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12428Cheap oak laminate flooring from Homebase went in.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12429Then I wasnít to keen on the plastic side steps available so sprayed the step with bed liner and with the spare metal from my window cut outs,sort of fabricated,iíll use that word loosely a trim panel from step to flooring.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12429atound this time I found a grey caravelle seat in grey toto cloth which was a better match for the Inca captains up frontClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12431I had lowered AJ a lot more at this point,but the front mount mod and pancaked bumpstop were still not giving the comfy ride as iíd gone beyond that and it was proper banging which is how I found this forum.I was interested in the sausage mounts so pmíd him and after Shane giving an explanation of his mounts I went for a set.I know iíve gone on about them before,but they are genius and transformed the ride.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12434Itís gotta be the best modification Iíve spent money on.Itís at this time last year I introduced myself on his lowering thread saying how great they were.So next on the list was a steering wheel to replace my 250k mike worn out one.Got a nice 2007 polo leather wheel off eBay.an adapter and on it went.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12435A van x centre console gear stick extension and eventually found some toto pattern single front seats,so a drive to Gatwick to pick them up.stripped both my captains seats and put the better seat sponge and toto covers on from the two seats I purchased and so chuffed I now had matching front rear seats.Although I am still searching for the plain grey armrests,have one but the rest are still Inca patternClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12436also upgraded to electric windows from travellinlite.Great kit and easy to fit and the buttons light up red to match the dashboards blue/redClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	12437Stereo was next with a pioneer head unit vibe slick 4 inch components up front as the tweeters fit in the holes where the window winders used to be and mounted some infinity 6x9s under the rear seats.Would like to re do this and make it removable Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12440must clean that mark off the rear seat..and finally installed a couple of usb chargers in the back panels.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12441 and that everybody is as far as Iíve got..Itís in the ball park of how in wanted it,but a lot still to die.I have along list of things I want,but alas,not deep enough pockets to do it.But,itís taken 2years to this point and am in no real hurry,just enjoying it,using it and fixing it,which in my own masochistic way iím enjoying that too.
    Well done looks great mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagles02 View Post
    I do only have the one project though mate.
    There is that, ours is very stop start. More stop at the moment mind.

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    Decided to trim the cab roof to match the rear today.ordered 1m length of my favourite faux suede.£5.94 per meter but it’s 145cm width so easily does roof and side panels in 6 different colours if anyone’s interested,off eBay.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	12494also done the securing strips.happy now the roofs all one colour.

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    nice.
    Very elegant
    Me das mŠs grima que el bigote de tu prima

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