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    The bus...fifet4

    Thought it was about time I introduced myself officially. I'm Neil and the better half is Michelle. Were from Fife in Scotland 󐁧󐁢󐁳󐁣󐁴󐁿. Always been a big fan of vw's.* Got the bug from my dad. I've had a couple mk4 tdi golfs but this is first t4. (We had a 1.9 as a work van when I was an apprentice.) So since May this year we've been the proud owner of a 94 plate caravelle. 2.4d. Only 89500 miles but flat as p#$a. Not a thing done inside. More like a work van. Unnamed, so far...its the bus.

    I'm clueless when it comes to motors but I'm ready to get stuck in. This forum has already been invaluable for info and guidance. Have to mention my mate kev, he's a massive help in keeping me right on how to do things. ( more he does it and I help) and the bus is kept at his while its getting worked on.

    Heres the bus*basically how I got it.


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    Here's pics from the guy I bought it off. Work he done

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    All I've done so far. Replace load sensor and back lines. Brakes too

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    Lovely job mate welcome along

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    You'll enjoy the van far more getting stuck in and "bonding" with it .... are you planning to double glaze it?



    What's the plan when it's all finished, clan trips in Scotland or cross border raiding party?
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    I stripped the curtains, panels, and roof liner off last night to see exactly what I was dealing with body wise. Some rot on back arches and floor. Will put pics up when I'm back tonight.

    Bought a cheap gasless mig from gumtree last Friday. Just a cheapo lidl parkside thing. 90a, So been practicing welding with that. Never welded beforebut It feels similar to lead burning which I've done. I've managed to stick 2 bits of scrap metal together anyway

    As far as usage plans, I'll be using it for a weekend camper eventually so will kit it out for that.
    We've only been away for about 6 nights in total so far, airbed and gas stove chucked in back. Just Scotland so far but definitely up for further trips in future. Didn't know you couldn't wild camp in England though?? Bizarre

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    Quote Originally Posted by fifet4 View Post
    Didn't know you couldn't wild camp in England though?? Bizarre
    You can. There are some lovely spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    You can. There are some lovely spots.
    Legally though reg?

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    Not legally, but i done it, as long as u keep a low profile and clean your mess up.
    And don't drink, just in case the authorities ask u to move

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Not legally, but i done it, as long as u keep a low profile and clean your mess up.
    And don't drink, just in case the authorities ask u to move

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    Thanks. I dont understand why its illegal tbh?. I try and fly below the radar anyway hans. And always clean up behind us.

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