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 Postby RattyMcClelland »Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:59 pm

I got this brand new in April 2011 and the idea was to have it for its 3 1/2 year hired purchase before i change van for either a new Reflex silver Vw T5 or a Ford Transit Custom (i think thats what they are moving to).

Anyhow i have grown quite accustomed to it so i have decided to keep it and buy on the last baloon payment in september this year.






Now lets pimp it.


So its a
2011 Plate VW T5 T26 84ps Base spec.
Colour is Grey hite R902 (yellower varient)
No Electric Windows
No AC
No Fogs
No bulkhead
84Bhp & 160lbft (same as a Ludes but way lower down the rev range)

Its a great van. Really does handle like a heavy car.
As or March 2014 it has 73000 miles on it.
Serviced every 12k. Just had its belts and water pump done.

Only issue is the central locking in the cold winter sometimes has a mind of its own. Very common. And the radiator broke at around 40k.

Here it is as of 2014.

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Yes thats damage. Hit and run on the tailgate and a dent in the door. No biggie. Will get a new tailgate soon and respray that. Tonnes of oversppray on the van from working. But ill clay it and wax it to reduce overspray sticking. Not done that yet since owning it due to workhorseness.


The Plan.

Add
Electric WIndows
Fog Lights
LED Daytime running lights in the front bumper trims
HID Projector retrofits.
Sportline Front splitter
Sportline rear spoiler
Sportline gloss black grill
Sportline rear lights
Remap to 130bhp and 230lbft and more MPG
Slammed 70mm on Bilstein B14 coilovers (£1000 :o )
Banded Caravelle Steels all around.
Leather interior
Make a full bulkhead
Full sound deaden the cabin and audio install.

:lol:
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 Postby RattyMcClelland »Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:16 pm

So the pics will do the talking.


ENJOY


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So thats where i am now.
Fog lights retrofitted in.
I bought the front bumper and broken sportline front lip off ebay. The sportline front lip is £550 from VW brand new.
I paid £400 for the lip and bumper and fixed it.
Now bad ay!!!!!!!!!!!
The rear bumper, trim, mirrors and grill are all textured black plastic soi you have to scrotch them up, Use a plastic primer like sem adhesion aid, 15mins flash off them the 2 pack high build primer and then respray. The adhesion aid will help the primer stick to the bumper plastic.

So now i need to get a ne tailgate and rear spoiler and respray that and then get the graphics made for it.
Cant drive around with a dent tailgate doing what i do.

The caravelle steel wheels are getting banded as we speak.
Going for 9" on the front and 9.5" at the back.

It will look like this once done.

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 Postby indigolemon »Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:40 pm

Looking good man. Of all the vans I've driven the VW stuff is deffo the most 'car-like' in terms of how it feels to drive. Can see why you want to stick with it!
3.5 Litre V6 with VTEC? If you insist ...
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 Postby wurlycorner »Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:19 pm

Good work.

And all business expensable as legitimate spend on your business vehicle, too ;)

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 Postby RattyMcClelland »Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:24 pm

wurlycorner wrote:Good work.

And all business expensable as legitimate spend on your business vehicle, too ;)


Yep. That's right. But I can't afford to do it all at one. But it should be done by summer.
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 Postby rob quilter »Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:26 pm

Nice work!

Get it on airbags 8-)
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 Postby RattyMcClelland »Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:36 pm

rob quilter wrote:Nice work!

Get it on airbags 8-)


Daily drive and 24k per year. They won't last.
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 Postby mercutio »Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:10 pm

great work I knew there was something I wanted you to do for me lol
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 Postby Doggo »Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:05 pm

Hmmm. Looks good. What about the studs on the leopardskin interior side panels, silk sheeted bed, selection of bar optics, sound system with PA, variable voltage electric stimulation installation and "startlight" fibre optic roof lining replete with ankle straps and spankie hangers?



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