Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Skyelectrix, Mar 13, 2015.
Thanks Rob, your van is ace! Hurry up with your other units so we have something to copy! We'll be going with madmatz for the sisal mats but will prob wait till the rear is finished to get something custom cut..
Nice engine! Wow! How does it go? I've got a set of brand new 2056 b&p's and Italian idf's here already. Was going to go completely standard just to keep it reliable, but it would be nice to have more power! Does yours get hot with that cr?
Not at all,i have pushed it hard and oil temp went up to 110,it goes well,lots of torque,3/4 throttle at 70mph flat motorway
Good work - looks great!
Looks like a quality job so far!
Very nice van. Looking fwd to interior pictures
Thanks for the kind words
I'm finding it increasingly difficult to motivate myself to go to work what with having a shiny campervan in the garage!!!
Its also frustrating that all the bits that I took off the van when I stripped it, look a bit skeggy now against the new paint...but...to be fair the quality of the old stuff is such that all it needs is a good clean or powdercoating/paint. The front opening quarterlights are a perfect example of this. I looked at the original ones and thought hmm...new ones would be better...so ordered a set of 'genuine' vw ones...only to be disappointed with the lesser Brazilian quality...so the original ones have been stripped and sent to be blasted and powdercoated, new seals ordered and shares taken out in Autosol!!!
So the Jalousies needed a bit of a fettle..new seals ordered ready for the job and oh my god, how tricky are these blighters!!! BLOOD...SWEAT....and ....AUTOSOL!!!
The missing engine lid has been found and fitted along with trial fitting my westy towbar and the painted bumper to check it's all straight before being sandblasted and powdered.
oh and the rear window fitted and has had the scratches polished out with a polishing kit. Jailbars fitted up..
First batch of goodies back from the powder coating process...proper chuffed with the finish!
swivel bolted in..
and seat bases ready to be reunited with the runners and adjusters
Got some more windscreen sealant for the front westy roof brackets so decided to fit the new stainless tiedowns from gowesty...
trial fitting dash top
Struggled to find a supplier who could send out a windscreen and seeing as we live miles from the real world...I tried a local company..Pembrokeshire Windscreens...and was glad I did as Richard sorted me out the next day with a cool top tint screen..
fitted both the 'screen, roofrack, bumper and wiper motor with new grommets..
hard to see the toptint as my temp garage is a bit dark, but here is a bit of white card held inside
oh, and the nearside jalousie...
not looking forward to the otherside!!!
cab door surrounds
Wow, you're going to have a new van for a lot of years to come. Grats!!!!
That's the plan! Hoping to sacrifice my time now for future years of memory making with the missus & kids! I don't want to have to do it all again in a few years time...
Had a big problem with my temporary garage sweating, so Chilli has gone on holiday back to the coach works where he's warm and toasty! While he's away I've already insulated the ceiling and will shortly be concreting the floor. All this because the missus won't let me lower him to fit our other garage!!
Managed to skank a second hand dishwasher which I'm hoping I can use to clean up my dirty engine bits...anyone done this? Then I really must decide on engine spec and get started!
you need some ventillation to stop that moisture. we had that sweaty/damp thing when we first built a garage a few years back... cut some circular vent holes underneath the soffits and it was fine after that - you need the cross ventilation iirc.
Yeah, it's really strange, had ventilation the complete length front and back but still lots of condensation! Took the roofing sheets off and sandwiched 25mm celotex between the sheets and the roof timbers and over sheeted on the underside with OSBleaving a 50mm airspace and its cured! Garage was only meant to be temporary but looks like it's going to be the vans new home so will probably line the walls too once I've had chance to concrete the floor. Work is extremely busy at the mo so will have to wait...
This is looking like new.
Separate names with a comma.