I confess to being more a campervan enthusiast rather than a VW enthusiast. Although I've always loved the T2 Bay the one thing that's always put me off was the drive! However having recently found out about relatively cheap power steering upgrades it's gotten me all excited as I can now have that along with an automatic and an engine capable of keeping up with motorway traffic - yay. As much as I'd love to dive straight in my meagre budget of 4K isn't going to get me very far as I'd like something solid and reliable but untidy with no interior. Having read some great informative info on here it appears I'm better off waiting and saving for the winter where my budget should be more like 6K and the vans should be cheaper to buy - but I'll still keep looking! I'm sure something will turn up one day and I look forward to posting about my conversion in the future as that's what I love, being a self builder. In the mean time keep up the good work as this site's been a real boon for me thank you. Ian.