rickyrooo1's new ride, don't look if you don't like T5s.

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by rickyrooo1, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    Here we go then, most of you know i've sold the bay but wanted to stay where my mates are so i'm posting this here, if you don't like T5's that's fine, no need to carry on looking, yes i'm aware it's a bay forum, yes i'm aware it's got no soul and it's a builders van blah blah blah.... but it keeps me camping 'cos i couldn't justify the bay sitting there as much as it did and also run a car, 2 lots of tax/insure/mot/maintainance etc.
    So it's an April 2012 T5.1 facelift 102bhp 1968 cc diesel 2.8 tonne, it's ex lease (i wanted this as the service history and condition is better)
    It's got electric windows, central locking, electric mirrors, aircon, cd.
    It's done 57k miles 1 owner.
    I pick it up next Saturday 19/9/15 as i'm having a few things done that i negotiated into the purchase price.
    I'm having a full service, mot, cambelt, 2 tyres, towbar plus any other stuff the service/pdi picks up.
    As with anything i had to make sacrifices to get the spec i wanted, the main one being it's got 2 rear doors not a tailgate and it's white with plain bumpers.
    Immediate plans are to get the bulkhead out and a roof put in, get the insulation done and a bed in, windows and interior will have to wait as they don't stop me camping.
    Mrs roo has named it Masie 'cos of the numberplate.
    Here are some pic's from today.
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  2. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    This is the video of it the dealers put up which encouraged me to drive a 250 mile round trip to look.
     
  3. Well done Ricky

    Hope you get some windows fitted soon (so in 40 years we can say 'yeah but it's a panel van ) as quite a few places won't let you camp in a van without windows.
     
  4. Needs a week-old copy of the 'SUN' yellowing on the dash .... :D

    Looks great though :thumbsup:

    :hattip:
     
  5. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    yeah i'm aware of a few places that don't allow "work vans" but usually it's signwriting they don't like, i toyed with getting a camper that was "done" but decided starting from scratch would be best as it allowed me to choose the bed and interior etc, plus getting a low miles camper had a high price premium, realistically i've got 6 months before 2016 kicks off and i should be able to fund at least the roof and bed by then, possibly 2 windows in the front as well.
     
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  6. I think you've done a good choice there mate - well done and can't wait to see what you've done to it by TE.
    So go on how much?
     
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  7. @rickyrooo1 I hope you have many happy camping trips in your new bus.. Keep us updated on the build progess :thumbsup:
     
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  8. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    won't have done anything by t/e as i only get it next sat and t/e is following sat..... how much? too much! bloody vat added £2500 onto the screen price..... let's just say it didn't cost as much as i sold the bay for but not far off....
     
  9. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    thanks Matt i hopefully took all your advice on board.
     
  10. Contact Vagnostics in Scunthorpe for a kit to do a tailgate conversion if you want
     
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  11. At least the cc's 1968 even if the build date isn't...
     
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  12. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    yeah that made me laugh.
     
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  13. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    that's way down my list finance wise mate but cheers.

    Any ideas how i can attatch my awning with no gutters?
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2015
  14. You can get little rubber suckers type things.

    Bad description I know.
     
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  15. A blank canvas is a good choice. I would still like to see your conversion documented on here.
     
  16. Nice van by the way.

    Hard to see what it'll look like, but a blank canvas is always a better option.
     
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  17. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Nice one Rick.

    Man and van, local loads. Cheap rates ;)
     
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  18. I like it, but those seats give me something akin to deep vein thrombosis, I had to put a cushion down to solve the problem.Could be my little legs.
     
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  19. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    1st job will be bulkhead out so i can get them back some..... long legs and all that.
     
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