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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: New project   Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:14 pm

Well, as many of you will already know, I have blown my last pennies (in fact my entire bathroom budget) on another T4, as I missed my last one so much.

So here it is. Its pretty much all there bar a few bits that need attention, and an interior.

I have started by ripping out the interior and giving the inside a good clean.

Its a 2.5 TDI, lowered, alloys, electric windows, Cobra Alarm, deadlocks on all doors, captain swivel seats, after market back lights.
Front disks and pads new, rear pads new. 147k on the clock, apparently the clutch is done and cam belt fitted 35k ago.
Reverse is difficult to select but no noises from the box, it needs a good service.
There are areas of rust on the arches and the paintwork is very flat. I have already tried to bring the bonnet back up, but its going to take some saving the paint.
I have a front red and black checkered bonnet bra which I will be flogging shortly to pay for bits if anyone is interested??
There is a triple rear sear and mounts which i need to look at as it looks a bit broken.














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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:54 am

Looks a good base.
Get a ticket on it for Oktoberfest!

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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:13 am

The insurance and tax could be a big issue there!! lol, Im trying not to go over drawn too much at the moment (it got a bit out of control last time, and I ended up having to sell the van to cover it!!!)
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:25 am

Good work dude!!
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:05 am

Gungemyster wrote:
The insurance and tax could be a big issue there!! lol, Im trying not to go over drawn too much at the moment (it got a bit out of control last time, and I ended up having to sell the van to cover it!!!)
You could always sell the bug to pay for the van repaiirs Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:51 am

Trust me, the thought has crossed my mind!!
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:32 pm

Dont sell the bug mate just take your time with the van, welcome back to the builders club Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:43 pm

just carpet the inside then paint it yourself gunge

the bug turned out ok.

will make a tidy van then Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:57 pm

Been out of the van tonight, managed to take out loads of play from the seats, with a large lump hammer and ratchet socket! lol The bases on both had got out of shape, so working nice now. Checked all the lights etc, rear number plate light out, so new bulb for that tomorrow, rear window wiper blade required and washer jets unblocked.
Put some floor back in and refitted all the dash bits I removed the other night to identify the cables that were all over the place.
Ready for MOT Thursday, so will see if it does or doesnt go straight through.
Its a bit smokey, but hasnt been used for a while, so needs a good run out.
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:00 pm

I recline Devon might sort it out! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:22 am

Mr Scoops wrote:
I recline Devon might sort it out! lol!


A what???
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:32 am

damn auto correct Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:51 am

I meant, I reckon a run down to Devon might sort your vans smoking issue out.

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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:44 pm

Ahh that makes more sense!! lol
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:03 pm

MOT tomorrow!!

Fingers crossed.

Unfortunately even if it does go through, I had some insurance quotes back today, so definate no for it at Octoberfest (mind you, I will have to look at the weather nearer the time! lol

It was cheaper to fully comp it than it was 3rd party.

Any good insurance companies for a good price?
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:05 pm

I've got Chunk covered for about £420 through HIC

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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:11 pm

I was quoted 462 today, but want to see if I can get it for less. I bloody hate HIC, so much paperwork to do!!
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:32 pm

Mines through adrian flux, unlimited mileage £300 fully comp as a van with 5 seats though as wont insure it as camper.
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:56 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
I meant, I reckon a run down to Devon might sort your vans smoking issue out.

FFS!!!

Dont encourage the cunt to go camping!!! affraid

We've had such nice weather! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:02 am

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: New project   Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:02 am

I dont think mines that much. But is a business policy as a work van.
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:23 am

It failed the MOT!!


But not on much.

anti roll bar bushes
two tyres, one has a big slice in the wall, the other is shaped like a 50 pence!

Who do we get tyres from these days?
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:18 am

i normally get mine from camskills and get jack at quick fit to slip them on Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:42 pm

I just checked and dont think I need the ZR rating (for vehicles exceeding 240Km/H) R should be just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: New project   Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:37 am

It cold, wet and horrible outside, so out the unit doing the anti roll bar bushes!
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