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PostSubject: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 5:17 am

This is my T4 van that i am in the process of turning into a nice van i will keep you all up to date with stuff as i do it to the van....

first of all are the pics when i first got the van and the pics dont really show how bad the van was lol! lol!

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So the work started with my side exit exhaust which sounds awesome and looks good (well i think so)

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After this i started removing all the rust and dents from the van and trust me there are loads

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then i decided i wanted to smooth the front panel into the van so out came the welder and of i went

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then came the start of the smoothing of the rear doors

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by this time the top was all ready for its first coat of balck paint

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the next day i got bored of bodywork and decidec to lower the front suspension got about 14mm of thread left now better than 120mm when i first started lol!

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then i had to try and make my mind up what colour i wanted the bottom so of i wnet the the paint suppliers and came back with this colour and wanted to see what i would be like so i painted half the van

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i decided i really liked it and the next day painted the whole van

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then was time to lower the back so off to the scrappy for some rear corsa spring and with a little bit of fettling i ended up with a van lowered 120mm and looks great

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Then after another trip to the scrappy i came back with the bumper add ons and set about fixing them on

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then came some checkers

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after all this i have started on the interior the rear seat folds flat and turns into a bed

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still loads more to be done to her will update as it happens
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 6:48 am

thing is cant make my mind up about the colour!!! still in my head wanna paint it all black or baby blue what do you all think???
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 7:34 am

Good work dude it looks cool as fuck. All on the side of the road as well afro afro afro

I like the colour it is now... I wouldn't do it all black but thats just me, Baby blue would be just as awesome as it is now if not a bit more...
Keep at it dude..
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 7:37 am

Are you running any boxes on the exhaust??
I've just done a straight through side exit on mine and it sounds wicked..
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 7:46 am

thecrewkid wrote:
Are you running any boxes on the exhaust??
I've just done a straight through side exit on mine and it sounds wicked..

running 1 box on mine i love the sound its mad
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 7:47 am

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Good work dude it looks cool as fuck. All on the side of the road as well afro afro afro

I like the colour it is now... I wouldn't do it all black but thats just me, Baby blue would be just as awesome as it is now if not a bit more...
Keep at it dude..

cheers for the comments mate yeah all the work was done on the side of the road lol!
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 7:54 am

Cool, i remember the days of working on the side of the road, on the drive and in the back garden... But doing full restos resprays cars and vans tipped on there side to do work under, them kinda piss the locals off a few too manys time that i got reported to the council a shed load of times... So for a easy life a got myself a workshop to work in..
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 7:57 am

thecrewkid wrote:
Cool, i remember the days of working on the side of the road, on the drive and in the back garden... But doing full restos resprays cars and vans tipped on there side to do work under, them kinda piss the locals off a few too manys time that i got reported to the council a shed load of times... So for a easy life a got myself a workshop to work in..

all the neighbours are cool with me doing the work there but need to get a workshop but every one i have found they want silly money for them unless anyone knows of one??
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 8:02 am

looks really cool. impressive for the side of the road. how long did it take u to get to this stage?
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 8:03 am

I've had 12 cars in mine and still room to work on them all so it's a fair size really, but only got 5 in there now so got loads of space to rent out just a shame your so far away really.. The whole lot cost me £260 a month including electric..
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 8:06 am

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I've had 12 cars in mine and still room to work on them all so it's a fair size really, but only got 5 in there now so got loads of space to rent out just a shame your so far away really.. The whole lot cost me £260 a month including electric..

bloody hell thats cheap i spend most of my time in weston and down in highbridge
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 8:13 am

Looks great as it is mate Cool
Fair play working on the side of the road Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 9:08 am

yo dec you will change the colour every other week like your onion lol looks good dude
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 1:57 pm

urlag wrote:
looks really cool. impressive for the side of the road. how long did it take u to get to this stage?

cheers m8 picked the van up 3 weeks ago
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 1:58 pm

stuart72 wrote:
yo dec you will change the colour every other week like your onion lol looks good dude

not like that no more m8
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 3:46 pm

not bad for three weeks work at the side of the rd, been looking today at a side exit exhaust as i keep crunching me back box on the floor! like the bumper add ons originality is key i say stick with the paint as theres plenty of others with baby blue or black!

mind you theres plenty with black roof now aswell! soon something diffrent for meself i thinks!
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 7:18 pm

Bmtt4 wrote:
not bad for three weeks work at the side of the rd, been looking today at a side exit exhaust as i keep crunching me back box on the floor! like the bumper add ons originality is key i say stick with the paint as theres plenty of others with baby blue or black!

mind you theres plenty with black roof now aswell! soon something diffrent for meself i thinks!

cheers dude with the comment i have been getting i think i t will stay the same colour so spray gun will be coming out and giving it another couple of coats of paint and some laquar lol!


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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptyThu Nov 05, 2009 5:01 pm

just a little update

van has now got the back all built up and trimmed...
but and this is a big but .... not happy with the colour and the outside so today i started rubbing the van down again and changing things about....

i am after a late spec front bumper if anyone has one and wants to swap it for a early bumper with the one off bumper extension and the rear bumper spats then that would be excellent
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySat Nov 07, 2009 9:03 am

pics of van half rubbed down

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since this picture my side exit exhaust has gone and relocated back to the back of the van as went down the scrapyard and found a really nice raceland letterbox exhaust on a car... also the tow bar has now gone it looks alot cleaner without it on there
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySat Nov 07, 2009 9:14 am

good work fella, I love the way your working (I wouldnt want to be your neighbour mind!!) lol
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptySat Nov 07, 2009 9:33 am

forgot to ad anyone know of an engine going for my van cheers
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PostSubject: big update van reprayed   T4 Project EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 10:46 pm

this is the van now it has had it new respray in blue with black roof plus side exit exhaust has now gone
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 10:55 pm

Looking good, surely you didn't paint it on the road again??

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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 11:32 pm

Del boys going to be upset with that colour!! lol

nice work buddy
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PostSubject: Re: T4 Project   T4 Project EmptyThu Nov 19, 2009 8:45 am

Mr Scoops wrote:
Looking good, surely you didn't paint it on the road again??

cheers m8

unfortunatly yes it was done on the side of the road again

trying to find a reasonably prices unit to rent so dont have to work on the road any more
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