Reader Rides (trial thread)

The Tardis factor (interiors, awnings, roofs etc)

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Re: Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby blue32 » 16 Sep 2015, 08:32

Here's my baby - 1987 Holdsworth Villa 3. 1.9 Water cooled. LPG conversion. Owned since 2006. Have travelled round the UK, Ireland, and France (Alps).

Give me a wave :ok

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Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby DoubleOSeven » 25 Nov 2015, 15:15

Here is my '84 Caravelle 'Tin-Top' with 2.1MV. Bought blind off ebay. One of the best things I've ever bought. Tried/Hired splittys, bays, T4/5's too, before deciding. First year of ownership was the hardest, but we go away >5 times a year in it now, great drive, quiet, warm, good engine, good bodywork. I drive around in it, with a stupid grin on my face - like the rest of you. In fact I prefer driving it to my other (80's) bricks, to be honest!
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Re: Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby Daztwigg » 26 Nov 2015, 23:08

83 panel tdi daily driver, 83 mk1 gti g60 for weekend smilesImage
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Re: Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby dsa » 26 Jan 2016, 21:05

My new to me T4 multi-van
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Its not got the charm of my old westy joker but it suits my needs imported from Berlin just before Christmas its got great spec cruise climate night heater coolbox
heated seats very smooth 2.5 tdi and no rust :ok
Now with roof bars and roof box
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and Awning

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Fitted a fasp swivel seat base
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New mud flaps now fitted and another coat of wax
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Re: Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby R0B » 26 Jan 2016, 23:45

That's a posh plumbers van you have there fella:twisted:
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Re: Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby BartWPortland » 28 Mar 2016, 21:11

1991 Multivan w/ 1999 Suby DOHC EJ25
Ronal 16" Wheels, SewFine custom interior

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Re: Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby neilythere1 » 23 May 2016, 21:33

Hi Everyone,

First post on here other than selling a few bits and pieces. This is my caravelle which I've converted into a camper. She's had a full respray before i bought her in VW toffee brown metalliic. Done loads to her. just completed the front brakes. New discs, calipers, wheel bearings, flexi hoses etc. Got her booked in for a pop top next week.Image
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Re: Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby Born Too Late » 04 Jul 2016, 20:25

Hi, hopefully here are a few pics of our new camper van owned for almost 2 weeks now! It's an almost entirely un-modified Autosleeper Trident (if you don't count the replacement 2.1l engine and gearbox and the very 1980's chintzy seat covers) and all I plan to do is add a swivel mount for the drivers seat and a front table. And rear 3 point seat belts, some shiny hub caps, a bike rack, awning and possibly an eyebrow spoiler. And maybe get a trailer. Apart from that it's just how we want it :)

We've named it Ziggy on account of my better half not allowing me to call anything Keith (whether it be children, cats or camper vans). Looking forward to getting out and about

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Re: Reader Rides (trial thread)

Postby Born Too Late » 04 Jul 2016, 20:29

Well I managed to upload one of them, I'll try that again...

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My 1 owner velle

Postby xdelboyx » 13 Jul 2016, 13:22

Hi guys

Finally gonna pick up a factory multivan bed to bolt into my pride and joy 1 previous owner velle :D
I know it's a little narrower but I will have some cushions made from the original material from the existing seats that are coming out.
How sexy is this van....if I do say so myself.
This old girl was owned by the same man who ordered it from Vw for 27 years!...untill I bought it last year 8)
Original uncut door cards!...it had never had a stereo fitted....I fitted one but was sympathetic and placed a single speaker up front in the dash centre where the factory speaker would have been behind dash out of sight....I also put 2 in the kick plate in rear.
I have added the wheels and lowered it 50mm also smoked front indicator lenses, chin spoiler, square headlights with eyebrow, I removed middle row and laminated the floor for that campervan feel.
I love this bus.
It's running 19 inch Audi speed line splits

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Re: My 1 owner velle

Postby multisi » 13 Jul 2016, 15:49

Very nice , if you need original grey material ( UG1 ) vwbusshop.de has some in the form of a upper bed cover,they are stored folded so have creases but will help to make a better cover for your multivan bed. They also have the seat base cover in that material for multivan width not the backrest though.
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Re: My 1 owner velle

Postby xdelboyx » 13 Jul 2016, 16:15

multisi wrote:Very nice , if you need original grey material ( UG1 ) vwbusshop.de has some in the form of a upper bed cover,they are stored folded so have creases but will help to make a better cover for your multivan bed. They also have the seat base cover in that material for multivan width not the backrest though.

Cool thanks man
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Re: My 1 owner velle

Postby Sir Brixalot » 13 Jul 2016, 16:26

Nice looking bus. Which engine?
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Re: My 1 owner velle

Postby DoubleOSeven » 13 Jul 2016, 16:40

You can't beat a Tin Top Velle


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Re: My 1 owner velle

Postby xdelboyx » 13 Jul 2016, 17:07

Thanks guys.
It's the 1.9dg petrol. It wanted for nothing in its life and the old boy had Volkswagen fit a brand new engine 3 years ago it's covered 19000 on this engine. 8)
She purs like a kitten dogleg 5 speed :).
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