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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby StuM » 08 Dec 2011, 12:48

Hey Hicksy,

Any more updates for this thread - really enjoying seeing what you've done :ok

Cheers,
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby newvdubber » 27 Dec 2011, 19:49

just wondered where you got you zig unit from? its looks proper smart :)
ive been after one for a while but can only find second hand ones and one that dont look so modern!

Great job of the interior too, you have inspired us to make our own interior rather than buy one for £1000!!
if you dont mind me asking how much did it cost you over all to do the interior yourself? ;)

Thanks :)
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby hicksy » 06 Jan 2012, 23:16

Hi all,

My sincerest apologies for not completing this thread as yet. As you may or may not know my last post was a couple of weeks before we set off for poland for our wedding so I was very very busy!

The Wedding was a huge success, the Camper played a wonderful part in the wedding and, during the Honeymoon, (which was the reason for the build) the van and interior performed brilliantly. There are a few changes I will make to the interior but I will Document that later.

Since the wedding, I have moved house, moved job, Sold a bug, Bought and sold a T25 Panel van, been to Poland for Christmas again, and...........we are having a baby!!!!!!!!! So I have been a busy boy! These are the reasons for not finishing the thread, Sorry!

Until the next installment of interior building goodness, please accept one of our wedding photos as a small consolation.

Back soon..........

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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby StuM » 07 Jan 2012, 22:49

No worries dude, appreciate the update.

Congrats on the baby news - we've got a 7 week old and it is awesome :-)

Bulli looks great in wedding pic :D

Cheers,
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby stephens.alex » 14 Apr 2012, 01:06

Really enjoying this thread and looking forward to seeing the end result.
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby Cyrus » 20 Sep 2012, 18:19

Hey mate, hows things. Just been re-reading your thread, you`ve done a great job.
Hope you`re all well.
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby Andy P » 22 Sep 2012, 20:45

Only just signed up to the site, you've done a great job to the install mate.

Looks good on the move too :P
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby MattBW » 03 Nov 2012, 00:37

Looking really nice :)
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby hicksy » 02 Dec 2012, 08:09

Hi all!

At last I have returned to finish this thread once and for all! Unfortunately I have now sold Bulli to release some pennies for our little girl (having kids is expensive right!?!) but he went to a lovely couple near oxford who used him for their wedding in august this year.

So the pictures you see below are actually the For Sale pictures I used in my ad, but they are of good enough quality to show the finished example. Thanks again for all of your fantastic comments throughout the duration of the build, It really helped me along and inspired me to finish the Job.

Also you will be pleased to know I am still in the VW fraternity (as I always will be) but this time we have chosen a VW T4 as our new family wagon. It was a Painters van sourced locally and I will be doing a very similar interior job on this but with some lessons learned from this build :D .

Bulli enjoying the beach one last time.

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So there you have it! I hope you like it, the new owners certainly did. If you do have any questions, please send me a PM or come a search me out on the T4 forum as I will be on there more often now.

And as a parting shot, please meet my new project. It is yet unnamed but I have already started the camper conversion ball rolling by ordering an all singing, all dancing Bebb Bed with Isofix points for the littl'un! See you around guys :D

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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby ladybugsdad » 06 May 2013, 13:31

wow very good work, ill be on your case when I start on mine :ok
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby hicksy » 04 Oct 2014, 20:36

HI all, Its been a while, how are you all?!

Ive resurrected this thread as Ive been hankering after Bulli. Turns out I still had the Email of they buyer so I asked him how its all going.
He still Owns Bulli, and took him all over Europe for his honeymoon too which is awesome, but.........since having his first born in 2013 the van has been sorned and off the road :(

So I asked the inevitable, and Bulli is up for sale!!!!!!!!!!! Watch this space, I could be back in the game :ok
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby Cyrus » 05 Oct 2014, 08:46

Buy it!!! Buy it!!! It'll be great to see it around again.
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby Superal » 06 Oct 2014, 11:42

I just seen thread but what a great job was done on the interior! :ok
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby hicksy » 06 Oct 2014, 21:30

Thank you mate. I enjoyed doing it and now build interiors for a living at Sussex Kampers :)
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Re: Caravelle to Camper self build.

Postby hicksy » 10 Jul 2016, 23:55

Hi All,

Wow, this is an old thread, I do hope people out there can still use it as a reference or inspiration for their own build!

Anyway, After many a crappy job in the world of civvie street (I'm an ex soldier) I decided to bite the bullet and start my own business building and converting camper vans!!!

Please welcome, Combe Valley Campers!

If you would like to learn more about it, or see what I'm up to on a day to day basis, please find me on facebook as https://www.facebook.com/combevallycampers/ or on instgram @combe_valley_campers

Cheers, and happy camping

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