build thread.

  1. GilbsT32

    Slowly coming together

    Thought I would share a few pics of my ex RAC van and the changes I’ve made so far.
  2. J

    Hi! New here! Looking for T6 as weekend driver/camper

    I'm looking to buy a T6 panel van, slowly retrofit what I need feature-wise, and convert it into a camper. I'm finding some close to ~200k km ones. As far as I read about VW EA288 common faults, seems that I might still be able to roll to 300-350k km and accept possible injector fault risks and...
  3. bigyellowvanman

    My T6 "Swamper" Build

    Hi all, I have found the forum super useful in getting information together for my build and deciding what I want. I figured I could document what I end up doing in case anyone wishes to do similar. I decided to write the thread in retrospect so the first few posts are back to back. I've...
  4. amdowney

    Video of my completed TSI (that's for sale)..
  5. F

    Hello all. This is going to be a Buy/Sell/Conversion post

    Hello to everyone, I have been watching the forum a lot over the last half a year to which i finally made an account a couple of months back. I've now paid for the membership as i believe the information on here alone is worth tenfold that. I just want to start by saying what an amazing team...
  6. T6ChrisO

    Just another AA Self Build.........

    Thought I'd document my attempted self build of an ex AA van Purchase Price £14,000 Target total spend £24,000 Delivery day First up was to remove all the ply lining and the bulkhead Obscene amount of screws/clips/bolts Once all that was removed, it was time to tackle the wiring...
  7. S

    Stan The Man's T6.1 Ascot Grey build

    Hi all, Just got myself Ascot Grey 2023 T6.1 150bhp DSG Highline last week and absolutely love it! Had a mk4 150bhp highline Caddy previously and unfortunately it was getting too small with work requirements as I am self employed handy man here in Ireland. Took about 3 months to get her built...
  8. L

    Ex RAC Van, I'm going to log my progress here as it is turned into a campervan.

    We picked up our ex RAC van yesterday in Wales and bought it to Cornwall. The Auxiliary battery overheated and started to vent about 66 miles from home, I didn't have tools with me but managed to wiggle a fused link (green arrow) until a nut came loose and I was able to disconnect the thick...
  9. roadtripper

    Roadtripper's Caravelle tinkering

    Hey folks, been lurking for a while gathering useful advice as we considered if a van was right for us and now we have one on the drive the time was right to join fully and do the VIP thing to (potentially) do some electrical tinkering. Thanks everyone who posts advice here, it's a massive help...
  10. lebb2017

    Leanne’s build thread

    Just picked up my van on Saturday. Eventual plan is to fit windows all around, a pop top, some sort of bench/sliding bed and some storage cubes. I have never done anything like this, have a very basic set of tools, and mostly no clue what I’m doing! However, I plan to learn. And I’ll be taking...
  11. J

    Modular work van/camper

    Finally decided to adapt the work van into a dual purpose van ! Still used as a work van so had to try come up with something that could swap roles quickly and not too difficult. First off was the power unit, basically a box containing everything, battery, consumer unit, 240 hookup, inverter...
  12. BuilderJay

    My Sportline Journey

    Thought I’d start my own thread for reference. Started out back in 2008 purchasing a 2005 Trendline swb Transporter which started off as a basic 102 bhp van then after 13 years of ownership turned into a lowered, carpeted 220bhp hybrid turbo van.
  13. T

    Puff the magic wagon

    So bought an ex RAC van on Tuesday with the plan of converting it into a camper for trips away with the wife, two young kids and a dog! After getting it home we started on the not so fun job of trying to get all the racking out of the back! Wow I didn't realise that would be such an issue but...
  14. Dellmassive

    @Dellmassive`s T6 T32 Sportline 204 LWB DSG PV MY18 - Van Adventure

    @Dellmassive`s T6 T32 Sportline 204 LWB DSG PV MY18 - Van Adventure as you all know my main contribution to the Forum is my "How i Done It" threads, over here: ++++ ++++ which is great and well, but i...
  15. A

    Shuttle Shenanigans

    I meant to start this when I got it in December for somewhere to document the changes but things went a bit quicker than planned. 150 Shuttle LWB just hit 2 years old at end of 2022 circa 13500 miles. Even before I had collected I had ordered sunglasses holder to replace the grab handle, the...
  16. ToddiesT6

    ToddiesT6 - Build Log

    Hello from the sunny, but a bit chilly New Forest (UK) - I’m Toddie & have just (Nov22) purchased a Iridium grey 2018 T6 LWB panel van. My plan is to convert her into a full blown camper over the coming year for the family to enjoy during the weekends or school breaks when I’m not sneaking...
  17. M

    My TSi Build thread

    Been a member on here for a while and thought it would be good to document my build somewhere, so here goes... After owning this T5 for 12 years, it was time to let it go and move onto something new. I got a good price for it considering it was on 167k miles with very little official...
  18. D

    CandyVan conversion journey

    First steps on the journey to our new camper. Base van is a new 4Motion LWB, delivered yesterday. Ceiling panels out, and first fix of the wiring along the roof lines, in preparation for the pop-top to be fitted next week.
  19. DubHaus

    Dub Haus Build Thread

    Hi All Took the plunge and today the Indium Grey T32 Highline arrived. One year old next week, 9000 on the clock and fairly tidy She’s got two captains chairs with arm rests up front and a 2+1 in the rear. She’s had the roof rails, side bars and 30mm springs added by the dealer. Planned...
  20. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive`s Camper Van Adventure

    Dellmassive`s Camper Van Adventure +++++++++++ After 8 camping trips away during this season (2022) its plainly evident that camping with a Tent and Panel van is hard work. to date, we have always camped out in Tents and used the van to transport all the kit to the site. Running out of space...