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  1. McFlude

    Home built furniture. Can I see yours?

    It is one year ago today (at day of post) that I purchased a 2017 Kombi to convert. I still have to finish the door to the rear cupboard and a other few bits and bobs but thought that it is near enough finished to post a few pictures. When I was planning my conversion I was desperate for ideas...
  2. S

    Bespoke Van Furniture designed, made and almost fitted!!!!

    Have put a few posts up regarding the van furniture i have been designing. Well its now coming together in reality!! This is in my T6 LWB. Still got the read doors and top to put on and the control panel to cut in but i am beyond stoked with the quality i have been able to achieve.
  3. Captain Mainwaring

    Ceramic coating

    Does anybody have any experience of doing a ceramic coating at home and if so which products actually work? It’s not actually for the van which is too far gone to make it worthwhile. I am buying a road bike which just has a clear gloss finish over raw carbon, and apparently it is really...
  4. K

    My install: Ambient footwell LED lights install using OEM connector

    I had a go at installing the travelinlite 3 colour led footwell courtesy lights today as ambient lighting instead so connected to the illumination dial. I wasn’t keen on using the posi taps supplied with the kit or splicing and wanted to try and keep it as oem as possible and removable without...
  5. Peter Rhymes

    DIY pop-top roof kit supplier

    Hi, can anyone recommend a diy pop top kit for a SWB T6 ? Or if not a tried and tested installer. Also what are the feelings regarding high top roofs pros and cons over pop tops. cheers, Pete.
  6. Paynewright

    DIY Servicing

    SWMBO’s Octavia just been in for service and brake fluid - basically oil/filter change and check lots of things - £310 :eek: What is everyones thoughts on DIY servicing? Considering many of us rip stuff out, fit other stuff in and generally modify wherever possible! I’m the sort of person who...
  7. S

    T6.1 Front splitter fitting - DIY?

    Can I, a DIY hater/idiot fit a front splitter to my T6.1 ( if it ever arrives ) without jacking up the van?
  8. A

    Different grade birch ply for DIY units...

    Hi everyone. I'm going to take on the challenge of making some units for the t6. I can't get my head around the cost of pre made. Anyway, I've had a look at birch ply and it seems there are a few different grades which determines the quality (and of course the price!). I'm thinking to just...
  9. MRFU510N

    DIY pop top cost savings

    Hi all, I'm curious to know how much £ you can save by doing it yourself if you feel competent with these sorts of diy. Any info welcomed. As always, thanks. James
  10. D

    SWB Pop-Top strengthening frame. Anyone Know where I can get this ?

    HI, Everyone. So I decided to try and fit a pop top to my VW T6 myself. Instead of buying a full kit, I was able to find a lid, tent, gas struts, and hinges. But in order to install it I need to source strengthing bars and also the trim which finishes the job and holds the pop-top bed in place...
  11. B

    My DIY Kombi bed

    I've made a slot together plywood bed so I can sleep in my kombi. I can set it up as a single bed (70cm or 80cm by 200cm) or a king size bed (150cm x 200cm) - long bed because I'm 6'3 When I'm with the kids it's a bit of a squeeze, three of us can sleep on the bed with mats and sleeping bags...
  12. C

    Kombi sleeping platform - DIY

    I’ve finally finished laminating the last bits of ply to extend the rear platform into a bed/ loading area. I use the van for work and camping so wanted the fit out to be versatile and the platform load bearing though I do think I over engineered this a bit. The drawer is fantastic.
  13. W

    First time carpeting.

    In the heat of Tuesday, I finally grabbed the adhesive and carpet and went for it. 2 stone lighter at the end of the day, but a result. I then did the other side with the sliding door on Thursday. I found that side more difficult, but it’s not that hard folks - have a go !
  14. Roberts

    T6 LWB Indium Grey - MTB Camper Build Thread

    Long time lurker but I have finally taken the plunge and got myself a T6 LWB from Salop Vans. They were great, very flexible and worked with me on what I wanted. I could not recommend them enough. Van is now a perfect base for what I want. Externally complete and internally very clean ready for...
  15. L

    Aftermarket heated-seat install - How To

    after purchasing my t6, top of the bucket list was a pair of comfy heated captains seats ready for conversion to a camper.my mate put me on to a guy who imports caravelle seats from Germany,so once installed the drivers seat was formally a passengers seat.so these are seats that I purchased.....
  16. RichDavies82

    Any specialist tools required for coilover fitting?

    Looking at getting my new Stance Plus Streets fitted soon as I’m about to be placed on furlough leave! My question is - do I need any specialist tools to carry out the swap? Spring compressors I know I need but do I need a ball joint remover? Also, any advice would be appreciated.
  17. Toad

    DIY Curtains/Blinds - Which Fabric and Magnets?

    You know I never thought I'd find myself on an Internet forum asking about curtain material, but here we go. We're making curtains for the van and have made some basic templates. They're going to be held on with magnets which we've also tested. But what material have people used to provide...
  18. JayDee

    DIY Wrapping My Cali

    Hi, I just bought my first California (T6, Ocean). I'm a big fan of the bi-color version of the T6 looks an will carwrap the extra color myself. Because I want to make it look perfect I'm looking for details how to (safely) remove these items: - door handle sliding door - door handle tail gate...
  19. Bobbych

    Diy Conversion South Lincs

    Hi I will be converting a PV next year. I was wondering if there is any one in south Lincolnshire that is about to or is doing a PV conversion that would like some help or can assist me with queries? Just a thought.
  20. Joblue

    Where to buy towbar and at what price? DIY

    I need to get a tow bar fitted to tow a small trailer, I have had a few quotes but just wondered what you guys might suggest as a reasonable price. Also should I get a removable or fixed hitch and will any electric work affect my warranty?
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