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Post by mike on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 12:52 pm

Not cheap

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Post by Helen on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 4:26 pm

You weren't joking when you said NOT CHEAP, stick your petrol costs on top and your sight fees affraid
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Post by Cazz on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 6:15 pm

There are many companies where you can hire VW campers, I think there is a company in nearly every part of the country.

Helen, you can borrow ours for for a short trial if you bring your 3D TV for us to borrow. The problem is, you will need a van to bring it. lol!
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Post by Helen on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 6:19 pm

Thanks Cazz, so nice of you lol!

I think I would rather put my pennies towards something of our own rather than hire Smile
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Post by Cazz on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 6:23 pm

We thought the same about the hire, but now we've got one, we can only afford cheap sites. lol!
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Post by vessey44 on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 11:19 pm

Cazz what VW have you got?
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Post by Krist0n on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 6:31 am

woah!!! I presume those prices include site fees, petrol, food for the week including fillets steaks, salmon and caviar, all you can drink in champers..........
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Post by vessey44 on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 11:37 am

Oh yes all of that & they even drive it there for you Laughing

It will be the insurance costs that bump the hire rate up so much...Its a good idea if you want to try before you buy one yourself to make sure it works for you

Mike theres a place out your neck of the woods that renovates & rents them out aswell

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Post by Cazz on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 4:22 pm

vessey44 wrote:Cazz what VW have you got?

We've got a 1986 1.6TD Westfalia Mulivan with an after market roof on, the Westy poptop was way to cold for me. Shocked

It had a respray, new window rubbers, smoked lenses, stainless exhaust from Brickwerks at the beginning of last year.

What is yours? And have you, I guess if you are like us you will have hundreds, lol, pics of yours?
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Post by vessey44 on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 4:42 pm

I have a 1984 T25 Devon

Originally a 1.9DG but currently converting her to a 1.9TDi Golf Engine with a 5speed box

Will be changing colour this year hopefully bottom half original timor beige & the top half inc. roof ibis white


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I have sqaure headlights to fit along with plenty of other goodies...It will be 40-50mm lower on H&R Springs over Bilstein shocks ready for these

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I have to be careful what i tell you about the campers presents as Vicky might tell emma & she's on a need to know basis when it comes to £££'s Laughing
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Post by Cazz on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 5:01 pm

She's fab, are you going to post pics of her progress just to annoy Mike? :Lol!:

1.9td, that's on our list, hopefully our current lump can hold on for a few more years. Who's doing your conversion?

I don't know much about lowering these or the tyres then needed, but I do know they still need to be van rated due to the weight of the vehicle. Are yours?

I guess you know about brickyard and club 80-90?

I won't mention the cost of things, Fancy trying a VW 2829330259 but at least there isn't any depreciation, what other vehicle can you buy then insure it for more than the purchase price 6 years earlier? Shocked
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Post by vessey44 on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 5:06 pm

Im doing the 1.9TDi conversion myself

Currently got the engine locked up ready to change cambelt tomorrow evening & getting the 1.9's flywheel shaved at the machine shop a bit to clear the starter motors nose

Also got power steering to fit as i was lucky enough to pick up a good used p/s rack (RHD & Rare as hens teeth as you know)

Just kampers insurance valuation was £2000 more than i paid for it last year

Im a member on the Brick-yard & 80's 90's forums aswell...
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Post by Cazz on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 5:16 pm

Wish I had the skills to do our engine when needed. Power steering, square headlights, are you secretly hankering after a late one? Laughing Are you after a SA wrap around lower grill as well, Cool

Ours has golf crystal clear headlights from ebay for £40 ish, fitted myself, Shocked they were half the price of proper ones. One of our original lights got chipped on the motorway a few years ago, it would have looked rubbish with the new paint job. I repaired the hole with silicone, it's still water tight to this day. pirat
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Post by mike on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 5:53 pm

Quote from cazz

She's fab, are you going to post pics of her progress just to annoy Mike? :Lol!:

Better keep a close eye on those bed knobs the next time we meet little miss poo stirrer lol!
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Post by Cazz on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 6:22 pm

mike wrote:Quote from cazz

She's fab, are you going to post pics of her progress just to annoy Mike? :Lol!:

Better keep a close eye on those bed knobs the next time we meet little miss poo stirrer lol!

affraid lol!
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Post by vickoir on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 6:45 pm

vessey44 wrote:I have a 1984 T25 Devon

I have to be careful what i tell you about the campers presents as Vicky might tell emma & she's on a need to know basis when it comes to £££'s Laughing

lol matt you never know i just might, but if shes anything like me i'm sure she can be placated with something that is asequally expensive and shiney Fancy trying a VW 3462454224 Fancy trying a VW 3462454224
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Post by vessey44 on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 7:54 pm

The new UPVC at the front of the house seems to be keeping her quiet at the minute
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Post by vessey44 on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 8:01 pm

cazz wrote:Wish I had the skills to do our engine when needed. Power steering, square headlights, are you secretly hankering after a late one? Laughing Are you after a SA wrap around lower grill as well, Cool

Ill help you do your engine conversion when the time comes Smile ...The conversions the easy part,its trawling Ebay & Ebay.de for the genuine parts to make the conversion look factory

The power steering is for emma's benefit so she can get away with the kids if im working one weekend...

I will be looking for a SA lower grill aswell at some point

I thought Mike loved VW's Laughing

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Post by Cazz on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 8:11 pm

That's very kind of you, thank you. Will I have an easier journey as i've already got a 1.6td? scratch

I look at my steering as a upper body work out, lol. You did do well to find rhd power steering. cheers

The next project is to find rust free quarter light bars. Fancy trying a VW 3462454224 lucky I don't need any. But I do need a window winding mechanism for the off side, ours has broke. Crying or Very sad
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Post by naedoot on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 8:15 pm

I talked about buying one but decided against it as it wasnt practical

however when I saw the new ones I thought - nice lottery win would be good

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Post by vessey44 on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 8:29 pm

You will have a much easier journey as your wiring is already in place

Naedoot dont do it to yourself with a Danbury Neutral They are not proper VW's..You'd be better spending your money on a California

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Post by vickoir on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 9:08 pm

vessey44 wrote:
cazz wrote:Wish I had the skills to do our engine when needed. Power steering, square headlights, are you secretly hankering after a late one? Laughing Are you after a SA wrap around lower grill as well, Cool

Ill help you do your engine conversion when the time comes Smile ...The conversions the easy part,its trawling Ebay & Ebay.de for the genuine parts to make the conversion look factory

The power steering is for emma's benefit so she can get away with the kids if im working one weekend...

I will be looking for a SA lower grill aswell at some point

I thought Mike loved VW's Laughing


bagsy you first matt to sort the skoda out lol!
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Post by naedoot on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 9:10 pm

vessey44 wrote:You will have a much easier journey as your wiring is already in place

Naedoot dont do it to yourself with a Danbury Neutral They are not proper VW's..You'd be better spending your money on a California

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