My van history Part 2

After a summer riding my bike to work, and wondering why my money was not all disappearing having no van to spend it on the nights started drawing in and the search began again for a van, another interesting find online, high mileage but sounded to be in otherwise good condition. Took my dad with a recovery truck to have a look a quick haggle and brought it back home.

VW T4This was another lwb that already had windows in the rear also two rear seats with belts, this was a high mileage van and the engine was on its last legs so the plan was to drive it until it blew up then put in another lower mileage engine.

Again not hanging around decided rather than try to sort the existing paint work as it was pretty tired and faded would be quicker to give it a blow over so that was the first task.

I had decided on purple as a colour and rather than choosing a shade I took my Boss at the time with me and let him pick one, which I must say I liked. even have a couple of litres spare awaiting a future project.

Now with two van interiors behind me this was an easy one although a little different having to build around the double seats. I swapped my front double for a swivel which just made the back feel so much bigger.

Then again it was time for this one to go to its new loving home and for me to again spend the summer on a new bike, this also coincided with the decision that working was just not for me and the decision to become self employed. So I spent some of the van proceeds on a nice little surf trip to Tennerife.

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  2. Sam Tyrrell says:

    When spraying your Van, had you experience doing this before?
    Looks like a professional job so any tips?



    • will says:

      Hi Sam I have only sprayed as a hobby have done from a full mini restore and respray up to more modern cars paint matching, blending new panels and a lot of rust fixing welding in new sills etc. Its really simple if you just have a go and follow some simple steps you make a lot of mistakes initially but thats how you learn as long as you wait for things to dry you can normally sand them off and have another go.

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