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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby scotty281976 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:44 pm

slater14 wrote:Very nice turnaround!

The alloys look fantastic - how much? what are they? where from?

they are wheel trims :lol:
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby GrimBus » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:45 pm

Looks smart 8)
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby blue.van.man » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:06 pm

Yep, they are wheel trims, the cheap ones you can get from most places for about £15 a set. I painted all the segments black to make them look better, took me ages but looks ok and yes I did put the ST badge on, just need a turbo on it now or a V6 in to make it believable.
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby slater14 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:02 am

For £15 thats a very nice job on them wheels.....it fooled me!

Did you spray the back of your original mirrors or did you get new casings?
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby Axle Grease » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:35 pm

Impressive. What a tidy looking van. Looks like new.

Seriously well done.
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby kentgpz11 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:47 am

I hope you don't mind, but I'm stealing your idea for the wheel trims. 8)
Just ordered a set from Ebay.
So there will be 2 blue mk5's rolling around S-O-T sporting these trims. :)
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby blue.van.man » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:05 pm

Hi Slater14

I painted the backs of the original mirrors, I cleaned them off with thinners first to get rid of any dirt, grease, back to black etc etc then used an aerosol of plastic primer before spraying them with the paint for the van.
These are the wheel trims I used
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I painted the van wheels black so you cant see them as easily through the gaps, then painted the segments on the trims black with a small brush, took forever but the overall effect isnt bad.

Thanks everyone for the good comments.
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby noah » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:42 am

good work
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby transit mark » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:45 am

Looks really good, nice colour too. Have you got much else planned for the van?

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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby blue.van.man » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:53 pm

Thanks for the comments and yes I've still got a few things planned for the van :D , I've just got a set of Mondeo clocks this weekend, they're in and mostly working. I couldn't get the battery or oil light to come on with the ignition but the glow plug light was on constantly. Once I took that bulb out (as my van dosent have glow plugs) the battery and oil lights worked as they should. I changed the mileage barrel for the one from my original clocks so the mileage has remained the same. The speedo, miles, temp and various lights all work fine, just got a few probs witht the fuel guage and havent wired the rev counter up yet. I've spent hours trying to get blue led's to replace the clock bulbs, got some working in there but the green on the back of the clocks still shows through and the look wasn't what I wanted :( I've got a couple of ideas to trick them up a bit and will post pics if they look cool when done.
I still cant make me mind up if I'm going to put ST side stripes on again, not sure yet
I keep looking for a chrome or stainless steel A bar for the front and have got a couple of ideas for the front bumper when I get time and weather on my side.
I need a step on the back again as I use the van for work and its a pain getting in and out without one but dont want to put that standard one back on, fancy something in chrome or stainless tube but think I'll need to get it made up.
Maybe gas struts on the bonnet and back doors if poss ( the back door is a pain when the ladder is on it as it wont stay open )
Something with the wheels ? not sure what yet.

Basically it is a work van so there's only so much I can do, If I had the money I'd have a MK7 Transit sportvan in blue with the white stripes 8) 8) but I'm about 20 grand short :lol:

I just want to trick mine up a bit without going too mad and keep spending to a minimum :wink:
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby dirtydog » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:27 pm

You could try this for the dials
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they're transluscent so the blue should show through better with them

I know what you mean about tricking up witout going mad and spending a fortune
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby blue.van.man » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:09 pm

Like the look of those, thanks I'll have to see what Santa brings me for Christmas :wink:
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby dirtydog » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:55 pm

They do look good and they're much better than the cheaper ones on eBay, I've got lockwood dials in my van
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby crafty crimz » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:04 pm

hi nice job on the transit by the way, my transit is in need of a few little rust touch ups , have you got that paint code for the brit gas dark blue?
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Re: mK 5 smiley, putting the smile back

Postby Chuck 01 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:34 am

Yes I would also like to now the paint code please
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