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My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:05 pm

Hello Guys,

this topic will be about my costumizing my custom. After 9 years driven an Merc sprinter it was time for a new ride. I search a lot, expessialy on this forum. When I read about the new one, I knew, that;s the one.

So I went to the dealer, and in the end, I bought a chrome blue L2 Sport.

The first change of the custom was made it accessible for me, because I'm in a wheelchair! The van was for 3 weeks at a compagny specialized in rebuilding cars.

Here are some pics

Old and new:
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Just my van:
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First thing I did was removing the ecoblue label. Didn't like it. Als change the interior light to led, including the numberplate lights.

In time I will change more stuff. My to do list:
* Install amp and rear speakers. Done
* Install rear spoiler (will be paited one of these days)
* Install H7 led lights in main beam
* Install H11 led lights in fog lights
* Change wheels to 20" (Bola B20 ore wolfrace GTR)
* Chiptuning (remapping)
* Change the exhaust (both sides ore double)
* Purhapse lower the back a bit)
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby ned » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:17 pm

Nice looking van, I like the accessibility for you to get in with the wheel chair, if you don't mind me asking is the van set up for hand control.
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:25 pm

For the rear speakers I bought a set of Phoenix Gold 7x10" speakers.
Phoenix Gold 7x10.jpg


The are conected to a 4 channel amp, a axton A485:
Axton A485.jpg


Location rear speakers:
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Remove the radio for connecting the RCA cable:
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It sounds pretty good. The amp still got 2 channels free, so thinking to buy a nice sub. Always good to get some more bass!
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:27 pm

ned wrote:Nice looking van, I like the accessibility for you to get in with the wheel chair, if you don't mind me asking is the van set up for hand control.


Thanks.

Yep. There is also handcontrole in the van. And the pedals are fold away. So it's possible to drive 'normaly' in the van.
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:27 pm

A small update:

In time I will change more stuff. My to do list:
* Install amp and rear speakers. Done
* Install rear spoiler (will be paited one of these days)
* Install H7 led lights in main beam Done
* Install H11 led lights in fog lights
* Change wheels to 20" (Bola B20 ore wolfrace GTR)
* Chiptuning (remapping)
* Change the exhaust (both sides ore double)
* Purhapse lower the back a bit

I've change the normal light to Led. What a difference. Not anly the looks, but also the sight. I recommendend everybody to update these lights! And the not expensive to, €30.

The lights:
H7 led.png

H7 led maten.png


Still to do, change the fog lights to led:
H11 led.png


And I bought a small sub, a Bazooka pipe. About 17vm in diam, and 50cm long. Some extra bass. It looks small, but for me the perfect sound.
Bazooka.jpg
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Shaun306 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:59 am

Nice looking van there...
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:53 am

Painted my front badge. Really happy with the result.
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:24 pm

Unfortunally the paint doesn't hold to the chromed plastic parts. So will do it again, but now use plasti dip. So to be continued for this
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:59 pm

Today I replaced the H11 bulbs for the H11 led buld (fog lights). Much better. Now everything is the same K (±6000K). Looks very nice.
It's an easy job, when your car is on a bridge. From the bottem the bulbs are easy to replace. I tryed it how it is descibed in the manual, but I didn't get any movement in the plastic fog light cover.

Als installed an exhaust end piece, homemade. 2 pipes Ø70!
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby hughesyn » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:29 pm

Good stuff, keep the updates coming!
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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:24 pm

Marky M wrote:Unfortunally the paint doesn't hold to the chromed plastic parts. So will do it again, but now use plasti dip. So to be continued for this



Plasi dip works great. Looks even beter now.

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Re: My Custom custom

Postby Marky M » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:29 pm

Vrijdag finally got my winter tyres. A set of Maxxis Vansmart Snow WL2 215/60 R17 109 H.

https://www.bandenspotter.nl/maxxis/vansmart-snow-wl2/215-60-r17-109h-255669/.

First impression is good. Not very noisy, similar to te Michelin summer tyres.

And at the same time painted the break calipers red.
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