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Smiley work van project

Postby Faulkenauto17 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:56 pm

]brand new to the forum so apologies if this is formatted incorrectly or in the wrong section and so on ....

Picked up my first Mk4 smiley about a week ago now. Tested and good to go with low miles for a tranny (178k), paperwork and history on a straight swap for a focus i bought for 150 quid ! - all in all quite pleased !!

previous owner has put a bed in the back and some shelving (shelves have now been smacked out). Full 240v electrics in the back, 110v socket on the outside, large leisure battery under the front seat.

This week i have had the inlet manifold, air intake and EGR off for a much needed de-gunk

Plans are to make this into my daily work van (im a mobile mechanic) - full toolboxes, storage etc etc in the back and company logos on the side. Get rid of the Effing stickers on the side and give her a full coat of matt black all round, bull bars, LED rails on front and work spots on the rear with beacons and possibly even change the exhaust to a side stack - want her to stand out and grab as much attention as possible (whilst also being cool as a penguins ball sack)


Any input/ideas/advice/criticism welcomed !!


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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby ned » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:42 pm

Don't forget to upgrade the locks if you plan on keeping tools in the van :wink: N
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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby soduko » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:40 pm

that van looks cool, I'm keeping an eye on this, keep up the good work
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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby robbie.cee » Wed May 09, 2018 9:59 am

Mate nice van.
All black will cook like an oven...
2 tone is cool imo...

Is it bosch fuel pump? Can crank it up if so. Transforms the drive altogether!!!

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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby Faulkenauto17 » Wed May 09, 2018 3:33 pm

couple of updates on progress on my smiley bitch


had the previous owners shocking exhaust bodge off and have re routed to a side exit without silencers so now she growls like the misses when touched inappropriately

fillered up the arches and smoothed away some of the roughness

new rocker cover gasket to sort out the waterfall of oil p*ssing down the side of the block

half a tonne of diesel dirt pulled out of the intake

first coat of matte black is on (pics to come on soon) and starting to rack out the inside tomorrow. Logos will be ordered shortly along with the LED spots and light bars and beacons - dependant on good ol cash as always !!!

still desperately trying to get my hands on some bull bars !!

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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby robbie.cee » Wed May 09, 2018 10:05 pm

Red 2stroke oil(200ml per tank) will make a massive reduction in diesel noise and smoke!!!

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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby Chuggy » Wed May 09, 2018 10:43 pm

Blimey that exhaust looks a bit risque! :D
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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby Faulkenauto17 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:33 am

Chuggy wrote:Blimey that exhaust looks a bit risque! :D



yeah previous owner was obviously a fan of the good ol bodge job technique !!
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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby Faulkenauto17 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:51 am

shes blacked up nicely now - much happier now the hippy look has been removed and shes back to looking like a proper van !!

started to play around with the inside as well planning out work area and storage area

next little job is have a play around with the bosch fuel pump and crank it up a bit !!! ... no smoke no poke as they say ..







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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby Chuggy » Fri May 11, 2018 10:55 pm

Yeah that looks better, but you missed a couple of bits on the bonnet! :lol:
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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby Faulkenauto17 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:15 am

Chuggy wrote:Yeah that looks better, but you missed a couple of bits on the bonnet! :lol:



i heard those stripes add a few extra ponys !!
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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby Shaun306 » Sun May 13, 2018 7:55 am

Looks like you’ve missed top of the roof too..... :oops:
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Re: Smiley work van project

Postby ned » Sun May 13, 2018 10:53 am

Faulkenauto17 wrote:
Chuggy wrote:Yeah that looks better, but you missed a couple of bits on the bonnet! :lol:



i heard those stripes add a few extra ponys !!


Nowt wrong with cobra stripes 8) :D N
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