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Re: Tom & Chloe's mk5 LWB camper conversion

Postby TPM961 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:09 pm

Luke wrote:neat work on the roof rack 8)


Cheers!
One day we'll have a roof box to go on it :lol:
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Re: Tom & Chloe's mk5 LWB camper conversion

Postby TPM961 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:12 pm

ned wrote:What did you paint it with, mini roller? Its got a nice shine, 1 more coat and you'll have the desired colour 8)


correct, 2 4" rollers. Didn't take as long as you'd think to go round the van, the rollers having a small diameter helps them get into the panel swage lines. Yeah it'll get another coat when the weather warms up a bit!
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Re: Tom & Chloe's mk5 LWB camper conversion

Postby ned » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:56 am

TPM961 wrote:
ned wrote:What did you paint it with, mini roller? Its got a nice shine, 1 more coat and you'll have the desired colour 8)


correct, 2 4" rollers. Didn't take as long as you'd think to go round the van, the rollers having a small diameter helps them get into the panel swage lines. Yeah it'll get another coat when the weather warms up a bit!


I use a lot of them mini rollers (not on vehicles though) superdec do a good lint free one called ice fusion, there about £1.50 from tool station
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Re: Tom & Chloe's mk5 LWB camper conversion

Postby TPM961 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:12 pm

ned wrote:
TPM961 wrote:
ned wrote:What did you paint it with, mini roller? Its got a nice shine, 1 more coat and you'll have the desired colour 8)


correct, 2 4" rollers. Didn't take as long as you'd think to go round the van, the rollers having a small diameter helps them get into the panel swage lines. Yeah it'll get another coat when the weather warms up a bit!


I use a lot of them mini rollers (not on vehicles though) superdec do a good lint free one called ice fusion, there about £1.50 from tool station
That's good to know, I'll make a not of that for when we do the 3rd coat, cheers

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Re: Tom & Chloe's mk5 LWB camper conversion

Postby TPM961 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:09 am

Long time no update!
Things have changed quite a bit since the last post. I picked up a scrap LWB mk5 which was a turbo variant but more importantly was also a high top!

So we cut the roof off of it and stole the turbo then weighed it in.

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We then cut the old semi high top roof off Eliza, welded on the brackets which were removed from the donor van and attached the new high top roof using plenty of sealant! As a result of this head transplant the interior panelling on the roof had to come down, as well as the insulation. Last weekend we got the new roof insulated.

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Now we've got the extra height we can have a rearrange of the interior, and incorporate a shower and a few other things we want.
Hoping to get the van useable ASAP to get a few trips in before Chloe starts ger masters :D
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Re: Tom & Chloe's mk5 LWB camper conversion

Postby Tania » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:44 am

wow what an inspirational post you both must be so proud fantastis job
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Re: Tom & Chloe's mk5 LWB camper conversion

Postby TPM961 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:21 am

Tania wrote:wow what an inspirational post you both must be so proud fantastis job


thank you :D
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Re: Tom & Chloe's mk5 LWB camper conversion

Postby hetman » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:19 pm

Top-notch build!!! Outstanding crafstmanship and creativity, and what a beauty the van has turned out!! In America, we'd call you "vanners" with the greatest respect. What a great job you folks have done.
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