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Re: How dead am I!

Post by 79GTE » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:38 pm

greeny wrote:I have just applied Mr Hughes adage of forgiveness is easier than permission! So with out permission from swmbo I have been out and bought a

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VW T4

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Always liked these. They also seem to hold there value as well. yours looks great. I tried talking the mrs into having 1 for a daily so for shows she could follow and we would stay in that. But her comment was she isnt driving a van about everyday. So now were on the look out for a wrangler for her.



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Re: How dead am I!

Post by greeny » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:05 pm

79GTE wrote:
greeny wrote:I have just applied Mr Hughes adage of forgiveness is easier than permission! So with out permission from swmbo I have been out and bought a

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VW T4

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Always liked these. They also seem to hold there value as well. yours looks great. I tried talking the mrs into having 1 for a daily so for shows she could follow and we would stay in that. But her comment was she isnt driving a van about everyday. So now were on the look out for a wrangler for her.

Me too ever since I was 17 working at Ian Skelly vw in manchester. We had an electric blue vr6 caravelle with the lot electric/leather/alloys/preheater/ac we used it to ship exc customers back and forth whilst there cars were in for service. I loved it!!!!

And it's a dub!


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Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
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Re: How dead am I!

Post by greeny » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:34 pm

First trip out in the bus!! It's been over 20 years since I have driven a t4 properly and I still love it!! It ain't fast like the jag and the scims. It ain't refined like the jag and the passat but it is cool and fun to be around!! And I have only taken my son swimming!!!!


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
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Re: How dead am I!

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:23 pm

but it is a commercial like your scimitar :lol:


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Re: How dead am I!

Post by greeny » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:15 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:but it is a commercial like your scimitar :lol:

:lol: :lol: :drum: :drum: another howler from Mr Hughes!!!!
I am still blaming you for its presence! :D
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Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
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Re: How dead am I!

Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:16 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:but it is a commercial like your scimitar :lol:
You leave it owt! How many "commercials" broke at Aintree?
How many wedgy pointy upstarts ran out o' cheese? :D :D

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Re: How dead am I!

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:18 pm

JGLs box in the Booze Bus packed up too :lol:


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Re: How dead am I!

Post by greeny » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:08 pm

Been a while since centre I updated anything about ness here, so here goes.
She now has seats in the back which fold flat and also into a table type thing. There is a table and carpets loads more veltrim on the arches roof trim etc and I have started to wire the 240v electrics. I also have the kit to install the 12v split charge and leasure battery.
The only issue has been a leaky water pump wheel bearings and rear callipers! She has a nice new MOT with no advisories!!!
It's been a long time since I have driven anything so gutless so on the cards is an intercooler and a tweek on the turbo and fuel pump, which should bring the heady heights of 90bhp!!!


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
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Re: Not dead and she now loves her!!!

Post by greeny » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:04 pm

Well the big daft 20" wheels have now gone (and are for sale!!!!) With thanks to wheelbase

They have been replaced by these ac star 5s in. 17" and personally I think cool as penguin p155

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Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
GTC drivers doing it under canvas since 1981!!
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Re: Not dead and she now loves her!!!

Post by greeny » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:09 pm

Not that anyone really has interest in a van, but a few more bits done we have 240v electrics and a split charge system as well as a swivel seat donthe passenger can sit at the table.

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Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
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Re: Ness the t4

Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:38 am

Now if you'd have used SAAB convertible seats you could have driven legally whilst said passenger was sat at the table, as it is you appear to be lacking a seatbelt


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Re: Ness the t4

Post by greeny » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:25 am

ScimmyMike wrote:Now if you'd have used SAAB convertible seats you could have driven legally whilst said passenger was sat at the table, as it is you appear to be lacking a seatbelt

Seats were in but I like the colour (although yes I do like the idea of the wife keeping an eye on the kids when traveling!!)


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
GTC drivers doing it under canvas since 1981!!
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