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Happy Campers
Paul and Ros hadn’t bought the camper at the time of the shoot and so they very kindly sent us this picture of them with their ‘baby.’ Paul was very keen for everyone to know about the gansey he is wearing, hand-knitted by Di Tomlinson of Sea Dogs, P
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Drop Dead Bed
Utility vehicles are rarely cool. Fact. Given half a chance most pickups tend to favour the role of knocked about, shagged out builder’s hack, copies of the Daily Star and Maccie D’s wrappers strewn across the dash. Not here though. Here Lee Porter f
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Your Vans
Your world, your life, your vans… Send us yours: Ever dreamed about seeing your van appear in the pages of VWt? Make that dream a reality! Simply e-mail a selection of good quality high-res images of your van to glenn.rowswell@kelsey.co.uk along wit
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Highline 2020 VW T6.1 Dsg Modifications:
Engine: Standard 150bhp DSG Chassis: VB air suspension with auto level and remote control, Custom 19” Radi 8 split rims, Falken 225/45/19 tyres Exterior: Fortuna Red,Thule roof rack system, Thule awning, Thule WanderWay bike rack, Sportline side ba
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Top Mod: T6.1 Facelift
It’s hardly commonplace at the moment, largely because VW tend to have a two-year hiatus where patent parts can’t be legally produced by the aftermarket, but thanks to genuine VW parts throughout it’s possible to make any 2005-on T5 look like a brand
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2011 Lwb T5
Owned since Sep 2020 Mileage: 201k Spent this month: Headlight tint - £60 Sun strip – £30 Window tint - £90 Total: £180 Contacts www.swddp.co.uk Instagram: @swd_design_and_print ■
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News
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles claimed four prestigious titles in the inaugural What Car? Van Awards, with the Caddy, Transporter, and Crafter all honoured with accolades. The titles included Best Overall Van and Best to Drive in the Large Van catego
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Top 10 Winter Tips
Windows down, sunglasses on and tunes blasting out the speakers, isn’t driving in the summer great? The roads are dry, the days are long and the biggest worry for most of us is what beach to go to. But as those leaves begin to fall, and we dig out ou
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Social Club
Hi VWt, I just wanted to say congratulations on hitting 100 issues! I’ve been a subscriber since issue 2 and still look forward to the day my fresh copy hits the door mat, even more so during lockdown! As someone who works in a hospital, in what can
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Owner
Name: Lee Rhodes Age: That’d be telling Occupation: Entrepreneur/ Owner of Reload Campers Instagram:@reloadcampers First car: Classic Beetle Dream car: Mk2 Escort Hardest part of the build: Flipping a coin on the interior leather colour Favourite mod
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THE ART OF Deception
have to admit at this point, that I’m I just as bad as a lot of other people in allowing my prior experiences to cloud my judgment, especially when it comes to being sent pictures of a feature van. It’s easy to glance at a set of pictures and find si
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2020 VW T6.1 Transpoter Kombi Lwb 199ps 4motion Dsg Twin T32
Tuning: None currently (bloody warranty!) Chassis: VB 4 corner air suspension, TSW 20” Luco wheels Exterior: Rear panels cut out and replaced with privacy glass, limo tint to all side and rear windows, limo tint across the top of the windscreen and
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Family Affair
Quite often, people start into the VW scene with a T4 for affordability reasons; often people will then either step up to a T5 or 6 or get into an air-cooled build. Nathan did things the other way around; he ticked off a few air-cooled builds startin
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Owner
Name: Lee Porter Age: 39 Previous VWs: Mk1 Golf, T4, T5, T6, Amarok, Beetle – you name a VW, I’ve owned it Occupation: MD at JC Vans LTD Instagram: j@c_vans_ltd Dream Car: Porsche 992 Turbo S First Car: H reg Escort Eclipse Hardest part of the build:
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Owner
Name: Nathan Giles Age: 20 Occupation: VW Camper Fitter Instagram handle: @nathan__giles_t4_ First car: ’73 Orange Beetle Dream van: This one of course! Hardest part of the build: Getting the courage to cut it for notches Favourite modification: The
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2011 T5.1 Lwb Dropside Pickup
Engine: 2.0TDi (102) Pendle Performance remap to 180hp, Milltek DPF delete pipe,custom stainless steel turbo back exhaust system Chassis: Airlift 3P air ride and management setup, VW Amarok V6 8x19-inch Cantera alloy wheels with low profile rubber
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Top Mod: burned Reclaimed Wood Interior
Okay, it’s not a new thing and has been done a few times before on VWt feature vans, but it seems to work so well in a T4 or air-cooled van. There’s something about the earthy natural wood tones that seem to blend seamlessly with beach life and surf
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Full Of Surprises
I’m not knocking people who go out and buy something off the peg – far from it. We’re all entitled to be different and to live this life we’re given on our own terms and with our own priorities and passions. There’s nothing really wrong with a VW Cal
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1998 VW T4 1.9td modifications:
Engine: Factory stock 1.9TD Chassis: 4” 1200 Faulkner springs with ECG shocks, front chassis notches, steering arm notches and lower arm notches, 8x17 Autostar Minus wheels with 205/40/17 tyres Exterior: LED headlamps, buffed original paint with a
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Time Vanagement
Do you ever meet someone and think: “How do you get the time to do all this?” Lee Rhodes is one of those people. Not only does he own and run Reload Creative Signs (@reloadcreative_signs) but he also finds the time to manage several builds each year
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Fresh Products
Performance air suspension guru Air Lift Performance has unveiled a brand spanking new manifold option, aimed at making their bestselling, and might we say game changing 3H and 3P air management systems even more customisable for anyone that wants to
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We Want Your Transporter!
Own an awesome Transporter and want it featured in these very pages? We would love to see what you’re driving! Please e-mail a selection of good quality images that show the exterior, interior and engine bay of your van to glenn.rowswell@kelsey.co.uk
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AUDIO & TECH
Like your bass big, beefy and pounding? Well, it won’t come any beefier than from this! Featuring four (yes, four!) of Kicker’s famous LR7 square woofers, this absolute beast will eat up 2400 watts all day long, and that’s proper watts, too! Like RMS
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Glenn’s T5.1
If you saw last month’s issue, you’ll know I had a bit of an expensive month, as I’d just laid down the readies on an Air Lift Performance suspension kit with 3H management for the ol’ girl. As of yet, I am no closer to fitting it (well dropping it o
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Team VWt
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Fresh Products
Are you lucky enough to own a T6 with Dynamic Chassis Control? Looking to get it lower, improve the ride and handling whilst still maintaining the factory DCC feature? Well, until recently you had to compromise, and often had to dispense with the act
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Andrew’s T5.1
My favourite vans are the understated ones, the less is more kind of van, subtle mods and those low-key cool players. Which is why I absolutely love mods like the fuel flap delete on Eddie’s cover van last month. You know, those clean subtle modifica
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Ed’s Shout
Happy New Year everyone (unless you got your copy the first week of sale that is). Welcome to the February issue of VWt, mostly produced in November, that comes out late in December, depending on if you’re getting your Transporter fix from a shop, on
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Lifestyle
Say hello to new boys on the block, MNGO (short for Mind is›Not›Getting›Old) whose new online store is packed with everything from tees, hoodies and air fresheners to super-cool prints. We love their fresh approach to design and could buy a week’s wo
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Top Mod: Interior
I think you might have realised by now that I’m a fan of the orange leather interior, but I feel that it needs a special mention. Not only does it make the interior pop, but the addition of the orange A-pillars and sunvisors make it pop from the outs
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