My ex British Gas conversion

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robblowen
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@kneecap cheers man. I rubbed all the stone chips back with 1200 wet and dry, then used base coat and clear lacquer touch up pens to build back up in layers, then used roar cutting compound followed by their polish. A couple of them need filling in a bit more as I didn't do enough layers, but I'm happy with how most of them turned out.

I ordered this rail and some sikaflex 252i, just need to cut it down and bond it on. I'll put some pictures up once I get a chance to do it.

https://www.roadloisirs.com/en-GB/multi ... 20caravans

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That's great info cheers. That's the same same rail i was looking at . There is a UK company that sells it for similar cost.

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Looks wicked mate 👍🏻
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Cracking job mate - Just on the way to collect my first ever Caddy - Also a former BG van - Exciting times!
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@kneecap no worries man, hopefully get mine on this week while I'm on nights, I'll get some pics up once it's done!

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@Garyoutram cheers mate

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@BaronRocket happy days, you got big plans for it?

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Looks good, mines still in the first pic stages 😂
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@Spireite cheers man,with a username like that I'm guessing you're close by, you based in Chesterfield?

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Next little mod done, gone for a bonnet protector to help with the stone chips. Also I think it'll go quite well with the swamper theme!Image

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great looking van, definitely given me a few more ideas for my van!
out of interest where did you get the aux in switch in front of the coin tray from?
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Thanks for all the pictures showing the progress gives me/everyone more ideas of what is possible with these exBG vans. Got mine last week and I think I have a long road ahead.
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@koosh cheers mate, the aux socket was an Ali Express special...

£4.08 31%OFF | 1Set Car AUX Switch Interface Adapter In Socket With Cable Harness For VW1 RCD510 RCD310 RNS315 Jetta 5 MK5 Golf 6 MK6 Wholesale
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mLlTtcP

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@Bluedog73 cheers man, have you started a build thread, it's always good to check out other people's ideas!

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

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Bit of TLC changed oil & filter, air/pollen/fuel filter, checked screen wash and battery.Image

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