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Yet another Ex-gas van

Post by EX_gas-Cop » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:40 pm

Hi guys

So I figured I'd start a thread for my build and yes it's another ex british gas van Image

I bought mine in January of this year and have slowing been getting on with it, I started with gutting it and cleaning it.

One of the first mods I did was install my RNS 510 I bought for my golf previously and add a reversing camera but to cut a long story, of messing about with cable and an adapter box, short I gave up and bought a RCD 330 which the camera plugged straight in too.

Along with getting some fresh wing mirror covers, side rail covers and a spoiler to get them all painted at the same time.

I'll try to keep it as chronological as I can going forward have a lot to catch up on with this one lolImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Yet another Ex-gas van

Post by Sean1066 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:46 pm

What plans do you have. ie daily drive, camper or a work horse?
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Post by EX_gas-Cop » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:47 pm

Next I got some more rubber for me feet and a seat ibiza engine cover and tore the badge off.

Got a rear door handle and fitted that.

I then started putting in the insulation.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by EX_gas-Cop » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:49 pm

@Sean1066 hi mate I've been using it as a daily for the whole year now while attempting to make a bit of a camper out of it. I'm only just starting the build thread a lot has changed with it through the year

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Post by Sean1066 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:54 pm

Looking forward to seeing some more pictures then and seeing what you’ve done. Give me some ideas at the same time
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Post by EX_gas-Cop » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:59 pm

My instagram, @ ex_gas_camper, is a more current timeline of what I've done so far this thread is gunna take a while to catch up I may borrow you idea of the way you painted your covers in the engine bay.

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Re: Yet another Ex-gas van

Post by EX_gas-Cop » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:54 pm

So to speed things up on this build, over the last months I've insulated ply lined and carpeted.
Got a motexion bulkhead
Got the bed how i want it to work now got rid of the black out on the rear windows and had them tinted and put on vanX blinds.
Sorted the leaisure battery and switch board. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Yet another Ex-gas van

Post by Timthorley » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:37 pm

Great work does that bulkhead let the seats go further back ?
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Post by EX_gas-Cop » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:30 am

@Timthorley yeah you get a little more on the driver's side maybe an extra inch I'm 6ft and its slot more comfortable and loads on the passenger as its straight across, whereas the original is like different each side

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Post by Timthorley » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:27 am


Brilliant mate, im a short arse but i like to drive horizontal like 50 cent so im struggling with mine ive use a heat gun to mold it to the seat but its not quite enough i think im going have to buy custom or cut this out
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Post by EX_gas-Cop » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:32 am

I dont think you'll get fully horizontal but I've got quite long legs, so getting the extra click back in the chair and still having a bulkhead for me is ideal

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Re: Yet another Ex-gas van

Post by EX_gas-Cop » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:19 pm

Fitted A3 black edition air vents, there in the right way up they would have lined up better but they didnt look right, used some left over foam from my bed to direct the air through the vent.ImageImageImage

I forgot to add that on the side vent i had to make clearance on the vent as was hitting the bottom


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Re: Yet another Ex-gas van

Post by Timthorley » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:18 pm

Top job with them vents mate are they still as powerful no air loss
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Re: Yet another Ex-gas van

Post by EX_gas-Cop » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:53 pm

Cheers, yeah with the foam it helps direct it all through the vent better without the foam they were pretty weak

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Re: Yet another Ex-gas van

Post by Timthorley » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:04 pm

Brilliant work buddy
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