My EX BG VR6 3.2 build

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Some really nice work there it's even more appreciated when the wife likes what you've done
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You should definitely mate. I got the maxi camping pod 2nd hand but it originally came from van furniture. It’s a good set up. Pricey, but you could always knock one up yourself.


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@peter
The Mrs got her way. As they always do this is us tonight.

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She went out and got a tent


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Happy camping mate hope you both enjoy it
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Spot on mate. Looks like a great awning! How is it fixed to the van?


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@peter
It’s not fitted to the caddy it goes over about a foot and is fixed with string and tent pegs.
I did use G clamps to fix it to my roof rails just for the more security
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It looks well secure mate. You’ve also picked a great weekend to camp too


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This is a fantastic build, not just an engine swap but the attention to detail across the build has been exceptional- really enjoy reading about the changes you have made and why.
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@MWMRacing
Thank you for taking the time to read my build thread.
I’m glad you enjoyed it especially as it’s a long read.
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The Build threads that are a long read are some of the best, especially when going in depth into how they had to tackle some of the challenges, so its quite interesting to read up, theres a lot to be learnt from what everyone else has achieved on this forum before venturing on any modifications myself.
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Thought I would tidy up the engine bay a bit so I bought two brand new headlight support brackets. This is what turned up
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So they will be going back.

In the end I decided to tidy up my original ones

Sanded them back to remove all the rust and red primer Image

Gloss black them (3 coats)

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Then 3 coats of clear lacquer Image

Just got to cut and polish them and they will be ready to go back in

They look a lot better than the brand new ones.


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Better than new and better than what you bought bud fir sure


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That’s shocking for a brand new part! Quality control must be non existent there. Your refurbished ones look so much better.


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The new ones looked like they had been thrown around the shop floor before been sent out the original ones look a lot better I've got to do that to mine as they look pitted but nice work Sean as hef said they look better than the new ones you bought 👌
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This is the quality you can expect from pattern parts when it comes to sheet metal sadly. Usually better to restore and save your OEM panels if possibe
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