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Author The Bright Orange Vauxhall Combo Van all fixed and ready to go again!
K 5ive
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   4th Jun 07 at 19:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The Van, A 1998 R reg Combo 1.7 Diesel shed Bought on e Bay for 245. It looked to be in a bit of a sorry state rust wise but it all turned out to be just surface rust. It is solid though everywhere it counts. The Roof Pod, however which was a total lost cause! Aren't they all? The bonnet was rotten as well along the front so I binned that. On the drive back from Kings Lynn it seemed to have an alarming lack of brakes as well but would stop eventually! Battery light was glowing a bit aswell and this later turned out to be a duff alternator. This was also linked to a lack of brakes as it provides a vacuum. Engine is fine and starts first turn every time even though she is just sitting about doing nothing. I have set myself the challenge of doing it up, using only new and second hand items bought from eBay.

As it was when i saw it in the eBay listing. When i came to buy it, it certainly was a case of looks better in the photo's! If you look at the second photo, you can also see where it had a fight with a Deer! Still at least it meant that it had a brand new rad just fitted. I could see that it had potential and was still a bargain.







So far


Bumper is an Irmsher item from E bay won for 60. Wheels won for 67. Check out the rustier than Titanic Roof Pod!

Mirrors for 5 off e bay sprayed with cans.








New roof going on soon. I have also obtained some Calibra brakes for 30 and a SRi Steering wheel for 19. New Alternator and Battery also fitted. I bought some eyebrows from germany for 6 pounds.




[Edited on 15-12-2008 by K 5ive]

[Edited on 02-04-2009 by K 5ive]
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He wants the images to load!
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K 5ive
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Im thinking about leaving the bonnet black, what do you reckon?
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could be one cool project this do it all black with white wheels
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wud make an awesome sleeper with an xe in
Phil W
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Your buying black headlights? Why?

If you were properly modifyling on a budget, you'd tint them yourself
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quote:
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Your buying black headlights? Why?

If you were properly modifyling on a budget, you'd tint them yourself

No the black ones with the clear lenses and angel eye bits etc.
POST UPDATE, the above idea has been scratched for some Depo's which should be on there way.

[Edited on 15-05-2008 by K 5ive]
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quote:
Originally posted by Baboonisnow
wud make an awesome sleeper with an xe in

It would indeed. Bit of a pain though as it is a diesel! I am thinking of Turbocharging it though.
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Temporary roof now on. Not great but at least my van has a roof on it! Now i can leave it outside and put the SD1 back where it should be, in the Garage. The roof only cost me 20 on eBay. They now do GRP replacement ones on eBay in Black or white so i will be buying one of these. Van is at the garage now having some things done and to what it needs to get an mot. I am thinking about getting it resprayed in Orange with Black wheels. What do you think? Oh yes i forgot to say, it also has a diesel rev counter on now with blue LED's. Still getting everything cheap on eBay.

[Edited on 29-02-2008 by K 5ive]
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Phoned up today to see what is required for the Mot. Needs a new front shock, front brake discs look low (I have Calibra brakes already to solve this) 2 Front Tyres as they are kind of on the limit. Not too much really.
New exhaust is now on plus the better looking Sri Steering wheel. Plus just bought some chrome bonnet lifters.

[Edited on 29-02-2008 by K 5ive]

[Edited on 29-02-2008 by K 5ive]
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Will Look amazing When all colour coded And lowerd! Would be amazing in Gloss black!!!!
K 5ive
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quote:
Originally posted by corsa_gsi_16v
Will Look amazing When all colour coded And lowerd! Would be amazing in Gloss black!!!!

I have thought about Black, but as it has no aircon it will absorb a lot of heat inside. As i will be using it to get noticed for my planned business, i need it to stand out. Hence thinking of going Orange.
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K 5ive
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I have now found a picture for inspiration, less the spiders of course!
I want some black detailing as well.

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Well i have a 40mm drop Jamex suspension kit on it's way, some new Toyo's, Pads for the cally brakes and the bonnet struts arrived yesterday. Can't wait to get it back now once it's got the Mot. Next thing to look out for will be some Cally black leather seats.
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am i right in thinking its got rear leaf suspension, or am i dreaming it
K 5ive
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quote:
Originally posted by Shane
am i right in thinking its got rear leaf suspension, or am i dreaming it

Yes, but all i could buy was a full kit. I really needed just the front. I will knock the back stuff out on ebay.
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cool, are you going to attempt at lowering the rear?

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