Right-hand drive VW Type 25 Crew cab.
Former car - no longer own this car
Model code 248
Purchase date January 2012
Doors 3 Doors
Body type Pick up
Fuel type Diesel
Aspiration N/A (Normally Aspirated)
Engine size 1.6 Litres
Engine position Rear Engined
Driven wheels Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
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Engine & Transmission
- 1588cc diesel
- 5 speed 'box
- Dropped 70mm on lowered shocks and springs
- Blue captain seats up front with fold-down arm rests
Stats & Figures
Wheels & Brakes
- Mercedes 'Penta' alloys
- No brakes whatsoever!
Planned future mods
- (Near on) Full size double bed in the cab
- Cabinet in rear flat-bed
- Interior re-trim
- Canvas rear bed cover
- Newest first
- Oldest first
Former car - no longer own this car25 updates 8 followers 8 mods2012-01-21 11:33:14Okay.
Went out this morning to have a play and take some pictures.
Fron end, with bull bars and twin fron headlights:
Drivers footwell step:
Drivers side storage door:
Drivers rear quarter:
Passenger rear quarter:
Passenger side storage door (the worst part of the van):
Former car - no longer own this car25 updates 8 followers 8 mods2012-01-21 00:42:18So I knew Jimmy was in a state of disrepair. He's been SORNd and kept off the road since 2008 (the year I passed my driving test).
There doesn't seem to be much rust at all which is ace.
The seller forgot to mention the Clifford alarm / immobiliser / gsp tracker which is fantastic!
The interior is, how do I put it? Well used? No, it's great. I think the original seats have been replaced, there is some blue captain seats in the front with fold-down armrests, and in the back is a twin seat bench with the same style armrests. The biggest surprise inside was the gearbox. I was expecting a four speed, but theres a 5 speed in there. Having never driven a T25 before, I didnt realise 1st is left and down (that'll take some getting used to). The box feels like it's made of jelly though (not the tight mechanical movement I have in my Volvo).
It was dark and raining so I didn't hang arround too long. I'll go back out in the morning when it's dry and daylight for some more photos and a full analysis.
Former car - no longer own this car25 updates 8 followers 8 modsStats & FiguresSLOW!InteriorBlue captain seats up front with fold-down arm restsEngine & Transmission5 speed 'boxEngine & Transmission1588cc diesel
Former car - no longer own this car25 updates 8 followers 8 mods2012-01-21 00:09:51So plans changed!
After numerous phone calls between me and the seller, we changed the day of the delivery from Tuesday, to Monday, then again to Saturday, and then finally to Friday night.
And now my van is finally here!
First, a shot the seller sent me to show it en route to me:
And then a picture of it being off-loaded.
I already absolutely love it already!
More pictures tomorrow (when it's daylight).
Former car - no longer own this car25 updates 8 followers 8 mods2012-01-18 11:23:21I've just spoken to a company called Creative Coachworks, in Wem, Shropshire (not far from where my parents live). I've had a chat with the main man over there, told him some of my ideas, and he seems to think it's all very possible. They are more than happy to take on a long-term project, and can base their work on my budget. It's all very exciting.
It won't be long till i'm searching for an engine and gearbox :)
Former car - no longer own this car25 updates 8 followers 8 mods2012-01-17 16:24:16My crewcab will be being delivered on Tuesday (7 days time). Feels like ages to wait!
Former car - no longer own this car25 updates 8 followers 8 mods2012-01-17 15:12:00Just purchased this today. It's over a hundred miles away and with no MOT or Tax, i'm organising a company to transport it up to me. I'm ridiculously excited! I have many, many plans for this!