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Old 23rd January 2022, 07:29 PM
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After many years rebuilding my VW camper van (chassis, body, suspension, brakes, engine, wiring etc) it finally drove under its own power.
Was just on the drive going forward and backwards but was a great feeling

Just need a tweak of the handbrake and sort out the NSF indicator light which has stopped working (could just be the bulb I hope) and will then take it off SORN and drive it around the block to check how everything else performs.

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Old 23rd January 2022, 08:24 PM
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Yay! Congratulations
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Old 23rd January 2022, 09:02 PM
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Yay! Congratulations
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Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coil-overs and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 23rd January 2022, 09:25 PM
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Delighted to hear this - I remember seeing it (sort of...) under wraps a number of years ago....pics to follow, soon?
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Old 24th January 2022, 05:56 AM
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Great news! Photos please
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Old 24th January 2022, 01:25 PM
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How many years did it took to you? I would like to see some photos too.
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Old 24th January 2022, 02:58 PM
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Well done Andy. Soon as it's finished you'll need a new project. An 8 maybe?
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Old 24th January 2022, 07:19 PM
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Thanks all and pics may happen once its on the road proper - she ain't a looker but will do the job once I have finished the little bits still to do!!
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2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

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Old 24th January 2022, 07:20 PM
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How many years did it took to you? I would like to see some photos too.
Far too many due to work/life and cash (too much of the first and not enough of the other two ) - somewhere in the region of 15 years (yes, you heard that, 15 years.....................)
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1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coil-overs and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 5th February 2022, 03:53 PM
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Taxed it the other day (free and does not require an MOT either).
Today, mounted the rear bumper and reversed it out of the drive and took it round the block.
Everything works, lights, indicators, gears, brakes, accelerator, handbrake so pleased.
A slight rubbing noise which I suspect is a brake (couldn't tell where it was coming from but as the speed increased so did the speed of the noise - if that makes sense).

Forgot what it was like to drive a vehicle with no power steering or power brakes - flipping heck

A few niggles still to sort out.
And a quick pic of it the other day:



Retired indoors and listening to a few records now - all is good with the world
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Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes)

Triumph Daytona 675 (2017 reg)

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Gone but not forgotten

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coil-overs and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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