With the CampervanCulture.com webshop closed for 2 weeks the CVC team went there separate ways for a well earned break. Anne, Noah and I (Dan) headed off from the south coast of England, up to Holyhead, then across the Irish Sea to Dublin to explore the west coast of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy.
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VW T25 Magnum (by Westfalia) 1988, Left Hand Drive, imported from Germany a few years back. 4 Birth, kingsize on the bottom, big double on the top!!
- 1.9 AAZ (formally from Golf)
- Recon Bosch Diesel Pump with Rover Boost Pin
- Front mounted oil cooler
- Reconditioned Alternator
- Re Engineered throttle assembly to fit under engine lid
- Recent replacement of all pump to injector pipes (had them made to spec)
- New Exhaust (3 years ago?)
- New Battery.
- 5 speed
- Aiden Talbot reconditioned gearbox
- new Gear Linkage
- Recent service of brakes and handbrake
Suspension and wheels:
- Bilstein Lowering Springs (-40mm)
- 16 inch aftermarket Allows (Could do with a refurb, but in good condition other than paint)
- New rear wheel bearings
Good original condition with usual scuffs, marks and age related nonsense! But I love it the way it is with its aftermarket 80s stripes! Its pretty much RUST free, underside is in brilliant condition.
- Mostly original day-van goodness (full width rock ‘n roll bed, original pop on curtains, buddy seat, swivel passenger seat, plastic cup holders!) with the addition off…
- Cooker and tap unit
- Poptop with double bed! (Westfalia style roof) Profesionally fitted a few years back
- Good stereo with speakers in back and front
- Leisure battery.
I’m sure a lot of you will know these already. New owners… maybe not. So here are a few of my favourite, subtle upgrades that make a world of difference. Modifications I’d like to think Westfalia / VW would include if they were still making these vans today. They’re things I’m so used to now that if I ever bought another van I’d make these changes straight away.
Let us know in the comments if there’s any additions we need to have on here.
Square Headlight Protectors
Stop those rather expensive headlights from any nasty cracks.
Twin Windscreen Washer Jets
Double your squirting power, you know… like modern vehicles have.
Fridge Vent with High Quality power/USB points
Get some power up the back next to the seat/bed where you need it most.
LED Dash Bulbs
One of the cheapest and simplest upgrades, and boy what a difference it makes. While you’re at it why not replace all your van’s light… we have replacement LEDs for all your lighting.
Westfalia Grey Shower/Tap upgrade
Swap between shower and regular water flow plus have the added versatility of being able to run the shower out of the kitchen window to use it outside.
Westfalia Table Stowing Brackets
Get the front table out from behind your drivers seat and stored up back out of the way.
Intermittent wiper upgrade
Enter the modern age… in addition to fast and super fast speed add the ability to adjust your wiper speed to suit the weather conditions.
Westfalia Front Table Leg Step
Give yourself (and your kids) a helping hand to get up into the roof.
High Power LED Headlight Upgrade Kit
Replace your tired, dim headlights. It’ll be like day vs night once you’ve experienced the difference these make to your night driving.
Under Seat Storage Drawer
Make use of that wasted space underneath your front seats with these handy unobtrusive lockable drawers.
Terrawagen Terrapodz Day Time Running Lights
Why buy an expensive and hard to find South African grille when you can get a set of Terrapodz?
Keep a look out for Part 2.
While waiting for our new Arctic Circle series to premiere we thought some of you (especially the newcomers) might like to catch up with our Morocco series from a few of years ago. Here is the whole series in it’s entirety. Enjoy!
A quick update as some of you may not be following Jed, Lou and Isaac’s journey to the Arctic Circle on our Facebook page. The video series will follow in the coming months but in the meantime here is some of what they have been up to. Thank you again for all the support you have all shown, you have made this trip possible!!! Oh yes, make sure you subscribe to our Youtube channel, you won’t want to miss this!
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This video is to mainly show you how to replace the operator on a VW T25/T3/Vanagon Westfalia pop top camper van. More often than not the plastic rollers snap off with age but fear not, now we have new ones on the CampervanCulture.com web shop if you click here. We do pretty much every part for a pop top roof so if it is broken we are the first place you should try with prices that are rarely beaten.
There is also a little extra gadgetry and insight into other products that we are working on right now at CampervanCulture.com.
The latest CampervanCulture.com clothing design has just been finished last night and is on it’s way to us. We carefully select the best quality heavy weight garnets for durability and fitting. Our clothing is NOT just a crappy iron on transfer, each one is screen printed with ink by hand!
Here is how they are made,
This is one of the first videos we ever made a few years ago when CampervanCulture.com was just a couple of mates goofing around in our 4×4 VW Syncro camper vans. We put it onto Youtube but due to some copyright issues (Yeah, Youtube can be annoying like that!) it has only been available to watch in the UK. Because Vimeo is amazing we are able to share this video with the rest of the world and this is why we now choose Vimeo to host all of the videos on our web site rather than Youtube.
Remember the best way to get updates on the videos we make via email for free is to subscribe to the CampervanCulture.com website on the right hand column of our home page.
We hope you guys and girls like it and feel free to comment.
The CVC Team
Another Campervan Culture exclusive product is our new table stowing brackets made in Westfalia grey or beige option. We made this kit available because putting that spare table behind the drivers seat cuts down on leg room and allows you to have your seat in a less upright position. You also don’t have the table flying out while going around corners and knocking when pulling away or stopping sharply. Why Westfalia didn’t offer this as a factory option we will never know so CVC have finished the job for you guys. They are in stock and we post world wide every day do don’t miss out completing your camper vans conversion and be impressed with the is easy to install solution to your front table woes. The kit can also be used in other camper vans and 4×4 overland vehicles.
Click here to be directed to the CVC web shop.
There are a lot of roof canvas options out there all around the world, they all have various pros and cons, some fit some don’t. We are always on the look out for quality products to add to our own web shop so you guys can buy with confidence.
We put the GoWesty roof canvas to the test and in our personal opinion it is one of the best fitting roof canvases we have fitted so far. The fitting instructions say to remove the roof but this is not always an option if you are used to working alone so we made this video to show how to fit a canvas with the roof in place. We contacted Gowesty yesterday and got them to add some roof canvases to our regular pallet we get sent over so they will be on their way to us today and will with us in the next 12 days depending on what mood the customs lady we deal with is in this end.
If you like this or any of our other products please feel free to check out our web shop
If you would like to pre order please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a deposit can be taken.
Dungeness is one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world and is classified as Britain’s only desert by the met office. There have been five lighthouses at Dungeness, at first only a beacon was used to warn sailors, but this was replaced by a proper lighthouse in 1615. As the sea retreated, this had to be replaced in 1635 by a new lighthouse nearer to the water’s edge known as Lamplough’s Tower. There are two nuclear power stations at Dungeness, the first built in 1965 and the second in 1983. They are within a wildlife sanctuary deemed a Site of Special Scientific Interest and birds flourish in the warmer water created by the station’s outflow.
It seems an unlikely area to head off to for a weekend in any camper van but the area is in fact really interesting and feels like your in Arizona in one of those places that mad people go and live when they want to be alone.
We really liked it, what do you guys think?
I really injured making this video. It was made before any of us went full time with CampervanCulture.com and a great way of logging how any of our previous lives used to be.
The Morocco trip is sneaking up and money for it needs to be earned. Jed was approached by a guy who lived quite a way off who was having trouble finding anyone local with the confidence to take on some tricky plastering work. It meant working away for a few days so his Westfalia Syncro was used as accommodation and some cool wild camping spots were sniffed out. All three of us use our camper vans in our every day lives. Alan lives in his van in his job setting up and taking down all the staging and structures at the music events that some of you might attend in the UK. Jake’s work is web based and he can often be found using his van as an office on one of the many beaches in Cornwall.
This was a great chance to test out some of the new kit we have and once again the Trasharoo has turned out to be one of the most useful bits of equipment for wild camping, I really do wonder how we all managed before without one.
So grab a beverage and check out this latest video and feel free to comment,