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1989 Volkswagen T25

Always take lots of pictures…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s always a good idea and very useful to take lots of pictures before, during and after you have completed the work. Another great tip is to take inspiration from others.

As a team of enthusiasts ourselves, here at Bridge Classic Cars we all enjoy going to car shows and events. It’s at events and meetings that you see a lot of like minded individuals who enjoy speaking to you about their cars. If you are working on your own car and see one similar, or you like a particular style that someone else has used why not see if you can take some photos as future reference.

It’s easy when pulling a car apart to think you’ll remember exactly how it all came together but that’s not always the case. If you have a selection of images to refer back to this makes the job much easier.

We came across another Volkswagen T25 Camper earlier today and as we have a meeting scheduled tomorrow evening with Margaret on the interior of her T25, we thought now would be great opportunity to take a few pictures of what other people have done. It helps bring ideas to life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”5788,5789,5790,5791,5792,5793,5794,5795,5796,5797,5798,5799,5800″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Stripping the engine

Mark is settling in well here at Bridge Classic Cars, he’s been part of the family for 3 weeks now and seems to have adopted the VW camper engine as his project. Here are the first pictures of the engine being stripped and worked on.

VW Camper T25 Engine

VW Camper T25 Engine

The bodywork is still being worked on in preparation for paint but this is almost complete so we should see it returned to our workshops in around 2 weeks time.

We have also been working alongside new owner Margaret this week to discuss and get inspiration for the bespoke graphics we intend to use on the exterior.

VW Camper T25 – Work is now underway

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Work is now underway on our 1989 VW Camper T25.

Like so many classics we find nowadays, all too often they are found abandoned, forgotten about and left to sit outside for many years. As I’m sure you would too, being left to face the weather in all conditions for many years doesn’t do the bodywork any good.

As you can see from the images, in order to bring these beauties back to life it takes a lot of patience and attention to detail. In order to rectify the issues you first have to strip it back and identify the problems.

VW Camper T25 Restoration Project at Bridge Classic Cars

VW Camper T25 Restoration Project at Bridge Classic Cars

VW Camper T25 Restoration Project at Bridge Classic Cars

VW Camper T25 Restoration Project at Bridge Classic Cars

It’s now in safe hands, Bridge Classic Cars will now do what they do best.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was a gorgeous sunny weekend last weekend and it was the day of the annual Felixstowe carnival. We took a trip down to the coast and stopped for a drink at The Ferry Boat Inn.

Everyone was sitting outside on benches enjoying the sunshine and a few beers when a Camper pulled up.

It wasn’t perfect, far from it in fact, but it was amazing. 4 youngsters got out, the guys went in and got the drinks whilst the girls opened up the back, pulled out a rug and sat beside us. For the rest of the afternoon they sat drinking and eating and basically having an awesome time. They didn’t need benches, they had a VW.

That’s what the VW Camper is all about.

And once Bridge Classic Cars have worked their magic on our 1989 VW Camper T25 she’ll be off up to Scotland to join her new owner Margaret for many many years of holidays and sunshine!

But first, let’s get down to business…

VW Camper T25 Restoration Project at Bridge Classic Cars

VW Camper T25 Restoration Project at Bridge Classic Cars

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VW T25 Ready for restoration

Our reputation is spreading. Margaret Langley of Hopeman, Scotland asked us to source her a camper.

We were lucky enough to be able to secure her a VW T25 that had just been painted. But guess what. We are going to paint it again.

1989 Volkswagen T25

Margaret has specific ideas for her camper so watch this space whilst we develop this lovely camper into something special and totally bespoke.

1989 Volkswagen T25