Since returning to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for a service recently, our 1991 Volkswagen Transporter T4 has been in the care of classic car technician Jonn.
During the service, Jonn noticed that the wheels needed replacing. This has now been done along with new centre caps also being fitted.
We recently said goodbye to this VW T4 however its now back in again due to a suspicious knocking sound coming form underneath which we are now investigating.
Our 1991 VW T4 Transporter Campervan is road trip ready again and just in time for the summer! Its been thoroughly cleaned and painted and has had all its rust treated to give it another lease of life. Its owners are coming to collect it tomorrow and we can’t wait to see their reaction!
Our expert valet technician, Colin, from Viper Auto Valet has done a thorough clean of our VW T4 campervan, making the interior look brand new again! Before, it was showing significant signs of wear, dust and general usage. Now, it looks ready for the next adventure!
Alongside the van’s thorough clean, we needed to start re-assembling all of the components. Having been freshly painted, doors, windows and other pieces needed to be added back in. John has also been looking at re-wiring the electrics and fixing any small issues with the vans wires.
The VW badge has also been cleaned so it now resembles a crisp ‘VW’.
The windows have been put back in the VW as well by Car Glass And Trim and the windscreen was fitted by Autoglass.
The doors and van have all been masked up ready for paint in the paint booth by Chris. Our 1991 VW T4 campervan is getting nearer to looking healthy again.
The first stage of our 1991 VW T4 Campervan paint has been completed. With the entire body masked and painted in a solid white, the paint shop can then move on to paint the lower half a steel grey.
James has dedicated the majority of his time to resurrecting our 1991 VW T4 Transporter which has been suffering from corrosion damage and rust.
The latest development with the wheel arch has included adding a body filler primer over the repaired elements to fill in any dents or imperfections. The trick is to use as little as possible and after applying an amount, working over it with a spreader to take off the exess filler.
This putty-like primer allows for an even finish and prepares it to be painted. Working with the curves of the panel means James can get a more even and neat finish.
This iconic modern classic has come in for some TLC. As a 1991 VW Transporter T4, this model is often used as a camper conversion, which is exactly what ours is. Using some innovative spatial design, this T4 makes the perfect portable camper whilst still being small enough to navigate those smaller roads. However, much like any well-loved classic, it needs some maintenance to its paintwork.
We’re aiming to correct the rust damage on the lower half as despite having been painted elsewhere recently, the corrosion has already returned. The wheel arch, sills and wings are also showing signs of rust, so it’s our job to correct this! We’ll be taking every measure to make sure the rust is kept away for years, not just 6 months. We’re going to be stripping the bodywork back, remove the rust and then paint the body in a dual-tone with white on top and grey covering the bottom half.