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PostSubject: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:29 pm

After looking at people's lovely vans on here I've come up with a quick list of bits and pieces to buy:

Is there a place that stocks all of these goodies or is it just a case of looking around eBay?



1) Chrome/stainless light surrounds.

2) Grille (is there a place that sells these painted white? or is it best to do a self paint job).

3) Clear indicator covers.

4) Chrome/stainless mirrors.

5) Has anybody ever seen any new style aero wipers that would fit the bay? I just think they would hug the window a little better than the standard ones. Not only that but these need replacing anyway. They've seen better days Smile

I have just ordered a pool ball gear knob too Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:50 pm

All the chrome bits are available from the parts retailers who advertise on here. The grille you'd need to get painted with the appropriate flexible paint.

I've been meaning to swap my blades to aeros but don't need to change them yet. They need to have the fitment specific to the T2. Try wiperblades.co.uk

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:02 pm

I will have a look on there, cheers.

Do the old grilles fit on these vans? I don't know whether to buy a replacement to spray in case I mess it up haha.

I'll have a look at the retailers on here too.

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:09 pm

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I will have a look on there, cheers.

Do the old grilles fit on these vans? I don't know whether to buy a replacement to spray in case I mess it up haha.

I'll have a look at the retailers on here too.
. Hi yep old ones fit put one on my 55 plate bay and sprayed with rattle cans
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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:21 pm

Thanks Daz, that sounds just the job. I'll have a go at doing it that way Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:08 pm

Hey Dazdub - have always wondered if the old grille fits the Brazilian bays. Do you need to drill any extra holes or is it a straight swap?
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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:09 pm

I've got 3 out of 5 on our '04 van. Do I get a prize ?
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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:14 pm

Laughing

Maybe you should! Which have you got?

I've just seen these on eBay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390214552821&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Do you think the top bayonet adapter is the same as we have on the van? It looks it to me.

I've just contacted Just Kampers about the grille as they have none in stock at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:19 pm

Our van has chrome headlight surrounds and wing mirrors and clear lenses. Looked into changing the windscreen wipers for chrome but have yet to do anything about it. Would also like chrome handles - too much?
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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:22 pm

I think the handles would look nice, but I'm not sure on chrome wipers to be honest. I've not seen any before though so I could have my mind changed Wink

Where did you get the clear lenses from if you don't mind me asking?

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Happy for you to ask - came with the van - and come to think of it haven't really seen any advertised. If you go to Stanford Hall this Sunday you could probably get everything you wanted - plus some other things you didn't! We are on the hunt for a radio flyer or equivalent as we are doing Camp Bestival with the two monkeys - sorry children.
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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:32 pm

I'd love to but we're not running at the moment Sad

Not only that, but I think we are away in Llandudno for the weekend anyway Laughing

I've not seen any advertised anywhere either. Hopefully some will turn up somewhere. If either you or the monkeys Wink spot any on Sunday you will have to let me know Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:47 pm


Pastymaster, you'll get the front and rear clear lenses and orange bulbs from VWheritage who advertise on here ( and discount for being a forum member) you can also get the clear side repeaters too!
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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:55 pm

Hey pastyman - check out the link below for clear front lenses.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-Type-2-front-flasher-lamp-clear-lens-and-bulbs-73on-/220771219704?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DDLSL%252BSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D270732469606%252B270732469606%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8710007598818688556
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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:29 pm

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Pastymaster, you'll get the front and rear clear lenses and orange bulbs from VWheritage who advertise on here ( and discount for being a forum member) you can also get the clear side repeaters too!

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Hey pastyman - check out the link below for clear front lenses.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-Type-2-front-flasher-lamp-clear-lens-and-bulbs-73on-/220771219704?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DDLSL%252BSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D270732469606%252B270732469606%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8710007598818688556

Thanks guys. I'll have a look into both of them.

I think that eBay one looks good including the bulbs as well. It's no wonder I couldn't find them though calling them flashers Laughing

I'll contact VWheritage to see if they can do all of the bits and pieces.

Cheers Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:33 pm

Tilly wrote:
My wiper experience FWIW: I have just fitted silicone wiper blades to Tilly because I was so impressed by the ones I put on my Landrover a couple of years ago - still giving a totally streak-free wipe after 40,000 miles including a daily 50 mile commute through all of last years -16C temperatures! Not only so they wipe very well and last and last, they leave a thin film behind after a bit of use which makes the water and muck bead and run off.

I bought them from PIAA who do a special blade holder for curved windscreens (for "todays aerodynamic cars" Laughing ) with 6 pressure points.

The wipers came with a couple of adapters for different arms but unfortunately didn't include one for bayonet type arms that we have. So I went to Halfords to ask their fitters if they had any left over adapters from fitting customers wipers, but didn't even have to go through the door as there in the bin were two discarded wiper boxes with the necessary adapters in which fitted both the van and the blades perfectly!

This is where I got them from here, though I could have sworn our T2s take 16" blades but the smallest they're now showing is 18", so maybe out of stock at the moment.

At nearly £20 per wiper they might seem excessively expensive but they will pay for themselves over time as they are so long lived, and work far better than ordinary blades.

Great feedback Tilly, and what a find in that bin! Very Happy

I'll take a look at PIAA as I know their products are always good quality. We've measured ours and one is 16" and the other is 18" so I'll try and get the same.

Like you say though, they do seem good.

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:42 pm

Well I've ordered the clear indicator lenses and wipers.

I've just been looking on VW Heritage and found the mirrors, light surround and eyebrows that I want.

Does anybody know if you can pay them by paypal? I'm sure I've had a look before and they had a paypal option, I can't find it now though (and I've got a bit of money saved in paypal from selling bits from the evo Laughing)

Also, where do we put in about being a user on here? I the promo code, or in the what else do we need to know bit?

Sorry for being such a noobie Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:06 am

Have a look in the Members Only section for details of discounts and how to get them.

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:18 am

Thanks Tim.

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:49 pm

I've ordered all of the bits and pieces now, although there was a change in plan with using VWH.

Thanks for all the help and advise everyone Smile

It's been an expensive to start to signing up on here Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Mon May 02, 2011 10:38 pm

I've just got back from a nice long weekend away to be greeted with some goodies.



The aero wipers look like they have the correct fitting which is a bonus, it was a little gamble there Laughing

I'll let you know if they are any better.

Still loads more bits to come too Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Tue May 03, 2011 12:37 am

Will definitely be interested to hear how the wipers go. I reckon they'll be a great improvement.

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Thu May 05, 2011 10:25 pm

Likewise with the wipers. Where did you get them from? And also where did the new mirrors come from?
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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Fri May 06, 2011 7:22 am

Here is a little bit about the wipers.

http://brazilianvwbay.forumotion.com/t1096-aero-wipers

I'll give a bit more feedback when we get the MOT and have a run out for a few weeks.

I do think they will be an improvement.

I got the mirrors from eBay here and they seem pretty decent.

They are plastic coated chrome, so I'm not sure if you would want metal ones, but these looks pretty good.

I'll get some more pictures when I fit them (possibly next week)

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PostSubject: Re: Bits & Pieces   Fri May 06, 2011 7:24 am

Just to point out that the arms are metal though.

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