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Kitefish - 27-6-2006 at 21:18

I'll start (just wanted to be first on the new thread). This is my beloved van 'Che' a lovely well used example of a 22 year old VW T25

mNeil - 27-6-2006 at 22:20

this is our first van bought in oct 2003 and did our first trip to france 2004....great machine had everything but a fixed bed

mNeil - 27-6-2006 at 22:24

what a step up bought oct 2004
2.8 jtd fiat...CI 141 riviera

mNeil - 27-6-2006 at 22:43

now Rentia calls it Big Sal....but i must admit i think i prefer Flat Norm !
2.7, five cylinder merc bought jan 2006.
fixed rear bed over huge garage for the toys and more streamlined than Norman...........this we will have to my grave!!!!! who said hurry up????????

justal - 28-6-2006 at 05:13

Use the 'Toyboxes' photo gallery for all the photos...

I shall have to add some of my old vans as well.


andy B - 28-6-2006 at 21:10

Dudes brian the first!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh the fun we had and so nimble

willf - 28-6-2006 at 21:20

all terrain toaster

andy B - 28-6-2006 at 21:20

and from humble beginings, Brian 2 now this was luxury had a trip to Glencoe new year 06 in this little baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hymer camp swing 494

willf - 28-6-2006 at 21:23

origional toaster

willf - 28-6-2006 at 21:24

no one had more humble beginings than mine!!!

andy B - 28-6-2006 at 21:26

Brian the third, mr BIG now this is luxury!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

andy B - 28-6-2006 at 21:34

this is a better pic

leonardo - 29-6-2006 at 06:48

big white vans - Team Pikey

dunk - 10-7-2006 at 18:10

V dubs for me

[Edited on 10-7-2006 by dunk]

leonardo - 10-7-2006 at 18:52

sorry all, but Dunks van tops it for me!

Kitefish - 10-7-2006 at 22:04

Team Pikey

mNeil - 11-7-2006 at 11:45

Quote sorry all, but Dunks van tops it for me!
Is this a statement from a member of the Team Pikey Massif?
I think not sir!
No Team Pikey Massif member would think to put one members most noble form of transport, The Van/self propelled fully integrated accommodation vehicle, above another.
I take it that this posting has been placed by one not of the Noble Pikey Massif but someone belonging to the lesser and more common mode of transport, that of the car, or to give it its full name; Cart/horseless carriage: the word car being an abbreviated derivative of cart/horseless carriage. Owners of these lesser mode of transport can often been seen skulking around on the periphery of the Team Pikey Massif corral (see evidence in previous posting), trying to gain credence and status through being associated with the said Team Pikey Massif.
Although on the whole we dont condone this action, it could be classed as part of the apprenticeship to be served by a cart owner before graduating to the ownership of the noble Van/self propelled fully integrated accommodation vehicle and thus rising in status and being accepted into the honourable and noble Team Pikey Massif.
Perhaps in order to stop any further incursions by the said owners of carts on this topic; The Borth Massif Vans they could be encouraged to start their own topic, say maybe: The Borth Massif Carts or add more status to the topic by embellishing a little and calling it: The Borth Massif Apple Carts.
With respect
Senior Pikey Blue Beard.

col123 - 11-7-2006 at 11:49

yea what ever he said

dunk - 11-7-2006 at 13:27

So Neil,

Is my van a car?

When is a van not a van?

Mine slept 3 on Saturday!

mNeil - 11-7-2006 at 14:48

of course yours is a noble Van/self propelled accomodation vehicle Dunk, was referring to the lesser cart driving massif
probably best to keep your sleeping arrangements to yourself..........loose tongues and all that!

[Edited on 11/7/06 by mNeil]

andy B - 11-7-2006 at 20:46

yes Neil, i rather agree with your little soap box preformance. and i find its very comfortable in team pikey residence

leonardo - 12-7-2006 at 12:19

Neil what r u on about

Here's the Boks pimped up Chrysler Grand Voyager (with self-contained sleeping unit!): -

dunk - 12-7-2006 at 13:23

Propper Puff Daddy Bok

mNeil - 12-7-2006 at 17:05

had a whole day in the IT room with no kids to teach and so got bored! thought i would amuse a few of you.

Spooker - 12-7-2006 at 21:09

Aaaahhh at last!

this is more like it....

A real pikey bus

Spooker - 12-7-2006 at 21:10


justal - 12-7-2006 at 21:15

Nah... this is real 'Pikey'... Complete with washing line full of 'smalls'!!


mNeil - 13-7-2006 at 09:05

its still really a car Leo

ajdesq - 13-7-2006 at 09:32

Pikey? Tsk! You guys don't even know the MEANING of the word...


Sorry to all the VW owners out there, but until the T5 arrived the Trafic just trounced the lot... and it looks more anarchic and stylish methinks, yet faboo engine, quiet ride and comfy cab. Anyone who disagrees will be headbutted.

Andrew & Tiffany the Trafic (don't ask...)

chris - 13-7-2006 at 10:48

although the transit nugget has served margi and i well. we are looking into the fastest van on the road. the T5!!!!! fingers crossed margi isn't put off but the 20000 price tag.

leonardo - 13-7-2006 at 11:21

Neil - u're just jealous u're not as cool as the BOK!!!

Chrysler grand voyager is still a van to me, similar shape, height, sliding doors access, bed at back, but faster and more comfortable. As for yours, its a massive white fuel guzzling wardrobe on wheels that seems to piss off the local residents!! Can't believe u fork out 60 quid just to get to the beach each weekend

Dudes catch ya all at Ynyslas this weekend! Reckon the wind will be styling!

[Edited on 13-7-2006 by leonardo]

mNeil - 13-7-2006 at 11:44

oh harsh your being cruel to my poor little van which has kept us all warm throughout the winter . where does the 60 squid come from? you been checking up on my bar bill.?
thought the locals would have been glad of a bit of revenue coming their way !
thats done it then ....i'm off to france for 5 weeks.
got to agree the renault traffic is one stylish looking van but not sure about the white object following it.

leonardo - 13-7-2006 at 11:49

u told me yourself!

Enjoy France Master Bluebeard...don't go upsetting any frenchies, they could end up head butting you in the solar plexus!

mNeil - 13-7-2006 at 11:56

safer to hit me in de head , no sense no feeling

Loxley - 27-9-2006 at 11:43


well this is my van.
seen plenty of beach action, but struggles up those hills in Snowdonia at times.

Loxley - 27-9-2006 at 11:47

well it would be if i attached it !
here it is at Shell Island...


carlessd - 8-8-2007 at 12:57

finnally i can put a picture of my van on here!!

18" alloys lowered 60mm blacked out windows and finnally sprayed porshe red

[Edited on 8-8-2007 by carlessd]

Spooker - 8-8-2007 at 13:15


this must be C3..P.Os bigger brother - if you look hard you can see the family resemblence!

May the force be with you Obi Daz Cahooney

jon d hat - 29-9-2007 at 19:54

Finally slammed her

jon d hat - 29-9-2007 at 19:56

18" 800kg load rated

jon d hat - 29-9-2007 at 19:59

40 mm rear drop and the torsion bars screamin

leonardo - 29-9-2007 at 22:22

Jon dude that looks styling brah. thinking of pimping a T5 myself...then i can head down to borth and catch up with the massif! so do i go LWB or SWB??

col123 - 30-9-2007 at 10:27

hope youv'e worked on the engine jon that green trailer looks a bitch to tow.........

jon d hat - 30-9-2007 at 19:14

Chears Bok.. go for the LWB if you can get your mits on one.. you can fit more in.. don't forget, your gona need it.. maybe put a reimo lid on it too so you can build a cot in the attic

Hope the Dane is well. Hope to catch you both soon

Col.. couldn't afford a lowering kit so strapped a sub station to the back doors.. Damn.. thought you wouldnt notice

mNeil - 1-10-2007 at 22:09

good news Jon now we can all get 240v for free!
ps van looks good too. should make a stylish trip to penzance.

bucski - 2-10-2007 at 12:31

nice one john looking styley now you have joined the 18inch clan ( better be careful how I say that!)

jon d hat - 2-10-2007 at 19:39

Goin green Neil...duel ful conversion

Holiday card signed...can't wait

Chears tim! (Wouldn't wanna brag but that's just diameter) Brings new meaning to the phrase new member!!!

nick-r - 2-10-2007 at 22:49

Originally posted by jon d hat

Col.. couldn't afford a lowering kit so strapped a sub station to the back doors.. Damn.. thought you wouldnt notice

col does'nt need a lowering kit..

Hotrod - 6-10-2007 at 16:21

Hi all, Slammed my splitty today will have to smooth out the carpark

jon d hat - 7-10-2007 at 20:52

Think Gray needs to take a leaf out of your book Hotrod..That's proper deep down an dirty

jon d hat - 7-10-2007 at 20:56

New plate

Loxley - 18-2-2008 at 12:19

Hey Fish,

You need to post the piccy of your new van in this forum.
Is it proving its worth yet ?


Kitefish - 18-2-2008 at 22:36

Yep it has been worth every penny so far, but it was cheap

Kitefish - 18-2-2008 at 22:43

Heres a new pikey pic from BRS Feb 2008.

Kitefish - 18-2-2008 at 22:50

Borth Massif Team Pikey on the dark side Feb 16th 08

nick-r - 19-2-2008 at 08:43

that looks way too comfortable........

Loxley - 19-2-2008 at 12:49

I like the split door !
Looks like you had good weather last weekend, but did I miss anything on the kiting front ?
The forecast seemed variable so ended up doing some tidy up jobs in the vans' garage.

mNeil - 19-2-2008 at 19:50

Mr Fish-Bainger and myself had a great session on saturday afternoon, out till well late and lovely sunshine to boot!

nick-r - 19-2-2008 at 22:51

[Edited on 19-2-2008 by nick-r]

Graham - 29-2-2008 at 00:09

Graham - 29-2-2008 at 00:19

55mm drop at the rear, 235/40/18 load rated tyres
Lookin real good me thinks!!

Graham - 29-2-2008 at 00:30

mNeil - 29-2-2008 at 12:52

strange play on the eye but your van being lowered etc makes it appear like a LWB.

mNeil - 29-2-2008 at 12:56

i just might put a pic of Fugly 2 on sometime soon for a REAL TREAT;
lowered 35mm back with 195/50/15 and 20mm front 175/55/15 and will soon be pulling 115bhp and still only 35 year road tax.

[Edited on 29/2/08 by mNeil]

dunk - 8-3-2008 at 19:05

Hey dudes,

JT Hat has pimped my ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He'll do anything for a cuppa!!!! lol

At least I can scrap the ice off now without a ladder!

Thanks Jon!


[Edited on 8-3-2008 by dunk]

Spooker - 7-4-2008 at 21:17

mmmmmmm.. the full 18 inches

Spooker - 7-4-2008 at 21:20

(the signal is an optional extra)

chris - 8-4-2008 at 09:12

some photos of the T5. its taken a while but its now finished.

chris - 8-4-2008 at 09:22

chris - 8-4-2008 at 09:23

chris - 8-4-2008 at 09:23

chris - 8-4-2008 at 09:25

Al, how do you attach the file to the message like spookers?

justal - 8-4-2008 at 09:34

Just the way you've done it, but with the file saved with a lowercase .jpg rather than uppercase. (Don't ask me why, thats just the way it works!)

BUT... putting the images in the photo galleries is better if possible as it keeps the database behind the site smaller than when you upload them to the forums!


Spooker - 8-4-2008 at 09:51

Oh Lord Chris of Borth - didn't you know that one???

col123 - 8-4-2008 at 13:03

very nice mr spooks, but it's still only 1.9 with no aircon or leccy windows

Fart Boy - 8-4-2008 at 17:24

Very nice Guy's

I too can de ice the front screen now mines 3 inches lower.

mNeil - 8-4-2008 at 18:46

looks rather good Spooks! dont mind Col he needs that bigger engine to transport all those pies!!!

Spooker - 8-4-2008 at 21:46

True enough Neil, and who needs a/c with a van this cool??

russ - 13-8-2008 at 21:10

Picked this up for 1300 off ebay.


Loxley - 28-5-2009 at 09:17

Hey Spooks,

Now you have joined the realms of the inside toilet and shower brigade, how about posting a few piccies of the new home ?

Neil tells me it's spot on, with a garage etc.


Spooker - 28-5-2009 at 20:56

The previous owner Big Red - in the photo - said it was light and airy with lots of potential.....

Spooker - 28-5-2009 at 20:58

Spooker - 28-5-2009 at 20:59

ok - so I've forgotten how to attach pictures now...

justal - 29-5-2009 at 07:46

Not sure what's gone wrong Spooks... It doesn't look as though its you though!

Try adding them to the photo galleries and I'll look into it.


justal - 29-5-2009 at 09:06

For some reason attachments aren't working. No idea why though.

Try uploading them to the photo gallery first (or anywhere else online) and then inserting them using BB code or the little insert image button.

That works:


justal - 29-5-2009 at 11:03

Phew, after a morning of hard core coding I think I may have fixed it. Fingers Crossed.