VW Bus T4&5+

VW Bus T4&5+ No. 101


This is the only magazine dedicated to the late model VW buses from the T4 and T5 on. The magazine acknowledges the evolution of the VW bus and spotlights where this symbol of freedom and adventure has now arrived: the T4 and T5 - taking their rightful place in the family of VW models and carrying on the tradition of quality and innovation that is the ever iconic VW Bus.

United Kingdom
Jazz Publishing



The ‘New Normal’ – A phrase that is much used these days, in fact both Steve and David use it in their columns this month. It expresses, as you know, the fact that the world has changed and not necessarily for the better, but we’ll just have to get used to the new way it works. Well I intend to claim the phrase back in a different, more positive way. This month VW Bus has undergone something of a change. Over the last few months we have introduced some new columns and ideas, these seem to have been well received, take Oli Grogan’s ‘Luxury Is Less’ column as a good example. This month, however, we’d like to introduce you to a new fresher look for the magazine. We have retained…

bus brief

Longer Drop Links HQ Solution As some of you will know, when lowering a T6.1 on coil-overs or on deep springs, the anti-roll bar can foul the chassis leg. These T6.1 long drop links have been designed to get round this problem. Cost: £41.95 TRANSPORTER HQ www.transporterhq.co.uk Stacked Storage Fuel Cans Each of these three litre fuel cans is fitted with a safety screw lock cap and a fexible spout. They are colour-coded, with the black can intended for use with diesel, the green for unleaded and the red for lead replacement. But unless you need this facility just choose the colour you like. For space saving, these new fuel cans have been designed to be stackable. Cost: £7.14 each SEALY www.sealy.co.uk Grand Offer VW Incentives To Buy The new Grand California is now available with free factory options worth up to £2,000 so…

two tone double take

Having grown up in New South Wales, Australia, Paul Hooley unsurprisingly is keen on the great outdoors and water-sports in particular. He was aware of the VW scene down under, but back then the surf culture tended to go for larger V8 Ford or Holden panel vans or utes. Paul came back to the UK nearly thirty years ago aged twenty. His aim was to backpack around Europe and visit family. While he was in the country he met and fell in love with his now partner Tracy. The couple have gone on to have two kids, Aiden and Chloe. The family have always taken at least one holiday a year in the UK, as well as countless weekend breaks up and down the country, going from tents to caravans…

noise killer

We took a look at NoiseKiller soundproofing kits, mainly because they have over twenty years of experience and have always been regarded as one of, if not the leading UK company in the field of vehicle soundproofing. The kits they produce for Transporters use six different types of materials, with the aim of achieving the best noise reduction possible. Each soundproofing kit has been custom designed for the vehicle, to reduce noise from a variety of sources, including engine noise, road and tyre noise, exhaust noise and vehicle body vibrations. The point is that fitting a kit leads to not only a quieter Transporter, but it helps to give a more comfortable and relaxing ride for both driver and passengers. The NoiseKiller kit has pieces that are cut to size…

story’s story

It didn’t take long before we got a feel for what Finland was all about; Lakes, Forests and total wilderness. Northern Finland in particular had a very ‘Australian Outback’ feel to it, only damper! We could drive hundreds of kilometres without seeing a soul. In a strange sort of way, it was a refreshing change from the dramatic landscape and stomach-churning roads with which we had become accustomed to, having spent six weeks in Norway. Parking up riverside in northern Lapland on our first night in Finland was just stunning. That was until we opened the sliding door and learnt what it means to travel through a country covered 90% by lake and forest…MOSQUITOES! As stunning and memorable as our experiences were of the Finnish leg of the trip, mosquitos were the…

woody’s wagon

The idea Sam had for building his van was to be able to get low enough to join the coveted Lowdown Transporter crew. But, at the same time, his VW T5 Transporter still needed to be a usable work van for his carpentry business. Although there are occasions when this can prove a little tricky, such as when he needs to access certain building sites where he is involved with a big work project. The reason is self-evident, with the van sitting this low, getting across the un-even terrain can sometimes prove a challenge. Sam however, has a plan… In the past Sam had a BMW M3 that he’d built to show standard. His long-term goal is to be able to get to the same level with his VW Transporter. If…