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Hi All,

After been here for a while so I think this is the right time to start my thread.

My name is PAT and I m from Bangkok, Thailand... almost 10 hrs flying from here to UK.

I have had this dc since March 2004. He is my first dc, after been searched for double cab for many years and finally I got it.

I spent £1800 for took his home and another 3 years with £500 for documents and DOT (we call MOT here as department of transportation)

The dc came with no any document so I got spent 3 years searching for it. The vehicle document is the most important here... long story.

Been parked in my shed for 3 years and I was so happy when I got all the document.

The dc was ex-military vehicle.

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first picture when the dc got Dotd :)
 

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We have been together to many places, Pattaya / Luangphrabang, Lao / Burma and etc.

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Pattaya...


some photos of our trip from Bangkok Hilton to Vientient and Luangphrabang.

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Visiting LAO


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A VW garage in LAO


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If you think, there are too much weird food in Thailand, you're not ready to LAO :)
 

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Thailand is a very hot country and I think it's just 100 kms far from the sun T_T

So, A/C unit is very important.
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I decided to drive the dc to Chiangmai (northern province of Thailand) and left he there as I usually been to my place there quite often.
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I love the dc so much. A day in the new year of 2012 the dc got an accident so It's time for him to go for Full restoration.
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to be continue ...
 

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Hello Pat, nice looking crewie!!!!
Did you by any chance supply an 11 window Splitty to a guy called Barry here in the north East of England???
 

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Hi Pat, your crew cab or double cab looks brilliant and I love the colour, it dosen`t look so military now does it :lol:
The VW scene looks to be alive and well over there too. I have a cousin lives in Thailand with his family, I can`t remember where it is but I think it`s an hour or two north of Bangkok, he has an engineering factory there that does quite large engineering / steel works etc for all over the world. You have done a really nice job of making that panel and the AC fitting, it looks stock. I wish we needed AC over here but we don`t :lol:

Ozziedog,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, We always want what we don`t have :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:
 

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Really nice DC and great that it is used a lot - keep the updates coming!
 

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Myvanway said:
Quality. 8)

Watching this thread with interest...

Paul.
gvee said:
Awesome! 8)
gninnam said:
Really nice DC and grate that it is used a lot - keep the updates coming!

Thank you everyone :)



ozziedog said:
Hi Pat, your crew cab or double cab looks brilliant and I love the colour, it dosen`t look so military now does it :lol:
The VW scene looks to be alive and well over there too. I have a cousin lives in Thailand with his family, I can`t remember where it is but I think it`s an hour or two north of Bangkok, he has an engineering factory there that does quite large engineering / steel works etc for all over the world. You have done a really nice job of making that panel and the AC fitting, it looks stock. I wish we needed AC over here but we don`t :lol:

Ozziedog,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, We always want what we don`t have :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

1 or 2 hrs north of Bkk... might be Ayutthaya or Nakornsawan province. There are so many factory around bkk :)




Lee C said:
Hello Pat, nice looking crewie!!!!
Did you by any chance supply an 11 window Splitty to a guy called Barry here in the north East of England???

Barry brought his bus from Jerry in Suffolk and Jerry brought the Burry (Barry's bus) from me :)

This is the burry when she was here in Bkk. Barry might never seen this picture before cos I just found it.
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Bad luck... we dont have acid dip here so the best way to get the paint off is sand blasting!

We use plastic media so dont worries about the warping.

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Most parts like doors / gates and etc. I sent them to EDP factory. This is the result!

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so very sad... importing cab floor from UK is so very expensive... I got to make it here!
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My screws...
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Some parts need to be ordered from States. I wish KlassicFab or Autocraft does it before I put the dc to do full resto.
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Awesome thread - excellent pics and fantastic story!
LOVE IT 8) 8)
 

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