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I've found quite a few resources on Youtube and thought I'd bring them together in one place and hopefully some of you might have some good T25 channels to add. I'll keep this up to date with any suggestions and any further channels that I find.

T25 specific channels


BUSARU - https://www.youtube.com/user/vwBusaru

General T25 Mechanic and Subaru engine conversions

MyNameIsNavo _ - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... -38CB3IZqI

T25 Restoration

CountryHouseGent - https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryHouseGent

T25 Rot box restoration and Superstar Narrowboat captain

Van-Again - h[url]ttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAgJQ6PzI_quxSGZYGKyVdQ[/url]

T25 Workshop videos/reviews/ tech guides

Gotta Split - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNf_f0 ... 4ToekWIOJA

Home T25 mechanic and reviews

Electric Vehicle World Tour - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHOCdc ... fR1qoW4Atg

French speaking (subtitled) Tesla converted Syncro build.

Thomas EXOVCDS - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm3Wos ... P436Fkjfxw

Head-cam of a Volkswagen mechanic as he works on vehicles in his shop, lots of T25 specific videos, an excellent resource.

Endfloat - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjHqcK ... iTW78eWZPQ

Home T25 mechanic videos - 8090 member

Combe Valley Campers - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfVJjP ... Gx3HX3UQ3A

Professional camper conversion garage - Q&A's /how to's etc.

sarran1955 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC47eWi ... gNrGfa9EAg

Aircooled T25 home mechanic - 8090 member

James Akers - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjGlA6 ... ya6564Vz_w

Most of you are probably aware of James, excellently detailed home mechanic working on common T25 issues. 8090 member

Mark Halligan - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_0ldl ... spu23hhp4g

2wd to Syncro conversion step by step

Allthingsboats - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTinski07/videos

T25 project in the making, full restoration.

GoWesty - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDy57L ... MzpySklwRQ

Gowesty Product-specific reviews and how-to guides

CampervanCulture.com - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq4g9Q ... gG_fKEiHrQ

Trips and Campervan Culture product reviews and how to's

New Jersey Outdoor Adventures - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE9nB7OCfJk

T25 walkarounds and inspiration

Larcs Workshop - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... MuKXqB1LYL

How to's and restoration work for an early T25

Guenther_the_vw_bus - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQ9SA ... AUQ/videos

Young chap going working his way through all the jobs on his van. Looks like Thomas EXOVCDS has been helping him out a bit too.

Jackbox - https://www.youtube.com/user/jackboxx

Home T25 mechanic videos - 8090 member

toolsntat - https://www.youtube.com/user/toolsntat

Home T25 mechanic videos - Old videos

petesplace55 - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... trvzoJvTO7

Home T25 restoration project

Vdubpollygrey t25 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzCXq ... vjFr_1suEQ

Home T25 camper restoration and terrible dance music

Flossy Missiles - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_T9AQ ... _M9xsWVtZg

Home T25 videos - bodywork/fitting etc

Bodywork/Mechanic resources (Non-T25 specific):

ChrisFIx - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes1Ev ... Y_UEavndBw

General Mechanic videos - really helpful and well explained home repairs.

Howacarworks - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTH03c ... Qf6iK7eDCg

Extremely well-detailed videos which document a full rebuild of an MX-5. Fantastic production value and a complete guide to how every car component works and fits together. Several full videos but the whole course is pay to view from their website.

Trev's Blog - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8HF8 ... 7DFqX9lf_g

Bodywork and MIG welding techniques

Fitzee's Fabrications - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JPmJ ... XPWr3EvJnw

Sheet metal vehicle restoration and techniques


Urchfab - h[url]ttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqvXGJXKeLCm6zg-JagDdzQ[/url]

Vehicle fabrication and Welding tips

Road Trips:

Jack Mac - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoSLu ... nolkgWb5Kg

T25 Syncro euro trips - (fulltime live in T25)

ChefCampers - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYcfD ... dQtRNcdSlA

T25 Syncro euro trips (fulltime live in T25) - also have a cameo appearance in Jack Macs video - 8090 member

Only A Roadtrip Away - h[url]ttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFBr25u2KlxZ9PlwmFER3tg[/url]

Amazing channel documenting vehicle builds and then Overlanding travels around Europe. Full Discovery overlander camper build and Porcshe 944 overlander camper build and adventures - well worth a watch. Also has a cameo appearance in Jack Macs video

Syncro Travels - h[url]ttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yvQ0aZ6__jd1mxUqinsBg[/url]

World tour in a Syncro (German-speaking - subtitled)

Simon Braeck - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... c2LSAQx3pY

Norweigan Van life/Eurotrips/Travel and T25 home modders

Living The Van Life - https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingTheVanLife

American full timing in a T25

ianspup - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Q2V4 ... 02ItZMklng

T25 roadtrips and minor restoration
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There is also this one from about 4 years ago, until he sold it and bought a narrow boat and got famous!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... JW4iyG9Fbh" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Mocki wrote:There is also this one from about 4 years ago, until he sold it and bought a narrow boat and got famous!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... JW4iyG9Fbh" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Makes me cringe looking at how bad than van was.
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Combe Valley Campers also a good watch. Some great tutorials on sound deadening etc.


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Both of those channels are good, I’ll add them to the list. Thanks.
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Mocki wrote:There is also this one from about 4 years ago, until he sold it and bought a narrow boat and got famous!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... JW4iyG9Fbh" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Got hooked on that one while burning the minight oils trying to get an on-line shopping slot.

Had to stop watching it in the end as I started getting flashbacks to all the "scrappers" I have saved over time. That sick feeling as perfect looking metal reveals itself to be crumbling bodyfiller or you meet thin air just when though you'd got to clean metal. Or you run out of gas halfway though Sunday.

I went through the dodgy MIG welder feed issue etc, and finished up on catering C02 until more recently I went to TIG. I even had Mrs Bean operating a massive Variac rotary toroidal transformer feeding an arc welder at one stage to control welding current under voice control as I worked (Poor cow :roll: ) . Or hoarding window panel cut outs for future repair jobs.

Had tracks in the garage for wheel skates so I could move the vehicle from side to side and a fan in the wall to blow warm air through from the house while spraying. Wonder I never blew myself up with my converted Triumph Tigress twin engine compressor cutting in and out all the time.

Bit more sophistcated nowadays and begining to get jobe done by my carefully chosen workshop due to having too much fun earlier on or as I prefer to call it the patina of age.

Got to admire that chaps bravery and persistence though. :ok Wonder if he jigged those trailing arm brackets for welding?
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Yes, he definitely made a job of it , I watched them years ago , then recently I was flicking through looking for something and came across the channel again, and ended up watching the latest videos of his narrow boat , which is somewhat mesmerising at times.
He is now on amazon prime.
I’ve spoken to him a bit , seems he did used to drop in here in the early days .

. That van is also on a you tube channel with its new owners , but it’s all tree hugging and pallet up cycling and nothing much T25
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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... -38CB3IZqI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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I think I've probably seen every campervan youtubers out there when I go on my youtube binges. It can be interesting to see what people end up doing with their vans.
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Updated with recommendations above.
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Another find.

Binged on his videos this evening. Very informative especially for early vans like mine!

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From across the pond, there's Chad with Living the Van Life.

https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingTheVanLife" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

He drives through snow, chops wood, makes fire and cooks massive steaks. Some pretty cool drone and photography too.
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Yes watch Chad, he likes a drink !
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This guy has a couple of T25 van build 'reviews' on his channel

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These are great, thank you. Quite a few i'd not come across before.

Here are a couple more:

Larcs Workshop - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... MuKXqB1LYL

How to's and restoration work for an early T25.

Guenther_the_vw_bus - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQ9SA ... AUQ/videos

Young chap going working his way through all the jobs on his van. Looks like Thomas EXOVCDS has been helping him out a bit too.


I've just bought a load of parts so expect new videos from me soon. We've been busy with our daughter so little time for van work. I've got a huge backlog of things to do!
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