1984 Caravelle

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I'm going to document the history of the '84 since my ownership (Sep 2014) & add any upgrades or fixes I do in this thread going forward. I hope you find it interesting.
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Changed the alloys to 16” Mefro’s & tinted the windows

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...and sold the 14” spares it came with including beauty rings
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Spotlights and ashtray VDO addition

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2.1MV build and Pierburg recommission
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Matching Mongoose
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Interior including Westfalia RnR bed
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Lowered it 70mm, new brakes and Powerflex bushes up front
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Went -50mm first:

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Then -70mm, wanted to reduce the wheel arch gap
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Rear Trailing arms refurb
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Early thermostat refurb & starter motor bush replaced
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Mud flaps & speedshop exhaust

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I dread to think what I’ve spent over the years but it’s all pretty much done now. I’ve had a few years of good reliability now & just got a new MOT today, so all is well.
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...and my Mk2 daily, but that’s another story.
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It’s always been dry stored throughout its life so it’s pretty decent under here:

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I trailered it home from Lancashire which was a terrifying
7 hour experience. Lesson learnt; put the engine up the front near the tow hitch!
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No one told me it wasn’t going to fit with an ‘up and over’ garage door, so had to fit some barn doors.

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