This really was a special build for the Edward’s; With the vehicle being used of both personal and business use there was a lot of input from business colleagues as to how the vehicle should look and what was required to enable completely versatility.
Having discussed ideas for this build over a period of months, an initial visit to NWCC back in March 2017 to have the Bilstein B14 Coiler Kit installed along with a Kenwood ‘DNX5165DABS’ Multimedia System, gave Mr Edwards the opportunity to finalise the overall specification he wanted ahead of his scheduled conversion slot in July.
To allow for complete versatility the Caravelle interior conversion was most certainly the best option for these customers. With a rare opportunity available to NWCC to purchase into stock a full VW T6 leather Caravelle interior, it was snapped up straight away for this build. The original 1st row comfort seats were upholstered in house at NWCC to coincide with the rear factory specification seating, and additional map pockets were added to the rear of the 1st row seating.
Almost certain on what was required, over the weeks leading up to the conversion date changes were made to the exterior specification and those changes were certainly worth it, perfectly reflected in the vehicle that left NWCC.
Assessing the handling of the vehicle, further to the initial installation of the Bilstein B14 Coil Overs, with one of the most effective ways the addition of H&R Anti-Roll Bars was completed. The van looks superb riding on BBS 20″ SV Split-Spoke (Satin Black with Diamond Cut Face) Alloy Wheels combined with NWCC’s R8 brake upgrade. This includes Brembo 8pot callipers, two piece AP racing brake discs combined with EBC Yellow stuff pads, custom calliper mounts as well as replacement brake lines.
Then to set the stance the exterior of the vehicle has had gloss black colour coding to the front bumper lower grilles, indicator side repeaters, wing mirror mounts, surround bezels and lower caps. The addition of a VW T6 Caravelle top grille and european chin spoiler complete the front end transformation. Not forgetting the GT3 Mexico Blue colour coding of the front and rear callipers as well as the front grille lower steamers, all ensuring the vehicle has that personal client touch.
With any vehicle converted the final specification is chosen by the specific client, team NWCC will assist throughout the process and guide you where we seen guidance is needed. To coincide with the unique look of this vehicle, it was suggested that the rear door was de-badged to enhance the clean, seamless lines of the body of the van. Just to finish off the exterior transformation a genuine VW T6 Tailgate spoiler completes the look.
With any project if we have available to us the opportunity to use new product and experiment with various styles of finish the client is asked if they want to opportunity to see something new and nine times out of ten gladly showcases a new product for us. Within this build the headlining has been experimented with, a new layout incorporating a single row of spot lighting centrally along with the recessed colour changing outer LED lighting around the perimeters of the headlining.
This vehicle has really been set up for so many various uses, with the Eberspächer Airtronic Air Heating System with Easy Start (801) Control for those overnight occasions when sleeping within the vehicle. An under body leisure supply package and the installation of a Sterling Power Pro SIBR121600 Pure Sine-Wave Inverter with RCD ensure that the vehicle is suitable for business use and the charging of electrical equipment. Overall this is a very versatile, ascetically pleasing vehicle.