VW T5 Van Conversion Case Study

White T5 VW van after conversion at MAD Workshop in BristolThis white short wheelbase T5 van came into the MAD workshop as a crash damaged standard panel van.

As a special comission for the TV programme 'Wrecks to Riches' on Discovery Real Time Channel MAD Workshop undertook a full conversion from workaday delivery van to full on surf bus in record time.

Under the watchful eye of the camera crew we started with installation of OEM factory windows. A colour coded Reimo pop top roof and custom light kit finished off the exterior.

The interior was treated to a custom full width 'rock 'n roll' bed and fully trimmed seat cushions. Safety for all passengers was provided with the installation of factory approved three point intertial real sealbelts in the rear.

A full suspension lowering kit and alloy wheels gave the van the correct 'stance' and improved the handling. Colour coded and fully spec'ed MAD Workshop helped Discovery Real Time Channel turn this van into a super weekender surf bus / camper van in record time !


Interior detail showing window apertures and load space Detail of new seatbelt mounts in T5 van conversion Detail of interior of T5 van showing new windows and table fitment in final stages of completion Detail of van buildup after fitment of sliding door windows Detail of aperture cut in panel van to allow fitting on new factory style windows
White T5 Van in final stages of conversion at MAD workshop in Bristol