Rat look T25?

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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby gardenergirl » 16 Jan 2010, 19:54

camperman wrote:Rat look is just the cool way of saying.....i cant be arsed to spend any money on the paintwork


Or, I can't afford to! My Basil's going to be a bit 'rat look' for a while, but not through choice!
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Matt The Hat » 18 Jan 2010, 22:46

camperman wrote:Rat look is just the cool way of saying.....i cant be arsed to spend any money on the paintwork


Haha yep!

After owning a car in 'show' shape for years its so nice to have a beat up old van you can leave anywhere! No worry of people scratching it, nooobody in the world will steal it, and you rarely feel the need to wash it and waxing would never cross your mind!
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby jebiga41 » 19 Jan 2010, 22:47

Rat lookT25?

thought that was most syncros :)
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby skipstar » 22 Jan 2010, 10:59

ninja.turtle007 wrote:3 cheers for bumps,chips,scratches and knocks!........and lots of stickers.
Watch this space!!!!

If you need any help lend it to my wife!!! :rofl


I'm all for the bumps and scratches too! I've got an "Ouch" sticker (pinched from my little 'uns box of plasters) on my bumper next to a dent caused by me. Over another dent (caused by someone else) which included the bolt, I painted a big black spider (the bolt was meant to be its head...) but I got a bit bored and it ended up looking like a lobster ...
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Damien » 01 Feb 2010, 08:22

silverbullet wrote:Check those arches out! :ok Essential fitment for all fat-tyre freaks everywhere :D Where can I get some?
Might need quite a long slider extension, mind :lol:



http://www.vw-winkler.de/product_info.php/info/p110_Wheel-running-widening.html
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby silverbullet » 01 Feb 2010, 13:00


Quite reasonable - less than a set of 16" syncro ones for sure! Must be some of Winkler's cheaper parts :shock:
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Rafa77 » 07 Feb 2010, 20:12

Ive been pondering this notion for sometime, when i bought my van 18months ago it was honest and rusty, no i mean plain rusty. ha ha. Ive replaced all four arches, steps sliding door sill, sliding door, boot lid, and passenger door, and that strip above front bumper (they all seem to go there).

I have however, i spent money on all new suspension and bushes, engine and nice alloys. Like your van, it watertight and used most days and i currently dont have the £2000-3000 required for a good paint job.

I salute the rat look wedge, will post pics soon. :ok
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby ThorAlex » 10 Feb 2010, 15:24

Was digging trough some picks from last summer, found this very natural rat look:
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Fin » 17 Feb 2010, 02:32

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Here's mine, not sure that it's totally Rat.
Got it for 650 off ebay, I'm slowly doing bits and bobs it's rusty as "feck" - But I'm just going to do a Panel at a time, back to bare metal fix all the holes - and sprayed Satin Black again...
She's not as neglected as my poor wife :lol:
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby silverbullet » 17 Feb 2010, 12:43

Rusty and matt black, single cab - are you joking? Totally rat :ok
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby poshbuggers » 17 Feb 2010, 13:25

I do these for £135 a set posted.

They look awesome on wide rims.I ran 9" up front and 10" out the back with room to spare but you WILL need a door extension.


Damien wrote:
silverbullet wrote:Check those arches out! :ok Essential fitment for all fat-tyre freaks everywhere :D Where can I get some?
Might need quite a long slider extension, mind :lol:



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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Fin » 17 Feb 2010, 22:03

samk wrote:this one gets it right a a style and look :ok

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photos nicked from the Samba

What are those rims, I want some of those for mine..
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Plasticman » 17 Feb 2010, 22:35

My daily drive is a real rat look golf tdi, Had it 5 + years oil change and filters it gets, other than that it s/hand tyres exhaust and er well er nothing else it sits at 80 on the Mway 4hrs a week does 50ish mpg the sun roof dont work no more m central locking only via pass key, alarm no go , abs ?, seats ripped and stained, dash/coloumb plastics removed and stayed off, holes in bodywork s**t colour,
#Took it into the handcarwash the other day, what a laugh all those folks witheir posh cars and pooh faces and there was mine, plus it had my wheelie bin in as I was paying to have the crap washed out of it, and the sight of it stood behind the shiny civic was priceless, best £7 I spent in ages
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby silverbullet » 18 Feb 2010, 10:03

Fin wrote:
samk wrote:this one gets it right a a style and look :ok

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photos nicked from the Samba

What are those rims, I want some of those for mine..

It's bang on. Like the "comb" air intake grilles too.
Bet the ride's a bit firm :lol:
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby poshbuggers » 18 Feb 2010, 12:20

silverbullet wrote: Like the "comb" air intake grilles too.


They're a Winkler product too. They fit early vans, not sure about late ones.

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