I love it when a plan comes together!'
In 2017 a crack commando unit (a.k.a 'The Johnson Family') was sent to Cambridge Campervans for a cracking conversion. These 'soldiers of fortune' wanted to combine their love of the A-Team with our conversions and we were only too happy to help out....
Having sourced a fitting VW T6 Highline 102PS, in Pearl Black, we set ourselves the task of recreating this iconic van. Customer involvement was paramount and as the emails and phone calls bounced between us excitement and tension was building to frenzied proportions. Whilst Mr Johnson was no 'Mr T' we knew there was no room for error in this job. Too much and this stopped being a class act, not enough and we'd have a damp squib on our hands.
The Highline vans, with their multitude of extras, sell themselves and combined with matt black side bars this van was already shaping up to be a show stopper.
The interior was all important as this wasn't something we could emulate from the original A-Team van. We kept it sleek, with metallic black wood combined with dark grey work top and, conscious of the heavy use of dark paint and fabric, we lifted the conversion with a stunning chequerboard floor.
The Johnson's were very clear on their brief for the upholstery and we knew we had to get this right. With this in mind there was only one man for the job... 'Andy' at Cube Upholstery. His professionalism and attention to detail meant that the seating throughout was both stylish and sophisticated. As the van sat, prepped and polished in our showroom, in started to attract interest from both customers and suppliers alike. We had something a little bit special on our hands here and we were liking the attention.
Wheels are to a Camper what good set of brows are to a perfectly made up face. With these wheels there was no room for error and Lewis at Wheelworx stepped up to the plate providing us with a top of the range set of 20'" alloys. However, we didn't stop there... Essex Wheels then got their expert hands on the wheels and finished them in a fabulous 'hot' red and silver.... this Campervan was 'on fire'!
Back in the showroom the van was literally oozing desirability but we were acutely aware that the key to success was now in the finishing touches. We didn't need to worry though as Karl at Madmatz meticulously colour matched the stickers with the wheels and provided detailed images for the Johnson's, showing how the van would look. On a exceptionally cold December morning Karl arrived to add the final piece of the jigsaw to one of our most exciting projects to date. As he stood back to admire his work smiles spread across all of our faces... we'd nailed it!
.....I love it when a plan comes together!