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Yeah I know that's what is happening with the compressing but it never came with a spacer in it nor have I seen anyone else's with a spacer in. Plus if I put a spacer in I wouldn't be able to get the nuts on it. I just cannot work it out :S
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i'll get a pic........
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Cheers mate
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rowlesy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 13 at 19:47
scratch that too much time with polos! although if you can space it that would solve your problems! i remember a thread about retro fitting a 16v mc (22mm) to a mk1 golf system where the owner modded the ball pin on the servo linkage to make later set up work as it should. think he had a later mk2 servo too............. caddy forum or mk1oc
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Ah fair enough thank you any way :) yeah it is quite a common mod but I have cocked it upbsome how!! I have asked on the caddy forum but am getting no where with it.....
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Sorted the problem, the bloke had sold me a bloody 3series bmw servo!!
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d'oh!
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Well started a new job a couple of weeks ago so progress has been very slow to say the least,. Couple of pics though....






Front suspension back together drive shafts in and stuff.



Brake servo problem sorted out, just plumbing in now with t peices for the pressure switches





Wings and doors premiered although I have now found a mint passenger door so I need to get that primed and ready for paint







Got the rear corner cut out too as it was fucked. Had a dent in the corner and a dodgey repair right in the swage line



And the pannel that will be going back in, much better :)

Got this weekend off so will hopefully get on with a bit on the caddy then and going to the Lincoln camper day too :)
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Well not got a massive amount of progress done at all with starting my new job I have not had chance to do alot, but have done abit

Got me gear stick modded just need a thread tapping on top and then iI can start work on the top :)


Been busy flattening back the body still filling and flatting, I hate that job though so I keep avoiding it :/ ....

Also got that rear quater stitched in will get a photo of that soon...

Got a few more goodies!! Love payday! And the missus bought me some pressed plates :D




And been slowly piecing the jigsaw of an engine back together, starting to look like something, although all four injectors were knackered so they are in for rebuild :(




Again that's all for the time being!! Need to pull my finger out abit!
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 Right moved the engine over to the Caddy, bloody heavy pig that was! 

After about an hour or so and abit of blue air the engine was in and with only one casualty

I have since masked it off rubed it down and blown it in... 


Finally down onto 4 wheels!!! 

Guess there was no more tip toeing round it I had to get on with the body work :(

The corner that was stitched it

Filling and priming and priming and filling and knocking the dents out and filling and rubbing and priming sake! How can anyone enjoy this bit?  Not even half way yet!  :(

Numberplate mounted and lights sorted :)

And just a couple of extra shots,  starting to make a bit of progress now!  not gonna get much done in the next week or so as I am flat out with work but hopefully it will keep rolling now!        



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Its looking awesome mate. When's the van getting some love?
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Originally posted by Gtavalanche Gtavalanche wrote:

Its looking awesome mate. When's the van getting some love?
 
cheers dude :), well the vans a bit of a sore subject, this was supposed to be a quick thing to put on the road and use as a daily whilst the van was being done, but as you can see as perusal it turned out more, i am wanting to get back on the van but i dont know if it is worth it i mean it is pretty damn rotten like proppa knackered :/ so i have got to think do i want to spend the time doing it , or scrap it and find a half decent one ? ...... but i have noticed in the last 12 months the price of them has reslly gone up, makes me think i should do mine, ah i dont know, we will see when i have got this done !
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I'd say find a rotten high spec one. At least then you'll have all the Gucci bits, otherwise you'll spend a fortune on eBay! Plus it will be worth more when its done.
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i have more or less all of the bits to finish it, bar a few little things, even all the repair pannels, just its rotten as an apple
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I'm talking all the nice bits like electric windows, mirrors, power steering, planks, big bumpers, as grills, square lights. Trust me, the pursuit for Gucci van bits will never stop!
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yeah i suppose so, have power steering, and a south african round lamp grill, but the other bits would be nice ! bu that is a bridge to cross when i get there
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well its been far too long!

have been rather busy with work, plus only doing bits on the caddy and not taking my phone down most of the time i have not been able to update so this is quite picture heavy... any way- 

body work 99.9% there just the niggly little bits to do 






spent about a billion hours on this thing!






need to sort this thing out, having issues with stutting the bloody tailgate!!! sake! 

got all the little pocks/ scratches filled and re primed 


flange made for my exhaust 

bought a GTD rad to try and keep the lump cool... next stop trying to fit it



got my wheels back from the banders got a 1.5 inch to the back and just standard on the front 

7j rear 5.5j fronts 


got them done at AC fabrications propper quality work. 


and finially , a bit of colour!! ....










more to come ! hopefully have it in full paint in the next couple of weeks before i go away in july. will keep it better up dated in future so its not such a big chunk! 
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Well it was going to be sprayed this Saturday but then this happened


I have too much now to sort before Saturday and the next free date the sprayer has is 3-4 weeks time :(
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Well after a long painful few days I am ready! Just a bit of priming to do tommrow and it is ready for paint Saturday!! Been up since 9 doing it and won't get to bed till about 10 this morning due to a night shift! Bloody knackered but hopefully it will be worth it





Also my silencer and flexi turned up today....




Won't be updaring for the next week as I am jetting of for the week but will update when I return!










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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rowlesy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 13 at 17:25
is that pic your bonnet? what happened to it? and your wheels on the rear look like they lean out at the top? camera trickery? looking good fella! wana come finish mine after?
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