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Topic: mk1 caddy quick project (hopefuly)
Posted By: nicko868
Subject: mk1 caddy quick project (hopefuly)
Date Posted: 13 May 12 at 22:02
well I have managed to find my self a mk1 caddy on ebay looks okay from a few feet away but when you get up close the new "spray job" that has been done looks like the guy has done it with a vacume cleaner, so that is one of the jobs to do on it, body wise the caddy aint too bad, needs a gerneral tidy up really and a bit of welding on the bed but other wise pretty sound (will get some pictures up when I get my finger out Smile)

I have fliped the car on its side today to have a look under it and to see the damage... to find the worlds most shit lowering job ever, thats the first job to sort, running cut springs on the front and an axle flip on the back being held together with wood with the saddles still on top of the axle and a brake limeter made of adehsive tape. so I have decided to run coilovers on the front but the back i am abit unsure on. if I am running just a normal axle flip eg no spacers/lowering blocks or what ever they are called, do I need to run shorter shocks too or will the standard ones do ?

will get some pictures up soon Smile cheers



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Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 13 May 12 at 22:11
Did you buy it from someone called Ben from Leeds/Wakefield?


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 13 May 12 at 22:13
no it was from west lynn near spalding. it  was a right mess around just trying to buy the bloody thing.


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 14 May 12 at 16:45
aye lad shorter shocks mate on the rear! beetle or mini's but you have to swap out the sleeves on the latter!
http://www.vwcaddyforum.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.vwcaddyforum.com/  theres a good section of how too's and general info anything else is just mk1 golf so..... http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/modules.php?name=Forums" rel="nofollow - http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/modules.php?name=Forums


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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 15 May 12 at 13:01
Originally posted by rowlesy rowlesy wrote:

aye lad shorter shocks mate on the rear! beetle or mini's but you have to swap out the sleeves on the latter!
http://www.vwcaddyforum.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.vwcaddyforum.com/  theres a good section of how too's and general info anything else is just mk1 golf so..... http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/modules.php?name=Forums" rel="nofollow - http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/modules.php?name=Forums


thanks for those links much apreciated right I have found the info on the shocks ish ... it says pre 68 bettle shocks, but is that front or rear? and would you happen to know any part numbers ?

right some photos





okay so this is how it looked when I got it back home, like I said not a bad paint job from a few feet away but close up ....















considering it was only sprayed last year Confused
the first hurdle came acctually trying to get it off the trailor took about an hour in the pouring rain because it was low and they had bodged some side exit exhaust on ...



right so the first thing I did was get one side jack to have a look underneath, whist it was up there I changed the front brake pads they were knackerd.

 I decided to start taking the wood out to see what lurks under there ... so far so good.







was better than I thought it would be, need to sort them shit repairs out though.



couldnt really see under it very well so decided to flip it and well I was plestently surprised ....





(after i removed the fuel tank and spare tyre ) looks pretty tidy





bit of sand blasting to do an a couple of repairs but over all pretty solid.

oh and if any of you have any split pipes apparently selotape is a good fixWacko

right onto the suspension what a mess ! cut springs on the front

flipped back axle with no saddles and spaced with wood !!

will get some more photos as work progresses at the minute I am looking for a fuel tank mine is absolutly shot and a cut off the load bed between the two cross members maybe 12"x18" so I can make some repair patches of of them  so if you have anything PM or reply to this I will post a wanted add too Smile


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 15 May 12 at 17:10
front shocks mate off a beetle Thumbs Up looks a good base! if youre keeping long term i'd give her a good seeing too!

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 15 May 12 at 17:16
ah spot on will get them ordered then. I have just ordered some propper saddles for the axle flip and am sorting some coilovers out for the front. I am planning on keeping it for a while, well untill the van is done atleast. I am going to sort it though, the bottom is being sand blasted then treated, then dealing with all the shit bodges then am gonna sort that spray job out on topThumbs Up


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 15 May 12 at 17:31
tidy!

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Posted By: guz
Date Posted: 16 May 12 at 20:25
i've got an old load bed that's good for patching,
we'll be sticking a new one on the latest find.


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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 16 May 12 at 21:23
ah that is spot on, how much do you want for a cut of a decent bit mate ? 


Posted By: guz
Date Posted: 19 May 12 at 11:13
(caught up on caddy forum)

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 21 May 12 at 17:29
Originally posted by rowlesy rowlesy wrote:

front shocks mate off a beetle Thumbs Up looks a good base! if youre keeping long term i'd give her a good seeing too!


cheers rowlesy got me front shocks, got them home looked at them and it seems that i need rears haha !! trip back tommorow to exhange them


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 21 May 12 at 18:31
sorry mate! haven't got that far meself yet,just what i was told!

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 21 May 12 at 18:39
It's okay mate no worries . They said they will swap them for me .... So yeah pre 67 rear shocks mate when you get there :)


Posted By: max and caddy
Date Posted: 21 May 12 at 21:18
Mk1 escort spax on my rear...nice and stiff


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 10 Jun 12 at 21:20
well bit of an update, not had much chance to do anything been absolutly flat out, nurserys busy season that and the weather, working out side in the rain aint fun. well any way a few photos.....

stripped off the repair patches









these were just stuck over the bad bits with filler :/ ...


cut all the bad out


welded the fist peice into the chassis rail treated it with some vatcan and some galvanising spray paint...




got the bed repair in, just got to grind the welds off...


vatcaned the back side, will do the front when I get it tidyed up abit.

I have done the hole below it the same but forgot to take photos

I have also fliped the rear axle using some propper saddles, I did this while the axle was on but again forgot to take photos, but i have now decided to take it off and blast it and paint it, do the job properly.

bought some beetle shocks for the flip the other day but when I got them home


... took them back and they swaped them for me so they will go back on after it has been painted. also bought some more goodies all waiting till the time is right..



I was afer a caddy on ebay, all the bits that I needed to finish my project and even an AAZ engine... look on ebay tonight to check and it has been ended early. so that idea is down the pan any way shall keep looking. hopefully it should progress abit faster now things are slacking off :) 


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 11 Jun 12 at 18:16
should look good when finished mate! painting her again after all the grots sorted?

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 11 Jun 12 at 22:35
Yeah dude I am painting all the repairs as I go along just forgot to take the photos of that bit .... But yeah getting the welding sorted there are a couple of bits on the load bed to do a small price on the sill and where the bed joins to the arches on both sides need sorting.... Then blasting it and stone chopping / waxoiling the underneath , replacing the brake pipes, painting the axle up, re fitting sorting the tank then back on its feet for prep for the respray :)


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 12 Jun 12 at 22:37
done a bit more today, got a few more holes welded up, should think i am about 1/2 way there welding wise.... i will get pictures up when i get abit more done.

at the minute i have got to start thinking colours. i have decided black but i am now undecided weather to go just plain black or black with some kind of metal flake in it maybe somthing like this -----> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350386463486?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
or
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350564326541?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

if not what colours do you recon would look good flaked into black ? or just straight black ? (gloss btw)

opinons please :D 


Posted By: jason k
Date Posted: 13 Jun 12 at 08:09
to be black the body has to be super straight or it will look shit.
 
is it straight enough?


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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 13 Jun 12 at 09:02
yeah I know its a bit of a shit colour to spray, the bed aint the straightest but all that is happening with that is it is getting stone chipped then covered again so I am not too bothered about that. the rest of the body work there is a few dents and dinks but the bloke who is spraying it, who is a sprayer and pannel beater, body work person by trade said they should pull out and when we are done it will be okay to go black, but he only had a quick look, Iwill get him down again before I put the order in on the colour so he can 100% make sure.


what other colour would you sujest though ? :)


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 26 Jun 12 at 13:14
well a bit of an up date been a bit steady latly.




cut out the bit that was rotten in the bed and arch on the drivers side




made up a repair pannel for it


got it tacked in just need to finish it off.




after i had filiped the axle properly with the propper saddles i deacided i might as well take it all to bits so it can be painted properly and look abit better


axle off


then you know how it is one thing leads to another and well......



quite tidy up there..




all the suspension running gear is off and blasted, being painted black today.... shouldnt have blasted it on the barrow though Approve



bought a new few tank the other day, got that blasted which showed up some weeping so that is being sorted out today, got a bloke welding in some patches today, it is a diesel tank but i still think he is a brave guy Confused.

while that was being blasted the guy blasted my bed to see what is lurking.







i hate this load bed Broken Heart oh well lets look for another repair pannel now.....

oh well on a good note got my paint the other day and some wheels for it and my seats!!  ...just need to get this bed done and i can move onto the fun stuff. 


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 26 Jun 12 at 17:50
looks familiar! my beds foobar'd aswell! guna take off the bed to leave the rails underneath,then i'm guna sort the rails and lay down some tanalised slats over them for the time being until winters over and tackle it propperly next summer if we get one!?

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 26 Jun 12 at 19:02
yeah it really is shit, i think it would be easier if i just did the same and replaced the whole bed but i have got about half of it done so i may as well just plod on........but i guess its better than getting it done and then it rotting out 6 months down the line i guess....... and haha your funny !! summer!! 


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 26 Jun 12 at 20:49
i was thinking more down the lines of alu chequer plate over the whole floor and up the bulkhead as i can get metric sizes to cover most of the width in one sheet! (and a nice press-brake at work to fold the front up)

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 26 Jun 12 at 21:00
yeah i was thinking about somthing like that, but like one of the first things that is asked when they are sold is whats the bed like? and if it aint that carougated shit then it puts alot of people off.... i am just getting mine welded up, stone chip it then doing that wood proppa and sealing it in so the water cannot get underneath because the bed aint really that straight, its abit wavey  in places not really good enough for black. 


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 20:09
well been a bit slack latley really just been sourcing bits, had to find a new fuel tank as we couldnt save it Cry ..... found some more bed repair that should get her early next week... vatcaned the bed just to keep the rust off.

got my running gear all sprayed


got my front struts all built up, running gti discs and pads just spraying the calipers at the moment


i have got alot of play in the top mount of the strut even though the nylock is tight, should this go between the top mount and the top of coil over ?


if not it may be a case of new top mounts ..... another thing to add to the list.

i was chatting to my brother about the rifle shells he keeps on his window sill


saying how i had seen them made into dust caps, well when i got home from work at the weekend he gave me these which he had made









Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 20:56
thats the spring retainer for the top. not used on the coilovers chap! bearings may have gone in your top mounts if they wiggle around a lot. if they move just a little thats norm. can you take a pick of your beam for me? just the relocated leaf plates! how thick off the beam are you now?

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 21:12
yeah i wasnt sure if it was used or not, cheers. i have just had the top mounts off and had a look at the bearings and they are moving up and down and all directions so i have poped them out will nip to gsf tommorow and see if they have anything.

i will go and take a picture now :)


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 21:29
rowlesy :
i bought these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150823935228
so i could keep the original saddles on incase any future owners wanted to flip back.... plus i cba with cutting them and re aligning them.

they also center the axle back by using the offset hole, this means though that you have to get the oxy plant out and elongate the hole in the plate


as for height i havnt bothered with blocks but you can add up to about 2 1/2 inch blocks in to get it lower but i think this will be easily low enough for me should see about a 4 inch drop






Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 11 Sep 12 at 22:31
well its been quite a while since my last update and things aint really changed that much, just got back from working security down the oylmpics so i have a couple of quid in me pocket for the caddy Big smile

my last statement of " that should be about it for rust" was pretty wrong

bed repair section arived


damn straight Smile thought the best and easiest thing to do would be cut the whole peice out rather than doing little patches ..







got it cleaned up and the new peice in pretty problem free ..





just needs the welds grinding off and tidying up Big smile







brake lines made up for the rear axle so that is sorted, going to go back as far as the compensator valve but the rest are good past there....

also got a few more bits of rot cut out ..

drivers side cill


front arch and rear arch need a peice letting in ..


both sides of the chassis above the bumpstops were rotten so have been cut out, got one peice made up and welded in but forgot to get the pictures taken Approve

but for the welding on the underside i think there is about 5/6 more bits to do then it can go back on its feet Thumbs Up .... more problems than i was sold it as though Angry

also got the heart for it sorted out 1.6 gtd and a 4T gear box to go in ...needs assesmbing though, will get some photos up! 


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 12 Sep 12 at 13:47
well just had a go at diy clearing my rear lights






turned out okay but the clear was abit of a dull greeny colour so i tried tinting them .... oops


turned out too dark so i took them off using thinners




re did it, it looked okay whilst wet but then went like orange peel.... so i am not too keep on them :/ .. might just thinner them off and just polish them clear .. not sure yet.

also toying with the idea of fitting one of my gte dashes into it -

this is one i did for my T3 


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 12 Sep 12 at 20:10
looking good fella! must do something to mine soon! just rear inner arches to sort and than onto the rear beam! its sat on the floor at the moment and theres about 100m to the rear valance! does look good that low tho! banded rims sit in the arches perfect!

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 12 Sep 12 at 22:01
thank you man, i wish i could just get it back on its wheels though as i am getting fed up of finding rust now thpugh haha !!!! and i bet it dose look good are you gonna get it perminetly that low ? or air bags ;)? ......i love banded wheels did you make yours then ? 


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 16 Sep 12 at 16:44
bands came off ed38 pretty cheap but had to put tyres on fronts! and hopefully a nice static drop as i aint chucking money at air systems! we'll see though as i have lots to do.........

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 17 Sep 12 at 12:55
fair enough, i have settled for some p slots although i would love to find some wheels with abit of dish ..... yeah i can see where your coming from with air it dose seem alot of hastle to put together as well . 


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 20 Sep 12 at 10:00
bit more welding done.... found abit more that needs doing, sake!

chassis bit repaired (covered in sand inthe photo from when we sandblasted another bad bit .. )

poking around abit found this


which turned into this




and then into this






went abit further down found the spring hanger was rotten and the sill either side of it .. no pictures of it bad but got the sill peice in




just need to make up the spring hanger for it .

so decided to see if there was any more and lo and behold



the other arch was the same (hole was plugged up with duct tape and filler, proppa bodge!!! )


spring hanger



and more sill under it

great lets have abit more welding done on it then! ..


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 02 Oct 12 at 19:22
bit of an up date not much though ..




spring hanger sorted



sill sorted :)



front arch sorted





engine out ...



back down the right way up so we can finish grinding the bed and do the n/s rear arch and the inner sill divers side before it gets fliped the other way to sort the last couple of bits out ... happy to see the clutch cable bit in the bulk head was solid !! gotta have abit of good luck i guess....

well thats what i thought




put the tyre in the wrong place when we rolled it AngryClap

oh well will learn next time !

its looking abit sorry for its self at the moment stripped the grill out lights , spoiler ect. and been playing with the new engine abit ... more pictures to follow :)

just leave you with a picture of some of the stuff we have found in it Dead


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 10 Oct 12 at 16:10
just a little up date, finished all the wealding in the bed, just needs re blasting and a skim of filler but that will come in the body work part ..

fliped the caddy the other way to get at the bits that needed welding that i couldnt get too ( was more careful this time but i will be anxious for dents when rolling it back)
any way what needs doing this time ...



other chassis rail ..



jacking bit



above the rear spring hanger



new frontspring hanger in need of being fabed ..



vew down the rear arch at present .







peice tacked up



b post support tacked in



finished that peice.



dad decided to leave his mark :D ..


been cleaning my engine up ready for the block to be sprayed








my shelf of parts to re assemble ..



pump off ready to take to reg :)

searching round for the tdc mark for timing the crank and i think i got it but is this it....



the grove between the two bolts, confused me abit as i have not seen a flywheel clutch set up like this before ..

and just stripped off me seats ready for making me bench seat frame up :)








Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 07 Nov 12 at 23:13
small update just mainly more welding and cutting















that sill all welded up just need filling and priming properly







decided to cut the other side out properly and do it right as there was a patch bodged in there oh well more work....carnt be much more



bit more to do on the back and then a skim of filler all sorted.



scrap pile is growing.





back axle all built up and ready to go back on.





spent abit of time on the engine bit more to clean up and paint yet though :)



called in at reg's on the way to cornwall last week and got my pump modded, got it cleaned up abit today looks almost new Thumbs Up


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 02 Dec 12 at 18:31
well finally made abit of progress

photos are crap as my phone is knackered again so i have to use a camera from the stone age untill it is fixed :)





shultzed



axle on .... fliped it the right way need to jack it up fit the fuel tank , fuel lines, brake lines and compensator and the spare wheel.





moved it to its new winter home/ spray booth. :)





got the dent in the side pulled out and a skim off filler from when i rolled it onto a tyre..





door sorted too.

also completly stripped the interior .. screen out managed to smash that! dash out ect .... all the wiring out the engine bay ready to blast and prep that..

next jobs to do ...
schultz the sills and front arches ...
finish underside fuel tank lines ect ...
blast the engine bay and get it sprayed ...
then assemble the front suspention ...

hopefully make some quicker progress now it is inside although i have a fair bit of work on this month so we shall see 


Posted By: traversd
Date Posted: 02 Dec 12 at 18:52
....and this was a 'quick' project ? Bugger me I'd love to see one where you do a proper Job ! Tongue

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 02 Dec 12 at 19:22
Originally posted by traversd traversd wrote:

....and this was a 'quick' project ? Bugger me I'd love to see one where you do a proper Job ! Tongue


dont, seriously just no!! it was ment to be a bloody quick one untill i found the state it was in, so i thought might as well do it properly. oh well Smile


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 05 Dec 12 at 19:44
thinking of making a rotisserie to do my underside. theres enough ripples down my panels without throwing it on tyres! LOL

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 05 Dec 12 at 22:26
Originally posted by rowlesy rowlesy wrote:

thinking of making a rotisserie to do my underside. theres enough ripples down my panels without throwing it on tyres! LOL


well i didnt plan on denting it !! to be fair we then flipped it onto a matress it has been flipped at least 10 times now and not a mark other than the first time but hey live from your mistakes! ... but a frame would be the best way indeedSmile


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 30 Dec 12 at 21:04
well christmas out the way got a few bits off me parents brother and girlfriend for me caddy


stainless dash vents
door pins
inner door handles
hood lifters
window winders
cl chin spoiler
manual boost controler
and an alarm central locking kit :)


with christmas out the way and trade slowing down for the next few weeks we have managed to get a few bits done let the pictures do the talking









(just need to finish these off and tidy them up )


finished striping the engine bay out




got the bed and the bay blasted












few more repairs to do





all primered up in the bed and the bay








pulled a few of the big dents and sanded andfilled where needed





all schutz'd up

sorry for the mass amount of pictures :) should have another up date shortly.
cheers :D 


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 06 Jan 13 at 18:32
just a small update :


got it jacked up to work on




arches and cills shultz'd


few engine bits painted up


patch in the front vallence




cut the front pannels cut out get some air around the GTD :)


right finished




wing mount points on need to do the same to both the wings


got finished around the window (didnt get a finished picture just half)


drivers door patched

also sourced a mk2 16v master cylinder and servo for the brake upgrade

soon to get on with the flatting back of the body :( oh how fun ....

target : have the engine bay sprayed front pannel stone chiped and front suspension on and down on 4 wheels 2 weeks today .... we will see. 


Posted By: pslot
Date Posted: 30 Jan 13 at 14:23

looking good, i remeber doing all this to my caddy, looking forward to seeing it finnished



Posted By: Gtavalanche
Date Posted: 30 Jan 13 at 19:28
Looking much better now mate.

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Posted By: pslot
Date Posted: 30 Jan 13 at 21:56


bit of inspiration for you, heres mine almost finished , keep up the good work buddy


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 01 Feb 13 at 13:53
Cheers for the comments guys :) have made a bit more progress but forgot to up date :) will get some more done this weekend hopefully and update it abit


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 01 Feb 13 at 13:54
And real nice looking caddy mate :)


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 03 Feb 13 at 20:37
well finally getting round to up date again , not got to the stage i wanted to but have got a bit done. hopefully start a new job on the 18th so it will be all hands to the pump untill then to try and get as much done as possible.

the pictures ...
first atempt at stone chip

it ran so i had to spend the next two days flatting it back Cry



sorted primed and stone chipped



rot cut out in the b pillar and repaired


built a little shelter to stop the water dripping from the roof.



got rubbed down round the doors :)




then moved onto the bench seat and hand brake.















(not fully attached in in the last photo but you get the idea :).



extended my 4 spd linkage to 5 spd.





last plate welded round the window.









and got abit of primering done :) , hopefully will be able to make some more progress over the next 2 weeks and i promise my next up date wont be so picture heavy :) 


Posted By: Gtavalanche
Date Posted: 03 Feb 13 at 21:22
Keep those pics coming mate. We all love em.


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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 05 Feb 13 at 19:07
only a quick up date had a day of preping bits for paint and getting abit of colour on a few bits :)



quick dusting inside the cab



calipers sprayed



few other engine bits, mounts and servo sprayed, thats all the straight black done now need to spray me silver bits :)



got me a tailgate last night so got that preped and the light pods preped too need to work on the doors, bonnet, and wings before the weekend:) 


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 05 Feb 13 at 19:10


also need to look at doing something like this with me gear stick so i can still change gear :)


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 11 Feb 13 at 22:50
quick update got some colour on the engine bay ( the build up can begin :D)

From a far.....



Close up....




(changes in different light)

Wha'cha think? :)


Posted By: Gtavalanche
Date Posted: 12 Feb 13 at 15:19
Noice !   That gearstick looks mental!

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 17 Feb 13 at 18:47
Cheers dude yeah it dose look pretty good I am gonna get a peice of bar, hot it up and try and do some thing similar :)

Any way had quite a busy weekend got me dad's mates big diesel compressor in so I could get on with rubbing down and what not :)


Sills all stonechipped


Got the body the doors the tail gate the wings light pods and bonnet all flatted back now I have to start Gping over it sorting out the little dings! Me brother is gonna give me a hand with that as he is quite good at that sort of thing :)

Also got all the wiring and cables back in the engine bay along with the steering rack wish bones and brake set up on but I forgot to take a photo :)

I am having troubles with the m/c upgrade though I am not sure where I am going wrong I need to put pressure on the m/c to be able to bolt it in but that will mean the brakes are always on I have taken the servo back out and it is still the same can any one help?





Also managed to pick up a stainless bumper we are Going to adapt to fit..... Sneak peak....





Bracket cut down to size just need to drill it to fit, will reveal more where it gets done.......

And finally.... recived my new door cards the other day look awesome cheers gggti :D look ace with me speakers!




And that concludes another episode of caddy crisis, tune in next time folks! :)


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 17 Feb 13 at 19:32
theres a spacer missing off the m/c....... whatever sits past the bolted shoulder on the top one needs to be the same on the bottom one.
its like youre braking already as your compressing the m/c to make it fit!

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 17 Feb 13 at 20:01
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


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 18 Feb 13 at 17:06
i'll get a pic........

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 18 Feb 13 at 19:13
Cheers mate


Posted By: rowlesy
Date 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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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 19 Feb 13 at 21:18
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.....


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 20 Feb 13 at 18:53
Sorted the problem, the bloke had sold me a bloody 3series bmw servo!!


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 20 Feb 13 at 20:34
d'oh!

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 12 Mar 13 at 21:36
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 :)


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 05 Apr 13 at 17:14
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!


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 21 Apr 13 at 19:32

 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!        



Posted By: Gtavalanche
Date Posted: 21 Apr 13 at 20:09
Its looking awesome mate. When's the van getting some love?

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 21 Apr 13 at 20:56
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 !


Posted By: Gtavalanche
Date Posted: 21 Apr 13 at 21:00
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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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 21 Apr 13 at 21:47
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


Posted By: Gtavalanche
Date Posted: 21 Apr 13 at 21:51
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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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 21 Apr 13 at 22:11
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


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 24 Jun 13 at 16:07
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 

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spent about a billion hours on this thing!
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need to sort this thing out, having issues with stutting the bloody tailgate!!! sake! 
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got all the little pocks/ scratches filled and re primed 
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flange made for my exhaust 
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bought a GTD rad to try and keep the lump cool... next stop trying to fit it

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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 

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got them done at AC fabrications propper quality work. 


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

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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! 


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 02 Jul 13 at 21:49
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 :(


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 05 Jul 13 at 02:51
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!












Posted By: rowlesy
Date 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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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 05 Jul 13 at 23:56
Aye it's all sorted now, I put the wrong threaded bolt into it and sheard it off, thing was it was a stainless bolt so not good at all, but it has been sorted now this last day was the longest woke at 9 yesterday morning did work on the Caddy, worked a 12 hour shift came home and sorted it all out 28.5 hours beforeiI got to bed!!

The wheels are out slightly because the bolts Wernt in all the way but they're off now for spraying :)

Sorry mate this one has sent me grey I swear it!


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 16 Jul 13 at 13:36
well i got back off holiday and the spray bloke had been but guess what.... disaster 

it was sprayed in about 50 degrees centigrade and the paint had blistered and peeled everywhere :'( so out came the DA and the 800 grade to take it back 

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so disheartening 

on the plus side some progress on my front bumper and indicators ... 

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all masked up (again ) ready for some paint 

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think i need to get some of this stuff on the caddy ( this aint even all of it!!) 

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this also tuned up today, going to go a slightly different route than the norm to try and maximise cooling for the GTD updates on that to follow!

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well last night at around 20:00 the green house cooled enough for spray although we ran out of light so we didnt get to lacquer .. so today its going to get 2000 grade flatted , another top coat and then lacquered 

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i think it looks pretty cool matt metalic ;) ..... any way hopefully by the end of the week i can post a lot more progress!  


Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 16 Jul 13 at 17:30
oooh pretty! you'll get me all excited and i'll end up finishing the caddy before the doka!

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Posted By: Gtavalanche
Date Posted: 16 Jul 13 at 20:43
Looks great mate.

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 16 Jul 13 at 21:08
Cheers guys :) and get your bloody arse into gear and get it done! Here's some more pics to wet the appetite.....

Second base coat....





Lacquer........







Only a quick few photos will take some propped one's on Thursday after it has been flatted and polished there are a few flys but nor bad for being sprayed in a dusty green house :)


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 22 Jul 13 at 15:32
little update 

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filled it with 10 ltrs of waxoyl 

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how she's sitting at the minute .... 

not liking the de badge grill if i am honest so if any one has a decent chrome one drop us a pm ;) 

more to follow! 


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 22 Jul 13 at 15:34
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also had a problem with my door handles turns out they are mk1 roccos ones, :/ back to the drawing board there ! 


Posted By: Tee4
Date Posted: 24 Jul 13 at 14:23
You can swap the inner parts over on door handles. There is a screw that holds the lever in. I have taken them apart a few times when putting rear door handles on passenger doors to delock them



Posted By: surf dude
Date Posted: 29 Jul 13 at 21:22
Looking very nice,  do love a Caddy Big smile

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 30 Jul 13 at 23:27
Cheers mate! ..... Tee4 - unfortunately you cannot swap the mechanism over as the metal ones are fixed in without a screwits just not possible :( but have sorted a new set now :)

Interior up date!!

Got some sound deadening in and sorted!


Got 40 sq ft in there so hopefully it will be a bite quieter!





Got me carpets in they go up to the top of the b pillar, there are a few imperfections here and there but for a first attempt not bad!

The headliner is in too although it ain't very clear in those photos, made in black vinyl by gggti looks absolutely brilliant! Got one crease in it when fitting the Windows but I am gonna try and get this out some point this week.




Glass in, starting to look like a car again now!



Cooling sorted, mk2 golf GTD rad made to fit with and 8 and a 10 inch slim line fan front mounted due to my intercooler location (next update)

And last but not least.......




Much better :) tis coming together now finally!





Posted By: Tee4
Date Posted: 31 Jul 13 at 08:04
Looking very nice



Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 15 Aug 13 at 23:55
Cheers mate!

right I know it's been a bit of time since I have updated but I have been busy with it so some photos!

got me interior about sorted, door cards another gggti special! some cheapo window cranks that have been bent to clear the speakers and some golf arm rests... along with me bench seat, sound install and gauges :)







seat base is put because I still need to extend my seat belt retainers

tried to recover my dash, I gave up and drove to your for a new one!!



front indicators in, resistors in and now flashing correctly cheers MLBV!



're stone chipped the bed





exhaust system officially done! 2.5 stainless front to back with a 18 inch silencer half way down







and finally engine all piped and wired. inter cooler in place.... would have had it started but the fuel filter housing was drawing in air so that is the next job :(



brakes have been bled in the tyres are on the wheels.... it has been a big push trying to get it done for RR but I have just fell short :(

left to do is-
wheels on
tracking
camber
lift the front slightly
extend the seatbelt retainers
other side checker on
bleed and run engine
sort gear positioning
little bits of trim

mot...... soon hopefully although it will be slow progress for the next couple of weeks but then I shwould be back on it!


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 20 Aug 13 at 16:58
Sorted some front grills out but what do you think, keep them silver or spray them black??



Posted By: mattichoppa
Date Posted: 20 Aug 13 at 18:12
BLACK!

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Posted By: Gtavalanche
Date Posted: 20 Aug 13 at 19:35
Black with red stripe.


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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 23 Aug 13 at 12:44
Cheers guys!! :) yeah black was my opinion sorting them tonight :)

Quick wheel shot



Posted By: mattichoppa
Date Posted: 23 Aug 13 at 20:50
What about the grills in an anodised blue? With the beauty rims and the smoked head lamps might be a good look!

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Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 24 Aug 13 at 04:25
Yeah wouldn't be too bad but that would mean having to buy paint for two tiny grills so I think black it is :) good suggestion though


Posted By: nicko868
Date Posted: 24 Aug 13 at 17:44
Rears on......




Posted By: surf dude
Date Posted: 25 Aug 13 at 11:41
Looking goooooooood loving the the blue.

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