From RAC to RAD. Here we go again

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From RAC to RAD. Here we go again

Post by Matt@Reflex » Tue May 07, 2013 9:01 pm

After driving a few new Caddy 1.6 tdi's I decided my old SDI has to go and I've been searching for a replacement for a couple of months.
After building the Blue van and driving it daily for a couple of years I now know what I wanted from the new van.
I havn't got the funds to by a new a new van so I have to it the hard way once more :D
The new van has been with me for seven days and here's how its gone with a few evenings and a bit of work over the weekend.

Spec : 2012 62reg 1.6tdi Bluemotion
Mileage 782 :D
Electric mirrors.
Electric windows.
Aircon.
Cruise control.
Stop/start.
Anti roll back.

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Still has the protective film on the clocks
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Being an RAC van it came nicely kitted out.
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The front end is a nice straight forward bolt on panel swap.
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The rear is a little worst and needs a bit of a pull and new rear panels.
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Rear suspension and tool chests out.
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LHR chassis leg kink due to being hit on the end of the towbar.
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Side all stripped ready for its major operation.
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Oh dear.
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And this is where we are at today. Euro side panel and rear panels on order and jig brackets being delivered before the weekend.
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Post by davyp » Tue May 07, 2013 9:08 pm

Been following this on facebook. Looking good so far. What have ya in mind for colour or are you keeping the orange?

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Post by Doc » Tue May 07, 2013 9:09 pm

Been following this on FB, can't wait to see where it goes.
No hints?
Gonna be strange for you driving a Caddy with a turbo Matt. :lol:
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Post by tommyzooom » Tue May 07, 2013 9:11 pm

Nice one Matt,
Keep the updates coming
Any clues to what's in store?
Will it be staying day-glo orange?

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Post by Jonny@PureDetail » Tue May 07, 2013 9:15 pm

Love reading your threads... can follow this one from the start!

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Post by Matt@Reflex » Tue May 07, 2013 9:21 pm

Just a small turbo though Doc :D
I'll announce the plan now and we can see how close it is when finished.
Loosing the sliding door like Hulks caddy but not decided on the filler cap yet.
Tailgate conversion like my blue van (no badge or handle)
Golf R/Touran hybrid front bumper with Touran grille (chrome slats painted gloss black)
Latest shape Touran mirrors
Touran wings (no side repeater lamps)
Rear arches widened to allow for 9.5 or 10 x 19 bbs ch or ch-r (this might change)
Colour will stay orange but will probably be the Porsche gt3 orange as its a bit nicer.
The plan is to get it finished for E38 and have it stickered back up as an RAC van but with RAD ;)

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Post by Doc » Tue May 07, 2013 9:39 pm

Mechatronic or hydraulic tailgate and fuel flap? ;)
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Post by Decinick » Tue May 07, 2013 9:46 pm

Saw this on Instagram, looking forward to following it to the end,awesome idea to keep it looking like an RAC van :lol:

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Post by Matt@Reflex » Tue May 07, 2013 9:52 pm

Doc wrote:Mechatronic or hydraulic tailgate and fuel flap? ;)
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I am looking into this but due to the filler neck being a 2 tube plastic setup its looking difficult :(

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Post by Doc » Tue May 07, 2013 10:08 pm

It's simple compared to ripping the side of! ;)
Let your mind run wild Matt, I wish I had a workshop to create that one mod nobody else would have the nuts to try.
This will no doubt stand out but it should be like a 7ft hooker at a dwarf nun convention.
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Post by stumpymark » Tue May 07, 2013 10:12 pm

Looking forward to this one!
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Post by Jonkokk » Tue May 07, 2013 10:44 pm

I'm so going to follow this project! Looking at your blue build, this is going to be awesome I think :D

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Post by Adam@PureDents » Wed May 08, 2013 12:10 am

If your current Caddy is anything to go by them I'm sure this will be something amazing. Definitely going to keep up with this and looking forward to seeing which way you go with it!
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Post by Drumbum » Wed May 08, 2013 8:15 am

Im excited to see it but not looking forward to the envy
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Post by gtiwolf » Wed May 08, 2013 8:29 am

Yep this is going to be so much fun to watch ;-)

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