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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by The polisher » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:47 pm

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Tired of the lack of light in the back of the van so made some windows in the bulkhead. Just 3mm polycarb nut and bolted in. Need to tidy up the edges and run some silicone round but should do the job ImageImage

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Looking good m8 ,a bit of Black rubber trim around the edge would finish it off
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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Calamity Kev » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:45 pm

Liam wrote:looking good when are you lowering it
I've got the ST-X kit ready, just waiting for my mate to find time to sort it!


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Andi licious » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 am

Cheeseburger wrote:Had my first go at carpeting. Sore furry fingers but not at all a bad result I think :)

megavanmats smoke carpet and dark grey clips

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Did you do this as a whole sheet on each side or is there some very neat joints going on there?


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Rigpig » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:28 am

Got home from a trip offshore and stuck it straight in for a MOT, straight through with no advisories. Happy with that for a 11 year old van, only got 40k on the clock right enough.

Got hold of Stan the man for my heated seat looms, so they should be en route soon, looking forward to getting those wired in.




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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by JimR » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:48 pm

Are you getting heated seats wired into the original system? This was the one comfort feature I missed to check when I got the new Caddy and I would really to get it mounted into the original seat and the original wiring if it's possible without too much work.

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by liamcaddy61 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:18 pm

Today was a good day well kind of haha,
I drove 300 miles to pick up some 65 plate standard caddy seats with gte seats covers on and a van-x arm rest. This part was great nice drive down, meet a top bloke in Slough with a really nice caddy.

I fitted the driver's seat no problems but when I came to tighten the last bolt on the passengers seat rail it seemed really tight. I then took the bolt out cleaned the thread made sure it's wasn't cross threaded then put it back it in. I then got the bolt to the same part as before so I went for it and put a bit of pressure on the spanner to get the bolt to go and it went past the the hard bit, but now the bolt keeps turning doesn't get any tighter or looser and I can't get it out of the rail and because it's one of the bolts on the back end of the rail the seat will only go back so far, any idea on how to over come this. Do I need to buy a new seat base and bolt any suggestions?

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Rigpig » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:51 pm

JimR, yeah I bought a set of Golf R heated seats, and more recently picked to a replacement heater / AC control panel with heated seat controls. Got in touch with Stan the man on here and he’s made me up a set of looms, so will be as OEM as can be


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by anoneamus » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:40 pm

Had alloys powder coated, fitted VW mudflaps...

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What did you do to your van today?

Post by Sean1066 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:20 pm

At long last I finely go my MFSW fitted
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And then got the engine cover fitted
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Looks a lot better now Image


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by anoneamus » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:34 pm

Sean1066 wrote:
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Looks a lot better now
Looking good! Excuse the OCD, but it looks like those vent rings need a bit of bending (so that they're flush with dash)...

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Sean1066 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:45 pm

anoneamus wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Looking good! Excuse the OCD, but it looks like those vent rings need a bit of bending (so that they're flush with dash)...

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Yeah your right😉
That little f----- keeps popping out 😡

Did your glove box come with that handle?
If not where did you get it

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by anoneamus » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:58 pm

Sean1066 wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Yeah your right😉
That little f----- keeps popping out 😡

Did your glove box come with that handle?
If not where did you get it
Yeah, some gentle bending over the knee (I'm gonna put you over my knee little f----!), does the trick, just do little bends at a time, so you don't put a kink into the ring... ;)

I got a bunch of extra handles, because they're completely crap and break all the time, so I had one sprayed to see what it would look like. I'm not totally convinced, the spray shop gave it a few goes, but couldn't get it to match the silver of the door handles and other aluminium bits (apparently the door handles are chrome dipped, which was too expensive for an experiment)...

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by anoneamus » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:24 pm

Sean1066 wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Did your glove box come with that handle?
If not where did you get it
Watch out for the brushed aluminium addiction! My Caddy came with aluminium everything (apart from pedals and vent rings). If you wanna go all in, there's pedals, door handles, window switches, handbrake button, gear lever, light switch etc. etc... ;)

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Sean1066 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:50 pm

anoneamus wrote: Watch out for the brushed aluminium addiction! My Caddy came with aluminium everything (apart from pedals and vent rings). If you wanna go all in, there's pedals, door handles, window switches, handbrake button, gear lever, light switch etc. etc... ;)

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Lol
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Door handles on order. Been try to find window switches not found the yet


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Cheeseburger » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:54 pm

Andi licious wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 am
Did you do this as a whole sheet on each side or is there some very neat joints going on there?


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The carpet is very stretchy, the first (n/s) side is all one piece even round the corner pillar - required one slice to remove a little excess in the wheel arch / pillar corner but ridiculously straightforward. The other side I did in pieces but only because i was using up cut pieces (cos i mistakenly did all the small panels first) saving the larger piece for the ceiling. There was plenty of material in the 5m kit to do the two sides, roof panel and all the 'original' clip off panels, and a small bit left over.
TIP: start with the largest bits.
The longer clips may seem like a bit much at 20 quid but they make refitting a lot easier.

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