Potter’s White 2k

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Potter’s White 2k

Post by Sam-vw » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:53 pm

Let’s get things started, iv had a few previous cars such as -

Bagged MK5 Golf GTD
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88 Mk2 Golf Driver Small Bumper

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Bought my white 2.0 Sdi caddy after going self employed and fell in love.
I bought the van back in June 2017 and had no intentions of modifying due to long commutes to work

Here’s when I purchased and after a good day cleaning it
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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Sam-vw » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:20 am

Browsing eBay and come across a cheap set of GTI red tartan seats and couldn’t resist.

Started removing the original bland grey interior

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A clean under the original seats was needed

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fully fitted on original sub frames, just re drilled and bolted through

Also fitted a Touran arm rest

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Sam-vw » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:36 am

Picked up a bargain from a scrap yard and got myself a £70 Touran bumper with no grill in burgundy red. Gonna get it resprayed but not sure weather to spray the lower half

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Got the bumper back from respray and looks awesome, glad I didn’t paint the lower half

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finally got the bumper fitted with a new grille and badge

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Sam-vw » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:05 am

Thought it was about time I lowered the van, iv previously lowered all my cars myself but never attempted leaf springs

Pretty self explanatory when removing the leaf springs apart from the bolts all seizing up within the bushes which is apparently a common issue but I got the rear done in a night so not bad going

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Thought the front was going to be easy since Iv done mk5 golfs before but the rain tray is completely different on the caddy and top mounts are a nightmare to get to. Also had to resort to cutting the drop links off because the Allen key rounded off.

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Also ordered some adjustable drop links

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Calamity Kev » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:49 am

Loving the bumper on the bed!!!
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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Spen » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:57 pm

Looking good dude. Love the seats

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Sam-vw » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:56 am

Wheels have arrived, BBS Audi speedlines 19” staggered set up

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Had a test fit and can’t believe how well they sit, no spacers 9J rear and 8.5J front

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Forgot about sliding door but luckily had 5mm gap

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Gonna have a play with coilovers to get the arch gap equal but really happy with the outcome

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by vwpaul88 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:07 pm

love this does the touran bumper bolt straight on?

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Sam-vw » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:56 am

Yes mate straight swap, the touran is practically a caddy with rear windows and seats a lot of things are the same

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by barnes » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:19 am

Love those wheels on the van mate! Looks awesome :D :D

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Sam-vw » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:03 am

Had some knocking issues from the rear, also noticed rear passenger was a lot lower than the other side.
So removed my old worn out shocks

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And upgraded to some shorter shocks that are more suited to axle flipped beams

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Also cured the knocking sound.

Slight update, I found some white wing mirrors on eBay.

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Made a massive difference in comparison

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Klein » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:13 am

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So simple but this works so well

Nice van

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Caddyluv » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:20 am

If you buy some centralising plates for the rear axil the rear wheel will move back a bit to make it look more central. Got mine from, RAD.


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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by PhaseDub3 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:22 am

simplicity yet very eye catching! Well done

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Re: Potter’s White 2k

Post by Sam-vw » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:08 pm

Had a change of heart and sold the speedlines and they sold straight the way. So kept a sharp eye out for something abit different.
Came across some Vossen 19” 5x112 8.5j front and 9.5j rear. The sliding door is going to be a slight problem 🤔

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Pretty happy with the fitment so going to get them refurbed but unsure of colour. Thinking maybe gunmetal grey

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