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Post by Barbel330 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:32 am

Celticrsmith wrote:Nice. Any pics from further back?

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Post by Celticrsmith » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:04 pm

Amazing

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Re: My Blackberry Caddy

Post by Winst » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:58 am

Looks awesome mate, great wheel choice, really suits it


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My Blackberry Caddy

Post by Barbel330 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:20 pm

Thanks mate.

This weekend I built a panel to mount my Airlift controller under the ashtray. Thanks to Ryan for sending me an off cut of Alcantara to cover it Image

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Post by Caddyluv » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:37 pm

very arts and crafts.


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Re: My Blackberry Caddy

Post by Liam » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:57 pm

that is quality love the airlift panel

hell i love the whole thing
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Post by Cupra.al » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 pm

Love your caddy probably the nicest caddy I’ve ever seen. 👍🏻

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Re: My Blackberry Caddy

Post by JD2k » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:53 am

Top work on the air lift remote panel!
I'd like to do something similar and have a wireless phone charger pad embedded :D
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Post by Crs_b » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:05 pm

Incredible caddy! Love everything about it!
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Re: My Blackberry Caddy

Post by Lister79 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:19 pm

Love this Caddy, one of the best out there. But the thing that makes it all the more special is that it’s a used work van, hats off mate 👌.
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Post by Barbel330 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:05 am

Thanks Lister. It is indeed a used working van and yesterday I had a bit of time and some perfect weather to get a little bit of work done on the work van Image

I know a few people on here may find it interesting so I’ll write a little guide to the various stages of the repair I did.

Before I had the air suspension fitted which incorporates a much more solid trailing arm arrangement, I still had the crappy standard floating axle setup. This meant sometimes depending on the angle of the road the rear wheel stuck out further one side than the other. I must have hit a big compression bump while fully loaded and my passenger side rear tyre rubbed my wheel arch and took a fairly large section of paint off the wheel arch edge. I had touched it in a few weeks ago to temporarily seal it from the elements but wanted to get it fixed permanently before winter arrives.

Sanded and coated with Bilt Hamber Electrox zinc anti corrosion primer which protects the bare metal from any future rust issues.
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Then a couple of coats of 2k primer
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I only wanted to paint the flat section of the arch rather than the entire quarter panel. I’m 100% comfortable doing this sort of blow in as I do them every day at work so I have a technique which will leave absolutely no masking edge around the arch and no sign that it’s ever been painted. Ready for a few coats of blackberry pearl, then 2 coats of Spies Hecker clear.
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Painted and baking at 60c for 30 minutes before being flatted with 2000, then 3000 wet and dry. Then 3 stage polished using Koch Chemie compounds.
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Short video clip of the finished article.
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While I had the paint out I also done my new flush fit wiper delete bung.

Primed with etch primer as it’s raw aluminium.
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Few coats of base and 2 coats of clear.
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Re: My Blackberry Caddy

Post by Liam » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:11 am

nice work stuart
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Re: My Blackberry Caddy

Post by Caddyluv » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:41 am

Nice.


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