Caddy R360 build thread

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:42 pm

Thanks

I'd recommend watching a few youtube clips as you can see how its done. Few scrap pieces are also a good idea as its easy to melt the plastic when you're learning. I haven't done it in a while so not a great deal I can remember to help but I did buy myself a hot stapler - much better method for getting the 2 pieces together before welding as it adds some strength, I was just using clamps and self tapping screws in the past which are removed.

One thing you must do is use the correct rods for the type of plastic. Usually on car parts the plastic name is stamped into the back somewhere and you can only join the same plastics to one another.
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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by patman11 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:53 pm

Thanks for the explanatory reply! Ordered a stapler and spare bumper. Anything in the pipeline for the R360?

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Post by dan@biali » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:29 pm

Always got something in the pipeline! Long term stuff though so won't be seen for a long time yet. Main thing is to enjoy it a bit more this year!
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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Baldspeed Racing » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 am

one of the best, love all of the details on this so fair play there

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Post by Gsi_Jimbo » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:41 pm

How have I only just seen this van!! Love it mate

Love all the carbon,

With your heater vents have you just fitted them or did you make/ adapt a duct onto the back?



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Post by dan@biali » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:24 am

Thanks.

There is some info in this thread but it’s buried somewhere!

I did 2 things, one was to build some adapters that connect to the original caddy ducts (I glued them in) and found that a square piece of B&Q small guttering fitted the Audi vent. A lot of measuring and prototyping and I got it all to line up.

The reason they fit so well though is I made my own pods to sculpt the dash to the right shape. Obviously as it was being trimmed I could get away with that method.

I’ll see if I can find what page the details were.

Pages 72 and 80 have some photos.
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Post by Gsi_Jimbo » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:15 am

Sweet cheers for the info mate, ive only fitted the vents for now, will sort the ducting out in a week or so,

I can see what you’ve done though in my head to get it all connected up,

I got to post 550 odd I think where it shows the vents fitted but I couldn’t see any of the ducting.

Sweet I’ll look at 72-80 cheers for that bro


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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Doc » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:45 am

This Post is the one with the adaptors
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Post by dan@biali » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:05 pm

I've been working on a few little projects recently just tweaking things.

I fitted a trickle charger after the battery went flat. I decided I wanted something that was easy to connect and could be done without opening the bonnet in case it ever went flat again :oops: Saw a nice small charger, the CTEK MX 5.0 that can condition the battery as well as charge. Then when looking for ways to connect it I found the magnetic connectors called magcode on ebay which you can see below. Mine is mounted on the undertray and I can just about get it connected even if its aired out.

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Has a lid and is simple enough to install. Just drill a hole and do up the plastic nut on the back of it. I soldered the connections to it. Then just fit the wires into the terminals in the part that attaches to the charger. As its magnetic, its easy to connect and will pull itself off without damage if you forget before driving off.

Another thing that needed attention was the catch can drain port. Decided to fit a piece of tubing and have the drain valve somewhere thats easier to access but that meant moving the catch can slightly. Luckily I had some aluminium so made up a bracket from some 12mm flat bar, drilled and tapped some holes and made a different bracket that bolts onto the catch can and attaches to the main bracket. Its big on purpose - there's only 1 mounting point for the bracket so I've made sure it pushes up against the engine mount to stop it moving.

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:00 pm

New blue visors in the helmets (clear still in the right one)

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Just dropped it off with intermotiv to [finally] get the height sensors fitted as he's developed some brackets to make installing easier - the fronts on the caddy are quite tight and have to be installed accurately.
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