Caddy R360 build thread

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by ed1119 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:18 pm

More awesome-ness and Carbon Fibre, great work

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Giddy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:43 pm

This is insane! Just finished reading all 92 pages, the best project I've ever seen and the attention to details is incredible. Superb!

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:15 pm

So I've had the harness bar tubing bent and I spent some time notching the tubing to fit the clamps. Not easy especially working in a confined space and where everything is trimmed! Can see why no one seemed keen to take this project on, hence why I've done it. But anyway, a friends dad tack welded it so I could test fit and its spot on! He's going to finish weld it for me and then it can be sent off for paint.

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:05 pm

Another mini project that will no doubt take forever..........the grooves in the rear side panels have alcantara stretched into them. Always thought this would be an issue and sure enough, the glue is lifting a little bit. My solution is to fit some........anyone guess..........carbon!! Started mocking up and I've got to figure out how to attach them - current plan is to drill a hole in the back of them and glue in a threaded rod, drill a hole in the panel and attach a small nut on the back.

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by brooneye » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:44 pm

Bloody hell man, your head must be buzzing with ideas!!!!

I like that idea a lot, it gives a nice finish and compliments the alacantata


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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by LTCKY » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:53 pm

Carbon supply is depleting quickly, can't think why :lol:
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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:57 pm

It’s not a fetish it’s not a fetish it’s not a..........
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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by BennyS3 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:45 am

Just spent last two hours going thru all these pages mate and all can say is what an incredible van you have built!! 😍😍

You’ve def given me some body shop ideas for my new 2011 caddy that’s for sure 😉 just shame I won’t be able do too much with interior as it’s my business van!

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Shaunie P » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:13 pm

Holy Smokes! just joined the forum and was pointed in the direction of this thread, and it didn't disappoint!

kudos to you my man!
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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by JoachimAlltrack » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Insane project! Love it!

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:19 pm

I’ve been going through a few parts of the project I wasn’t happy with. The seats weren’t mounted in a good position. I felt too low and slightly off centre and consequently I strained my right foot when I got stuck in traffic on the m25. Plus the adapter plates were aluminium and should have been steel for safety.

Solution was simple. Go back to Touran bases as they are taller and make new adapter brackets. I also needed to change the angle the seats were set at and this also required some adapters which you can see here:

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:20 pm

Finally got a plan for attaching the carbon rods to the panels.

Took a fir tree panel clip

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Trimmed down the head to end up with a T section

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Drilled a hole in the rod (nice little trick is to use a piece of the rod in the vice vertically which you then put the drill bit throughand that aligns the drill perfectly centered on the horizontal rod)

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Then with a dremel I cut a slot

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The T piece then slides in and is quite tight even before glue. I used a special carbon glue which is methyl methacrylate based and very strong http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/resi ... esive.html to bond the trees in.

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A corresponding hole is then drilled into the panel and these trim pieces just push into place.
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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:37 pm

This is the panel reinstalled

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Ddraeg » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:19 pm

Dayummmmm that's a neat fix Dan. Very clever idea! I'm impressed you still have work to do on this thing! It's mint!


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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Winst » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:24 am

Well done Dan, quality touch you’ve done again there mate,

is that it parked up for this year or are you doing anymore shows mate?


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