Caddy R360 build thread

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:38 am

I know, who would have guessed! The 3D parts are printed in carbon but just won't look like the nice stuff, plus they have to be made in 2 pieces and bonded together so skinning them in carbon will improve their strength. Plus it means I will have to get out the vacuum bagging equipment and re learn how to use it!
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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Caddyluv » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:04 pm

What ever you do it will look cool.


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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:41 am

By the way, what’s written in the article is not exactly what I said! They’ve taken some artistic license. And make sure you check the Shout section at the end..........
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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Doc » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:08 pm

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I've been shopping, had a quick browse while I had my breakfast, spotted the mention Dan, cheers buddy.
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Post by dan@biali » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:24 pm

You deserve the mention, more than a few others!

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Post by brooneye » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:14 pm

That’s quite an achievement!!!

I’ll be on the look out for a copy and can’t wait to read the write up


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Post by Bradbongo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:50 pm

that's one of the best i have seen good work

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:10 pm

Finished and installed a new piece I’ve been working on. Felt like the box at the back the air lift manifold sits on didn’t flow well into the sides so came up with this strut brace idea. I’ll post up some of the process but it’s just mdf cut and extensively shaped by me.

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While Reflex were painting it I got them to squirt on a bit of lacquer on the Sadistic Ironworks Carbon cover for the air lift controller

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Caddyluv » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:24 pm

Think it works mate. Exactly what you were looking for.


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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by BradleyB » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:11 pm

Your work dan is so impressive
Very inspiring
Congratulations on front page of vw


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Post by dan@biali » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:46 pm

Cheers!

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Post by dan@biali » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:49 am

Here’s a few photos of the strut brace being designed and made. It’s mdf that was cut and then using a template cutter on my router I could make the other side. Used an edge cutter to make the profile.

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After I’d made both sides I realised there was a tweak to the design I wanted to make which was the bar that runs along the top of the box. In an ideal world I would have remade them but I’d put so much time in already I decided to add the pieces.

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Post by dan@biali » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:03 pm

Knocked up a carbon threshold protector for the rear bumper - real carbon with a 3M backing. It’s really to hide some scuffs from where the tailgate caught the bumper when it was out of alignment. They weren’t bad but as the tailgate is open all the time at shows they really stood out.

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Caddy R360 build thread

Post by dan@biali » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:00 pm

Think I’ve dialled in the lowest rolling height on the suspension that I would dare drive on. The fronts are seriously close to the arch lip when turned but you can go full lock. The rears could probably come down a little more but they’re tight as well. I’m hoping to do the parade lap at Deutsche Fest at Brands Hatch on Sunday like this.

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Re: Caddy R360 build thread

Post by Doc » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:05 pm

Why are you setting the bar so high, it's out of sight for me right now with all these quality upgrades you've done.

Be careful running that low on track, I'm not familiar with Brands Hatch but bumps on bends are not uncommon on track so you may be better allowing for some compression on the suspension.
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