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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:05 pm

Well it’s been a bad day for me today and my caddy is now in need of another front end rebuild ImageImageImage
Cost of new genuine parts alone comes to just over £3000.

By the way does anyone know if the caddy mk3 front bumper will fit into a facelift 2011 front end


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by slipperjake » Thu May 17, 2018 1:07 pm

Bloody hell! Feel gutted for you! How did it happen?


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:15 pm

Was in traffic behind a flat bed transit. We both moved forward, I looked in my rear mirror and that was it too late he stopped and I was up his ass
So it’s about 5k to rebuild it. Luckily I have an agreed value on it so hopefully insurance will sort it all out.
I’ll probably make some changes like proper be xenon lights so I don’t have to spend hours stripping and rebuilding std ones to put the xenon kit I have in


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by Gresley » Thu May 17, 2018 3:35 pm

Gutted for you, hope you can get it sorted soon.

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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by Liam » Thu May 17, 2018 4:14 pm

ah man that sucks hope you get it sorted soon
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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by the long one » Thu May 17, 2018 9:55 pm

These things happen and flat beds tend not to have a scratch on them - very annoying
I’m sorry that this has happened as hadn’t seen it in a long time - maybe changes things that you weren’t happy with ? Never ending work
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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:52 am

Thanks guys it’s going to be a lot of work but gives me the excuse to pull out the engine and bore it out to take 2.0 Ltr pistons plus do a brand new fully gas flowed head for it.
There are only a couple of minor things I would change body work wise but nothing too noticeable.


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by Gizmo » Fri May 18, 2018 6:25 am

That’s bad luck, onwards and upwards though.

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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:02 am

Just waiting for the insurance accessor to come and look at it now.
As soon as he’s been I will start stripping it down so I can get a full picture of the damage.
I’m hoping the dark side intercooler survived.

I have already got a set of big valves for the cylinder head so on Monday I will order a brand new head casting so that I can get on with doing a full gas flowed head for it.


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by slipperjake » Sun May 20, 2018 4:08 pm

I’m sure the darkside intercooler will be fine them things are built like a tank! If you do need one I know of one for sale.


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Sun May 20, 2018 6:08 pm

Ok cheers will have to wait and see


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Tue May 22, 2018 7:47 pm

Good news is the intercooler is fine and Undamaged. Bad news is the touran bumper section is also buggered and will have to be replaced.

Last bit of good news is the insurance accessor has given the go ahead to get on with repairing it all.


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by torque777 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:44 am

Just catching up with this and I'm sorry to see what's happened, but glad you have had the go ahead to rebuild

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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:39 pm

Thanks torque.
It’s going to be a good two months I think as I have some other bits I have to get done first as I’m having a new garage built and I need to Finnish getting the site ready.
Im also going to pull the engine out and do the 2.0ltr conversion with a brand new head fully gas flowed and bigger valves


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by torque777 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:30 pm

That sounds awesome, a friend of mine did something similar but it was a veicomer head he fitted Image

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