Bloater's Caddy - Day van & bike transporter....

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Re: Bloater's Caddy - Day van & bike transporter....

Post by Whitey » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:21 pm

Awesome! Thank you for the part numbers... added to the ever increasing shopping list :shock:

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Post by Bl0at3r » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:12 pm

Whitey wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Awesome! Thank you for the part numbers... added to the ever increasing shopping list :shock:
No worries. :mrgreen:
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Post by henrycaddy » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:31 pm

Just wondering, how did you bend/shape your ply to fit the sides nicely like in the photos? I'm looking at a kit but it is sold flat. Does it bend OK as you secure it?

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Post by Bl0at3r » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:54 am

Hi, I applied pressure to the top which bent the panel inwards then screwed to the header rail along the top 8)
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Post by ASH7R » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:05 am

Impressive work, love what you've done with the roof lining in the back 8)

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Post by Bl0at3r » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:34 pm

ASH7R wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:05 am
Impressive work, love what you've done with the roof lining in the back 8)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by henrycaddy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:14 pm

Is there a guide you followed for cutting down both bulkhead pieces? Or could you give me any tips? Embarking on it myself this weekend and feels a bit daunting.

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Post by Bl0at3r » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:34 am

Hi, it's easy enough - I started by looking carefully at the top because the shape is not symmetrical and if you're not careful you can cut too close and ruin it :mrgreen:

I used a dremel and took my time - the 'line' should fairly obvious up each side, then when you get to the top use care as mentioned.

Have a look at this thread too - viewtopic.php?t=14322

Then, I smoothed the cut with a combination of a Stanley knife and some sandpaper before covering in lining carpet.

It's then simple to bolt back in with the original fixings.
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Re: Bloater's Caddy - Day van & bike transporter....

Post by Bl0at3r » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:49 pm

Quick photoshop of the wheels I have ordered for me van :D :D :D

Bola B7 in Silver 18" x 8.5J ET45

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Re: Bloater's Caddy - Day van & bike transporter....

Post by hef355 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:17 pm

Lovely looking van Al and some great work! Also love the Vdub community, made even better by top fellas like you bro


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Post by Bl0at3r » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:24 pm

hef355 wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:17 pm
Lovely looking van Al and some great work! Also love the Vdub community, made even better by top fellas like you broImageImage
Thanks pal - likewise - your two vans are in another league to mine :mrgreen:
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Re: Bloater's Caddy - Day van & bike transporter....

Post by Bl0at3r » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:25 pm

All coming together now... wheels on order and due Friday, suspension coming tomorrow, private plate being transferred, insurance sorted with mods declared 🤘

Now on the look out for a decent roof mounted DAB aerial - any recommendations please?
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Re: Bloater's Caddy - Day van & bike transporter....

Post by Smythy111 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:20 pm

This is fantastic. Thank you for documenting this. I can't wait to start my own in a couple of weeks time.

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Re: Bloater's Caddy - Day van & bike transporter....

Post by Bl0at3r » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:40 pm

Bola B7 18inch wheels and my Caddy Club UK sticker have arrived - desperately needs to be lowered now - next on the list I promise :mrgreen:

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Re: Bloater's Caddy - Day van & bike transporter....

Post by Smythy111 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:20 pm

What did you put on the roof before the wall paper

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