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Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:25 pm

Hi all i thought it's about time I did a build page as I've done affair bit but still lots to do tho so here we go. Basically I have a full rs3 set up what I am fitting to my 08 reg caddy I'm not fitting the engine tho as I like my fuel consumption lol up I am putting more power into the engine so where I'm at is I have now got my new engine what is a fully rebuilt engine what has the 2.0l internals in I have brought all new external parts like oil cooler oil filter housing and hoses silicone ones what are being built at the mo pd150 injectors and will be sending the turbo off to have it rebuilt with bigger inners and bits and bobs.i have brought a mk5 golf cheep too so I can use the mounting points off the rear for the subframe on the rear so had to strip it down and build a jig so I have all the right angles and positions then I've had to cut all the mounting points out and sent them off for stripping just so when I start fitting them in the caddy it's all clean metal.some of the bits I've also done is striped down the gear box cleaned and inspected and replaced what was needed also the same with the transfer box and rear diff iwill update as I goImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by james400 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:28 pm

Also rebuilt the front subframe ImageImageImageImage

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Post by james400 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 pm

Will start to stripe down the transfer box 2moz Image

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Post by Celticrsmith » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 pm

Well done mate. Must be satisfying doing it yourself.

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Post by james400 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:12 pm

Yes I do enjoy doing things like this it's not my first big build but my first van and vw build

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Post by james400 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:17 pm

Started to strip down and check the transfer box 2day all looks ok so just needs a good clean out and new seals what are on order from TPS ImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by james400 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:20 pm

Busy day today managed to build the jig up and and cut the back out loads more to do like remove what isn't needed and get ready to send off to have it blasted so I have nice clean metal to work with.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by sharky4642 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 pm

Nice one dude that is some serious work keep us updated.

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Post by james400 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:31 pm

Thanks my spot weld drill bits come 2day so the weekend I will remove the bits I don't need and get it ready to send it away for stripping then I can mark up and cut off what isn't needed then the big strip down on the caddy will start

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Post by NZDubNurd » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:43 am

I'm liking this thread.

Shame Caddys didn't come with the same rear suspension as the Tourans - installing the 4motion in my Touran was fairly easily.

Keep it up!

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Post by james400 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:15 pm

So just a quick up date on this a few more bit have been ordered like uprated anti-roll bar for the front new front wheel bearing and anther set of big front brakes I've removed all the spot welds from the bits on the rear chassis legs and cleaned up was going to send it away to have it all dipped but at £300 I didn't think it was worth it as majority of it will be cut off.the unit has been cleaned and floors painted ready for next weekend when the big strip down starts on the caddy front and rear of it just gota get the big stands built to hold the van up lol

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Post by james400 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:20 pm

Also forgot to say obviously because I'm running the heldex rear diff I've been a bit worried about it working with my engine ecu but after a long time researching I have found a company that does a stand alone ECU control unit what allows me to play around with the heldex have a look Image

http://www.vdveer-engineering.nl/index. ... r-overview

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Post by james400 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:56 pm

Update so started to strip down the caddy 2day now it's in the unit managed to strip off the rear axle and fuel tank what I forgot was full lol trims off just gota remove some brackets ready to clean up underneath and start marking up new mounts.also had a quick look at how much I need to trim off my rear aero mud flaps to get them to fit nice.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by Barbel330 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:04 pm

I just took my aero mud flaps off when I repaired my rear wheel arch. Broke them getting them off so they won't be going back on :)
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Post by james400 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Barbel330 wrote:I just took my aero mud flaps off when I repaired my rear wheel arch. Broke them getting them off so they won't be going back on :)
These ones are off a Nissan Note they sit quite nice to be fair but the idea from yours lol

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