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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:56 pm

Thanks mate more to do but I think that’s always the case!!


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Sean1066 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 pm

Like the R line badge. Was looking at getting one of them myself
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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Novakid » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:34 pm

Looking good mate. Some nice mods going on.

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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:14 am

Thanks lads.
The red R line badges are of questionable quality, as they’re eBay specials. I’ve had a few now.
I’ve put a coat of lacquer on this one, see how it goes


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:43 pm

Does a colour coded pallet count? ImageImageImageImage
No but seriously, I had new reversing sensors fitted the other day, should be handy next time I leave the handbrake off ImageImageImage


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:52 am

Yesterday I ordered coilovers from Demon Tweeks. After lots of research and price checking I decided on the STx kit as it seemed a good combination of price and quality. They are on order, will be getting fitted in a few weeks


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Sean1066 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:52 am

It will look so different.
The drive at first will fill strange not so bouncy 😂
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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:58 am

I put a few old paving stones in it the other week to take to the tip, it dropped the back end by about 30mm (first time I’ve carried any significant weight in it) and that felt strange.
I’m looking forward to seeing how it rides though. I’ll be doing more insulating and possibly carpeting to quieten it down next....when funds allow


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Sean1066 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:48 pm

That’s one thing I haven’t done is insulating and carpet the back out
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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:59 pm

I’ve silent coated mine.....one of the first things I did. It made a little difference but from what I’ve read on here. Super liner and carpet gives it car like levels of quietness


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Glen G » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:11 am

she's gonna look nice when it's lowered 8)

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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:16 pm

Finally had it lowered!! Decided on the STX kit and had it fitted by Demon Tweeks. I didn’t want it silly low, but I think it looks much better now. The rear wheels have stayed pretty much central in the arches without the need for relocation plates. I’m happy with the ride quality too ImageImageImage


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Gary.8 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:54 pm

About time lol... What's next...

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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:59 pm

More soundproofing I think mate. Then roof rails, side rail covers, spoiler and maybe side bars. After that I may change the standard steering wheel. Better be doing some overtime I think!


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Gary.8 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:42 pm

When you come to get the roof rails and you want to get rid of the old gas antenna's. I found that the bulk head conned bolts fit perfect if you leave the rubber gormet in place.

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