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LS Spark
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My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Sat May 25, 2019 11:22 pm

Today, Saturday 25th May 2019, I drove to the other side of the country to pick up a caddy.
It’s a 2011 2.0 TDi 140 6 speed in reflex silver
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It’s had a few bits done to it. 18” Wheels not sure what make but they look pretty good and have no marks. Stance Coilovers, Axle Flip, a few carbon wrapped bits inside and out. That’s about it. Details are sketchy as I bought it from a garage who took it as a part ex.

Got it home and within an hour, the mods started
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Boshed a Brodit phone holder in there and a gloss black dub badge on the front(rear I’ll tackle tomorrow)

I was planning on a remap but after driving it back, I’m pretty sure it’s been done already. Seems extra rapid. Not that I have anything to compare it with but it’s got so much torque, it must be mapped?!

It’s going to be a slow build as I’m training as an electrician, money is tight.

Already in love with it and can see why people get the bug.




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Re: My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Sun May 26, 2019 4:20 pm

Day 2 - did a rear wiper delete using the killallwipers kits. Needs to be smoothed and painted but looks better already.
Plasti Dipped the inside of the rear windows. Didn’t do a great job really. Can see the edges in some places. Couldn’t get right into the corners so will probably redo down the road.
Debadged and replaced the VW emblem on the back with a gloss black one
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Re: My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Tue May 28, 2019 6:12 pm

Without reading the threads and recommendations, I probably wouldn’t have gone for it....but I went with the advice of the other guys on here who bought from ‘Eodaworld’ on eBay and ordered this stereo
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It arrived within a week and took 10minutes to install. I’ve not done a radio install for 20 years! Piece of cake
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Works like a dream and is a massive upgrade from the original unit

Thanks folks


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Re: My first Caddy

Post by Ash1987 » Wed May 29, 2019 6:44 pm

Does it have dab ?


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Re: My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm

Not my model but you can get one with dab, I just didn’t have the extra budget otherwise I would of gone for that


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Re: My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Thu May 30, 2019 8:23 pm

Stripped the old ply out of the rear to discover several years of grime and sticky unidentifiable goo.

Gave it a good clean in preparation for sound deadening.

I’ll get new ply in the coming weeks to redo and improve the fit. Considering using battens to give myself a even(ish) surface. I want to use slightly thicker ply than what’s currently in it
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Re: My first Caddy

Post by S3_Oj » Thu May 30, 2019 8:50 pm

LS Spark wrote:Day 2 - did a rear wiper delete using the killallwipers kits. Needs to be smoothed and painted but looks better already.
Plasti Dipped the inside of the rear windows. Didn’t do a great job really. Can see the edges in some places. Couldn’t get right into the corners so will probably redo down the road.
Debadged and replaced the VW emblem on the back with a gloss black one
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Nice looking van pal and keep the mods coming.
My silver caddy with coloured VW badge makes it stand out. Image


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Re: My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Thu May 30, 2019 8:54 pm


How did you do that?? I like!!


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Re: My first Caddy

Post by S3_Oj » Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 pm

New rear badge.
I carefully pulled the gloss black vw logo off from the backing insert (I did snap 1 peg tho) but superglued it back together once I painted it. And stuck it to the van


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Re: My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Thu May 30, 2019 9:07 pm



Cheers, I’ll have a go. Got to paint my grab handle so I’ll give it a shot at the same time
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Re: My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Fri May 31, 2019 7:15 pm

Started to add the Automute sound deadening this afternoon. Started to get the knack of it after the 1st side was nearly done.

Defo gonna need much much more to get the job done
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Re: My first Caddy

Post by Seanick » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:29 pm

LS Spark wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Without reading the threads and recommendations, I probably wouldn’t have gone for it....but I went with the advice of the other guys on here who bought from ‘Eodaworld’ on eBay and ordered this stereo
Image

It arrived within a week and took 10minutes to install. I’ve not done a radio install for 20 years! Piece of cake
Image

Works like a dream and is a massive upgrade from the original unit

Thanks folks


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Was this plug and play m8?.... looks good 👌🏽

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Re: My first Caddy

Post by LS Spark » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:08 pm

Yea mate, 10min job and works great


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