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My new to me caddy

Post by benc » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:38 pm

So after all the uming and aging I took the plunge and got a Caddy. I'm looking at moving it to be a day / camper / work van. Here she is.........Image

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Re: My new to me caddy

Post by tommyzooom » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:19 pm

Looks good 8)

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Re: My new to me caddy

Post by Sean1066 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:21 pm

Looks like a nice little van
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Post by benc » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:36 am

Thanks. It surprised me driving it for the first time how nice a drive it is.

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Post by the swan fiend » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:37 am

Welcome to the ex bg club mate Image
Here’s a pic of mine. ImageImage


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Post by benc » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 pm

Thanks pal. What bumper is that?

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Post by the swan fiend » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 pm

It’s the standard one mate. I’ve just had it colour coded


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Post by benc » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:08 pm

I didnt realise you could do that. I take it that you have done the same to the rear bumper too.

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Post by the swan fiend » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:11 pm

Yes, I had the rear painted too. It’s definitely worth doing if you want to improve the look IMO. However there’s a few smart vans on here with the bumpers unpainted. Check out some build threads to see mods that other people are doing, you’ll get loads of inspiration.


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Post by benc » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:46 pm

Can you remember the turn around time as mines my only drive.

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Re: My new to me caddy

Post by Sean1066 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:06 pm

When I had mine bumper colour coded it took just under 2 days cost me just over £300.But when I had my new one done he had it for a week as he did it when he had some spare time when he was spaying other people vehicles that cost me £125.
But they do look a lot better colour coded.
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Post by the swan fiend » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 am

Mine took 5 days mate, but he did some accident damage also.


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Post by benc » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:49 pm

Is the colour easy to get or do you have to special order it?

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Post by the swan fiend » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:59 pm

The painter will take your paint code and sort everything for you mate. As long as you get a good painter who is happy to do the prep, you’ll be fine


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Post by benc » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:31 pm

I think that will be on my to do list once I've got some seats and windows in the back. I can seem to find any info on the difference between Caddy Life seats and Touran seats. The pros and cons over a solid window or opener. Or the general sequence of converting a van into a day/basic camper as most people choose one style but I'm trying to wring out the best of everything lol

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