AUSTRALIAN MEMBERS THREAD

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Post by Olliekins » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:31 am

Thanks Stainless! Great to hear from another Caddy Life Camper owner. Me too, it is the best most reliable car that I have owned, and as a 65 year old, I’ve owned a few cars. This might give you a giggle - had the car since new in 2007 and I’ve never opened the bed, the annex/tent nor the table and chairs!! I was offered the car as a dealer special, for work (I am a Building Inspector) and never had the need for the camping bit!
It’s because the car has been so very good, and still is, that I wish to keep it. I will redo the armrest upholstery on the front doors because I took to them with a steam cleaner and the glue lifted and stained it. I notice a deal on Wish for the door upholstery cut to the Caddy, and might buy it (some sort of faux leather looking stuff in various colours). It would be nice to find if anyone else has purchased it already.

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Post by stainless31 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:26 am

Yes the dam armrest on my camper has gone bad after I cleaned it. The foam underneath the fabric has kind of melted into a orange sticky goop.
I tried to redo it on the weekend but realised the fabric needs to be moulded to fit properly.
I was just going to try and find a couple of second hand door cards.


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Post by stainless31 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:48 am

Do you have the link for wish Ollie?


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Post by Olliekins » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:50 am

Firstly my apologies. It wasn’t Wish, it was AliExpress. So go to aliexpress.com.

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For Volkswagen Touran Caddy 2006-2015 Microfiber Leather Door Armrest Interior Door Panel Protective Cover with Mount Fittings

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Post by seketee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:24 am

jusy joined the club got myself a 2014 lwb caddy dont know much about it but willing to learn
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Post by scatman75 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:13 pm

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Post by seketee » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:54 am

What work have you done to it? Jeep such a difference
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AUSTRALIAN MEMBERS THREAD

Post by stainless31 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:34 am

Hi everyone.
Just letting all the Aus caddsters know that I’m selling my Caddy life Camper.
Is the best car that I’ve ever owned and I’m only selling it because I bought another caddy with 4motion.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bruce/c ... pasteboard

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Post by HicksyOz » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:42 am

Hi all, just stumbled across the aussie thread!!
Still waiting for delivery of my new van, should only be a couple of weeks.
2020 TSI220 1.4l petrol Pure Grey SWB with lots of extras. (not new new shape though, definitely not a fan of the new front end!!)
Has cost a pretty penny but will be worth it.
Will post some pics and start a build thread once its arrives!
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Post by fishynos72 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:11 am

Another Melbourne member here.
Owned VWs for a while now, so I recognise a few faces/ build threads from vans I've seen at various shows.

Owned my caddy for just over a week.

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"Build" thread and video links below.


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https://youtu.be/ZaICy4EPLhw

https://youtu.be/wF66r9He6Wk


Hope to see more clean caddy's around locally. Here they definitely don't have the cult following they seem to have in the UK.
How many is too many Volkswagens?

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Post by Semster » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:01 am

Hey Guys! I’m on the Gold Coast myself with my new Edition 30 White Caddy.

Good to meet ya : )


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Post by Ryzar1 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:45 am

Hey guys does anyone know of someone that can pull off an engine swap for a caddy in Melbourne?


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Post by fishynos72 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:01 am

Ryzar1 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:45 am
Hey guys does anyone know of someone that can pull off an engine swap for a caddy in Melbourne?


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What are you swapping? Replacing a cooked engine or going for a different type of engine?
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Post by Ryzar1 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:26 am

Different type mate anything mk5


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Post by fishynos72 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:41 am

Ryzar1 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:26 am
Different type mate anything mk5


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Just a heads up:
Depends what you're swapping as to how much of the donar-car you need, keep in mind it might be cheaper to buy a smashed car for the various parts instead of just an engine from a wreakers.

Realistically if you want it done properly it's going to cost proper coin. If you want cheap there's a million shops who will "have a go", it'll just result in a less than smooth process.

That's just my experience/ recommendation. If you're serious about have it done to an OE level give Volkwerke in Doncaster a call.

They're not cheap but they'd have the most expertise on the topic
How many is too many Volkswagens?

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