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caddy mk3 frontend facelift

Post by scatman75 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:05 am

hi im sure this has been repeated a milllion times but new to me,ive a 2005 caddy and beleive i can upgrade the frontend to the newer 2011 version ,ive got a list of parts in carparts2u and want to run it past a few experienced guys in here to see if i have the correct parts selected..
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caddy mk3 frontend facelift

Post by the swan fiend » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:25 am

Hi mate. They look like the right parts you’ve selected. I’m not sure if you already know, but you’ll need to get a 2011 bonnet too as it has the cutout near the grille for the VW badge. Also, you will need both headlights.
Some people down under have also mentioned that shipping parts from Poland can be a bit cheaper too, so you may want to have a look about.
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Post by hef355 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:25 am

If you are wanting any parts from Poland matey drop my friend Ron a message, he’s a member on here under RKdesigns and a great and helpful guy. All the best with the mod buddy!


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Post by scatman75 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:45 am

thanks guys ,got all parts today for the conversion,just need to gain 17 more posts to gain full site access,is there a full how to on here for this facelift :-)

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Post by the swan fiend » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:43 am

There is a full parts list in the how to section. It’s more comprehensive, and a bigger job than I thought it would be. Unfortunately I can’t post the link as it’s against forum rules, but you’ll have access soon enough.
Didn’t see anything on how to do the job, maybe check some build threads.



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Post by brooneye » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:36 pm

Have read through kentdi140’s build thread. It may be similar or even the same as what you have planned


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Post by scatman75 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 pm

thank you guys much appreciated ...

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Post by Creation7t8 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:29 pm

On which years did they go through various facelifts?

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Post by the swan fiend » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:44 pm

The 2k caddy was facelifted in 2011 and 2015. The 2015 facelift also got a totally new dashboard too.


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Post by hef355 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:02 pm

First facelifts appeared as a 60 plate in 2010 actually Swan as mines a 60 plate and the first of the facelifts buddy! Heres the old girl when i bought her a couple of years ago as a one owner, 26k fsh little 1.6 tdi haha ... bless herImageImage


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Post by the swan fiend » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:11 pm

I stand corrected Hef. how she’s changed! Looks (and goes, I’m sure) a lot better these days


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Post by hef355 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:17 pm

Yes, quite a bit Swan mate, wasn’t the prettiest when I began was she matey haha!


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Post by the swan fiend » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:34 am

They never are mate. It’s the colour that makes it. Pure grey is one of my favourites


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Post by Scotty2hotty » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 pm

I would be careful reading too many of the build threads, there’s some great builds and ideas which may (probably will) help you spend a lot more money 😂.

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