Let the build begin

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C Chis
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Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Sat May 23, 2020 6:15 pm

So, as it’s been chucking it down outside this weekend I thought I’d spend some time in the back of the van...

Removed the old plywood panels

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Lined the roof panel and fitted a set of LED’s and a switch to switch them between door control and off
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Tried to keep the wiring on the back of the lining tidy and secure...

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Lined the sides and the plywood panel, brought the silver down so far and then brought the anthracite up to meet it, hopefully will look okay after a few MTB trips. The gap above the side door has also been bridged, see below Image

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Refitted the Powerfly bike clamp and changed the retaining cord, will replace with a lovely dark grey one when I get a chance.

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Sprayed the old grey bulkhead satin black to keep the theme going

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And as there was no beer in the house, I kept fuelled with..

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Still have to finish off the RHS, that’s a job for a dry day

So, what’s left on my list....

2. Headlight tweaks
3. Remap
5. New front seats
6. Trial fitting of a VW flip emblem reversing camera into a spare barn door(long term project!)
7. Retro retrims for the A pillars - now changed to hydro dipping Image
9. Dukes of Hazard air horns (so ‘70’s)
10. Electric window upgrade
11. Flat bottomed steering wheel, unsure yet which one
14. Centre console
15. Touran dash
16. Touran instrument cluster
17. Touran front bumper
18. Dye the cab headlining
19. Lowering kit
20. Engine cover
21. Passat interior light

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Only 4 new mods added to my list since the last update ImageImageImage

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Sun May 24, 2020 7:15 pm

Pretty much finished the rear of my van, ready for some MTB adventures, great or small

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by the swan fiend » Wed May 27, 2020 8:59 am

That’s a nice job mate. I like the MTB clamps.
I’ve just been using the holes in the side of the van and bungee cording my bike in. Yours looks much more professional.


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Wed May 27, 2020 10:31 am

Cheers Pete, getting quite excited to actually be able to start getting out from Friday morning (locally to start with) once lockdown restrictions are eased a little up here!

Van’s ready, I on the other hand... 8kgs of lockdown weight seems to have appeared overnight


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Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 pm

Hi [mention]Papa Bear [/mention] removed the rear door panel and had a look at the wiring for the reversing camera, there are 2 additional wires, cut one to remove the lines and cut the other to change the camera from a reversing one to a front viewing one

Sorry, can’t remember which wire does what and I’ve binned the instruction sheet.

They are the white and the turquoise wires. Can’t remember seeing them in the advert, however this is what they supplied

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Papa Bear » Thu May 28, 2020 6:19 pm

You are a star, thank you. Will order one and see what comes. Thanks
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Re: Let the build begin

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:50 pm

Today was another good day ImageImage

Local scrapyard opened up for the first time in 10 weeks, went looking for a Touran centre console, none to be had, the 2 Touran’s that they had had been miraculously stripped bare during lockdown, however, all was not lost....

Mrs C said, these look like nice seats, why not get these...

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2, as new half leather Audi Sline seats, heated - now I’ll have to hunt down the switches and wiring to make the heaters work Image
Will install them once I’ve gave them a clean.

And I picked up an old style 8 button leather MFSW and airbag too, needs a wee clean, but really quite nice. Now I’ll need to go back for the high line module as in my excitement I forgot to remove it, doh!!!
Wasn’t planning on the MFSW, however you can’t pass up a bargain now can you!

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And I picked up an Octavia interior light, need to check the LED colour and change if required.

Oh, and a as rare as hen’s teeth engine cover for my BLS engine, and after a wee clean...

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Tomorrow’s another day and another rummage round at the scrappy’s, awesome!


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:22 pm

Wow, great haul
A pretty penny’s worth
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Tom-8-0 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:05 pm

Wasn’t Upullit Inverkeithing by anychance was it @C Chis? The 1.6tdi Caddy that they have mysteriously lost its whole front end during lockdown also .


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Rhysjos » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:09 pm

Great Thread!! Really enjoyed reading this! I am currently about to order stretch carpet, stripped the whole inside today and got some new ply arriving, just done the rear seat conversion from the touran aswell, like you said the list gets bigger and bigger!! 😀😀

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:03 pm

[mention]Tom-8-0 [/mention] yeah it was, I had a wee look at the caddy too, pretty much stripped bare!

However, there are another few caddy’s sitting in the compound at the back waiting to come through once there is space form them. The place was packed full of cars, the fullest I’ve ever seen it.


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:05 pm

[mention]Papa Bear [/mention] I only went through for the centre console

Got the lot including some parts off a Renault Traffic fro a mate for under £100, sorted!


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:10 pm

[mention]Rhysjos [/mention] cheers! Yeah, I bought this van with the intention of doing absolutely nothing to it apart from kitting out the back for MTB coaching and riding, then I found this forum....

I’m going to update my wish list after I’ve fitted the seats, steering wheel, W8 light, electric windows, Touran bumper, fog lights and external cubby hole IPhone connection.


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:15 pm

Today was a good day...

Removed these old things

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Fitted these really nice things...

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And removed, changed the midline module to a highline one and coded in the wheel Image

Skoda courtesy light to dip and fit, LED’s tested and they are red!
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So, how’s my never ending list of mods coming along...

2. Headlight tweaks - new headlights are here, parts on order
3. Remap - post lockdown
5. New front seats - complete
6. Trial fitting of a VW flip emblem reversing camera into a spare barn door(long term project!)
7. Retro retrims for the A pillars - now changed to hydro dipping Image
9. Dukes of Hazard air horns (so ‘70’s)
10. Electric window upgrade - waiting on wiring loom from Tommyzoom
11. Flat bottomed steering wheel, unsure yet which one - complete, MF leather one, not flat bottom
14. Centre console
15. Touran dash
16. Touran instrument cluster
17. Touran front bumper - got it, waiting on being painted
18. Dye the cab headlining
19. Lowering kit
20. Engine cover - complete
21. Passat interior light - LED’s are red, woohoo!!! Just need to hydrodip it before fitting

N+1. Buy a newer Caddy and start again ImageImageImage

Only 4 new mods added to my list since the last update ImageImage[emoji23


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