Let the build begin

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C Chis
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:31 pm

If you mean the one at the bottom that needs to by closed and snapped shut, then no. The whole install was quick and straight forward to do. The longest part was shaving I the edges of the handle cut to enable me to slide the handle on and have it click into place.


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C Chis
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Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:44 pm

Today’s lockdown tasks were...

Remove existing slide rail, install new one with clips and fit the cover, what a difference it makes to the side of the van!

Before...
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After...
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Followed by a little bit of detailing on the drivers side - washed, clay bar’d and polished (sun vanished just as I got my phone out)

First time with the clay, amazing, thought I’d washed and removed the tar spots before starting, couldn’t have been more wrong!

Any recommendations for a good tar remover?

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Still need to detail the trims and the rest of the van, however it’s all about pacing at the moment!


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Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Drumsmasher » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:33 pm

Nice job. Very similar to what I hope to do....eventually at least!

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:18 pm


Cheers!

Feels like I’m on the finish straight, however...

Mods still to do :-

1. Finish off the cutting and polishing
2. Fab and install magnetic retainers for my bike holders
3. Confirm if new reversing camera’s work with head unit and fit (either beside the rear door handle or more covert into the rear VW badge)
4. Run water line from wash tank to rear and fit flush fitting QR for my power washer
5. Limo tint for the rear windows to get rid of the grey look
6. Remap
7. Build and fit storage in the back for my bike gear and tools
8. Carpet the sides
9. New front seats
10. Rear wiper delete including my first foray into VCDS
11. Trial fitting of a VW flip emblem reversing camera into a spare barn door(long term project!)
12. Buy a newer Caddy and start again

And all because I just wanted an old, bog standard van to chuck my bike in to go MTB’ing

Mod’ing your Caddy gets addictive, very quickly!


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Drumsmasher » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:38 pm

Ha ha those last few lines could have been written by me.....and no doubt lots of others. My Mrs wanted a new car and to cut a long story and much begging, she had my car and I had the van. Essentially just to carry my bikes and drums about. Then I came on here and realised that you pretty much have to spend a fortune on doing it up.....but it’s got to be done!

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:15 pm


Ha, totally agree... the credit card bill arrived this morning... I got to it last... need I say any more Image

My missus just said, “wouldn’t have been cheaper to buy a newer one” and I said, soon, real soon... I took her comment as the green light to buy another one once I’ve completed number 11 Image

Got the first layer of top coat laid down on the rear wiper delete plug today. Got carried away and jumped to number 10 ImageImageImage

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Drumsmasher » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:56 pm


Ha ha....
We are at it aren’t we! Keeps you alive! It’s like a game, to do as much as possible without the Mrs finding out
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Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:19 pm

Rear wiper delete now almost complete

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Discovered some rust under the old wiper cover, a quick dab with touch up paint will have to suffice for the moment, might respect the doors in a month or so...

Started fitting my reversing camera too, what a pain that turned out to be... nicked the cable and ruined the camera, not a happy chappy just now!!!!

Ran the video cable from the back to the front ready for when I can get a replacement ordered up, no pictures because I was still fuming at myself for knackering the cable into the camera! I had calmed down by the time I’d run the cable to the head unit, 4 hours later Image

I’ll take some pictures when I complete the camera install


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