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Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:42 pm

So I thought I would start a “build” thread, not so much a build as a tidying up thread. I bought this a few weeks ago from a local electric company, it is Ford Olympic Blue and needs a little tlc. It will be my work van for my exterior cleaning company and will also be used to ferry mountain bikes around with the occasional overnight stay when everything is back to normal. Image


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:48 pm

First job was to remove all of the vinyl sign writing, I waited for a hot day and used a plastic razor blade and some sticky stuff remover. Faintly easy but certainly made my fingers ache.
Went from this
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I will am waiting for a heavy compound to take the ghosts of the letters out. Hopefully should mop up ok


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:12 pm

Whilst this is a work van, i will be making the cabin a more comfortable place to be and adding things like cruise control as i like a weekend away up country.



Job list

1, passenger side wing mirror
2, high level brake light
3, mfsw
4, seats that don't ruin your back
5, Alloys
6, Stereo upgrade, im undecided whether to go OEM or aftermarket
7, Rear view camera
8, Learn to use vcds
9, Fix paintwork
10, Cruise Control
11, Fix ABS/EPC fault light
12, Deep clean the filthy interior!
13, Cluster from something more refined as the lack of temperature gauge is killing me.
I'm sure, having read a load of threads on this forum that this list will grow, it seems these vans are addictive but for now i will start with this.

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Sean1066 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:12 am

Hi RedLion
Looking good with out the sign writing
I think your list will grow.
At first I was just going to tidy mine up. 🤦‍♂️
But you will get satisfaction and enjoyment as you start building and you will be cursing a lot.
Lots of fun to be had
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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Rlrobinson1989 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:04 am

beats the way they remove sky van vinyl - I've found stanley blade scores all over the paint work!

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:01 pm

stanley blade really? thats madness! i kind of wish mine had been wrapped to be honest, it started life white, and the company had it repainted and then sign wrote it. outcome is i dont know how mad i can go with the mop to compound out the shadows of the paint and where there are chips it comes through bright white. Sigh.

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:03 pm

Sean1066 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:12 am
Hi RedLion
Looking good with out the sign writing
I think your list will grow.
At first I was just going to tidy mine up. 🤦‍♂️
But you will get satisfaction and enjoyment as you start building and you will be cursing a lot.
Lots of fun to be had
It has grown already since i posted last night. I just hope it isnt as much of a money pit as my land rover :lol:

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:48 pm

It most likely will be a money pit but with upgrades and mods
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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by C Chis » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:27 pm

Think of it more as an investment...


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:34 pm

I’ll let you explain that one to she who must be obeyed . . .


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:56 pm

So today I mopped the passenger side, trying to get rid of the nasty ghosts of the sign writing, I’m happy with the results so far

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Balders » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:29 pm

Good work


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:02 am

Thanks @balders, there is a long way to go! There wasn’t a long way to go and then I visited @sean1066 and saw what you can do with these vans, his is stunning. Made me very jealous.

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by the swan fiend » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:30 pm

Nice job on the paintwork mate. I’ve got an ex gas van too, you can see a little ghosting on mine, mainly the bonnet.
What did you use to remove it?

Sean’s van is indeed a thing of beauty.....not seen it in the flesh yet.


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:34 pm


Thanks, it took some time, and it’s still not quite there. It was white before the company I bought it from had it painted so I wasn’t sure how aggressive I could be with the paint but all is well so far.

I used this on a firm pad on a Halfords dual action polisherImage

It took some elbow grease and a little cursing.
Managed to attack the other side yesterday, I’ve still got the rear doors and the bonnet to pull up as well as the lowers of both sides.
Seeing Sean’s van has definitely given me some food for thought, my eBay has taken a beating since haha, pick up some gti clocks tomorrow too as the lack temp gauge is killing me.


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