Cornish Caddy build thread

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:07 am

I thought it was an ex BG van. Crazy that the previous owner spent money painting a van that colour when there’s loads of ex gas vans out there.

I’ll have to give my bonnet another going over......I need to man up and be a bit braver with the cutting compound I think!


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Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:58 pm

It’s a little lighter in colour that the BG ones, I quite like it bow it’s got a shine. Plenty of stone chips to fix etc. The alloys make a huge difference to the look and the drive imo, I’m going to get some side rail covers and get rip of the stupid pipe carrier on the roof, and try to find some touran roof rails.

Picked this gti cluster up today for a tenner, so I’m gonna give them a clean and do some reading about what I need to do to get them in and working :) hopefully it’s the right part hahaha

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:07 pm

Just picked this lot up from a breaker a few miles away. Not bad for £60 :)

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Sean1066 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:11 pm

Very nice indeed there buddy
Did you get your abs sorted out?
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Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:20 pm

Not quite, doc has got me on the right lines I think, waiting for amazon to deliver the tool for taking pins out of a connector then just need to get it coded in. But now I’ve got a cluster from a gti and cruise control stalks to match I might try to make it a one hit job. Are you down in gods country this week? The sun is shining on us for sure!


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Sean1066 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:25 pm

No I was only down at the weekend for me 25th Anniversary went to Padstow.
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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:27 pm

Beautiful! I took my mum along the camel trail to padstow for the first time on Saturday. Lovely!
Happy anniversary!


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:40 pm

Ebay taking a beating? Know that feeling!
Did you find someone to help with your clocks? I believe it’s a pain to swap them.
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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:43 pm

Given that I just went to swap a light fixture over i fee like most things are going to be a pain with this thing haha. I haven’t looked really as yet, I’m kind of stockpiling parts to have a good go at in a week or so. We shall see, after seeing Sean’s van my auto headlight switch arrives in the next couple of days and I’m on the lookout for some half leather half Alcantara seats of the Audi variety. Ffs. So much for being just a work horse . . .


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:48 pm

I believe to change the instruments you need to recode the immobiliser which involves some wizardry software and VCDS
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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:50 pm

sigh. i wasnt expecting it to be easy haha but thats no fun at all, looks like ill be buying VCDS then :p

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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:55 pm

VCDS is fantastic and will do your cruise and lots more but I believe you need something more for instruments
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Post by RedLion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:57 pm

Sounds to me like a job worth paying for!


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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:12 pm

That’s my impression
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Re: Cornish Caddy build thread

Post by RedLion » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:44 pm

So noticed yesterday a cracked mount on the passenger side headlamp. Cue replacement, and all the bulbs worked too!

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Then gave the touran carpets I picked up yesterday a good scrub
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Then I test fitted the passenger touran base I’m going to look at some half leather a4 seats later so I want to check the fitment etc. I know they’ll fit but just for my peace of mind.

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I thought whilst I had the standard seats out I’d give them a go with the baby pressure washer

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