Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

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Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by Hello » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:56 pm

Hi has anyone got a solution to cover the open storage compartment on the top of a mk4 caddy dash. Would love to smooth it over ! Thanks in advance for any ideas

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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by Scoobysrt » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:54 am

Im working on making a hinged lid but an injury has currently stopped development.
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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by Hello » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:24 pm

Hi scoobysrt, glad you might come up with a solution and I will keep an eye out for it ! Hope you get better soon cheers ian

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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by petrev » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:03 pm

Hope you get better soon, from a Starlight Blue ...

Cover would be good too.

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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by Scoobysrt » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:14 pm

The best colour lol
Cheers guys.
The idea is to have a lid that retro fits onto the existing tray.
Waiting for some plastic samples atm, the stuff I've got is reasonably accurate on the mottling but the wrong colour.
The alternative is to have them in a contrasting colour or even a smooth finish.
I want mine to match the existing dash.
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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by rush roo » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:53 pm

I’ve actually bought the lhd oem lid as they only made lhd not rhd so I’ve cut the clips about on it and it now fits nice I’m next gonna heat up the top to mould to the shape of the dash as it’s a few mil out


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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by petrev » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:36 pm

I couldn't quite get a LHD box to fit down in neatly even after modding lots of clippy bits !!

Also you lose the 12V socket :(

Nice retro-fit lid may be just the ticket ...
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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by rush roo » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:43 pm

I don’t have a socket there I have it down lower next to the cigarette lighter I will get a pic later of it seated and hope I can get it moulded tonight too


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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by broadmoor » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:01 pm

Hinged lid for me, easy enough to make.
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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by Sag1 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:07 pm

Hi @rushroo - Any tips on getting the clips cut to make the LHD unit fit?
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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by rush roo » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:19 pm

When I get a chance I will get some pics over, all the side clips go and there’s some trimming on the front right of the compartment to fit then needs shimming around


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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by rush roo » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:22 pm

broadmoor wrote:Hinged lid for me, easy enough to make.
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This looks really good actually


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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by Sag1 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:24 pm

Brilliant mate thank you. Would be good if a few of us could get it to work and possibly come up with a tutorial/guide for members wanting to attempt it in the future (if we can get it to work!)
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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by Marin97 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:48 am

there is oem lod i think thats spring loaded and opens on button. this is oem i think:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Caddy-storage- ... B079CSJ3FD

https://fznparts.nl/product/vw-caddy-2k ... k5857922b/

so in my opinion best would be if you could find car scrap and one from caddy. i have open container and 12v plug

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Re: Mk4 Dash top compartment cover ideas

Post by Scoobysrt » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:59 am

Marin97 wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:48 am
there is oem lod i think thats spring loaded and opens on button. this is oem i think:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Caddy-storage- ... B079CSJ3FD

https://fznparts.nl/product/vw-caddy-2k ... k5857922b/

so in my opinion best would be if you could find car scrap and one from caddy. i have open container and 12v plug

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That looks like it will be the LHD one unfortunatley.
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