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Few pictures from tonight. Trying to fix a crack on the bumper. Still some work to do before primer



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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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Bumpers nearly there. High build primer done. Will wet and dry tonight and maybe get some paint on it too.

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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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Looks ace! What paint/primer are you using?

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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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Dan21 wrote:Looks ace! What paint/primer are you using?

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Used a 2K high build primer. Unfortunately when fitting this bumper to the van the crack I repaired showed again and cracked.

Was warned about cracks and the location of the crack was in a bad place. Unfortunately this bumper is now scrap so on the lookout for another.


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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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I LOVE BARGAINS.

New bumper sourced and bought. No cracks this time round just some scratches that the new paint job will cover.

Picked it up for £15 complete.

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dalebolan wrote:I LOVE BARGAINS.

New bumper sourced and bought. No cracks this time round just some scratches that the new paint job will cover.

Picked it up for £15 complete.

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£15!!?? That's a proper bargain that is! Lucky git! Haha

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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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Went to work last night sanding down my door to remove rust and fix bad paintwork.

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After (still need wax and polish)

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Will take more photos tomorrow when complete.


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Jealous of your bodywork skills! I need to colour code the trims and mirrors on mine and track down a touran front bumper. Are they a straight swap?
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PRMG wrote:Jealous of your bodywork skills! I need to colour code the trims and mirrors on mine and track down a touran front bumper. Are they a straight swap?
Thanks. It's all stuff just picked up along the way and mainly from YouTube.

Yes Touran bumpers are a straight swap. Hold off and get one for a good price rather than something overpriced. I got mine for £15 going to leave it in for paint at the end of the month.




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Do you use aerosols for paint and laquer or have you got a proper paint gun?
I'm in no rush as I don't get my licence back until June next year!
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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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Little updates on the van only been working loads recently. Won a little competition on Facebook and got these sweet pedals.

Never win anything too so it's a nice change.

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Van needs a good clean its stinking from work recently.


PRMG wrote:Do you use aerosols for paint and laquer or have you got a proper paint gun?
I'm in no rush as I don't get my licence back until June next year!
Door was painted out of a van just yes. Don't own a spray gun.



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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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Had a terrible week with this van. And so much expense.

Took it to MOT and it failed on CV Boot, lower suspension ball joint and rotten passenger sill.

So basically the rot is so bad on my passenger sill my mechanic found it really hard to find solid metal to weld too. Eventually after getting it all sorted and primer on. I was driving up the lane home and then crunch.

Van wouldn't move back or forward. Crunching noise when trying to go into gear. Recovered back to garage and turns out I snapped the driveshaft clean in half.

Been an expensive week but thing needs fixed.

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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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really enjoying your build,
got the same caddy, but with windows all round and back seat
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Looking good
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Re: Caddy Budget Build

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I didn’t know these were known for their rot.

I didn’t buy another connect due to the tin worm issues...


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