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Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:48 pm

Moving my thread from Newby to build thread.

Picked up van a month or so ago off ebay. Loads of cool bits on but also lots and lots and lots of bodges.

1.6 tdi caddy maxi
2011
75k miles
Remap to 140

I can’t bare to put all the awful bits on display but here’s the van and I’ll update progress soon!

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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:53 pm

If any one has I’m currently on the hunt for the following:
Mfsw or standard caddy and slip ring
Pair or nice seats- maybe gti or some s lines
Front and rear inner arches
Standard air box
Battery box




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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Sun May 06, 2018 5:14 pm

So today we spent fitting the gti seats. Some one had fitted some type r seats. Nice seats just not to my taste. And I must say I am very please. The drivers seats needs to have the bolster on drivers side re done but these were a steal and I have the rear seats as well so have loads of spare fabric! So here’s 50% of the way through


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And here’s a ropey photo of both in.

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So tomorrow will be vaxing the seats and then finish the ply lining in the back.

For those that haven’t seen the load bay when I picked it up Image

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I’ll post up load bay when we’re done tomorrow!


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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Mon May 07, 2018 1:30 pm

So here’s my first attempt at lining the van.

Relocated all the air ride gubbings under the seats (when I say me I mean my extremely talented mate)

The van is being used for transport of my race bike so it’s no rolls Royce but a whole heap better then when it started.

Thinking the tank will be relocated under the van next year when we’ve done some more research.

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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Mon May 07, 2018 4:46 pm

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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Mon May 07, 2018 4:48 pm

Any one have experience in painting or covering the plastics I.e. the side steps and rear door bar bit thingy majob. Would like to smarten these up ASAP


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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by Caddyluv » Mon May 07, 2018 5:19 pm

Painting probably not a good idea as it will chip easy. Fabric your be constantly cleaning it. Couple guys have used UPOL trim spray paint with success, for now take it off put it in the bath and scrub. It will surprise how clean it will come up. If it’s got raised bits from scratches. Just use a gentle scotch pad.


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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:45 pm

Caddyluv wrote:Painting probably not a good idea as it will chip easy. Fabric your be constantly cleaning it. Couple guys have used UPOL trim spray paint with success, for now take it off put it in the bath and scrub. It will surprise how clean it will come up. If it’s got raised bits from scratches. Just use a gentle scotch pad.


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Thanks man, will give it a go over the next week or so and see how we get on


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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by Philt32 » Mon May 07, 2018 6:22 pm

Looking good that Josh, did you spend much time on the bodywork? Great job on the interior


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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Mon May 07, 2018 6:33 pm

Philt32 wrote:Looking good that Josh, did you spend much time on the bodywork? Great job on the interiorImageImage


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Thanks man. Nope i bought the van like it! The paint is mad in the sun! It’s good but needs some tlc. Things like the door shuts need re doing. But that’s because I’m picky and I know it’s there!

Also needs the front wings and bumper re doing as they have quick release clips on it and I hate them. So will likely be getting done over the winter. Main plain is to sort all interior and wheels this year.

Interior took a while to do but when you’ve done and it’s all wiped down it makes such a difference !




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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by Barbel330 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 pm

Looking good mate.

If you ever want to sell those wheels let me know 8)
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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:26 pm

Barbel330 wrote:Looking good mate.

If you ever want to sell those wheels let me know 8)
Well I was about to put put them up for sale! as I want to run something different and make the van . So Drop me a pm and maybe come to deal, maybe with the rotiforms Image


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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by Barbel330 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:15 am

Can't see an option to send you a pm mate, maybe you don't have enough posts?
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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by JOSHGRACE89 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:28 am

Barbel330 wrote:Can't see an option to send you a pm mate, maybe you don't have enough posts?

Just sent you a pm. If it doesn’t reach you, my numbers zero782684779seven


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Re: Josh’s maxi air ride build

Post by misterarron » Tue May 08, 2018 4:34 pm

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out bud! the clean back end is making me have seconds thoughts about my spoiler now!
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