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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:03 am

So with it now at work I can get it finish off so next was the prop shaft Image the standed rs3 one was too short so I've had to measure up how long I need it extended also needed to make a braket for the centre bearing.i found that the propshaft was running little too close for me to the tunnel at the rear so made up some spices and had them all sent off for powder coating once done regarding the propshaft needed extending 33 cm sent it off and afew weeks later got it back retubed to the right size so got it bolted up it's now officially 4-wheel driveImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by the swan fiend » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:11 am

Nice work James.


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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:12 am

So alot of my front end bits have started turning up when I did a quick check I found I could adjust the front camber enough so only option was adjustable top mounts had to modify my turret tops just for easier access but turned out good had to get some shims made for the top mounts to fit in the the coilover tops also got some superpro lower ball joints and I just double drop links all on now read for setting up once my rear coil overs turn up ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:16 am

So with lock down been doing bits and Bob's to the van got rid of the rear wiper and smoothed it out next is the vw badge the list is getting smaller ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by B3NNB » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:20 am

james400 wrote:Yes mate abit just to soften it Upton get them in

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How comes you made lower arms as opposed to using standards?


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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:27 am

B3NNB wrote: Wicked thanks mate.
Serious build! Hats off to you!

How comes you made lower arms as opposed to using standards?


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Thanks mate so dont no if I put it in but I didnt go down the custom arm root in the end as they just kept bending so whent back to the drawing board and did some measurements and found mk 7 golf rear arms fitted this is because I am running combined spring and damper where the standard would just be separate spring and damper so relocated mine to the lower arm and have had Gaz coilovers build me a set for the van still waiting for them to turn up though but I'll post up some photos of the lower Arms nowImageImage

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by Lister79 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:06 pm

Nice update mate, some quality work there.


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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:28 pm

Thanks mate it's getting there now

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:30 pm

So other door is nearly ready for some paint typical J well is closedImageImageImage

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Post by Tony_2kcaddy » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:25 pm

I love this build and some very good work. It’s giving me some very expensive ideas though.


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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by Ultrakurz » Fri May 01, 2020 1:44 pm

Amazing built !

One question : Could it be an option to use a T4 4-motion rear axle ( the subframe, springs, arms and so on) for such a modification ? the T4 has a minbklock suspension at the rear, so you have not to modify the interieur. The dampers are also short ones. Is that or could that also a possible option for a 4wd-built ?

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:44 pm

Ultrakurz wrote:Amazing built !

One question : Could it be an option to use a T4 4-motion rear axle ( the subframe, springs, arms and so on) for such a modification ? the T4 has a minbklock suspension at the rear, so you have not to modify the interieur. The dampers are also short ones. Is that or could that also a possible option for a 4wd-built ?

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Hi mate the t4 is much wider so no. the only reason I have suspension turrets is that I have modified the suspension so I have a spring and damper set up all in one but that was my choice it can be done the other way Plus I think I'm going to running a roll cage too so works out better for me with that

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:47 pm

So other door is now done also 3d printer a blanking plug for the rear door tim and painter the trim too ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Mon May 04, 2020 1:05 pm

Got the doors back on now just gota fit the new trim on rear but now I need to get a spoiler to finish it off ImageImage

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Re: Caddy 4 wheel drive build

Post by james400 » Wed May 06, 2020 7:28 pm

Been doing afew more bits to the van made and fitted some suspension turret top supports and fitted some subframe alignment washers ready to set up the tracking and started on making some inner wheel arch liners for the rear ImageImageImage

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