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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Mon May 04, 2020 1:25 pm

All sorted. If £39 is the price of my ineptitude then I can live with that and go away satisfied I’ve learned a lesson.


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Papa Bear » Mon May 04, 2020 2:18 pm

Sorry the eezibleed didn’t work. Maybe a pipe clamp or leaving calliper attached would be best next time
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Post by the swan fiend » Mon May 04, 2020 2:46 pm

Don’t worry mate, I’m glad you gave me the idea. It would have worked absolutely fine if I’d have not been an idiot and connected it to a tyre that was inflated beyond 20psi.
The instructions clearly state not to do this! Absolutely no ones fault but mine fella


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Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Tue May 05, 2020 2:38 pm

Ordered some new tyres today, Dunlop Sprtmaxx RT2. I’m currently running 225/50/17s but I’ve ordered 225/45/17s as this takes the circumference nearer to that of the original 15” wheel and tyre. They’re getting fitted on Thursday.

I’ve also decided I want to lower the van a little more.....I’m on the STX kit at the moment on the lowest setting. I think I will be able to swap back to the original hangars, or maybe use the extra hole shown in the pic. Either way I’ll need axle relocation plates. I have some that I made (incase I originally needed them when I first had it lowered) but I’m not sure if they’re the right type for my van as is a 2011 which I believe is the borderline year.
I attempted to start this on my driveway today, but if I’m honest, I couldn’t be bothered rolling around underneath it for hours when I can get my garage to do it for me for (hopefully) little cost.

Here’s the plates I made a while back.
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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Thu May 07, 2020 3:08 pm

Today was new tyres day. All sorted though a couple of chips on my freshly painted calipers that I’m not happy about. I have some more paint I can use though, so it’s not the end of the world.
I also got a new battery as the old one was knackered.


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by BradleyB » Mon May 11, 2020 11:18 pm

Lots of love going into the van
The mrs must be fuming


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Post by the swan fiend » Mon May 11, 2020 11:27 pm

Cheers mate, and to think I originally bought it as a cheap vehicle I would have to spend time worrying about!
The missus is cool with it actually. She said the other day it needs to be lowered more


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Post by mark1a » Mon May 11, 2020 11:37 pm

Lowered more? You’ve got a keeper there...
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Post by the swan fiend » Tue May 12, 2020 9:10 am

Definitely mate


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by Barbel330 » Tue May 12, 2020 10:18 am

What she’s basically saying there is that she wants you to get air suspension :D
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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by hef355 » Tue May 12, 2020 11:51 am

Where was Michelle when I was looking for a wife Pete??!!! ... “lowered more” ... some things in life are so unfair


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Post by the swan fiend » Tue May 12, 2020 12:24 pm

@Stu, that’s a great plan. I’m going to do that......if it turns out I’m mistaken, you better be careful at the next Hef fest as I’ll tell her it was your idea!

@Hef, yeah she’s a diamond mate. She knew I’d start modding the van before I did
Top work on the 4WD conversion too mate


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by hef355 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:41 pm

Cheers Pete mate! .... yep my wife is my life too Pete buddy and a pure diamond ... second ONLY to my Caddy ... only joking of course


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by the swan fiend » Tue May 12, 2020 12:45 pm

Haha, my silence can be bought, but I must warn you I’m not cheap


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Re: Swan’s caddy build

Post by hef355 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:58 pm

What would we do without you and Pat entertaining us on this forum Pete respect mate


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