Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

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Joshuaaitken
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Re: Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

Post by Joshuaaitken » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:09 am

YBRoss wrote:Following for updates on the trailer build. 8) :lol:

Only thing you'll need to be careful with is nose weight as a lot are nose heavy.
I’ll keep that in mind when building the A frame or draw bar. I’ll keep the front as light as possible and depending how difficult the 1.6tdi finds towing it I might even add a little weight to the back. So much space now the fuel tank is gone!


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Joshuaaitken
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Re: Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

Post by Joshuaaitken » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:43 am

Had a bit of a nightmare in London this week. I hit a huge pothole on Monday morning and I’ve managed to put a decent buckle in both of the N/S wheels. Found out when I drove the van home yesterday morning and went over 40mph.

The 20’s are toast. So, I’ve found some 9j 19” speed lines with the 1” lip and I should be picking them up this afternoon.

They are supposed to have 255/35/19 tyres but I’ve just ordered 225/35/19’s for them. Should look as good, needed 2 front tyres anyway and I can use the 2x good wheels and tyres on the trailer project.


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Re: Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

Post by Joshuaaitken » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:08 am

Got some new tyres mounted into the 19’s and fitted the wheels. Here are a few pictures with fitment. I also rolled my arches, paint is ruined but I need to tidy some paint on the van so I’m not too bothered.

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This one is a 19” on the back and a 20” on the front. Still getting used to how small they look!

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One from work yesterday, little bit of poke on the rear.

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Another from work, thought it was cool. 4x Class 710’s. The one on the left of the fence isn’t sold yet. It was out for 8 car, 2x 4 car units for coupled testing.

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On Friday I am going up to the units to chop the SWB caddy in half and fit the 18z’s!


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Re: Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

Post by jdsingleton » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:39 pm

Looks like good progress can’t wait to see what the trailers going to look like

Joshuaaitken
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Re: Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

Post by Joshuaaitken » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:47 am

Spent another few hours at my units yesterday. Here is the result.

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We over it the front so I can figure out where I want to fix a bulkhead. Now I’ve got the task of making the drawbar.


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