Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

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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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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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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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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

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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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Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

Post by Joshuaaitken » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:24 pm

Managed to get a few bits done this weekend. Started by test fitting the 18z’s.
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Turns out I need disc cantering rings so they’ve been ordered.
Today I managed to fit the life mirrors. Ignore the caps, they’re travelinlite ones and don’t fit so I’m going to order genuine.
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Also fitted the sweeping indicators. Had to chop the wing up.
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And finally I fitted one sliding door panel and removed the psi stickers.
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Did the floor in foil insulation.
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I’ve been speaking with gtikris again and all going well I’ll be picking up a mk7.5 gti front bumper next Friday then she’ll be in for colour coding the week after.


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Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

Post by Joshuaaitken » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:25 pm

Today I took a trip to TPS and ordered a barn door release handle and associated and some genuine mirror caps. I also ordered some oil and a filter because I’ve done 6k since November.

Anyway, today I did a little more. Long story short I’ve routed almost all of the wiring from the load area into the cabin and done the other sliding door and some more insulation.

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Got wiring sorted for 2x accessories, usb charger, lighting, speakers, tow bar (just a wire for N/S indicator along over the roof) and 12v ignition switched feed for the tow bar wiring harness thing for can cars.
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Remover the rear barn door panel in preparation for the reverse camera wiring and release handle. I’ll also foil bubble wrap this time as I didn’t last time.
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Finally I’ve marked up where I want the speakers to go.


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Post by Joshuaaitken » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:03 pm

Another little bit done today before work.

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Routing the rear camera wires through the door loom wasn’t fun.
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The rear handle needs a little work, the trim doesn’t stay on so I’ve got to make the cutout a little linger when the panel is off to fit the camera.


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Post by Joshuaaitken » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:21 pm

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Post by chris577612 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:42 pm

Great looking van

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Post by Stedlocks » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:30 pm

Really nice and understated.... it sits pretty much spot on👌

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Post by Joshuaaitken » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:38 am

Thanks guys! I am tempted to put the rear to the lowest setting but that’ll mean no weight in the back. We’ll see.

A little more done today.

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Blue GTE tartan gear gaitor. I’ve also ordered 2 cushions in the same fabric for when the back is completed.

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I actually made a start carpeting the van itself. I was worried I’d mess it up but it’s actually very forgiving. Should look half decent when the roof is in! I should only have 2 join, in the top of the rear bodywork where it’s cut in the 2nd picture.

I’ve persuaded myself that I need a leisure battery tonight so, I’ve ordered a split charge kit and a 100Ah battery. Nothing major but it’ll do what I want (lights for a trip to worthersee this year). I ordered the supporting fuse board and battery cut off so I can safeguard my main battery.


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Post by Joshuaaitken » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:04 pm

Picked this up last week.
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Mk7.5 gti front bumper from gtikris.

I should have some goodies waiting for me when I get home....
- Detachable towbar
- Mk4 rear bumper
- Genuine mirror caps
- Leisure battery setup inc all the goodies, associated parts and hardware.
- Ratchet arm rest
- new 2 switch Touran door grab (old one ok but has a few marks)

I’ve also decided to wrap the van myself. Might not be a good idea but we’ll see! Roll on Worthersee!


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Post by Joshuaaitken » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:06 pm

Oh and the van is booked in on Tuesday for cruise control, trip via the Mk6 mfsw and a Bentley style key. I’ll also get the rear lights coded at the same time so the rear looks just like a mk4.


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Ex British Gas Caddy Maxi plus 1/2.

Post by Joshuaaitken » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:23 pm

I did order wrap but I’m sending it back, don’t have the time to do it. Going to just get it painted and use my A6 for a week.

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