Trade-spec white caddy

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Trade-spec white caddy

Post by raddy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:44 am

Just got this trade-spec white tdi caddy a few weeks ago, been great reading the build threads here so thought I'd get one up.
It's in ok nick and has bugger all kms, 80000.

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Plan to keep this little guy pretty stock. My days of sinking money in cars I behind me I reckon, but the threads here have me thinking of a few choice changes.
I share it with the missus (she may post on here using the same handle), and is only really used to cart our bikes around (mostly MTBs).

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The plan ATM is to make a sort of little 'rally' type caddy, with small-ish wheels and fat tyres, but with a little drop as well.
Are there holes under the side bumper strips? would really love to get rid of those ugly things

So the rough plans:

Get the minor dents pulled out of the body
Some flappy rally mudflaps, any suggestions?
GTi (or GTD) tartan seats, would like to retain the stock bases
Drop kit, maybe with damping adjustable coilovers, stock shocks are shocking....
Replace panels in rear with some nice birch ply and fit an LED roof-light
Wheels, undecided by leaning towards basset racing steelies (or maybe some whacky three piece) with some fatty tyres


Roof light from local hardware store, 12v flexy LED strip:
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Will be a glacial project but hopefully something happens, but I do seem to just spend all my $$$ on bikes.
Anyway, first mod was some gaffer tape on the drivers mirror to stop the awful whistling, and the second and most important was the badge update:

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Would have loved to have the letters all the same height but the preservation of total badge height is a close second in terms of pleasing results.

Cheers!
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Re: Trade-spec white caddy

Post by raddy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:23 am

Fixed image links, apparently google image addresses are no longer static ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Trade-spec white caddy

Post by raddy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:32 am

Was more expensive than planned but finally found time to fab a new roof panel.

Originally wanted to inset the led strip flush but that failed. In the end I just siliconed it onto the surface.
Wired it up to the original light which has been moved up closer to the front seats.
Ignore the extra hole, a nice sticker should fix it up.


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