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Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:48 pm

Bought my caddy, a 2010 1.9TDI van a couple of weeks ago, good honest, well used “builders” van with a few small issues, namely...

Passenger sun visor broken
Front lights - both sets of clips burst
Front number plate badly cracked (bump by previous owner on a frosty morning) - now replaced
Bulkhead missing
Plywood panelling rattling
Drivers door hinge broken
Sliding door not opening
A few small dings and scrapes and a bash on the front wing
Spare wheel carrier seized
And I don’t think the cab had seen a cloth in 10 years Image

So...
Sun visor sorted with a wee clip
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Carrier freed off and well lubed with copper grease(no photo’s)

Bulkhead refitted and carpeted, 4way stretch carpet is amazing!
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The other half is now also complete
I’ve also done the top of the rear of the bulkhead leaving the bottom uncovered as I’m using my Caddy for daily use and carrying my bikes out of sight. Much easier to wipe down the plastic than trying to clean the carpet.
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Fitted a nice bike holder to keep my bike nice and secure when driving, other side do do once the other bracket arrives.
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And a 25 litre container for washing the bike after a ride ( using a worx battery powered washer) and carpeted the rear door panels too.
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2 new metal window covers next
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Still to do...
Carpet to replace with profiled rubber
Auto headlight switch to install
New radio (RCD 360) to install
Fire extinguisher and first aid kit
New wheels and tyres
Sliding door cover
Arm rest
Headlight brackets
Pull out the dent on the front wing
Sound deadening and a little insulation to install in the back
Roller shutter cupboards for storage
And the list goes on, and on, and on.....

Not trying to create show van, just make it look and feel comfortable and reasonably secure to stop folks pinching my bikes when I’m out and about.


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by the swan fiend » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:13 pm

Hi mate. Some nice mods coming along here. Have you noticed any difference in the cab after carpeting the bulkhead?


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Post by C Chis » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:53 pm

Hi, yeah, quite a bit quieter now I’ve carpeted both sides, however I’m comparing the noise level to when it was an open van, cab also heats up far quicker now that’s it’s about 1/3 of the size.

You can hold a normal conversation at 70(ish) without shouting Image and its beginning to sound more like a quiet car.

Planning to stick some of the DODO sound deadening and sound proofing on the cab roof and footwell bulkhead in a week or so, so it should get even quieter.

Started on the rear passenger side with the sound deadening
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And sound proofing(deadening mat underneath the soundproofing foam)
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Rained off this evening, plan to finish this tomorrow.


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Late-duber » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:57 pm

That's it now, once you start modding caddy's there's no going back 🤣😅😂👍

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Post by C Chis » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:06 pm

Yeah, it’s only been 2 weeks, addicted already


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Notbob » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:46 am

Yeahbive juat done the rear seat conversion on mine and I’m now sound deadening using dodo pads and cell foam sheets.. sounds like a different van.. keep it up fella

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Post by C Chis » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:07 pm

Cheers!

Finished off the passenger side rear, DODO sound deadening and closed cell insulation followed by a 50mm (ish) layer of insulation made from recycled plastic bottles.
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Some insulation over the wheel arch
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And finally, the second bike holder installed
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Going to leave the sides uncovered for a few weeks until I’ve used the bike holders for a bit in case I need to tweak the layout.

Oh, and a quick lighting upgrade... LED festoon bulbs Image
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by mrhutch » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:31 am

Looks brilliant so far chap. Did you need to code the LED lights for the interior?
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Post by C Chis » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:44 am

Hi, no, they were a straight replacement, under a tenner for the pair from Halfords


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Post by Minimalglitch » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:02 am

Easy enough to fit the bike holder, the one there is the kind I wouldn't mind myself.

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Post by C Chis » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:08 pm

Hi, [mention]Minimalglitch [/mention]very easy, a little modification to the bar and 4 bolts, big washers and lock nuts.

You could fit it straight out of the box, however I removed about 100mm from the bar and turned it 90 degrees so that it would fold up out the way when not required and to give me more room between the bikes down the middle of the van
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Pieparker » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:40 pm

Not to steer away but how's the Worx washer?!

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Post by C Chis » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm

Hi [mention]Pieparker [/mention] the Worx Hydroshot washer is by far the best portable washer I’ve used! I’ve done the mobi thing, the pump/pressurise it old Skool thing, the bucket/plug in the lighter socket thing and the aqua2go thing, all pretty rubbish.

With the 20 litre water container I can clean 2-3 bikes easily.


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Post by Pieparker » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:08 pm

C Chis wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Hi [mention]Pieparker [/mention] the Worx Hydroshot washer is by far the best portable washer I’ve used! I’ve done the mobi thing, the pump/pressurise it old Skool thing, the bucket/plug in the lighter socket thing and the aqua2go thing, all pretty rubbish.

With the 20 litre water container I can clean 2-3 bikes easily.


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I've got a £100 John Lewis voucher and I'm in need of some sort of washer but JL's range isn't all that... I might give the Amazon standard hose washer a go... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TVBYDV2. I can't be arsed with the faff but a portable one did appeal to me... not a necessity though.

I can use the voucher on birthday presents I suppose...

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:41 pm

Okay, so new textured rubber floor went in today, glued down and sealed along the sides. I managed to tuck the rear under the door sill keeping it nice and neat
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