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Marts Caddy

Post by Martdacaddy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:51 pm

Hi peeps thought I’d start a build thread as been playing about with the caddy I brought last week.

These are the photos the seller took

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Mechanical the van is sound but bodywork up close isn’t great so I started to see how much of the scratches etc I could get out with g3 and a polisher
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Managed to get a lot of the scratches out of the van but the front wings are quite bad and dented so went on eBay to hunt for a pair of wings

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These seem great value so ordered them up!

Next parts to order are wing mirror trims as mine are missing
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Post by Martdacaddy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:54 pm

Does anyone know why the photos ain’t showing.

I’m using google photos to create a link for each photo for example:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/889UfvecCDKbw3d67

Then putting Image and the link in the middle of that.

Am I doing something wrong?

Cheers

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Re: Marts Caddy

Post by Ripley55 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:07 pm

Not seeing anything ? I’m using Tapatalk 😆and that’s been fine for uploads
Chestnut Brown Caddy Maxi Life , 19" ZEUS Alloys 8.5J, 235/35/19's, Lowered on Coil overs, Gloss Black Grilles, Carbon Fibre Rear Bumper Protector, Colour Coded Side Rail covers, Colour Coded Door Mouldings and Duck tail Tailgate Roof Spoiler, Colour Cluster, Heko Wind deflectors, W8 Light, Satin Black Roof Bars, Limo tints R Line Badges

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Post by gazza31112 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:09 pm

Same

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Post by Martdacaddy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:12 pm

Ok guys I’ll download that app instead cheers!

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Post by gazza31112 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:14 pm

I also have to compress all my photos I take from my phone i upload using a app called lit photo, not sure if thats the same as others? Never thought to ask tbh?

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Post by tonyhill » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:39 pm

Pics are showing bud 😊👍

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Post by gazza31112 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:43 pm

Yea seen em, just me then

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Re: Marts Caddy

Post by Papa Bear » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:47 pm

They weren’t showing but are now
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
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Post by Martdacaddy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:53 pm

That’s done it guys cheers

The next thing I had to do was put the bulkhead back in and was just in the back with a bag of fixings the joys!

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Now that’s all back together. I wasn’t happy enough with the bodywork after polishing and knew I need to spray the wings anyway which have arrived.

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Now onto the repairs on the van, I didn’t get a close up photo of the rear door but it looked like it had been sprayed before badly so started rubbing it down.

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This was the panel I initial polished and got the scratches out but was still left with a nasty crease in the panel.

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Body filler applied.

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The other door had a small dent just below wing mirror, filler applied.

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That’s both panels repaired, had a nasty dent on the bottom of the other rear door aswell

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Pulled out the best I could get it.

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Filler applied and rubbed down.

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I will say now I’m no professional when it comes to bodywork I’m self learning as I go. Im better on the tools. I’ve already learned that spraying the primer right up to the masked area only gave me a headache as was harder to run down the primer.

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Post by gazza31112 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:06 pm

Jumped right into that didn't ya lol fair play mate

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Post by Martdacaddy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:09 pm

Time to strip the battered wings off and clean the inner wing area.

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Front bumper off.

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Quick clean.

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Now all the primers been flatted down and it’s masking up time.

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Wings getting ready for paint on the stand. (Were sanded down prior to paint forgot photos)

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Post by Martdacaddy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:34 pm

Now time to get the paint on.

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This basically brings us up to date. So today I pulled the van out to inspect the bodywork.

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Building up the new wings.

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Next stage is getting the caddy lowered. Picked these coilovers up for a great price. But need a good clean!

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Springs off and painted


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Post by Martdacaddy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:38 pm

Seems like I can’t upload anymore photos on here unless I go Vip on Tapatalk. I’ll get that sorted and carry on with the updates.

Cheers gazza has been over a couple weeks but definitely making progress now.


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Marts Caddy

Post by Martdacaddy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:51 pm

Right gonna try another image hosting site

So pulled the springs off.


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Only had two choices of paint to use white or yellow, couldn’t leave them as they were so.

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Gave the struts a good wire brushing

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In between coats I started stripping the wipers off and panel to access top mount bolts

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Years of dirt under there so gave it a clean

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Wiper motor removed

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To get access to top mount bolts

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Cleaned metal tray

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Now that’s where we are at the moment!

Cheers for reading.

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