Project Charmaine

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Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:54 pm

Well to begin with an introduction, without telling my life story.
Automotive engineer with a previous body shop and machine shop background through apprenticeship roots. Work for a VW OEM factory in the northwest of England, which should have its perks when needing to see part drawings for fitting group parts to caddy’s

Decided for a while now that my mondeo Estate that has been a trusty workhorse for about 5 years is time to go. Wanted a caddy years ago when I got the mondeo but due to spending all my money on a rather special car I couldn’t afford one, so settled for a £600 mondeo called mandy.

Unlike any build thread before I actually don’t own a caddy yet, been looking for a while for a 2012/15 and working out what’s best and finally decided to buy a salvage directly from Copart and fixerup. I’m not scared of any damage as repaired crashed cars in the past and sheet metal work is something I did for many years,
Aim is to get something with a front or rear hit with fairly low mileage and ideally elec windows and A/C to save me a ‘few hours’

Outline of the build that I know for sure:

GTI bumper
Coil overs (maybe air to come)
Mk5 edition 30 seats
Removal of rear vw badge
Removal of side mouldings and weld up/skim sides
Touran Lights, maybe Xenon
Touran dash, door cards, wings, indicators
Mk4 rear bumper or maybe some kind of hybrid to come later
Porsche brakes

Lots of other little mods I have ideas for thanks to everybody else’s threads I’ve been spying on for the last few months.

Colour: always been a fan of spectre, (bentley mulsanne speed colour from 2010) but as it’s a three stage pearl thinking maybe some kind of flat grey might be easier, cheaper etc. Who knows maybe even white to match the other car.


And so it begins without a car... purchased some Porsche 18Z calipers, which we’re in a rather goosed state, fully stripped and after a while of looking at my powder coating swatches (I have a lot to do with a powder coater) I decided on... acid green. Chrome gold or something was tempting but the green/ yellow works can always change at a further point.

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Off for shotblasting tomorrow and waiting for my powder coat to come from America.
Is it acceptable to stick Lamborghini stickers on brembo/VW/Audi/Porsche brakes?

So if anybody has any nice parts for sale at the right price I am interested. Specially a good condition edition 30 seat set that isn’t top money, seem to keep missing the cheap ones :(

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by tommyzooom » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:19 am

Ha.
Nice intro.
This could be a long build though :D

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by coachpotato » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:50 am

Good luck mate. Keen to see it all come together.
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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by the swan fiend » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:15 pm

Hi mate. Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you’ve got a good few ideas to keep you busy. Looking forward to seeing your van when you get it.


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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:37 am

The best type of delivery... powder coats.

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:39 am

Are you home powder coating?
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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Pepsi » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:40 am

Seems like this wil be a good build. Let's hope you get Caddy soon.

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:29 pm

Nope I am involved a lot with a powder coating company and plating company from some other lines of work.

Brakes are rebuilt and back together and still looking for a half decent van to start with.
One thing I can decide on is to get a smashed white one or a grey one. Standard grey is a nice colour but the delta in price of 3k would be a nice repaint after new wings, bonnet and smoothing.

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Got a long shopping list of parts still aha.

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:34 pm

Those calipers are lovely mate


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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Lister79 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:30 pm

Will be following this build, looks like it’s going to be a good one.


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