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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by brooneye » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:01 pm

You’ve got a nice set of seats there buddy.

Looking at the carpets the only difference is the touran ones have a rear storage compartment in the footwell


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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Caddyluv » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:04 pm

The quality of the carpet I’m sure would be the same. As I’m sure VW wouldn’t be arsed to change the quality of the carpet for a Touran or van. Second the bases are higher but not much. Your issue will probably be leg room. Which there isn’t a lot you can do about that. Removing the bulkhead will give you space to recline the seat or cut a hole in the bulkhead for the seat to recline, the hole is kinda hidden by the seat back once it’s reclined like some people have done.


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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:28 pm

Awesome thanks for the advise all.

Just started some work on the back of the van tonight. Some absolutely bell had fitted a Yale lock on the back and done so like a cave man.

Removed that and removed the vw badge.

Also removed the lock on the back door and removed the plastic trim.

Sheet metal work on the weekend if I can get some good doner parts from the scrap yard. Number plate recess to be made smaller for my private plate and get rid of the plastic at the same time.


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Post by Doc » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:15 am

Haha indeed.
You now need double the amount of posts of everyone else to get full access.
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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:40 am

Doc wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:15 am
Haha indeed.
You now need double the amount of posts of everyone else to get full access.
Ahaha. Looks like I best get working on the van then and posting updates.

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:51 am

Edition 30 gti Seats fitted on the touran bases.
First thoughts is definitely still sitting to high. Not really to keen to adjust the caddy bases as the FEA will have been done on them single mounting points for crash safety.

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:16 pm

Bit of work last night making the rear end a little more to my taste.
Wasn’t a fan of the design of a basic or painted trim.
Also the number plate recess is way to excessive.
Initial first fits below. Still a lot of work to do with the lock repositioning, cutting, metal finishing, skimming, etc.

What weekends are for right ?

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:43 pm

Another update, touran dash I got off a seller on Internet was damaged unfortunately so trip to local scrappy and they had just had a touran in.

Dash removed from the touran in about 1 hour. Really straight forward. Got a feeling putting in the caddy won’t be as easy and fast.

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Damage on the glove box and it doesn’t have to correct trim but for £40 for the dash was a no brainer.

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by the swan fiend » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:45 pm

The reg plate surround mod looks interesting mate. I’m looking forward to seeing how that progresses.


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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:36 pm



Thanks. It’s a fair bit of sheet metal work and metal finishing. If I was charging in a body shop for this sort of thing Id want a fair bit. Am worried about the release handle in honesty. May be a compromise somewhere
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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by the swan fiend » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:03 pm

Yeah, I imagine it would be expensive as there’ll be a bit of trial and error involved.
I’ve never seen this mod done before though so I think you’ll be blazing a trail for others to follow.


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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:07 pm

Bit of progress on the van. However I must say it’s hard work dealing with people for touran parts.
Been messed around with being told parts and working (armrest) and arriving and they are broken.
Door cards like a dog has chewed them. Etc.
Really getting on my ....

Anyway. Got a touran dash from my local scrappy. Somebody beer me to the door cards.

Done some progress on the back end.

Debating a colour change to pure grey...

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Pepsi » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:10 am

Like how the back end is progressing. Looks good that its now flush.

Personally I like the grey you have. What colour did you think of changing it too

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by Liammano » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:27 am

I do like the grey. But tempted on pure grey as it’s a solid colour so cheap and easy to paint.

Or go all out and spectre. But this is a little close to the standard brown I guess?

Or just stay metallic grey. For the time being will just be left but in the future who knows

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Re: Project Charmaine

Post by the swan fiend » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:36 am

The registration surround mod has turned out great mate. You must be pleased with that.
I like the grey too, but the colour of that Bentley looks wicked! I’m looking forward to seeing where this build goes mate.


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