The Poverty Spec Caddy

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Re: The Poverty Spec Caddy

Post by ACalamita » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:17 pm

@kafer-k they fold as flat as they do in the picture above :)

They also lift forward too or fully out.

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Re: The Poverty Spec Caddy

Post by kafer-k » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:16 pm

Awesome thank you! Pics are really helpful. Looking really tidy 8)

I only need one extra seat so wondering if I can just install half and let someone else use the other side!

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Post by ACalamita » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:15 pm

Thanks man!

Yeah, technically you could cut down the Touran bases and only weld and bolt in enough for one seat. I did consider that but thought it'd look neater all done.

That and the fact you can just put one or two seats in, they don't all need to be in at once :)

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Re: The Poverty Spec Caddy

Post by MicronDan » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:57 am

Nice work on the seat! I’m looking to do the same. I already have a factory twin seat but it’s in the awful ‘bus grey’ cloth.

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Re: The Poverty Spec Caddy

Post by ACalamita » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:22 am

Bit more progress over the last week or so. Again with the boring jobs but getting there!

Side rail, clips and bolts from TPS and some spire clips from Amazon to fit it. I didn't buy the whole rail too (yet!) I just used some double sided tape along the edge to hold it tight to the rail. It's working for now but long term, I'll probably swap the rail.

2.4x1.8 ply from B&Q fits in the back (above the front seats!!) and cut the flooring out yesterday too. Fits around the Touran base nicely enough!

Sound deadening for the floor down. Just ordered some more for the arches and where I'll ply the insides of the body "windows". Carpet and adhesive ordered too :)

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Might be time to take the grey off now! Seeing as it has a white line through the middle. I still kind of like it though :roll:

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Re: The Poverty Spec Caddy

Post by ACalamita » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:57 am

Picked up a Polo 5 speed gear knob for £20.

Had to unpick the gaitor from the base as they're obviously different and re-attach it to the caddy base. Re-attached with some tiny self tappers to keep the gaitor tight and they've obviously hidden.

Much nicer feel and look to the standard one!

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Carpet has arrived so that's the job for the weekend....!!

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Post by ACalamita » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:26 pm

Not quite got round to fully fitting the carpet yet... I realised there was a bit more prep than I thought. Plus I wanted to test cut some ply for the inner sections.

Few more little bits done. Had a visit to TPS for some OEM C pillar brackets for the seatbelts. I had installed the spreader plates I got from eBay but didn't like them behind the C pillar. I'll use them for the 3rd floor point via the wheel arch though.

Also fitted a new high level brake light as the original was cracked.

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Testing the new brake light! :)
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Also used a router to trace the existing MDF panel in some ply and test my carpeting skills and my new clips
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Hopefully get round to giving it a clean inside this evening ready to carpet the sides!

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Re: The Poverty Spec Caddy

Post by ACalamita » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:50 am

Tackled the rest of the carpet and inner ply linings yesterday... I'm more of an engine/suspension/bodywork guy and not so much arts and crafts so this was new for me!

Was simple enough. It's not perfect and there's a few places I could have done better but I'm happy with the results.

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Just need to cut some ply for the other areas now and then carpet them. Will get round to it over the next week or so but the bulk is now done! :D

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Re: The Poverty Spec Caddy

Post by chris577612 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Looking tidy Well done

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Re: The Poverty Spec Caddy

Post by ACalamita » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:10 pm

Thanks dude! Will look better when it's all together and the flooring is down too!

I've already cut the ply for this, just need some rubber flooring and to fit it. Need more days off work to have a solid full day on it rather than just evenings and a few hours at the weekend!!

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