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McCaddyGascars Build

Post by McCaddyGascar » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:27 pm

Hey up all

This is going to be my build thread for my Caddy.

Its a 2015 1.6 Highline bought in Jan. Its on 30k miles and I already love it more than anything I've ever bought.

My cars have only ever been for transporting me places to ride my bike and I've done very little on the front of modding, just servicing and worn part replacing etc.

This caddy has now changed what I think of vehicles.

The build has started. I've no idea if it's mk3 or mk4. Registration sometimes shows mk3, but there's some parts from mk3s that dont fit!
ITS A MK4

Before I started doing anything to it

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Once I got it home, out came all the ply lining


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Then the flooring...



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Cleaned all the panels floor and roof

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I took to the wheel arches and started sound deadening them. I had no idea how to even start this apart from stick it on and hope for the best!

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This worked out OK. Stuck more the the other wheel arch and then the panels

Now it was time to stuff some Diall insulation from B&Q (3 rolls) for the ceiling, all panel nook and crannies and also behind the drivers / passengers seat of which would be the footwell of rear passenger seats.


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Thats done to the best of my abilities, now to carpet the plylining (never done this before either)



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I flopped the top over, glued and stick, then folded the other side back on itself and worked down the panel. The corners where the hardest.

Carpeted the ceiling and walls so I then done all the panels that I removed before putting them back on. I like carpeting squares.


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I didn't take a picture but I used Noico for the floor sound deadening. Then an acoustic barrier on top, before putting the plywood on that and then installing the carpet. Once I have time I'll edit this with the links to the stuff I bought. No idea what the brown panel tabs are called to order black ones instead. Small job for one evening is to Google this.

I carpeted the plastic cover for the barn doors as I didn't have any paint for it.

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I'll upload pictures of the finished back soon.

Until then, here's an unfinished pic 😅

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I then got these mats aparantly made specifically for a caddy

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They look and felt poor quality, so they went back and I got proper ones.



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I've since installed some Caddy scuff protectors from Vanstyle


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I put up the led profiles but the cables just dangle down for now. Haven't decided if I'm going to use a separate battery or hardwire in.


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I also ordered some side repeaters and fitted them up in around 5 minutes.

https://youtu.be/YW2lRofjOsM


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Got a few things happening this week, so will take pictures and post up again.

I've never done anything before in this post or coming posts, but I'm trying my best.

EDIT:

MOD LIST - rather than shrinking, this will grow


Engine Mods

Stage 1 Remap✔️
Engine Cover Undertray
Engine Bay Cover



Exterior Mods ETC;

Roof Rails ✔️
Side Bars (lower) ✔️
HEKO wind deflectors ✔️
Remove Mossy Suff From Drive Side✔️
Stop Dumbos Tinnitus
Lowering Kit✔️
New 18 Wheels✔️
New 18 Tyres✔️
Gloss Black Handles ✔️
Gloss Black Wing Mirrors
Black Roof Rails✔️
Gloss Side Rails✔️
Gloss Black Splitter
Gloss Black Front Upper & Lower Grille
Rear Gloss Black VW Badge
Rear Gloss Black Caddy Badge
RearGloss Black TDI Badge
Rear View Camera X
New LIcence Plates Removing Details Of Garage Bought From
Gloss Black Side Strips Or Body Colour Match & Black Low Line Decal


Interior Mods

Speaker Upgrade Inc Tweeters✔️
Amp Upgrade X
Sub Upgrade✔️
Sound Deaden Walls✔️
Sound Deaden Roof✔️
Sound Deaden Floor✔️
Insulate Walls✔️
Insulate Roof✔️
Insulate Floor✔️
LED Hard Wire ✔️
Carpet Ply Lining ✔️
Install Roof LED Strips ✔️
Change Mind on LED Strips and change for spots
W8 Light Install
Wireless Coin Place Charger
Interior handle for rear door
Roof led
Carpet Behind Seats✔️
Sound Deaden Behind Seats✔️
Sound Deaden front Doors✔️
Insulate Doors✔️
Tint Blackout Little Triangle WIndows
Waterproof Seat Covers
Sort Place For Phone✔️
sound deaden bonet





Suspension Mods
lowering ✔️

Thanks!
Last edited by McCaddyGascar on Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:58 pm, edited 13 times in total.
Mk4 Highline Maxi, Darkside, Remap 148ish bhp, BC Lowering Kit, Side Bars, Rails, 18" MAM RS4s, Sub, Pheonix Golds, Sequential Side Repeaters, Deadened To Within An Inch Of Its Life

https://tinyurl.com/MCGBuildThread

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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by Ripley55 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:57 am

I think you're doing a great job mate.
There's always lot's of good stuff on YouTube, on the interior stuff, Dan Chambers site advertised on here is doing up a Caddy, it's quite interesting :D
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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by McCaddyGascar » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:48 am

Ah thanks Ripley. Appreciate that. Will have a check of that!

These just turned up. Exciting!

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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:21 am

Nice job on the carpeting mate. It looks really neat.
What are you future plans for it?


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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by McCaddyGascar » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:03 am

Thanks very much. I just went for it and hoped for the best. Bought way more than I needed just incase.

Big plans are

°build sliding bed
°lower it by "X"
°bigger wheels
°side bars
°roof bars
°splitter
°remap once it's out of warranty.

Small plans... I'll have to get them from my computer, there's so many! Will update the first post with these details. :)
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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:19 am

Sounds like it’s going to be a good build mate!
I have way more plans than my finances or time allow!


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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by McCaddyGascar » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:14 am

Thanks!

I'm starting to run out myself. Just as well I can't travel anywhere to get more done. Saves me some money for now :lol:
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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by FishermansFriend » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:47 pm

Looking nice. You can hardwire the LED's into the ceiling light, unless you want the LED's to operate separate.

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Post by McCaddyGascar » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:01 pm

I never thought of that. Could be an option. Simply splice the positive into the positive wire and ground negative?
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Post by FishermansFriend » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:13 pm

Have a read over this thread, its very helpful. The positive and ground get soldered into the terminals in the actual light. The LED's will function the same as the ceiling light. On/ Off or on when you open the door.

https://www.caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic ... 30#p376930

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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by McCaddyGascar » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:25 pm

Thank you. Really appreciate your help.

I'll have. A look into this tonight :)

Just got the van back from having the new wheels fitted.
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Post by FishermansFriend » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:35 pm

Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by McCaddyGascar » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:28 pm

I'll get some today I hope.

Man I hope I've made the right choice.


Skipton Car Radio delivery just piped up!

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Edit:

Needs lowering now though. It looks a little high at the minute, hope I've not spoilt it for now.

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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by McCaddyGascar » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:21 am

I've been a little busy as of late on my build. Little bits here and there.

I'm still currently on the stock head unit. I'm getting closer to wanting an aftermarket unit now. I want more power than 20w per channel as I'm now running the Pheonix Gold speakers and MAC tweeters (yet to be installed today) The Pheonix Gold speakers are very good indeed actually. The bass they produce is really rather quite nice. My head unit is a 1k8 035 150 e (standard unit) I'm not too fussed about android auto as I think MAYBE the radio is too low in the dash to use it as a sat-nav, I like using my phone higher up the dash to quickly glance at it.

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OEM speakers pre sound deadened.

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Riveted speakers to be drilled out

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Rivnuts being installed

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Be careful with drills....it caught my finger and tried to chomp it ;) !

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Replaced shoddy next day carpet mats with genuine VW mats, not even that more expensive...

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Stuck on some metal kick protectors

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Fitted Heko deflectors

(PIC COMING)

Installed custom designed hub caps on the RS4s

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For now, this is where I'm up to.

I've got to decide whether to tune or install a better head unit..
Mk4 Highline Maxi, Darkside, Remap 148ish bhp, BC Lowering Kit, Side Bars, Rails, 18" MAM RS4s, Sub, Pheonix Golds, Sequential Side Repeaters, Deadened To Within An Inch Of Its Life

https://tinyurl.com/MCGBuildThread

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Re: McCaddyGascars Build

Post by tonyhill » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:20 pm

Looking nice so far.
Those carpet mats were terrible! :lol: :lol:

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