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Re: I bought the cheapest running Caddy I could find .

Post by Zeberdeecaddy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:55 pm

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£1200! That’s mega pricy! I got mine for £200, new engine and a front wishbone bush and it’s back on the road. Your vans coming along nicely. Wish mine was white. Like you it’s on a mega tight budget but built with crap left over from years of hoarding VW bits. That scirocco is gorgeous too! Beetle what year? I’ve got a late shape RHD notchback, pretty rare and with 260ish HP.

Just read your thread , you definitely got a bargain !!
Compared to you , I’ve paid top dollar . 😂

The notch must fly with that much go .
Have you got any pics ?
My mates got a late square that he’s about to start sorting out .

My Beetle is a ‘68 .
Got the body off at the mo to do repairs & mods .

This is definitely a slow / budget build , most of my spare time is spent on the bug .

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Post by Zeberdeecaddy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:58 pm

My Beetle , before I took it to bits .

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Re: I bought the cheapest running Caddy I could find .

Post by Ripley55 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:36 pm

Nice one 👍
I’ve got a 65, new engine is finally going in ( COVID delays 😩) should hopefully be back on the road end of the month
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Post by Zeberdeecaddy » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:00 am

Any photos of the ‘64 ?
I lost all motivation in the first lockdown , only just getting back up to speed with stuff now .
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Post by Ripley55 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:11 am

Same here, Engine had to go on the back burner while all this Covid-19 stuff has been going on. Had it professionally built in 2019, and just getting wiring connected now, once all running, it’s engine out again and spray the engine bay, fit new tarboard and replace. I’m going for a removable rear valence to make engine removal easier in the future Image Decklid is genuine Cabriolet from a 64, need to get more air into the engine 😂😂
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Post by CADDY Lux » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:22 am

Your beetle looks wicked! I’d be well happy to have that in my fleet. Would love my notch to have some patina. Not the case though. Can tell you’ve been bitten with the VW bug lol. I’ve got quite a collection at the moment too.

Here my boy. Not to everyone’s taste but he’s built for speed. He can keep up with a 3.2 911 and he’s still running a stock engine. I’ve had him since 2006 and couldn’t ever sell him.

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Post by CADDY Lux » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:22 am

@Ripley55
Beautiful!
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Post by Ripley55 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:31 am

Thank you @CADDY Lux 👍 I do like that notch too mate, although I’m fitting a Porsche fan engine, can’t see me taking on a real porker😂
@Zeberdeecaddy 😂 I really like your bug too mate, hopefully you’ll be out in it this Summer, man is she slammed or what 🤣
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Post by Zeberdeecaddy » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:17 pm

Ripley55 wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:11 am
Same here, Engine had to go on the back burner while all this Covid-19 stuff has been going on. Had it professionally built in 2019, and just getting wiring connected now, once all running, it’s engine out again and spray the engine bay, fit new tarboard and replace. I’m going for a removable rear valence to make engine removal easier in the future Image Decklid is genuine Cabriolet from a 64, need to get more air into the engine 😂😂



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That looks really smart .

I did the removable rear valance , can pull & fit the engine easily on my own now with just a trolley jack .

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Post by Zeberdeecaddy » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:20 pm

CADDY Lux wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:22 am
Your beetle looks wicked! I’d be well happy to have that in my fleet. Would love my notch to have some patina. Not the case though. Can tell you’ve been bitten with the VW bug lol. I’ve got quite a collection at the moment too.

Here my boy. Not to everyone’s taste but he’s built for speed. He can keep up with a 3.2 911 and he’s still running a stock engine. I’ve had him since 2006 and couldn’t ever sell him.


Cheers , I’ve always been into VW’s , but this is the first time allof them are VW .

I bet the notch surprises a few people !!

Not to everyone’s taste is a good thing in my eyes , especially with some clever engineering solutions hidden away .

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Post by Zeberdeecaddy » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:09 pm

So today I finished fitting the suspension , not sure I’m happy with the front .
It seems a bit high , but the coilovers are wound right down & i’ve done the hub mod .

Maybe i need some MK5 golf ones ??

Hopefully on the road next month , now my insurance company have decided to do what i pay them for .

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Post by themtbphysio » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:55 pm

Those steels are bloody epic - what are they?

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Post by Zeberdeecaddy » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:01 pm

Cheers , there from JBW .
Listed as T4 fitment .
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Post by themtbphysio » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:05 pm

Cheers @Zeberdeecaddy - expect a possible clone soon

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