First time caddy build for long time Dub fan.

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Exuptoy
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Re: First time caddy build for long time Dub fan.

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Cheers pal.👍
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Well, this caddy owning thing could get expensive I think, although, that said I’ve managed to find the correct (I think) cruise stalk for £15 and a set of Touran full height red display and temp gauge (after Doc pointed me in the right direction, cheers pal👍) with a cheeky offer of £25, so if I keep getting bargains it mightn’t work out too bad. Combined with the five matching Touran seats with brackets and door cards for just £200 locally, the purchases are mounting up 😂
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Bought and fitted a Caddy 18 wheel along with cruise stalks when it was stripped.

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Started preparing the van for the Touran seats today. Made a start cutting out the floor extension. Only a couple of hours. Full tidy up tomorrow, then some Kurust and weld thru primer before I offer up the brackets.

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This van was originally belonged to a show dogs owner. I am assuming it must have been hosed out from time to time. Look at the detritus (and rust) behind all the panels! 🤮


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looking good mate and that is a lot oh hair nice to see someones work is going better than mine been repairing a 57 caddy at work that me and accouple lads at work got between us had to fit new camshaft, new cam belt,water pump single mass clutch and full service and then came to a catastrophic end con rod decided it didn't want to be attached to the engine anymore and ripped a massive hole in the front the back and the sump :( now got the headache of fitting a engine that is completely different :oops: so hopefully i can get i going got too much init not to fix it ok enough of my sad week keep up the good work I'm always interested in other peoples builds gives me good ideas to mess up on my van :lol:
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😂
Sorry to hear about your engine ! Gotta give my mate a tow tomorrow as his 57 T5 camper threw a rod (BRS or BXE I think!) Mines a BLS which apparently suffer the same issues🤞

Cheers for the interest.
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My engine was a bls here is my pictures Image
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Oooff!

Today’s work was to weld in the plates. Just so happened to set fire about the tank!!! Shit myself but got it under control before it got out of hand with a bucket and a rag that just happened to be in the garage! That’ll teach me to have a hose standing by!!!

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Nice work seats look great I see there’s a bed in the back did you need kip after all that work :lol:
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Haha, thats for my dogs. They like a ride out! 😂

Just got in from the van. Decided I wanted to fit the front seats too! Boy what a task! Seats out, console out, rubber carpets and under felt out, Touran carpets with underfelt, rear floor mounted stash boxes in, Touran seat cubbys in Touran seats. Ended up working by torch light!😂
A few trim pieces in the morning and it’s done. I might even get the door cards in. I’ll also get better pics tomorrow.

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Just did a quick clean on the seats after refitting the trims. A bit better I think.

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Looking good mate, well done 👍
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Cheers fella. It seems to improve the feel of the cabin along with the steering wheel. Can’t wait to start on the rear carpet and proofing.
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