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Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:59 pm
by Mike_urk
Hello all,

I have recently purchased my first caddy van but not my first caddy. I actually currently drive a Mk1 caddy pickup as my daily during the summer months (I stay in Scotland so this isn’t long haha).
Here is the daily
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Now onto the van, she’s a 2006 1.9tdi with 139k on her. Ex joiners van but has full service history and a massive folder of receipts with it. Very happy with my purchase and it feels very nice and quiet to drive compared to other caddy haha. Photos of the van the night I got her home.
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Re: Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:26 pm
by Duncan1112
Look forward to following your build mate! Looks like a really clean example. Loving the Mk1 too 😍

Re: Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:32 pm
by Mike_urk
Being an ex joiners van it was very dirty inside and out so first thing I done was a deep clean inside and out. This made the van a much nicer place to be. Then removed some random stickers around the van, the metal covers on the rear door windows and the rusty roof bars (unfortunately he had fitted a home made one to the rear of the roof so there is two extra holes in the roof). Image
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Then the other day while looking on Facebook marketplace I spotted a steering wheel from a 2012 van up for sale and thought that I needed it as it looked so much better than my standard one. Image
Epic purchase for £50.


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Re: Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:58 pm
by Mike_urk
Few things done this week. Had the rear windows tinted since I had removed the rear window covers. Fitted some team Heko wind deflectors, personal reg I’ve had on retention for over 5 years and finally some roof rails. Luckily they covered the extra holes the previous owner had drilled in the roof as well. Image
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Also done the yearly service on her as well.

Not sure whether to remove the rear wiper and badges or not. Would definitely clean up the back of the van.

Re: Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:45 pm
by Mike_urk
Small update. Recently ripped out the disgusting rubber flooring and replaced it with carpet from a touran. Image
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Then I removed the bulkhead.
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But I was left with this horrible gap.
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So I decided to hack them up and make my own finishing panels. Think they turned out alright for now until I carpet them.
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Re: Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:40 am
by marnie_owen
The carpeting makes a huge difference, it looks great! How difficult was it to fit ?

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Re: Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:29 pm
by Mike_urk
The carpet was super easy mate, it’s all perfectly shaped ready to fit into the caddy straight from the touran. Hardest part was getting the throttle pedal off as it was blocked up with lots of debris.

Highly recommend getting the carpet, makes it feel more like a car inside

Re: Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:31 pm
by Mike_urk
So I done my most favourite mod to the van so far the other day, retrofitted cruise control. Definitely worth the £40 for everything second hand off of eBay.

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Then fitted some nicer interior handles as mine were very scratched.

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Also managed to fit the front panel from a touran stereo to mine as the buttons had worn off on some of them.

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Thanks to @Duncan1112 for the interior parts Image

Re: Mike’s oem+ caddy build thread

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:22 pm
by Duncan1112
Always happy to help mate! Glad the radio faces were interchangeable, looking so much better now. B pillar trims look ace. You’re fairly bashing it out quick now like!