Mitch H's Blackberry Build

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Mitch H's Blackberry Build

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Just bought a very basic 2015 blackberry from auction
2.0
Parking sensors
Think thanks about it for the spec lol

Main reason for buying is getting into camping and struggling for room in the Audi S3 8v sporthatch with being a family of 3 now

Previously owned astra h van and carried out seat conversion, also owned stage 2+ edition 30 golf.
Always loved a nice smart van and always loved VW's so a caddy was the only option!
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Couple of pics of my astra seat conversion and ed30 if anyone remotely interested 😂
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Cleaned the engine bay up abit have got an engine cover from my mates Mk7 golf to go on aswell after it was written off buy a drink driver outside my house :evil:
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First camping trip in the caddy was a good one!
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Couple of small mods fitted....
Led flood black side repeaters
Chrome auto headlight switch
Mk5 GTi pedals
Genuine smoked rear bumper reflectors


Also have purchased but not fitted yet:
Caddy life dash trims
N/S caddy life mirror (yes only one still on the hunt for another)
Side door rail cover
Kill all wipers wiper delete


Also stripped the rear ply lining bulkhead and headliner out

Ignore the mess on the floor, still yet to clean the inside.
It's booked in at caddy solutions for touran rear seat conversion next month so figured I would wait till then and give the interior a good clean after
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Got the van on the ramp and had a good look round it
Had
Oil and filter
Air filter
Cabin filter
Fuel filter
Anti roll bar rear d bushes
4 Michelin all season tyres
Tracking
New spare wheel carrier bolts
And fitted Mk7 golf engine cover :)

DVLA taking ages with the logbook, so no private reg yet

The ever growing shopping / to do list:
Gloss black front grill
Gloss black lower front grills
Gloss black door pillar trims
Colour code side door strips
Colour code rear number plate strip
Colour code wiper delete
Colour code rear badge baseplate
*Led number plate light units any recommendations?
*Led white sidelight bulbs any recommendations?
*Some nice floor Mats any recommendations?
Sound deadening, insulation+carpet line
Polo gloss black mfsw Steering wheel
Black/chrome Gear knob
Genuine tinted version rear lights
Scirocco full leather front seats
Touran rear seat conversion
eBay specials black/Chrome heater controls
Chrome window+mirror switches
Table/storage on rear barn doors
Caddy life mirrors
Wheels
Lowering springs
TINT front quarter windows
TINT 3rd brake light
TINT Rear window
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The Golf and Astra look smart there mate, of course the caddy is the best of the 3 though!!
Nice list of mods you’ve got there. I gather you’re going to use the van for transporting camping gear as opposed to sleeping in it?
That’s how I use mine, I too soon found the limits of my car when we got into camping. Van is so much better!


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Yes just more for transporting all the gear you need! I run a tyre and mot centre aswell so forever taking customers wheels into work and transporting tyres around, this is much better than the old astra I was using with the rear seats down.
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Definitely, I’m sure you can fit more wheels and tyres in your caddy.
A few people have asked me if I’ll convert mine but like you, I think the practical side of having a van is great. Tip runs, MTBs, carrying my drums around to gigs. Camping gear, the lot!


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Not much done really
Got private plate on and was going to fit dash trims but a few marks on them so going to get them printed black with door handles and radio surround first I think
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