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Build Thread Hooligan Harv

Post by Hooligan_Harv »

Ok, so following on from my introduction thread I own a 2012 facelift Caddy, 1.6TDI (remapped to 150ish) with 40k miles on the clock.
It's just been serviced and MOT’d.

The van has had some light modifications, but after researching for the van and looking through the awesome threads and vans on here I've got a few ideas of my own. It will be a daily driver as well as a weekend warrior for some camping and motorsports spectating.
So most mods can't be too major as I need the van on the road.
I live in the South West (Wiltshire) so any local caddy people drop me a message coming from the JAP “scene” don’t have any VAG friends yet.
I'll post pictures later but initial mods list is:

Modifications so far:
- 18” Golf GTD wheels
- Custom Hybrid Remap (around 150bhp)
- Insulated & Sound deaden all round
- Two tone carpet rear (Light/Dark Grey)
- removed bullhead
- LED numberplate
- LED dynamic indicators
- side door rail cover (ordered but not yet fitted)
- 3D Printed Cup holder Insert

Future MODs I wish to do:
1 - Rear static bed (think of using an IKEA 1880 x 800 mattress on a custom frame)
2 - Head Unit Upgrade (with reverse camera and apple car play)
3 - Steering wheel with MFSW
4 - Foglight retrofit
5 - Options for glove box/dash box covers;
6 - lights in headlining (LED Strips or Spots)
7 - cruise control
8 - GTI red tartan seats

I will be putting each upgrade into my thread as I do work any advice will be appreciated
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Re: Build Thread Hooligan Harv

Post by Hooligan_Harv »

Hello again

Below is how the van currently looks, personal really like the black bumper, not so keen on the wing mirror so might get colour matched or carbon fibre covers, believe the red is called “SALSA Red” (paint code LA3H).
She needs a clean, but should hopefully be a good base for my project 👍🏻

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Re: Build Thread Hooligan Harv

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About to finish cutting the bulkhead down making it into infill panels going between the carpeted rear and stand cab lining any advice? Seen a couple of YouTube videos it seems straightforward, what’s the worst that can happen
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Re: Build Thread Hooligan Harv

Post by Hooligan_Harv »

Hello again,
So ended up buying a side rail cover kit from Darks Development ments, the spent the last couple of days painting it with colour matched spray cans, personal think it looks the dogs bollocks, I’ve uploads some before and after shots to show you what difference it makes, even up close you can’t tell that it was painted by a enthusiast, what do you guys think?

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Re: Build Thread Hooligan Harv

Post by Bjd198 »

Looks like a great job buddy

Also love those alloys on a caddy, looking out for a set myself


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Cheers Bjd198, got luck and they were already on her, believe there GTD alloys 👍🏻
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Re: Build Thread Hooligan Harv

Post by Hooligan_Harv »

Decided to have a go at tinting the rear windows, long story short but after 2 hours in the cold, not managing to get a result I was happy with I've decided to leave it to the professionals. Don’t know if it was the cheap tint or my inexperience but it’s not as easy as it looks.
Managed to get it to look ok from a couple of foot away but once you got up close it was a no from me 😂
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Re: Build Thread Hooligan Harv

Post by Hooligan_Harv »

So a lot has changed since my last post, had the rear windows professional tinted (image on my Instagram @Hooligan_Harv) , 100x better than my attempt, I also brought and fitted some highline dash parts, and a 3D printed caddy cup insert (picture below).
Ordered some more trim fix to Finnish carpeting the cut down bulk head.
The Touran carpets I order arrived today so will fit them at the weekend.
Just about to head to TPS Bristol to pick up some parts to do the rear interior door handle mod (as shown in the “HOW TO fit an Interior rear door handle to the barn door” how to guide)

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