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Gmancan1
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Re: My new caddy

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Coming slong rightly that colour looks better the more
Parts go back on!
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stu_b
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Re: My new caddy

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Looking schmick
What colour will you be fitting out the interior of the rear ?
snuffegull
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Re: My new caddy

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I'm thinking black carpet and antracite alcantara
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Re: My new caddy

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I've spent way too much time on silly small things like these threaded inserts in the rear door handle :lol: the oem brass ones always seize to the bolts and you nearly always mess them up, so spent hours tracking down a suitable replacement, managed to find these at bauhaus, with the right outer diameter and thread pitch but in m5 inners, so got those and drilled and tapped to m6 etc..
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Had some new gaskets in my stash so changed them out
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Touran dash and fabric carpet swap underway!
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I had a mk6 steering wheel intended for my mk2 caddy sitting on the self, and i figured i might aswell put it in here for now! The plan has always been a mk7 wheel, but i kinda dig this, so it might stay for a bit. I really need to upgrade my stereo also, but not enough time and funds right now so a future project.

I can recommend it to anyone doing a touran dash swap, that you do it at the same time as a windscreen replacement if yours is due for that!
Super easy with so much room for activities
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Fabric carpet and touran seat bases installed
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Im digging how the rear end is turning out! I ditched my black 3rd brakelight that had started cracking after less than a year anyway, for a nice dark red one that matches the tails
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Sand blasted and painted the crash bar
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Rear glass back in! And bumper on
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i have 11 days left before the event that is my deadline! I doubt i will have the time to have it fully de-nibbed and polished for that, so might just have to roll with the defects in all their glory and do that stuff later
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Re: My new caddy

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Shes been outside for the first time in 2 months!
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The glitter is wild in the sun
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Some more sound proofing
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Brand new OEM windscreen installed
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Getting there with the interior, the dash is mostly complete, but i'm missing a few things here and there.
also installed a leather e-brake handle with gray stitching and a matte chrome button, and a audi a3 shiftknob, i have also changed out all the early light gray plastics for later spec dark gray
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Starting to look tidy in here, its just a shame its seems impossible to find scuff free interior plastics, stuff like that bugs me. But i'm detailing everything as much as i can
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Re: My new caddy

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I just realized i have not elaborated about my turbo configuration since i found out what i actually had.
So might aswell do that now before i have assembled everything that covers it up.

So this van is equipped with a full darkside developments top mount GTB2260VK turbo kit, from like 2012 or maybe even earlier, its been on this van for most of its life anyway. I do belive it has upgraded injectors aswell but no idea what %. The van is quick

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snuffegull
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Re: My new caddy

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I didnt bother keeping the updates going as i got no response, and was on a time crunch getting closer to my deadline anyway.

I managed to get it mostly finished, and a lot of people really liked it at the show!
I didnt have time to paint the wheels, but i'll get around to that soon.
The interior is about 80% ready, i'll get some shots of that posted in the next few days, but i have been camping in the van all weekend so it really needs a tidy up haha

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Re: My new caddy

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The end result looks great, I love the colour.
Nice to see a first generation Caddy2k restored to such a high quality.
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Re: My new caddy

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Kudos to you
That honestly looks better than factory
The attention to every detail is a testament to you and the end result 💪💪
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Baldspeed Racing
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Re: My new caddy

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looks so good buddy, fair play for all of the work involved
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Re: My new caddy

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Looks incredible mate, very well done. You can be very proud of all your hard work and effort.

And really nice to see a mk3 front end being kept a mk3 front end.
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Re: My new caddy

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Love the color and your van looks incredible and it shows with the amount of work you put into it. I really enjoy reading your updates.
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Looks like a top job you’ve done there mate. Nice to see a unique colour too. Well done.


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Re: My new caddy

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Thanks a lot guys! :D

Heres the current status of the interior, i have a mix of mk3 facelift and mk4 trim, and apparently the mk4 parts are a darker shade of gray, so i have some mismatch going on, also painted a bunch of stuff in U-pol Plast-x 5 dark gray, wich is basically a dead on match to the mk4 bits, but a bit too dark compared to the touran and facelift mk3 bits
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I'm loving the mk8 seats, really comfy! I would like to find matching alcantara and do the headliner, pillars and door panel inserts in it, i plan on replacing the light gray bits on the belts for black later
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Headliner done in carpet for now, and the parcel shelf, pillars and sun visors painted
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a black dome light installed
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Carpeted the rear door panels. the back of the van is still far from done. Turned out the carpet i had in storage had gotten some mice damage, i could only use some of it, and had no time to order more
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Gonna install these soon, just have to get the paint in those areas buffed up, as any dust in the paint with show trough the film
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I have more things planned for the interior like mk5 golf gti pedals, velour carpets and more matte chrome bits
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Re: My new caddy

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The end result is looking amazing! :) Top job there mate, it really shows how much of work you have put in to it. Looking forward for future updates ;)
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