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Post by scatman75 »

hi just curious if there are any Australians on the forum, getting parts to Australia can be difficult, so any help from others would be appreciated..
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My advice is to source parts from Germany and Poland.

It's generally much cheaper to ship from the EU rather than the UK.

ebay.de has loads of ads in Englush and if you can find someone who will ship out of the EU you can get some bargains.


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hi Horace thanks for your reply,so far I've got an mk6 gti steering wheel,rns510, and passat memory seats,I'm after a set of coilovers now so need a bit of advice on that,I'm not new to Volkswagen I've had one since i was 15 in 1990, ill check ebay.de mate thanks...
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just don't mention the cricket, and you'll be fine fella!

Nice golf.....its cool you can have Black and white plates. I've got them on my Bay window, and apparently, the automatic number plate readers can't read em....... :?: ;)
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cheers mate ill have a look on ebay.de see what's the score, there's not many sporty caddy over here so cant wait to get mine up and going,im also gonna do the full frontend upgrade to the 2010 model, i take it there's a guide on here with the right post privileges..
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Hey Dude. In SA working through a number of mods at the moment.

I have been reading through a few of your posts and noticed the actual outcomes from your experimentation are missing eg the cluster swap.

I have a high line cluster and am looking to do the swap, just unsure of what equipment to purchase and the procedure, if any (apart from coding the keys).

I haven’t read anything recent from you, so not sure if you are still playing with your caddy.

Any help will be appreciated.

Cheers.


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It's so painful getting mods here in Australia!

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It certainly is CaddyMelbourne! I was just over your way this weekend for Good Things Festival.

I’m checking out a Mk4 dash tomorrow. Believe it or not, I have managed to find someone here in SA with a stash of gear. I think he has three Caddy’s that he is wrecking - all Mk 4.
Let me know if you need anything and I can hit him up.

I have sourced the lowering kit, glovebox lid, Audi A1 two tone leather seats (black and grey) and a few other bits and pieces. It’s hard to know if there is a place on this forum where the Aussies can help each other out. This forum is so big it takes ages to find the material you need.

Anyway, happy to share my limited experience to help out.


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That is an absolute score! Is he on Facebook marketplace?

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I found him on eBay. Not sure if he has a FB listing.


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Hello and welcome,

There is already an 'Australian members' thread kicking around here somewhere.

The guy on ebay in SA with the mk4 he's wrecking doesn't respond to ebay messages. I tried to buy off him 3 months ago.

Parts for modifying is harder in Australia as we got a more limited range of caddy models', and obviously no Touran.
You'll find we do get a better average spec of Caddy here- all have AC and electric windows for instance.
How many is too many Volkswagens?
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Yeah, so... not very helpful.
He buys crashed damaged vehicles from the east, repairs them with his stash (according to him - 100+) Caddys. He quoted me $1500AU for the dash, and of course I wanted the heater box to fit upgraded parts I have already purchased. He knows he has the Caddy market stitched up. I thought I had struck it lucky. I have tried so many wreckers in the UK and they either don't respond or say they courier can't carry it. To buy a donor vehicle is going to cost around $13kAU. We are very much stuck with small bits and pieces or need to fork out extraordinary transport costs. Anyway, enough bitching, back to researching... love Caddys...
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You would pay less than his dash quote for a whole smashed mk4 caddy at the auctions.

It just depends if you're able to transport and store a whole van to wreck it yourself.

I forgot to grab the top dash went piece from the heater box when I pulled my mk4 dash from a wreckers.
Keeps me up at night....
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I’m looking at doing the heater upgrade as well I have the new fascia for the dash and the updated dials as well but no idea where to start for the wiring


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I’m also in Melbourne happy to help out where possible


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