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Offline DKnight

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My Mk1 Caddy...
« on: July 14, 2008, 02:51:43 pm »
Well i copied this info from another forum so cut through the crap and thrown this together...

Started October 18th 2007...

Grew up seeing this shoot round and now i own it...

no tax or mot, 1.4 diesel, 4 speed, nasty colour, and a lovely flooshed boot! hahaha idiots!

Really fancied another as i miss the practicality of them...





well took for mot, clutch is very nearly gone, but drove relatively alright!
failed on both front to rear brake pipes, now has a 12 month ticket and tax and is gracing the roads once again





i was tired and cold and this fixed both problems lol






opted for a mk2 gti 8v digifant engine, i am currently toying with a 20v turbo, bu tits just too much money and effort

got one wing back after widening very slightly, they are just how i wanted not too much, but enuff to hide the wideness :D

The lip on the arch is still as it was, needs pulling out a few mm and we are rocking!

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well not updated for a while, didnt get much done over xmas, but this last week made progress, rear arches are in for welding this saturday, aswell as front bumper holes welding up and a few other little bits...

then i can get the last bit of filla done and painted up...
Engine i stripped bottom end leaving the pistons etc, new gaskets everywhere, new water pump, cam belt etc

Ordered a 4branch just because, old manifold was a shit to fit remove lol

Decided to let the steel wheels go, they just wouldnt work, as they were too thin for the look i was going for, so got some g60 steelies (how original lol) cheapish so they will do till i find the right wheels

head is now off and gunna prob strip that, might aswell do it now really, my costs are so much more than i planned


will add the few pics later


and that now brings us up to date
Decided to cut the caddy bed out as it was rotten and repair was a bit pointless, engine is in and now running, just need to sort the fuel pump and re fit the tank lol






Offline hayesey

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Re: My Mk1 Caddy...
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 03:50:32 pm »
a wise decision cutting out that flat bed by the looks of it.  Caught the rust before it spread to the chassis hopefully.  Are you just going to weld a big flat plate in?

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Re: Re: My Mk1 Caddy...
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 04:12:14 pm »
i was thinking alloy plate, but im unsure really, how could i mount the alloy plate in?

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Re: Re: Re: My Mk1 Caddy...
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 05:00:32 pm »
rivets would work I guess.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: My Mk1 Caddy...
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 05:59:43 pm »
Oh man... Lots of rust...

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 07:54:04 pm »
the rust wasnt too bad at all, mostly just surface, and the bad sections i just cut out and will weld plates in!

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 09:04:29 pm »
[quote pid=2456 author=DKnight date=1216061644]the rust wasnt too bad at all, mostly just surface, and the bad sections i just cut out and will weld plates in![/quote]

Lovely  job... Well done!

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 09:04:59 pm »
Do you have a body repair shop?

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 11:54:23 pm »
na do i buggery! i cant even weld, i just borrow the guy next door!

its mearly a hobby!

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008, 07:39:34 pm »
LOL
Repairing retro cars is fun...
I personally prefer fixing my G than playing with pc/ps2