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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyTue Apr 26, 2011 8:19 pm

how much power do you think it has now? Bet it scares some people at the lights Very Happy
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyWed Apr 27, 2011 7:09 am

Shamrockez wrote:
how much power do you think it has now? Bet it scares some people at the lights Very Happy

Only mods ive done to the engine so far is exhaust, Carbon induction, and a Corrado 2.9 Inlet. So not too far off standard power ....175-180 bhp i would think. Not sure on torque. ECU is being chipped with a trial chip at the weekend, so not really sure what difference (if any) it will make.

Its not a super fast vehicle by any means, but considering it was prob only 60 bhp before, its a hell of a difference. Very Happy
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyTue May 10, 2011 7:20 am

Managed to pick up a bargain last night off a mate. A full set of Black seats (front and rear bench) to replace my original grey ones.
I'd always wanted to do a rear seat conversion on the van, so now i have the seats i can do it! Very Happy

Fitted the fronts last night, and made a start on fitted the rear lower section. All bolted in nicely. Just need to buy some brackets for the rear sections so that they will fold down like they are supposed to, that way i can retain the use of a van, but have rear seats when needed.
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HRD
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Male Number of posts : 1507
Age : 41
Location : Bridgwater!!!!!!
My Ride(s) : Too many to list!
Registration date : 2009-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyTue May 10, 2011 8:46 am

very nice work on them arches simon, likeing your work!! be good to see it all done.
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyFri May 13, 2011 7:38 am

HRD wrote:
very nice work on them arches simon, likeing your work!! be good to see it all done.

Cheers mate. Considering how much wider they are than standard, anybody who wouldnt of known how much work had gone into them would never realise they are wider than standard. - Slightly annoying that the work goes un-noticed, but i kind of like it being subtle. Very Happy

Anyway the more i look at the arches, the more i pick fault at them, so i am going to cut them again and re-do them till they are perfect.

Also ive got some niggly wiring faults that i cant find. Sure its something smple that im overlooking, so ive asked my friend (who builds the looms for Grant Motorsport) to have a look at the weekend to see what ive missed. This mate also drove the caddy the other evening and he giggled like a girl the whole time. Then offered me a straight swap for his Mk1 Golf 1.8 20vT. Got to resist selling / swapping it so soon. Laughing
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyThu Jun 09, 2011 4:18 pm

Havent updated for a while. All wiring is sorted. Van goes like an absolute trooper! Infact caused me to have a slap on the wrist by Mr plod the other day. Embarassed

I have decided to paint the Caddy VW Flash Red (its a bright red the new VW's are painted). Already given the front bumper and grill a base coat and it looks really fresh!
Also got myself a bonnet from a breakers (in red but different shade unfortunately). Pretty much mint, so swapped that over.

Oh and some quick pics of the rear seat conversion. - Still not finished!!

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On the look out for some black carpets and dash now. Or may go about dying the carpets black like Lucy did on her beetle.
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nomates
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nomates

Male Number of posts : 18609
Age : 46
Location : weston-s-mare
My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyThu Jun 09, 2011 5:31 pm

it looks great ......and if it drives as good as you say .....its a real credit to you ,as I get older my vehicles seem to get slower , however I do appreciate the engineering well done si
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyFri Jun 10, 2011 12:01 pm

Cheers mate. It does drive very well. Its a completely different car to my old Mk2 VR. (not as fast) but its smooth, no knocks, infact it drives just like a Mk3 Golf VR6 would. Just need to finish the bodywork now as its so embarrasing to look at.
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Gungemyster
a.k.a. Clunge, The Club Deviant
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Gungemyster

Male Number of posts : 12659
Age : 47
Location : Weston-super-mud
My Ride(s) : 1975 south african imported beetle two tone grey, 1997 Red T4 shag palace
Registration date : 2008-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyFri Jun 10, 2011 1:45 pm

Nice work Si
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chipper
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chipper

Male Number of posts : 167
Age : 28
Location : Weston-super-Mare
My Ride(s) : 1991 Golf Driver 1.6
Registration date : 2011-06-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyFri Jun 10, 2011 9:05 pm

looks lush, good job on the conversion, cant wait to see it for real!
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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HRD
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Male Number of posts : 1507
Age : 41
Location : Bridgwater!!!!!!
My Ride(s) : Too many to list!
Registration date : 2009-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptySat Jun 11, 2011 6:22 pm

looks good with the bumper sorted, nice work!!
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Gungemyster
a.k.a. Clunge, The Club Deviant
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Gungemyster

Male Number of posts : 12659
Age : 47
Location : Weston-super-mud
My Ride(s) : 1975 south african imported beetle two tone grey, 1997 Red T4 shag palace
Registration date : 2008-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptySat Jun 11, 2011 7:10 pm

Lovely mate, this is looking really cool now.
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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 46
Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptySun Jun 12, 2011 11:21 am

Nice one Si, I think that's the colour of my Polo!

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big dave
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big dave

Male Number of posts : 1744
Age : 42
Location : W-s-M
My Ride(s) : 72 type 1 for sale, 67 Ragtop,
Registration date : 2009-03-09

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptySun Jun 12, 2011 2:07 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Nice one Si, I think that's the colour of my Polo!

I thought it was the Notch that was multi-coloured Wink
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptySun Jun 12, 2011 3:40 pm

Cheers guys. It will look so much better ones its all one colour!! So embarrasing at the moment!

On another note. I noticed the front passenger side felt a bit soft, so jacked up the front and took wheels off to find the passenger coilover was soaking wet in fluid. So im currently looking into either replacing the shock insert (if i can) or buying a new set of VR6 coilovers even though i only need the 2 front ones. Most companies only sell a set of 4 and wont split. So looks like i could be faced with spending £300+ on a full set and trying to sell the rears on. Sad
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptySun Jun 12, 2011 8:04 pm

Looks good. It'll look even better when it's all shiny Very Happy
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyWed Jul 06, 2011 7:48 pm

Bit of a lame update as i havent done anything exciting with the van.
Replaced the front coilovers, soooo much better!
Also had a bit of play in the steering, but recently got extremely dangerous so at 1st i thought it may of been the steering joint come loose... turns out my steering rack is pooped. So in the process of swapping it to a new one.

(Lucy, where did you get your carpet dye from? as ive got my carpet out and ready to dye it black)
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WizBizMartin
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Male Number of posts : 2531
Age : 29
Location : W-S-M
My Ride(s) : 85 Mexican Beetle, 20v T Beetle, Honda Xr125
Registration date : 2008-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyFri Jul 08, 2011 10:28 am

as Lucy said gonna look awesome when got a bit of shine on it Very Happy ,
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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptySat Jul 09, 2011 8:40 pm

Well, the VR6 steering rack i fitted had a lot of play in it, so out it came.

I put it along side the original Caddy rack and made some measurements to both. Both Racks were idnetical but the Trackrods were longer on the VR6 rack.
Because i have used the VR6 Subframe, wishbones, etc it has a much wider track than a standard Caddy, so i need to use the VR6 trackrods.

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VR6 Trackrods (top) and Caddy rods (bottom)

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Swapped the VR6 Rods to the caddy rack, fitted new Boot kit, gave it a good clean and lick of paint

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Then fitted it to the car. Nightmare job.... Will be continuing with it tommorow
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Road Rage
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Male Number of posts : 4830
Age : 46
Location : Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1972 Bay; Shitroen C4
Registration date : 2008-04-28

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptySat Jul 09, 2011 8:50 pm

you can get carpet dye from autosmart

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Even split screens had high indicators Wink

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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyMon Jul 11, 2011 7:22 am

baja 69 wrote:
you can get carpet dye from autosmart

Where is Autosmart? Online or local shop?
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Road Rage
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Road Rage

Male Number of posts : 4830
Age : 46
Location : Highbridge
My Ride(s) : 1972 Bay; Shitroen C4
Registration date : 2008-04-28

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyMon Jul 11, 2011 12:36 pm

they are a franchised valet / workshop consumables company, similar set up to mac and snap on toools.
give rob whitby a call 07970 157033
i know he covers wsm, not sure on clevedon

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Even split screens had high indicators Wink

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SimonABT
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Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyMon Jul 11, 2011 3:39 pm

baja 69 wrote:
they are a franchised valet / workshop consumables company, similar set up to mac and snap on toools.
give rob whitby a call 07970 157033
i know he covers wsm, not sure on clevedon

Excelent. Thankyou! Very Happy
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 6 EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 8:33 pm

SimonABT wrote:

(Lucy, where did you get your carpet dye from? as ive got my carpet out and ready to dye it black)

Sorry, only just seen this.

I got mine here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BLACK-CARPET-DYE-DYE-MOST-COLOURED-CAR-CARPETS-/310312548619?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item484011b90b
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