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vwbeetlebum
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 09, 2010 10:28 pm

look forwartd to seeing more mate
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 16, 2010 12:43 pm

The dash, pedalbox, and looms, are all removed from the Golf VR6 now. The golf also has a full CAT 1 Toad Alarm and immobilisor, so im carefully trying to remove it all so i can fit in it in the caddy. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 16, 2010 5:40 pm

nice one, good find!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 17, 2010 8:51 am

HRD wrote:
nice one, good find!
Gav, i seem to have soe kind of virus or trojan (i dont know what the difference is) on my laptop, and i seem to have lost all my icons on the whole computer?! So i cant seem to find VAGCOM on there now.. infact i cant see anything on there Rolling Eyes
I am trying to install a new virus checker, then gonna wipe the computer and start again.
Sorry dude! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 19, 2010 9:00 am

Bought the Paint. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 19, 2010 10:28 am

SimonABT wrote:
HRD wrote:
nice one, good find!
Gav, i seem to have soe kind of virus or trojan (i dont know what the difference is) on my laptop, and i seem to have lost all my icons on the whole computer?! So i cant seem to find VAGCOM on there now.. infact i cant see anything on there Rolling Eyes
I am trying to install a new virus checker, then gonna wipe the computer and start again.
Sorry dude! Mad
soz mate, just seen this now, sorry the here that, thats ok if you can sort it just give me a pm Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 20, 2010 7:52 pm

So... PICS. Very Happy

Removing the VR6 loom

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Caddy Dash, looms, pedal box, heaters, etc removed to gain access to Throttle pedal. The Caddy uses a flyby throttle wire system which i couldnt use for the conversion so had to remove it.

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Here is the Caddy throttle pedal compared to VR6 one. (bottom)

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As luck would have it the VR6 pedal was the same length and fitted straight in the caddy. There was even a grommit in the right place in the bulkhead for a throttle cable. RESULT.

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Ended up using the Caddy Pedal box and brake pedal, but used the VR6 Throttle pedal, and clutch pedal so that i could use the VR6 hydraulic clutch system

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Measured, drilled holes in bulkhead to fit the VR6 Clutch master cylinder in the bulkhead.

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The the Apprentice got bored and decided he wanted to go home so we called it a day.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 20, 2010 9:46 pm

cool ...well done dude ........the apprentice rocks by the way Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 20, 2010 10:38 pm

good work , love watching your conversions of engines,
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 20, 2010 11:02 pm

nice work mate!!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 28, 2010 5:22 pm

So dispite being really ill, i braved the cold this weekend. pale

1st up i rubbed back the engine bay, ground off a few 'unnessesary' things to make it look cleaner, and gave it a coat of gloss black as it would be easier to touch in if i scratched it fitting the engine in.
Unfortunately one half went on really nicely, but the other half reacted badly, so will need rubbing back again and repainting.

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Re-fitted the adjustable steering coloumn.

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Also discovered that after i had fitted the VR6 clutch pedal, it wasnt that great, so i removed it, and rewelded a bracket on for the clutch master cylinder as it was angled wrong to start with.

I planned on using the Caddy subframe, wishbones, etc and just swapping over the VR6 hubs and brakes, but i found out the hardway you cant do this....
Rolling Eyes

The VR6 subframe is identical to the Caddy one, but the Trackrods, driveshafts, and wishbones are about 30mm longer each side.
So i ended up just swapping over the entire VR6 subframe, rods, shafts, and bones, complete with Hubs, suspension etc.

I now have a widetrack Caddy! I dont know exactly how much wider it is but at a guess 60mm wider than the caddy
Cool

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Next job is to re-do the paint in the bay, and clean / paint the engine before fitting.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 28, 2010 6:32 pm

looks good. I would be too scared to do an engine swap like that!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 28, 2010 8:24 pm

wider rims on the rear ...and it will match ...easy fix ,nice/brave work dude
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 28, 2010 10:39 pm

looking good man !!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyMon Nov 29, 2010 9:23 am

I was planning on running banded steels on the van onced finished, but i think they will 'poke' too much out the arches. I could prob have a set of fronts widened an inch, and maybe the rears widened 3 inches. But i dont want to give the illusion its RWD when its clearly not. lol

I will be attempting to fit the VR6 rear hubs and converting the van to disks on the back, so may end up using spacers on the rear.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySat Dec 04, 2010 7:42 pm

Engine in... bonnet doesnt close. EPIC FAIL. lol

VR6 engine loom is all stripped down and ive started to suss out what parts of loom i dont need and can remove as i want to keep it all as simple as possible and keep it looking factory standard.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySat Dec 04, 2010 10:10 pm

Si what's your solution for the bonnet?
Can you get away with simple mods to make it fit and keep it looking fairly standard?

Not seen anything you've done yet that's an epic fail, just love reading this kind of stuff and yours especially. You just make it sound so simple.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 05, 2010 9:23 am

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Bring on the cardboard!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 05, 2010 10:02 am

vwroadster wrote:
Si what's your solution for the bonnet?
Can you get away with simple mods to make it fit and keep it looking fairly standard?

Not seen anything you've done yet that's an epic fail, just love reading this kind of stuff and yours especially. You just make it sound so simple.

Ha cheers. I wish everything was so simple. Embarassed
I was thinking maybe it would look 'ok' if i put a small bulge in the bonnet but thats not the look im ideally going for. So i may have to take engine out again and do the same thing as i did with my old Mk2 golf, cut the rear engine mount down a bit. And maybe look at getting dad to machine up a solid front engine mount to stop the engine hitting the bonnet under hard acceleration.

I was hoping to get on and work on the van today, but the misses has other plans, so she's got me hanging interior doors in the house. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 05, 2010 10:10 am

tango_van wrote:
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Bring on the cardboard!

Actually awesome! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 05, 2010 5:18 pm

It would keep costs down but may not last too long, ok standing still and not raining.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 5:11 pm

Well, had a really productive day today, the Mk3 Golf was completely stripped of EVERYTHING. then cut into 3 sections for ease of loading it onto the trailer, went to Frank Howes in Weston and weighed it in.

Now there was space in the dry for the Caddy, so i moved it under cover, and started running all the VR6 looms, i stripped all the crappy loom tape from it and used convoluted tubing to cover it all the same way i did the looms in my old Mk2 Golf. But this time i found it so much easier, and was able to make it a lot neater.
I even ran the looms inside the Bulkhead instead of infront of it so that in the future IF i decided to Turbo it, the looms would be out of harms way.

I didnt take any photos as i ran out of light, but i think it looks so much neater than a standard VR6 engine bay. Overall im happy. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 1:59 pm

well done mate, can wate to see it!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyFri Dec 17, 2010 5:49 pm

The remainders of the VR6 was cut up and weighed in.

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I had a spare V8 engine block laying around so i threw that on the trailer aswell to bump the weight up, still only got £42 though, was a bit gutted about that tbh. Rolling Eyes

Onto the Caddy...

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Very Happy

Looks a mess at the moment, but i will tidy it all up once its running. Not sure if i should paint the Inlet manifold gloss black, or Mirror polish it like i did with my old mk2?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat - Page 2 EmptyFri Dec 17, 2010 6:05 pm

Very Happy does it run yet?
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