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PostSubject: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:56 pm

Hey, to make this clear, obviously the Caddy isnt Aircooled, but im not a fan of driving my aircooled in the cold bitter winters with no roof so here is my Project 'The Whistler'.

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i bought it for a mere 100 from a guy in Shepton Mallet, it was 'a bit' rotten and needed a little bit of work. She has a 1.6 Diesel (non-turbo) engine producing 55 bhp so naturally this is being ditched in favour of a Turbo Diesel engine as i want to build a reliable, different, and cheap-to-run 'Torque SLAG'!!!



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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:59 pm

After a good Power wash, and T-cut she came up reasonably nice...







Stripped her down a bit...




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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:02 pm

Took the front wings off and found this...





Took the door off to repair rotten hinge...



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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:04 pm

Started on the welding...




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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:11 pm

Bought new wings and started prepping them...




Primered...





Oh yeah, forgot to say im using my Old Mk2 Alloy wheels for now, but when car is finished im buying a set of 8x13". and 8.5x13" rear.

Also used my Custom Front struts from my Mk2 with Adjustable Camber, Adjustable Shocks, and 85mm Lowering springs.

She sits pretty low but i got a feeling im gonna have issues with the ground and sump interface!
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All the weld has been treated to Waxoil, and shaultz to prevent further rust in the next 15 years! -hopefully!
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:19 pm

I bought a pair of Turbo Diesel Engines at the weekend.

One is a standard 1.9 TD with a KKK Turbo from a Passat.
The other is now fitted with a Garrett T3 from an Escort RS, and so once ive fitted my Bleed Valve this week i should be able to reach a respectable ammount of pressure. Im not letting to much away just yet but theres some big plans for this engine.
(Big power with big fuel economy!) Laughing

Ive run out of batterys in my camera so cant post pics up yet.
Will sort it later.!
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:28 am

Our ramp was being used by a Jag XJS so i decided to roll my Caddy onto its side to weld the underneath. Sounds a lot easier than it was!!! Embarassed

A while ago we fabricated some rollers so we could roll my mini over, but we modified them for the caddy...



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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:32 am



Didnt really expect there to be this much rust... Evil or Very Mad






So i cut it out...


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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:44 am

wow, good work!!Wink

You wouldnt expect so much rust for what is a relatively modern VW!affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:18 pm

Your van is giving evil herbie a run for his money in the rust stakes Exclamation afro
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:40 pm

Most Mk1's ive worked with have all been pretty rotten! Thats why they are hard to come by...
Maybe thats why VW decided to Galvanise the Mk2 Chassis?!

Hopefully once all the rot has been cut out and new panels welded in, the Caddy should last a fair while! Rolling Eyes

Still stacks more work to come! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:29 pm

all the mk1 saloons always rot but just presumed that because the caddy overlapped into the mk2's production they would have done better rustproofin on the later ones:no:
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:41 am

I assume that most Caddys are owned by builders or farmers so dont get looked after that much... Sad

ive got a few ideas of what i want my Caddy to look like when its done, maybe something like this...




I want 8x13" wheels really but not sure they will fit over my new Porsche Brakes?! so may have to stick with 15" wheels, i must admit im not a fan of big wheels. I had 17" on my Mk2 for a while but i scrubbed like a bitch and handling wasnt all that great either.
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:00 pm

did u sort your door cards out mate?
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:48 am

alrite dan, nah i havent done the door cards yet cuz still undecided if i want a big stereo or not, and where im gonna mount the speakers, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:23 am

*-* CADDY IS NOW UP FOR SALE *-*

Basically, i have been forced into another project Caddy (my dads given me his) and its going to be easier to finish my dads rather than mine!

Most of the welding has been done properly by qualified welders, and engineers (me and my dad). The only bit of work to get it on the road is ...

Rear arch welding
Drivers Inner sill
Respray (i have already bought White paint if you want it)
Put back together
MOT , TAX

...Job done! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:47 pm

ha.. you couldnt even pay me to have that watercooled rubbish...... lol
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:07 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:14 pm

LMAO good luck with the sale
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:44 pm

Jammo, u twat!! lol!
Whens your van gonna b ready? It better b finished for RTTS?! only 5 months left!!!!!!

Anyway, change of plan.... im keeping the Caddy and finishing it! The other Caddy i got is gonna b turned into a Bigfoot once this Caddy is finished.

Started fabricating the rear arches (welded new ones on and widened by 1 inch to accommadate wider wheels eventually)




Then we removed the Rear Beam Axle, cut off the old brake lines (they were rusted on), fabricated lowering blocks to space the Axle from the springs, re-mounted the relocating pins, and cleaned up all the underside and axle.












Re-mounted the Axle above the Springs to lower the back approx 6 inches


Fabricated new brake lines




Lowered...




(doesnt look that low in the pics, but trust me... its low! Cool

Next up, i started filling the sides, sills, and arches.




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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:34 am

How much?
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:32 pm

How much what? Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:54 am

The caddy thats up for sale maye? or maybe I'm reading it wrong. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:23 pm

Youve not read the hole thread again olly i will update for you caddy not for sale now hes going to finish it Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf Caddy   Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:26 pm

lol!
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