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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyFri Sep 03, 2010 9:44 am

So now the Golf has sold and i have some cash in my hand, i thought i would do the sensible thing and pay off the remainder of my credit card, put some cash away for decorating the new house, and build myself a practical toy but on a strict budget.

THE POSTMAN PAT PROJECT Laughing

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The van has been abused by my old man for a few years and its taken its toll. Mechanically sound with hardly any rust, but the bodywork is mullered!
After a bit of research i have found that the Caddy Van shares the same subframe as many Seats, a Polo Classic, but more importantly a Mk3 Golf, meaning in theory a VR6 engine and running gear should fit straight in with no work.

So tommorow im taking the trailer down to my mates where he has a written off Mk3 VR6 sat waiting for me.
I will be breaking what i can from the Golf, selling most of it to re-coupe some money, then scrapping the shell. All i will be using is the Engine, running gear, wheels, suspension, brakes, and possibly the front seats.

So if anybody wants any mk3 Golf parts let me know. Very Happy

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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyFri Sep 03, 2010 1:16 pm

another cool project, keep the pics flowing lol
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyFri Sep 03, 2010 2:12 pm

This wont be very spectacular im affraid dude as funds wont allow.
Just want a low and wide van with 200bhp and a colour change.
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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyFri Sep 03, 2010 4:14 pm

I am strapped for cash but there will be bits I require off the golf. let me know when you have it and I will pop over and reserve some bits.
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyFri Sep 03, 2010 4:51 pm

Gungemyster wrote:
I am strapped for cash but there will be bits I require off the golf. let me know when you have it and I will pop over and reserve some bits.

yeah ok matey. Let me know if theres anything in particular and i will take it off for you. Theres no immediate rush but the sooner i sell some parts, the sooner i can tidy the postman pat wagon. Very Happy

I think i have already decided on the new colour for the van... as i have a few litres on VW Alpine White left over from my old Caddy project i thought i may aswell use it up on this one. So maybe Black roof too just to set it apart from the rest of the White vans?
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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyFri Sep 03, 2010 5:42 pm

where is the damage on the Mk3?

I will defo need a drivers side widow motor,
the rear window dash control.

I will have a look round Yvonnes tomorrow and make a list.
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Bmtt4
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyFri Sep 03, 2010 6:37 pm

Gungemyster wrote:
where is the damage on the Mk3?

I will defo need a drivers side widow motor,
the rear window dash control.

I will have a look round Yvonnes tomorrow and make a list.

i may have these dude ill check in me workshop tomoz and let you know
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptySat Sep 04, 2010 5:44 pm

The damage on the Mk3 is on the passenger drivers door / rear quarter. I think the car is the same colour as yours aswell mate. So if you need any panels let me know?
Got the car home today, started the strip down. *note to myself... must label where things go!
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptySun Sep 05, 2010 6:22 pm

Started to strip the doner car. For all parts see my seperate for sale thread.

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WizBizMartin
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyMon Sep 06, 2010 11:12 am

im looking forward to watching this thread Very Happy
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Cleverchap
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyTue Sep 07, 2010 6:06 am

Think this will be a bit special, looking forward to seeing it come together. Whats going to go in the back?
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyTue Sep 07, 2010 10:56 am

Cleverchap wrote:
Think this will be a bit special, looking forward to seeing it come together. Whats going to go in the back?

A false ceiling with down lighters and built in speaker pods. Carpet the sides, floor, etc and keep it usable as a van to keep tools in etc. But also will be handy to kip in at shows, etc. Im gonna be keeping a toe bar on the back also as i will be needing the van to tow the track car and trailer. Very Happy

Thats my vision anyway, but it might all change by 2mrw knowing me. Laughing
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyThu Sep 23, 2010 7:42 pm

Bit of a boring update im affraid, but thought i'd better keep the thread up to date.
The doner car is pretty all much all stripped except all the running gear. So it still runs and drives. I wanted to make sure the engine is top condition with no faults at all before i remove it. So i plugged the car into VAGCOM, and there is no faults. Very Happy The engine sounds so sweet and no tapping, knocking etc. So yeah im well happy.

So tommorrow the doner car will be put aside in the lockup and at the weekend i will whip the diesel engine and looms out of the caddy. Reason i am leaving the engine in the doner for the moment is so that i dont forget where everything is plugged in, as i need to prep and paint the caddy engine bay before the VR lump is installed.
As from the weekend im hoping the updates will be getting a bit more exciting for you. Smile

That is all for now!
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HRD
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyThu Sep 23, 2010 9:17 pm

nice one, im looking forward to seeing this take shap!!!
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyThu Sep 23, 2010 9:21 pm

I'm mildly moist just reading this, gawd knows what I'll be like as you progress!! Project Postman Pat Icon_geek

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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptySun Oct 03, 2010 7:05 pm

Bit of update. Still not very exciting im affraid.

Removed the dirty diesel lump along with all the pumps, ect.
Spent bloody hours de-greasing the years of cack in the bay, havent finished it yet but this is how far i am with it

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Made a start on removing te dash ready to remove the engine looms which sit behind the dash.

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Tomorrows menu is MORE cleaning, and more removing parts pale
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HRD
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptySun Oct 03, 2010 7:24 pm

nice one, keep up the good work!
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptySun Oct 03, 2010 9:00 pm

you have a wet floor Laughing
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptySun Oct 03, 2010 9:12 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
you have a wet floor Laughing

Yeah i know. I was blasting the steam cleaner in every corner of the engine bay and forgot i had half the holes in the bulkhead exposed. The floor is soaked inside!! Rolling Eyes Im removing all the seats, dash and carpet anyway to dry it all out and give it a proper clean.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptySun Oct 03, 2010 10:37 pm

Love the gearshift gaiter, don't forget the Mexican blankets for the seats. Surprised


This should be ace when you've got the engine in and running.
Have you seen this on eBay Simon?

1995 Seat Ibiza WHITE (R32 3.2 24V)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270538079824&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyMon Oct 04, 2010 5:55 am

I likey that Ibeeezer.
Nice little sleeper that....

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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyMon Oct 04, 2010 7:37 am

Yeah ive seen that Ibiza at TSR. Mine wont be anywhere near that kind of standard so dont get too excited. lol

I wish i could stretch to a 3.2 motor instead of 2.8 but they fetch silly money.
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyTue Nov 09, 2010 2:50 pm

Ok, due to new house i havent done much on the Pat wagon.
Although at the weekend the misses let me have a day off from hanging doors, and grouting the bathroom so i carried on with the van.

I spent bloody ages removing the dash... horrible job. Not looking foward to removing the Mk3 Golf one either. Sad I think fitting it all back in again will be a challenge! eeek!
But when i eventually did get it out in one piece i removed the steering coloumn, pedal box along with the Flyby throttle wire system, engine loom, and dash loom.
I also got underneath and removed the exhaust system, heat sheilds, and gear selector unit which i will be replacing with a cable change one instead of the caddy rod type one.
Whilst underneath i loosened all the subframe bolts ready to remove it.

I did take pics (although they are a bit boring) but cant upload them until our internet is connected at home. (im writing this at work).

Next job is to start stripping the Mk3 Golf down. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyTue Nov 09, 2010 3:29 pm

Bloody hell Si that looks like a right head fuck! affraid
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SimonABT
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PostSubject: Re: Project Postman Pat   Project Postman Pat EmptyTue Nov 09, 2010 3:40 pm

ARCANE wrote:
Bloody hell Si that looks like a right head fuck! affraid

Actually things are going pretty well. And touch wood no problems yet. Compared to converting my old Mk2 Golf this conversion should be a piece of cake! Very Happy
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