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Early-1800
18-01-2005, 05:35 PM
Hi All,

Been silently watching the site for a while, this is my 1st post and I hope I can contribute something useful.

Been into cars for 20+ years and have a fetish for VWs and MK1 Golfs in particular. Back at the end of November I bought a 1991 Diesel Caddy from Ebay. Probably paid too much for it if you consider itís a 13+ year old commercial vehicle but wanted one for ages. Itís only had two previous owners and apart from the brake lines being replaced with copper its totally as standard and original. Iíve done a 1000 problem free miles in it so far. It needs a few minor things fixing some of which I have already done like replacing the reversing light switch. Itís currently in a friends farm building on axle stands whilst I de-rust and re-underseal the chassis. The factory mastic underseal is just starting to peel in places and I want to sort before its terminal with all the salt on the road this time of year.

This should be a picture;

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v620/early-1800/Caddy/caddyfront600.jpg

Previous VWs Iíve owned or worked on (belonging to my brother, or friends) are;

1966 Beetle (hobby car)
1980 MK1 Jetta LD Diesel (main car for 5 years and got me into VW)
1983 MK1 Golf Driver 1300 (main car for next 5 years)
1990 MK11 Golf Driver 1600 (main car for next 5 years)
1997 Polo Diesel 1900 (main car for next 3 years and a pile of junk)
1982 MK1 Golf C 1100 (Brothers 1st car and kept for 7ish years!!!!)
1988 MK11 Golf 1300
1991 MK11 Golf 1600 Umwelt Turbo Diesel
1996 Passat TDI Estate (Brothers current family transporter)
1983 MK1 Golf Driver 1300 (different from the one above, brother commuting to work car for last 6 years)
1980 MK1 Golf 1300 LS 5 door
1983 MK1 Golf GTI 1800 Hobby car, restored from a scrapper 4 years ago and still have
1991 Caddy Diesel. New VW project.
1973 Type 2 Camper. Mates mobile shed and the reason he hates VWsÖ..

Al
18-01-2005, 05:46 PM
Welcome Early:)

Looks like a clean square truck, and a J plate. Weldone[^]

Volksmaster
18-01-2005, 06:12 PM
that truck looks fcukin mint nice catch and welcome :D

caddyboy
18-01-2005, 11:12 PM
Looks like a minter! What did you pay for it?

Oh, and welcome to the site!

P4ulo
19-01-2005, 03:32 AM
Nice one mate - good score.
Thanks for your first post and welcome home.

dub-ha8
19-01-2005, 05:35 PM
Welcome dude and any problems just give us all a shout.

Franxcaddy
19-01-2005, 07:39 PM
Very clean, real nice cad there. Welcome

Early-1800
19-01-2005, 08:14 PM
Paid too much but a lot less than the £7.5K for a new SA one! :)

Itís slowing eating into my bank account. Spent another 25 quid at the weekend on gear change bushes, 75w/90 gear oil and trim clips etc. :(

Also found a rust hole at the end of the drivers side sill that Iíll weld up this weekend.

Ah the joys of running old cars.

PS Do you lot ever meet up?

Volksmaster
19-01-2005, 08:20 PM
i believe i'd be right in saying that many of the forum users meet up either at shows or when buying / selling parts etc. running old cars is certainly a test of character and a labour of love LMAO :D

caddyboy
20-01-2005, 12:20 AM
Early-1800, where you based?

dub-ha8
20-01-2005, 12:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by Early-1800

Spent another 25 quid at the weekend on gear change bushes


A bush kit is £3.60+vat from GSF, around 8 small pieces

Early-1800
20-01-2005, 12:40 AM
Originally dragged up on an hill farm in East Lancashire, hence the penchant for Diesel engines and working vehicles[8D]. Now living in West Yorks.

I usually make it to two or three VW shows a year, nearly always VW Northwest, + a few local Classic shows like the one at Hebden Bridge.:)

Early-1800
20-01-2005, 12:47 AM
Yea its only £3.60 for the bushes, but the oil is £3+VAT and you need 4 of them Ďcause they come in Ĺ litre bottles, + other stuff, like the green gearbox cover disk/plate thats weeping etc Only told girl friend I was just buying some grille trim clips[:I].

Volksmaster
20-01-2005, 02:40 PM
im a west yorkshire man maybe i'll see ya at hebden bridge