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    Nobug's Caddy Project

    I drove 1700 kms each way to tow this Caddy back home to have a project to build, since then it has been a slow proccess. I am getting a little more ambicous and would like to have it on the road for next summer. Here are some pics of its progress to date.

    The day I towed it home.


    Some of the parts I have been collecting.















    The first day in the shop











    Drivetrain that will be going in the caddy


    Some things I want but haven't ordered yet, but soon.....



    progress to date.



    Test fit of the new floor for the bed, this is a spare one I have, I had two made because they screwed up on the first one it has one too many ribs in it, so it wouldn't line up with the grooves in the tailgate, think it will look awesome and fits perfect.


    That's all for now, will update when I get more done...........

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    some real nice bits you got look foward to see your progress
    64 mini 1340 eaton supercharged
    02 bmw 320d estate daily ride
    54 fiat scudo van
    m3 now sold
    oh and 89 caddy 29k work in progress

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    As soon as your done I'll send mine to you (if you weren't so far)

    Keep the updtaes coming AND pics.

    Where does the cloth roof come from ?

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    This looks like a good start. Gonna be watching this one for sure

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    A new bed fantastic
    And it gonna be a 1.8T on air. And it's a rabbit truck. Does it get any better?
    I shall definately be watching this one


    CADDY UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

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    WOW you lucky lucky man!! Keep up the good work!!!!!! Bound to be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1outof5 View Post



    Where does the cloth roof come from ?
    http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/198...tops-Sunroofs/

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    Thanks for all the comments, I got the idea for the ragtop from this pic.

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    unrelated but that may be my favourite mk1 ever
    by the looks of it this will definatly be one to watch

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    i have new bed envy

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    Good going there. Like the blue Mk1. Nice looking ride next to it. Keep up the good work.
    CaddyRacingCaddyRacingCaddyRacing

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    wow, this look great... where you get new floor for the bed??

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    Thumbs up Yeah man!

    you are doing some top work there matey,
    I like the promise of AIR on your truck,
    can't wait to see it work out.

    Spill the beans on the bed panel,
    did you commission a sheet metal shop to fabricate it for you?
    How much did it cost, etc.

    Great work, keep going!
    Paulo rocks the outkast dub club like its nineteen ninety nine!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iikka View Post
    wow, this look great... where you get new floor for the bed??
    I bought a sheet of stainless and had it made.
    A lot of drawing, measuring and photoshop work to get the design accurate.
    Some people I know and do work for, do fabrication and sheet metal work.
    I had to call in a few favours to have it made. I felt bad when the first one was made wrong and had to ask them to do it again. I had to buy the stainless but I think the end result will be worth it.
    Last edited by nobug; 13-09-2008 at 09:29 PM.

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    I think youe should leave the bed unpainted, that looks amazing mate, a bed that clean you could eat your din dins off! That blue mk1 remidds me of a florida blue cover car that the bloke went balls out chroming absolutely everything!
    Keep up the good work
    I have a decent caddy

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    cool

    liking all the bits gimmie gimmie

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobug View Post
    I bought a sheet of stainless and had it made.
    A lot of drawing, measuring and photoshop work to get the design accurate.
    Some people I know and do work for, do fabrication and sheet metal work.
    I had to call in a few favours to have it made. I felt bad when the first one was made wrong and had to ask them to do it again. I had to buy the stainless but I think the end result will be worth it.
    Send the drawings over here so we can all benefit!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric View Post
    Send the drawings over here so we can all benefit!!!!!
    No problem, if I can find it I'll post it. That was done close to a year ago.
    Last edited by nobug; 16-09-2008 at 06:17 PM.

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    I bought a 48 inch by 96 inch sheet of stainless $200.00 cdn. and had it bent to these specs. Fits perfect and looks awesome. I'm sure a standard sheet of metal would have been a lot cheaper.
    The total dimension is 41.25 inches by 72 inches. When bent there isn't much left from the 48 inch width maybe .25 to .5 of an inch.
    Sorry dimension are in inches not really into metric system here (well we are but don't use it much)
    Here is a drawing I did for them to follow.


    stainless


    and here is the finished product
    Last edited by nobug; 16-09-2008 at 09:41 PM.

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    That bed looks great. Good job!

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