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Thread: Jimbo's mk1 caddy 'The Keeper'

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo198966 View Post
    Billet steels I think
    I may sell them though, as they're quite heavy, being steel....
    If you decide too, 07538005302

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    Got to love an E46 wagon for picking up caddy shit. Interesting way to mount the sub

    I went with a box that sits in the spare wheel and doesn't touch the visible boot at all. Factory big screen and TV tuner effort means my headunit is in the boot to so the cable runs were a piece of piss once I got the factory unit upgraded to have RCA outputs

    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    Very nice dude
    I just built a fibreglass surround for the sub;

    And still have a spare wheel!
    And hacked the CD changer, so I have bluetooth instead...

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    Yeah my spare wheel is under the box too. I keep meaning to get one of those vibe quick disconnect amp plugs so that I can lift the box out if needs be.

    I got aux in added to the BM54 and 4 pre out as well as the big amp upgrade. The factory screen not being true double din is a massive cunt. I would have bought a spanking Alpine unit with all sorts of functionality if I could have fitted it in without cutting the heater box around
    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    Opened all the new bits;


    Rear axle off;


    Didn't Think there was normally a spacer here?;


    New brake shoes, drums, cylinders, bearings, and fitting kit going on;


    New drums painted;


    New shocks on;


    2 inch alli block cut in half;


    Wallah! Ready for drilling the holes for the axle etc...;


    Tank out and brake compensator off;



    Compensator cleaned up;


    And painted;


    'Boxes and engine ready for jet washing!


    Regarding this alternator bracket, would it be ok to cut the bottom half off? As that's where the PAS pump sat but no longer fitted...?


    Engine stand...;


    'Box off, is this a fancy clutch?


    Collections gearboxes;

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    Dude those shocks are upside down.

    Any water that splashes up onto them will just collect at the bottom and rot them out when fitted that way up...
    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    I tried them the other way the first time, but they wouldn't fit, as the 'guard' catches on the bed bracket section, and the shock won't push all the way up, for me to push the bolt through

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    Nice updates mates! Where did you get the rear shocks from ? Also let me know if you decide to sell the wheels

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    I'm liking this thread! Great work man

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    Red pressure plate looks similar to the one I put on my Golf.

    I bought a kit that had a uprated pressure plate, a brand name clutch plate and a lightened flywheel - you may well have a performance flywheel as well as clutch there.

    Some cracking progress going on - keep it up!
    Last edited by regcheeseman; 19-09-2014 at 03:37 PM.

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    looking good, keep up the good work and keep the updates coming in

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    Thanks people! Doesn't seem like much progress sucks how I've got very limited time at home, and it seems to be flying past!
    The rear shocks are ta technix. Some guy was selling them cheap, no idea how good they are!

    Getting some interest in the wheels haha Won't be selling soon though, need to get her on the road and running before I even think about selling them

    How much will a normal/lightened flywheel weigh?
    I'll whip it off tomorrow and check for part numbers.

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    Sump off ;


    Oil pick up replaced;


    Shallow sump vs standard;




    Shallow sump on;


    Alternator bracket off and cut;


    Back on;


    ASD box on (for now)

    Pretty sure it's got LSD in it too! Happy as it only cost me £40

    Then there was a plane crash, and a visit from the Air ambulance!


    Lowering blocks drilled;


    Beam back in, but like an idiot I only bought two u bolts not four!


    Delivery from a lady whose car I fixed the previous day!


    As she currently stands!;

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    Only had little time today.
    The other pair of u bolts arrived to beam is fully on now.
    Went to take of the brake shoes again and the spring flicked off and landed in the starter motor hole of the gearbox!

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    well this arrived while i was away in Switzerland;


    goes by the name of Wavetrac

    also had these collected;

    but they're the wrong springs went off the part number on VagCat?

    and also went to put my handbrake cables in;

    and its too short!
    i thought, i might have some in the caddy bits shed, and i did, happy days, but the were also too short!?!

    this was the reason for the air ambulance landing before;

    Both luckily walked out fine...

    so brakes on, and drums temporarily on, to get her rolling again;


    had the old mounts pressed out, and new one pressed in;


    then went to tackle putting the engine in, which i thought would take an hour max....;


    lows?;


    and it took about 3!;

    First the other side mount got jammed in, at a weird angle, so had to sort that out, easy though, just removed the mount from the gearbox...
    Drivers side though, somehow the engine caught the mount and 'closed' it, so we had to open it back up, which took a while, then that bush got wedged, and wouldn't move. got there in the end though!

    how she sits at the minute;





    also put the drive shafts in temporarily, as i need to make a new rear mount/bracket, as the current one is shit, and i dont fancy paying £80 for a mount!

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    Looking good, another good project.

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    Good progress mate !!.

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    looking good, how did the people in the plane get away with that? i'm presuming they didn't plummet from too high judging by the state of it?
    also, what's that in the background?

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    Good progress Jimbo !

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    Quick question jumbo when you fitted your mk2 16v tensioner to the 20v engine, did you use the original bolt or did you require a longer one as you have to use a 8mm spacer right ?

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