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  1. #161
    Old gramophone about right for that tractor, less bluetooth, more missing tooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    I want a trimmed dash
    Me too
    Life is just a game we play!!

    My build http://www.vwcaddy.com/showthread.ph...er-cover-caddy

  3. #163
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    Lol excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_nuts View Post
    Too deep, fouls the heater duct to the dash. Needs to be the mp3 only half depth type. If you know of a retro looking one of those I will be all ears
    I have these for sale if your interested

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    Like what your doing with the Caddy and have seen some of your retrim work in the past always looks done to a very high standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by tontoe View Post
    Me too
    And me.
    Will you do discount for bulk orders

  7. #167
    Another summer, another bunch of distractions. Mainly a new kitchen, an engagement, and most importantly a move into a nice big workshop with better access

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    Sat next to another RV, with a nice healthy v10 lump. The insides a bit posh compared to the outside.

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    So once again the caddys been on the back burner. but I have made some progress in the last month or so.

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    Aluminium trim fitted to the bed slats, had to notch the corners out of all the routered woodwork, fun. Still got to to do the tailgate to match, don't think I am going to worry about the small slats at the side.


    and then some door panels...

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    Handshaped foam and fibreglass arm rests are the order of the day

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    Routered out some oak for under the armrests, which I decided looked better in Alcantara as it was a little too busy. The black aluminium trim was wrapped in leather and hides my puddle lights

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    Yes I agree, they are lovely, and I also agree its a bit much for an old pickup truck, but fuck it, I can

    The door handle surrounds aren't fitted properly in that pic, just placed on. I need to sink them a little, but that's a job for another day.


    Also started on the dash closing panels. After my last caddy, I wanted to make the most of the space in the cab, to make for a more comfortable long journey (especially as we now have a boxer dog that wants to come with!). Having worked on a fair few aircooled beetles, I have always loved the openness of the cab, so wanted to have this kind of thing, so knew the bigass ugly under dash pockets had to go, but that meant an exposed heater.

    I debated the heater problem for a long time, thinking about building a new one from scratch etc, but realistically it wasn't going to be much smaller than stock, and with keeping the factory heater I don't have to rework all the cables/mechs either, so I decided i'd work around it. I made 3 panels in fibreglass and have now started to to trim them

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    And another small detail is I ordered an oval rear view mirror from the states to tie in with the oval theme in the door handles/courtesy lights/pedals (aint fitted the pedals yet)

    Taking a drill to the alcantara headliner and potentially wrecking a weeks work didn't make my bum twitch at all

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    Worth it though, one more bit of plastic consigned to the scrap.

    Its beginning to feel like its nearing the road now, so i'm weighing up the idea of bags and 4 links on the rear to extend its garage life some more.....
    Last edited by rusty_nuts; 15-12-2018 at 05:27 PM.

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    Blah!! Shoddy ......
    Quote Originally Posted by mitty85 View Post
    That interior looks stunning

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    Looks mint!

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    wow.

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    I'm impressed with your interior. I'm hoping to redo mine this winter but it will not be to your quality.

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    Merry xmas

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    christmas make over?

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    Progress on the " I want air ride but like fuck am I paying somebody 3k for it" project. One of the benefits of my new, expensive workshop is that the landlord is right next door. Said landlord is a 72 year self employed, mechanic/engineer/super dooper paratrooper/wizard with a workshop full of amazing tools/equipment and now he knows me and takes an interest in the shit I get upto he's kindly allowed me access to it. Makes the rent payments all the more worthwhile.

    So with the help of his homemade 80 tonne press, with ram adapted from a bin lorry, we went about making new trailing arms, utilising the stock spring mounting points.

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    This weekends task is to triangulate the axle to give it some extra rigidity. And finish off my coilover bag setup for the front a mashup of ta technix coilovers from Al and bags courtesy of Mr Wong in China.

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    Looking good rusty. Is that your stomach protruding over the lathe?

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    I'm not quite there yet. I'm much more streamlined.

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    Well done "Rusty" the best move any caddy owner can make,befriending a 70+ year old who has a workshop with lathes milling machines and all the equipment associated with engineering,and of course the skills to go with it.....mine happens to be my uncle,absolute gem,nothing too much trouble...

    You had a cracking caddy it is now on the verge of awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    You had a cracking caddy it is now on the verge of awesome
    its way better than that!!!

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