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    Project Originality

    So I picked this up 2 days ago (You may have seen it on eBay).IMG_7470.jpg
    It is a very original truck and a lot straighter than my previous one. It was owned by the Head Gardener of some high status bloke. However it does need some tiding up to bring it back up to original condition, mainly a respray as the colour matching around the car is awful!

    Here are some pictures from the advert.
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    it looks good! i'm feeling a wild west theme coming on!

    horns on the bonnet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    it looks good! i'm feeling a wild west theme coming on!

    horns on the bonnet!
    You spotted the number plate then! Might name it something stupid like Dallas or Tex Mex
    Last edited by Wolfsburg88; 07-04-2016 at 10:19 AM.

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    Can I be cheeky and ask how much you paid, awaits a relevant topic at the moment just to get a gist what people/ the market is like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elroy View Post
    Can I be cheeky and ask how much you paid, awaits a relevant topic at the moment just to get a gist what people/ the market is like.

    I was just about to ask the same question as it is a very relevant topic at the moment and it is good to know what people are paying for mk1's. Looks like a great base for a project, not been messed about with which in my opinion is worth paying more for.

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    I paid £2750 and I got a free front metal bumper with that too! It has some of the early service history in the v.a.g service manual booklet and some recent MOTs.

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    Not bad money for something that is up and running

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    On Thursday I took out the tailgate rods and put a set in them so they looked like this... -------^----------- Meaning they are now shorter and I can open the tailgate with ease. While I was there I gave the sides of the tailgate a degrease.
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    So today I gave the inside a quick clean out. Pulled out the household underlay, that was causing the floor to stay wet if there was condensation. I also found £4.74 and two pens

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    Yesterday my stainless dash trims turned up. I thought I would get them as I found that the plastic ones flexed a lot when I had the before.
    I only placed them in, as I think they look a bit to flash compared to the rest of the truck so might plasti dip them.
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    I also took a few photos with the camera
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    Looks CRACKIN!

    amazing how high a stock mk1 sits!

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    Thanks.
    I suppose a lot of you haven't seen a stock height one in a while.
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    I got some chrome bumpers on eBay a couple of weeks ago and over the past two weekends I have fitted them.
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    The best thing was that the guy I got them off had some rear brackets fabricated for a caddy. So they were a fairly straight forward fit.
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    I had to cut the rear end caps so they would fit.
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    Also I made two number plate brackets, to mount my new pressed plates onto. I might do something a bit cleaner in the future but they will do for now and I'm still thinking about what plate lights to use.
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    I also got my lowering parts ordered from Al to make it slightly lower at the front and bring the back down to the same level. I don't want to go to mad, just so it looks less like a jacked up Jeep!
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    It's back from the Mortorworks after a long wait due to Vmaxx sending MK2 coilovers
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    Looking good, great find to get one that hasn't been messed about with but still in good condition

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    Cheers
    Yeah not been messed with at all really apart from paint. Once it gets a respray in the original colour it will look even better!

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    looking good!

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    At the weekend I took out my rubbish bubble window and put pin my "better" one, it's not the best as it is quite scratched but Auto Finesse Tough Prep polish brought it up great!
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    I also took off the bed cover, I don't mind doing my bit for the environment but making a mobile bird bath every time it rained was taking it too far I was expecting rust around where it was bolted to the bulkhead and under the window seal but all was pretty good.IMG_7806.jpg
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    Quick question, I'm looking at sound deadening the caddy but should I remove the original stuff before I put it in? To do it I'm looking at using silent coat but don't know whether it is worth getting the 4mm over the 2mm, what would you guys say?
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    remove the old stuff - break any off thats loose, then heat it up, and scrape the rest off

    cover the entire panel in 2mm where possible, it will make the world of difference, 4mm is only needed if you are fitting a huge sound system

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