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Thread: Time to finally upgrade my Mk1 Caddy

  1. #141
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    good night on the caddy, holes all cut for the servo

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    time to fill it all back in now that the servo fits.

    more rust to deal with

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    and the passenger side all cut out and cleaned ready for the new floor pan.

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    feel like were making leaps and bounds on the caddy now.

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    had a good night on the caddy tonight, my mate has cut in and started to weld up the new floor pan and I carried on with covering the hole I made for the servo


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    thats one side finished now to get on with the other side and finsh the bulkhead.

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    Al is this the right epoxy primer ??

    http://www.metalflake.co.uk/primer-8836
    Last edited by Mike.F; 31-08-2017 at 10:05 PM.

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    Dude!
    You need to slow down. You're making me look bad.
    But seriously, it's a great thread for me to use as I am encountering similar issues. Only your repairs are are far more expertly done than my efforts.

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    lol cheers Jango,
    I must admit I'd probably hace chucked in the towel by now if I was doing this at home etc, and the fact my mates doing all the main repaires allows me to do all the upgrade mods.
    I'll add some more pics this weekend

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    I totally hear you. I've had to learn to weld from scratch and this trick is a challenge to this old dog!

    I look forward more pics.

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    had a good day on the old girl today. My mate made up my inner panels
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    he's done a great job on these. shame they will be covered,

    and tgat left me to have a tidy up and fight with the servo lol

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    now all i need to do is weld it all up and then i can fix the slam panel etc in place so I can start to fit the 24v engine.

    stay tuned till next week

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    floor pans all welded in now, inner cills went in tonight so cabs nearly finished. still along way to go but theirs light at the end of the welding tunnel.

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    Blooming excellent!

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    i have an engine for sale if anyones interested.
    1993 OBD1 2.8 VR6 engine/box, loom and ecu £200

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    ok so haven't been working on the caddy lately as we've just got my mate race car back and we had some testing to do.


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    but tonight I nearly finished the servo move which I can't wait to finish lol as it taken longer than I thought it would.


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    Very nice.... Looks like mine

    40x tidier though!

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    Any more details on the race car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.F View Post
    Al is this the right epoxy primer ??

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    for the body yes, but you will need the specific hardener that goes with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    for the body yes, but you will need the specific hardener that goes with it
    cheers Al,

    13, it's a super silhouette running a 2.0ltr Red top on twin 45's. running slicks

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    ok so had a little time on the old girl tonight, found some more bodging from the previous owner.

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    with that cut out it was back to removing more metal in the form of the inner and outer arch in readyness for some new metal

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    ( sorry about the pics being on their side)

    it’s nearly been a year since this project was started and many things have been mixed in with this build but I’m still loving it and looking forward to the next part of the build.
    Last edited by Mike.F; 13-11-2017 at 11:43 PM.

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    spent the day on the old girl and my mate worked wonders on the inner rear arch and managed to make a golf inner look nearly factory caddy

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    the pictures don’t do it any justice lol

    then he finished the day up by cutting the outer arch in readyness for Monday night.

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    I didn’t just stand around and watch lol, i fitted up the o2j box that i recently bought so that we can fit the engineand get the mounts welded in. Started fitting the mount to the engine to remeber that I bought them for the 12v and now it appears that the front gearbox mount won’t fit this engine

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    any help here would be great
    Last edited by Mike.F; 18-11-2017 at 07:52 PM.

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    hard to tell from the pic, but i'm pretty sure that's the mount that goes on just below the alternator rather than the gearbox end of the block

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    na the alternator one looks different, all i have to do on that one is cut off the aircon bracket.

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