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    Project what the f@@k have I done.

    Hi guys, this is my first time on the forum and first time with a caddy. This is my old car and I had got to a point where I had grown a bit board of it and wanted a fresh project.


    I sold the car to a kid that had a caddy to trade against it and said it had some surface rust so did the deal.


    Once I got it home and started to really look at it and prod and poke surface rust turned into lots of holes.



    So long story short I have never welded before but desided not to be beaten so bought a welder and panels and set about it. So far I have repaired the sil, rear window frame, passenger floor, new wings, bed repair and various other bits.









    I'm sure as I go along I will need to ask for help. Cheers

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    The old car looks mint, interesting aerial on the side !

    Love to see a new project though ! the more updates the better !

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    Welcome aboard

    Great start so far - don't be put off, loads are like that and you'll gain a new skill

    What you thinking mechanically? Colour?

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    At the moment someone has fit a 1.9tdi from a mk3 so going to stick with that, the second gear is buggered so got another box to swap into it. Colour wise I'm thinking g Porsche slate grey with a tan interior.

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    Welcome on board sally and sean

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    Cheers fella

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    So tonight's project was to bond the fibreglass rear panel on. The panel was advertised as just bonds straight on, does it fuck. The first problem was it was twisted so had to put a few screws in to hold it while it sets which was no big deal. The second problem was the tailgate catched which after a lot of moving and pulling the panel we realised it was the hinges that the tailgate stits on that were worn. My solution was to build a little weld on the top of them to stop it catching as it opens and worked like a treat. Next week moving onto driver's door.

    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sallyandsean View Post
    The second problem was the tailgate catched which after a lot of moving and pulling the panel we realised it was the hinges that the tailgate stits on that were worn. My solution was to build a little weld on the top of them to stop it catching as it opens and worked like a treat.
    Wait, what ?! If there's any sort of genius bodgery going on, I wan' see
    Last edited by InferdRhythm; 26-01-2017 at 08:21 PM. Reason: fix quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by sallyandsean View Post
    The second problem was the tailgate catched which after a lot of moving and pulling the panel we realised it was the hinges that the tailgate stits on that were worn.
    Usually the tailgate has a bow in it, so when lowered the centre section is lower than where the hinges are.


    Sure that isn't the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InferdRhythm View Post
    Wait, what ?! If there's any sort of genius bodgery going on, I wan' see
    Not genius at all, just a bit of weld lol
    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuus View Post
    Usually the tailgate has a bow in it, so when lowered the centre section is lower than where the hinges are.


    Sure that isn't the issue?
    Yes did have that problem in the center which made it catch.
    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits!

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    So today's job was to sort out the nakered gearbox.



    And replace it with a lovely recon box



    While I was at it I did a engine service and fit my armer plated sump.

    Last edited by sallyandsean; 28-01-2017 at 04:45 PM.
    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sallyandsean View Post
    While I was at it I did a engine service and fit my armer plated sump.

    Did u buy that sump like that? Theres some horrendous welding going on there. That plate will prob fall off the first time it hits the deck. Lol. The rest of the project looks great so far though
    Last edited by andyscaddy; 29-01-2017 at 08:50 PM.

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    The sump was my first attempt at welding many moons ago lol. Since then I have plugged the plate from the inside of the sump so should do the job.
    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits!

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    Last night's find!



    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits!

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    All standard features

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    were those holes covered by filler?!

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    It was all covered by filler lol
    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits!

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    I hope you got cash in return in your swap!

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    Lol, yes the caddy was a part exchange but didn't take anything like what I should have and have paid way too much for the caddy.
    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits!

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