So after doing a couple of shows with my caddy last year, i have decided to take it back off the road for an update.
I have removed the engine again, so that i can notch the front chassis legs, and we all know what that means.........Air Ride !
I have done some research into this and found some real shoddy rear set up's, so decided to make my own one like everyone else. However, after contacting a place that supply Air Lift components, we decided to work together on making a prototype rear end which will be a bolt on system. Once its been fitted and proven that it all works and is good, the guy will then sell them as a kit for all you lucky people.
Its a fairly simple system which will use a Watts Link. This will allow the caddy to drop at the rear without any sideways movement you get with a Panhard rod set up, and since there is no drive to the rear end, a 4 link set up is a bit over the top. So this Watts Link set up should be really good.
Up front we will be running the bolt on Air Lift Mk1 golf struts, and using the Air Lift 3P management.
Like i said, iv'e started notching the front chassis and finishing it in a 'rubberising' underseal type product from Wurth, its really good as it acts as a sealer/stone chip/sound deadening material.
Anyway, here's some pics of the work so far, will be collecting the front struts and management this week so updates to follow.
Drill notching.jpgnotching tape.jpgfront notch 1.jpgsteering rack.jpg
So i hope this will be of help/inspiring/entertaining for everyone (when i say entertaining, i mean i hope you can all laugh at me when i screw something up)