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Thread: Mk2 Caddy VR5 Build

  1. #81
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    looking good mate, nice to see some more progress made

  2. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.F View Post
    looking good mate, nice to see some more progress made
    Thanks. Hopefully the progress will continue a little more swiftly now

  3. #83
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    Got a spare hour this afternoon so decided to grind out the centre bore on one of the new steel wheels and try and get it to fit.

    This is what I started with. A 6.5x15 steel wheel for an Astra.



    I started off with a round edge file and after about 20 mins had a nice shiny centre bore and plenty of metal filings.





    I tried the wheel on the van and hadn't taken enough off with the file. I went back and forth another couple of times before running out of patience and getting the die grinder out. A few minutes with that and the wheel finally fitted









    The perfect fit I'll get the others filed down over the course of the week, give the bare metal a couple of coats of hammerite and then get the tyre's on them. Should keep the van looking pretty standard

  4. #84
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    I must admit that I'm starting to get a bit frustrated with not being able to mount the engine. I don't have the skills to make a mount myself and my old Boss is so busy at the moment he doesn't have the time or space to have the van and make the mounts for me

  5. #85
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    What sort of mount do you need?

  6. #86
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    Soooooo, I don't really have much of an update to give

    I still can't find anyone to make the engine mounts for me and being unable to weld means I can't make them myself. I've spoken to a few people about them but nobody can give me even a rough idea of cost and have shown no real interest in making them.

    I did have a parcel arrive the other day though from Germany. It's a pair of Koni rear shocks for once the beam is flipped








  7. #87
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    I’m sure Al sells those shocks in the caddy shop.
    What mount do you need making?

  8. #88
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty85 View Post
    I’m sure Al sells those shocks in the caddy shop.
    What mount do you need making?
    I need the rear engine mount making.

  9. #89
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammo View Post
    I need the rear engine mount making.
    Do you know what it needs to look like? I might be able to help if you can get any photos of what one looks like

  10. #90
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    Just a quick update to say I haven't given up on the van, however I have lost every ounce of motivation to work on it at the moment! I'm hoping to build some back up soon so I can get on with it!

  11. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammo View Post
    Just a quick update to say I haven't given up on the van, however I have lost every ounce of motivation to work on it at the moment! I'm hoping to build some back up soon so I can get on with it!
    I got like that with my project van. To get over it I just bought another van

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