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    How to replace rear turrets/leaf spring mounts

    in need of some help, i need to replace the inner turret sills, + turret and rear leaf spring mounts, how do people go about it, lining everything back up?

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    http://www.vwcaddy.com/showthread.ph...-game!)/page17

    post 653 on?

    not sure where you mean by inner turret sills

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    http://www.retrofication.co.uk/innersillturret.html these things,

    I was going to buy the last turret but it sold just as i was about to buy it

    I see how al did it, but doesnt say how he re aligned the turret?

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    So this was my idea, cut out the turret, then cut out the sill and stitch/seam weld them back on, looks like they are stitch/spot welded on originally, not sure how much these flex so i don't know if seam welding is the way to go?
    I've measured up as much as possible, but if someone knows a better way i can go about this, i'll appreciate it very much!
    This is the most logical way for me?

    Any insight will be grateful!

    rear sill turret.jpg

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    Why you so hung up on things flexing from spots welds, there’s some big hp mk1 caddy trucks on standard rigs

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    i'm not, im saying, if it needs to flex and i seam weld it, it'll just crack, so does it need some sort of flex or can it be solid. stitch welding all the seams is like a free rollcage with the added benefit of less cracking as it spreads the load.
    I seem to be the only one doing it, should be a huge difference in handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-Nack View Post
    i'm not, im saying, if it needs to flex and i seam weld it, it'll just crack, so does it need some sort of flex or can it be solid. stitch welding all the seams is like a free rollcage with the added benefit of less cracking as it spreads the load.
    I seem to be the only one doing it, should be a huge difference in handling.
    Are you planning on racing the caddy on a track and slinging hard around corners?

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    yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-Nack View Post
    yes.

    Tell us more, what’s your intended suspension/ engine set up

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    nothing major for now as i just lost my job, just the basic stuff and maybe a 4 point front subframe to connect the wishbones together.

    Has nobody changed the rear turret sills apart from AL??

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