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Thread: Drivers side rear panel repair

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    Drivers side rear panel repair

    I've got my latest caddy shell back from the sandblaster and as expected it is a pretty shoddy in places. The worst is the drivers side between the 'B' pillar and the rear arch. I don't think there are any repair panels out there so i was thinking of using some mk1 golf 3dr outer door skins as they have the same profile (i think) https://www.vwheritage.com/171831106...-door-vw-spare.

    Has anyone had any experience with this area?

    caddy side.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenamesdaryl View Post
    I've got my latest caddy shell back from the sandblaster and as expected it is a pretty shoddy in places. The worst is the drivers side between the 'B' pillar and the rear arch. I don't think there are any repair panels out there so i was thinking of using some mk1 golf 3dr outer door skins as they have the same profile (i think) https://www.vwheritage.com/171831106...-door-vw-spare.

    Has anyone had any experience with this area?

    caddy side.jpg
    Ask worthingcaddy for advice, his truck is worse than that...... but yours ain’t got the cat footprints lol

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    https://www.vwheritage.com/179809604...panel-vw-spare brand new panel, you're welcome.

    it even comes with the sill!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elroy View Post
    Ask worthingcaddy for advice, his truck is worse than that...... but yours ain’t got the cat footprints lol
    OI prick haha

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    Sand? More like rocks!

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    Christ, what is the other side like? Must have had a hell of a lot of filler to hide all that?

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    The other side is pretty alright, yeah it looked alright with all the filler in there! That side panel is mega, not sure how i didnt find that before. shame about the price but that would solve so many other problems too... Here is a before picDSC_0072.jpg

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    costs a lot, but then it's done right. plus you won't have a headache doing your sills because they're already attached! it'd just be lining it all up correctly and welding it in.
    i just finished mine, and it takes a while to line it all up, and cut them to fit.

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    Yeah, my sills need doing anyway, plus theres damage all along the panel with holes everywhere, so its a no brainer! You got any pictures of yours?

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    I’d say that price is bloody good!!!! They’re ideals for what I need to do so I will buy both sides ready for when I restore it. They’re just up the road from me too

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    Ya, on my thread updated it yesterday. Yup, sounds like a plan you won't even need body filler on those panels either, well maybe a skim. But they should be perfect, even less to worry about.

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