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pobmk4

Mk3 caddy van

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Haven't posted a build thread in quite a while....... Probably due to the fact most of my cars are in bits. But late last year I decided I needed a new workhorse, so a caddy was really my only viable option.

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So I bought this! The day I purchased it I also bought the rear spoiler and side rail cover as i think it helps the aesthetics a little.

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After about 2 days I got fed up looking at the bland plastic interior, obviously being a van, VW didn't care too much for soft touch fabrics and comfortable surroundings. So I bought and fitted mk2 TT air vents and mk6 switches to brighten it up a little.

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Next up was the rear load area, I never liked the bulk head in a caddy, so it got removed along with the rear floor section.

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This is all to enable the fitting of the touran front floor section and centre rail.

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Which then meant I could do this.......

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And voila..... we have 5 useable seats. I know people are going to say why did I not just buy a touran, but where is the fun in that!!

So after Christmas was over, I got back to the other interior parts, first and foremost was the centre armrest. Also stolen from a touran, it's more for the looks than purpose as it actually sits quite low in comparison to the seats.

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Only really got that done then took a few weeks break from it, too busy with work and holidays. But alas the van was always awaiting more work, so I managed to pick up a few goodies for the engine bay as the CRD IS a horrible messy little brute of an engine (forgive the pics as it wasn't cleaned)

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Fitted the engine cover, porsche oil and coolant caps. Had to modify the oil one though to make it fit correctly.

I was always asked why I didn't sticker up the van for advertising, to be honest I never felt the need for much advertising, but I had been watching a certain something for many months, so when the chance of the van came up I purchased this at the same time.

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Gets to the point without a load of attention. From this point the van took a back seat, too many other things needed done. But a few weeks ago I just happened to be at a breakers yard when I spied something I just couldn't let go.

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I also took the liberty of installing touran bases and rear floor carpets at the same time, it completes the sear conversion quite nicely until I get it all retrimmed.

That's sort of it for now, but I've got other things planned

Genuine ED30 rub strips (purchased)

Touran mirror conversion (purchased)

Mk7 front bumper

rcd 510

OEM Bluetooth

OEM Optical Park System

Multifunction steering wheel

Complete interior retrim

Rear end carpet and sound deadened

Genuine Audi fat five 18" wheels

Lowered (for scene points)

I think that's about it for now........

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Lol I'm too busy to be working on my own stuff! The only good thing is, this one has no reason to be condemned to death row. I'll still never have anything by dubshed though. 

Hopefully have the wheels and suspension kit fitted in the next 6 weeks or so.

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Lol I'm too busy to be working on my own stuff! The only good thing is, this one has no reason to be condemned to death row. I'll still never have anything by dubshed though. 

Hopefully have the wheels and suspension kit fitted in the next 6 weeks or so.

6 years you mean? :lol::lol:

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Got a spare hour this evening so I decided to make a start on the rear seat belts, got them all mounted in behind the panels but have yet to get the upright fixing attached to the pillar, although I did manage to get my centre seat done.

I always wanted the seats to be fully removable so I needed a centre belt that functioned properly for safety aswell as being removable for loading if I ever needed it..... I came up with this

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It's a genuine vw part mounted to the sear meaning I can removed the seat with the belt, also means it's nest and tidy when not in use.

Also a big thanks to@Lenny for the deal on a RCD510. I need this to complete a few of my retrofits.

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I've a few other bits and pieces in place at the mo, but not completed but I'll update in due course.

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Not really sure what I'm going to do as regards sign writing yet, I'll see how it looks when I'm done.

Got round to finally fitting these today

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They are the ed30 side strips (also the same as the touran highline). I also fitted new number plate surrounds as the eBay ones weren't up to much.

The OEM Bluetooth has now been fitted along with a DAB aerial for the rcd510, not much point showing a pic as it's a boring black box.

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Yet again more wee packages arrived for the van over the past couple of weeks for more interior upgrades which some of you may have already seen...

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A new gearknob (audi 5 speed) as the caddy one is horrible and plastic a bit like the other thing I replaced

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Polo 6R flat bottom MFSW, very similar to the mk7 wheel except I can actually get every button on this one to work, mk7 has software incompatibility issues meaning some of the buttons won't work, it would just annoy me so I opted for this one.

Wheels will be sent away on Thursday for a refurb so hopefully get them back within a week or so.

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I nearly forgot to update this. I got myself a set of original audi s8 "fat fives" had them fully refurbed and finished in a shadow chrome, but 8 specified more silver than chrome.

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And more recently i managed to get the MFSW all working, had to change out the steering controller/slip ring and the ignition switch, then with a bit of tweaking with VCDS all works as should.

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At the same time I also retrofitted the cruise control as it was just a case of coding once I had all the switch setup in.

Got a bit of a bargain with a brand new genuine set of gti pedals, although had to separate and build my own pedal Base to the gti pedal as the bas3 for he caddy is alot wider and it would leave gaps around it.

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So next up is probably going to be the OPS, I got a few bits from a mk6 golf breaker, just need a main loom and front loom then I'll make up the rest of it as I've never seen a caddy with full OPS (Usually just the rears)

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