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    1. Member nobug's Avatar
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      11-06-2008 11:22 PM #1
      So here is my MK1 project, I bought it a few years ago off of vortex. It was towed up from Georgia to the Niagra area of Ontario, where I picked it up and towed it to the east coast (Nova Scotia) it was and is an on going project. For the first while I was just collecting parts and itching to get started on it. When the time came, I got it in the shop and started stripping it down to just a bare shell. I made a stand for it and flipped it on it's side, but after working at it that way for some time, I found it to be a real pain not being able to spin it to get at different parts from different angles. So I bought a couple of engine stands and some square tube, after some measuring, cutting and welding, it is now able to spin to almost any angle I want to work at. I have been extremely busy and haven't had the time to put into it like I would like to do.

      The drivetrain is from an 03 Wolfsburg with 79,000 kms
      Pics of the project and parts collecting
      Here goes.....

      Caddy in Niagra before towing it home


      arriving home with it

      All the parts I have collected to date, all body parts, window seals, weatherstripping etc. are genuine VW













      Tailgate from California thanks to the samba

      Other odds and ends



      wheels are still undecided but here is what I have so far.

      A few other goodies I plan on picking up

      here is the progress to date..........










      the new setup for turning it.



      A test fit of the stainless floor for the bed I had made.

      The drivetrain

      will try and update as progress continues.


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      11-06-2008 11:52 PM #2
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      11-07-2008 12:09 AM #3
      i say do the HUFFS for wheels. will definitely make things interesting, especially if you can tuck them!
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      11-07-2008 12:34 AM #4
      some new cross braces I had made up for the bed


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      11-07-2008 12:56 AM #5
      WOW!!!!! very nice!!!

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      11-07-2008 01:35 AM #6
      Stainless bed... watching
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    7. 11-07-2008 01:51 AM #7
      AIM air ride products = fail, do NOT buy them they are absolutely terrible quality. go check out suicidedoors.com they can set you up with whatever you need, only quality, stuff not AIM bullshiz

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      11-07-2008 02:20 AM #8
      i will be watchin this thread...

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      11-07-2008 07:40 AM #9
      This guy already wins

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      11-07-2008 08:54 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by 2.0_golfMN »
      AIM air ride products = fail, do NOT buy them they are absolutely terrible quality. go check out suicidedoors.com they can set you up with whatever you need, only quality, stuff not AIM bullshiz

      Thanks for the info, not much experience with bags, so any help is appreciated. I found the AIM from searching for bags for a caddy, found they have a complete kit. That is the only reason I was looking at them. Will check the info you mentioned.


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      11-07-2008 09:31 AM #11
      tuck the huffs. love the bed.

      subscribed. now some updates please


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      11-07-2008 09:34 AM #12
      followed your threads on Customobessions....you have some mad skills!

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      11-07-2008 09:49 AM #13
      Thanks for all your comments and suggestions, progress has been a little slow to say the least, hopefully over the winter I will have/get more time to work on it.


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      11-07-2008 11:00 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Motorjunkie »
      Stainless bed... watching
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      11-07-2008 11:09 AM #15
      Looking great so far. Can't wait to see the progress.

      Any links to previous "Custom Obsessions" builds?


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      11-07-2008 11:15 AM #16
      Awesome project!!!!!

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      11-07-2008 11:36 AM #17
      air ride
      getting rid of the westy

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      11-07-2008 11:39 AM #18
      you had me at "stainless bed"

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      11-07-2008 11:46 AM #19
      Lookin good keep up the good work
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      11-07-2008 12:04 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by joezeeuw »
      Looking great so far. Can't wait to see the progress.

      Any links to previous "Custom Obsessions" builds?

      Not really a build, just some mods to my driver
      http://www.customobsessions.co...art=0

      some of my projects
      http://www.customobsessions.co...17020

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      AND the good old Caddy project
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      11-07-2008 01:17 PM #21
      From looking at your other builds, you seem to know what you are doing in an insanely awesome way.

      Can't wait to see what happens here.

      Ain't nobody dope as me, I'm dressed, so fresh, so clean, so fresh and so clean clean.

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      11-07-2008 02:07 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by ashleyroemk1 »
      air ride
      getting rid of the westy

      OCD

    23. 11-07-2008 02:16 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by ArpyArpad »
      you had me at "stainless bed"
      x2

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      11-07-2008 02:58 PM #24
      This is EXACTLY what I need to do to my Caddy! But I have a donor bed in good condition already removed. Just the cross pieces still in tact.

      How'd you remove the top off of those stock cross braces?

      NM, I saw you drill out the spot welds... Looks great!!!




      Modified by vwrabbit at 2:59 PM 11-7-2008


    25. 11-08-2008 03:15 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by nobug »

      Thanks for the info, not much experience with bags, so any help is appreciated. I found the AIM from searching for bags for a caddy, found they have a complete kit. That is the only reason I was looking at them. Will check the info you mentioned.

      yea AIM pretty much makes their set ups available for damn near any vehicle. i know they have been know for overall cheap production of air ride parts. do a lil more research and find out whats best to use oh yea, make sure you go with 8 valves not four, waaaay better ride and its not worth savin yourself the extra 110 bucks. ive always wanted to see some caddy's slammed on air as i am a former mini trucker so i wish you best of luck in your project!

      and one for old memories... build yours to lay hard and throw sparks


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      11-08-2008 10:03 AM #26
      <------ jealous.

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      11-08-2008 11:32 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by ekulnoyl »
      i will be watchin this thread...

      x2

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      11-11-2008 09:42 PM #28
      Made some progress today, nothing major, but will definetly help when the new bed goes in. All the cross braces were really bowed, as well as one of the rails. So I spent some time straightening the rail, cut and test fit the cross braces. I have to finish cleaning up the undercarriage before welding the cross braces in. They sit nice and level




      Modified by nobug at 10:50 PM 11-11-2008


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      11-11-2008 09:51 PM #29
      i like where you are going with this, give or take a few things...

      looking forward to seeing more

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      11-11-2008 09:53 PM #30
      this on is going to be sweet!

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      11-11-2008 09:57 PM #31
      Not everything is for certain, things are always changing as I go along, all I know 100% right now, is it will be getting a stainless bed, and a 1.8T

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      11-12-2008 10:03 AM #32
      Loving this post, looking forward to your progress

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      11-18-2008 07:42 AM #33
      that is so cool. i like the engine stand thing to spin the car. this build rocks

    34. 11-18-2008 08:34 AM #34
      niiiice keep it up
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      11-18-2008 01:01 PM #35
      few more pieces showed up today.

      a new tailgate, one of the last few still available

      and a new battery tray


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