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    Thread: The Rad Caddy Build Thread W/ New & Improved ABA 5spd Swap & Slammage!

    1. 03-27-2011 11:04 AM #106
      That just doesnt flow with the interior at all.

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      03-27-2011 11:19 AM #107
      I just pulled the trans.... I figured it out why it wasn't spinning. There was a dime in the bottom of the housing. I don't know how it got in there, I have the plug in the timing hole. Either way, I'm glad I found it. Of course I pulled the head already so I need a new gasket and bolts. Can I use the bolts over again if I haven't actually run the motor?

    3. 03-27-2011 11:30 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by boraIV View Post
      Can I use the bolts over again if I haven't actually run the motor?
      Running or not running the motor has nothing to do with it.
      Theyve been stretched when you tightened them the first time.
      You need new ones.

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      03-27-2011 11:33 AM #109
      figured.

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      03-27-2011 01:22 PM #110
      keep up the good work man.. caddys are great!!
      I have wheels for sale all Authentic! search me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      03-28-2011 11:13 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      That just doesnt flow with the interior at all.
      If your talking about the original posters truck: I don't know, but you can't see my interior from that pix. I had 70 'Cuda leather seats and a ton of custom billet accessories. It had some Hot Rod flavor, yeah it needed a sheetmetal dash, and Autometer guages, but I liked it anyway.
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      04-01-2011 06:22 PM #112
      motor. in. tonight.

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      04-02-2011 02:57 AM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by boraIV View Post
      motor. in. tonight.
      I weren't lyin'.

      Motor is super dusty from sitting. I took off the top intake manifold to have a little more clearance when I slid it in.


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      04-02-2011 03:40 AM #114
      YES
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      04-06-2011 12:28 PM #115
      Progress report:

      Last night, I bolted on the mk4 exhaust manifold, control arms, brake booster (I forgot how HUGE this thing is!!!), installed the accessory belt, and started routing some of the wiring. I also managed to snap the plastic ball socket on one of the shift linkages trying to adjust the shifter. Those things need to be metal.

      Oh, I also found out that I crushed the brake lines with the jackstand.

      Techtonics Downpipe and exhaust are on the way.

      This weekend should bring the truck back down on all four wheels for the first time in a while!

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      04-06-2011 02:13 PM #116
      Usrt shifter time?
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      I am tire stupid, I got a set of 13"x5.5" wheels. I want to get a stretched look, .

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      04-06-2011 02:17 PM #117
      bah! you're the second person to mention that... I would love to but don't really want to spend the clams on one.

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      04-07-2011 01:31 AM #118
      this is awesome..seeing this thread makes me want one even more

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      04-08-2011 12:18 PM #119
      man killer build. love the color! deff gonna keep my eyes on this thread. thumbs up and cant wait to see more.

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      04-08-2011 01:47 PM #120
      Thanks guys!

      Last night I had so much time to get a lot done. I planned to install the axles and front suspension, but then I noticed I don't have the CV bolts so I couldn't do that. So then I decided to bend brake lines so I ran to Autozone to get the lines and stood in line for 30 minutes or so and then ran to Ace to find out they closed at 7 (I showed up at 7:10).

      Anyway, I bolted on the coilovers and bent some of the brake lines. The came out pretty good for my first time ever. I need to find someone with the flare tool since I crushed a couple lines under the car. I'll upload some pics tonight.

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      04-10-2011 06:26 PM #121
      Bolted up the suspension today and you can see some of the brake lines. I still need to do some more. I'm also curious if my Master Cylinder will work after going through the powdercoat oven....




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      04-10-2011 07:25 PM #122
      Lookin' good. What kind of undercoating you put in the wheel wells?

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      04-11-2011 12:37 AM #123
      3M undercoating!

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      04-12-2011 10:43 AM #124
      TT exhaust should be here today. I need to get the interior painted so I can start bolting some of that in so I can get the truck wired up.

      Here's my brake line artwork!




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      04-12-2011 02:46 PM #125
      what coils did you use? and man im so jealous of your build.

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      04-12-2011 02:50 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by double e View Post
      what coils did you use? and man im so jealous of your build.
      Thanks! Don't be jealous until is driving, right now its a big paper weight. The coilovers are Weitec XS. Rabbitparts.com sells just the fronts for Caddy's.

      http://www.rsjparts.com/catalog/prod...11347d796cec41

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      04-12-2011 11:49 PM #127
      nice work
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      04-13-2011 09:43 AM #128
      Nice job on the brake lines!
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      If I thought like that I would have gotten out of mk1's back when they were still A1's
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      04-13-2011 12:22 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by boraIV View Post
      Thanks! Don't be jealous until is driving, right now its a big paper weight. The coilovers are Weitec XS. Rabbitparts.com sells just the fronts for Caddy's.

      http://www.rsjparts.com/catalog/prod...11347d796cec41
      thanks.

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      04-25-2011 02:04 PM #130
      Well, it's starting to look like a truck again! Pretty excited at this point. I've been making quite a bit of progress, although it doesn't look like it when you see it. This weekend the truck is sitting on all four tires and was rolled outside for a little hose down.

      I took out the fuel accumulator and put the fuel filter in its place. All the brake lines have been finished, now I'm just waiting for a new MC which will be here Tuesday. Adjusted the exhaust and tightened it down a bit so it's not moving (I'll wait to see of it needs more adjusting before I really tighten the clamps). Mounted the electric fan to the radiator. I think I'm going to use the Gates Power Grip radiator hose clamps for a cleaner look. I also started putting down some FatMat in the cab.

      Slated for this week
      Fuel lines to motor
      Figure out upper rad. hose
      Figure out how to modify coolant flange to block heater core outlet.
      Run battery cable for relocation
      Throttle cable
      Shift linkage adjustment




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      04-25-2011 05:31 PM #131
      nice progress... i cant wait to start on my caddy as well.. looks great so far man.. keep it up
      I have wheels for sale all Authentic! search me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      04-25-2011 05:56 PM #132
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      Looking awesome.
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      04-25-2011 06:41 PM #134
      I'm so late...but that color is awesome. Nice progress!!

    30. 04-25-2011 09:57 PM #135
      Wow.
      Loving the green.
      Looks great.

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      04-25-2011 10:31 PM #136
      looking good. keep it up

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      04-29-2011 02:44 AM #137
      Bending fuel line with the steering rack in the car sucks ace. I'm going with rubber lines because of it. That is all.

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      04-29-2011 02:50 AM #138
      LOOKING REAL GOOD MAN!

      care to expand on the rubber line idea? do you mean replacing the hard lines under the dub with some rubbaz?

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      04-29-2011 02:53 AM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by boraIV View Post
      Bending fuel line with the steering rack in the car sucks ace. I'm going with rubber lines because of it. That is all.
      Removing it with the rack in is equally as PITA.

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      04-29-2011 09:24 AM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by volks trippin' View Post
      LOOKING REAL GOOD MAN!

      care to expand on the rubber line idea? do you mean replacing the hard lines under the dub with some rubbaz?
      x2
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      If I thought like that I would have gotten out of mk1's back when they were still A1's
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