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    Thread: ARI's 80 VW CADDY Speed, Switches & Shaved

    1. Member TheyCallMeARI's Avatar
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      08-10-2010 06:30 PM #1
      Hello Everyone,
      Lets try this again... As some of you may know already I used to have an 83 GTI which was my project car, but due to financial and space oriented problems i had to get rid of it. I was given an ultimatum to get it rolling or to get something that is at least rolling.. (Buying something rolling and painted helped me financially... the GTI was sold to my friend a few miles away. It is in great hands) Well after searching on the internet i found my diamond in the rough. It was a 1980 VW Caddy from Ohio, The previous owner was Jimmy V. he as well was in a situation like me.. too many projects and too little space.
      Finding another Mk1 worked out perfectly because i already had the long awaited front Bagyards bombers custom made for my Mk1, and i also had multiple parts purchased for the gti.

      So here are tyhe new specs for now..
      -AWP 1.8t, 02m 6 speed transmission, and CAE motorsports shifter
      -Front Bagyard Bombers, Rear Slam Specialties RE-6 , 8 switches, 2 480cc compressors, and a 5 gallon tank

      I purchased this in July, just never had time to make my build thread.. Parts have been slowly coming in.

      From the purchase.





      Quick stop at Buffalo Wild Wings

      Parked in VIP

      Tanking up and starting the journey about 360 miles back to Chicago.
      Last edited by TheyCallMeARI; 08-24-2010 at 07:39 AM.

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      08-10-2010 06:35 PM #2
      The Windy City. Be sure 2011 to come down to INDY for the Midwest Volksfest show in June. I'll see you there in my caddy ( 2009 i was the only caddy, 2010 O caddys I was under construction ) 2011 Caddys need to bring it & bring it BIG.

      Looking good so far

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      08-10-2010 06:44 PM #3
      I will be ready! I am hoping to get the engine in and running within a month, Cant work day to day anymore on it because school starts in 2 weeks...

      I will be posting more pictures now.

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      08-10-2010 06:56 PM #4
      Pictures from unloading in Chicago.



      My Caddy and my buddies meeting for the first time.



      bye bye GTI



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      08-10-2010 07:01 PM #5
      Some pictures from my Old Thread... I guess they belong here now.. its all going into the Caddy now.
      BagYard Bombers




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      CAE Shifter



      Donor GLI 1.8T & 02M







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      08-10-2010 07:05 PM #6
      Lets start on the interior..

      Removing some rust & Prep


      Sorry no pictures after it was hit with a wire wheel, Didnt have a camera the next day and needed to get it painted before the weekend.




      Starting the dynamat





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      08-10-2010 07:09 PM #7
      Vmaxx coils & Axle Flip
      Not a bad stance.






      But i want MORE LOW








      hmmm just some fun in the shop..
      RS?

      Purple SnowFlakes?


      Also tested some parts that came with the caddy..

      think im gonna go with the original Stock headlights... not sure what i think about the smoked that came with it, and they are also rusting alittle inside the lens.

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      08-10-2010 07:10 PM #8
      yesss, looking forward to progress
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      08-10-2010 07:27 PM #10
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      share biotch!

      nice ari... see ya at h20?

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    12. 08-10-2010 08:32 PM #12
      nice.

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      08-10-2010 09:39 PM #16
      green suits a caddy so well. love it. although I am a bit partial

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      08-10-2010 11:35 PM #18
      holy **** thats super hot

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      08-11-2010 02:48 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by rico_arg View Post
      share biotch!

      nice ari... see ya at h20?
      I will be there with the Audi NO DOUBT.. caddy wont be ready in time.. alot must be done.


      thanks everyone for the kind words

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      08-11-2010 03:18 AM #20
      the caddy came with smoked headlights, but they were rusting a bit on the inside so.... i bought original lights.. I think i made the right decision.



      Also installed all the window seals today and the windows



      Shifter was also fitted into place.

    20. 08-11-2010 05:11 PM #21
      Purple SnowFlakes?


      Hmmm Best color we powdercoated a wheel at the shop so far hahah
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    21. 08-11-2010 06:34 PM #22
      that's sic

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      08-11-2010 06:56 PM #23
      Very nice.

      Good choice on the headlights for sure. What are your plans for the bed and the front, especially rear bumpers?

      Keep it up!

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      08-12-2010 02:03 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by BlitzKraft View Post
      Purple SnowFlakes?

      Absolutely! Green and purple go well together. Especially if you're into the hipster dancing scene.
      Seriously, though.

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      08-12-2010 02:08 AM #26
      So what's getting dropped in the MKIV GLI then?
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      08-12-2010 03:35 PM #27
      where about in chicago are you? im located in hammond. if u need a hand ill take beer as a payment

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      08-12-2010 04:04 PM #28
      did you make contact to "the guy"?
      i hope the next package from germany arrives soon

      where did you source the cae shifter n germany from? directly from their webside

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      08-12-2010 04:18 PM #29
      yeah..what's wrong with the MKIV? it'd be better to Bt that and drop it..less issues...eitherway..i want the GLi seats for my GLi!! sell em to me.
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    29. 08-12-2010 09:57 PM #30
      the donor car didn't seem like it was rough, those limited edition GLI's are worth big bucks around here, because there is so few of them, and even fewer are clean and not killed

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      08-12-2010 11:14 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by zososrainsong View Post
      Very nice.

      Good choice on the headlights for sure. What are your plans for the bed and the front, especially rear bumpers?

      Keep it up!
      thanks yeah i liked the original look rather then any aftermarket choice.
      not sure about the front and rear bumpers yet.. i wanna get everything running first.. the bed is herculinered for now.
      Quote Originally Posted by lilbacon3 View Post

      Absolutely! Green and purple go well together. Especially if you're into the hipster dancing scene.
      Seriously, though.
      hmm hipster dancing scene .. not so sure about that but yes i do like very elaborate colors and i have 6 steelies and about 5 snowflakes so i can go crazy... hmmm pink and green = watermellon haha


      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      where about in chicago are you? im located in hammond. if u need a hand ill take beer as a payment
      North suburbs of Chicago about 10min north of downtown.. haha work comes here and there once parts come in, but beers are always available at my place..

      Quote Originally Posted by otti View Post
      did you make contact to "the guy"?
      i hope the next package from germany arrives soon

      where did you source the cae shifter n germany from? directly from their webside
      I emailed the guy and messaged him on golf1 but he never responded.. I dont think he makes mounts for awp and 02m... but its alright i am still leaning toward VF mounts... they will be alot stronger then the mk1 engine mount points.. reinforced framerails with VF mounts sounds good to me..
      I purchased the shifter from USRT i believe they are the USA distributor of CAE.
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      Quote Originally Posted by eurospek. View Post
      So what's getting dropped in the MKIV GLI then?
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      yeah..what's wrong with the MKIV? it'd be better to Bt that and drop it..less issues...eitherway..i want the GLi seats for my GLi!! sell em to me.
      Quote Originally Posted by 35i 2000 View Post
      the donor car didn't seem like it was rough, those limited edition GLI's are worth big bucks around here, because there is so few of them, and even fewer are clean and not killed
      Haha i was kind of kidding about "donor car" cause usually on these forums donor is some rust bucket with a few available pieces i kind of laughed when i posted up the pictures.. a 2004 donor car for a 1980 caddy
      It is my friends GLI, it has been his baby since day one.. the car can literally be eatten off of.. there are only 24k miles on it.. so i have an 24k mile awp 1.8t and 02m... he decided that he wanted to do something different then big turbo 1.8... hes dropping a R36 motor into it with a vr6 02m 6 speed..
      yep thats right 3.6L. he wont miss his 1.8t
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      08-12-2010 11:31 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by TheyCallMeARI View Post
      It is my friends GLI, it has been his baby since day one.. the car can literally be eatten off of.. there are only 24k miles on it.. so i have an 24k mile awp 1.8t and 02m... he decided that he wanted to do something different then big turbo 1.8... hes dropping a R36 motor into it with a vr6 02m 6 speed..
      yep thats right 3.6L. he wont miss his 1.8t
      Is this the same GLI with safety orange BBS?
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      08-12-2010 11:41 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by eurospek. View Post
      Is this the same GLI with safety orange BBS?
      haha no thats me
      heres my caddy build thread
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...y-Build-Thread

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      08-12-2010 11:54 PM #34
      ^ Subscribing to both threads. NOW.

      Can't wait to get into a Euro next (VAG or MINI) and join in on the fun.
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