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    Thread: Caddy V4.0 - glutton for punishment

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      04-13-2012 05:27 PM #351
      Awesome build man, you do top notch work.

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      04-13-2012 07:47 PM #352
      those look real good

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      04-14-2012 05:50 PM #353
      2.5 inches of lip in the rear with no poke and no stagger

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      04-15-2012 07:37 PM #354
      Ah yes, got em all assmebled, mounted and balanced....and oh yeah on the truck







      Close up of the rear from the top:



      I have to say it all worked out like I hoped in terms of both fittment and appearance. The wheels actually ended up being 15'x7.75" due to the dry-seal spacer rings. Tires are 185.45.15. The pics are with the rear end aired up to ride height and the fronts are pretty close to their final height, though I will probably spin the front down another 1/4" or so.

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      04-16-2012 12:40 AM #355
      SEX!! Seriously couldn't have turned out nicer!
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      05-02-2012 10:11 PM #356
      Shooting for SOWO, at least that is the plan.....who knows

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      05-03-2012 01:18 AM #357
      Quote Originally Posted by s14_sr20_silvia View Post
      SEX!! Seriously couldn't have turned out nicer!
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      05-05-2012 07:02 PM #358
      Well the bay is now complete, even managing to hold all its fluids thus far:



      Just need to get another brake line to bend up for the rear and I can bleed out the brakes. If things go well tomorrow with the interior might even try to start it up

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      05-10-2012 03:35 PM #359
      bay looks amazing adam...

      you know if you'll be able to make it down in this for sowo?

      take care,
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      05-10-2012 04:10 PM #360
      Its going to be close, so not sure yet

      Do I still get a Nashty-hug if not?

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      05-10-2012 04:23 PM #361
      Quote Originally Posted by grizzlyone View Post
      Its going to be close, so not sure yet

      Do I still get a Nashty-hug if not?
      come on now... we been throwing down for how many years now and you go and ask such a silly question.... see you and the fellas soon and hope this beautlful caddy of yours makes it down as well...

      take care,
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      05-10-2012 09:49 PM #362
      Love the bag setup

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      05-11-2012 06:50 PM #363
      You gonna be able to make it to sowo man? Glad to see some one was able to get their caddy running. Looks great man.

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      05-11-2012 07:36 PM #364
      Trying to get it done by then but really not sure, its going to be really close.

      I did get the rest of the control arm parts and the lower tiebar I made up back from the plater:



      Close up of the arms, and how they lay out at full droop. Now mind you the front struts I am running are custom built Koni's with 2.5" shorter bodies than stock MK1 units. So full droop on these is where they would sit with a 2.5" drop:


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      05-12-2012 08:17 PM #365
      Now its down to the interior to get it back on the road, put some time in today:



      Got the new carpet 'mostly' fit and trimmed along with most of the dash. I still need to wire in the heated seat switch and the rest of the air ride.

      Decided to do door cards from scratch. The previous ones were cabby cards I had cut down to fit the small Caddy doors. They matched the old cabby seats I ran but had extra holes for mirror adjuster and tweeters I wasnt using. So the progress thus far:






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      05-13-2012 01:31 AM #366
      daaaaang adam

    17. 05-14-2012 10:57 PM #367
      so can you dump it with no rubbing in the rear? can you post pics



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      05-15-2012 08:37 PM #368
      There are already pics of that in the thread


      So its offical, I am calling it. Not going to make it to SOWO this yr

      I could have rushed/cut some corners, but just not willign to do that at this point. Will def be at H20i, if it happens this year.

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      05-16-2012 04:00 PM #369
      Quote Originally Posted by grizzlyone View Post

      So its offical, I am calling it. Not going to make it to SOWO this yr
      when you say "Not going", you mean the truck or both you and the truck....

      take care,
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      05-16-2012 04:56 PM #370
      Quote Originally Posted by Nashty Rabbit View Post
      when you say "Not going", you mean the truck or both you and the truck....

      take care,
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      The caddy...

      I'll be there waiting tomorrow around 5pm with bells on for you Nash

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      06-08-2012 08:30 PM #371
      So, since I wasnt going to make it to SOWO progress slowed abit as both work and life got in the way. But I am back on it

      All the 'bodily' fluids are in it, and seem to be staying put thus far. After begining to make custom door cards I decided instead to modify some GLI cards instead:





      I need to rework the lower speaker frame to cover up the old 4x6 hole, but the window latch clears the upper just fine. So all in all pretty happy, especially since I will have so much better sound than before.

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      06-09-2012 09:25 AM #372
      Lookin good man. Good seeing you at SoWo. I kinda miss NC

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      07-11-2012 08:55 PM #373
      Quote Originally Posted by aj11086 View Post
      Lookin good man. Good seeing you at SoWo. I kinda miss NC
      Late response, but yes was good to see you as well

      Progress has slowed once again, damn life and work getting in the way. But I have managed to get some little things done: door cards, rear brake lines, dash bezel, etc. Should have some new pics up soon.

      I will drive it to H20i this year

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      07-14-2012 12:59 PM #374
      Well everything under the car is complete, finally:





      Got a little bit or wiring to finish up inside the cabin, and then time to turn the key

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      07-14-2012 04:49 PM #375
      Daaayuuum! (damn)

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      07-14-2012 05:18 PM #376
      That rear end is effing awesome man.

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      07-14-2012 05:51 PM #377
      Can you post a video of that exhaust?

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      07-14-2012 07:13 PM #378
      Quote Originally Posted by Road Boss View Post
      Can you post a video of that exhaust?

      I can when it runs again, with will probably be 2 weeks or so with my current obligations and work schedule.

      A couple more closer up pics of the rear end, brakes, fuel, etc:




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      09-15-2012 07:59 PM #379
      Will time flies, when there is no time to work on projects, not alot of progress not visually anyway. Still working on buttoning up the wiring and the int. H20i is probably not going to happen, but I am still trying

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      10-25-2012 08:53 PM #380
      Been distracted by my TDI project, but I did get some new parts for the Caddy. I got new alu body threaded shocks for the back. The air ride in the back was always planned for fin tuning the ride height and quality. With just the bags I needed to air them up to ~80psi to get to ride height, which wouldnt have been very comfy. So I will swap the rear shocks out for the new ones with some midget springs which will provide about half the spring rate and let me use the bags as I planned to from the begining


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      10-26-2012 08:12 PM #382
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitarmy View Post

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      10-28-2012 03:29 PM #383
      Had some time this weekend to work on the Caddy, and pretty much came to the conclusion I have to get new carpet to replace the new carpet I already have. The Stock Interior just inst the look, or fit I want.

      I did get the new rear shock/coil-over set up together and on the car, they were even Boris pre-approved:


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      10-30-2012 12:11 PM #384
      Love the work and fabrication done in your build.

      Looks great!
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      11-09-2012 08:26 PM #385
      So I am considering a bit of a change in plans. One that some will say I should have done since day one, running bumpers again....but I do really like the look of it without:



      Anyone else thoughts?

      It would be a real OEM Jetta front eurobumper and a custom made/modified rabbit euro rear.....

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