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    Thread: California Mk1 Caddy Love - Intro

    1. Member vwovw's Avatar
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      01-08-2012 10:20 PM #26
      looks good

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      01-08-2012 11:43 PM #27
      So you're the one who raped that 1980 Rabbit in San Jose.

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      01-08-2012 11:59 PM #28
      That is a sweet Caddy indeed Very good find! I have similar Hella spotlights on the
      front of mine

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      01-09-2012 07:02 AM #29
      Very nice my man. Any interior pics? Any idea where I can get that sticker?

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      01-09-2012 09:32 AM #30
      Lol that poor rabbit in San Jose was super raped. Only thing left I could take was the bumper. Someone gutted that poor guy!

      I made the sticker myself. Maybe I could make a small batch if people are interested.

      Thanks for the kind words as always guys!
      Need some drop plates to even it out now.
      Edit: Ordered 2.5" Drop Plates
      Last edited by CasperSYTFU; 01-09-2012 at 07:13 PM.
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      01-10-2012 12:10 AM #31
      Very clean Bay Area truck! Are you looking for any specific parts? I will keep my eyes open when I hit the yards up north.

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      01-10-2012 12:33 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by vwtdiwagon View Post
      Very clean Bay Area truck! Are you looking for any specific parts? I will keep my eyes open when I hit the yards up north.
      I'm really looking for a stock set of Caddy rear bumpers 6 pack on me! lol
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      01-10-2012 01:40 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by CasperSYTFU View Post
      I'm really looking for a stock set of Caddy rear bumpers 6 pack on me! lol
      i have a good stock rear bumper setup, if you've got stuff to trade I'm lookin for dash parts, etc.
      pm me im near sacto.
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      wanted - blue GTI interior bits, must be perfect

    9. 01-10-2012 01:50 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
      i have a good stock rear bumper setup, if you've got stuff to trade I'm lookin for dash parts, etc.
      pm me im near sacto.
      I have a minty tow plate if needed.

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      01-10-2012 02:00 AM #35
      You have lots of NorCal Caddy support. I have those parts too, bumper i mean.

      Here's some old NorCal Caddy action


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      01-10-2012 02:07 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by CasperSYTFU View Post
      .....Then went to a local scrap yard and picked up a couple little things, one being a new to me front bumper with hydro-mounts to flush up.....
      One more thing about the bumpers. The Cabrio clipper kit, has bumper supports for the re-bar. They sit closer and have no hydro part. Just a solid mount and it sits closer to the body. I've used these on standard bumpers and they fit nicely.

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      01-10-2012 06:20 PM #37
      Thanks so much for the replies (and sweet pictures!)

      How much were you guys wanting for the rear bumpers? (You can PM me)
      And those supports sound great!

      I forgot about the most nit-picky item I'm missing... The driver side running board exterior trim strip.

      Not sure where I can find one and it's killing me having it missing!
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      01-13-2012 04:58 PM #38
      I'd rather keep everything in 1 thread so I have some newbie questions (don't have a service manual here at work)

      Noticed this the other night.

      A) the part of the bracket is cracket to the motor. Guess it's time to get to welding?


      B) Leaking some oil or fluid. Is this a coolant line? The fluid really looks like motor oil but it doesn't look like it's leaking from above, but the nipple here. (What is this section?)


      Sorry for the really beginner questions but as I said I can't flip open my service manual right now
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      01-13-2012 09:08 PM #39
      That's power steering. They always ooozzz fluid eventually. You can get that bracket from the junk yard easy. Its a simple part to replace with roughly 5 screws and very easy to access.

      Look for Cabriolets with power steering and even MKII golfs have that same part.

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      01-16-2012 10:36 PM #40
      Thanks so much for the tip, man!
      The yard we went to over the weekend the only MK2 had the same crack HAHA

      Got some goodies I'll post a pic of later on

      Back to the yards for find the bracket next weekend.
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      01-17-2012 07:28 PM #41
      Well damn. Put my car on the lift at the shop I work at in my spare time to install my new drop plates.



      Guess theres not much room for the bolts on the 2.5" template so I had to grind down my caliper bracket. No problem. Then had to grind down some bolts since they then hit the back of the plate. No problem here either!

      Move the the other wheel and get down to removing the caliper brackets 2 #8 allen bolts. Well turns out the PO's shop used industrial thread-lock and no anti-seize so the bolt sheered. Had to return everything to stock until I can use my buddies extractors next week or so

      Next update will have new grille, new grill filler valance I found, and lowered (hopefully a new PS bracket too!).

      Fingers crossed
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      01-18-2012 07:22 PM #42
      Another quick question.
      Can't find a paint code sticker since the front had been resprayed.
      It's an 81, and I know Slate Grey Metallic was an option but it looks more like Onyx Green Metallic.

      Any gurus able to shed light?
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    18. 01-18-2012 08:02 PM #43
      yeah it looks a little too green to be slate grey to me and your interior door jambs are white or grey. word of caution though, the slate grey i'm looking at in my caddy is 30 years old!

      what color is it in the engine bay?

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      01-18-2012 08:08 PM #44
      Everything is the same green.
      Engine bay and everything. Not sure if you were looking at the pictures other people posted.
      It's definitely the original color. Just not sure where else to look for paint codes.
      Hmm
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    20. 01-18-2012 08:13 PM #45
      whoops, definitely looking at those. my bad.

      check this out, "forest green metallic clearcoat", as stock on an '81:

      http://www.mk1vw.info/paint3.php

      your car isn't as green as the sample picture but it's a guess...

      there was also "jasper green" on the '83.

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      01-18-2012 08:17 PM #46
      The more I look the more I'm convinced its Onyx Green Metallic.

      Need to find a damn paint code in this bucket!

      Onyx example I found:
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    22. 01-18-2012 08:22 PM #47
      onyx metallic green = LD6V

      http://mk1vw.info/paint4.php
      http://www.the152.com/modules.php?na...ewtopic&t=3874

      i think the only original paint code was that sticker. try peeling it and looking under the sticker?

      are you sure it's the original color? closest color listed for the caddies is that slate grey

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      01-18-2012 08:24 PM #48
      Yea even in the nastiest of places in the engine bay its the same old paint. Even on the undeside and where pain has chipped.

      Maybe I have a unicorn? lol
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    24. 01-18-2012 08:26 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by CasperSYTFU View Post
      Yea even in the nastiest of places in the engine bay its the same old paint. Even on the undeside and where pain has chipped.

      Maybe I have a unicorn? lol
      haha, it's a nice color but it must have been resprayed since the VOLKSWAGEN on the back is not in white lettering and the tailgate matches the rest of the car

      EDIT: also inside paint looks a little lighter than the outside. maybe inside is slate gray (original) and the outside got the onyx?
      Last edited by likes2driveslow; 01-18-2012 at 08:28 PM.

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      01-18-2012 08:29 PM #50
      Obviously I need to dig further. It's killing me cause I want to get the GTI lip thats on it re-sprayed.

      Edit: I see way you're saying about that interior paint. I guess I could just get the lip reshot in onyx and see if it matches then beg for a respray if not haha. Got to go through all the paper work from PO's and see if the answer is in there. Thanks for your help man!
      Last edited by CasperSYTFU; 01-18-2012 at 08:33 PM.
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