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!
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
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.
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!).
onyx metallic green = LD6V
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
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 09:28 PM.
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 09:33 PM.
Anyone have advice on removing an MK1 dash or an estimate on how long it should take?
Desperately need to repaint it... either taking it out or removing everyone off it taping off the interior and doing it in there as a last resort.
Unfortunately Bentley isn't very clear on the topic
Awesome. Torrential rain the last weekend and turns out I have a leak in the cab of the Caddy.
Flooded passenger section. PO said to check the new windshield seal. But he drilled the amp rack onto the rear section of the cab so I have a feeling between those bolts and the normal issues of water through those vents I'm going to have a long weekend.
So gutted the caddy today and turns out the issue was 2 pronged!
I was expecting the B-pillar seem leak as well but I checked the access holes and no signs of leak.
I knew already that there was a tiny bit of surface rust behind the seams where the bed and cab meet and they are vented.
I did see the drain plug under the passenger seat was half lifted and definitely wasn't helping so I resealed it with silicon.
Turns out the MAIN source of the sh*t-ton of water that had literally soaked every bit of carpeting and backing in the right side of the car was... DUN DUN DUN, the drain tube from the heater core WASN'T EVER CONNECTED. So it was literally pissing into the cab.
Ripped everything out, clamped the drain tube.
I'm now layering coats of bed-liner to finish sealing and finishing before I get my new molded carpet kit and sound deadening.
She looks real nice, diggin' the Borbets. The "stance" () looks a little raked in this photo, I know you said 195/45s in front and 195/50s in rear but does it have drop springs also in the front? Did you get the drop plates on the rear yet?
Keep us updated, the PO installed a fitted carpet kit in my Caddy from England, it is very nize.
A little raked is an understatement haha
The front is on air shocks with I believe rabbit springs which lowers it a bit.
The rear is stock and therefore exactly 2.5" higher.
I have a set of drop plates I was going to install before this leak nonsense.
They will go in next Saturday I hope and yea I will definitely be going with a molded carpet from stockinteriors.com with mass backing over dynamat sound deadening.
More progress to come!
Sorry guys meant Gas Shocks... KYB's.
As for the fluid. Just checked... it is water. However it hasn't rained since I stripped the interior and bed lined it this weekend. There was no water present for 2 days. I drove it to work today and parked it in front of my garage (light slope so the nose of the car is up). I had the heater blowing hard with the windows down since there is still a slight smell from the bed liner undercoat I put down.
Where could it be coming from?
Thanks so much for all of the help as well
EDIT: Also updated the first post with a little better info now that I can go through his files Turns out they are Neuspeed springs so thats why it is a little lower in the front
Last edited by CasperSYTFU; 01-31-2012 at 01:14 AM.
Picked up the caddy this morning after paying a grip of $$$ to have the front leaks fixed.
It was coming in from the rain tray since the boxes weren't sealed correctly.
Going to take out my sliding window and replace it with a single piece of privacy glass also.
So I will be posting the sliding window FS next week.
PO also bolted the amp rack to the bulk head so I'm going to replace the hardware and try to actually seal the holes a little better.
Maybe after all this I can finally move on the refinishing the interior as I was planning
Just keeping this going as a place to keep a running journal.
Front leak seems to have been fixed by the shop I brought it to. If the ac runs it seems to leak still so that's just going to stay off... forever.
New single piece rear window tomorrow to hopefully fix the rear leak so I can move forward with the restoration.
Picked these up from a local diesel caddy owner:
Vestatech front air dam and a set of headers (Just under 1.5" runner piping).
Also got a new to me power steering pulley bracket to fix mine with from the local yard.
To Do List:
- New rear glass to hopefully end leaks
- Extract rear caliper bolt to install drop plates to eliminate rake
- Fix pulley bracket
- Oil Change
- Tuck front bumper
- Install new lip
- Install header
- Re-ground everything
- Re-wire sound system from OP
- Door Panels
- Carpet Kit
Last edited by CasperSYTFU; 02-21-2012 at 02:10 PM.