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    Thread: My "I want my Caddy to drive better." Build thread. And I need your help!

    1. Member Charcoal_Grey's Avatar
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      02-06-2012 12:09 AM #51
      I'm not worried about it right now. but thanks for the offer. myself, a friend of mine who has built beetles and buses and antoher ford ceritfied friend can probably figure it out. I'll just have to suck it up and by the timing tools.

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      02-06-2012 12:09 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Charcoal_Grey View Post
      Yessir.
      I'm in 43 area for the next month and a half. I never seen your caddy around the area. What is your daily?

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      02-06-2012 12:14 AM #53
      it is my daily. I'm in 33 area Camp margarita. I don't drive around alot so that's probably why

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      02-06-2012 12:29 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Charcoal_Grey View Post
      Thanks man. You're caddy is lookin good too. heaters are amazing in the morning when you can't see trough your window.
      thanks. you should definitely do the rear carpet underlayment like I did. It did make a difference. if you want smooth at idle and down the road do nothing other than OE motor mounts. I have HDs in mine and it's pretty buzzy at idle. If you don't have the under hood pad, get one.

      my next big job other than headliner is to rebuild the doors. it's amazing how much road noise is coming from there.
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      wanted - blue GTI interior bits, must be perfect

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      02-06-2012 12:36 AM #55
      I would love to see it. This Thursday a few dubbers meet up at the Sonic in Vista.

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      02-06-2012 12:51 AM #56
      Ill try to come out. I'd love to, but thursday is field night. haha it's a bummer.

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      02-06-2012 12:58 AM #57
      i dont remember replying but everytime i see this



      i just want to tell you that it is factory stock

      the lip of the fabric is supposed to go under the windshield seal and the other side under the inner door seal

      my 81 has this fabric also and the roof has bare cardboard all the fabric has been totally torn off
      i often find myself picking at the fabric and ripping it off

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      02-06-2012 01:31 AM #58
      That's really ugly. Idk how vw decided that was OK. haha

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      02-06-2012 11:37 AM #59
      late GTIs and rabbits had bonded in windshields which have a plastic trim that covers the a pillars.
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      02-06-2012 05:14 PM #60
      Well at least they made it better looking.

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      02-07-2012 01:15 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
      thanks. you should definitely do the rear carpet underlayment like I did. It did make a difference. if you want smooth at idle and down the road do nothing other than OE motor mounts. I have HDs in mine and it's pretty buzzy at idle. If you don't have the under hood pad, get one.

      my next big job other than headliner is to rebuild the doors. it's amazing how much road noise is coming from there.
      I don't know how I missed this. Yea I have HD mounts. I guess I'll live and I do have that mat. Life would be a lot noisier without that. And what do you mean by rebuild the doors? Not much to the door afaik.

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      02-07-2012 04:31 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Charcoal_Grey View Post
      I don't know how I missed this. Yea I have HD mounts. I guess I'll live and I do have that mat. Life would be a lot noisier without that. And what do you mean by rebuild the doors? Not much to the door afaik.
      rebuilding a door, to me, is:

      * strip it down to just the frame and clean it inside and out
      * replace all glass seals
      * replace all scrub seals
      * replace primary door seal
      * reinstall window regulator, make sure everything is nice and tight
      * clean/rebuild door latches
      * add rust proofing/sound deadening as desired
      * fab up new moisture barriers

      etc etc. obviously, you'd replace any crappy fasteners as well, whatnot.

      you'll be amazed at how much nicer this kind of work will make your car. trust me. the best mods are those that nobody notices.

      moogie on ebay has full door kits

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/270658052192

      I will be doing this to my truck. I've already done about 1/2 it to each door already (cleanup, new moisture barriers, tighten it all up) and even this made a difference.
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      02-07-2012 11:24 PM #63
      woo thats pricey. I'm sure it will help though, Idk if I'd be able to go at it in one kit, but yea it seems like a good idea to do that thanks for the advice.


      Caddy pan is here, but battalion mail clerk went on leave.....and his replacement likes to leave early.

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      02-08-2012 03:38 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
      you'll be amazed at how much nicer this kind of work will make your car. trust me. the best mods
      x2

      Cant wait to get that kit for my jetta. pretty dam good deal compared to buying all the seals separate.
      No Bad Days.

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      02-11-2012 02:42 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
      you'll be amazed at how much nicer this kind of work will make your car. trust me. the best mods are those that nobody notices.

      moogie on ebay has full door kits

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/270658052192



      yeah im so glad he has so many remakes of the door trims
      very helpful for people
      except of course he doesnt carry some of the chrome ones

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      02-11-2012 04:40 PM #66
      I would do the pump yourself. Save some money, get some satisfaction that you did it, and it's easy. As for bleeding the system check out my thread since I had a system full of air and just follow the steps and she'll be good to go

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...iesel-problems
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      02-11-2012 10:20 PM #67
      Yea I'm doing it myself. Ill figure it out with the help of some friends.


      caddy pan came in


      along with new turn signals for the front bumper, and control arms in the mail.


      also i got some speakers and a small 4 channel amp to make a little sound system I can hook right up into my Iphone. It consists of 2 6x9s with enclosures, a 4 channel amp and one 4x6 for the dash speaker. (which I have one for sale if anyone wants one )

      I need to have more time. I am just hoarding parts in my room as of now. I feel unaccomplished. haha

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      02-12-2012 04:11 PM #68
      This is in the mail as well It might take a while to get here since it's from canada, but a good deal is a good deal. thatnks 1988gti


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      02-12-2012 10:28 PM #69
      I need a drool smily face
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      02-13-2012 07:31 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Charcoal_Grey View Post
      This is in the mail as well It might take a while to get here since it's from canada, but a good deal is a good deal. thatnks 1988gti

      Nice ! I have a wood wheel in mine and love it.

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      02-13-2012 09:17 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Charcoal_Grey View Post

      CADDY PAN came in

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      02-19-2012 01:01 AM #72
      Recently I got in new control arms, new turns, and motor mount brackets to put the new mounts in to make the change a little easier for me when I get there.

      tonight we put on the caddypan and with some elbow grease we got it to fit pretty good. the end plates near the plate will need to be cut off and put a piece that fits, but overall I am happy with the look



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      02-19-2012 03:26 PM #73
      Here's a question for you guys. I know there isnt a switch power except for the one when the key is in, but I have another question.what if All the accesories i want (i.e temp guage, air compressor for shocks, ipod stereo system) could be hooked to one power switch. kind of like a distribution block for power on a switch. how would you guys go about doing that? or is there another way to go about it?

      help is appreciated.

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      02-19-2012 11:29 PM #74
      Looks good!

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      02-19-2012 11:33 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Charcoal_Grey View Post
      Here's a question for you guys. I know there isnt a switch power except for the one when the key is in, but I have another question.what if All the accesories i want (i.e temp guage, air compressor for shocks, ipod stereo system) could be hooked to one power switch. kind of like a distribution block for power on a switch. how would you guys go about doing that? or is there another way to go about it?

      help is appreciated.
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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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