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    1. Member .:Hinrichs:.'s Avatar
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      02-21-2012 10:40 AM #1
      Well thought I would finally post after a week of ownership which has been nothing but fun, waited way to long to get into a mk1

      picked this up last week semi locally

      1981 Caddy Lx
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      Has some body rust, but nothing too bad, frame and towers are solid. PO said the motor was rebuilt a few years back, oil changed every 5k, mechanically it seems to be in very good condition. Tonight I plan on doing and trans fluid and oil change just so I know it was done. Also need to clean the bay and see where i am getting an oil leak from. It seems like the head gasket but I am not sure.

      some pics


      caddy 1 by .:hinrichs:., on Flickr


      caddy 4 by .:hinrichs:., on Flickr


      caddy 2 by .:hinrichs:., on Flickr

      tried these on last night, cant remember the sizes other than 15s and my friend didnt know the offsets


      caddy 5 by .:hinrichs:., on Flickr

      did a pshop to see what it could look like lowered, and i deff like it, just need to dig up some funds for coils and the wheels


      caddy dropped by .:hinrichs:., on Flickr
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      02-21-2012 10:46 AM #2
      Don't restore it. Just drop it on some coils and drive the sucker

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      02-21-2012 10:57 AM #3
      Forgot to add the plans

      -new carpet...one now is worn through and add some sound deadening
      -some kind of speakers....cant get the ones in there working well but could be the radio wiring, also is there susposed to be a center one in the dash? there are some random cut wires which i need to figure out which they are as well
      -fix the coolant gauge which isnt working/seems to have no wires running to the sensor
      -some new seats..current ones are colapsed and worn down
      -axle flip
      -coils w/ raised mounts
      -new exhaust...po installed a dual exhaust
      -possibly add a turbo, my friend has a setup for sale, but just not sure if i wanna spend the money on it right now
      -fix the tail gate, on side the lower mount snapped off


      any tips to wash the bay? ive always been nervous of ruining something with the water
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      02-21-2012 11:28 AM #4
      Nice to see you in mk1...if you need a hand with anything let me know since Im right around the corner...dont sell this one either...Im like you and cant hold onto a car for long, but the one I really miss and want back is my caddy.

      also id say no turbo...Just drive and enjoy it.
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      02-21-2012 12:29 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbito View Post
      Nice to see you in mk1...if you need a hand with anything let me know since Im right around the corner...dont sell this one either...Im like you and cant hold onto a car for long, but the one I really miss and want back is my caddy.

      also id say no turbo...Just drive and enjoy it.
      yeah i dont ever plan to sell this one, been looking on and off long enough now, there are a few things i need looked at when you have some time, i moved a few blocks away but still very close

      i was talking to matt about it, seems like the vacum pump was maybe changed and theres a line comming from the block that is not hooked up along with the radom dash wires and things like that
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      02-21-2012 12:46 PM #6
      Like I mentioned, you are welcome to stop by and dig around for some goodies you need sir

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      02-21-2012 12:47 PM #7
      nice pickup jim, im currently looking for a mk1 rabbit, see you in here soon

      yo matt, can i get that offer too once i become an "owner"?
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      02-21-2012 12:49 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      nice pickup jim, im currently looking for a mk1 rabbit, see you in here soon

      yo matt, can i get that offer too once i become an "owner"?
      Sure happy to get rid of some of this junk I have. Usually sell stuff off for pennies that I'm not using to locals/friends

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      02-21-2012 12:56 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      Like I mentioned, you are welcome to stop by and dig around for some goodies you need sir
      free any night this week? or this weekend?

      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      nice pickup jim, im currently looking for a mk1 rabbit, see you in here soon
      keeping the b5? im looking to sell myne to free up some money for the caddy and just to have on hand cuz of the house
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      02-21-2012 01:00 PM #10
      yeah im keeping the b5, im going to daily that after i get new coils and wheels on it

      i want to do an aba rabbit build, ive been scouring the classifieds and trying to get answers from everyone. if you know any good barn finds or old man field finds, let me know please
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      02-21-2012 01:10 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      yeah im keeping the b5, im going to daily that after i get new coils and wheels on it

      i want to do an aba rabbit build, ive been scouring the classifieds and trying to get answers from everyone. if you know any good barn finds or old man field finds, let me know please

      here ya go....perfect for what you want to do..complete shell with no motor for 600 in Hershey.


      http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/2851126921.html

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      02-21-2012 01:16 PM #12
      thanks
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      02-21-2012 02:14 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by .:Hinrichs:. View Post
      free any night this week? or this weekend?
      Yea man, most any night during the week I am in the garage for a bit, and weekends I spend a good bit of each afternoon there too... so good bet you'll find me there haha

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      02-21-2012 07:56 PM #14
      2 of the parts i am not sure if its hooked up correctly


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      02-21-2012 08:49 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by .:Hinrichs:. View Post
      2 of the parts i am not sure if its hooked up correctly


      IMG_2286 by .:hinrichs:., on Flickr


      IMG_2285 by .:hinrichs:., on Flickr

      umm..hmm you have two temp senders
      a temp switch
      and a second temp sender (forget what the one with two prongs is)

      the one with a single spade is a switch
      the ones with circular pegs are temp senders (they go to gauge)
      you will need to check your manual wiring schematic to see which wires hook to which switch/sender

      but meh, they dont really control anything on your car except gauge, dummy light, and that two prong one i forget what it does
      i dont own a diesel so not sure why you have so much temp related connections

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      02-21-2012 09:52 PM #16
      Good luck with the new caddy man. I am very jealous of the bed rails. Keep us updated.

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      02-22-2012 01:28 AM #17
      nice to see you as a caddy owner jimmy. It's been a while since I've seen you. I'm in CA now with a caddy of my own. do work!

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      02-22-2012 08:16 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Charcoal_Grey View Post
      nice to see you as a caddy owner jimmy. It's been a while since I've seen you. I'm in CA now with a caddy of my own. do work!
      i was wondering if that was you or not, was looking through your thread the other day, love yours
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      Ah I see you made a build thread finally....
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      02-29-2012 10:34 AM #20
      thanks to matt(saddest) and mattrad i got the old drain line for the vac pump capped and got some newer seats for the truck, still need to clean the centers but they are in and better than the stock caddy seats

      flag mirror was added to the drivers side, have new h4 headlights on the way as well, got the vapor barrier replaced in the drivers door, was going to swap to my "other" doors that came with the truck but the one hinge has a bolt snapped off in it so untill i can free that ill be keeping the doors with holes on it

      is there a trick to getting the gauge cluster out? just trying to trace some cut wires in the dash and clean up some things

      found some rot in the floor however when installing the seats which i am going to work on this weekend or tonight if i can get my outlet changed for my welder, then start to figure out what i am going to do with the rocker rust

      also tried this wheel today...i like it but it blocks the spedo view, also want to figure out a way to lower the seats slightly

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      02-29-2012 12:15 PM #21
      A wooden Nardi wheel would look sweet with the dash.
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      02-29-2012 12:22 PM #22
      I second that! also looking foward to seeing the progress with this. The B5 was just such a big in my book!

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      02-29-2012 12:41 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      A wooden Nardi wheel would look sweet with the dash.
      wish i would have never sold the one from my mk3
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      02-29-2012 01:14 PM #24
      Yeah they aren't as easy to find now.
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      02-29-2012 02:40 PM #25
      I can find them easy, just not in the budget for the truck yet

      Was using this for extra storage, but people are work were trying to steal it...gotta figure out a good way to secure it

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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      02-29-2012 08:06 PM #27
      You could run some self taping screws threw it.

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      If it weren't an antique I would agree
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      02-29-2012 10:32 PM #29
      It is my "crappy" one tho, perfect one sits in the den

      But it is usable and works very well so no holes, I'll figure out something for it this weekend if I have time, swapped outlets for my welder so I should be able to make some rust repairs happen soon
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      Text me those measurements by tomorrow if you want the steel this week
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      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      Text me those measurements by tomorrow if you want the steel this week
      will do, couldn't find a tape measure at the house and it was pouring while i was at work
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      Go figure. Does anything ever work out the way it should
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      02-29-2012 11:38 PM #33
      its slightly wider than a key fob tho
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      So inch and a quarter? or the other way which is like 2 inches.
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      03-01-2012 02:15 AM #35
      Width wise, I'll take a real measurement tomorrow tho
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