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    1. Member scir036trs's Avatar
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      04-23-2012 05:40 PM #36
      Here is mine at the winery with 4 empty barrels in it.....

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      04-24-2012 08:01 AM #37
      scir036trs you just brought back memories of my truck BEFORE I removed the "SPORTRUCK" from the sides of mine.

    3. 04-24-2012 11:24 AM #38
      mine


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      04-24-2012 03:08 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by elomont View Post
      scir036trs you just brought back memories of my truck BEFORE I removed the "SPORTRUCK" from the sides of mine.
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubspeed View Post

      This is the mk1 forum bro...we fix ****.

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      04-24-2012 03:16 PM #40
      No head banging needed. LOL. I didn't say I regretted doing it! To the contrary, I don't!

      No offense to anyone who keeps it, but I did not enjoy the reflective decal AND I don't ever plan on selling it so I'm not worried about resale value.

      To each his/ her own!
      Last edited by elomont; 04-24-2012 at 03:20 PM.

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      04-24-2012 04:10 PM #41
      just sucks to hear about a more rare model being stripped to what a base model would appear to be.
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      This is the mk1 forum bro...we fix ****.

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      04-24-2012 06:22 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Arkus View Post
      Here's my original '81 Caddy Sportruck with the rear clip of a '64 Ghia. I got some pretty funny looks.

      What color? Pretty sure its the same as mine but mine doesn't have the paint codes left anymore?
      Respect your elders. Mk1 Caddy.

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      04-24-2012 08:07 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by elomont View Post
      scir036trs you just brought back memories of my truck BEFORE I removed the "SPORTRUCK" from the sides of mine.


      Ya, I always love the look of a fresh paint job but I cant bring myself to strip it... For 31 yrs of wear and tear the body is straight and clean, so im not too worried.

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      04-29-2012 01:28 AM #44
      The color is slate grey. Im pretty sure the VW paint code is LE6U. Hope that helps.

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      04-29-2012 11:25 AM #45
      "4 spoke wheels are only one spoke less gay than 3 spoke wheels, which are universally accepted as the gayest wheels imaginable."

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      04-29-2012 03:55 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by bmxguy View Post
      im surprised uhual would let you rent that dolly. iv gone to tow rabbits with no motors in a 71 chevy with bumper hitch and they dont really like that. i would NEVER try it behind my caddy, just seems to be asking for something to go wrong.... let alone roasting the clutch
      I have towed Mk1s and beetles with the bumper hitch and it sucks and would not do it at highway speeds. But when using a dolly there is more weight on the trailer ball and the pivot point the dolly provides is critical. When using a beetle towbar or a similar bar that uses the bumper mounts on a rabbit the rear end of your truck is constantly getting pushed laterally in turns instead of pushed only in the longitudinal direction. Either way you tow a car you have to have the maximum amount of weight over the rear axle so loading up the bed is critical.

      I have never had an issue with the clutch but I have always had diesel motors.

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      04-29-2012 03:59 PM #47
      Here's mine with my Honda crf50 going to ride today with a keg
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      04-29-2012 04:09 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Levi20AE View Post
      I have towed Mk1s and beetles with the bumper hitch and it sucks and would not do it at highway speeds. But when using a dolly there is more weight on the trailer ball and the pivot point the dolly provides is critical. When using a beetle towbar or a similar bar that uses the bumper mounts on a rabbit the rear end of your truck is constantly getting pushed laterally in turns instead of pushed only in the longitudinal direction. Either way you tow a car you have to have the maximum amount of weight over the rear axle so loading up the bed is critical.

      I have never had an issue with the clutch but I have always had diesel motors.
      no need to ride the clutch to get that much weight moving? weird either way i never will tow anything big behind my caddy. only small trailer with not much weight. thats what the big trucks are for.


      edit: your also in vegas. theres no hills there. try a state like washington where the whole state is covered with hills.
      Last edited by bmxguy; 04-29-2012 at 04:11 PM.
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      05-14-2012 04:32 AM #49
      Why go rounds when it feels so good to stay square.

    15. 05-14-2012 05:39 PM #50
      Truck load of wood in mine





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      05-14-2012 11:21 PM #51
      2 Mountain Green's in a row...

      Im a contractor and its my daily, here's a trip dropping off a load at a dumpster.

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      05-14-2012 11:37 PM #52
      What about Jetta's at work???!??? 1065lbs in the trunk and cabin of scrap steel. Scrapyard scale verified .


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      05-15-2012 01:39 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      Caddy working hard at Crusherzz
      /\ Not cool at all.

      Loaded up a 16v from across the state.

    19. 05-15-2012 07:13 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by mr. tony View Post
      2 Mountain Green's in a row...

      Im a contractor and its my daily, here's a trip dropping off a load at a dumpster.

      I also daily mine, nice mountain green! So cool to see another.
      There should be a whole LE6B thread




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      05-15-2012 09:21 AM #55
      By far the best color they ever put on a mk1.

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      05-15-2012 09:45 AM #56
      I'm digging the cap too, I have the same style just color matched.
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    22. 05-15-2012 03:52 PM #57
      I wish mine was color matched some day


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    23. 05-15-2012 03:52 PM #58
      Post a picture of your color matched cap


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      05-15-2012 04:30 PM #59

      From what I was told the cap came as a factory option and spent its whole life on the truck until the previous owner bought about 10 years ago.

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    25. 05-16-2012 12:24 AM #60
      Looks like a gemtop same cap I have. Thanks for the inspiration, now I need to paint mine. Truck looks amazing by the way


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    26. 05-16-2012 01:53 PM #61
      Haulin' my stunt rig!


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      05-16-2012 11:04 PM #62
      Good thread.
      Once you go "clack", you never go back.

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      05-17-2012 08:55 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by lowbudget View Post
      I got this caddy 17 years ago when I was 14 with 400000mi and now my dad daily it as his work truck It has been so ever loaded that when driving we would hit a bump and the front wheels would come off the ground.
      Now THIS guys knows how to use a work truck!!

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      05-17-2012 09:09 AM #64
      by overloading it?

      The mountain green colour is stunning

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      05-17-2012 01:59 PM #65
      mr. tony,

      Did I see in another thread that you added the tailpipe up through the floor in the bed area or am I confusing you with someone else?

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      05-17-2012 04:55 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by elomont View Post
      mr. tony,

      Did I see in another thread that you added the tailpipe up through the floor in the bed area or am I confusing you with someone else?
      That's the same truck, it was like that from the previous owner. He had a stack & air ride, I opted for stock exhaust & static with a cap.
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    32. 05-18-2012 12:23 AM #67
      Oh I didn't realize that was the same truck mine and that are the only two I've seen in mountain green. He tried to trade me and offered to even drive it out to the PNW. I think it looks better without the stack. I want your cap though!!!


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      05-18-2012 06:21 PM #68
      Love making this thing work
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      05-20-2012 11:44 PM #69
      I've been looking at a new fuel efficient work truck...I think it's time to start looking at Caddy's...

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      05-21-2012 05:38 AM #70
      10 stacking chairs and a rocker....the first real load....ever....


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