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    1. Member VWJerm's Avatar
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      04-20-2012 07:09 AM #26
      Here is mine. I had to pick up an auger on a friday afternoon and forgot I had my rabbit that day. Needless to say it fit and worked out.



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      04-20-2012 06:42 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Levi20AE 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
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      This is the mk1 forum bro...we fix ****.

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      04-20-2012 08:57 PM #28
      it's a real 1/2 ton pickup..
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      04-20-2012 10:08 PM #29
      Caddy: Hard at work on the forklift.

      Caddy working hard at Crusherzz


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      04-21-2012 02:56 AM #30
      Here's my original '81 Caddy Sportruck with the rear clip of a '64 Ghia. I got some pretty funny looks.


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      04-21-2012 10:40 AM #31
      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
      Just have someone sit in the car being towed to work the brakes for added trailer braking effect

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      04-21-2012 04:54 PM #32
      im more thinking about it being a boat anchor when your going up a hill on that bumper from the 80s that is held on by old crusty bolts.... not to mention the plate the hitch is actually mounted to. id trust it with maybe 500lbs give or take
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      04-21-2012 07:10 PM #33
      I've been working the truck like a stepchild
      "Your pants too tight,your wheels too bright"

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      04-22-2012 06:15 AM #34
      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.

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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.

    13. 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.
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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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      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
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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.

    25. 05-14-2012 05:39 PM #50
      Truck load of wood in mine





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