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Caddy R360 build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:54 pm
by dan@biali
I was going to create a thread once it was finished but instead I decided to write it up as I go.

It all started with this photoshop I created when the new facelift Caddy was announced

This image:

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became this:

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And then this:

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I've only just got round to buying the van - a 2011 Caddy 2.0tdi 140 with 20k on the clock and satnav. The plan is to turn it into an 'R' version, so something that VW could have created.

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Not sure why the previous owner had 2 handsfree kits in there, especially as with a bt module the RNS315 can be used for that!

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Took the interior apart chasing down all the cables for these kits

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Wrapped the radio surround in 3m 1080 carbon and fitted some ebay chrome trim rings

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I also took a Golf R gearstick apart, unclipped the staples from the original one, and re-stapled the Golf R one to it.

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Stripped out the plylining

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Think this might need a clean!

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Engine got a light clean and then fitted a Passat engine cover that I had taken apart, wrapped in carbon vinyl and painted the centre

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Then onto the big job - I took a standard Caddy bumper, and a Golf R bumper, and plastic welded them together.

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You can also see I am attempting to create a debadged grill but its been a nightmare so far. I've got an idea to help me get this sorted.

Been filling the bumper and smoothing and this is where I'm at:

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Next up was wheels and tyres plus a RAD side rail cover. Wheels are BBS CH-R 19x8" with 225/35/19 tyres.

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In the pipeline is KW V1 kit, RAD rear axle centering plates, a Milltek downpipe, Forge short shifts, Darkside Developments EGR delete kit, and a Superchips remap which APS are hopefully doing for me as soon as the KW kit is built and shipped to them.

Then its getting Touran Xenons fitted by Hazzy Dayz - I already have the lights but they are sorting out the control units and ballasts.

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Next up is fitting the MK6 Golf R mfsw and VW bluetooth module for the RNS315. The guy that is fitting this all is also fitting Scirocco R tdi clocks as they are highline and have blue needles.

Hopefully he can get these to work even though they read up to 200mph!

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I've got Recaro Sportster CS seats on order but I'm waiting for the subframes to be made. I've gone for the material ones as the leather was too expensive.

And after all of that, hopefully its going to RAD for some paint and a few body mods, plus I've got a Golf R rear bumper that I need to try and get fitted as I've got a Milltek backbox from a MK5 Golf R32 that I'm going to try and get mounted up.

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:20 pm
by Sabbunsingh
Wow looks like u have a plan! Good luck I think it will look awesome. Keep the updates coming.

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:22 pm
by Adam87
Looking very good, can't wait to see that front bumper fitted! :)

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:27 pm
by DADDY
I'm loving this one, strong work Bud ;)

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:30 pm
by chezzy71
looking really good, think everyone who sees this will be keen to see that front bumper painted and fitted.....

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:32 pm
by Doc
Few quid blown on those headlights, Wish I had a set of those and a front end to suit.
Look forward to seeing this finished.

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:34 pm
by D4RK1
You have some great big plans for the van :D
Can't wait to see it all progress

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:43 pm
by Decinick
Some amazing plans, looking forward to following this build :)

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:44 pm
by broadmoor
Nice project...

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:48 pm
by Clubster
Nice work ;)

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:48 pm
by rubikzcube
nice work will be very interested to see them clocks working :D

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:07 pm
by shylock
Brilliant thread ,keep those pics coming ,this going to look nice :)

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:42 am
by vinnie
Nice caddy, loving the colour and can't wait to see the bumper finished.

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:50 am
by evans1089
Great work so far!

Re: My Caddy 'R' build thread

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:59 am
by ianFRST
looks ace :D

them clocks look awesome too! i think i need them :lol: