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    Post by J J on Thu May 31, 2007 1:01 am

    At least the arches are ok Smile
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    Post by Craig on Thu May 31, 2007 1:51 am

    The first wi fi caddy - the future! email and post shit on forums while you drive!
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    Post by J J on Thu May 31, 2007 2:00 am

    It is THE future Craig, ur not wrong Smile
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    Post by paulshears on Thu May 31, 2007 2:53 am

    Dub_Driver wrote:At least the arches are ok Smile

    apart from the drivers side wing and the bonnet the panels are pretty good thumbs up

    the drivers side wing and the bonnet have been replaced with "cheap" panels at some point No

    we have another bonnet & wings are easy to get hold of Very Happy


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    Post by paulshears on Thu May 31, 2007 2:57 am

    telephone extension cord was to stop the bonnet flying open affraid

    the latch on the slam panels rusted up........got the bonnet open to jump start it & could'nt shut it after that


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    Post by J J on Thu May 31, 2007 3:16 am

    Dont worry was only jesting Paul, i love Caddy's, almost as much as i "love scotch, scotch scotch scotch, scotchy scotchy scotch" - ron burgundy
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    Post by paulshears on Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:38 am

    last night we worked out that at some point the bonnets flown up, smashed the windscreen and dented the roof

    so the dodgy bonnet catch has been dodgy for quite some time cos the repairs ain't recent

    Anywho......not a problem for Matt, he's knowing dints out of cars and vans all day, every day
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    Post by paulshears on Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:02 am

    JJ......did'nt realise you were sarcastic about the arches fella

    so i'm not affended Wink

    ..

    we were looking on Caddy Forum at other "work in progress" Caddys last night

    & Matt's go a far easier job with his than a lot of the others Caddys on there Very Happy
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    Post by paulshears on Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:01 pm

    Front panel has been shoved in a bit, so Matts been pulling it back to were it should be

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    Plenty of filler on the roof were the bonnets hit it

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    Lower B pillar

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    Upper B pillar

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    More roof filler

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    The plus point to a Caddy

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    Arches under the trims aint bad

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    Passenger side, B piller rear

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    Matt's fabricating the panel at the bottom of the windscreen

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    the easiest way to remove filler ???

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    Post by lupo on Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:42 am

    thats a lot of gob!
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    Post by J J on Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:17 am

    Kewl man looking good, lot of bondo in there though !!
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    Post by sarah on Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:40 am

    christ, matt don't waste no time does he Cool
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    Post by Geeman on Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:59 am

    That's a sh1t load of filler on the roof... Jesus!

    Good luck!


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    Post by paulshears on Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:06 am

    the following will sound like VERY bad news....but.....because of what Matt does for a living it isn't as bad really

    it mainly means he has quite a few more hours work to put into the Caddy "Project"

    anywho


    paulshears wrote:
    last night we worked out that at some point the bonnets flown up, smashed the windscreen and dented the roof

    mmm......understatement

    i think i should change that to........

    the bonnet has flown up at some point (at around mach 6.71 while racing a SR-71 spyplane....maybe)

    this destroyed the bonnet

    bent the scuttle panel (bit were the wipers come through)

    destroyed the windscreen

    bent the A pillers

    maybe damaged both doors (at least one door isn't original)

    ..

    parts from a Gold V reg 5 door Golf were used to repair it.........screen was etched with a reg ending in "V", scuttle was originally Gold and this car could be were the opening quarterlights are from

    Bonnet used to be Lhasa Green

    ..

    The Caddy was the badly repaired by some (as yet) unknown "back street" body shop

    ..

    So..........Matt's making a better job of the scuttle panel, making the A pillers straight and making a far better job of the roof

    if the current roof skin stays there will have to be a little filler in it..........only other way to do it is to find an other Caddy to scrap and cut the roof skin off that

    some smileys cos i forgot to put some in tongue scratch thumbs up afro


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    Post by paulshears on Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:24 pm

    This was the rot at the bottom of the windscreen at the start

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    Here the rots cut out

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    During the repairs

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    Afterneeds tidying & painting of course

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    Bottom of the passenger side A-piller

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    Rear wheel wells (BEFORE)

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    Rear wheel wells (DURING)

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    Outer sills OK

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    Inner sills not so good

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    Roof skin repairs

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    Lower front panel (chin)

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    Drivers side B piller

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    Post by sarah on Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:35 pm

    wow that's one mighty challenge matt good luck, reckon it will be ace when it's done Cool
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    Post by Geeman on Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:21 am

    Acupuncture... a novel way of remedying bent body panels...

    Looks like one hell of a project. Looking forward to seeing the end result. No doubt it will be impressive.


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    Post by Jezz on Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:31 am

    can you explain the thing with the rods to me as im intrigued
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    Post by Geeman on Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:33 am

    Step 1) Weld rods on...

    Step 2) Clamp on to them

    Step 3) Pull...!!!

    Straightens the panels out. Apparently.


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    Post by Guest on Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:44 am

    christ so much happens in 2 weeks!!!!! lookin good no doubt the finished product will be cool! when u hopin to have it finished?????
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    Post by J J on Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:19 am

    Yer Gee is right Smile its to remove dints, they spot weld on like electrodes Smile
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    Post by paulshears on Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:42 am

    hardwork wrote:can you explain the thing with the rods to me as im intrigued

    Giles & JJ have pretty much got the idea

    As good as i can describe it is.......

    Matt bought a special welding gun that spot welds the short rods onto the panel.......then he use's a type of slide hammer that attaches to rods to pull the dent out

    I'll get pictures of the process next time i'm down there thumbs up
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    Post by paulshears on Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:07 am

    polo graeme wrote:christ so much happens in 2 weeks!!!!! lookin good no doubt the finished product will be cool! when u hopin to have it finished?????

    Matt's projects normally take 2 or 3 months

    it will get MOTed/Taxed with the 1.6 Petrol / Auto box in it and changed once a donor Scirocco/mk1 Golf or TDI engine is sourced

    Once the dents and welding are done, it's on to the modding Very Happy
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    Post by Guest on Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:36 am

    no doubt its gona luk a very tidy motor when its dun lookin forward to seein it at meets when its done
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    Post by paulshears on Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:56 pm

    tailgates pretty good, needs the latch handle sorting though

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    little hooks for the tonneau cover are staying, but getting re-fitted with stainless steel screws

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    aerials staying on the wing

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    drivers side a-piller been repaired

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    trim clip holes welded up, black pen marks were small dent need pulling out

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    sill trim clip holes welded up

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    seam between b-pillar will be smoothed

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    roofs looking better

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    rear wheel well repairs

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    rear wheel well repairs

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    bit more rust found

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    the holes on the sides of the bed than are not needed for the Truckman top are been welded up and smoothed over

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    some more wheel well and sill repairs

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    welds on the a-piller have been ground back

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    these are the wheels going on it, 14" off a Passat GT......hoping to fit 256mm disks behind these

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    once the rear lowering plates are fitted Matt can work out how much the front needs to come down

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    on the rear huge arch gap (lowering plates will lower the rear by 80mm)

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