VW caddy... The MPV..

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Bit On The Side' started by art b, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. My latest VW ..
    Recently bought this VW caddy extralife,
    A versatile vehicle..which was a bargain compared to others,
    due to it being wav converted..

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    Bought it with its ramp in place for the wheelchair conversion..

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    A large ally ramp..and a tub fitted into the floor..
    And seven seats...
     
  2. I am sure I am not the first person to say this, but are you looking to change profession? To one that involves a lot of black!
     
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    Out with the ramp ,which formed part of the rear and bumper mount...

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    Removed and sold ramp
    Repositioned rear bumper and new opening hatch...

    Fitted some rails to support 18mm ply..
    Panels
    Carpeted with auto carpet..



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    Ta da...

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    5 removable seats..give over 2 metres of floorspace

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  5. Lots of mechanical bits..


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    Some seats..:p



    Drivers bit..
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  6. A safe place to stash tools n stuff..;)

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    Camping seating..:)

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    Loadsa room..:thumbsup:
     
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    Stealth camping....
    Airbed for a night's sleep..

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    Removed the badges...then adapted the Caddy badge
     
  10. Not to be a party pooper. But what year is it.? They had some issues on timing chains on those. I think 2010 to 2014.
     
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    A quite versatile vehicle ..

    proper MPV..:hattip:

    Also looking to get a motor scooter cycle in there...
    Should be easy enough,
    with camping gear,stashed under the floor..
     
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  12. They'll love that in Barry's Island.

    I like it. Had a Sharan from new and mulled over converting it to a micro camper but sold it as it developed so.e annoying electrical issues. From MOT records its still going after a quarter of a million miles.
     
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  13. Where did you get it from.

    Is the ‘tub’ just wood boxing, does that make the rear end less structurally sound?

    Assume you can’t get 7 seats in there, which I believe it should be.
     

  14. Acquired through autotrader.. there are dozens on there...:hattip:

    the tub is a folded and welded 3mm steel..
    almost as tough to drill as stainless...
    (it may well be):thinking:

    Seven seats came with it ,
    and still fit..

    The mounts for the rear seat..
    are at the edges of the car....;)

    Also..
    The fuel tank is stainless and moved forward..
    The exhaust is side exiting in front of the side wheels..
    Quite a conversion job...:)
     
  15. Not heard of any issues on caddy 2k
    It has no timing chain...


    The fuel injectors can be fragile....:confused:


    Mind you..
    show me a modern VAG /any..
    vehicle without known issues...:p
     
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  16. I shopped for one in southern Germany near Switzerland about three years ago.. It was a car dealer. Low miles I forget what it was.. I think it was a 2012. I asked the guy what the condition is. And he said excellent. It was a work vehicle and was very clean. I kick the tires. Make sure the engine was cold before I started it. And I heard a rattling for about 5 seconds. I was yellow snowed off. I said this thing needs a timing chain. And he was like yeah it might I’ll lower the price. I was really upset I drove like 100 miles one way to get there. I looked into it. And some of them that do have issues , maybe I’m wrong .. it for sure had a chain,,,
     
  17. I've done the belts on mine...:p
     
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  18. Water pump and pulleys..

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    Such a tight squeeze...
    Not enough room to get tools in..:rolleyes:
    Even removing the covers is difficult..

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    Now done for another 70k
    The upside it only cost £125...:)
     
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  19. Chimney sweep...:p
     
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  20. Bikes loaded for Silverstone ....
    Moto GP


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