Feel my pain...
or not… .
More like 2 steps forward, 1 back.
Gone (and only a bit of surface rust)
Other side even better
Did some one say 1 step back ??? Yep, I poked the passenger side jacking point
Oh well, something else to add to the list.
I really need to start repairing some of this now so I'm after the various pieces if someone's got some (and a sill!)
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Any recommendations for what I paint it with? Some etch primer, top coat (probably rustoleum) then stone chip? And what do I do with all the holes that were taped and painted over at the factory?
I must admit that after finding more holes I did ask myself "why am I doing this???" - you can see one at the top left of the picture.
Another day, another side
And another one…
Front's off as well
Time to think about starting the welding
I'd cover the inside faces of wings with wax oil too and all the box sections
I spent about £100 on rust prevention stuff on my Golf Rallye
Paid off as it stayed exactly how i got it in 7 years of use
It also appears that the wishbones have suffered from rust as well and are a bit thin in places so I'm thinking about replacing the lot - something like VW MK1 GOLF JETTA SCIROCCO CADDY PICKUP FRONT WISHBONE BUSH BALL JOINT C906 | eBay
At that price it almost isn't worth fixing the old ones…
It's worth it as they can snap, a mates did and caused quite a bit of grief!
Whilst you have the welder out it might be as well to seam weld them too. Then paint as well as the coating on them is not that good.
Good to see it's still moving forward
Febi wishbones, bushes, ball joints, clamp thing and all of the nuts and bolts for just over £32 a side delivered.
They look pretty good for the money (most things would when compared to what I took off…) and the welds are nice and smooth. The paint finish isn't the best and bits have chipped but I was going to strip, rust treat and paint them anyway so it's no big deal - it's nice having clean metal to work with though !
Backing plates next and sort out some gas after my holidays !
Anyway, after a heads-up about a Caddy in a local scrap yard (cheers Ian) I called in to see what it was like - it's worse than mine but this was on the seat.
There were a few other bits but as I didn't have any tools with me I'll have to go back at the week end.
And more yet holes - this is where the throttle cable goes through the firewall, and is one of many new holes I've found that will need to be fixed…
Plenty of runs in the primer to sort as well but it's only primer and there are holes to sort so I'll be going back and doing a few bits anyway. Hopefully the lock down will get relaxed enough to get the welder round…
A result in anyone's book.
Regardless, the m/c will be swapped for a 4 port one as they're pretty cheap new anyway.
And I've sourced a slightly better door not too far away that I just need to pick up. With the 2 Mk2 doors I've already got, I should have enough bits to make 2 good Caddy ones from the 5 I'll have.
And the front, arches and engine bay have had a couple of coats of good old rustoleum to cover them up because I had a tin.
I've also recently managed to source some more bits for my motorbike and the daily as well so all things considered, a good week (unless you're my bank account)
A bit bashed but less rusty that what I have and the mirror's complete and undamaged…. can't complain for 99p
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