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'80 VW Caddy (Rabbit truck) system, E30 dash, suspension...

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This is my Caddy I've owned for 28 years. It's time for a major overhaul. Some history on it:

 

Purchased from original owner in 1988.

 

1989-installed 1.8L GTI motor, CIS-E fuel injection , complete wiring harness/fuse box/relay panel and dash from a '86 GTI

 

1991-2.0L 16V and trans from a GLI with 8XXXmiles on it, rear disc brake conversion,

-all new fenders, hood and front clip, repaint.

 

I will be using some old and some new equipment I have ended up with over the years.

 

Headunit-Alpine ida-x100

iPad2

Components-undecided

Midbass-Alpine SWR-8D2

Subs-(2)JL10W3v3's

 

PDX-4.150 bi-amped-6 1/2"components

PDX-4.150 bridged-8" Type R's

PDX-1.1000-10W3's

 

Jetta 3 serpentine belt system with 140A alt

2nd Optima Yellow Top

 

1988

 

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From 2 months ago

 

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Amp rack welded in for 2 PDX amps I did a couple years ago.

 

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wow its so small inside....

that steering wheel has been thru some miles lol.

 

congrats for keeping it so long. i spy rust creepin in the tailgate. pour15 all that

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I scored a mint E30 dash. I had previously removed factory heater/ac box and installed a heater unit from Summit. I removed all the ducting from the dash until I get it to fit. The plan is to get the defrost and center ducts working with the heater.

 

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Took care of some rust issues. Added some Dyanmat to the fenders, sprayed rubberized under coating to the fenders and the front end, rear air shocks, control arms,3.5" drop plates, tie tods, ball joint and ST coilovers installed.

 

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Mocking up new steering column position.

 

Steering column brackets welded in.

 

Glove box installed and brackets welded in.

 

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This build is sweet. What a nifty little truck thingy


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-2 excessive amperage 350alts

-4 Juicebox 3100 and a northstar under hood

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Picked up some 15" BBS RS 3 piece wheels

 

Installed my Pro Comp Ultra Light gauges

 

 

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Cut a hole form interior to fender areaa. Fabbed up some enclosures for the midbass drivers out of 12g steel.

 

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wow its so small inside....

that steering wheel has been thru some miles lol.

 

congrats for keeping it so long. i spy rust creepin in the tailgate. pour15 all that

 

Very small inside. This will definetly be a 10lbs of $hit in a 5lb bag install.

Yep, my Momo wheel has been worked over the years. Couldn't take it any more and bought a new one.

A coworker gave me a gallon of POR15 that I will be putting to use.

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I decided to go further into the mid bass enclosure install and cut open the lower A pillar. I plated the hinge supports with 3/16" then boxed and plug welded it with 12gauge.

The amp rack I previously made was cut out so I could add a 3rd ALPINE PDX amp.

I also added brackets so the rack is removable. An 1/8" plate was added between the A and B pillar to help support the amp rack.

The baffle for the mids are two 3/4"mdf stacked rings with 10/32" nutserts and a band of sintra to recess a flush mounted grill. The mid fiberglass/mdf portion is attached with seven 1/4-20 rivnuts and bolts on top of a rubber seal to form a sealed enclosure.

 

 

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Really unique vehicle. Going to be a nice build for sure. Tuned in!

I bet all that dynamat wasn't cheap


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man i have not seen one of them in a LONG TIME........

 

and its in good shape, very nice.

 

keep posting pics.....


88 s10 blazer 2door 6/6 drop triple black.

pioneer 80prs- ppi 88r DSP - rca 7" tablet.

8-sq super tweeters on ( us acoustics barbara ann 4ch) ( "amp 1" )

4-sq pro 6.5 on ( us acoustics Barbara Ann 4ch) ( "amp 2" )

4- 8"dayton's on ( aq 200.2 )

sq hdc3 15" d2, tuned to 34hz on ( ppi ba7000.1 ) (( doing 4 sq hds212 ))

all knu wire/rca, big 4,, db 200amp alt/100amp alt.

yellow top under hood--- 7- amg battery's in back. 40sq ft of q-mat.

plans.... (2)sq-2200,,(2)sq-120-4--3-240amp alt's. knu dampener

CHEVY RULES..............

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Layered up with mat, sanded smooth with body filler. A mixture of Marglass and resin was poured into the inside of the pods then a layer of Dynamat was added. A grill was made out of 1/2"mdf and expanded metal then the grill and pod were wrapped with black non backing carpet. The entire enclosure was stuffed with Focal Black Hole Stuff.

 

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looks nice. what are you going to use for your sub stage ? subs and amp's ?


88 s10 blazer 2door 6/6 drop triple black.

pioneer 80prs- ppi 88r DSP - rca 7" tablet.

8-sq super tweeters on ( us acoustics barbara ann 4ch) ( "amp 1" )

4-sq pro 6.5 on ( us acoustics Barbara Ann 4ch) ( "amp 2" )

4- 8"dayton's on ( aq 200.2 )

sq hdc3 15" d2, tuned to 34hz on ( ppi ba7000.1 ) (( doing 4 sq hds212 ))

all knu wire/rca, big 4,, db 200amp alt/100amp alt.

yellow top under hood--- 7- amg battery's in back. 40sq ft of q-mat.

plans.... (2)sq-2200,,(2)sq-120-4--3-240amp alt's. knu dampener

CHEVY RULES..............

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looks nice. what are you going to use for your sub stage ? subs and amp's ?

 

Thank you.

 

The plan is 2-10W3's on PDX 1.1000 sealed, behind the seats.

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wow that looks awesome man. keep it going!


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Next up is installing my iPad. First the iPad and dash were tapped off and layered up with fiberglass mat, trimmed to size then the two were attached together using Marglass. A bracket with two 1/4"-20 bolts was glassed to the back of the iPad mount.

 

 

 

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When I click on a build log, THIS is what I hope to see!!! Lot's of pics and tons of hands on work, and a thoroughly explained build. Kudos!!!! And thanks!!


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