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    1. Moderator the brit's Avatar
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      06-03-2015 03:28 PM #1


      Hello and welcome to what may well be simply the most ambitious project I have ever attempted!

      I've long been a TCL regular, and many of you may have followed along my Greenland Polo build thread (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4976643), and another thread that details some of the vehicles that I have imported for both clients and myself (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7091300). This project is going to be a little bit different though..

      The basics of the build is that I am starting with a literally bare and brand new shell, with the plan being to build a fully functioning car, which just so happens to have never been sold here in the USA. And not just simply building a working car either, but something with a spec-sheet to be proud of, and that wouldn't look out of place at the biggest car events this side of the Atlantic.

      Every few weeks there will be a editorial update on the front page of VWVortex.com (which will be linked to from here) but in the meantime I will be updating the smaller gains and setbacks via this thread and Instagram. My personal IG account is xjamiexoe and the build specific account is CaddyVanUSA. Over the coming months I would like to invite you on this rollercoaster ride of lego-esque assembly, part number searching, model interchangeability hunting and good old fashioned build thread fun.

      The first editorial post will be up on the front page of VWVortex.com later today. The second chapter will cover the process and logistics of purchasing and importing the brand new chassis, which I'm sure many of you will find interesting. For the big updates and some big conversations, I'll have to ask you to politely wait for full answers until I've actually written that particular update section. In the meantime, I'll go on the record as saying that the chassis was never assigned a VIN or chassis number, but you'll have to wait until then for the full story..

      Thanks in advance for following along - I hope the journey will be at least as rewarding as the end result, if not even more so!

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      | '93 Fox 16v - PVW | '99 Greenland Polo Diesel | '89 Rallye Golf | '83 Golf GTi RHD | '75 Swallowtail |
      | '82 Caddy 1.9D | '85 VW LT Car Transporter | Mk2 Jetta Limo | '90 Jetta 8V | '96 VW LT35D | '03 SpintLT35 | '02 GTI 337 | '03 GTI 20v |
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      06-03-2015 03:28 PM #2
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      | œ Orchid Euro Importation œ |

      Currently driving or working on too many cars...
      | '93 Fox 16v - PVW | '99 Greenland Polo Diesel | '89 Rallye Golf | '83 Golf GTi RHD | '75 Swallowtail |
      | '82 Caddy 1.9D | '85 VW LT Car Transporter | Mk2 Jetta Limo | '90 Jetta 8V | '96 VW LT35D | '03 SpintLT35 | '02 GTI 337 | '03 GTI 20v |
      | '09 Aprilia RS125 | '81 Kawasaki AR80 | '59 NSU Quickly | '64 Honda Cub C65 + '65 C105 | Trek Emonda SLR9 | Trek Crockett 9 |

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      06-03-2015 03:28 PM #3
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      | œ Orchid Euro Importation œ |

      Currently driving or working on too many cars...
      | '93 Fox 16v - PVW | '99 Greenland Polo Diesel | '89 Rallye Golf | '83 Golf GTi RHD | '75 Swallowtail |
      | '82 Caddy 1.9D | '85 VW LT Car Transporter | Mk2 Jetta Limo | '90 Jetta 8V | '96 VW LT35D | '03 SpintLT35 | '02 GTI 337 | '03 GTI 20v |
      | '09 Aprilia RS125 | '81 Kawasaki AR80 | '59 NSU Quickly | '64 Honda Cub C65 + '65 C105 | Trek Emonda SLR9 | Trek Crockett 9 |

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      06-03-2015 03:31 PM #4
      Update #1 is now live on the front page of VWVortex.com and can be seen right here.

      | œ Orchid Euro Importation œ |

      Currently driving or working on too many cars...
      | '93 Fox 16v - PVW | '99 Greenland Polo Diesel | '89 Rallye Golf | '83 Golf GTi RHD | '75 Swallowtail |
      | '82 Caddy 1.9D | '85 VW LT Car Transporter | Mk2 Jetta Limo | '90 Jetta 8V | '96 VW LT35D | '03 SpintLT35 | '02 GTI 337 | '03 GTI 20v |
      | '09 Aprilia RS125 | '81 Kawasaki AR80 | '59 NSU Quickly | '64 Honda Cub C65 + '65 C105 | Trek Emonda SLR9 | Trek Crockett 9 |

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      06-03-2015 03:38 PM #5
      Looking forward to updates!

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      06-03-2015 04:13 PM #7
      Do it.

      rynodyno312: Just curious, but what makes it a "controversial" engine?
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      Sold the fun cars. :(
      06-03-2015 04:23 PM #8
      Or lifted



      rynodyno312: Just curious, but what makes it a "controversial" engine?
      Fritz27: The LS7 made some anti-Semitic remarks back in 2008. Look it up.

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      06-03-2015 04:27 PM #9
      Subscribed. Love these "blank canvas" projects, this should be illuminating.
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      06-04-2015 12:21 AM #11
      This is gonna be good! Cannot wait to see where you take this build.
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      In to see where this goes!!!

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      In for more!

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      06-04-2015 09:17 AM #16
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    18. 06-08-2015 03:37 AM #18
      Greetings from Poznan, Poland, the place where the VW Caddy is produced.
      I'm really looking forward to reading this topic, especially to the upcoming part about the importation process.

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      07-19-2015 09:47 AM #19
      It must be a very specific point since most cars have the VIN stamped on the body somewhere, usually covered by paint.

    20. 07-19-2015 04:45 PM #20
      TBH, I do not recall if the K-pax 3R Volvos had vins. But that is just one particular example.

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