Hi, my name is Aaron and welcome to my caddy build site. I am a VAG enthusiast, software/electrical engineer and tinkerer. My day job involves software architecting and engineering mostly on the web. I have wanted to own a MK1 pickup since the day a found out they existed (around 17). From that day I have always been trying to find one that wasn't rotted out beyond reasonable salvation or plauged with the "nostalgia price tag". It took me over 10 years but I have finally found one and here I am.
The attempt of this will be to catalog all of what I learn and do throughout the process of this build. The ultimate goal being to make this information easily accessible to other individuals. I am datanaut and lover of all things information. I enjoy documenting things and sharing that knowledge with other people and want to truly give back to the community.
The goal of this build will be to take a tired ol' VW truck and turn it into a weekend fun machine. I will continue to update this section as it is needed. This build will be completed in two phases. At time of writing mods include:
I'm sure im forgetting some things but feel free to browse around. And don't forget to comment if you have questions on anything and I will attempt to answer as best I can.
This site is built with the Grav CMS. If you would like more information you can find the github repo here. By career I am mainly a Drupal/PHP developer but that was running a bit too slow on my Raspberry Pi used to host this site. Grav CMS utilizes a flat file system which makes it extrememly lightweight for any application. With no database and such it is not what I am used to but it runs nice and snappy on my low budget Pi server.