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Took the VR to Players Classic this weekend, was an absolutely brilliant show with a great mix of cars, on show and on track, it's also at Goodwood which is a beautiful place! Can't wait until next year, a highly recommended show! Also got a couple of 'proper' pics of the car taken; Image1465765852.209997.thumb.jpg.22fd4dfImage1465765874.794633.thumb.jpg.4cf7b22

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I did something against my religion this week and paid someone else to do something on the VR, I had the gear and my US hand brake gaiter's re-trimmed in alcantara to match the seat centre's. I was looking at changing the gear gaiter and knob but I really like the oe full leather ones and I'm really pleased with the outcome, the only problem is that I'm now looking at other parts of the interior wondering what else I could get done! 577590558c508_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

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So today I did something that I didn't particularly want to do, but clearly I'm now to far into this show and scene bull crap so I did it!

Notched my drivers side chassis as when I air out the front of the car sat higher on the drivers side, due to the driveshaft sitting on the chassis, here's how I did it;

Marked it up;57816256e903a_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

Cut the hole ready for a bit of 3" pipe;5781630d60762_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

Started to weld it up before cutting off the bottom half, 5781634de6856_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

Got it all welded up, which was bloody awkward on the back half due to there being a VR6 in the way!5781638923811_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

Grinded down;578163b41686c_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

Prepped, primered then stoneguarded578163ebc9c16_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

Painted in good old flash red I got made in an aerosol;5781641d77644_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner57816427585ba_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

Suspension and brakes bolted back up57816456ed948_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

So now she airs out without sitting on the driveshaft and sits nice and level 5781649d0f5f4_ImageUploadedByTheVR6Owner

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2 minutes ago, bennyk said:

So today I did something that I didn't particularly want to do, but clearly I'm now to far into this show and scene bull crap so I did it!emoji85.pngemoji23.png

Notched my drivers side chassis as when I air out the front of the car sat higher on the drivers side, due to the driveshaft sitting on the chassis, here's how I did it;

Marked it up;ImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097109.735507.jpg

Cut the hole ready for a bit of 3" pipe;ImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097291.840455.jpg

Started to weld it up before cutting off the bottom half, ImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097356.707070.jpg

Got it all welded up, which was bloody awkward on the back half due to there being a VR6 in the way!emoji23.pngImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097415.969480.jpg

Grinded down;ImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097458.806741.jpg

Prepped, primered then stoneguardedImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097512.085090.jpg

Painted in good old flash red I got made in an aerosol;ImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097564.011415.jpgImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097573.882727.jpg

Suspension and brakes bolted back upImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097621.356531.jpg

So now she airs out without sitting on the driveshaft and sits nice and level emoji16.pngImageUploadedByThe VR6 Owners  Club1468097691.376432.jpg

Nice work.. 

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Haven't updated this for ages, I never seem to get 5 spare minutes, one of the many joys of parenthood as I'm discovering! after a bit of use a few weeks back I realised that there seemed to be antifreeze stains appearing under the bonnet, then realised a couple of days before VW festival that it was the water pump, luckily I had a new one about from the other engine I'm building for the car , so got it on there after having much fun with rounded/seized bolts on the water pump pulley! IMG_1473107514.176912.thumb.jpg.40699798 The car then ran without a hiccup or sign of a leak all the way to Leeds and back! VW Festival was also absolutely brilliant, had such a giggle with the rest of the VR6oc crew! IMG_1473107684.571126.thumb.jpg.9f6208e5IMG_1473107706.365397.thumb.jpg.9708f361IMG_1473107732.295029.thumb.jpg.242da21b
Then the other day a Votex front lip appeared locally on eBay for not much money and though I'd been after a Henri Lloyd lip for I don't know how long, I thought I'd have a 'crack' at this crack being the best word for it!IMG_1473107910.549373.thumb.jpg.916a81da Cheers Wayne!
A day or 2 later after much grinding cut drilling riveting, fibreglassing painting etc etc, it's was back in one piece and repainted in black texture paint, IMG_1473108090.689090.thumb.jpg.ad374e92 I now really liked it and hoped it would fit a US bumper! And after even more cutting, trimming filing etc, it did!IMG_1473108290.168268.thumb.jpg.dd56ba7f

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After weeks of thinking about it I decided that I wanted to try something a bit different with the wheels so decided to have them diamond cut with dark grey backgrounds and satin laquered, as per some new Audis. Stuck the Compomotive's back on and it looked pretty awesome with the Air ride, lip and Comps on it! IMG_1473108573.732315.thumb.jpg.e79b190fIMG_1473108598.423768.thumb.jpg.49b340e0
I ended up sending the wheels to a local firm that promised the earth but haven't quite delivered, the finish is a bit crap to say the least? IMG_1473108712.900231.thumb.jpg.6244e7e2They looked OK on the car though and this was the day before one of my favourite shows Edition 38, IMG_1473108855.020694.thumb.jpg.9578d6c9IMG_1473108777.898157.thumb.jpg.dc366aa2
Was an excellent day and I was just about to leave when a nice man stuck a sticker on my window! IMG_1473108940.112495.thumb.jpg.4f9373f7Turns out I'd been awarded 2nd best Mk3 Golf behind Robg60 with Dougie Trix the other runner up.
Lining up waiting, colour's of the German flag!IMG_1473109084.796600.thumb.jpg.0ebb814a Then on the stage!!! IMG_1473109131.687646.thumb.jpg.be8f1dcf IMG_1473109155.272799.thumb.jpg.ab609975IMG_1473109165.270781.thumb.jpg.6a30bce5 Was brilliant to win something at Edition after years and years of seeing the types of cars that win here in magazines!! Super chuffed with that at the moment especially after reminding myself how this car started at the beginning of this thread!!!

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So due to having a 1 year old further progress has been slow and I can't completely leave the car alone or say that's it's finished as that just doesn't happen with me! I did manage to turn this;IMG_4829.JPGInto this though; IMG_6118.JPGIMG_6223.JPG Hopefully my little one will now make it to a couple of shows with me next year in his own car!emoji16]
So back to the main subject I managed to acquire a Votex body kit from Wayne as part of the deal with the Mystic blue VR6 I sold him a little while back, so I now plan to fit the full kit next year along with a set of Euro bumpers with a couple of little bits I want to do to them, here's a few pics; IMG_6354.JPG The kit will be finished in a textured black finish to give it a factoryish look IMG_6212.JPGHad to do a couple of repairs to the kit; IMG_6423.JPG
Also managed to get these from Christian Wolf over in Germany IMG_6375.JPGSuper rare smoked ZKW long fogs . Also bought a Porsche Boxster front calliper set up to fit 312mm discs for a good price off of Ebay IMG_6176.JPG Decided to paint them black as I have quite a bit of red already! Then confuse people by letting them think I've fitted TT RS or S3 calipers to a Mk3 IMG_6193.JPG Also got the side skirts removed ready for the Votex ones to go on,IMG_6403.JPG
Not liking the non side skirt look!
And apart from pulling my interior apart to fit a DAB Alpine head unit and roof aerial that's about it for now!

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This weeks errr progress or more me tinkering I suppose I've decided to revert back to the original bumpers so I can fit the full Votex kit as the rear bumper doesn't fit US bumpers at all and the front doesn't fit properly as shown on the previous page, so I thought that I'd have a play with the plate recess on the front bumper to match my shortened rear one.@donnyboy kindly donated his old front bumper for me to cut bits out of, so I could try the following; IMG_6492.thumb.JPG.55400276713145559cc4d
Trimmed about;IMG_6494.thumb.JPG.838b221809828e2cf4ea8
Holes cut into bumper, no going back at this point;IMG_6495.thumb.JPG.d6ec6d339cd95dcc5fb93
All hot stapled and plastic welded in;IMG_6498.thumb.JPG.55dae87558a7a749112dd
A skim of filler and some primer; IMG_6502.thumb.JPG.71f639c537c550399b43f
I then trimmed up the rear bumper to fit the Votex rear skirt;IMG_6506.thumb.JPG.a34a7194b820e27a3bcde
Then for the first time since painting the car nearly 3 years ago I ordered some of the exact paint the car was painted in and put a coat over the 2 bumpers that I'll hopefully get fitted over the weekend if I get a spare hour or 2! IMG_6508.thumb.JPG.ebe560af37013e2bf8f89IMG_6509.thumb.JPG.a91640767bc7cdf88d0de

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