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Firstly let me apologise as this is being pieced together from what i have put on other forums!

 

Got myself a new project to have some fun with, well actually my wife bought it for me for xmas! 
 
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Got alot of plans for this, mainly VR6, Recaro's and maybe a repaint. But before that the back bumper has been shoddly done before so needs redone, Also wheels are shocking and will be coming off!! lol. On the look out for a set of coilovers aswell.
 
I decided it couldn't sit on those horrible Wolfrace numbers! So picked these up for a decent price:
 
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Had them refurbed and some fresh rubber put on.
 
Well still no further forward with the mk3! Rumour has it, it might make an appearance in the next week or 2. Really need to stop telling my mechanic i am in no rush, only had it 4 months! 
 
Anyway in the meantime managed to pick up a bit of a bargain
 
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Both for £25! Gear knob has been sanded down and is getting a few coats of varnish to make it presentable again, but on the whole not too bad.
 
Finally things are happening with my Golf! New wheels are on and car will be MOT's tomorrow. Once it is back will be taking the arches off and lowering it, wee picture to update the thread:
 
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Well since nothing has happened with the golf recently i decided to buy some stuff for it! Got some 312mm brakes and also just purchased another set of wheels.
 
 
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Not bad for the money i got them for and will keep me happy till i get the set i really want!
 
 

 

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I plan to build a vr lump up over the winter as well as get the shell up to par! Currently needs 2 new wings and 2 arches, also got a couple of sills as sure the rust will have affected them aswell. All parts are sat waiting on time in the bodyshop and also some funds.

 

Had planned to possibly change the colour but think it will be staying Mystic blue, Alfa wheels are going Anthracite.

 

Comments welcome.

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Yeah getting some custom spacers made up to take into account the 5x98 pcd pattern. Dont want to use spacers and wobble bolts with these.

Fingers crossed i have a VR cylinder head there so will look at building that up soon enough, possibly with bigger valves etc.

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I've got a 2.8 lump sitting in my garage that I'm thinking of selling if your interested? The head is off it as the head gasket went. The head has been skimmed. I ended up putting a 2.9 in my golf though

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Thought i would fire up a few pictures of the bodywork on my golf, i have the panels to replace all the bad bits.

Just a case of getting funds to have the welding and paint done! In the mean time planning on sealing the inner wings and some bits under the car. Anyway some pictures:

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Progress has been slow on this due to the bodyshop being very busy, But the car is there and finger crossed getting all the welding done this week. Paint is now mixed for the car also, Mitsibushi Evo Graphite Grey. Love the colour and hopefully it will work well.

 

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It's just the bare block and head mate so obd1 and 2 are the same mate. I was thinking £100?

There is still a difference but not thing major, OBD2 runs a double chain. And OBD1 runs a single chain. But so long as you use correct sensors and throttle body it will work in either.

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Well forgotten to update this thread and things have move on a wee bit since i last did. Some new wheels which are being refurbed:

 

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Centres will be blasted and painted soon, Where the lips are up to on the wheels:
 
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Then the car was dropped off at the bodyshop, Plenty rot cut out and new metal welded in:
 
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Paint then happened last week, still to get a final polish etc but starting to get there:
 
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Still along way to go with it but certainly looking much better than it did when i got it.
 
 

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Forgot to update this, car is almost ready for a show this sunday.

 

Wheels painted and built up

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Tyres on

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Stretch on the fronts ( 185/35 on a 7.5 )

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Just coilovers and wheels to go on

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I have brought the front down a bit more since the last picture and raised the rear as the arch is on the tyre in that picture. Just awaiting a new tyre tomorrow as the front leaked badly. Will get some better pictures on Saturday after it gets a good clean!

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Bought another set of wheels for this!

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plan to refurb them and decide what to do with them. May swap them out with the RC's as they have really grown on my. The dimples are a wheel i wanted on my vr i had a few years back!

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Couple of pictures to update this abit:

 

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Also a couple of pictures from a UKMK3's meet up in Crieff along with the Wife's black auto VR Highline and the Bro-inlaws VR as well:

 

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There will be a fair bit more work going into this over the winter. VR6 engine there to be rebuilt and put in with a smooth bay. Got plans for the wheels and a few other bodywork related ideas as well.

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UPDATE:

 

Been considering selling my wheels and getting something new but can't seem to find something I really want plus the money i save buying new wheels will be spent on parts for the VR engine rebuild. So plan is to strip the lacquer off the lips and fully polish them up, thinking i may change the colour of them as well either Gold, Mystic Blue or keep them red??

 

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Plan is to get the front wheels off tomorrow or Wednesday and get them stripped down as well. Then get he centres away to be blasted and powder coated. Few other jobs to be done over the next month or so. Hopefully finally get this finished!! lol. 

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On 9/9/2014 at 2:56 PM, nezzi21 said:

Firstly let me apologise as this is being pieced together from what i have put on other forums!

 

Got myself a new project to have some fun with, well actually my wife bought it for me for xmas! 
 
1520750_717900704888788_1837693822_n_zps
 
Got alot of plans for this, mainly VR6, Recaro's and maybe a repaint. But before that the back bumper has been shoddly done before so needs redone, Also wheels are shocking and will be coming off!! lol. On the look out for a set of coilovers aswell.
 
I decided it couldn't sit on those horrible Wolfrace numbers! So picked these up for a decent price:
 
IMAG0384_zpsc858659a.jpg
 
Had them refurbed and some fresh rubber put on.
 
Well still no further forward with the mk3! Rumour has it, it might make an appearance in the next week or 2. Really need to stop telling my mechanic i am in no rush, only had it 4 months! 
 
Anyway in the meantime managed to pick up a bit of a bargain
 
Wheel_zps9313a5db.jpg
 
Gearknob_zps2977b89a.jpg
 
Both for £25! Gear knob has been sanded down and is getting a few coats of varnish to make it presentable again, but on the whole not too bad.
 
Finally things are happening with my Golf! New wheels are on and car will be MOT's tomorrow. Once it is back will be taking the arches off and lowering it, wee picture to update the thread:
 
GolfWheel_zpseaf67396.jpg
 
Well since nothing has happened with the golf recently i decided to buy some stuff for it! Got some 312mm brakes and also just purchased another set of wheels.
 
 
IMG_34319723911032_zpsut644z9z.jpeg
 
Not bad for the money i got them for and will keep me happy till i get the set i really want!
 
 

 

Here did you find that awesome steering wheel?!

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