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  2. Mk1 Golf project

    Cheers lads. It'll be a few weeks before I get near it with bringing the mk3 over for UD and then Dubshed. Cant wait to get at it. Gibson I get emotionally attached to every car so no good as an investment lol
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  4. Thanks dude, its all in the past as this build thread is a little late, just putting it up in stages!
  5. 1974 Swallowtail Golf G40

    Corrado too, nice!
  6. 1974 Swallowtail Golf G40

    I'm building up a set of steel splits for it, thats about it. Wants to get going on my corrado.
  7. Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    I'm the same. I haven't got the room for that sort of equipment at home. Garage is too short and full of bikes. Will be worth it in the long run though. And, with a mk2 its always an investment.
  8. 1974 Swallowtail Golf G40

    Any plans for the swallow this year mate?
  9. 1974 Swallowtail Golf G40

    I'm the same. Haven't touch my cars all winter, but had a tinker with my mk2 yesterday in the sunshine and eager to get on with things now
  10. Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Thanks dude, its a bit of a labour of love at the moment though. i think im going to have some big expenses when stripping the underseal and prepping it for paint next year.. i dont really have room for a roll over jig so i think im going to have to outsource that work
  11. From HIC or someone else? Send me your details and I will have a look.... Cheers Martin
  12. Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Said it before... but I STILL love this.
  13. Hey I have a mk2 golf gti 8v 89’ and when it’s just at idle it’s sitting at 8000rpm and engine is shaking. Not a consistent sound from the exhaust like burping if that helps! Lol. Any ideas what to look at? Yesterday was idling okay! Cheers ☺️
  14. Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Had a productive day recently, Rear brake lines are all made, fitted those that i could. Rear panel was dirty after 27 years but in great condition..i need to clean it mind Wasn't pleased to find a couple of issues though i took a good look at the mounting points and decided that i should treat what little surface rust there was and where the underseal had dried and cracked, i ground it off with this neat honeycombe angle grinder head that was enough to remove the underseal and not damage what was beneath... im going to use traditional underseal again on those bits for now... i plan on having a complete re-spray next year so will have the problem areas i identified earlier sorted then... one more summer of driving it will be fine for now. IMG_3501 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr obviously went back and primed the bits i missed
  15. This black 2014 Mercedes C63 AMG coupe was booked in for an intense paint correction detail. The condition of the paintwork was up there with the worst that I've had in, especially the bonnet. Multi stage machine polishing process to rid as many defects as possible and create a mile deep, glossy base for Kamikaze Collection ISM Pro to sit on. Exterior glass coated with Gtechniq Smart glass, wheels and tyres treated with Gyeon products. Interior vacuumed and cleaned throughout. Engine bay cleaned and dressed with Aerospace 303. The result, this black C63 AMG brought back from the dead with exceptional protection against the elements.
  16. Getting Back Into It! T5...

    Yeh the colour was what stood out. To be fair I've noticed a lot of the car companies now finally going down the more random colour route, rather than the standard reds, whites and blacks etc. Tell me about it. But was in desperation. First sign of decent weather and I wanted to get her cleaned. We have a good guy who comes to our work and does paint correction. so will at some point get him on this. No, she is a 9 seater, long wheel base (I think, don't quote me 40 cm longer at the back) Transporter. Room for all the kids and the cage for the dog and still loads of room.
  17. Getting Back Into It! T5...

    Thanks, and thank you. Me and the misses swapped it in for a Range Rover Discovery Sport. Best decision we made. Cant believe I managed to talk her round if I'm honest. I've had Mk2's etc and Seats. This was always my end goal to get a T5. So she now uses the 1 series.
  18. Getting Back Into It! T5...

    I love that colour, its a close second to the blackberry pearl as my most desired colour. Ive got an offroad grey pre-facelift one i use for work. A word of caution taking it to the scratchy wash though - you'll get some really bad swirls in the paint! Is this a caravelle?
  19. First car - 52' Lupo SE JDO

    Buzzing for the weekend. Got a shoot and film tomorrow with Mehowski from Candy Showroom, going to be an ace day. Best get cleaning!
  20. 1974 Swallowtail Golf G40

    Put the rear coils on, I strangely get the love back when I lower old junkers.
  21. Nice little write up!
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  23. Getting Back Into It! T5...

    Welcome back!, lovely van, one of my fav colours too!. I have just picked up my second t5, great vans, you would struggle to find better. Look forward to seeing your updates Isaac
  24. So as my rs's were sized up for the white golf without arches, i knew they would fit pretty much perfectly on the driver. I still test fitted them before getting tyres, as who wouldn't. the back sat perfectly, i was happy with the front but im using a 5mm spacer atm, im planning on changing it to a 10mm spacer and seeing how it sits and drives. when i first got tyres put on the rs's i chose 185's and 165's, the rs's are 8's and 8.5's and for me the 165#s on 8's were stretched way to much. the 185's sat nice on the back on the white golf, i however wanted to run 185's on the front and decided to run 195's on the back, this kept the tyres from looking odd with a different amount of stretch. The 195 fitted perfectly in the rear arch. I did have to re-align the rear beam but with that done, i am happy with how the car sits and drives, it only rubs on the front when full locked and on the rear a little bit with four people in. I however rarely take four people around. ow, I also put my nardi in the golf. whilst driving the golf around i noticed the fan bearings were giving up, i should have changed it before i was forced to but i kept putting it off. I took the car on its first big drive, which was to Essex for roll hard, the fan gave up. The car got hot whilst waiting in the massive queue and popped off a coolant hose that was sketchily put on (should have replaced them too) luckily it didn't do any damage but i had to push the car for about a mile with my friend. the car made it back to Birmingham fine, but it was time for me to use more parts from my 20v project. well turns out i put the washer bottle in the back after roll hard. I used my electric fan and ally rad from my 20v to get the golf back to been okay.
  25. Mk2 TFSI

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