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  2. Chris_G60

    Lupo GTi (Jap Import)

    Updated pics added
  3. Today
  4. hi there. Any1 knows hows where to get alternative gear linkage? I cant get the car into 5th gear because of the downpipe from the abf...i have adjustet atleast 10 times now. heard of someone called :"hotgolf"?
  5. In a rare occurrence the other week, I was filling the fuel tank to the brim. I noticed at this point as I reached 'full' a steady trickle of fuel underneath vehicle Seem to be alright if not brimmed however. So, off to the chaps at Garage 87 next week to have the fuel tank pulled and investigated. Whilst it's off it gives good chance to inspect the chassis, coolant pipes, clutch pipes etc. I've ordered new breather pipework and seals for stuff on the top of the tank whilst it's off. The shape of the fuel tank on these tends to mean they hold moisture on top of the tank and it can rot out there, plus there's a load of breather pipes etc, all of which could the be the weak link. To give you an idea, here's what they look like: v If my tank is rotted out, luckily they are readily available in the aftermarket. Let's see what the lads find next week!
  6. cupracraig

    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    shes pretty good to be fair, im not sure she loves it, but shes encouraging of it.. i think shes just happy that i dont spend all my money on cigarettes or going down the pub like many of our friends husbands. Atleast with the Golf, i'm at home (in the garage) a lot an do loads with the kids. I talk the talk about going to shows but the reality is that i dont have any car mates and my cars not up to show standard so i dont even go off much with it at the weekends. Not been to one show yet this year! Hey, theres a slither of Golf love from yours and thats a good start! The mk2 is defo a guy type of car, i think we appreciate it more for its legendary handling and general performance for the time. Girls just dont get it that much but when you find one that does...shes a keeper
  7. jamieprang

    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Congrats man. That cake is awesome. And the car looks beaut. Does your wife tolerate or share your love for the mk2? My wife hates them... announced it while driving down the motorway in the van... "i hate those mk2s they are too square and horrible".... i almost heaved her out at 70mph. She does like a mk3 though so she's redeemed herself a little bit.
  8. Yesterday
  9. pete_moore16

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    love reading this! your commitment to photographing everything is brilliant! one thing i noticed in the last post though is there is no way to vent air between one half of the tank and the other, you might find that it will cause an airlock when filling up. unless ive missed something in the pictures?
  10. waj27

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Update, One of the last bits i needed making up was the tank, now due to being limited on space and loosing the area where the original tank goes i decided to go some little thinking how i was going to relocate the tank. The only option i had was a custom tank but didn't want it in the boot and i could of had it further back like the syncro but this means it would be more visible as the jetta curves up in the rear, so this is what i came up with, sketched it out at work and had a local fabricator weld it up for me, its not that big its roughly 35L which is plenty for a car that wont be an everyday driver With the tank in that location the exhaust is now a side exit. will need to sort out a heat shield to avoid death As you may have noticed the petrol cap has been blanked off as i will be running the filler cap inside the boot, open the boot to fill up.
  11. waj27

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Those coilovers are ideal,
  12. moto

    Mk 6 gtd front grills

    Hi can anyone tell me if they know of a front grill conversion that goes over fog lights so I have fins over my fogs. Thanks for any advise
  13. Baldspeed Racing

    Project Woodstock - Vento

    hahaha defo chap, where have you been hiding? Yeh all good with Lainey and I, my wagon is now running a vento front now after a slight mishap a couple of weeks ago
  14. orangemuffin1

    Project Woodstock - Vento

    Hey Dude !!!!!!! Long time now see !!!! Hope you and misses Ballspeed are well.
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  16. mayor west

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    I had to make a new mount for the ARB drop links, it's a bit basic and doesn't look the best so Iv'e got on the to do list to alter it over the winter for something better. Although it seems to work fine as it is. I was lucky as the coilovers I have (BC Racing) allowed me to swap the the bottom/ hub mount as they're fully threaded rather than fixed / specific to the MK2. See attached Pictures.
  17. GibsonVR6

    Alpine White MK2 VR6

    Looks as though Photobucket is back..... Not sure for how long but nice that the thread is repaired.
  18. Rallyeguy

    Plug's BBM Mk2

    BBM gets my vote, Stunning colour on the mk2 lines in the flesh.
  19. Chris_G60

    Lupo GTi (Jap Import)

    After a little time away, I have returned to the VW scene, and thought I'd show off a few pictures of my recently acquired Lupo GTi. It's a 2003 6 speed model (53) which was imported to the UK from Japan in 2015 however it had sat parked up for a year as the previous owner bought a rather nice mk7 Golf GTI and had heavily modified that, so the Lupo sat under cover on the driveway, however it was regularly started and moved and checked over. Standard spec is largely the same as the top spec UK models with Xenon lights, although it does have nicer heater controls than the UK models! It's had 1 previous UK owner and 1 owner in Japan, 85k on the clock and is really, really clean. I've been looking for a nice example for a while, between myself and the mrs this is our 3rd Lupo GTi now, they're such great little cars! It came with a few modifications that the previous owner had carried out: Adjustable coilovers (not sure on brand), BMC Carbon air intake, Custom front fog lights fitted, Rear wiper delete, KAM Racing stainless cat-back exhaust system, Cambridge rear lights, Pioneer Apple carplay double din head unit and upgraded speakers all round. I spent the first week after buying it detailing it in the evenings, and on the weekend getting it all up to scratch (detailing OCD). Also removed the rear window tints and wind deflectors, gives it a much cleaner look. Here's the results...
  20. 2tonedub

    Old Man BAM - mk2 sleeper an idiots guide

    Only another couple I think. Thankfully it doesn't take me long to prepare them......
  21. Plug

    Plug's BBM Mk2

    In for MOT today
  22. apple-mobile

    Old Man BAM - mk2 sleeper an idiots guide

    How many engines are you going to build then sell before you buy a Vr6?
  23. waj27

    ABF'd MK1 Caddy Build

    Great Great looking caddy mate love the Colour look forward to seeing what the bay looks like when finished
  24. waj27

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Did think about the hubs and wishbone but what I didn’t like is that the TT is a strut and hub slot in Job as apose to bolt on, on the golfs/Jetta which gives a little control on camber. I also bought the coilovers before I had the TT not that it would of been an issue, but I hear it does make a difference. How did you deal with the ARB ? I’ve used the rack but got extended rod ends off a Audi A3 which give you the length needed for widetrack and also the correct thread either end which you can use standard ball joints
  25. Baldspeed Racing

    Project Woodstock - Vento

    Yes mate! Looking so good
  26. cupracraig

    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    So i got the car finished up and on the road all ready for my wedding. but sadly was just having too much fun to get any photos with it and my beautiful bride. Managed to get me, my 2 best men and my 2 boys in the car and drive to the venue without much rubbing at all! 20180616_232941 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr IMG_20180617_171944_919 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr my wide made up an awesome cake top, she couldnt find a mk2 anywhere but was able to get a nice mk1 kit and made it in her spare time without me knowing. She even managed to get a model of her dragging me away from it! IMG_20180617_014309_824 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr used my pZero Nero's on the rears and moved my proxies up front, i will eventually replace these with Pirellis. 20180605_210752 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr
  27. mayor west

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Mega impressed with this build. I wondered if you had thought about fitting the TT front hubs & wishbones? It seems a shame not to go with them as everything else is TT? Iv'e done it on my MK2 track car and it made a massive improvement over the VR6 running gear I previously had on it. It's pretty straight forward too, I also fitted the rack but that was a bit more involved - Nothing compared to the rear end you have done though so might be something to think about? If you're interested PM me and I can run you through what I did / what's needed.
  28. 2tonedub

    Old Man BAM - mk2 sleeper an idiots guide

    Actually scratch that, just noticed the photobucket pictures have returned! Will try uploading some fresh ones soon.
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