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    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
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    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
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    cheeky little update. mk3 topmounts changed to G60 20180501_190524 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr i managed to find some nice 1.5" BBS lips so im pushing the backs out a bit from the 1" lip to 1.5" and then the fronts from 0.5 to 1"..so not a massive change but should be visually appealing. IMG_20180519_215756_524 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr also the purchase came with some tasty 2.5" lips..but sadly they would poke a fair bit haha IMG_20180518_213229_367 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr so i guess this week is rebuilding BB wheels week got some cheeky Pzero Neros to go on them too
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    A4 B6 salvage

    loving the work going on here! you always churn out the goodies
  5. So i have a set of BBS RS that i have ran for a while and was happy with, but i have sourced some new adapters and can now run wider lips and more suitable tyres. I have attached a spec sheet below that shows what i have in Green and what i am shifting to in Yellow. Please note that the BBS numbers are what the wheel should be bases on diameter, width, CB,Lip and barrel. specs by Cragmire40D, on Flickr so the fronts im happy with, i have 2 sets of original 1" lips as per this photo from when i refurbished them Lips and hex need polishing but it's getting there by Cragmire40D, on Flickr but when looking on the SSR website the lips dont look to replicate the original BBS ones, with the 1" lips not having the indent after the bolts if you follow>? SSR 1 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr then the 1.5" seem to follow this and extend beyond, but look to replicate the original BBS design from what i can find online. SSR 1.5 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr So the question is, is the 1" version from SRR a non accurate replication and the 1.5" is a true replication... because based on the 1" comparison, im a bit reluctant to buy the 1.5". ive already split the fronts to take a original 1" lip but theres no point in splitting the rears yet if my calculations are all out thank in advance
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    why the F did i assume that these would be ok for a long time... not look like poo after one out ing in some damp! now i gott take them off and paint the appropriate parts 20180429_161227 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr
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    1974 Swallowtail Golf G40

    keep coming back to this... keeps making me want a mk1!
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    the Trackslag exhaust hass been so good to listen to lately, echos so nicely up through the gorge IMG_20180420_224532_960 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr IMG_20180418_193038_618 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    get cracking!
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    Ericccccc's Oak Green

    top work! lovely car and good work on it too
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Yeah totally do'able and it is a good idea for the areas around the rear beam where you get small fiddly hard lines. I know a guy whos done the whole rear end in braided, but the issue he came across was securing them on the rear beam as the OEM clips are designed for hard line and the braided line with sheeth is oo thick, so he ended up cable tieing them and it just kinda just taints it a little. i was a little worried about having a braided line at the back of the engine but its unaffected by the heat so thats good. i made sure to spray on some wax (coilover thread wax) to the joints in the brake lines as the joints hd rusted up/reacted from the old lines being put on about 10 years ago (estimate from invoices i have for the car).
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    haha thanks dude! just need to sort out my split rims and it'll be back in its happy place
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    i ordered it direct from Hel, their wbsite has a custom pipe part where you can make up anything you like to order, really easy to use and delivered the next day for about £23 all in
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    did a few little videos lastnight up a farm track..consent by the owner etc etc
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    its great fun when its up and running. the only headache was the wiring. now that the car is fully polybushed and its got brand new rummer on all wheels it handles so well, its been great fun hitting up the mendips and going up through Cheddar gorge the last few days