Got bored so thought i would stick a build thread off, wont be updated for a while as im at uni at the moment,
heres the progress over the last couple of weeks in the summer.
So everything off again, the shell is very solid all over except a couple of patches in the floor pans.
The wings underneath where quite good-
It just needed a tiny weld on the a-pillar
how to repair an expensive back box
Subframe and wishbones fully powerflex'd and painted in a 2pac marine paint.
in the process of cleaning the pas rack up, thought i would cut the old mount off
Dont like the billion rubber gromets in the bay so started to weld some of them up.
after 2 days of prep the bay has had its first coat, it needs another and then a 2k clear coat to give it the shine.
heres my ghetto booth
First clear coat-
pretty pleased with the finish though, hope this acrylic lac holds up, well.
Made the rookie error of ordering helios and the car is royal met will buy royal met and have a helios bay now :L.
Wastage on the old subframe bolts was a bit sketchy :shock:
so a trip to tps for new bolts for all the running gear, and steering rack.
Just bought these, recaros in white alcantara with rear bench should be sweet .
The green golf went to car heaven :thumbdown: had many good times in, the only car ever owned that never got boring to drive.
Cut it up with a torch.
The rubber grommets where quite dirty so i stuck them in the ultrasound for a bit.
there was a nic in one of the racks pipes, so had to braize that up, couldnt weld it because the weld would have filled the pipe.
new boots and track rod ends.
got the engine out to start cleaning it up.
The subrame and brakes are in place ive yet to take pics ha.
Im not going to paint the engine, as the block will take an age to prep and you shouldnt paint alloy heads really.
hopefully the engine will be in this weekend or the start of next week :thumbup:
put new bump stops and top mounts on the front koni's bent one of the spring compressors :?
not long till the engine goes in now just a few little bits to sort out.
manged to do a day yesterday, cut the clutch hole, stick driveshafts in and lower the engine in.
Dads coming up to 60 still managed to lift the vr off the pallet :shock:
I mainly took pretty pictures as dad heaved it in
Needed to re-furb the clutch master as it wasn't very smooth, blew it out with the compressor 100ft up the drive then spent 30mins looking for the internals :clap:
cleaned up the front stuff quickly
about the only thing that would fit inside the bumper
couldnt resist a quick mock-up
Found out the rad has a couple of leaks though, and the starter solenoid is gone, got a new starter coming so hopefully i can fire her up.
Now starting to make up brake lines :thumbdown:
did a bit this evening, cut the only rot on the car out and welded it up, all over its really solid.
will get 2 coats of zinc then an epoxy over the top, same on underside but a top coat of underseal.
there was a slight bubble above the filler and when hit with the grinder it opened up, ran out of gas and dont have £120 for a refill at the moment so will have to wait for now.
dug the exhaust out, not to sure about the massive tailpipes ha guess i can always cut them off.
need to start the interior soon
Stuck the rear beam on and powerflex bushes, was going to make up the brake lines but cant find the right sized flair piece for my tool so will have to wait.
Also got a new rad off john :thumbup:
Still waiting on the starter motor in the post off to uni on sat.
Also fitted down pipe, and sprayed the heat covers but dont have a pic yet.
Also started to tidy loom, seems mk3 part for the wipers isnt the same, so have sliced that out the old loom, then need to remove air-con wiring and re-wrap.
The starter fineally arrived but about an hour before i had to set off for uni, so fitted it but didnt have time to fire her up
Will hopefully finish everything at xmas.
This is how i left it-
Work fast when im at home, but wont be doing anything for ages now, sorry for the really long post will do them separate from now on.
Will try and do some at xmas, off to hong kong for a holiday in easter.
And im collected parts for turbo and haldex one day,
i have a large turbo off a v8 speedboat.