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bens   

After breaking my last VR I had a look around at the time for another vr but couldnt find any I liked so decided to wait, since then a lot has changed with work etc and so havent really been in a position to buy another until recently !

 

And so then I had this sitting on my driveway :)

 

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then we did this ;) a few pics during the build

 

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I have this little box of tricks ;) including a nice shiny new 9-10psi pulley :wub:

 

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New seats mmmmmm very very comfy, and have got a plan to get rid of the white FK logo on the top too

 

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Harnesses with padded supports, the only piece of non white or black on the car apart from the calipers !!

 

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Old coily rings versus new !!

 

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Better shot of the wheels, have been finished with a polishable top coat for extra shiny shiny

 

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Engine is in, sounds amazing :wub: and that's without the charger on !

 

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So I gave her a quick clean today, excuse the awful ride height this is at working height ;) oh and its not fully built up yet which is why there isnt any headlights fogs etc !!

 

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So it's obviously had a complete respray in VW Casablanca white, completely stripped the car and checked everything one front wing needed to be replaced and one small bit of rust which had to be cut out and welded at the rear apart from that really solid ! I have done/helped with all the work on the car apart from the final coat of paint and it has been bloody hard work at times taken almost 8 months to get it to this stage and I have learnt so so much but I have enjoyed every second of it :)

 

Cosmetic mods so far :-

Audi 80 door handles

rear numberplate recess smoothed

carbon bonnet

interior completely stripped of sound proofing etc for weight reduction

custom dash and interior center section ;)

sills smoothed

all interior plastics re-sprayed

custom seat frames

tinted headlights rear lights and indicators

works wheels powdercoated in gloss black

 

Performace mods so far :-

G60 gearbox internale

B&M short shift

carbon bonnet

VR6 conversion ;)

custom exhaust

312 front brake upgrade

stainless brake hoses

fully polybushed front subframe

new rear discs and pads

new adjusting and locking rings on all coilovers and fully refurbed

plus loads more ARB's strut braces etc etc etc !

 

Mods to do :-

Engine bay smoothing and re locating ancillaries

custom rear interior setup

fit harnesses

stereo system

 

probably loads more I have forgotten !! this will all be done by myself over winter for the car to be ready for Ultimate Dubs in march, fingers crossed :) the aim with the charger and the other engine mods is to acheive 300 bhp / tonne and the car will be mapped and sorted by Vince at Stealth Racing and will then get it corner weighted to see how far away I get !

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James V   

as I said on sitonmyfacebook, it's coming along nicely, and I like where it's going, you know my thoughts on Mk3's too, so it's def. a compliment!

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bens   

as I said on sitonmyfacebook, it's coming along nicely, and I like where it's going, you know my thoughts on Mk3's too, so it's def. a compliment!

 

thanks a lot mate, and yes knowing your feelings about mk3's it makes it extra special :wub:

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Icy   

pretty sweet, what charger you got?

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bens   

what an amazing turn around! what wheels are they?

 

Thanks a lot, they are works equip wheels :)

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bens   

pretty sweet, what charger you got?

 

Thanks bud :) Its a Z engineering one mate made 280bhp at 5 psi on the old golf so am hopeful of over 300 with the new pulley and other bits to go on :)

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bens   

thanks mate :) yeah that was one of 3 he was working on at the time

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bens   

your much better off with a full car makes the conversion a lot easier and rusty vr's can be had cheaply atm, oh and change the whole loom and easier with a whole donor car :)

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bens   

No mate you don't have to swap the dash just the loom :)

 

Check out ebay mate ;)

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bens   

I wouldnt expect anything less from you mate ! :wub:

 

On another note the gaskets and spacers and head bolts arrived today ready to lower the compression for when the charger is bolted on plus got some red top injectors lined up as well so pretty much all the bits are now here :)

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