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#1 bens

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:32 PM

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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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:51 PM

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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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:53 PM

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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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:55 AM

what an amazing turn around! what wheels are they?

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:44 AM

pretty sweet, what charger you got?

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:55 AM

what an amazing turn around! what wheels are they?


Thanks a lot, they are works equip wheels :)

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:58 AM

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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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:20 PM

some more pics during the build :)

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

great start! splitty in background :wub:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:58 PM

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

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:38 PM

poope!!!!!!

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:42 PM

poope!!!!!!

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muppet :lol:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:44 PM

Could also point you towards this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripe

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

:rolleyes: next time I see you there will be trouble ! :P

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:00 PM

Ello my lovely!

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:06 PM

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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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:40 AM

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

Check out ebay mate ;)

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:14 AM

Very nice...

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:30 AM

Good work dude, its like home from home ;-)

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:57 PM

Thanks very much guys :)