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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Must to too much power under the hood.
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    You thinking of an engine change? Yeah keen for a summer meet give me a shout when you're next going and i'll defiantly come even if mine isn't on the road.
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    Pearl Grey MK2 GTI 20v OEM+

    Like the finish on the rocker mate, Would be good to come see the car one day as you're not far from me (if you haven't moved) Look forward to seeing more
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Cheers mate, was a long day trying to make sure i didn't damage the paint while fitting all the bits and also lining holes after i've upgraded the bushes was a right job. As you can imagine having the shell nearly 3 years and only seeing it touch the ground once, this time it felt like am actually starting to get there. Quick photo of the completed rear bench sent by the upholsters
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Update: Started putting back a few things to clear some room in the garage and places i got things hidden. First off had to bond the bulk head panel back and bolts it up. Peddles in but might need to take them off to lay the sound deadening Front subframe in The power steering marries up to the bulkhead panel well Hubs and coilovers fitted Steering column and dash bar fitted out of all the bits i've painted literary forgot to paint this as its been out of sight but will just brush it before i fit the dash. on to the rear, diff in trailing arms. Wheels on The TT rear axle with 20mm adapters on the A8 7J still give some poke Shell will be coming home for me to do few other bits while i wait for April, will get the brake lines sorted and sound deadening.
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Cheers mate, don't think it matters just have to have the arb links facing upwards.
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Update from above. Found some time to get the rear diff reassembled trying my best not to scratch the paint on either panels. First off was to remove the standard Haldex Insert Circlip and swap it for a Powertrack Insert which splits the power 50/50 to the back wheels. Standard one Powertrack All mounted back Also upgraded the rear ARB, what i've done is use the TT front ARB and fitted it at the back which is must stiffer added new polly bushes also Next was the rear trailing arms. Polly bushed but also needed to use a spacer to close the gap. Discs and caliper carrier and strut bracket fitted, TT uses vented discs on the rear. Front subframe fully completed all mounts in bar the hubs and discs which i'll fit on the car Need to fit the bulkhead panel onto the shell next, needs to be bonded on plan to do that tomorrow.
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Glad to see progress still going strong
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Follow up from the above, My plan this week is to build all the suspension bits up so i can have the shell on its wheels. Found some time to build the front subframe some of the items like the polly bushes i almost forgot i bought them many years ago so after a quick inventory check i had everything in stock. Fitted the TT steering rack on to the subframe All pressed in Plan to do the rear subframe tomorrow.
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    Princess ANN

    The engine looks nice and snag inside mate, like the colour coding you've done. What heat wrap have you used on the bulkhead and how easy was it to lay on? Looking forward to seeing more progress
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Another Small Update, This post is me using my single garage to the absolute max over the harsh weather we just had, it wasn't going to stop me finishing off the last bits of painting. All the bits below i've been done with Black epoxy mastic 121, which i've used for most of my rust proofing, used with a gun and thinned properly the finish is great not quite powdercoat finish but just as thick going on and it tough once cured. All the suspension bits are completed now just have the front calipers to paint. Excuse my cloths line but had to make do.
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Like the finish on those bits mate works really well
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    cheers mate, small company called smiffy auto upholstery in exeter
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Small update. Been busy getting a few bits sorted mainly suspension bits. So the Cilo Brembos were a no go made a mistake not checking the fitment but never the less i managed to sell them and buy some Porsche 986 Brembos. Painted up. This is my set up 312 discs and how the 197 fitted. Fitted fine on the hubs and disc but wouldn't fit under the 16s 986 Brembo's are slightly smaller than the 197 calipers so get about 2- 2.5mm under the 16s just have to move the wheel weight. for those that are interested this is a straight bolt on job no need to do any modifying, you can use Mk4 golf 312mm 4pot caliper carriers which fit mk2/mk3 i don't have the spacer issue as i got to run adapters for the 2 sets of wheels i've got i'm wide track 5 stud so the disc is a mk4 golf/audi tt disc. Calipers will need painting but happy with how they fit don't get me wrong its tight but will work. Also quickly refurbed the A8 faces to use as rolling wheels, i've also fitted some 165 40 16s Few weeks back i dropped off my whole interior to get retrimmed by a small company in Exeter and these are the first photos i've been sent so looking forward to seeing them finished. Unfortunately the shell isn't going to be painted for a couple months but in no major rush and by then the weather should start to get better and i should have everything ready to go back in so will be more interesting updates
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    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Small update. Engine is now complete and back together, new clutch and belt added, happy with how its turned out. Box on. Mounts and Brackets on. Just the suspension bits to paint then i can have the shell back.
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