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About demk2

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  1. demk2

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    Love this build! what a feeling it is when it touches the ground again for the first time huh
  2. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #Inletmanifold Just thought id upload a few pictures of the inlet manifold to keep things alive, Haven't had any progress lately due to working and having jobs to do on the weekend This wasn't the easiest of things to paint! i have to admit I'm not completely satisfied, so i'm not sure if ill re do this or get another one. Being an absolute novice with this crinkle stuff i'm sort of messing around with it as i'm putting it on. Hope to be back soon D
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    @jamieprang How are we man? Yeah me to ive seen a few bits done in this! As of prep its just the same as anything else! if you want a super clean finish then its all in the prep, this cover was painted previously so i just stripped it using paint stripper, jet washed off, really thoroughly degreased it using some red scotch brite, and just smoothed off any areas that wasn't quite flat using 500 grit! never used this stuff before but a friend said its all to do with how many coats and how heavy you put it on to how you get the finish! this was just 2 heavy coats between 5-10 minutes and then straight on with the heat after the last coat! I've still got to do the inlet manifold, so if you wanted i could maybe do a bit of a detailed write up? just showing you how i do it
  4. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    @natedogg yes mate they certainly are rifle drilled! So tonight i had a bit of an experiment! Ive decided that i wanted to have a go at some of that wrinkle/crackle paint.... being a painter things like this aren't normal lol! anyways! here's my first attempt! i like it! Ive seen a few people use this! I think it looks super neat and smart in an engine bay!
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #Lastofthegoodies Just a quick update guys, this weekend certain bits have been sorted out such as engine build date, and wiring to follow on from that! Ive also sourced so many bits i needed to! so the postman has been very busy since the last update! Not sure if i mentioned before but ive decided to go wideband management and fully forged, The reason being so that for piece of mind for reliability, strength and all round goodness not only that but knowing i can plug it in etc and keep an eye on things makes it worth while! i know a lot of you will probably think different but its how i want to go! so with that i ordered a whole new engine harness and loom, wideband ecu, Maf etc and Drive by wire pedal set up! ill have to drop my box and modify it now lol! The last of the goodies turned up today though! Forged rods and arp hardware. This ones for you @jamieprang Wossner forged piston, rings and pins! So now that all the engine bits are here, i plan on finishing a last few bits off such as the rocker cover and inlet manifold! and then proceeding to get this engine built in the next overcoming weeks! so updates may be slow, see how things turn out! for now guys! Peace D
  6. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    @waj27 id like to hope so! time will tell i guess! i don't see the point in stressing over a deadline
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    @waj27 Thanks man! i love tesa tape! just think it makes things look a lot better and cleaner! Yes i have thought about the bay wiring, im going to run the loom down the legs, and route them the best i can out of sight in the bay! its something im not very familiar with so it'll be trial and error, i won't be doing the loom until the engine is sat in the bay! that way i can work out the best way around it.
  8. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #Nothingmuch Back in for a small update! not a great deal got done over christmas and new year lol! Never the less i got into the swing of things with a job I've been putting off for ages! Dash loom! even though id gone through it and sorted it making it safe i wanted to wrap it all like the other looms and get it routed where it needed to be! so here's some pictures on the bench waiting... Those bullets are for the stereo! don't worry Better throw it in and get it routed! can't tell you how many times i adjusted it and re routed it to find what i thought was the best way! I'm sure its the same as everyone else though! Whilst i was in the front i decided to bite the bullet and cut the hole in the floor into the chassis leg to run the positive lead to the front! These pictures were taken before i pulled it back out and put a nice rubber grommet around the hole to stop it chaffing! nobody likes chaffing... Thought id put the dash in to make sure everything lined up and reached ok before coming back out to route the wiper motor harness and make things easier when working on the engine looms! Anyways that's my Christmas update! Forged rods were ordered Christmas day! and they arrived this morning! only a few bits left to get and then its back on with the engine rebuild! i know @jamieprang will be excited to hear this lol!
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    @waj27 it kinda works doesn't it! im thinking about having my mk3 recaros trimmed to match now! and running my original black panels and dash! @natedogg i know! i think thats how im gonna go we'll see!
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #RearInteriorUpdate Hey guys back in for another small update on some progress! Ive been thinking, If I'm going to try and get a drive in this car next year that maybe i should run my original interior as i don't think ill have the time and money to get it all done! not only this its one thing less to worry about! maybe i could have the new interior and brown dash another year! So i decided that id put it in and see what it looked like and fell in love all over again Swept out the garage and put some old carpet down on the floor! So the boot is almost complete now! until i start the boot build but ill leave this until later on when the cars running etc! Time to stick the rear cards in and bench! I forgot how annoying those rear cards are Front cards are on! So what do you guys think? do you think it works with the paint? Im not sure if I've fell in love purely because i can see it coming along or because it works? we'll see how i feel later on i may have my mk3 cc seats trimmed to match i dont know yet! So that's the progress report from my last update, hope you guys have enjoyed it and ill be back with some more soon! Hoping to get the dash back in this week as ive finished up the dash loom now! Just got to remember how it all routes and connects lol! Be lucky D
  11. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #RearWiringcomplete Well todays been a rather good day!, Had a phonecall this morning from a guy i bought a screen from to say he had a mk2 golf in the yard for bits! get over here and take what you need! So off i went with my tools and got some rather good needed stuff as well as some goodies, the main thing i went for was the complete dash loom! i wanted to start with a new one due to mine being so badly altered and dangerous it just wasn't worth the time and effort in repairing it and making safe! so loom, A complete untouched or written in service booklet along with all the sales brouchers and printouts! chrome trimmed inner door handles! and some other little bits ive been needing since owning a mk2! so onto the progress report! Friday evening i got the last of the rear to front wiring sorted and ready for fitting! Put all the vacuum lines in and hooked up! vacuum pump installed This is the locking vacuum pump harness! i just for the life of me remember how it plugs in down the front lol! someone tell me its been a while and of course i didn't take any notice today unplugging stuff so with that all fitted and all held in place i decided to get the battery relocation main positive in! Heres where I'm going to put the battery and ill explain why in a second! its just the best place in my opinion as you can run the positive down to the front and tuck it in neatly! So into the quarter panel and over the inner arch! out into a convenient little hole with a grommet! This allowed me to run it along the sill kick panel tying in with the vacuum pump and all held together by the factory clips! YES i know it needs a flipping good hoover! it got it lol because I plan on tucking the engine bay wiring, I'm thinking of going through the top grommet in this picture! this will go straight into the chassis leg! correct me if im wrong im sure its that one! i didn't have my hole cutter with me today hence why i didn't go for it Thats the rear wiring and looms running from the rear fitted vacuum side and main positive Vacuum pump loom, tank and rear to front loom fitted! This was a strange feeling laying carpet down! i thought seeing as wiring was complete id put some of it in
  12. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    @waj27 hey thanks man! I don't think ill ever show it if im honest! when i look at other peoples rides i dont think mine will be able to compete with some of the guys out there!
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #newpageopened So i thought id give you guys a quick update and the first of the progress reports now its back home! Today dragged so hard and I've finally got the motivation to get back on track and start doing bits in the evenings! This leads onto some bits i got up to tonight! Roof gutters all fitted with new clips! and then decided to get back on with the wiring now ive started getting my head around the diagrams Tailgate wiring loom , When i stripped my old shell i came across so many wiring attempts and decided that id cut them about and make them safe whilst deleting any wires that wasn't needed etc, so tonight i stripped all the tailgate loom of the old brittle plastic sheath, took out the wiring i didn't need for the rear wiper, shortened the number plate loom and then all wrapped in tesa tape! nice clean oem updated look! pile of rubbish! Tesa tape! i love this stuff! Nice shaved tailgate harness from numberplate bulbs, heated window to connections in the boot! all neat and tidy! Vr6 tank, wiring spliced into existing loom and wrapped, Like you'd never know! Excuse the mess but i love flicking on the lights in the garage and seeing this ! I know...... its dusty but! i can't wash it until its water tight! Bit of a pointless update i know but i wanted to let you guys know I'm back and will be around for a while again! D
  14. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #Projectmovingday Just tuning in for a small update! So the day has finally come that I dug the ol'girl out the dusty container and loaded her up to come home! Quick change over of the wheels in the morning and load up on the truck for a nervous drive home! and then to squeeze it through a fence with mm clearance each side of the wheels Very dusty! on to the truck we go! Arrival! Featuring my very good friend ells caddy van! 3Nine7Detailing! if you boys ever need anything give him a shout! so the plan now is that its home i can start spending some time doing the smaller bits that and actually getting on with it! just made sense bringing it home as dragging it across the works yard every night in the rain and dark wore so thin that i haven't touched it in months! @jamieprang ordering the rods after christmas if i can't persuade the other half to talk to santa for me Thats it for now! back soon D
  15. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    @jamieprang its all good mate! I'm going to forge the bottom end now ... just needed an excuse lol
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