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  1. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #Engineprep2 Following on from yesterdays update! I bring you some more progress! Masked up and into the oven. Threw down 2 coats of etch primer on the block, Followed by some gloss black! Quick bake and peel the tape of whilst its still tacky! Pretty please with the results! not bad for a fairly old rusty looking engine block! still waiting on a phone call for my head to be done, just need to sort the list out and get the gaskets and things ordered. Next on the list is the gearbox and then all the little bits of the engine and brackets. D
  2. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #EnginePrep Hey guys, thought id tune back in to keep the thread alive! Updates are slow at the minute as not a lot going on but i dug out the block from the garage and took it to work with me today on the plan to get it ready for some paint! I should be expecting my rebuilt head back this week sometime so thought id better get cracking! Heres some pictures of the block after this evenings efforts of jet washing off the block and clearing the waterways before a final serious degreasing and drying off! Front side love the way the gold colour comes through the black! that old rustic look! cool! D
  3. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Just an update on the engine, Progress has been lacking lately! As the head needs some work which has set me back. So its being dropped off on wednesday to have the head stripped, Cleaned, All valves cleaned and polished, New seals and valves guides, pressure tested and skimmed so should be like new when i get it back! Need to order a complete gasket kit along with new rings etc and get the block and other bits painted up ready for a big fit up over a weekend! So hopefully ill be back over the next few weeks with an interesting update! D
  4. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #LittleProgressUpdate Ahh nice one thanks @jamieprang @waj27 Cool ill be in touch! So onto the update! The last few bits being taken from the block, meaning its at the stage of being painted. I was actually surprised when dropping the pistons as the bearings and shells don't even look worn or burnt, so looking at the condition on the inside the block and all of the components, it seems it could of been a low mileage block or its been well looked after and regularly maintained before i came into ownership! Pistons out, checked over and placed in order, i will be cleaning these up and refitting them with new rings. Crankshaft and bearing shells, again all in very good condition with no marks, burns or scratches! Never doing anything like this before I'm so surprised how well everything looks or is this normal lol? i was expecting to see some marks here and there but nothing jumps out at me. So this leaves me with a bare block. A final scuff up and a good degrease down and into the oven for some paint! I think I'm going to do Gloss black block, Inlet manifold, Rocker cover and gearbox, Silver all the brackets etc and chrome hardware, simple but effective I think. So i guess this will be the last update on the engine for a while until I'm back with some pictures of shiny bits lol! Back soon D
  5. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #Engineupdate2 So Engine update 2, Shut away in the garage, Music beer and chills I got some bits done this evening! Engine finally loaded up onto the stand. Excuse the mess! Garage is rammed of golf stuff lol, Who's isn't though? Best get going then, Rocker cover off, Cam covers removed. Cams & Chain out That Organisation though Head removed, Head gasket taken off, Sump removed, Ready to release crank pulley and start dropping out the pistons etc. Being a complete novice at engines I'm not overly confident in this kind of work but its something that had to be done and i wanted to do everything i physically could on this build, I have to admit I'm glad I've started stripping this engine as the water ways are blocked and showing signs of rusting as I've stupidly left the engine sat for to long with coolant still inside, Not only this but all the valves and pistons are seriously coked up, So opening it up and giving everything a damn good clean up following lots of new parts will hopefully bring this old girl back into motion one day after a fresh coat of paint laid on the top Hope you people are still enjoying the updates and content and not boring you lot to death by uploading and updating to much? Let me know what you think. Cheers guys! D
  6. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #EngineUpdate Back in with a little more progress!, nothing to major or exciting but another step closer i guess! Decided to crack on with the block today, got the last few little bits removed like the mounts and stuff. Covered the thing in degreaser and got to work with a selection of wire wheels on a drill come up really well considering! thing was absolutely covered in oil from the sump incidents i had years back the front side not as pretty looking but will look much better with a fresh coat of paint! Not a bad block at all! Got a few of the mounts cleaned up to! So thats pretty much the block and gearbox ready for paint, Just got to load the engine up on the stand and pull the block apart now. i know i probably should of cleaned everything up after but i decided today that i wanted to do something! Looking forward to getting all these bits in the oven! Think ive decided on the scheme! everything gloss black and all the bolts and nuts chromed. What do you guys think? Apologies for the lack of updates recently! D
  7. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Though id share a few pictures from yesterday evening, managed to get the mirrors and scrapers fitted. what a complete difference restoring them have made! Finally dug out the fuel filler surround rubber to! so gave that a quick clean up before putting it back on, also routed to mk3 tank wires ready to be cut and spliced into the loom and fitted the cover plate. Few of the guys at work wanted to see the chrome work, so whilst the bonnet was up it seemed like a photo opportunity, cannot wait to get the engine back in and have something to look at! Still my favourite part of the car though Just needs a good de dust, clean and polish! One day.... One day Got a fairly free bank holiday weekend, so im really hoping to get some progress done at home on the block and hopefully start on the wiring loom... we shall see! Hope you guys have a great weekend and i hope to be back in the next couple of days with some progress Until then Peace
  8. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    @Eric I’ve sent you a message mate
  9. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #MirrorRevamp Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I've been so busy with other commitments that i just haven't had anytime to play with the golf or get anything done. I had some time this evening to mess around with something I've wanted to do since restoring the arch spats, This leads on to todays update. Although the pictures don't really show but the mirrors were all faded and turned a dull grey colour. So i decided to have a go at bringing them back up again. Applying the first coat on the mirror and holding up the base to show the difference. Once its dried it dulls off to leave a nice oem finish. Second Coat applied, And left to dry. Fast forward slightly. Both mirrors and bases done and dried. Very happy with the outcome and pleased I managed to save something else rather than replacing bits. Hoping to get these fitted tomorrow after work to see what they look like, also cleaned up the new door scraper ready to be fitted to! Should be back with some pictures tomorrow Until next time D
  10. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #gearboxupdate A small update, really didn't get much done this weekend at all as i only had a few hours on Saturday and was out all day today at airtisans BBQ event! turn out was mental and well worth the trip to coventry! I managed to get the gearbox stripped down and cleaned up before bolting the few bits back on so i didn't lose anything Gearbox was filthy! quick test patch, then decided to hit it hard! Came up really well considering, ready for a final wipe down and some paint once the blocks had some work, Really need to decide what colour scheme to go for....
  11. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #generalupdate Thought id come and share some updates from this evenings progress! Also got some good news! I've managed to pick up an engine stand which means i can now crack on some more with the engine. The tape id been waiting on to arrive came this morning, So this means i can strip off the old and brittle casing of the loom, check them all and rewrap them using tesa tape. anyways heres some shots from today! bit mix and match I know, I finished up both seats tonight, and got them fitted for a quick look, only the rear bench to sort out now and there ready to be dropped of. Just a picture to show the underneath on how i modified and move the outer leg! nothing out of the ordinary Here you can see where it used to be and where i had to re weld it, simple stuff. Just a case of stripping off the carpet from the legs and cutting of the leg as close to the bar as possible, I then put the seat back in the car and locked it in. I found the best way to get it level and looking right was by adjusting it and propping it in place with some wood, This then allowed me to slide the cut leg in the runner and upto the seat base to tack it in before removing the seat and welding it all up properly! easy stuff! carpet back on and wrapped around the legs! very happy with the seats! doesn't look like its been modified to much which I'm pleased about. So anyways I finished up the seats and still didn't want to go home just yet lol, I found these the other day whilst routing around in the garage at home and thought i could do something with these! I believe they're from a mk4 golf? anyways aluminium boot struts! they needed a little tlc before I fit them though typical clear over aluminium corrosion! i decided to completely sand back the struts and see if i could make them any better, i wasn't sure how they'd come out but thought they couldn't be much different to when i did my wheels although i didn't want them as reflective. Sanded back and removed all the clear and the chrome finish from them Half way on the first to bringing them back up. Might give them another go but on the polishing wheel at home. And to sum this update up heres a few pictures of the front seats mounted in the car Hope you enjoyed the update. D
  12. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Thank you @ChrisL glad your enjoying the content there will be plenty more to come! @waj27 Its pretty cool knowing I'm getting there and making some progress but still got so much left to do! The updates will be a bit of both over the next few weeks as I'm trying to sort bits out whilst doing the engine to Until next time Stay lucky!
  13. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #engineupdate Hey guys! Thanks for your comments @Eric Nice to see your regulars @jamieprang So i finally made the decision today after putting it off and off, I'm not sure how well its going to go but I'm sure we'll see! Ive decided to take time out from the shell as I've got as far as i can until I've re done all the wiring and got the engine ready. Never really played with engines before so stripping one right down and building it back it will be a challenge but its something I've got to do so heres some progress! Stood looking at the block for ages! not knowing where to start or what to do! After a few hours and some greasy fingers we got there! Im not going to lie but when i say doing this kind of thing scares the hell out of me I'm not joking! playing with engines isn't my game let alone turbos! but im willing to learn and get this right to! it'll be a nice feeling knowing ive stripped and built the engine myself and knowing it'll be all clean and new again! mr Volkswagen man is going to love my orders! big box of un organised mess! lets see what i can do with it..... shall be picking up a engine stand tomorrow and then i can start stripping the block of the insides and start the cleaning process! i know the updates a bit boring but thought id share with you guys! D
  14. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    #fitupbeginsupdate Update on todays progress! Crazy how a few hours makes such a difference, Began fitting the last few little bits of chrome on, Then decided to start fitting up the rear, Glass in, lights and rear bumper hung! Starting to take shape slightly now! been a good day in the sunshine bolting bits on! Also decided to get one of the seats mocked up and mounted today! super happy with the result! Mk3 CC Recaros Always loved these seats! just got to mock up the other side and weld the outer leg on and then sort the rears before their dropped off for re trim. So thats how my saturday of the bank holiday was spent! was so rad getting some bits done and seeing some good progress, The bug has properly bit me again to start pushing on! Hope you enjoyed the update more to follow on Back soon D
  15. demk2

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Hey guys, Back in for a short update from tonights progress! Been waiting on bits to be done by the chromers thats held progress up lately, but im starting to get some bits done on the plan of bringing the shell home this weekend! Finally got the front panel on, Lower valance and bonnet! not quite properly lined up just yet but ill sort this later on as ill been unbolting it to fit the engine at a later date. Been waiting to fit some of this lot! Just got to change the rivots to the polished stainless ones once they arrive Chrome door pins and washer Im hoping to pick the last bits up tomorrow, so we should be good for bringing it home as i didn't want to risk it without the panels bolted and locked together! Hoping to get some better updates being all well over the weekend Peace
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