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About Coakers

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  • Birthday 10/29/1986

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  1. Coakers

    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Well the hard brake lines are pretty much finished. I used a brake line flaring tool from Vintage65. It did make good consistent flares. Oh yeh don't buy cheap brake line clips made in China. They're not fit for purpose. Non-gen top. I still need to tidy the routing of the fronts, I do quite regret not replecating the factory set-up by just using 2 chambers of the M/C and just using the t-piece as it makes the bay just look messy. My wonky lines don't help like but this is my first time making lines. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Getting the kunifer lines to bend the way you want them is a real pain too but I'm just about there now. I say just about because on the very last flare of the very last brake line my flaring tool disintegrated. Wounded.
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Haha sorry I was wondering what you meant, I haven't sorted that yet. I'm thinking of trimming about 5mm of material off the end of the stub axle. Failing that I'm seriously considering just upgrading to polo 6n2 stubs so I can do away with the inferior tapered bearings (which I was planning on doing eventually anyway).
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    Early Mk2 Golf - ABF converted

    Lovely build, you would of so regretted it if you sold it.
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Cheers mate, it ain't perfect theres places where I havnet masked aswell as I'd like but its good enough for now but i will mpst likely re-do the gti stripe in future, I used tornado red but Ive read the gti stripe is originally mars red. Issue was the broken spotlight fixing hole, fixed with 2x epoxy
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    I need to take better pictures I know
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Yeah I've sorted it . Sanded with 220grit. Painted with Simoniz tough satin black paint. The masking for the red stripe was always going to be massive €¥*$. And since it's winter. I used a 2x epoxy to repair the broken part. It ain't pretty but it'll hold. And finished result. On a side note, ive nearly finished the brake lines. They ain't pretty either lol
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Well it started well enough.My tools of choice. This happened with my first attempt, i supported the rear with a deep socket and gave it a lightish tap with a hammer but this was the result of that. Its not a complete disaster, I'm hoping I can glue or plastic weld this as it pressed back into place easily enough.
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    This is a question I'm asking myself a lot lately, with my missus going on mat leave this week it leaves me the only bread winner so I cant really justify a £1500-£2000 respray just yet even though I would love nothing more to see it in paint, although I have been speaking to a few bodyshops and there is one that has stood out so I've told them I'm going with them when the funds allow, its just the question of when. Its ok mate ta for the help nonetheless, i do have another issue with them where the stub axles stick out too far for the bearing end cap to properly seat properly.. if that makes any sense.
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Wanted to repaint the grill, as its something I can do at home and since it takes 40 minutes to get to the unit from my house I could do with doing bits here while I can. So heres the grill Utter coincidence that its come off a monza blue car, I've particularly dropped on with it as it's come with a ultra uncommon early 16v badge and from an '87 car. Check the back of the badge. (May 87) After stripping it I tried to remove the spotlight locating screws. 2 were rusted and the heads just stripped when i took a screwdriver to them. Does anyone know were I can get replacements and how to remove the entire screw and housing? Such a daft thing to be stuck on I know, but stuck I am but this isn't the only thing I have been doing, I'm slowly but surely re-newing all the brake lines. What a massive pain its been but ultimately satisfying when its gone right. I'll do a full write up on that when they are finished.
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Looking good mate!
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Notta clue, someone suggested there might have been a difference between early and late rear bearings but I ordered b&b components wheel bearings (same place where I got the stub axles) which then fitted without issue. I then just wanted to see the car on a set og wheels as a moral/motivation booster more than anything. Also I hooked up the componsating valve. Oempc.com is my new best friend. I really wanted to mount the calipers/carriers but I had an issue with slide pins being more along the lines of stuck pins. I should of cleaned these out before hand. Silicone grease didnt free it up so back to the shed it was. Had to knock this out. And used a drill with the same internal diameter for the slide pin on the carrier to ream out the crap that was in there. Blew it out with an airline and it was sorted. Slide pins that slide.
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Hit a snag, first I'm not entirely sure that the rear suspension is set up correctly. There are many more components that make up the rear than the front. But I dont know which ones to use so ive winged it and used the main bearing and the flat washer. Theres not much room on thread for much else. Secondly on the rear stub axle the inner bearing does not clear the thread. These are aftermaket stub axles from b&b components and the bearings are from VW Heritage so who knows. Anyone had this problem? Oh i must add I've just placed the bearings on their for show. I know they go into the disc lol Thanks in advance
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Thanks pal appreciate that . Likewise, hope your little one has arrived ok! I've been blown away by the ocd'eeness of your build and pocketed a few tips from it. I'm not going that far with this (for now) as I'm beginning to lean into rushing territory (i know, i know) but something tells me its not going to be the first time its going to be apart.
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    Mk2 16v ground up rebuild

    Cheers bud, had a good-ish day yesterday. However progress has been slow lately, another change of job and me and my fiancee finding out we are having our first baby together has but a dampner on the build but then it gives me a good excuse to do as much as I can before the due date. Not many things come before old cars but kids are one of the few. Needed the slotted nuts off the old top mounts so heres my backyard hackery slotted nut removal tools, spring compressors, a screwdriver and a one hammer blow. Job done. Threw the subframe, servo and replacement master cylinder on and the front suspension. Felt very good to start putting things back together. But when it came to the rear axle I don't know what I've done wrong but the holes just don't line up. The only thing I can think of is that I've not pressed the axle bushes in far enough.
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    Golf II GTD

    Spent a few days reading this off and on. Brilliant build and story dude, very unfortunate news though but I think you've come too far with it to quit now though I reckon. Cheers