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Thanks peeps.

 

Yeah, need to man up a bit with paint application.

 

Although here's an up date.

 

Basically, I failed with the first £180- worth of paint.

 

I thought I'd go back and give it a wet sand and polish to see if I could make it come good. I couldn't.

 

I went to the paint shop the other day to pick up some more paint, showed the guy the finish and he said it was the moisture in the air and no amount of polishing would sort it out. It's nice to have a reason, but it would have been nice to get a good finish.

 

So in the mean time thought if attack some other jobs..

 

Had the polisher out, so hit the rear clusters.

 

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Also managed to move on the rear bumper fabrication.

 

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You're gonna have to use a bit if imagination from here on in..

 

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Plastic welded in place.

 

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Heated up a metal bar and softened the plastic to mold a bulb holder.

 

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Plugged in and wired up.

 

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Heckblende turned up and taped in place.

 

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Got carried away with resting stuff in place. Enter my faithful assistant.

 

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Started the timber work in the back, what a fliping ball ache!!

 

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Also built up the rear axel..

 

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Haters gonna berate!

 

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PEACE!

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Take two..

 

No damp.

 

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No tractor

 

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It's not show perfect, but it was never going to be.

 

Before.

 

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After.

 

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Never be the type to pay some one to wash my car.

 

Stonechipped.

 

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Changed a light bulb

 

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Grow up..

 

Had a drink to celebrate.

 

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Took the front end apart, found the wish bones mounts where polybushed, result.

 

Bought some arb polybushes and went to rip the hubs apart, tried to pull the bearings out and the bearings gushed on the floor. :facepalm:

 

Got home and ordered new front wheels assembles.

 

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Started the rear beam build.

 

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Also fitted the heckblende properly. Ignore the boot paint, needs re doing.

 

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Also tried to fit the camber shims?!

 

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Couldnt make any sense of this, I'm not looking for "mad camber, yo!" But I do want a noticeable amount, anyone now hear I should be shooting for?

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I've inly ever done it with washers :lol: no complicated charts that way haha.

Didn't realise what a fanny w@nk it was. Think that's gonna be scratched off as another expensive lesson.

If youre running washers is it better to put one more on the back bolt?

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Yeah iirc man, I always forget which way around it is but I'm sure its 2 back 1 front. I may well be wrong though lol

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Yeah iirc man, I always forget which way around it is but I'm sure its 2 back 1 front. I may well be wrong though lol

Went for three and two. ☺️

 

Built up the brakes.

 

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Progress has been worryingly slow. I've been flooded out of my lock up, no damage anywhere, but three of the four access roads have been closed, leaving the forth chaos.

 

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Although I managed to get there to day. And had a less than productive day.

 

I went with the best intentions of finishing the underside and only managed to build one corner.

 

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Fitted half the strut brace.

 

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Because race car.

 

Offered up the read spat.

 

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Pretty poor effort all in all.

 

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Happy valentines, cockmunchers..

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Dont really get this thread yet, hope you prove me wrong. your disc back plates are on the wrong way round at the moment by the way.

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Enjoying this build !! Liking the have a go aspect and I even like the crazy colour scheme !

 

Looking fwd to seeing the finished article ;)

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Dont really get this thread yet, hope you prove me wrong. your disc back plates are on the wrong way round at the moment by the way.

I hope it comes together too! Lol worst comes to worst, it's under the car and you can't see it!

Thanks for the heads up, but the guard is on the right way round.

 

Thanks @biggr5

 

After yesterday's poor effort I needed to build up my morel.

 

Before I ripped it down it looked as tho I may have some fitment issues up front.

 

Went through idea after idea, re drill hubs, re drill wheels, shorten wish bones, machine the back of the wheel.

 

Then tried face mounting them.

 

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Quite possibly pulled them in too far.

 

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At least it's a solution. The mrs bought the bolts for my 30th, she'd go spare if I didn't use them.

 

Bit more progress with the rear bumper.

 

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Bit if a lump on the right, and needs another fill, prime the re texture.

 

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Managed to sort out some little bits this week.

 

Refilled, smoothed and re texturised the modded bumper.

 

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Well chuffed with the out come.

 

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Fitted some washer jets. For the heck of it.

 

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Rubbed of the gash GTI writing on the heckblende.

 

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Polished up.

 

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And offered up.

 

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Fitted the rear assembly.

(Poop pic.)

 

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Fitted drivers side assembly, anti roll bar and lower strut brace.

 

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Still need to fettle the fitment.

 

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One step forward..

 

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Two steps back.

 

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I bought an extra ltr if paint to touch up a couple of bits, boot included.

 

Went to offer it up, and looks completely different.

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Cheers my man. Bit disheartened to be honest.

 

But this happened..

 

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Spoke with the guys in the paint shop and they gave me a ltr foc. Couldn't really ask for more..

 

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In other news..

 

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Big willy styles all in it..

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Went back to the unit to check on the paint.

 

Best yet! Well chuffed..

 

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But if spit and polish and she should come up a goodun'

 

However..

 

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Still wrong. So, another ltr purchased, painting should be finished this weekend.

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gutted for you over the paint mate. when i did mine i bought 2.5ltrs, for that exact reason lol

 

jesus, will that fit under the car? lol

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gutted for you over the paint mate. when i did mine i bought 2.5ltrs, for that exact reason lol

 

jesus, will that fit under the car? lol

This stretch of nice weathers paying dividends for the quality I application.

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BOOSH!!

 

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Finally got the hang if it!

 

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Fitted rear strut brace.

 

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Found a bit if exhaust waiting for me when I got home. ☺️

 

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Good work matey! Still not sold on the wacky colours with the green! :lol:

Good job on the rear bumper too! What texture paint did you use? Gotta do mine soon :)

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I love what you did with the rear bumper, I was trying to think of ways to make mine look good with the heckblende but you just cracked it ;) nice work so far :)

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