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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #400 on: 16 March 2017, 23:38 »
got my new wheels:

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #401 on: 13 April 2017, 22:04 »
some pics:




difficult to see on a white car but i'll try to explain what going on in these 2 pics, first pic is how to paint looks at the start...this is how it was painted, it's hazy because of the orange peel, it has swirls, there's dust in the paint etc etc...


In this pic you can see the reflection alot clearer, sharper. This is the result after I removed the small dust particles, orange peel and polished the paint in 2 steps and added wax.


Products I used:
-3M: Trizact sanding discs: P1500, P3000, P6000 + water
-Menzerna polish: FG400, IP2100
-Polishing pads: Scholl concepts purple and orange pad
-Polisher: DAP900 Pro v2
-Wax: Swisswax Onyx + cleaner fluid
« Last Edit: 15 April 2017, 11:30 by Ice_ken »

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #402 on: 15 April 2017, 07:11 »
Your car is amazing; your attention to detail is phenomenal. I love this project. :smiley:
2016 Pocket Rocket Polo GTI 5dr manual, Blue Silk, Jacara tartan seats, Sports Performance Kit, Climate Control, Convenience Pack, Parking Pack, VW Motorsport Alloys in anthracite.
Gone but not forgotten; 2011 Golf GTD; 5dr Carbon Grey, Grey Jacara tartan seats, 18" VW Rotary alloys in Anthracite, Bi-xenons, Parking Sensors, RCD510+Dynaudio, Luxury Pack, Flexible load liner, Service Plan and, for all you Mudflap-haters out there, front and rear Mudflaps! :-)

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #403 on: 10 May 2017, 17:51 »
Swapped the windows in the doors for new ones recently and solved tons of small issues allready, now I need to study for an exam for a week and on saturday they will come and pick it up to go to the bodyshop one more time. After that we've got alot off work to do again on mechanical side of it...



So what needs to be done besides some additional body work?
-Front brake caliper refuses to be bled -> orderd 2 new calipers
-steering rack has to much play in it -> orderd a new one
-gearbox crunches in 2nd -> need to have it rebuild after the bodywork, and there's a small oil leak between engine and gearbox
-exhaust collector leaks -> orderd a new one
-at the time I reused the old injectors, the engine runs fine, we'll be replacing them anyway...even the cold start injector...why? 30 year old injectors are probably junk.
-replacing CIS lines with stainless lines
-replacing fuelpump lines with new OEM ones
-replacing the fuel pressure accumulator
-fan wiring needs to be redone

After that, i'll continue polishing it, test drive it, improve if necessary...

Today the new steeringrack arrived:




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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #404 on: 14 May 2017, 06:55 »
Hi Ken, where did you source your new quarter light windows from? I can't find a right hand side one anywhere.

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #405 on: 29 May 2017, 10:28 »
Hi Ken, where did you source your new quarter light windows from? I can't find a right hand side one anywhere.

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #406 on: 04 August 2017, 15:17 »
First time in 6 years it needed gas.



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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #407 on: 04 August 2017, 23:59 »
First time in 6 years it needed gas.

It looks great and totally original; as if it has just left the factory - only better. Fantastic!
2016 Pocket Rocket Polo GTI 5dr manual, Blue Silk, Jacara tartan seats, Sports Performance Kit, Climate Control, Convenience Pack, Parking Pack, VW Motorsport Alloys in anthracite.
Gone but not forgotten; 2011 Golf GTD; 5dr Carbon Grey, Grey Jacara tartan seats, 18" VW Rotary alloys in Anthracite, Bi-xenons, Parking Sensors, RCD510+Dynaudio, Luxury Pack, Flexible load liner, Service Plan and, for all you Mudflap-haters out there, front and rear Mudflaps! :-)

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #408 on: 11 August 2017, 13:05 »
Now that's economy for you... Looks great, become a motivational inspiration for my own GTI, although not to this scale sadly.

Moving over to Flickr, sorry for the broken picture links!