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Title: Richard Lloyd Racing MK1 - Updating Broken Pics From Page 1 And Adding New Works
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 15:23
I keep reading that a lot of people don't bother going to the project pages and go here instead... Also i suppose its better because poeple can post feedback etc. Because of this I am putting my project here too!

Ok let's get this show on the road, I paid a big sum of money for this car, those that saw it in the steel may remember it as a unique minter with bad wheels, that's how I bought it.  The picture below was taken on the A14 on my way down to Inters back in 2004 which was where I was heading to hunt down some better rims to finish her off and to meet fellow forum friends.  As you can see I never made it!  The full story is somewhere on this site still I'm sure but in a nut shell irresponsible "travellers" "gypsies" whatever you want to call them ruined my day, and my car!

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/A14GTIInternationalCrash08-05-041_zps1d3431e9.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/A14GTIInternationalCrash08-05-043_zps6f6e8e81.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/A14GTIInternationalCrash08-05-049_zps281fb609.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/Shesofftogetfixed18-09-04_zps5fc6cf4f.jpg)

Car was modified pretty much straight after original purchase:

Brief summary of spec:
The 80's
Richard Lloyd Racing (now GTI Engineering) 1800 Silverstone Plus - Tuned to Stage 3
Supersprint 4 Branch Manifold
Supersprint Full Stainless Exhaust
Magnum Tuners 3" Silencer
In Car Adjustable Hot Start kit
Scirroco Shifter
Dropped 60mm - Bilstein Shocks and Eibach springs
Full BBS Body Kit (rare site now I think)
Bosch Fogs
BBS Rear Spoiler (never seen another like it!)
Richard Lloyd Racing Steering Wheel

The 90's
Brakes upgraded to Corrado G60 Master Cylinder, Servo, Calipers, Discs

Oh and not forgetting the nasty 3 spokes!!!! But they were obviously put on in the 90's.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 16:06
Car was locked away for a good 5 years until last year, a great MK1 nut called Dave came to the rescue..  Long story short, she's had new inner wing, chassis rail and front end.  All OEM parts welded to production spec. He put an old bonnet and wing on and gave them a quick lick of paint, also original busted grill, shoddy old bumber from a caddy and original lights fitted just to temporarily complete the car. (Mainly so it didnt look like too much of a sight on our drive whilst trying to sell the house)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/DavesWork3_zps0b8c755c.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/OnTheMove-07-07-091_zpsef9a3d8e.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/OnTheMove-07-07-092_zps419220c5.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/d_zpsa6731f3a.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/g_zpsedffcd86.jpg)

I can't believe the body kit survived but it did!.... Those good old days when kits weren't made of fibreglass
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 16:06
Ok, so my first major issue after getting the car back is that it wouldn't start.  The engine had been out of the car for 5 years and it was obvious the electrics were in a mess. When I bought the car I knew it had a lot of additional wiring, it wasn't until now I realised how much!  The car was fitted with a Clifford Concept 50 with 12 Channels.  Remote central locking with dead locks, remote lights, Interior and exterior adjustable proximity sensors, magnetic resonance sensors, glass tamper sensors, anti-hijack, anti tow etc etc! Worst still a previous alarm that was fitted was not removed, just disabled via a master key!...  Every wire that could immobilise the car had been hacked into more than once! I came on here last year for a bit of guidance to try and bypass the lot and thanks go to those that helped, in the end I had to rewire the coil and get the fuel pump running by removing the relay and wiring it to a switch, after that, one flick of the key and she started 1st time! Took me a couple of weeks to get there though!
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/Electrics_zpsbb6a4c7b.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/Electrics6_zps610fb207.jpg)

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(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/Electrics3_zps78a870e8.jpg)

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: Wayne on 23 April 2010, 16:07
Very retro.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 16:10
Very retro.
hence my other post on 80s styling... this car has quite a bit!.. gonna keep it old skool/retro if i can!.... the wheels are gash though!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: Wayne on 23 April 2010, 16:14
Very retro.
hence my other post on 80s styling... this car has quite a bit!.. gonna keep it old skool/retro if i can!.... the wheels are gash though!

I am sure they are TSW or Rimstock.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 16:20
Very retro.
hence my other post on 80s styling... this car has quite a bit!.. gonna keep it old skool/retro if i can!.... the wheels are gash though!

I am sure they are TSW or Rimstock.
Anteras... had really good Bridgestone Potenza S02s on so was using them up when i first got it.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 16:23
No matter how hard I tried I just couldnt get the car running with the alarms and it was clear to me now that the whole lot had to be strpped out and I would have to start again!

I waited patiently for complete dash and engine looms to turn up on ebay, and eventually they did.  A nice old boy who seems to make his living stripping dubs in his workshop down in Maida Vale had the whole lot including the lighting loom, got the lot for 70 notes.  Not one wire had ever been cut and even the stereo wiring was original with plugs!

I have never rewired a whole car before but cant afford to get someone else to do it.  My biggest problem is the fact that a lot of my wiring was not connected when i got the car back so knew i would struggle putting a new lot in.  I marked up what i could i began to strip her down!

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/strip_zps958b68dc.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/strip1_zpsb494103e.jpg)

OMFG!!!!!!  What the feck is all this 5h1t!!!!

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/strip2_zpsa7a96b8a.jpg)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah219/limitedbudget/MK1%20GOLF%20RLR1800%20PLUS%20PAC/strip3_zpsb3ec274d.jpg)

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 18:54
I cant seem to find anything on the net about rewiring a Mk1 from scratch!!! plenty about making hybrid looms for fitting later engines etc.... best help I've found so far was on the MK1 Owners Club site which has a detailed list of all the functions of every relay, the fuses and wires to the blocks to the fusebox. I'm hoping by the end of this thread, someone may find this build helpful when i get to the tricky stuff!  If i manage it of course!... I read on another site that when rewiring any car you should start from the engine bay and work backwards... So before I begin I am going to have to tidy up the bay while its wire free.

Stripped the front end down a bit for better access
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Gave everything a really good clean and degrease

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Repainted all the bay, added some tape at bottom of windscreen to stop the leak until i get it fixed
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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: kells on 23 April 2010, 18:56
loving this.

them 3 spokes are 100 percent anteras too
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:02
loving this.

them 3 spokes are 100 percent anteras too
  Thats it!... you got it, gonna correct my previous quote to Wayne!.. you're not telling me you like the wheels though surly!... their funny actually, the valve for them is in the center and fills the tyre though a spoke! I can't believe peeps are only noticing this car now, just shows that most dont pay attention to the projects pages and play here instead. more interactive... lovin it!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:08
Italian wheels From 1992!!!  :grin: Antera Type 109

(http://www.antera.de/uploads/pics/1992_1_01.jpg)

(http://kopochsalj.eniro.se/images/0/53/31/A30005331/image_1_59798big.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:12
Started removing covers as they have seen better days....

Cambelt Cover
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Bit of hard graft!
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Cam cover, I'm hoping my mate who is a whizz on Photoshop can replicate the sticker, its going to get sanded off, its all flakey now anyway!
(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/4c3b26053c024ba987ac7fae3d1e5169)

Got carried away and started rubbing down and painting other bits too.... its all looking a lot cleaner now  :smiley:
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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:13
Whilst avoiding doing the electrics I went on a rust hunt, this car was very heavily waxoiled early on in life but after standing for so long the rear valance is shot... got the grinder out to get rid of the rust and paint it to stop it spreading, it hasnt spread to the arches yet and want to keep it that way.

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/7708faf3e1f84f3783b3ea50a5ef5688)

Found a repair panel on ebay for 20 notes and it was 5 minutes away from where i live!.. its been sat in a garage for a while but stripped down and painted it will do the job nicely... I'm hoping a mate from work can do the welding for me when its ready.

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/ed0eebdb170c45c9b21dd39edf659648)

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:13
Avoiding the rewiring once more i noticed the starter motor looked rough so thought i'd better give it some TLC.

 :sad:
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 :smiley:
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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:14
OK so I have started putting the new looms in (loosly untill i'm happy everything is right)..  got a bit of an issue with a few of the wires that are not part of the main fusebox connection blocks.. I posted here http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=149458.0 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=149458.0) if anyone can help.  :smiley:

Oh and yey!!! 5 Star I live here status!... is that good or bad!?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:16
Shes Alive!!!!!!  :shocked:  :grin:

it was almost as if i'd never stripped it all out.... almost....

as far as bay electrics go i just chucked it all in to see if i could get her running... sadly the first attempt failed.  advise from kraM and rubjonny helped me out... not 100% sure what the issue was but in true windows style, unplugged it all and plugged it back in again and off she went.  probably a couple of bad connections in the back of the fuse box. I have 2 fuel pump relays, one that primes and one that doesnt, so fitted the one that does.  still got a way to go with the electrics... i have started to fit it all nicely now and have spotted a few things that still dont seem right which i keep posted here http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=149458.0 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=149458.0) so if you can help then let me know.

heres the total of what i had to remove from the car that isnt VAG
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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:24
Well thats it.. all up to date on Dub Rides.. watch this space and please feel free to comment!  I owe it to this car to get her back on the road! Retro Styleeeeee!  :cool: on a very tight budget  :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: dom on 23 April 2010, 19:32
Good work dude, you've got more patience than me  :laugh:

Can't wait to see it up and running again  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: Horney on 23 April 2010, 19:39
Cool car!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:46
Cheers Guys!!! Ive missed her so much!..... Heres a couple of pictures I took of her day before inters 2004!  :cry:

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: dan_apps on 23 April 2010, 19:52
awesome work, im am scared of the electrics myself and after seeing what you have to deal with still am!

just how many alarm systems were fitted though? VV :grin:


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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 April 2010, 19:57
awesome work, im am scared of the electrics myself and after seeing what you have to deal with still am!

just how many alarm systems were fitted though? VV :grin:


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I'm scared too!....sorry if that pic gives you nightmares tonight, it did me!  :grin:  The problem was that one alarm was simply deactivated but left fitted and wired (old bosch system) and then the second was wired in (clifford sense and tell with all the trimmings)  the dub looms gave up in the end, especially when the engine had to come out!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 April 2010, 18:58
A very recent shot taken of her good side and ar5e before strip down... picture makes her look mint!!!!!  :smiley:

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: Rhyso on 24 April 2010, 19:07
Top work!!  :cool:

It looked like the car had more wiring than the space shuttle at one point!!  :shocked: :shocked:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 April 2010, 19:13
Top work!!  :cool:

It looked like the car had more wiring than the space shuttle at one point!!  :shocked: :shocked:
  Thats what i thought when i saw it all , was a nightmare, couldnt get the dash out beacuse everything was tightly cable tied to back of it and the air vent pipes.  was really careful to begin with even though i didnt really know where to start!.. in the end frustration made me just rip all out as i quickly realised i would have to start from scratch!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Horney on 25 April 2010, 18:33
Is it gonna stay on the 3 spokes? I think it should, they look brilliant!

nick
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: kells on 25 April 2010, 18:35
nick has a point, i mean i hate 3 spokes but they are so period and kind of work with the look of the car...
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 00:10
Is it gonna stay on the 3 spokes? I think it should, they look brilliant!

nick
nick has a point, i mean i hate 3 spokes but they are so period and kind of work with the look of the car...
Are you serious??? when i first got the car and put it on here it got respect but not the wheels....  they were mocked... i knew i was going to bin em as soon as i bought it!  The crash happened on the way to inters where i was going to get her a new set!  my missus thinks that was a sign for them to stay on!

I have just bought some standard RAs with the intention of doing this?

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d151/c_hundley86/Helios/DSC_0050.jpg)

i could keep the 3s for special occasions, like if i ever meet you two lol....  :grin:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: MaCco on 26 April 2010, 00:21
seriously nice car cant wait to see it when its done, the three spokes suit the car i think
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 00:34
seriously nice car cant wait to see it when its done, the three spokes suit the car i think
Cheers!...some of the pictures make her look better than she is, solid as a rock mind and totally rot free apart form rear valance but looking a little sorry paint and panel wise..  :sad:

damn i cant believe i have another vote for keeping the 3s!!!  :shocked:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Wayne on 26 April 2010, 07:56
I would keep the 3 spokes, they are part of its history.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 10:18
I would keep the 3 spokes, they are part of its history.
Really, another vote for the 3s!!... I hear what you're saying but doesnt that apply to a lot of the cars here.  people still take standard wheels off and fit something else, these wheels weent even standard. Historically it was on P slots, the body is very 80's and the wheels are 90s??  I also dont like em although the more people say they suit the car the more i see them not looking so bad but i still think it needs something a bit more classic on it hence my need for RAs with black centers. :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 26 April 2010, 10:28
i remember this getting crashed just after i joined here! good to see its getting sorted, its a nice mk1

3 spokes are part of wheel history that should be forgotten  :grin: along with venoms and blades etc

a set of zender 5 spokes would be in keeping with the bodykit?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 10:49
i remember this getting crashed just after i joined here! good to see its getting sorted, its a nice mk1

3 spokes are part of wheel history that should be forgotten  :grin: along with venoms and blades etc

a set of zender 5 spokes would be in keeping with the bodykit?
Thanks mate, its good to find the few that remember the car from before... I'm with you on this one. there is no decent history of dubs and 3 spokes. yes they have been on the car for a long time but it doesnt mean they should stay on.  the car is very retro looking with the chunky BBS kit, 80's exhaust system and that spoiler really is RETRO!! never seen another like it on a MK1, i thought it was BBS but its Hella I think.. if i had the money i would like to source some nice 80s after market wheels but for now i think black centered RA's is the best i can do.. might get a good side shot of the car and see if someone can photoshop a set on maybe?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 26 April 2010, 10:53
oh i thought the kit was zender, has to be bbs wheels all the way then!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 10:58
oh i thought the kit was zender, has to be bbs wheels all the way then!
My thoughts exactly!!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: dTEA on 26 April 2010, 11:15
I'm with some on the 3 spokes but...hmmmn could i live with them daily?  Probs not, but the RA's would look nice and more OEM, which is the way I'm starting to prefer my dubs.  Car looks tidy as well considering the bash, and that wiring would of scared me off from resurrecting it! 

Good work fella :afro:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 11:25
I'm with some on the 3 spokes but...hmmmn could i live with them daily?  Probs not, but the RA's would look nice and more OEM, which is the way I'm starting to prefer my dubs.  Car looks tidy as well considering the bash, and that wiring would of scared me off from resurrecting it! 

Good work fella :afro:
Cheers mate..... i was put off for lots of reasons but i'm glad i'm doing it now! especially looking at how quiet the MK1 section is these days!  :cry: yeah there were times when i thought they're not so bad but was never happy with em, it was my daily drive for a short while then and more often than not i wanted to get em off as soon as the tyres were fooked.  I think black centered RAs would suit it so much more and would look more OEM like you said.  also i think you're drawn too much to the wheels rather than car whith the 3s.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 19:44
can anybody help me by photoshopping some wheels on my car if i provide the pics?  :smiley: doesnt have to be a great job or anything.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: JC on 26 April 2010, 19:46
stick a request up in the virtual modifications section :afro:

someone sorts it out for you eventually
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 April 2010, 19:50
stick a request up in the virtual modifications section :afro:

someone sorts it out for you eventually
cheesr mate... thats why i couldnt find it, for some reason i was searching for virtual garage!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Diamond Hell on 27 April 2010, 13:50
Alarm fitters really do seem to be one of the lower forms of automotive life.  Wherever there's an alarm system there always seem to be reels of wire shoved up under dashboards and a whole bonfire's worth of Scotchlocks.  Well done for clearing it out.  Sometimes you've just got to be brave!

Please get the three-spokes f*cked off out of it ASAP - they're ruining an otherwise particularly nice looking Golf.  They remain one of automotive fashion's most heinous crimes.  As you've pointed out - it's not like they're of the period when the car was originally built.  Keeping them is clearly just folly.

Put them on Edition 38, priced strongly, pointing out you have to inflate them from the centre.  Some knob will buy them.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 27 April 2010, 16:15
Alarm fitters really do seem to be one of the lower forms of automotive life.  Wherever there's an alarm system there always seem to be reels of wire shoved up under dashboards and a whole bonfire's worth of Scotchlocks.  Well done for clearing it out.  Sometimes you've just got to be brave!

Please get the three-spokes f*cked off out of it ASAP - they're ruining an otherwise particularly nice looking Golf.  They remain one of automotive fashion's most heinous crimes.  As you've pointed out - it's not like they're of the period when the car was originally built.  Keeping them is clearly just folly.

Put them on Edition 38, priced strongly, pointing out you have to inflate them from the centre.  Some knob will buy them.
I know, it was insane behind the dash, they couldnt even be ar5ed to get rid of excess cable in so many places! many of the alarm looms were just realed up and tied to other looms as tight as they could!.. i had issues starting the car in the past as i could hear buzzing in the dash, this was down to bad soldering. could have caused far worse! i dont need to rant on anyway, you've seen the pictures of how it looked with the dash out!... the cars looms were fooked though, i tried to save them but then i would be making lots of new connections to replace the damage.  It was best to start again!

I always intended to ditch the wheels, i was just shocked when some said i should keep them even though they didnt like them, maybe they're trying to make sure i look like a t1t!  :laugh: They're in great condition, i like your plan! :grin:



Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: JC on 27 April 2010, 16:19
bbs sportlines will suit it well - if you can find a set, took me ages to get a set and once i fitted them to the G2 i didnt like them  :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 27 April 2010, 16:22
bbs sportlines will suit it well - if you can find a set, took me ages to get a set and once i fitted them to the G2 i didnt like them  :laugh:
which are the sportlines again?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: JC on 27 April 2010, 22:05
black centred RA

as seen

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/chuff69/DSCF2399.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 27 April 2010, 22:12
black centred RA

as seen

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/chuff69/DSCF2399.jpg)
  doh! spooky.... did you not see me say the same here, except i didnt refer to them as sportlines? http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=152606.msg1401088#msg1401088 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=152606.msg1401088#msg1401088)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 April 2010, 15:02
just had a quick shop done by jmsheahan thank you kind sir!!!

what do you think?

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/jmsheahan_44/mk1ra.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: dom on 29 April 2010, 15:12
I like :afro:

Only thing i'm not too sure about is the lip, is it white? If so I reckon silver might look a little better?  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Wayne on 29 April 2010, 15:38
Looks good, see if you could get someone to do them with gold centers.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 April 2010, 15:43
i hear ya... will do.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Horney on 29 April 2010, 15:46
Look savage.

nick
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 April 2010, 19:23
Look savage.

nick
still liking them 3 spokes on it now?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 April 2010, 19:36
I like :afro:

Only thing i'm not too sure about is the lip, is it white? If so I reckon silver might look a little better?  :lipsrsealed:
no its silver, it was only a quick job.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Jay on 29 April 2010, 20:26
That'll look the nuts  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: shepgti on 29 April 2010, 20:43
would look  :cool: on the bbs
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 April 2010, 20:44
That'll look the nuts  :cool:

 cheers mate... will look more like they're part of the car unlike the 3 spokes!
would look  :cool: on the bbs


yeah, gonna see if i can get what Wayne suggested. see what it would look like with gold centers since the rest of the car is retro it may just work!...
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: shepgti on 29 April 2010, 20:46
That'll look the nuts  :cool:
cheers mate... will look more like they're part of the car unlike the 3 spokes!
would look  :cool: on the bbs
yeah, gonna see if i can get what when suggested. see what it would look like with gold spokes, since the rest of the car is retro it may just work!...

also try some bmw bottle tops as they can look the sex, ill see if i can find a pic
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: shepgti on 29 April 2010, 20:49
a car from the mk1 forum :cool:


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u261/shep306/110709a.jpg)


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u261/shep306/110709c.jpg)


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u261/shep306/bottletops.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 April 2010, 21:03
cheers mate...... yeah that might work... prob is ive already bought the RAs...... still wanna see what they look like with gold centers.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: shepgti on 29 April 2010, 21:05
cheers mate...... yeah that might work... prob is ive already bought the RAs...... still wanna see what they look like with gold centers.

both look good anyway, also bottle tops are dirt cheap compared to ra's which is a bonus
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Wayne on 29 April 2010, 23:56
Those BMW wheels look really good.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 30 April 2010, 00:04
Those BMW wheels look really good.
yeah they did cross my mind before the RAs... but i want to keep the car as original as it was in the 80s ans since everything else is BBS, i think the wheels should be too.  still think you have a point on the gold theme, asked someone to tsee if they can shop it..
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Wayne on 30 April 2010, 00:07
Those BMW wheels look really good.
yeah they did cross my mind before the RAs... but i want to keep the car as original as it was in the 80s ans since everything else is BBS, i think the wheels should be too.  still think you have a point on the gold theme, asked someone to tsee if they can shop it..

Would RA's been available then?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: shepgti on 30 April 2010, 00:16
Those BMW wheels look really good.
yeah they did cross my mind before the RAs... but i want to keep the car as original as it was in the 80s ans since everything else is BBS, i think the wheels should be too.  still think you have a point on the gold theme, asked someone to tsee if they can shop it..

Would RA's been available then?

think they would have had p slots or similar tbh
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 30 April 2010, 01:05
I know.... the car was born with P slots, but when kitted wore Silverstones... RAs cameout late 80-early 90s (mk2 golf) and imo will suit the car better than antthing else right now.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 30 April 2010, 10:00
do the car in a jps esprit style  :laugh:

(http://www.lotusespritturbo.com/Lotus_Esprit_1979_JPS.JPG)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 30 April 2010, 10:12
do the car in a jps esprit style  :laugh:

Good plan, the tyre profile is perfect for one of those rieger kits!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 May 2010, 21:01
So, not touched the car for 3 weeks as we have had lots to do to the garden/house.. when I have had time the weather is sh*t! I've got a big drive and no garage.  :sad:  I intend to build a car port before winter comes but in the mean time i bought a cheap gazebo... Does the trick, can work under the bonnet and in the car with doors open without getting wet! neighbours say it looks like the start/end of a rally stage.  :grin:

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 May 2010, 21:13
managed to get a couple of hours in today... Installed dash looms and fuse box properly now, refitted the dash, instruments and heater controls etc... i'm slightly concerned as my MFA doesnt work, only shows time.  Also my fuel and temp gauges still read max with ignition onl!... i have no spare earths left so really stumped now as to whats up!  I'm starting to wonder if the clocks are fecked!..  :sad: :undecided: :sad:

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: cняis on 09 May 2010, 21:25
i remember this getting crashed just after i joined here! good to see its getting sorted, its a nice mk1

3 spokes are part of wheel history that should be forgotten  :grin: along with venoms and blades etc

a set of zender 5 spokes would be in keeping with the bodykit?

nowt wrong with venoms!! they will be scene one day, watch this space!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/crevice1984/Picture019.jpg)

 :cool:  :cool:  :cool:

oh and 3 spokes suit it!

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 May 2010, 10:13
i remember this getting crashed just after i joined here! good to see its getting sorted, its a nice mk1

3 spokes are part of wheel history that should be forgotten  :grin: along with venoms and blades etc

a set of zender 5 spokes would be in keeping with the bodykit?

nowt wrong with venoms!! they will be scene one day, watch this space!

 :cool:  :cool:  :cool:

oh and 3 spokes suit it!


Massive Pic!... I think I agree with the venoms, they are pretty timeless but dont suit all cars. the rest can go though... quite a few peeps are saying the 3s suit my car.... at one stage i was going to keep em and get them done in black.... but alas they are being replaced with something more fitting.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 May 2010, 20:50
OK, so i have managed to fit another couple of hours in..  :smiley: Wired up the engine bay, no dramas and i think i may have sorted out the constantly maxed out temp gauge, no rad fitted so cant get a reading but warning light goes out now and gauge stays low.  Fuel gauge still reads max and I still have no MFA!  :sad:

After all the jip ive had with wheels, crash on route to get some,  failed buy on ebay, tony_ack has made my week.  Since some w*nk stain helped ruin his ride he's been having a clear out.  He had a set of RAs with black centers up for graps... Sold them to me.. better still he's passing my way on sunday so can drop them off!!!! what a star.  :cool:

Random shot from last night of the old girl in her make shift car port!

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 May 2010, 22:51
Started stripping down the front end to see whats what. I noticed a while back there was no movement in the front suspension untill  today when i jacked it up, sounded aweful, think the shocks are fecked.  Took some of the body kit off the front end and expected to see rust on the arches but there was none!

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same story on the inner wings but then i knew that they had been well sealed from birth. not waxoyl, its that yellow/white stuff???  theres never been any plastic inner arch guards, they were removed early on in life, not sure why.  I intend to clean this all up and do it all black over the next couple of days.

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Quick shot of the repaired side... Comparing both sides in person its impossible to tell there was any damage in the first place.

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Wayne on 12 May 2010, 00:00
Did mk1's ever have arch liners
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Dec on 12 May 2010, 00:03
Im tired so its rough, but might give you the sort of rough idea of what they would look like?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/4599382385_aa1c96cb76.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 May 2010, 00:19
Did mk1's ever have arch liners
ive had a mk1 with liners before... i can also see clips on the inner wing where there could have been some once. theres also been people on the mk1 owners site who have had to remove them because their car was too low for them.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 May 2010, 00:23
Im tired so its rough, but might give you the sort of rough idea of what they would look like?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/4599382385_aa1c96cb76.jpg)

Dammmmmnnnn!  :cool:

they look bling bling.... sure this was waynes idea. nice job.... i have just bought some black centered ones which i will be getting on sunday.... might have to get another set one day so i can have gold ones too!... surprised you chose that pic with it not being a full side shot, respect to you sir.  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Dec on 12 May 2010, 00:38
Couldnt really be bothered to find a side on pic of some Gold RM's, and the ones I used were on the first page so I just flipped them around and then played around with them so the centres were in the centre a bit more lol

Could do better if you wish tomorrow :)

Done a few for VR6 Joe on here a while ago :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2693/4172496541_0931d0d969.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/4173281678_4ef05a0442.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2507/4174870870_9f434356fc.jpg

Drop me a PM if you do want anything else :)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 May 2010, 00:42
thats very kind of you!... i havent looked in the virtual mods bit since the black RAs were quickly put on it and wasnt expecting anyone to try it with golds... wow... wicked job on Joes...  shame he's got a paxo now!  yeah there is something you can do for me, can you make mine all fixed so i dont have to!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Dec on 12 May 2010, 00:53
thats very kind of you!... i havent looked in the virtual mods bit since the black RAs were quickly put on it and wasnt expecting anyone to try it with golds... wow... wicked job on Joes...  shame he's got a paxo now!  yeah there is something you can do for me, can you make mine all fixed so i dont have to!  :grin:

Don't think I have ever even looked in there tbh! Don't spend huge amounts of time on the comp at home, only in the evenings when I get in for a quick browse at nonsense and dub rides :tongue:

His saxo looks ok really, and its a newer car so will be less to break (although its french so maybe not!) but looks pretty clean all the same :)

Haha if I was any good at all at mechanic's, I wouldnt still be driving a standard car after 7 months :tongue:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 May 2010, 01:02
Don't think I have ever even looked in there tbh! Don't spend huge amounts of time on the comp at home, only in the evenings when I get in for a quick browse at nonsense and dub rides :tongue:

His saxo looks ok really, and its a newer car so will be less to break (although its french so maybe not!) but looks pretty clean all the same :)

Haha if I was any good at all at mechanic's, I wouldnt still be driving a standard car after 7 months :tongue:
Ah well as long as he's happy. i'm no mechanic.... fingers crossed i can get it done... in time for summer though, looking slim! 
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Skirts off!!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 May 2010, 21:14
Im hating where i'm at right now, looking at the car it feels like i'm going backwards taking it all to bits!  I want to make sure its rot free and protected to feck so that when its finished i know she's solid as a rock and i wont have any nasty surprises later.

This very chunky bbs kit goes right under to the seam of the sill underneath.  I saw this as a potential damp trap!

From the day ive owned it the doors were a bit low and had previously been rubbing the top of the skirts. the screws at the top were rusted to sh*t with no way of unscreweing them...

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With the bends either side of each screw i was worried that there was rot underneath

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Out came the angle grinder!...  :shocked:

Was so worried about damaging it! broke one screw hole and i have a few grind marks on the top now... its part of the kit thats not on show and i know i can rub it down and make it better again.

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No nasty surprises, just dirty.  :shocked:

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Quick rub down and all is good! Will be painting and sealing it all up.  :cool:

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Car looks so sorry for itself again at the moment though!  :sad:

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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Skirts off!!)
Post by: JC on 12 May 2010, 21:20
worth it in the long run :afro:  brings back memories of wire brushing all the rear arches out etc on the G2  :sick:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Skirts off!!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 May 2010, 21:22
worth it in the long run :afro:  brings back memories of wire brushing all the rear arches out etc on the G2  :sick:
I know....  :sick: I just want the car back i never got to enjoy!  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Skirts off!!)
Post by: lewis1641 on 13 May 2010, 11:14
i bet that was a relief. how long have the skirts been on for?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Skirts off!!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 May 2010, 13:02
i bet that was a relief. how long have the skirts been on for?
I believe since BBS released that kit so a very long time! She did spend a lot of early life garaged so would help explain it and like i said before was very well sealed in most of the vunerable areas.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: Snoopy on 13 May 2010, 13:34
Did mk1's ever have arch liners
Y & A reg ones did. My old X reg series 2 and series 1's did not its one of the reasons they rusted badly as well as lack of other protection like VWs white waxoyl, and white sealer, and underseal.

Amazed how good it is under the body kit mine came from the dealers when new with the kamei kit and it was still on when i got the car. I cried when i removed it and noticed rust spots and thats 9 years ago!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 May 2010, 14:10
Did mk1's ever have arch liners
Y & A reg ones did. My old X reg series 2 and series 1's did not its one of the reasons they rusted badly as well as lack of other protection like VWs white waxoyl, and white sealer, and underseal.

Amazed how good it is under the body kit mine came from the dealers when new with the kamei kit and it was still on when i got the car. I cried when i removed it and noticed rust spots and thats 9 years ago!
Your amazed?!!.... I wasnt expecting anything too bad from under the arches as id always had a poke around there and kept them free from trapped dirt (although i better not speak too soon as i havent taken the rear of the kit off yet!).  The sills were always a bit of a worry though due to how the screws looked and the fact the kit covers so much up, you can see in the photo with the skirt off how far under the car it goes, all the way to seam! I really was expecting something there becuase it seemed that if damp got in, it would have no easy way to dry out.  At least i know now that if seal it all well it should last another 20 years! :-)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Skirts off!!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 May 2010, 21:51
Not much to report.  Removed the front suspension, (was pretty easy as I WD40'd the bolts last night).  Spent about an hour cleaning/grinding/wire brushing the o/s inner wing and turret.. no nasty surprises in the turret, just surface crap. Then spent another hour waxoyling it all. its good that waxoyl is black!  :smiley:


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Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: Snoopy on 13 May 2010, 21:55
I made the mistake of covering my mk1 in black waxoyl  :embarassed: You don't half get dirty when mending it in the future as that stuff always gets on you. My MOT guy hates me because of the black waxoyl.  :grin:
Its why i have started to do the mk6 in clear waxoyl.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 May 2010, 22:01
I made the mistake of covering my mk1 in black waxoyl  :embarassed: You don't half get dirty when mending it in the future as that stuff always gets on you. My MOT guy hates me because of the black waxoyl.  :grin:
Its why i have started to do the mk6 in clear waxoyl.
Yeah but what else can you do!?  i'm lucky because the car is black so wont look out of place when its all back together.  im sure MOT peeps also dont like it in case you are trying to cover bad stuff up.... Im sure they just do more violent screw driver poking to compensate! The car was already heavy on the white stuff, this explained my clean wing.  the entire inside of the wing was white/yellow waxy sh*t!... the only down side is that dirt sticks to it!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: cняis on 13 May 2010, 23:10
im liking the direction of this one :afro:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: shepgti on 14 May 2010, 00:31
nice work, fancy coming to fix mine after  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 May 2010, 00:38
nice work, fancy coming to fix mine after  :grin:
cheers fella...im not that good at fixing sh*t... if something needs welding im screwed! need someone else to fix my valance.  the electrics scared me as ive never done a full rewire before! i havent done any body work stuff for like 10 years and thats coming up soon! got some annyoing dents to sort! what needs doing on yours that you cant do?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: shepgti on 14 May 2010, 00:43
nice work, fancy coming to fix mine after  :grin:
cheers fella...im not that good at fixing sh*t... if something needs welding im screwed! need someone else to fix my valance.  the electrics scared me as ive never done a full rewire before! i havent done any body work stuff for like 10 years and thats coming up soon! got some annyoing dents to sort! what needs doing on yours that you cant do?

mine needs alot of attetion, most of which i dont have the facility to do ie welding the sills/arches. think i may try to get the engine running soon though to get the ball rolling!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 May 2010, 01:00
mine needs alot of attetion, most of which i dont have the facility to do ie welding the sills/arches. think i may try to get the engine running soon though to get the ball rolling!
Yeah i remember it coming up a few weeks ago.... I'm the same. I might get a welder one day and learn but then by the time ive done that i wont need it.  from what i can tell the only thing thats died with it off the road for so long is the rear valance.  the rest is stuff i can do or try to do but is a ballache! be good  to see yours in progress. not much goning on with mk1 projects on here... everyone elses are on the road!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: shepgti on 14 May 2010, 10:57
mine needs alot of attetion, most of which i dont have the facility to do ie welding the sills/arches. think i may try to get the engine running soon though to get the ball rolling!
Yeah i remember it coming up a few weeks ago.... I'm the same. I might get a welder one day and learn but then by the time ive done that i wont need it.  from what i can tell the only thing thats died with it off the road for so long is the rear valance.  the rest is stuff i can do or try to do but is a ballache! be good  to see yours in progress. not much goning on with mk1 projects on here... everyone elses are on the road!

the rear valance isnt too hard to change as you can either buy the whole back bit or just the lower bit
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 May 2010, 11:40
mine needs alot of attetion, most of which i dont have the facility to do ie welding the sills/arches. think i may try to get the engine running soon though to get the ball rolling!
Yeah i remember it coming up a few weeks ago.... I'm the same. I might get a welder one day and learn but then by the time ive done that i wont need it.  from what i can tell the only thing thats died with it off the road for so long is the rear valance.  the rest is stuff i can do or try to do but is a ballache! be good  to see yours in progress. not much goning on with mk1 projects on here... everyone elses are on the road!

the rear valance isnt too hard to change as you can either buy the whole back bit or just the lower bit
Yeah i know, i have bought a lower repair piece as shown earlier in this thread.. But the old one would need cutting out and its the only thing that needs welding which I cant do.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: shepgti on 14 May 2010, 11:56
mine needs alot of attetion, most of which i dont have the facility to do ie welding the sills/arches. think i may try to get the engine running soon though to get the ball rolling!
Yeah i remember it coming up a few weeks ago.... I'm the same. I might get a welder one day and learn but then by the time ive done that i wont need it.  from what i can tell the only thing thats died with it off the road for so long is the rear valance.  the rest is stuff i can do or try to do but is a ballache! be good  to see yours in progress. not much goning on with mk1 projects on here... everyone elses are on the road!

the rear valance isnt too hard to change as you can either buy the whole back bit or just the lower bit
Yeah i know, i have bought a lower repair piece as shown earlier in this thread.. But the old one would need cutting out and its the only thing that needs welding which I cant do.

thats ok then, at least its a fairly straight forward weld so shouldnt cost to much to have someone do it  :undecided:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Protection)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 May 2010, 13:01
Thats what i'm hoping... also i might be lucky, a work mate might be able to do it cheap... fingers crossed. :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 May 2010, 21:10
Sooooo.... not a great deal to put up but i have been busy on the bodywork.... will post pics up when ive finished.. found some rust on rear arches...  :sad:  Anyway, thanks to tony_ack I have now replaced her 3 spoke shame with something more fitting... they need a bit of work but IMO are the perfect look for the rest of the body.  its now full on BBS styleeee.  :cool:

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/4bc829b3f1a7471a834001dba81462fd)

Exhaust is low because its off the hangers at the moment.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: adzgti3 on 24 May 2010, 21:17
mk1 look great mate , look so nice in black,

keep up the great work!!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 May 2010, 21:51
mk1 look great mate , look so nice in black,

keep up the great work!!  :cool:
thanks mate.... looks better in the pictures  :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: Wayne on 24 May 2010, 23:53
Looks really good on those wheels. :afro:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 00:04
Looks really good on those wheels. :afro:
Thanks Wayne.... Hopefully now people will stop trying to convince me that keeping the 3s on was a good idea.  Its starting to look like a black version of the BBS MK1 in your catalogue.  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: dom on 25 May 2010, 01:33
Looks really good on those wheels. :afro:

+1 a million times better  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 02:52
Hmmmm, seeing your pictures where you have removed the BBS kit has made me wonder what mine is like. I don't think mine have ever been removed since build!

The bodywork (and kit) on mine is very similar to yours. It was very heavily undersealed and waxoyled. To date I still haven't found any corrosion! My Mk4 is in worse condition :shocked:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 09:15
Hmmmm, seeing your pictures where you have removed the BBS kit has made me wonder what mine is like. I don't think mine have ever been removed since build!

The bodywork (and kit) on mine is very similar to yours. It was very heavily undersealed and waxoyled. To date I still haven't found any corrosion! My Mk4 is in worse condition :shocked:
Well dispite my lucky find at the front, the rear is not so good despite all the protection it had.  I have found that some kind of rubber stuff had been pumped in behind the lip of the rear arches, hard to explain but it fills all the gaps where mud would build up. Great idea and seems to have done its job but sadly the bottom corners of bith arches have pretty bad rot (which is held in place by the rubber!)...  I did wonder about the rear though as the valance was the first bit of visable rot.... once you get your MOT done its worth checking out, catch it early!... surprised about your mk4!!!  :shocked:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 11:49
Back on the subject of wheels and looking at your ideas reminds me that it's about time I did something with mine.
I have a set of Enzo Cups courtesy of Sarah's Brad and wondered what you thought of them:-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/VW/100_2729.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/VW/100_2730.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/VW/100_2731.jpg)

Not sure if they are a straight swap and what size tyres I would need. The current wheels are Wolfrace 6J x 14H2  ET42 with 185/60/14 tyres fitted

The Enzo's are (Enzo Cups 715) 7J x 151-2   ET 35 

............right MOT time. will report back later. Hopefully with good news :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 12:35
I considered the same wheel as i saw a set for sale. was thinking they'd look great on mine with the spokes black and the dish silver... You should defo put them on, much nicer than the wolfrace.... Should be a straight swap and the offset shouldnt cause an issue as you gave a sensible ride height,  Tyre choice is a tricky one... depends if you intend to keep the same right height.  If you are then lower profiles would look bad???...

I hope you come back later with an MOT!..  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 13:09
Yeeehaaaa:-


Registration mark:
A******
Make/Model:
VOLKSWAGEN / GOLF
Colour:
WHITE
VIN/Chassis No:
WVWZZZ15ZEK017960
Approximate date of first use:
02/05/1984
Type of fuel:
Petrol
Date of test:
25/05/2010
Certificate issued (Pass)  :cool:

Odometer reading:
138,425 Miles
Test number:
211485340134
Test station name:
MOTORIGHT LTD
Test station number:
5907B7
Test station telephone number:
01252860200
Test class:
IV
Test expiry date:
24/05/2011
No Advisory Notice issued  :shocked:

 
This completes the test history for the above vehicle as recorded on VOSA's MOT Computerisation Database


I'm happy and the sun is still shining :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 13:33
yey!... well done... hope mine goes through first time!.. i doubt it though.. got so much MOT related stuff left to do.... might have to make a list on here as need parts!

Go have a little cruise to celebrate if the suns out! :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 13:40
I'd love to but it's not worth taxing it for May so I'm going to have to wait.........grrrrhhh!

Make a list, you never know I may be able to help. My loft has just about every part in it for a Mk1 bar the shell that topher had and that steering boot!

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 13:52
I'd love to but it's not worth taxing it for May so I'm going to have to wait.........grrrrhhh!

Make a list, you never know I may be able to help. My loft has just about every part in it for a Mk1 bar the shell that topher had and that steering boot!


aww that sucks...  :sad:

Well i can do a quick list now and a better one later... If anyone can help then thats great but funds are an issue so wont be able to get evertything in one go...

N/S Wing - Desperate (not pattern but second hand without rot would be great in any colour)
Front seats - Desperate (anything that will fit considered) note: i have a recaro seat rail on drivers side so will need a rail if i dont get another recaro
Bonnet - Not desperate.  (not pattern but second hand without rot would be great in any colour)
Front Bumper - Desperate
Coilovers - (current shocks are a bit rough now me thinks)
Steering rack boot (same one you needed Rich)
Front Sidelight bulb holders x2

More when i think of it and the rest relates to brake parts etc.....
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 14:35
Hmmm, I think I have a front bumper 'cover' that you can have if you can use it.
Sidelight bulb holders, I'll have a look, I must have some.
Bonnet.....gone with the car to topher.
Front seats I do have but would like to hold onto as mine aren't great


 

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 15:27
Hmmm, I think I have a front bumper 'cover' that you can have if you can use it.
Sidelight bulb holders, I'll have a look, I must have some.
Bonnet.....gone with the car to topher.
Front seats I do have but would like to hold onto as mine aren't great
if the platic is in ok shape then that would be great, i'm guessing i can just gut the frame off the temp cracked bumper I have that has no indicator holes... (came from a caddy) and mount your cover on it??  :smiley: let me know what you want for it.....  thinking about, i think I binned the busted caddy bumper!?  :shocked:

my side light bulb holders melted in the crash! if you cant find any, if anybody knows where i can get them from????.. will check on the bay of E tonight...

Seats... really gutted, i had a spare set of original black and white GTI's no rips or tears... I sold them to raise funds when i thought the car was dead for good!...  :sad: wouldnt want to buy another set of mk1 fronts... i'm up for anything i can put it at the moment???
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 19:28
Although my full rewire is 90% done... i had issues with the clocks. MFA does nothing and temp and fuel read max at all times with ignition on. sorted temp gauge out. (i think). Disconnected fuel gauge sender on the tank and now it reads zero.. according to rubjonny thats the sign of a fecked sender.. booooo.  :sad: need to source one of them now and figure out how to change it.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 19:55
You could try taking the sender out and manually moving it over it's range whilst looking at the gauge.....just to confirm. Might find it is stuck or will work over part of the range etc.
Might even get away with a clean up :undecided:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 19:58
You could try taking the sender out and manually moving it over it's range whilst looking at the gauge.....just to confirm. Might find it is stuck or will work over part of the range etc.
Might even get away with a clean up :undecided:


i am hopeful for something llike this.... how do i get it out!?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 20:01
It twists off. I can't remember how many degrees you have to turn it but its not much. I seem to remember using two screw drivers on the lugs. Careful that the seal doesn't drop into the tank when you lift it off.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 20:05
It twists off. I can't remember how many degrees you have to turn it but its not much. I seem to remember using two screw drivers on the lugs. Careful that the seal doesn't drop into the tank when you lift it off.
Sound adivce.. Thanks.. going to have a look now, got laptop outside with me!  :grin: probaly said this before but its good to see you on here again with you're MK1... are you going to inters this year?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 21:03
It's nice to be back and thanks.
Hadn't necessarily planned on inters but will definitely try and make something this year. Hazel has already expressed a keen interest in going to at least one show this year :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 May 2010, 22:34
I really like the idea of going to this one:-

http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/show/index.php (http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/show/index.php)

........but Uttoxeter Race Course is such a trek for us down South :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 23:47
I really like the idea of going to this one:-

http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/show/index.php (http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/show/index.php)

........but Uttoxeter Race Course is such a trek for us down South :sad:

keep us posted, be nice to see you again... i doubt i'll be in my dub though....  :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 May 2010, 23:55
You could try taking the sender out and manually moving it over it's range whilst looking at the gauge.....just to confirm. Might find it is stuck or will work over part of the range etc.
Might even get away with a clean up :undecided:
So got it out wth your method.  dont know why but I wasnt expecting it to look like the gubbins of a toilet!  :laugh:
(http://s4.postimage.org/msnksam1t/Fuel_Sender.jpg)

Made the contact for the copper arm stronger by giving it a bit a of bend, pluged it in and played with it, fuel gauge copied my every move!!!!  :smiley: Happy bunny and thanks for the hints.  Coundnt get it back on the tank. was really tight, it seemed the seal would go on the pi55 every time i tried to screw it in. broke two of the lugs in the process!... in the end i made a T shaped tool, allen key across the two lugs with mole grips on the key.. peace of cake then.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (More Bodywork!!!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 May 2010, 00:22
So sadly after some good luck with no rot at the front, i found some at the rear.   :sad:
Took body kit off the OS arch.

(http://s4.postimage.org/r5U1S-e83b2ba7886ba1a41744b3f34a942ec7.jpg)

(http://s4.postimage.org/r6c_0-e83b2ba7886ba1a41744b3f34a942ec7.jpg)

(http://s1.postimage.org/gtCFr-e83b2ba7886ba1a41744b3f34a942ec7.jpg)

You can see the hole in the shot valance in the background which was posted much earlier in this thread.

Out comes the angle grinder with wire brush attachement!   :sad:


Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: richandhazel on 26 May 2010, 00:23
Ah yes, I remember having that problem. The seal swells and it's a struggle getting it back in, it's as if it's too big.

Love the improvisation and glad that it was worth the effort :smiley:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Boots & Parts Needed)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 May 2010, 00:33
Ah yes, I remember having that problem. The seal swells and it's a struggle getting it back in, it's as if it's too big.

Love the improvisation and glad that it was worth the effort :smiley:
was a right pain, wish id thought about the improv before i got too heavy on it! anyway was worth it in the end so thanks again!  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (More Bodywork!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 May 2010, 00:46
Angleground/brushed the rot to death, then over treated with rust remover gel over and over until i was happy. got the filler out to fill any gaps made by broken off crap and tried to get it all as smooth as I could.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/osarche1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/osarche2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/osarche3.jpg)

Next will be painting and sealing... not going to be perfect but the kit covers it and hopefully it will hold up for a while.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Shopping List)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 30 May 2010, 11:17
So its getting to the point where I need to spend more money!  :sick: After quite a few bits and the budget is tighter than a..............................
Making a note on here for reference. Obviously i'm looking but if anyone has or know where i can source cheap then that would be great.

Here's my list of everything I can think of so far, some of which is easy, others i'm struggling:

Front twin headlight grill that takes a badge, looking for the same or nearest to what i had in the first place (alternatives considered)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Grille1.jpg)

Front Bumper

Pair of front seats, may need a drivers side rail also as current one is a recaro. minimum is a new drivers seat as original passeneger is ok, just want a pair of seats so they match (anything considered that will fit)

N/S OEM Wing any colour but doesnt have to be new, just straight.

Bonnet OEM any colour but doesnt have to be new, just straight. (not desperate)

Sidelight Bulb Holders

Battery Clamp Bar and Bolt

New Radiator (Awaiting Delivery)

Glass for cracked fog (BOSCH HALOGEN LE1476A)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Crackedfog.jpg)

Door lock pin

Brake Discs, drums, shoes and pads (easily sorted when time comes)

Wheel Bearings all round (easily sorted when time comes)

Coilovers (easily sorted when time comes)


Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 June 2010, 20:19
Not had time to do much or post pics but a little while back I did the following:

Fitted new rad (old one was bent)
Flushed cooling system a few times. runs clean, bought some Comma g30 XStream to go in it.
Treated then flushed old oil out.  Fitted new Champion filter and filled her back up with Semi Synthetic.

Did a trial paint in Satin to see if i could get a good finish.... spent a fair while prepping it, think it will turn out nice all over fingers crossed!
Will do a proper work in progress when i do the whole car.
(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/08c6293a574e4c52b9a1e0ce8d60823a)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/64cbdb9b495a4359ac1f94c87efb8edc)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/7787978944c7407a8940ef7bd1fbaeb4)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/1104a94041aa4130b0d6f1b7009d4ca5)


Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: richandhazel on 21 June 2010, 20:41
Looks good.
Any special additive for the plastic? Do you have a compressor and used two pack or cellulose?
Or was it aerosol?

Either way, looks good.

Drove mine today..........went to Farnborough and bought a 3m length of waste pipe that curiously fitted in the cabrio much better than it would have done in the mk4 :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 June 2010, 20:50
Looks good.
Any special additive for the plastic? Do you have a compressor and used two pack or cellulose?
Or was it aerosol?

Either way, looks good.

Drove mine today..........went to Farnborough and bought a 3m length of waste pipe that curiously fitted in the cabrio much better than it would have done in the mk4 :cool:
Believe it not it was rattle cans all the way like the other recent matte and satins on here... sanded down to get all the lacquer off, then took time doing an even job of keying it followed by about 5 thin coats. no primer as i didnt take the original paint back enough to warrant it. Body kit done the same.. the purpose was to see how it stood in weather and how it looked. kit can bend without paint cracking so pretty happy with the result so far. Rain beads off OK and have found that Mer polish is the best/easiest polish to keep it nice.

Ha ha Cabby FTW.... did you have it under the roll bar and on the screen!?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: Wayne on 21 June 2010, 21:18
 :shocked: at matt black but looks ok.

All red rear lamps would look better
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: JC on 21 June 2010, 21:23
looking good,  -  i must have missed the aquirement of the rims  :huh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 June 2010, 22:15
:shocked: at matt black but looks ok.

All red rear lamps would look better
well i did the rears a long time ago, they look rough as they are cracked so have tape on them to stop water getting in! i have another set of OEM for her... may do all red, may do same but not so dark... not sure yet.  Yeah the paint was a tough call for me, i loved the gloss when it was in good order but now i have all new panels to go up front and too many dings and faults to correct.  cant afford a full respray this year, just want to get it on the road and looking straight again.

looking good,  -  i must have missed the aquirement of the rims  :huh:
Thanks!.... that happend here http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=152606.msg1434625#msg1434625 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=152606.msg1434625#msg1434625) thanks to tony_ack.  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: Lee_dub on 22 June 2010, 08:43
I can't see the pictures as im at work at the moment but I have a genuine Vag 4 lamp grill and I want a single if you want to swap just the inner part? I got hit by a deer and it smashed my single up so I had to throw this twin on for now.  What grill are you running atm mate?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: Mr Blue on 22 June 2010, 22:19
That a bloody good effort! The whole lot going matt?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 June 2010, 23:25
I can't see the pictures as im at work at the moment but I have a genuine Vag 4 lamp grill and I want a single if you want to swap just the inner part? I got hit by a deer and it smashed my single up so I had to throw this twin on for now.  What grill are you running atm mate?
Gutted, mines all bust up hence i need another.  does yours look like mine... looking for 5 bar style, think its the later cabby style.... if you find one you want, what would you want for yours?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 June 2010, 23:28
That a bloody good effort! The whole lot going matt?
Thanks.... yeah this was just a test to see how well it went, i'm happy with it... yep gonna do whole car when ive finished the mechanics!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: Lee_dub on 23 June 2010, 18:19
Ah no mate mines a standard tintop gti 4 lamper.  I want a 2 lamp jobbie :-(

Shame as we could of saved ourselfs a few quid there!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 June 2010, 19:20
Ah no mate mines a standard tin top gti 4 lamper.  I want a 2 lamp jobbie :-(

Shame as we could of saved ourselfs a few quid there!
yeah i know... is a shame, thanks for the idea though.. its hard to find what you want unless its a cheap looking debadged jobbie which i don't want!  Only just found what i'm after on the bay and its not far so hope i win it!  are you looking for a single lamp of the same style you have?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: Lee_dub on 23 June 2010, 19:42
yes mate literally just a 2 lamp badged standard grill.

Oh btw your painting skills look good! why are you spraying it matt black? just cos you can't afford the the proper job yet? 

I need to do my bonnet and wing but it will end up looking gash  :sick:  Ill have to pay for a proper spray
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bit of Paint/Fluid Service)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 June 2010, 20:16
yes mate literally just a 2 lamp badged standard grill.

Oh btw your painting skills look good! why are you spraying it matt black? just cos you can't afford the the proper job yet? 

I need to do my bonnet and wing but it will end up looking gash  :sick:  Ill have to pay for a proper spray
Its satin!!!  :laugh: Thanks.... yep money is something I havent got to spend on this  :sad: the paint was mint once but bad storage took its toll and with new panels too I had no choice... Good thing though is at the same time i am getting rid of every little ding and scuff she has so hopefully will be staight as feck when finished.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (some problems solved!!!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 June 2010, 01:42
Sorted a couple of things out:

Managed to get to the bottom of my last gauge that wasnt working (water temp).. wrong sender connected! So now bar wiring up the front lights the full rewire has worked!.. Think my MFA is toast though.  :sad: Thanks again to those that helped when i got stuck especially rubjonny.. I owe you beers at least!  :smiley:

Think i've got myself a tidy bonnet to pick up soon and a front bumper, found the grille i want on the bay too so hopefully i'll win that!... Just need an N/S wing.

getting there..................  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (some problems solved!!!)
Post by: richandhazel on 25 June 2010, 01:56
Drove the cab into work tonight :cool: I haven't enjoyed sitting in the traffic on the M25 so much for ages!
Now looking forward to the drive home after the nightshift :smiley:

Makes it all worthwhile...............Happy days.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (some problems solved!!!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 June 2010, 01:58
Drove the cab into work tonight :cool: I haven't enjoyed sitting in the traffic on the M25 so much for ages!
Now looking forward to the drive home after the nightshift :smiley:

Makes it all worthwhile...............Happy days.
Sooooo jelous, i wanna get stuck in traffic in mine..... well maybe not because all its got is a sunroof but anywhere would be better than my front drive!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 June 2010, 21:51
little update, fitted a new thermostat, found out what was wrong with the previous one, it was made in france!  wire brushed sill seams and re-painted, gave her a good clean and took some piccies how she as the mo with new rad etc....

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/79248c6c73c04273a30388607d10b1b0)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/e1ccf93ef74e478193a15612d3e42fab)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/60392a3060a94f5584fd3a685c549471)

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 30 June 2010, 23:52
bought my coilovers yesterday.... set of HTs  :embarassed: but then quite a few of us on here have as you cannot argue about the value for money when you're on a tight budget.  I know they can be hard but its not my daily and i want it to be pretty damn stiff.  Hope they dont take too long to arrive. (from belgium).  found a full set of new top mounts on the bay and missed them... hoping they come back on as they were a bargain and obviously need to be replaced at the same time.

Dont know what kind of drop i'll manage with the current wheel/tyre combo 195/50/R15s but i'm sure i can get skinnier tyres later.

couple of other boring parts are on the car, new dipstick and guide.  Still need to find an N/S wing!  :angry:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: dom on 01 July 2010, 09:58
bought my coilovers yesterday.... set of HTs  :embarassed: but then quite a few of us on here have as you cannot argue about the value for money when you're on a tight budget.  I know they can be hard but its not my daily and i want it to be pretty damn stiff.  Hope they dont take too long to arrive. (from belgium).  found a full set of new top mounts on the bay and missed them... hoping they come back on as they were a bargain and obviously need to be replaced at the same time.


I ordered mine Sunday afternoon and they were with me 9am Wed morning....pretty impressive delivery! As you said above, great value for money. Looking forward to seeing them on  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 July 2010, 12:35
bought my coilovers yesterday.... set of HTs  :embarassed: but then quite a few of us on here have as you cannot argue about the value for money when you're on a tight budget.  I know they can be hard but its not my daily and i want it to be pretty damn stiff.  Hope they dont take too long to arrive. (from belgium).  found a full set of new top mounts on the bay and missed them... hoping they come back on as they were a bargain and obviously need to be replaced at the same time.


I ordered mine Sunday afternoon and they were with me 9am Wed morning....pretty impressive delivery! As you said above, great value for money. Looking forward to seeing them on  :smiley:
yeah got a message off the ebay seller that was selling new top mounts, they're being relisted tomorrow.. all being well, i should get them the same time the collies arrive.  yeah be good to see yours unless ive missed it and they're already on!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: richandhazel on 01 July 2010, 12:45
What sort of price are looking at for the HT's?

I've been looking at these and wondering whether to bite the bullet. My rear shocks are probably going to need changing soon anyway:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-GOLF-MK1-CABRIOLET-SCIROCCO-COILOVER-SUSPENSION-/220621108486?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item335e0af506#ht_1750wt_911 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-GOLF-MK1-CABRIOLET-SCIROCCO-COILOVER-SUSPENSION-/220621108486?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item335e0af506#ht_1750wt_911)


Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 July 2010, 12:49
What sort of price are looking at for the HT's?

I've been looking at these and wondering whether to bite the bullet. My rear shocks are probably going to need changing soon anyway:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-GOLF-MK1-CABRIOLET-SCIROCCO-COILOVER-SUSPENSION-/220621108486?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item335e0af506#ht_1750wt_911 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-GOLF-MK1-CABRIOLET-SCIROCCO-COILOVER-SUSPENSION-/220621108486?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item335e0af506#ht_1750wt_911)



£158 with free delivery, and the HT's are the same quality as JOM but have a max drop 120 rather than 80 which i think the Joms are.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 July 2010, 12:51
link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150446371813&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150446371813&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: richandhazel on 01 July 2010, 13:00
Thanks for the link. Yes JOM's are 80 drop so it is nice to have the extra flexibility with these.
I'll have a look on their website later and get some more info.

I'd like to get these fitted before getting the tyres for my replacement alloys, will give me a bit more freedom to chose the tyre that I want.

Excellent price, makes you wonder how they make any profit!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 July 2010, 13:38
Thanks for the link. Yes JOM's are 80 drop so it is nice to have the extra flexibility with these.
I'll have a look on their website later and get some more info.

I'd like to get these fitted before getting the tyres for my replacement alloys, will give me a bit more freedom to chose the tyre that I want.

Excellent price, makes you wonder how they make any profit!
yeah that was my plan too.  I know its mad.. not heard anything that bad about them either and they have a 3 year warranty! cabt complain... i think dom069 paid £135 for his mk3 set!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: dom on 01 July 2010, 22:17
yeah got a message off the ebay seller that was selling new top mounts, they're being relisted tomorrow.. all being well, i should get them the same time the collies arrive.  yeah be good to see yours unless ive missed it and they're already on!

Not on yet  :sad: It's pishing down outside....looks like a job for sat!

Thanks for the link. Yes JOM's are 80 drop so it is nice to have the extra flexibility with these.
I'll have a look on their website later and get some more info.

I'd like to get these fitted before getting the tyres for my replacement alloys, will give me a bit more freedom to chose the tyre that I want.

Excellent price, makes you wonder how they make any profit!
yeah that was my plan too.  I know its mad.. not heard anything that bad about them either and they have a 3 year warranty! cabt complain... i think dom069 paid £135 for his mk3 set!

Yeah I paid about that, but mine are the TA Technix which only have a 2yr warranty. Both my rear shocks are gone so seemed the perfect excuse to get coilys  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: richandhazel on 01 July 2010, 22:47
I'm trying to work out the difference between them, apart from price.

They only list 'Tuning Art Coilovers' for the Golf 1, whereas the 'TA Technix' list Golf 1 and Golf 1 cabriolet.

Doesn't seem to be any difference in spec, just colour and price. Think I might drop them an email.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 July 2010, 23:18
thy do list HTs for cabrio with a 120 mm max drop.... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/COIL-OVER-COILOVER-VW-GOLF-MK1-CABRIO-SUSPENSION-/150446371762?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item23074d73b2 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/COIL-OVER-COILOVER-VW-GOLF-MK1-CABRIO-SUSPENSION-/150446371762?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item23074d73b2)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: richandhazel on 09 July 2010, 19:56
bought my coilovers yesterday.... set of HTs  :embarassed: but then quite a few of us on here have as you cannot argue about the value for money when you're on a tight budget.  I know they can be hard but its not my daily and i want it to be pretty damn stiff.  Hope they dont take too long to arrive. (from belgium).  found a full set of new top mounts on the bay and missed them... hoping they come back on as they were a bargain and obviously need to be replaced at the same time.

Dont know what kind of drop i'll manage with the current wheel/tyre combo 195/50/R15s but i'm sure i can get skinnier tyres later.

couple of other boring parts are on the car, new dipstick and guide.  Still need to find an N/S wing!  :angry:

So, have the coilovers arrived yet? I'm interested to see how you find them.

Drove the cab into work tonight and although with my current set up at the front seems fine, the rear is very weak and uncomfortable.
If the kids sit in the back it is very bouncy and the rear end vertical travel is far too much.
I'm curently on standard shocks (rears probably knackered) with some lowering springs that I bought from GSF.

I'm concerned that the coilovers will be too hard a ride.............I can see me going from one extreme to another by putting them on!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 July 2010, 00:11
So, have the coilovers arrived yet? I'm interested to see how you find them.

Drove the cab into work tonight and although with my current set up at the front seems fine, the rear is very weak and uncomfortable.
If the kids sit in the back it is very bouncy and the rear end vertical travel is far too much.
I'm curently on standard shocks (rears probably knackered) with some lowering springs that I bought from GSF.

I'm concerned that the coilovers will be too hard a ride.............I can see me going from one extreme to another by putting them on!

Yes they have arrived, sorry been busing slaving on the house and work is busy at the mo so the old girl has had nothing done for weeks again!.... really peed off because the weather has been ideal for some time now to get on with it.  I have just got some new top mounts, bump stops etc for the front, currently looking for the same for the rears so if anyone knows where i can get them from at a good price???

please bear in mind that my car is off the road and has been for what... 6 years now?... my intention is to have her mint and on the road by my birthday (September)..... if i get my collies fitted I still wont be able to tell you how it feels as i cant drive it....  :sad:

From what i'm hearing from others they're not too harsh....  if you're not after a slammed look and you dont want your kids to suffer a hard setup then maybe some top adjustable shocks are better for you, a friend of mine had a set of spax on his motor and they were great, anything from rock hard to sensible...
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: Snoopy on 19 July 2010, 18:43
Nice progress since the last time i looked in on the thread, Must admit im a bit embarassed i forgot to keep checking the thread for updates.  :embarassed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (couple of pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 19 July 2010, 20:04
Nice progress since the last time i looked in on the thread, Must admit im a bit embarassed i forgot to keep checking the thread for updates.  :embarassed:
No thats fine!.... really!...... i know you dont care!  :laugh: seriously though, nice that a mk1 owner has caught up.... i'm embarassed i've not done much for the last few weeks!... just not had time and summers not got that long left!  :sad: hit another brick wall today, She's on ramps at the moment and after a couple of days away i have found the boot full of water!  :shocked:
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots Done & PICS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 August 2010, 14:06
Been a while!.... done quite a bit, have a habbit of saying too much so will let the pics do most of the talking.

Replaced or serviced everything to do with the gear linkages but for now am keeping the Scirocco shifter.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Gears.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Gears17.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Gears13.jpg)

PAIN IN THE ASS!!!... Felt like a lifetime and broken fingers to get this back in!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Gears14.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Gears3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Gears7.jpg)

There's loads more pics but you get the idea....  wanna see everything  and how its done, look on MK1 owners, great guide on there, lucky for me i've done it once before on my previous mk1.

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots Done & PICS from p17)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 August 2010, 14:11
Finally found a straight OEM bumper for £10 (just need to sort numberplate holder out).... trial fitted with LED indicators

 :smiley:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewFront1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewFront.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots Done & PICS from p17)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 August 2010, 14:16
Being very patient paid off, i wanted to replace my fooked grille like for like, wasnt easy but found one in the end, OEM £11 delivered!  :smiley:

Just need to swap the badges and spots over
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewFront2.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots Done & PICS from p17)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 04 August 2010, 14:17
I really like this project! A classic car getting the treatment it deserves  :cool:

Almost there bud, keep it up and it should be looking great! :afro:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots Done & PICS from p17)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 August 2010, 14:24
I really like this project! A classic car getting the treatment it deserves  :cool:

Almost there bud, keep it up and it should be looking great! :afro:
Cheers mate!  :smiley:

Slight fitting issue with later style cab grille!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewFront4.jpg)  :sad:

checked old one and clips had been shaved down and then bolted to slam panel in same location instead.  Have done the same to this one. wired up headlights, first time my rewiring has been put to the test for lighting!  Oh and it must have taken me an hour to put the spots in! There were no little socket clips for the my spots in the new grille, had to swap them over... wasnt easy and nearly broke them all, not designed to come out me thinks!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewFront7.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots Done & PICS from p17)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 04 August 2010, 14:26
checked old one and clips had been shaved down and then bolted to slam panel in same location instead.  Have done the same to this one. wired up headlights, first time my rewiring has been put to the test for lighting!

I thought you were a pro at that now?  :rolleyes: :tongue: :evil:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots Done & PICS from p17)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 August 2010, 14:43
checked old one and clips had been shaved down and then bolted to slam panel in same location instead.  Have done the same to this one. wired up headlights, first time my rewiring has been put to the test for lighting!

I thought you were a pro at that now?  :rolleyes: :tongue: :evil:
Pro, ha!... only lost my cherry to proper wiring a couple of months ago!.. although its all done, ive never had any lights wired to the new looms till now!
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Even BIGGER Update & PICS from p17)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 August 2010, 21:38
Hit a brick wall!.. Whilst re-wiring the car I failed to notice that the engine loom I fitted didnt have anything for the spotlights!  This was soon obvious after help from rubjonny.  cheers mate!  :smiley: also realised i'd lost my rubber caps for them.... went hunting through all the shizzle i'd stripped out and found them.. It was then I decided that the easiest way to wire the spots in without overloading the feed for High Beam was to upgrade the loom to something better as we all know the standard in a MK1 struggles even with 55w bulbs!

Left new loom in to provide the signal, cleaned up old loom to use its connectors... Here's the setup

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HeadlightUpgrade3.jpg)

There is a seperate feed and relay for each headlight in case a fuse goes to ensure I still have lights, the spots share a thicker feed with their own relay

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HeadlightUpgrade5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HeadlightUpgrade6.jpg)

Thrown in for a test running standard bulbs but will easily cope with 80w/100w bulbs

Result!  :cool:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HeadlightUpgrade.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Even BIGGER Update & PICS from p17)
Post by: Wayne on 04 August 2010, 23:43
Cracking work, I hate electrics.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Even BIGGER Update & PICS from p17)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 August 2010, 09:04
Cracking work, I hate electrics.
cheers buddy... I do to, but this was strangely therapeutic!  :shocked: Mostly i think it was because i was putting something together rather than having to locate and fix something annoying!
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 07 August 2010, 00:59
So a lot of stuff has been arriving these past few weeks that i need to crack on with.... Missus is letting me have a spending spree as the house is about done!  :cool:

New coilovers
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Coilovers.jpg)

New Febi Bilstein Top mounts caps and bumpstops for the front
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FrontTopmounts.jpg)

New poly mounts for the rear
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearPolySusMounts.jpg)

New Drums, Pads, Wheel Bearings, Brake Cylinders and Handbrake Cables for the rear
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearBrakes.jpg)

Used Radiator Cowling, mine was buckled in the smash and have bent it back into shape but looks poop, gonna refurb this one as its near perfect.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RadHousing.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: Wayne on 07 August 2010, 10:07
The new bumpstops will be no good for the coilovers
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 07 August 2010, 11:31
The new bumpstops will be no good for the coilovers
cheers for that, i did wonder... i'm sure there is a set with the collies anyway.  I can't slam it tha much as i have remembered how low the sump is on these, saw a shallow sump and pickup on the bay last week but couldnt afford it.  :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: Wazzzer on 07 August 2010, 16:28
Nice load of work you're doing mate, I love Mk1s
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Coilover Fitting & Leak Fix - Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 August 2010, 04:39
Fitted my front coilovers today.  Havent got spring compressors so haven't done the rear yet and run out of time anyway.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FrontCoilovers2.jpg)

Had recently wire brushed (with drill) inside of the turets and undersealed.
Fitted the new top mounts and lay the collie next to the old setup, quality in its day.  Bilstein shocks and 60mm Eibach springs

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FrontCoilovers3.jpg)

once set to almost -80 (a guess at where i could still get the pump jack out) I sprayed everything with this

(http://washford.scene7.com/is/image/Washford/805598?$prod$)
Amazing stuff  :smiley:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FrontCoilovers1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FrontCoilovers.jpg)

Need new tyres obviously and i'm going to go lower.  Car looks out of shape as bonnet, wing, bumper and grille are not bolted and most of the kit is off.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FrontCoilovers4.jpg)


Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 August 2010, 04:41
Nice load of work you're doing mate, I love Mk1s
Cheers mate.... Me too  :laugh: feel like i'm getting somewhere now. got rained on 3 times today though!  :angry:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: adzgti3 on 08 August 2010, 11:51
its getting better all the time. keep up the good work mate!!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: Snoopy on 08 August 2010, 12:28
Your making me feel guilty for not getting on with mine :smiley: :cool:

I think its a bit low :wink: I see a dented front wing on the first mid corner bump on a back road.  :tongue: :grin: :wink:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 August 2010, 14:01
Your making me feel guilty for not getting on with mine :smiley: :cool:

I think its a bit low :wink: I see a dented front wing on the first mid corner bump on a back road.  :tongue: :grin: :wink:
nooo dont say that!  :laugh: When she's on the road i'm going to be driving like miss daisy is in the back for a while to make sure all is well!... ha.. you've got no excuse, you've got a garage!... what have you got to do to yours!?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 August 2010, 14:12
Also last night i managed to trace my boot leak! was a broken lens where sombody had reveresed into the car when stored.  I had another set of OEMs to replace the ones i smoked.  put them on and all good.  Also after the rewire i had a disco on the same side, you know , when the indicators and lights are on, everything kinda does a dull flash together on that side! turned out to be a loose connection.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BootLeak-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearLights.jpg)

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 August 2010, 14:31
its getting better all the time. keep up the good work mate!!  :cool:
Thanks.... Nearly all the big jobs done now.... not got long till my deadline!... on the road by 21st September!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: Wayne on 08 August 2010, 18:31
Looks loads better on those rear lights
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Coilovers Fitted - Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 August 2010, 22:42
Looks loads better on those rear lights
Yeah i think so too, but will eventually do something a little different with the lights... a little experimental!!!

Ok, so fitted the rear collies, i found it more of a pain than the front, getting the old ones out was nowhere near as easy as getting the new ones in!  all mounts have had a smidge of LM grease on them to help protect the turrets (since they are still mint) and to avoid any squeeky noises appearing)

Taking short cuts!  :sad: havent given the inner arches the same TLC as I did the front as I am trying to get it road worthy quickly now... going to have to do the attention to detail stuff after i've MOT'd it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearCoilovers.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearCoilovers2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearCoilovers1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearCoilovers4.jpg)

Nicely mounted with pollys  :smiley:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearCoilovers3.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Coilovers Fitted - Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 August 2010, 22:47
Couple of shots of the car...

The rears are fully wound all the way up, they are as high as they will go and the car looks slightly lower than before... confused???

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearCoilovers6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearCoilovers8.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: Snoopy on 08 August 2010, 22:48
.. you've got no excuse, you've got a garage!... what have you got to do to yours!?
I have 2 garages so i have double the non excuse  :grin:
To do? Back panel, full respay as not happy with it as i can see the repair and ive never been 100% happy with the re-spray it got, new plastic arches, spolier and bumpers. Maybe even replace the front panel as its never looked straight since i bought the car and its always bugged me, New bottom arms and re-bush everything all round, new brakes, fit the new oem suspension i have had sitting about a while. (It has jamex on it and i find it shakes the shell to bits) Set the injection system up right, fix the MFA mpg thats gone faulty, and many other bits and peaces. The golfs on the list after i re-assemble one of my other projects so i cna get the mk1 in that garage.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 August 2010, 09:02
.. you've got no excuse, you've got a garage!... what have you got to do to yours!?
I have 2 garages so i have double the non excuse  :grin:
To do? Back panel, full respay as not happy with it as i can see the repair and ive never been 100% happy with the re-spray it got, new plastic arches, spolier and bumpers. Maybe even replace the front panel as its never looked straight since i bought the car and its always bugged me, New bottom arms and re-bush everything all round, new brakes, fit the new oem suspension i have had sitting about a while. (It has jamex on it and i find it shakes the shell to bits) Set the injection system up right, fix the MFA mpg thats gone faulty, and many other bits and peaces. The golfs on the list after i re-assemble one of my other projects so i cna get the mk1 in that garage.
What repair was that then?... back panel, is it the lower half thats gone at the corners?, mines shot in both corners, have a replacement that I need to get done but I can't weld.  I'll be intrested to see how much mine shakes me to bits compared to the Bilstein/Eibachs... they weren't too bad. i'm guessing your other project isnt a dub then?
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 August 2010, 13:38
Have to start getting organised so for my benifit made the following lists.... If anyone can help source anything i'm missing though, that would be great!  :smiley:

To Source

All wiring looms (Engine, Interior/Dash, Lights)

Bonnet
Front Bumper
N/S Wing
Front Indicators
Front side light bulb holders
Headlight bulb retaining clip
Rear Lights
Front Seats
Gear Linkage Kit
MK2 16v 256mm Vented Grooved/Drilled Discs
MK2 16v Front Brake Pads
New rear drums & Shoes
New Handbrake cables
Wheel bearings x4
15" BBS RA (Sportlines) x4
Late MK1 cabby Twin light Grille
Battery
Coil
Coilovers
Front Suspension Top Mounts
Rear Suspension Top Mounts
New Fuel Filter
Door Lock Pin
Headlight Bulbs
Spotlight Bulbs
Rear Twin Filament Bulbs
Windscreen Scuttle Repair Panel (hopfully picking one up on Thursday!)
Windscreen Seal
Window Winders
Twin Tone Horns
Front Wipers


To Do

Strip out interior
Remove all wiring
Paint engine bay
Strip and paint cam cover and cam belt cover
Remove BBS body kit
Full Rust Hunt and repair (in progress)
Strip inner wings, paint/waxoyl (fronts done)
Strip Sills and Seams Paint/Waxoyl (in progress)
Rewire car
Make and fit high power headlight/spots loom with relays
Fix Fuel gauge sender
Fault find MFA and fix if possible
No instrument cluster lights, fix
Remove and replace all gear linkages (done but needs to be aligned!)
Replace radiator
Clean out cooling system, fill with X Stream G30
Multiple engine flushes, new oil filter and fill with semi-synthetic
Fit later style cabby grille
Fit new bumper
Fit new 10 LED front indicators
Fit horns
Refurb wheels
Fit new tyres
Fit new wheels
Remove braking system
Replace rear drums pads and wheel bearings
Service Corrado Front Callipers
Replace front discs vented drilled/grooved 256mm and pads
Fix boot leak
Replace rear lights
Fit coilovers
Prep and paint and interior
Sound proof interior
Wash carpets and refit
Fit Seats
Fit window winders
Fit Front Wipers
Remove windscreen
Repair leak behind window rubber with new scuttle panel
Prep and paint BBS body kit (Satin Black)
Prep and paint body and panels (Satin Black)

Theres bound to be more... I need to get the vitals done and MOT'd by 21st September!!!  :embarassed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: Wayne on 11 August 2010, 00:00
Good luck with getting it finished
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 August 2010, 00:01
Good luck with getting it finished
Is that sarcasm!  :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: Wayne on 11 August 2010, 00:02
Good luck with getting it finished
Is that sarcasm!  :laugh:

Nope  :smiley: if you were closer I would help.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 August 2010, 00:04
Good luck with getting it finished
Is that sarcasm!  :laugh:

Nope  :smiley: if you were closer I would help.
Aww thanks!.... could do with it!.. i'll go get a trailer.  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 August 2010, 23:49
So I moved the car tonight and noticed it looked a bit on the pi55....  gave the car a bounce in each corner and noticed the front was perfect and the rear was bouncy as fook!.... turns out that the lack of weight and drop at the rear means she's still resting on the helper springs, theres an inch to go before they will compress fully!!!, i have no choice to drop it quite a bit more... not sure if thats good or bad as i was only planning to go a little lower for now.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: dom on 12 August 2010, 12:43
Bloody hell, i've been on holiday for a week and look what's happened  :shocked:

Great progress, keep the updates coming :afro:

Nothing like a fast approaching deadline to give you a kick up the arse  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 August 2010, 13:11
Bloody hell, i've been on holiday for a week and look what's happened  :shocked:

Great progress, keep the updates coming :afro:

Nothing like a fast approaching deadline to give you a kick up the arse  :grin:
cheers, well i hadnt done anything in ages so thought id better start pushing!.... run out of money though for this month!  :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: Malty on 16 August 2010, 12:11
Alright Shuan,

So ive finally dragged myself on here! the cars looking good! saying that it looks better in real life :)


Malty
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 August 2010, 23:44
Alright Shuan,
So ive finally dragged myself on here! the cars looking good! saying that it looks better in real life :)
Malty
  Easy geeza..... bout bloody time!  :laugh: Get posting!.... best place for ya!  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: Snoopy on 17 August 2010, 21:22
back panel, is it the lower half thats gone at the corners?, mines shot in both corners, have a replacement that I need to get done but I can't weld.  I'll be intrested to see how much mine shakes me to bits compared to the Bilstein/Eibachs... they weren't too bad. i'm guessing your other project isnt a dub then?
Yes in the corners i have a full rear panel so will use it. Other project theres 3  :grin: (2 are my dads i need to finish for him as his health is not good anymore and i feel like i should do them for him for all the help in the past) Mines a 65 mini.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: Mr Blue on 17 August 2010, 21:28
that list is getting short :tongue:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 August 2010, 23:17
that list is getting short :tongue:
  :laugh: you taking the piddle!

well, i'm getting there, unless i have to add more to it!... 1 month to go till its supposed to be finished!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Lots of stuff to fit! Pics)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 August 2010, 23:35
back panel, is it the lower half thats gone at the corners?, mines shot in both corners, have a replacement that I need to get done but I can't weld.  I'll be intrested to see how much mine shakes me to bits compared to the Bilstein/Eibachs... they weren't too bad. i'm guessing your other project isnt a dub then?
Yes in the corners i have a full rear panel so will use it. Other project theres 3  :grin: (2 are my dads i need to finish for him as his health is not good anymore and i feel like i should do them for him for all the help in the past) Mines a 65 mini.
OK, well its understandable that you dont have a great deal of time for the golf then..... 65 mini, cool... i miss the one my missus had that i drove more than she did, was only an 85 1000 but a right giggle though!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 August 2010, 23:40
Well i hit a stroke of luck, the dude that i bought my £10 bumper from was kind enough to cut this off his breaker for me:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Scuttle.jpg)

dont need all of it, just a bit for the inch of crisps behind the windscreen rubber... circled area is the problem area on mine... he gave me more than enough to play with for another tidy some of......... £10!  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 20 August 2010, 18:15
not that interesting but I just won a brand new front bumper for £8.50!

Thats 3 ive bought now!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: jmsheahan on 20 August 2010, 20:48
good work mate, looking forward to more updates.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 August 2010, 19:16
good work mate, looking forward to more updates.
cheers mate... yeah proper updates have been a bit thin but have booked a week off work soon, so loads gonna be done.. or should i say it will get finished!!!!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: Snoopy on 21 August 2010, 19:44
not that interesting but I just won a brand new front bumper for £8.50!

Thats 3 ive bough now!  :grin:
Im not jealous honoust :tongue:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (THE BIG LISTS)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 August 2010, 10:18
not that interesting but I just won a brand new front bumper for £8.50!

Thats 3 ive bough now!  :grin:
Im not jealous honoust :tongue:
total fluke, wasn't even looking for one as the one i've just fitted isnt bad.  could do with a run of good luck now though after how this all started!
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 August 2010, 12:15
Just ordered the following in time for my week booked off work!:

256mm Mintex MK2 16v discs and pads

(http://www.performance-cafe.com/images/brkkit1.jpg)

2x New Raceland GTBs with new rails and gliders.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/GTB.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: cняis on 22 August 2010, 22:22
pics of the seats fitted ASAP!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 August 2010, 00:39
pics of the seats fitted ASAP!  :grin:
Better get the carpets ready now then eh!  I'll be wanting to get the seats straight in as at the moment its empty in there bar the dash!

just bought this as i have now found that mine is leaking!

(http://www.golfmk1.co.uk/images/HeatValve.JPG)

£7.50 delivered, Can you guess what it is?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: archie837 on 23 August 2010, 08:36
Colonic Irrigator?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 August 2010, 09:24
Colonic Irrigator?
Spot on!


ermmm no.  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: richandhazel on 23 August 2010, 10:22
Easy...........heater valve :wink:
Where did you get it from? The one in the Polo doesn't shut off fully and allows coolant to flow through the matrix even on full cold!

All looking good. I'd love to be using mine more but it hasn't exactly been roof down weather lately :sad:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 August 2010, 10:45
Easy...........heater valve :wink:
Where did you get it from? The one in the Polo doesn't shut off fully and allows coolant to flow through the matrix even on full cold!

All looking good. I'd love to be using mine more but it hasn't exactly been roof down weather lately :sad:


Correct!!!!... well at least you can use yours, i still cant...

Heater valve is leaking through leaver, valve seals obviously gone, bit of a pain as ive just done all the cooling system!... Replacement is a febi/bilstein so should be good, was only a couple of £ more than a used one and cheper than Crazy's...

CLICK ME (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-Golf-MK1-Heater-Valve-BRAND-NEW-/400144935547?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: rcsammy on 05 September 2010, 23:10
Just read this whole thread :p hows it coming along? MOT soon hehe

Cant believe that wiring! and i thought wiring my headunit up was a nightmare  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats and Brakes)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 06 September 2010, 21:02
Just read this whole thread :p hows it coming along? MOT soon hehe

Cant believe that wiring! and i thought wiring my headunit up was a nightmare  :grin:
Bloomin eck, you had a few pages to catch up on then, fair play!.... Wiring in this car was fun :shocked:  Stating from scratch seemed like the best option in the end! Yeah i'm hoping to get the rest of the big stuff done this week, get it ready for MOT then concentrate on detail when its driveable... been on it all day today, gonna post some stuff up a bit later!
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 10:41
Ok, so have had a week off work to try and get as much done to the car as poss (rained quite a bit!  :angry: ).. gonna post whats been going on.

Seats arrived....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Seatsarrived.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatRail.jpg)

Heres one next to my old Drivers side heated Recaro

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Seatsarrived1.jpg)



it had to go, it was fooked and when the heat was on it smelt bad  :laugh:

Carpets aren't in yet but wanted to see how at least one of them was like fitted.  was a pain to get them setup right with the new brackets...  on the shortest setup i think the seats are still too high, i'm pretty tall and with these in, my head only just clears the roof!.. may have to get something welded in at a later date, i'll post a pick of one fitted later as i havent got one.

(more coming very shortly)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 10:46
Wasnt happy with the paint on the new front panel, so stripped it off and repainted it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/frontpanel.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/frontpanel1.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 10 September 2010, 10:52
I'm liking this, one of my fav Mk1!!  :cool:

Keep the updates coming!!  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 11:07
I'm liking this, one of my fav Mk1!!  :cool:

Keep the updates coming!!  :smiley:
Such a nice thing to say, cheers dude!.... just writing up the rest now!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: Rhyso on 10 September 2010, 11:20
I'm liking this, one of my fav Mk1!!  :cool:

Keep the updates coming!!  :smiley:

Echo this  :smiley:  Always good to see someone getting their hands dirty and putting things right  :smiley:
 
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 10 September 2010, 11:27
I'm liking this, one of my fav Mk1!!  :cool:

Keep the updates coming!!  :smiley:
Such a nice thing to say, cheers dude!.... just writing up the rest now!

It's the truth, i think it's also because i understand the history and i've seen it develop from a smashed wreck to pure awesomeness!!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 September 2010, 11:29
Yes mate. Those seats look sweet and nice job on the front panel  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: jmsheahan on 10 September 2010, 11:31
Seats look great!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 10 September 2010, 11:37


It's the truth, i think it's also because i understand the history and i've seen it develop from a smashed wreck to pure awesomeness!!  :cool:

Likewise, keep them coming :smiley:
Wish the weather would allow me to use mine more!

Still on target for your MOT?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 11:44
I'm liking this, one of my fav Mk1!!  :cool:

Keep the updates coming!!  :smiley:

Echo this  :smiley:  Always good to see someone getting their hands dirty and putting things right  :smiley:
 
 
Cheers!... I owe it to the car and i feel good about it!

It's the truth, i think it's also because i understand the history and i've seen it develop from a smashed wreck to pure awesomeness!!  :cool:


Cheers mate! Ha, it's getting there slowly!  i wish i didnt have to go through all this but i keep telling myself it will be worth it in the end!

Yes mate. Those seats look sweet and nice job on the front panel  :cool:

Yeah, they just seem a little high with the rails they came with.. i'll sort it later...  ha just got the rest of the car to paint yet! Satin black... thats gonna have to be after MOT though now, the race is on!

Seats look great!

Yeah they're not bad for the money!


Likewise, keep them coming :smiley:
Wish the weather would allow me to use mine more!

Still on target for your MOT?

Only reason i'm not doing stuff now is because its raining and its my last day off!!!! will be back out there soon after ive posted more stuff! Um, kind of... was aiming for my birthday 21st Sept but looks more like end of the month now as i need more money and still got a few bits to do!





Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 11:47
Its a right b!tch when you work like this, You cant see the rest of the stuff behind the car and when it rains you have to cover the car and pack everything away FAST!  happened a few times this week!  (i bet Dan and his wagon know what thats like!)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Chaos.jpg)

As posted earlier when i first fitted the coilovers i was unhappy with the rear, i couldnt get a decent ride height without problems!  The main one was with the little amount of weight on the rear, a low ride height would end up with the cars weight resting on the helper springs which made the car bouncy as fook.. Also i just chucked them on without doing the airlock thing you're supposed to do to the dampers before fitting! And in the panic to get her on the road i started taking short cuts and didn't service the inner arches like i did the front and still hadn't taken off the last part of the body kit covering the N/S arche. Off it all came!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nsrarch13.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nsrarch8.jpg)

found some rust too!   :angry:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nsrarch4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nsrarch3.jpg)

It was just the lip that was dodgy and the kit covers it... not the point though as the kit screws to the lip and I need it to be strong and for the rust not to spread.  ground all the sh*t off, treated the rust 5 times until all i could see was clean metal and had to resort to epoxy metal to fill up the gaps.  will do for now, be ok once sanded down and painted but will be keeping an eye on it, new metal welded in soon me thinks.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nsrarch7.jpg)

Also scrubbed the inner arches to death!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nsrarch9.jpg)

Got the old black stuff out to keep them nice!!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nsrarch11.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 11:55
PS... starting to feel the love on here now... thanks, it helps keep me going!

Took the rear coilovers to bits, removed the helper springs so i could wind them up without affecting the height but make the car sit on the proper springs!... its loads better now and when jacked up the spring is still under tension..  :smiley:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Colliehelpers.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Colliehelpers1.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 10 September 2010, 12:08
MORE UPDATES!!! or GTFO!!....
....
...
..
.
and do some more work and get us more updates!  :grin:

Great work so far mate, really coming together now  :cool:

What's left on your evergrowing list?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 12:15
MORE UPDATES!!! or GTFO!!....
....
...
..
.
and do some more work and get us more updates!  :grin:

Great work so far mate, really coming together now  :cool:

What's left on your evergrowing list?
It's clearing up outside, will be back out there shortly!  Quite a bit to do, will repost my list later on once ive figured out whats left... another update coming in 1 minute!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 12:17
Took the rear brakes to bits... were mint and working perfectly so even though i have replacements for everything i have left them for now, just changed the wheel bearings on both sides just for peace of mind as its been stood for so long!...

The fronts were OK too with only a small lip on the discs and the pads were still really thick.. wasnt happy about the corrosion though and again I had bought replacements for everything so thought i may as well change it all.  I made an error though, because of the hybrid setup i had taken the pads out on one side to make sure i bought the right ones (it has been 6 years!).  forgot about it and had pressed the brake pedal recently, piston on that side was up against the disc!.. doh!..  opened the bleed nipple for it and pushed it back in with a G clamp, pushed it in and pumped it back out a few times (painfully slow) to make sure it was ok, reapeted this on both sides, pistons are mint!...  Cleaned up the calipers, bled the entire system and fitted new wheel bearings, discs and pads.

Old Grooved 256mm disc
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewDiscs1.jpg)

New Vented, Drilled and grooved MK2 16v discs/pads with a Corrado G60 Caliper clinging on to it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewDiscs3.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: dom on 10 September 2010, 13:21
Wow! Thats some progress you've made this week! I bet you can't wait to get back behind the wheel again! :smiley:

With the coilovers, in theory will removing the rear helper springs improve the ride?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 13:42
Wow! Thats some progress you've made this week! I bet you can't wait to get back behind the wheel again! :smiley:

With the coilovers, in theory will removing the rear helper springs improve the ride?
Thanks.... I wanna do more today but it keeps fecking raining!...  No i cant wait, i'm gonna have to bite the bullet soon, finish up and see if the MOT station laugh at me or not! otherwise this could go on forever! its a second car these days but i cant let it sit any longer!.. I'll have to worry about it looking pretty later!

As far as helper springs go the answer is no unless you have the same problem as me.  In theory the helper springs should be fully compressed with the weight of the car, this means all the work will be done by the main springs and they should only expand when the car is jacked up.  My problem was that with the ride height i wanted (which isnt actually that low) the helpers springs were not fully compressed which meant the rear was bouncing around on skinnier springs when it shouldnt be.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 10 September 2010, 13:53
What's the milage on this then seeing as it's been locked away for 6 years!!  :shocked:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 14:02
What's the milage on this then seeing as it's been locked away for 6 years!!  :shocked:
Exactly 130k.... sounds bad but its not really, she's getting on for 28 years old and that works out at what.... 4.5k a year?  Its a stage 3 RLR engine and could do with a bit of head work one day to make it sweet but there's no smoke and seems to run fine.. well, she needs a tune up..  don't think all the horses are there.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 14:10
Oh and this old girl got to 193k before the gearbox gave in..  :laugh:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/AlpineWeb.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: Malz0r on 10 September 2010, 14:15
What you Doing with the old recaro seats?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 14:21
Because the car was used for competition in its heyday it only had the one for the driver... i binned it!  :sad:  probably stupid i know but it wasnt in the best of condition as it was over 20 years old.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: Malz0r on 10 September 2010, 14:23
Ah shame im always after seats haha i good re furb and it would have been worth something :)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 14:26
Ah shame im always after seats haha i good re furb and it would have been worth something :)
yeah i know, if i had a pair i would of kept them... i dont know why i didnt stick it on ebay with the the recaro rail for 99p, might of got something for it.  not the only stupid thing ive done though, the worst was i had a mint set of original seats for it when i first bought it... never got round to putting them in and after the smash i was hard up so sold them.  :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: Malz0r on 10 September 2010, 14:28
Always a shame but im sure something will turn up! i got my last set of full recaros from the scrap yard!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: rcsammy on 10 September 2010, 14:35
Looking good, surely it wont need much else doing to pass MOT?
everything you have done looks mint condition
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 14:41
Looking good, surely it wont need much else doing to pass MOT?
everything you have done looks mint condition
Thanks mate, you're probably right.... I think the desperate MOT things now are 2 tyres and the steering rack gaitor which has been melted by the four branch!...
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 10 September 2010, 15:06
Quote
steering rack gaitor which has been melted by the four branch!...

That sounds familiar :wink:


Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 15:41
A little addition to the big update, finally found a genuine GTI wing thats in good enough condition to make mint again.  wasnt going to settle for a pattern panel and theres been some right nasty over priced sh*t around.  at inters a guy wanted £45 for rust.. got this for 20.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing.jpg)

bit of a gamble as the ebay pics showed nothing but was worded honestly. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing3.jpg)

just had quick rub down and a couple of coats of rust treatment to see what the crack was.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing4.jpg)

Its a bit pitted in the corner and has a minor dent so its gonna need a bit of work.  the inside is mint so i think it will do the job when i'm done with it. 

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: Mr Blue on 10 September 2010, 17:46
looking good mate. MK1 wings are hard to find at the right price!

Glad you went for a genuine part. Pattern pannels can be spotted a mile off :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 18:04
looking good mate. MK1 wings are hard to find at the right price!

Glad you went for a genuine part. Pattern pannels can be spotted a mile off :laugh:
exactly!.... i decided from day one i was going to stick with dub panels, have a better bonnet too but thats red at the mo.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 22:16
So i have struggled for ages to find the glass for my BOSCH Valance mounted fogs...units are rare as fook but work really well poking through the BBS kit.. I need to fix them becuase the kit was cut for them.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Crackedfog.jpg)

glass was cracked from the smash... been looking everywhere and everytime i find something similar, the numbers just dont match and they're slightly different!  After a year of looking a boxed pair of units that had been unopened for like 20 years turned up but I couldn't justify the price!

Would you adam and eve it!?

The same glass is used on the fogs for these!!!

(http://www.parkers.co.uk/imagecache/file/300/archive/Vauxhall/Frontera/FE_02.jpg)

Got one of the bay for £14 delivered
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: Neo Badness on 10 September 2010, 22:27
 :laugh:

That's awesome re. fog lights.

Good job so far, keep it up at this pace and it'll MOT'd in no time. :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 September 2010, 23:59
:laugh:

That's awesome re. fog lights.

Good job so far, keep it up at this pace and it'll MOT'd in no time. :cool:
Cheers... lets hope so eh.  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: tdi_blu on 11 September 2010, 08:53
Wing looks to be in good condition and I agree genuine body parts are way better.Great work mate this is a lovely mk1 be good to see it at a show when its all done  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 September 2010, 16:49
Wing looks to be in good condition and I agree genuine body parts are way better.Great work mate this is a lovely mk1 be good to see it at a show when its all done  :smiley:
Cheers bud.... yeah i would love to take it to a show!!!! not quite show material yet though, bit of a way to go!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: Dmonday on 11 September 2010, 18:04
Its a right b!tch when you work like this, You cant see the rest of the stuff behind the car and when it rains you have to cover the car and pack everything away FAST!  happened a few times this week!  (i bet Dan and his wagon know what thats like!)

Haha! tell me about it :D! haven't read this in a few weeks man as i've been pretty busy with the conversion but looks like you've made some awsome progress dude :) looking good ;)

Dan
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 September 2010, 19:27
Its a right b!tch when you work like this, You cant see the rest of the stuff behind the car and when it rains you have to cover the car and pack everything away FAST!  happened a few times this week!  (i bet Dan and his wagon know what thats like!)

Haha! tell me about it :D! haven't read this in a few weeks man as i've been pretty busy with the conversion but looks like you've made some awsome progress dude :) looking good ;)

Dan
Cheers mate, i knew you would understand!.. but hey, we still get it done somehow!  Feel like i'm getting somewhere now.. just looking forward to the point where i can do fun non-essential stuff!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 September 2010, 19:34
Boooo, sun was out all day and had other sh*t to do....  :sad:  Just managed to get an hour or so in so attacked the rear valance with Plan B.. I have a repair panel to replace the lot but since its only got a couple of holes in it and its still structurally sound, i rubbed it down, treated and filled the bad bits, 3 in total, keyed it and painted... it'll do for now.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearValance.jpg)


Of course it had to rain just before the paint was properly dry!  May have to re-do it tomorrow!!  :angry:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearValance1.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: jmsheahan on 11 September 2010, 19:53
Good work mate  :smiley:

Can you not get yourself a cheap gazebo or something just to shield ya a little bit? Feel your pain though - I'm praying for good weather tomorrow  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 September 2010, 20:28
Good work mate  :smiley:

Can you not get yourself a cheap gazebo or something just to shield ya a little bit? Feel your pain though - I'm praying for good weather tomorrow  :lipsrsealed:
Cheers, ha ha yeah, if you look earlier in the thread when i was rewiring i had one!.. was up for a few weeks and the weather got better, had fixed any leaks in the car plus the missus started getting annoyed with it making the place look untidy!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 September 2010, 20:13
Guess what I had to do again today!!!!!!!  :angry:  Rain had fooked it, pits in the paint from water droplets and the paint had gone gooey!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearValanceTake2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/RearValanceTake21.jpg)

Also smoothed out the dents and inperfections in the new wing ready for painting...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewWingsmooth1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewWingsmooth2.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 13 September 2010, 12:55
Nice work on the wing.......very time consuming. What do you use to treat the corrosion?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 September 2010, 14:21
Nice work on the wing.......very time consuming. What do you use to treat the corrosion?

What only good work on the wing!  :laugh:

I use this in the green gel form, have done for years now with no bad after effects as long as its done properly.
(http://www.diytools.co.uk/diy/Images/DB_Detail/_97516_194772.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 13 September 2010, 14:39
Quote
What only good work on the wing!  :laugh:



Of course not :shocked: You're doing very well with the whole car. I can't wait to see this in the flesh once again :smiley:

The forecast was dry for last night so I took the mk1 into work. So different to driving the TDI.......and a lot more fun dare I say. Driving back this morning in the dark I noticed that only one of the dials lights seems to be working on the rev counter side! Couldn't see the speedometer at all :undecided:
Also, its not often I drive it with the hood up and noticed that the rear LH speaker isn't working! It's usually covered by the hood so I don't hear it!



Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 September 2010, 14:44
Quote Fail?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 13 September 2010, 15:37
Quote unfailed :wink:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: Neo Badness on 13 September 2010, 20:26
Nice work on the wing.......very time consuming. What do you use to treat the corrosion?

What only good work on the wing!  :laugh:

I use this in the green gel form, have done for years now with no bad after effects as long as its done properly.
(http://www.diytools.co.uk/diy/Images/DB_Detail/_97516_194772.jpg)

Keep working it in every twenty mins for three hours, if it's not worked then repeat :rolleyes: was using this the other day I hate it.


Mk1 is looking good though.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 September 2010, 22:39
Of course not :shocked: You're doing very well with the whole car. I can't wait to see this in the flesh once again :smiley:

The forecast was dry for last night so I took the mk1 into work. So different to driving the TDI.......and a lot more fun dare I say. Driving back this morning in the dark I noticed that only one of the dials lights seems to be working on the rev counter side! Couldn't see the speedometer at all :undecided:
Also, its not often I drive it with the hood up and noticed that the rear LH speaker isn't working! It's usually covered by the hood so I don't hear it!
Thanks, I was only kidding.. I cant wait till its showable.. never got the chance when it was mint, didnt you see it 3 quarters polished to death and one corner dead on the back of a truck?  :sad:  i should have kept my white one!  You guys were great though, shame i havent seen anybody since, that should change next summer! fingers crossed..

ah it will only be a bulb, get yourself some 509t LEDs and you wont have to worry about it again.  :smiley:  ha ha.. i'm guessing your rear speakers are cut into the shelf then...  ever thought about putting them in a spare set of rear cards?

Keep working it in every twenty mins for three hours, if it's not worked then repeat :rolleyes: was using this the other day I hate it.


Mk1 is looking good though.
Yeah its a bit methodical but have found it reliable, although i have made the mistake of forgetting about it and it turns into that brown crud thats as hard to get off as rust is!.... do you recommend something better?

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 13 September 2010, 22:50
Are the 509t LED's a straight swap? i.e do they fit into the original receptacles?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 September 2010, 22:55
Are the 509t LED's a straight swap? i.e do they fit into the original receptacles?
Straight swap mate and cheap as chips...

(http://www.dav-electronics.com/DAVCart/images/509t.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 13 September 2010, 23:14
Is that 'av-electronics' that you get them from? I tried Googling it but couldn't find the website.
Also tried looking in Maplins Electronics and they don't seem to recognise them :undecided:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 13 September 2010, 23:19
Not to worry, just found this:-
http://www.m-99.co.uk/Car_Neon_LED_Lighting/Dashboard_LED_Bulbs/dashboard_led_bulbs.html (http://www.m-99.co.uk/Car_Neon_LED_Lighting/Dashboard_LED_Bulbs/dashboard_led_bulbs.html)

Thanks for the heads up for using LED's :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 September 2010, 23:31
Not to worry, just found this:-
http://www.m-99.co.uk/Car_Neon_LED_Lighting/Dashboard_LED_Bulbs/dashboard_led_bulbs.html (http://www.m-99.co.uk/Car_Neon_LED_Lighting/Dashboard_LED_Bulbs/dashboard_led_bulbs.html)

Thanks for the heads up for using LED's :smiley:
no worries,  yeah that'll do ya... bit cheaper than the bay too.  make sure you get white as other colours dont agree with the green filters in the clocks.  not done it to this car yet but had them in my white one, also sourced the equivalent for the heater controls and other switches... cant remember what they are off the top of my head but it made them all so much clearer and of course they never blew.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 13 September 2010, 23:37
Just ordered 20 white ones, £13.90 delivered :smiley:

Whilst I'm in there I shall replace the LCD for the MAF. The one in there now has 'leaked' and is only half viewable. It just so happens that I have a spare :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 September 2010, 23:41
Just ordered 20 white ones, £13.90 delivered :smiley:

Whilst I'm in there I shall replace the LCD for the MAF. The one in there now has 'leaked' and is only half viewable. It just so happens that I have a spare :smiley:
20?, I think 10 would easily cover it.  .. grr dont mention MAF to me, mine only shows the clock since i got her running again.  :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 September 2010, 07:25
Mmm, I need to grab some white LED's like that. Pics! :D
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 September 2010, 09:17
Mmm, I need to grab some white LED's like that. Pics! :D
Same for you I believe, 509t mate.  Pics????
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 14 September 2010, 10:22
Just ordered 20 white ones, £13.90 delivered :smiley:

Whilst I'm in there I shall replace the LCD for the MAF. The one in there now has 'leaked' and is only half viewable. It just so happens that I have a spare :smiley:
20?, I think 10 would easily cover it.  .. grr dont mention MAF to me, mine only shows the clock since i got her running again.  :sad:

I went for 20 as the Polo needs them too, after which I hope to have a few spare.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 September 2010, 11:44
I need a few different ones for my dash. I'm thinking do it different and add in some more so its brighter. We'll see.

Sorry I meant pics when you get them and they're fitted.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: richandhazel on 14 September 2010, 11:49
I need a few different ones for my dash. I'm thinking do it different and add in some more so its brighter. We'll see.

Sorry I meant pics when you get them and they're fitted.

Yep, good idea, I'll do some before and after pics :wink:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Mahoosive Update Time)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 September 2010, 11:50
I need a few different ones for my dash. I'm thinking do it different and add in some more so its brighter. We'll see.

Sorry I meant pics when you get them and they're fitted.
Well ive not planned to do them yet. was advising Rich.  it'll be something i'll do when the cars on the road..  Yeah I have added more than starard beforein my old previous mk1, had some extra drilled in the top of the cluster shining red on to the front of the dials so i didnt have to mess about with the green filters.  all depends on what look you're after.
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Whats Left)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 September 2010, 00:08
For my benefit really, :smiley:

Just bought:
2x Admiral 712s 195/45/R15
Aero Wipers
MK3 Golf Shift Weight
Exhaust Hangers

Desperate stuff left to buy for the MOT is a washer jet and pipework, a horn, headlight bulb retaining clip (HELP!), sidelight bulb holders and a couple of bulbs! i think thats it!

To Source
Air Filter
All wiring looms (Engine, Interior/Dash, Lights)
Rear Light cluster
Bonnet
Front Bumper
N/S Wing
Front Indicators
Front side light bulb holders
Headlight bulb retaining clip
Rear Lights
Front Seats
Gear Linkage Kit
MK2 16v 256mm Vented Grooved/Drilled Discs
MK2 16v Front Brake Pads
New rear drums & Shoes
New Handbrake cables
Wheel bearings x4
Exhaust Hangers
15" BBS RA (Sportlines) x4
Late MK1 cabby Twin light Grille
Battery
Coil
Coilovers
Front Suspension Top Mounts
Rear Suspension Top Mounts
New Fuel Filter
Door Lock Pin
Headlight Bulbs
Spotlight Bulbs
Rear Twin Filament Bulbs
Windscreen Scuttle Repair Panel
Windscreen Seal
Windscreen Wipers
Window Winders
Twin Tone Horns
Front Wipers
2x 195/45/r15 tyres
Shift Weight
Windscreen Washer Jet
Washer Jet pipe
Heater Matrix Valve



To Do

Strip out interior
Remove all wiring
Paint engine bay
Strip and paint cam cover and cam belt cover
Remove BBS body kit
Full Rust Hunt and repair (in progress)
Strip inner wings, paint/waxoyl (fronts done)
Strip Sills and Seams Paint/Waxoyl (in progress)
Rewire car
Make and fit high power headlight/spots loom with relays
Fix Fuel gauge sender
Fault find MFA and fix if possible
No instrument cluster lights, fix
Remove and replace all gear linkages
Fit shift weight
Replace radiator
Clean out cooling system, fill with X Stream G30
Multiple engine flushes, new oil filter and fill with semi-synthetic
Fit later style cabby grille
Fit new bumper
Fit new 10 LED front indicators
Fit horns
Refurb wheels
Fit new tyres
Fit new wheels
Replace rear drums pads and wheel bearings Bearings done, brakes postponed
Service Corrado Front Callipers
Replace front discs vented drilled/grooved 256mm and pads
Fix boot leak
Replace rear lights
Fit coilovers
Fit rear lights
Prep and paint and interior
Sound proof interior
Wash carpets and refit
Fit Seats
Fit window winders
Fit Front Wipers
Remove windscreen
Repair leak behind window rubber with new scuttle panel and seal
Refurbish new wing
Prep and paint BBS body kit (Satin Black)
Prep and paint body and panels (Satin Black)
Refit BBS body kit
Seal Exhaust and replace hangers
Camber and wheel alignment etc
Engine Tune!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Whats Left)
Post by: dom on 15 September 2010, 17:29
Thats one hell of a list  :shocked:

At least the majority of it is done :afro: :smiley:

Do you have a date for the MOT yet??
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Whats Left)
Post by: rcsammy on 15 September 2010, 17:32
its gonna be like a brand new car by the time your done.... well better than new infact
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Whats Left)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 September 2010, 21:09
Thats one hell of a list  :shocked:

At least the majority of it is done :afro: :smiley:

Do you have a date for the MOT yet??
Yeah I posted a list a while back, its grown a little recently and i think theres a little more, done lots of little jobs but thought it would be a bit sad listing all of it!

Yeah ive managed to cross quite a bit off now.. just hope nothing else pops up!..
It was supposed to be road going by my birthday which is next week!  :laugh:
Run out of cash so need to wait till pay day, all being well i will be booking it at the end of the month!............

....and then get laughed at as everything thats not listed here is fooked!  :laugh:

its gonna be like a brand new car by the time your done.... well better than new infact


and will hopefully look it when its repainted!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 September 2010, 23:22
Boring little update but was pi55ing it down!  again.... :sad:

The Vauxhall Frontera fog arrived, opened up my damaged fog to find a sealed unit inside.. I knew I had to split the glass off somehow and was going to ask how!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FOG2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FOG1.jpg)

opened up the frontera fog and found the same shizzle as mine inside!  The reason I was suprised was because of the way they are both put together, looked like the glass was clamped down from the front and the back of the frontera one looked like it was complete with nothing else inside.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FOG3.jpg)

Need to clean up my fogs now and put them back together, may have to get another frontera fog as one looks loads fresher than the other now!

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: richandhazel on 17 September 2010, 09:22
Good find that, one to remember :wink:

Changed my LCD for the MAF and installed the LED's.........both failed :angry:

Not sure why the LCD doesn't work, can only assume that it is slightly different, random segments are working. 
The LED's aren't making contact with the membrane, seem to be a little smaller.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 September 2010, 10:02
Good find that, one to remember :wink:

Changed my LCD for the MAF and installed the LED's.........both failed :angry:

Not sure why the LCD doesn't work, can only assume that it is slightly different, random segments are working. 
The LED's aren't making contact with the membrane, seem to be a little smaller.

Hmmm, shame about the LCD but dont understand why the LEDs dont make contact!??... how much does it miss by... i'll have to get some now from a different supplier and see if i have the same problem as when i bought some for my old white tin top they were just right?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: richandhazel on 17 September 2010, 11:01
Here you go:-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3081.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3085.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: richandhazel on 17 September 2010, 11:14
Going to have another 'tinker' with it now.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 September 2010, 11:32
so it appears that they are the right fitment but the contacts are too short??.. how do they compare to the standard ones... might be worth contacting the supplier?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: richandhazel on 17 September 2010, 12:13
Here is a comparison:-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3087.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3090.jpg)

You'll also notice that the old blue one has lugs that secure it to the casing whereas the LED doesn't. That appears to rely on the metal tangs either side.
I'm going to try an experiment; remove the LED from its casing and see if I an transfer it to an old U/S bulb casing. Fiddly but I reckon once done will be a good permanent solution without having to try and solder onto the membrane. 
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 September 2010, 12:23
Hmmm well thats odd.  yeah the LEDs should come out but you shouldnt have to do that after paying for something thats suppose to fit.  let me know how you get on.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: richandhazel on 17 September 2010, 12:59
One down, two to go :smiley:

LED removed:-
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3091.jpg)


Bulb removed:-
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3092.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3093.jpg)

Tabs soldered on
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3094.jpg)

LED fitted in bulb casing:-
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3095.jpg)

Success!:-
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/Temp/100_3096.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 September 2010, 13:59
Nice one.... but what a pain..... i would have been lazy on this one and sent them back!  :smiley: be nice to see what it looks like when installed.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: richandhazel on 17 September 2010, 15:58
All done. Not a huge difference other than the fact that there is an even spread of light so that I can see the speedo and clock now.
Clock & MFA are U/S but I think I'll live with that for now. I have a clock on the radio and I have VDO gauges with only the battery connected up so it's a good excuse to connect up the oil pressure and temperature gauges.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 September 2010, 16:22
All done. Not a huge difference other than the fact that there is an even spread of light so that I can see the speedo and clock now.
Clock & MFA are U/S but I think I'll live with that for now. I have a clock on the radio and I have VDO gauges with only the battery connected up so it's a good excuse to connect up the oil pressure and temperature gauges.
cool, shame it was a ballache... my MFA only shows the time now so will be fitting new gauges when everything else is done...
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: shepgti on 21 September 2010, 11:11
missed these updates! doine some real good work on the car dude, has inspired me to get my project rolling again! :evil:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 September 2010, 20:47
missed these updates! doine some real good work on the car dude, has inspired me to get my project rolling again! :evil:
Cheers... yeah had a massive attack on it... getting close to attempt an MOT.  Yeah you really should make a start on yours before it turns to dust, would be a waste... you're not too far away so would be good to see it when you make some progress.  Go on, you know you want to!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: shepgti on 21 September 2010, 21:44
well i went out and did some poking about today and im going to need a few panels  :grin: will be attempting to get the front wings off tommorow  :embarassed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 September 2010, 10:08
well i went out and did some poking about today and im going to need a few panels  :grin: will be attempting to get the front wings off tommorow  :embarassed:
Cool... i did see seme pictures of it not too long ago... didnt look too bad...  Yeah get em off and see what the crack is.  should be fine.  its the rear arches that can be trouble, the lips on mine were starting to go!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: shepgti on 22 September 2010, 15:11
well i went out and did some poking about today and im going to need a few panels  :grin: will be attempting to get the front wings off tommorow  :embarassed:
Cool... i did see seme pictures of it not too long ago... didnt look too bad...  Yeah get em off and see what the crack is.  should be fine.  its the rear arches that can be trouble, the lips on mine were starting to go!

once it starts it just dont stop  :grin: from my poking ive deduced i need 2 sills 2 rear inner arches(well only the bottom bits near the sill really) and a little reapair to the front n/s wing but the o/s wing is near mint. will be buying a welder soon and getting taught to weld! eeek :evil:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 September 2010, 23:17
well i went out and did some poking about today and im going to need a few panels  :grin: will be attempting to get the front wings off tommorow  :embarassed:
Cool... i did see seme pictures of it not too long ago... didnt look too bad...  Yeah get em off and see what the crack is.  should be fine.  its the rear arches that can be trouble, the lips on mine were starting to go!

once it starts it just dont stop  :grin: from my poking ive deduced i need 2 sills 2 rear inner arches(well only the bottom bits near the sill really) and a little reapair to the front n/s wing but the o/s wing is near mint. will be buying a welder soon and getting taught to weld! eeek :evil:
Shame it needs those things but if you're going to tackle, thats great!... priceless skill welding... I need to learn one day me thinks, or i'll just call on you in the furture!  :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: shepgti on 22 September 2010, 23:21
yeah once i get my welding to a decent level and complete this car i will go mad and buy up all sorts of classic rust buckets!! :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 September 2010, 23:35
Like this guy!

Scary! (http://www.vwscotclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4965&title=1981-mk1-golf-gti)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: shepgti on 22 September 2010, 23:48
Like this guy!

Scary! (http://www.vwscotclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4965&title=1981-mk1-golf-gti)

awsome link, some similar stuff i need to do but not quite as bad!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 September 2010, 00:17
Like this guy!

Scary! (http://www.vwscotclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4965&title=1981-mk1-golf-gti)

awsome link, some similar stuff i need to do but not quite as bad!
i know... dedication or what.. here's another! with a how to (http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=7979)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: shepgti on 23 September 2010, 00:27
Like this guy!

Scary! (http://www.vwscotclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4965&title=1981-mk1-golf-gti)

awsome link, some similar stuff i need to do but not quite as bad!
i know... dedication or what.. here's another! with a how to (http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=7979)

these threads are GOLD! ive been looking in the worng place it seems!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 September 2010, 11:38
Yeah they're pretty good, i found them when i was looking for cars that had inner wing repairs like mine.  I googled "Mk1 golf inner wing weld".... those two threads are the sort of cars where most people would scrap them!.. on that mig welding site there's some amazing non dub welding projects, people attacking what looks to be impossible.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 23 September 2010, 11:40
Where's the updates and where's the pictures!!!  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 September 2010, 12:57
Where's the updates and where's the pictures!!!  :grin: :grin:
I know i know!... i wish i had some... work has been really busy and the misses has been keeping me on my toes!..... away this weekend but will be back on it next weekend!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: richandhazel on 23 September 2010, 13:11
Without checking back was the 21st September your target date for MOT?

I didn't make my target date either, but got there a month later :smiley: Getting it ready for tax at the beginning of October would be good.

Looked at those links that you posted, good stuff :wink: That POR15 looks like a worthwhile purchase don't you think?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: cняis on 23 September 2010, 13:21
Where's the updates and where's the pictures!!!  :grin: :grin:
I know i know!... i wish i had some... work has been really busy and the misses has been keeping me on my toes!..... away this weekend but will be back on it next weekend!

on your toes or on your back?  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 September 2010, 13:33
Without checking back was the 21st September your target date for MOT?

I didn't make my target date either, but got there a month later :smiley: Getting it ready for tax at the beginning of October would be good.

Looked at those links that you posted, good stuff :wink: That POR15 looks like a worthwhile purchase don't you think?
Yes it was the 21st, my birthday!.... and as said recently its looking more like next month now..

on your toes or on your back?  :grin:
On my toes mate!  :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: Snoopy on 25 September 2010, 11:00
Like this guy!

Scary! (http://www.vwscotclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4965&title=1981-mk1-golf-gti)
Thats not scary. Ive tackled much much worse on some of our familys 50s and 60s classics in the past. It does help if you have a good welding machine, torch and plenty of practice  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 September 2010, 00:45
Like this guy!

Scary! (http://www.vwscotclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4965&title=1981-mk1-golf-gti)
Thats not scary. Ive tackled much much worse on some of our familys 50s and 60s classics in the past. It does help if you have a good welding machine, torch and plenty of practice  :grin:
hmmm, none of which i have!.... nearly bought a really cheap welder i spotted over the weekend.  probably best i didnt!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: shepgti on 28 September 2010, 00:46
Like this guy!

Scary! (http://www.vwscotclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4965&title=1981-mk1-golf-gti)
Thats not scary. Ive tackled much much worse on some of our familys 50s and 60s classics in the past. It does help if you have a good welding machine, torch and plenty of practice  :grin:
hmmm, none of which i have!.... nearly bought a really cheap welder i spotted over the weekend.  probably best i didnt!

do it! only way to learn is through trial and error! :evil:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 September 2010, 00:51
hmmm, none of which i have!.... nearly bought a really cheap welder i spotted over the weekend.  probably best i didnt!

do it! only way to learn is through trial and error! :evil:
[/quote]you're right, dont get me wrong, its just the one i saw was bit too cheap! and it was an arc welder so probably not the right thing to practice with anyway..
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: cняis on 28 September 2010, 00:51
less chat, more pics of the welding mis-haps!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 September 2010, 01:02
less chat, more pics of the welding mis-haps!  :lipsrsealed:
fook that, i'm not blowing holes in my old girl!... it doesnt need any welding for now... cars solid but the rear valance will need doing next year, sheps doing it, he just doesnt know it yet!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: shepgti on 28 September 2010, 01:16
less chat, more pics of the welding mis-haps!  :lipsrsealed:
fook that, i'm not blowing holes in my old girl!... it doesnt need any welding for now... cars solid but the rear valance will need doing next year, sheps doing it, he just doesnt know it yet!  :grin:

if i get good enough ill do it  :wink:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 September 2010, 01:28
less chat, more pics of the welding mis-haps!  :lipsrsealed:
fook that, i'm not blowing holes in my old girl!... it doesnt need any welding for now... cars solid but the rear valance will need doing next year, sheps doing it, he just doesnt know it yet!  :grin:

if i get good enough ill do it  :wink:
thanks mate, well i think you're gonna have your hands full when you start but i hope you get the bug and keep going, i think once youve mastered it you wont be able to stop!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: Neo Badness on 28 September 2010, 19:20
Welding is great fun.

But what a difference a decent welder makes.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: richandhazel on 28 September 2010, 21:20
Welding is great fun.

But what a difference a decent welder makes.

Totally agree...........decent mig welder makes a big difference with same skill/ability.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: cняis on 28 September 2010, 21:40
Now then. I accidently clicked on page 1 instead of view new posts.

All i can say is...


WOW  :cool:

Of course i read it back in april but now im doing more and more for myself i can appreciate how much hard graft has gone into this car.  :smiley:

Now get on with some more updates  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 September 2010, 23:09
Now then. I accidently clicked on page 1 instead of view new posts.

All i can say is...


WOW  :cool:

Of course i read it back in april but now im doing more and more for myself i can appreciate how much hard graft has gone into this car.  :smiley:

Now get on with some more updates  :grin:
Cheers mate, the credit for the damage repair goes to great bloke call Dave Bamford who is a wizzard in my book... I cant stress how grateful I am to him.  I got the car back as a non runner and the sh*t it took to get it this far is pretty well documented and i'm sure you've seen it all.  I feel pretty crap that its this late on in the year and its still not finished.  I'm just too busy!... I will (weather permitting) go mental on her again this weekend!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: cняis on 28 September 2010, 23:27
Now then. I accidently clicked on page 1 instead of view new posts.

All i can say is...


WOW  :cool:

Of course i read it back in april but now im doing more and more for myself i can appreciate how much hard graft has gone into this car.  :smiley:

Now get on with some more updates  :grin:
Cheers mate, the credit for the damage repair goes to great bloke call Dave Bamford who is a wizzard in my book... I cant stress how grateful I am to him.  I got the car back as a non runner and the sh*t it took to get it this far is pretty well documented and i'm sure you've seen it all.  I feel pretty crap that its this late on in the year and its still not finished.  I'm just too busy!... I will (weather permitting) go mental on her again this weekend!

No excuses! I've been out to the garage this evening and Kurust'd my front panel by torchlight.

Committed see  :wink: :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 September 2010, 00:01
I haven't got a garage.  :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: Neo Badness on 29 September 2010, 17:25
I haven't got a garage.  :sad:

Me either :sad:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: Snoopy on 03 October 2010, 10:31
you're right, dont get me wrong, its just the one i saw was bit too cheap! and it was an arc welder so probably not the right thing to practice with anyway..
Arc's not ideal they generate too much heat and distort the thin panel.
Its also worth spending more money on one that has more than a couple of settings. Theres actually a good guide on that forum (i think its that one, i visit a few welding forums) you linked to with recomendations.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Foggy)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 06 October 2010, 17:52
you're right, dont get me wrong, its just the one i saw was bit too cheap! and it was an arc welder so probably not the right thing to practice with anyway..
Arc's not ideal they generate too much heat and distort the thin panel.
Its also worth spending more money on one that has more than a couple of settings. Theres actually a good guide on that forum (i think its that one, i visit a few welding forums) you linked to with recomendations.
Glad i didnt buy it then....  i'm going to be patient... will look into it next year, i need a pro for the job my car needs (leaky windscreen)
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 October 2010, 00:11
Works been tough, not enough daylight and have too much going on to do much to the car.... its really fecking depressing at the mo.. At least wanted the old girl on the road before the winter comes!... anyway, to prove i am still doing odds and sods when i can....

Working like this after work on the bits that i can
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NightShift2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/ArchFinish.jpg)

Finished a rear arch tonight, one left to do
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NightShift.jpg)

Have a big old shed out the back, was full of sh*t.. cleared it out and made a work space.  Got a quote to get power in there and hope to have it done by the end of the month, for now i have lots of battery powered lighting that is good enough to do lots of sanding by hand, have been concentrating on rubbing the kit down and making the odd little repairs ready for painting.  You may remember i had to use the grinder on the screws for the skirts which fecked them up a bit and the front valance (which i have nearly finished) had some scuffs from the accident.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/ShedKit1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/ShedKit.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/ShedKit2.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest)
Post by: shepgti on 13 October 2010, 00:17
good work mate, i feel your lack of gargae pain :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 October 2010, 00:23
good work mate, i feel your lack of gargae pain :grin:
don't think ive ever had gargae pain, sounds nasty!  :laugh:

Yeah there is a few of us on here, it really does suck.... think i'll have to find a lock up when she's done though.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest)
Post by: Sam on 13 October 2010, 00:25
Looking good dude!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 October 2010, 00:28
Looking good dude!
Thanks bud......... grrrrr, feels like its never going to end!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest)
Post by: shepgti on 13 October 2010, 00:30
good work mate, i feel your lack of gargae pain :grin:
don't think ive ever had gargae pain, sounds nasty!  :laugh:

Yeah there is a few of us on here, it really does suck.... think i'll have to find a lock up when she's done though.

haha its been a long day!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest - P34)
Post by: dom on 13 October 2010, 17:34
The way I see it is that it's all progress isn't it? It may feel like your not doing much but your heading in the right direction and each little bit adds up  :smiley:

Re power in the shed, could you not just get an extension reel and pinch it from your house?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest - P34)
Post by: Neo Badness on 13 October 2010, 19:10
Well la de dah, check you with your fancy "shed", luxury that is.

 :grin:

I was working in the garden today, proper frozen to the bone.


Keep plugging away, tiny little bits add up to a completly finished car, although I do like the quote "Art is never finished, only abandoned".


Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest - P34)
Post by: cняis on 13 October 2010, 20:21
Well la de dah, check you with your fancy "shed", luxury that is.

 :grin:

I was working in the garden today, proper frozen to the bone.


Keep plugging away, tiny little bits add up to a completly finished car, although I do like the quote "Art is never finished, only abandoned".




+1  :cool:

it'll come together slowly!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest - P34)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 October 2010, 22:45
The way I see it is that it's all progress isn't it? It may feel like your not doing much but your heading in the right direction and each little bit adds up  :smiley:

Re power in the shed, could you not just get an extension reel and pinch it from your house?

Yeah i know, its just a pain, keep finding more things that need doing everytime i think i'm getting close.. if it was another car i would have bodged it up by now  :laugh:  just dont want to do things twice if i can help it although a couple of corners have been cut for now  :lipsrsealed:

Missus wants lights out the back and outdoor power as the garden is stupidly long!.  Also I put a pond in earlier this year and the power to it isnt the best.  I would need like 3 super long reels to get to the shed, not the best idea with the sort of weather we're going to be getting and cant be ar5ed to invest in them long term.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HouseView.jpg)

Well la de dah, check you with your fancy "shed", luxury that is.

 :grin:

I was working in the garden today, proper frozen to the bone.


Keep plugging away, tiny little bits add up to a completly finished car, although I do like the quote "Art is never finished, only abandoned".


Ha ha!... made me fecking laugh... yeah i know! i havent had a garden till now.  I was out the front in the cold and dark today finishing the other rear arch, weathers only going to get worse but at least its been dry!  :shocked:

It fecking looks like its been abandoned!....


+1  :cool:

it'll come together slowly!

Yeah...  next summer i'll be loving it!  :lipsrsealed:





Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest - P34)
Post by: cняis on 13 October 2010, 23:13



+1  :cool:

it'll come together slowly!

Yeah...  next summer i'll be loving it!  :lipsrsealed:







50p says you wont!  :tongue:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest - P34)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 October 2010, 23:29
+1  :cool:

it'll come together slowly!
Yeah...  next summer i'll be loving it!  :lipsrsealed:
50p says you wont!  :tongue:
You're on!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest - P34)
Post by: Wayne on 14 October 2010, 00:07
The only way to run power to sheds / outbuildings is armored cable the sunk into the ground, you will also need a comsumer unit in house to run it for safety.

Guess I am lucky in that we had ours done 4 years ago, it is a godsend this time of the year.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (i'm still working on her, honest - P34)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 October 2010, 00:14
The only way to run power to sheds / outbuildings is armored cable the sunk into the ground, you will also need a comsumer unit in house to run it for safety.

Guess I am lucky in that we had ours done 4 years ago, it is a godsend this time of the year.
Yeah thats how the pond is powered but its not buried yet as the garden was a work in progress.. Missus knows a really good electrician whos been round to see what we need, just need to find out how much for it all now!...   I cant wait to get it sorted, will be living in there during the winter... already stocking up on acorns!
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 October 2010, 20:38
Not a great update but its an update... Sun was out so best thing to do was a bit of painting

Sills were still rubbed down from when i took the kit off.  As the kit covers up so much I wanted to make sure everything it hides is absolutely plastered in paint and/or waxoyl wherever required so it stays as good as it has done after 27 years!

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/99d70b17125e4f8f8e77dbabfba3d41a)

Rubbed down again, pulled out any bad jacking point bends so the seams are pretty damn staright now and painted both sides, this picture really shows the nasty fecking dent in drivers door that I need to sort out!  :cry:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedsills.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedsills1.jpg)

The bit in the bulkhead that the Ignition Module is attached to was a mess so sorted that out too.  Removed the unit from the heatsink first before i did anything.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/IgnitionModule1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/IgnitionModule.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/IgnitionModule2.jpg)

Also stripped and re-painted the top of the inner wings where the wings bolt down to.... No pics.

Cars quite high off the ground at the moment as i need to strip down the exhaust system and put it back together, its blowing and the hangers need replacing, really got in an ar5e though because i'm struggling to get the mid section off the manifold!... it started getting dark, I was in a mood so I gave up for now.  :sad:  I hate working under cars, you just cant use your full strength for anything!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/ExhaustRefit.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: Andy-H on 17 October 2010, 20:44
I know what you mean about working under cars Mate, did the beam bushes on mine and it was a nightmare  :angry:

Lovin' what's happening to this, going to be a stunner  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: dubsport on 17 October 2010, 20:51
she's gonna be a real beaut when finished mate!!!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 October 2010, 20:53
I know what you mean about working under cars Mate, did the beam bushes on mine and it was a nightmare  :angry:

Yeah there's that and doing lots of work under the bonnet until you realise you've just about fooked your back!

Lovin' what's happening to this, going to be a stunner  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

she's gonna be a real beaut when finished mate!!!
As long as you only see it in pictures you keep telling yourself that!  :laugh:




Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: Wayne on 17 October 2010, 21:22
Cracking work :afro:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: Andy-H on 17 October 2010, 21:30
Yeah there's that and doing lots of work under the bonnet until you realise you've just about fooked your back!


I'm fortunate that I used to work for a rock climbing company and got mesen a "crash pad". Like being on a matress  :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 October 2010, 21:52
Cracking work :afro:
Cheers Wayne   :smiley:

Yeah there's that and doing lots of work under the bonnet until you realise you've just about fooked your back!


I'm fortunate that I used to work for a rock climbing company and got mesen a "crash pad". Like being on a matress  :laugh:
  :grin:  :cool: I've got a half decent cushioned car creeper but they're no good unless the car is like 2 foot above the ground!  I have a thin, crappy mat but i'm not even bothered about being on the ground its the fact that you're cramped under the car and cant use your arms properly or get into the right positions for stuff.


Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: cняis on 17 October 2010, 22:53
I know what you mean about working under cars Mate, did the beam bushes on mine and it was a nightmare  :angry:

Yeah there's that and doing lots of work under the bonnet until you realise you've just about fooked your back!

Lovin' what's happening to this, going to be a stunner  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

she's gonna be a real beaut when finished mate!!!
As long as you only see it in pictures you keep telling yourself that!  :laugh:







So true, being bent over and your back locks up, not good.

Good progress, must have been a day for painting, ive been at it too!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 October 2010, 23:07
I know what you mean about working under cars Mate, did the beam bushes on mine and it was a nightmare  :angry:

Yeah there's that and doing lots of work under the bonnet until you realise you've just about fooked your back!

Lovin' what's happening to this, going to be a stunner  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

she's gonna be a real beaut when finished mate!!!
As long as you only see it in pictures you keep telling yourself that!  :laugh:

So true, being bent over and your back locks up, not good.

(http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumblarge_436/1252679971h71NX7.jpg)

Good progress, must have been a day for painting, ive been at it too!  :grin:
   
:lipsrsealed: no comment!  :grin:

what have you been painting?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: cняis on 18 October 2010, 18:24
^^  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: rcsammy on 21 October 2010, 14:06
Its coming along  :cool:
If your ever struggling to find Mk1 panels let me know as theres a guy up the road who has 3 mk1 GTIs in his garden, they have been there for ages so not sure what condition everythings in but he might sell some bits off them, i think theres 2 silver and one black
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: joesgti on 22 October 2010, 16:25
Just read from page 1, looks awesome, keep up the good effort! :afro:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: Phil1980 on 22 October 2010, 16:32
Its coming along  :cool:
If your ever struggling to find Mk1 panels let me know as theres a guy up the road who has 3 mk1 GTIs in his garden, they have been there for ages so not sure what condition everythings in but he might sell some bits off them, i think theres 2 silver and one black

What a waste what is he playing at?  Greedy bastard 3 mk1's just sitting in his garden.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: rcsammy on 22 October 2010, 17:02
What a waste what is he playing at?  Greedy fatherless son 3 mk1's just sitting in his garden.

I have no idea, ones on P slots aswell which i might ask about buying from him
theres also an old volvo estate, honda insight and what looks like an old rolls of some sort
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 October 2010, 21:58
What a waste what is he playing at?  Greedy fatherless son 3 mk1's just sitting in his garden.

I have no idea, ones on P slots aswell which i might ask about buying from him
theres also an old volvo estate, honda insight and what looks like an old rolls of some sort
  Thanks for the offer but after lots of searching i eventually got all the panels i needed....... (althoug if there are better ones???)  i think you need to ask him what he's doing with the MK1s... I NEED to know... I may be interested in something if he wasnts to get rid?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 October 2010, 22:12
Managed to get the exhaust off in the end today.  refitted, sits nice and snug, re-sealed, new clamps and new hangers = no blowing! result...

think i did too good a job though as it rattles on a heat shield now, may have a fiddle after work tomorrow............

........oh and adjust the hangers!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: cняis on 24 October 2010, 23:08
pics or it never happened!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 October 2010, 23:10
pics or it never happened!
I was licking the underside of my car and burning my nose! what pics!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 October 2010, 19:33
pics or it never happened!
Well I managed to have a fiddle underneath and I think I've got the exhaust spot on now.... as high as it will go and doesnt touch anything when its running, we'll see how it goes when i finally get the chance to actually drive it again! Chris I have no pictures but I do have how the car sat when i did it  :grin: (took it today) and a pic of how she sleeps at night (the cover sits better when the wings are on).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Sleeps.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Sleeps1.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: cняis on 25 October 2010, 20:27
awwww sleepy car!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: clipperjay on 25 October 2010, 21:02
Managed to get the exhaust off in the end today.  refitted, sits nice and snug, re-sealed, new clamps and new hangers = no blowing! result...

think i did too good a job though as it rattles on a heat shield now, may have a fiddle after work tomorrow............

........oh and adjust the hangers!  :grin:
Its coming along now keeps my interests up and I have to keep it going like you!
That reminds me something I've got to fix aswell I have a join clamp and its a split selve blowing there as well!
I get paranoid when all wheels off the ground even with axel stands I usually stick old steels under each arch just in case  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 October 2010, 00:00
Managed to get the exhaust off in the end today.  refitted, sits nice and snug, re-sealed, new clamps and new hangers = no blowing! result...

think i did too good a job though as it rattles on a heat shield now, may have a fiddle after work tomorrow............

........oh and adjust the hangers!  :grin:
Its coming along now keeps my interests up and I have to keep it going like you!
That reminds me something I've got to fix aswell I have a join clamp and its a split selve blowing there as well!
I get paranoid when all wheels off the ground even with axel stands I usually stick old steels under each arch just in case  :lipsrsealed:

Thanks mate... yeah exhausts can be a pain....   My old alpine white one had an old 3" magnex on it and I was forever pi55ing about with that.... i did make that car work for its money though!  :grin:

I had to be fully under the car for most of this little job so didnt want to take any risks, you may notice that my drive has a pretty bad slope and the only flat area is the paved bit, hence why it was on its wheels and technically still on all fours... she wasnt going anywhere!  double  :lipsrsealed: !!!!!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: lemski on 26 October 2010, 21:01
Its coming along that mate. I've been reading this thread a lot to see what's goin on I like it.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 October 2010, 21:04
Cheers mate, means a lot.... I never know who's reading this unless someone posts something back!... i'll be keeping an eye on yours.  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: lemski on 26 October 2010, 21:10
Cheers mate and I know what you mean when people don't post you don't know if ne one is reading or not. I like how you have brought ur car back from the scrap man to speak. What's the plans for it next then?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 October 2010, 21:44
Cheers mate and I know what you mean when people don't post you don't know if ne one is reading or not. I like how you have brought ur car back from the scrap man to speak. What's the plans for it next then?
There never was a plan to start with, didnt think it would ever get fixed and it was practically slapped infront of me after 6 years!.. I wanted it back as it once was by now but costs time and $$$$$$ i don't have.  Plan is to get her MOT'd this side of christmas in a state where its not 100% outside but everything else is spot on, (originally september)  :sad:

then plan is start making it personal before next summer  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: lemski on 26 October 2010, 21:50
Ah it sounds good that. Hopefully it all goes well and passes. Its good to see an original golf still about. Is it on coilovers?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 October 2010, 21:55
Ah it sounds good that. Hopefully it all goes well and passes. Its good to see an original golf still about. Is it on coilovers?
I'm expecting it to fail first time but hopefully on minors I can sort quickly.  Yeah its on collies.  sensible height till i've finished underneath and its got an MOT.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: lemski on 26 October 2010, 22:02
Always a good thing that. Haha, mine went in at its lowest point. Break tester my splitter was sat on the floor. Was funny. They wernt impressed though. We're abouts r u situated? Is it a bit bumpy for low cars like?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 October 2010, 22:23
Always a good thing that. Haha, mine went in at its lowest point. Break tester my splitter was sat on the floor. Was funny. They wernt impressed though. We're abouts r u situated? Is it a bit bumpy for low cars like?
I'm leicester way, got a few sh*t surfaces near me but am close to some nice B roads, cars going to be lower but want confidence when "driving" on said roads that i won't bottom out at speed.  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: lemski on 26 October 2010, 22:33
Shouldn't bottom out. Bein on lincolnshire roads they get a bit crap. I don't think I'v ever bottomed out though. Hope to see you at some meets and that when the cars done bud
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: cняis on 26 October 2010, 23:30
Shouldn't bottom out. Bein on lincolnshire roads they get a bit crap. I don't think I'v ever bottomed out though. Hope to see you at some meets and that when the cars done bud

mines never bottomed out with the current coilovers on (yeh i know, wimp) but i cant bring myself to driving it fast on single track somerset lanes...

give me a twisty a-road any day!
Cheers mate, means a lot.... I never know who's reading this unless someone posts something back!... i'll be keeping an eye on yours.  :cool:

hi :afro:

less chat more pics  :tongue:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: Mr Blue on 26 October 2010, 23:41
yeh more pics!

I am soo lost in this thread now. More pics needed  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: dom on 27 October 2010, 00:17
yeh more pics!

I am soo lost in this thread now. More pics needed  :grin:

+1 more pics!

Get it MOT'd then get it slammed  :evil:

Btw I always keep an eye on this thread, but if it's not MOT'd before christmas i'm gonna stop!  :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 27 October 2010, 00:30
yeah i know!!!... ive managed to get a whole day off so guess what i'll be doing........... thats right......... w**king on her all day.....



............working :rolleyes:

In the meantime I made an MS Paint special just for you!  :grin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Frere-Smith%20Admin/28red-lettering.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: lewis1641 on 27 October 2010, 12:00
just had a good catch up. keep it up!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: lemski on 27 October 2010, 16:21
 :shocked: :shocked: Should that not be number 1 not number 8?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: cняis on 27 October 2010, 18:19
paint it like the a-team van  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: shepgti on 27 October 2010, 22:57
god this not done yet! :lipsrsealed: only joking :grin:, feel i should be making the most of the average weather aswell before it turns real nasty!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 27 October 2010, 23:20
just had a good catch up. keep it up!
 
Trying to, just about to post up todays efforts..

:shocked: :shocked: Should that not be number 1 not number 8?

Probably but its always had 8 ball pool balls hanging off the mirror so ive always assosiated number 8 with it....

paint it like the a-team van  :grin:

exactly what i thought... might just do it, MK1 Team.....  tempted to at least do the side trim red when the car is satin.

god this not done yet! :lipsrsealed: only joking :grin:, feel i should be making the most of the average weather aswell before it turns real nasty!

Ha, you can't talk  :grin:  yeah you should, its going to be dark forever too after this weekend!  :sad:




Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 27 October 2010, 23:57
OK, so i had a bit of lie in today and wasted some good weather... work has been killing me though so it was well needed!

quite a few bits I've ordered have turned up over the past few weeks, not put them up on here as I thought it would be better doing that when i'm actually doing something with them.

Got some heat wrap and some stainless straps.  The main steering rack boot is too close to the four branch, not normally a problem with a standard one but the supersprint is melting the boot.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HeatWrap.jpg)

I had to double the straps up as they weren't long enough for the big old boot.  Not an easy place to work but managed to do it from underneath while the car is still raised.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HeatWrap1.jpg)

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Done a bit more)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 27 October 2010, 23:58
Bought an old bonnet from AdamMK2 from here a couple of months ago now, its a bit beaten up but in better condition than the temp one I had on...the underside of this one is pretty damn rusty so i may have to get a better one next year,  he also chucked in a front bumper but in the end it was in too bad a state for me to use and had a clip missing.  not complaining though as he only wanted £25 for both.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet5.jpg)

Its blistered like this all across the front and loads on the top so some heavy sanding in places required.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet2.jpg)

I'm going to leave the underside post MOT

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet7.jpg)

Keyed the whole lot and went heavy where needed... looks like its just caught measels!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet10.jpg)

Zinc primer on the worst bits followed by normal grey over the lot.. no pics of that... doh

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet11.jpg)

Few coats of Satin black... about one and half litres for now.. i know theres dents to sort so this is not the finished job

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet13.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Bonnet14.jpg)

Pictures make it look better than it is.. probably the worst painting from cans i've ever done!  but at least its black for now!

got some of these, thought they'd be an easy 5 minute job but had trouble getting the struts on the ball joints and bashed the feck out of my thumb trying to get them on.. managed one and gave up as i was running out of time and not really essential right now!


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/bonnetLifters.jpg)

Fitted up the bonnet in the normal fashion instead

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BonnetFitted.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BonnetFitted6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BonnetFitted7.jpg)

Catch is different so doesnt shut, need to swap them over
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 28 October 2010, 09:46
Good progress here Shaun, keep up the good work! :afro:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: lemski on 28 October 2010, 09:52
Its comming along there mate. Just what I needed to read to motivate me to go spray my boot up.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: dom on 28 October 2010, 12:04
More good progress :afro:

I think you should spray the underside of the bonnet red, looks good like that  :grin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BonnetFitted6.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 October 2010, 13:14
Good progress here Shaun, keep up the good work! :afro:
Thanks bud

Its comming along there mate. Just what I needed to read to motivate me to go spray my boot up.
Ha ha well thats good to know....  yeah not much time left for stuff like this unless you're blessed with a heated unit/garage or something!

More good progress :afro:

I think you should spray the underside of the bonnet red, looks good like that  :grin:

Cheers, ha its funny, i was thinking similar, I want this car to look retro as it always has done, am thinking of a typical red and black theme..... engine bay lots of red bits, side trim red etc.  The bonnet I thought I could do it black but with red beams, or the beams black and skin red??
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: lemski on 28 October 2010, 13:21
Yeh I'm not blessed so its been done today. You seem to have good ideas about you mk1. Its gunna b sweet as when its finished
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 October 2010, 18:18
Yeh I'm not blessed so its been done today. You seem to have good ideas about you mk1. Its gunna b sweet as when its finished
Yeah i just saw you post but no pics..........yet.....  I dont let on too much until i know i can do it... cash holds me back though too!...
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: lemski on 28 October 2010, 18:48
Yeh I know what you mean about cash stops all imagination. That's why I havnt got my mk1 yet. :) is there ne more plans for urs or is it nearly done?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: cняis on 28 October 2010, 19:54

More good progress :afro:

I think you should spray the underside of the bonnet red, looks good like that  :grin:

Cheers, ha its funny, i was thinking similar, I want this car to look retro as it always has done, am thinking of a typical red and black theme..... engine bay lots of red bits, side trim red etc.  The bonnet I thought I could do it black but with red beams, or the beams black and skin red??

YES YES YES

i thought it looked good but im glad others agree.... keep the underside red fo' sho'  :cool:

looking like good progress
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: richandhazel on 28 October 2010, 21:49
Hi Shaun, I'm keeping tabs on what you're up to and you're doing well.
I've been lucky and enjoyed using mine this year. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: Wayne on 28 October 2010, 23:36
I would have painted the underside of the bonnet black to be honest.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 October 2010, 09:57
Yeh I know what you mean about cash stops all imagination. That's why I havnt got my mk1 yet. :) is there ne more plans for urs or is it nearly done?
nowhere near done mate... nearly road worthy though!..... then the good stuff starts.....  i'll probably put some plans up soon and whats left to do etc.... so you want a MK1... cool, hope you get one, not enough active MK1 people one here.  what sort are you after?

YES YES YES

i thought it looked good but im glad others agree.... keep the underside red fo' sho'  :cool:

looking like good progress

Thanks, its currently faded red turned pick and still rusty at the mo.  taking short cuts till its on the road now... will do something decent with it, but don't think all red....  :undecided:

I would have painted the underside of the bonnet black to be honest.

I hope you realise that I haven't touched the underside yet..... its still rusty and pink..  hence why it looks so cr@p at the moment.

Hi Shaun, I'm keeping tabs on what you're up to and you're doing well.
I've been lucky and enjoyed using mine this year. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Thanks Rich.... Yeah be good to see you again too but in one piece this time  :grin:  glad you got to have some fun in yours this year....  Whatever happened to topher and your old tin top??
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: lemski on 29 October 2010, 11:13
Ummm a 1.1, hard top. Av sourced one in mars red. Fresh respray so just waitin to sort the money out for it. Obv puttin my engine into it. After a new g/b :(
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 October 2010, 13:03
Ummm a 1.1, hard top. Av sourced one in mars red. Fresh respray so just waitin to sort the money out for it. Obv puttin my engine into it. After a new g/b :(
Ah so you've already got the car then... well i cant wait to see you kick it off on here then.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 29 October 2010, 13:23
I don't like this thread with out updates, i like to see how far you have come with my your Mk1

So here's some pictures for you of your progress..

The crash:
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(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/ca6a8bd4af10435490c2cccdaed19f7b)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/86eb14a5ae87476aaf400346968966e0)

Reflection mug shot  :grin:
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What we see now:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BonnetFitted6.jpg)

I did leave lots and lots of other pictures out, but thats because you haven't half arsed about and done things properly!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: dom on 29 October 2010, 13:56
^^^ talk about progress!  :cool:

Are there any pre-crash pics knocking about? Apologies if they're somwhere obvious but I can't be arsed trawling back through the thread like VR6_Wherry because i'm too lazy  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 29 October 2010, 13:59
^^^ talk about progress!  :cool:

Are there any pre-crash pics knocking about? Apologies if they're somwhere obvious but I can't be arsed trawling back through the thread like VR6_Wherry because i'm too lazy  :grin:

Don't worry Dom, trawling all the way back to page 3 can be difficult.... :rolleyes: :grin: :grin:

Here ya go bud:

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(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/9ebfa204f57d49efa53ac60729cc2d36)

Can you tell i have nothing to do at work?  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: dom on 29 October 2010, 14:02
^^^ talk about progress!  :cool:

Are there any pre-crash pics knocking about? Apologies if they're somwhere obvious but I can't be arsed trawling back through the thread like VR6_Wherry because i'm too lazy  :grin:

Don't worry Dom, trawling all the way back to page 3 can be difficult.... :rolleyes: :grin: :grin:

Here ya go bud:

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/b0ef7019ffac4c27842af976986fe6d6)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/9ebfa204f57d49efa53ac60729cc2d36)

Can you tell i have nothing to do at work?  :grin:

 :grin: I did apologise in advance for my lazyness.

I thought it would provide SoundillusioN with a bit more motivation to finish it if he could see what he was aiming for. Looking seriously  :cool: in those pics.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 October 2010, 14:20
Ahhhhh!.... whats happened to my thread!  :laugh: I might cry!.. those last pics were the day before the crash! Right i'm gonna get the fecking wings done and on this weekend!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: dom on 29 October 2010, 14:41
Ahhhhh!.... whats happened to my thread!  :laugh: I might cry!.. those last pics were the day before the crash! Right i'm gonna get the fecking wings done and on this weekend!

 :grin: Told you it would spur him on!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 29 October 2010, 14:48
Ahhhhh!.... whats happened to my thread!  :laugh: I might cry!.. those last pics were the day before the crash! Right i'm gonna get the fecking wings done and on this weekend!

 :grin: Told you it would spur him on!

It bloody better do! It's taken him 5 years to get it out the blooming shed!  :grin:

Hurry up and fix my your Mk1 Shaun!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 October 2010, 15:02
Hey i am trying you know..... the house comes first, thats about done now and my job and then the car (not my choice though)... to be honest though i fecked up during the summer, i didnt use my time wisely enough and now i'm in panic mode!

If you're gonna post pictures of the past this is a good shot of her a few months back just before the current strip down!

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I've just had a flick through the whole thread.... come on lads i've done a hell of a lot if you look through it... just not quickly enough!... its gonna look sh*t when i've got it on the road but at least it will be solid sh*t!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 29 October 2010, 15:17
Hey i am trying you know..... the house comes first, thats about done now and my job and then the car (not my choice though)... to be honest though i fecked up during the summer, i didnt use my time wisely enough and now i'm in panic mode!

I've just had a flick through the whole thread.... come on lads i've done a hell of a lot if you look through it... just not quickly enough!... its gonna look sh*t when i've got it on the road but at least it will be solid sh*t!

I did leave lots and lots of other pictures out, but thats because you haven't half arsed about and done things properly!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 October 2010, 15:27
Sorry, that was more of a way of making myself feel better about why its taking so long to sort out your my very much missed MK1
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: richandhazel on 29 October 2010, 15:49
Quality takes time and you mk1 deserves all the TLC it is receiving :wink:

Not sure what happened to my old Mk1, I believe Chris found a good home for it...........I'll chase him up and see if there any pics/updates available.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 October 2010, 16:00
Quality takes time and you mk1 deserves all the TLC it is receiving :wink:

Not sure what happened to my old Mk1, I believe Chris found a good home for it...........I'll chase him up and see if there any pics/updates available.
Well said.... yeah, would be interesting to know what happened to it, last i heard it was going to end up as a 2.1 stripped out track car!  :shocked:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: dubsport on 29 October 2010, 19:01
BRING BACK THE 3 SPOKES!!!  :laugh: :grin: they are awesome!!! :afro:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 October 2010, 20:42
BRING BACK THE 3 SPOKES!!!  :laugh: :grin: they are awesome!!! :afro:

(http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/Themes/2_SlickPro_Graphite/images/newlogo3.jpg)

I'm guessing....
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: lemski on 29 October 2010, 20:48
Not 3 spokes. Haha. From earlier I have sourced the mk1 its waitin for me to buy it. And ur thread is a good one to read. U get loads of feedback. Keep the mk1 goin. It desearves to be worshiped :D :D
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 October 2010, 20:59
Not 3 spokes. Haha. From earlier I have sourced the mk1 its waitin for me to buy it. And ur thread is a good one to read. U get loads of feedback. Keep the mk1 goin. It desearves to be worshiped :D :D
She's like my little soldier!  :grin:  Not to be worshipped just yet, when she's rollin again then I will be on my knees!

Thanks for the comments, it gives that extra bit of drive I need when at times i cant be fooked!

I really hope you get that MK1 I really do, could do with another regular on here!  :cool:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: lemski on 29 October 2010, 21:13
I know what u mean and I never use to like mk1s until I started lookin for one then they grew on me, I think its cos there a bit special to have. And with a 16v in it it'll b the perfect sleeper in my eyes.
Its good to know that peoples comment give you the drive to soldier through and get the project closer to perfection in the owners eyed. :) :D
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 30 October 2010, 23:14
My mission this weekend is to get the wings prepped, painted and fitted.  I'd already done quite a bit to the £25 near side blue one but needed more.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Newwing4.jpg)

As I left it

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NewWingsmooth2.jpg)

after finding more imperfections I gave it another skim then sanded like a mofo, 80, 120, 200, 400 grit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nswing.jpg)

then primed it and hung it to dry

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nswing1.jpg)

Got to work on the orginal off side wing, same again with the sanding

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/oswing.jpg)

No need to prime as its original paint was very good, with the right surface out came the satin, you may notice lines around the arch, this is a marker for the kit.. sorry for rubbish pic but worked though the night!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/oswing1.jpg)

Also started to crack on with the BBS bodykit... I had already made a start on the laborious sanding that was required!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/ShedKit.jpg)

Got one skirt primed

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/sillprimed.jpg)

I have made a lot of progress on the rest of the kit.... more to come very soon!  :cool:






Title: Re: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: BiGUKG on 30 October 2010, 23:22
Looks good mate, will do when it's all fitted too! Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 30 October 2010, 23:30
Looks good mate, will do when it's all fitted too! Looking forward to it.

Thanks, lets hope thats very soon eh?  :wink:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: shepgti on 30 October 2010, 23:30
ah itll be done before ya know it! :cool:
Title: Re: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: BiGUKG on 30 October 2010, 23:34
Looks good mate, will do when it's all fitted too! Looking forward to it.

Thanks, lets hope thats very soon eh?  :wink:

Lets hope!
My older brother and his mate bought a MK1 project, needed rebuilding and restoring really and it sort of got pushed on to the back burner and never finished which I think was such a shame, so I'm looking forward to seeing the progress of yours.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 30 October 2010, 23:38
ah itll be done before ya know it! :cool:
Bet yours is coming on now with your new found welding skills???

Looks good mate, will do when it's all fitted too! Looking forward to it.

Thanks, lets hope thats very soon eh?  :wink:

Lets hope!
My older brother and his mate bought a MK1 project, needed rebuilding and restoring really and it sort of got pushed on to the back burner and never finished which I think was such a shame, so I'm looking forward to seeing the progress of yours.
Awwww that is a shame,  bit like shep and his! have they still got it?  Thanks again for the comments, I have no choice but to finish this now!  point of no return....
Title: Re: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: BiGUKG on 30 October 2010, 23:51
Yeah it is a shame, no his mate moved to oz to work as a mechanic on the beats they use in the quarries out there, so I think it all got sold. I was only about 12 then so I was "out of the loop" a bit, but still well into my love of Golfs by then!
Good news mate, look forward to seeing updates. MK2s are my favourite but there is something special about MK1s, how they got it so spot on first attempt I don't know!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: cняis on 31 October 2010, 00:07
snap!

i've been rubbing down a panel too this evening (well, keying the primer on the front panel ready for satin black)

again it was in the dining room.... mmmm dust

i see you are a good boy and do these things outdoors  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 October 2010, 00:15
snap!

i've been rubbing down a panel too this evening (well, keying the primer on the front panel ready for satin black)

again it was in the dining room.... mmmm dust

i see you are a good boy and do these things outdoors  :grin:
Good boy!?, I have no choice but to be honest I wouldnt want to do the amount of sh*t i have today in the house!  I have done a lot of the body kit stuff in the shed with a mask but i cant paint in there!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: dom on 31 October 2010, 00:17
Good work as ever! Looking forward to seeing it with the wings and kit back on! Got the MOT booked yet?  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 October 2010, 00:24
Good work as ever! Looking forward to seeing it with the wings and kit back on! Got the MOT booked yet?  :lipsrsealed:
Thanks Dom............... yeah me too although a little part of me isn't as the car won't all be the same colour on the outside!  Will book an MOT when its all back together and some other odds and sods are done....  slightly nervous about it TBO.. I have never taken her for an MOT before!  :undecided:

Shaun
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: shepgti on 31 October 2010, 00:31
Good work as ever! Looking forward to seeing it with the wings and kit back on! Got the MOT booked yet?  :lipsrsealed:
Thanks Dom............... yeah me too although a little part of me isn't as the car won't all be the same colour on the outside!  Will book an MOT when its all back together and some other odds and sods are done....  slightly nervous about it TBO.. I have never taken her for an MOT before!  :undecided:

Shaun


uh oh this is were they list all the silly pain in the ass things that need doing :lipsrsealed: brake lines, bushes.. im sure it'll be fine :rolleyes: :evil:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: dom on 31 October 2010, 00:39
Good work as ever! Looking forward to seeing it with the wings and kit back on! Got the MOT booked yet?  :lipsrsealed:
Thanks Dom............... yeah me too although a little part of me isn't as the car won't all be the same colour on the outside!  Will book an MOT when its all back together and some other odds and sods are done....  slightly nervous about it TBO.. I have never taken her for an MOT before!  :undecided:

Shaun

I'm sure that the MOT will be fine  :smiley:

Also I wouldn't worry about the paint for the moment, at least you'll (nearly) have a working driveable MK1 again, that'd be good enough for me  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: lemski on 31 October 2010, 00:43
Where's the better pics. :P haha. Its still 100 xs better than my neg
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 October 2010, 00:46
Good work as ever! Looking forward to seeing it with the wings and kit back on! Got the MOT booked yet?  :lipsrsealed:
Thanks Dom............... yeah me too although a little part of me isn't as the car won't all be the same colour on the outside!  Will book an MOT when its all back together and some other odds and sods are done....  slightly nervous about it TBO.. I have never taken her for an MOT before!  :undecided:

Shaun


uh oh this is were they list all the silly pain in the ass things that need doing :lipsrsealed: brake lines, bushes.. im sure it'll be fine :rolleyes: :evil:

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!.... my thoughts exactly...  As previously posted I have almost done everything I can think of and checked everything else... but i'm sure it will fail on some stoooopid sh*t!  At least I will know what the crack is though.

Good work as ever! Looking forward to seeing it with the wings and kit back on! Got the MOT booked yet?  :lipsrsealed:
Thanks Dom............... yeah me too although a little part of me isn't as the car won't all be the same colour on the outside!  Will book an MOT when its all back together and some other odds and sods are done....  slightly nervous about it TBO.. I have never taken her for an MOT before!  :undecided:

Shaun

I'm sure that the MOT will be fine  :smiley:

Also I wouldn't worry about the paint for the moment, at least you'll (nearly) have a working driveable MK1 again, that'd be good enough for me  :cool:

Thats true...... will be a mahoosive happy step for me too!... The looking smart deadline is next spring which is when it matters me thinks and it will be more fun doing cosmetics then!

Where's the better pics. :P haha. Its still 100 xs better than my neg
 
:laugh:  I wouldn't go that far!

Shaun
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: lemski on 31 October 2010, 00:53
Its a mk1 that's better, its a better colour. Its just better. U seem to b more productive than I am haha.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 October 2010, 00:59
Its a mk1 that's better.

Your opinion, others may disagree

its a better colour.

What 2 shades of black?.. Factory Gloss and home painted satin... hmmmm I don't know  :laugh:

Its just better.

OK I have nothing for this quote

U seem to b more productive than I am haha.

Um............. not really, it happens in bursts  I'm just on a mission now before the big freeze


Shaun
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: shepgti on 31 October 2010, 01:08



U seem to b more productive than I am haha.

Um............. not really, it happens in bursts  I'm just on a mission now before the big freeze

Shaun
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dont use the F word!! :cry:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 October 2010, 01:12
Its already fecking started!  :angry:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: lemski on 31 October 2010, 09:56
Two tone black is the way. Haha
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: richandhazel on 31 October 2010, 10:05
Our Polo sailed straight through yet another MOT so I hope that is a good omen for you :smiley:

I've been putting off work on the Mk4, steering tie rod end ball joint replacement, timing belt and service. Taken this week off to try and get it done before the cold weather gets here.

Tax runs out on the Mk1 at the end of November so I hope to get at least a couple more good days to use it before the weather deteriorates :cool:

Keep up the good work :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: dubsport on 31 October 2010, 20:22
BRING BACK THE 3 SPOKES!!!  :laugh: :grin: they are awesome!!! :afro:

(http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/Themes/2_SlickPro_Graphite/images/newlogo3.jpg)

I'm guessing....

I actually really liked them on this car ... just looked right for the age of the car  :smiley:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: dom on 31 October 2010, 21:33
BRING BACK THE 3 SPOKES!!!  :laugh: :grin: they are awesome!!! :afro:

(http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/Themes/2_SlickPro_Graphite/images/newlogo3.jpg)

I'm guessing....

I actually really liked them on this car ... just looked right for the age of the car  :smiley:

+1 I liked them as well  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Bonnet & Heat Wrap p39)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 October 2010, 22:06
BRING BACK THE 3 SPOKES!!!  :laugh: :grin: they are awesome!!! :afro:

(http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/Themes/2_SlickPro_Graphite/images/newlogo3.jpg)

I'm guessing....

I actually really liked them on this car ... just looked right for the age of the car  :smiley:

+1 I liked them as well  :cool:

Freaks the lot of you!   :laugh:

Can't look right because of the age of the car though, theres is a huge difference in ages between them.. i think it may be down to the overall look of it, its all very retro with the kit and spoiler etc....

update coming shortly BTW
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 October 2010, 23:06
Soooooooooooooo... didn't get to fit the wings because the weather mucked me about today and also don't think it's wise to fit on same day as painting... Also I am concerned that the air is too cold and damp as the paint hasn't dried as cleanly as did yesterday.. at one point it went patchy grey!  :angry:  Spent so long redoing stuff today it's unreal

Late last night I primed another part of the bodykit

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/archprimed-1.jpg)

Today gave yesterdays wing another coat and trial fitted the arch

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/oswing2.jpg)

found some more dings in the replacement NS wing so had another little go at it

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nswing2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nsoswings.jpg)

Now painted this one satin and got the arch done too and put them together to have a look... was very dark at this point

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/nswing3.jpg)

sanded the front valance down too

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Valncesanded.jpg)

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: BiGUKG on 31 October 2010, 23:14
Looks good work there mate! When do you reckon it'll be fitted  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & Shizzle p42)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 October 2010, 23:30
Looks good work there mate! When do you reckon it'll be fitted  :rolleyes:

Cheers, well I have no daylight days left now, its dark after work and I only have Saturday left before I go away for a couple of days.... I'll see how well the paint turned out after work tomorrow, if its OK I'll give them a bit of rubbing compound session and bang the wings and arches on tomorrow!

(http://blogs.babycenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/fingers-crossed.jpg)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: BiGUKG on 31 October 2010, 23:52
oooo, I'll be checking this space tomorrow for sure then mate!
Will have my fingers crossed!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: cняis on 01 November 2010, 01:02
i'm impressed with the effort you're finally putting in  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 01:03
i'm impressed with the effort you're finally putting in  :grin:
You're a cheeky sod you know!  :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: cняis on 01 November 2010, 01:10
i'm impressed with the effort you're finally putting in  :grin:
You're a cheeky sod you know!  :laugh:

im just jealous!  :tongue: :embarassed:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 01:55
i'm impressed with the effort you're finally putting in  :grin:
You're a cheeky sod you know!  :laugh:

im just jealous!  :tongue: :embarassed:

The car or the work!?

Either way........ Swap?  Alternate weeks?  Time shares on both...... You finish it while I have yours?  I can do jelous :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: clipperjay on 01 November 2010, 09:54
WOW mate your handy with the rattle cans you use 600 800 wet and dry?
Good can't wait until my arch arrives I cna crack on aswell, but its gettting really cold out there!
 :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 10:19
WOW mate your handy with the rattle cans you use 600 800 wet and dry?
Good can't wait until my arch arrives I cna crack on aswell, but its gettting really cold out there!
 :cool:
Thanks.... it's all turning out OK(ish)... As posted, been doing 80 to get bulk filler down on dents and rust then 120, 200, 400 wet and dry.....  In person it will look OK until you get up really close but my aim is just to make the colour/finish look intentional until i can afford a respray in its proper finish!

Yeah tell me about... the dark nights and colder damp weather is having an impact on jobs like this!.....  other than that i'm not too bad with the cold, its just paints, fillers etc dont like it!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: lewis1641 on 01 November 2010, 10:43
i'm impressed with the effort you're finally putting in  :grin:

 :laugh: :laugh:

its great when you get to the point you can actually start painting things
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: cняis on 01 November 2010, 11:08
i'm impressed with the effort you're finally putting in  :grin:
You're a cheeky sod you know!  :laugh:

im just jealous!  :tongue: :embarassed:

The car or the work!?

Either way........ Swap?  Alternate weeks?  Time shares on both...... You finish it while I have yours?  I can do jelous :grin:

sort my fusebox?  :wink:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 11:22
I think a rusty bonnet with a cross is what's missing haha ;)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: dom on 01 November 2010, 11:28
I think a rusty bonnet with a cross is what's missing haha ;)

Please don't do that! Would ruin your car  :sick:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 01 November 2010, 13:46
I think a rusty bonnet with a cross is what's missing haha ;)

Please don't do that! Would ruin your car  :sick:

Shaun, please, for the love of God do not do this! If that's genuine that's the worst advice i have ever, ever, ever heard on this forum! Yes even more so then de-icer on the fan belt!  :grin:

Also it will result in an instant ban and your car will be removed and re homed...to my home!  :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 15:26
He's got a spare bonnet. Always sell it if he doesn't like it
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: Snoopy on 01 November 2010, 15:33
If you do that to your mk1 i will hunt you down  :evil:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 01 November 2010, 15:47
He's got a spare bonnet. Always sell it if he doesn't like it

Hey, nothing against the rat look...just not on a MK1, they are special and deserve nothing but love  :grin:

Pop it on a Mk2/3/4/5/6 that would be fine by me  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 15:51
Would you really rat a mk 4,5 or 6 though. I did it to my mk2 just cos its being replaced by a mk1 eventually
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 17:20
woh!..... At no point did I say I was going to rat a bonnet.. I simply complimented Lemski's work then said I have spare bonnet and when I get time I might have play with it!  :rolleyes:

Anyway, another update on the way...  :cool:

sort my fusebox?  :wink:

Why whats up with it?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 17:33
Update. Now am excited. :D
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: cняis on 01 November 2010, 18:11

sort my fusebox?  :wink:

Why whats up with it?

erm...

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/crevice1984/Photo0088.jpg)

 :shocked:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Wings & More Shizzle p42+45)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 18:23
HA!... that's nothing.....

Before!  :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: As you know, strpped every wire it had out and started again
(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/b9a4c5401685490eaee5f540d2d2db72)

After more blood sweat and  :sick: don't want to do it again any time soon but if you were closer maybe I could help!....
(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/684766d676ff41c7985ade881cce5dd6)
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 18:33
Once the wings were properly dry they looked sh*t up close, grey patchy areas, I think the cold damp air fooked them as the stuff I did previously in proper daylight were fine... I used a rubbing compound and then polished them, looked worse!  Cleaned everything with alcohol and Keyed them both back.................. AGAIN!  :angry: Resprayed and the paint reacted!... FFS!!!!!  :angry: So did that step for another time until all was good.  And between coats I had light help from this to keep things warm...  :smiley:

(http://www.oneclickpharmacy.co.uk/images/BA-5138U.jpg)

Not going to post all the pics for that as i'm sure you're sick of seeing my wings now!

Comparison Pic NS wing and BBS arch  :cool:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/ShedKit2.jpg)

Now both done but after the disaster I am very unhappy with the finish on the NS wing but it will have to do as I need to move on!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake215.jpg)

Keyed the primed skirt and painted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake214.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake213.jpg)

and oh look..... what do we have here!!!!!?...................................



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake27.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake210.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake28.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake26.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake22.jpg)

And with a BBS arch wedged in place!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake21.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake217.jpg)

Got to get my smaller tyres fitted!!!  :cool:





Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 18:43
Give me ur mk1? U can havve my mk2???
This threads such a brilliant read. Unlucky bout reactin paint though mate. Good luck with the full build
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: clipperjay on 01 November 2010, 18:47
Shame mate all that work, this is why I've decided to borrow a booth for an hour or so!
I figured I'll prep the boot lid and then just paint in a booth down the road to minimise the cold weather damage!
The rest is coming along though compared to your first page! Arches looking really good spot on IMO!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 18:58
Give me ur mk1? U can havve my mk2???
This threads such a brilliant read. Unlucky bout reactin paint though mate. Good luck with the full build
  Thanks............... Simply because of the grafting the way I feel right now I wouldn't give this car up for anything!!!  It's more mine than it ever was!

Shame mate all that work, this is why I've decided to borrow a booth for an hour or so!
I figured I'll prep the boot lid and then just paint in a booth down the road to minimise the cold weather damage!
The rest is coming along though compared to your first page! Arches looking really good spot on IMO!  :cool:


Sadly I don't know anybody round here that can help me with that... would kill to borrow a unit or something.. I can't afford to rent anything commercial even if there was something.

Thanks mate.... with the kit coming together this satin is really growing on me more than I thought it would... if this was a standard car then I dont think it would but i think it will look quite moody when finished.... ????

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: Rhyso on 01 November 2010, 19:01
Fantastic progress  :smiley:

Keep going mate - always a pleasure to read your updates  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 19:01
U sure? Al spray it satin black so you can't tell-ish. Haha. What keeps you goin with the bodywork or do u have a deadline to work to?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: clipperjay on 01 November 2010, 19:03
Is the plan to satin the whole car?  
I'm thinking that if you can contact a few people to get it done pro like, it might look better with all over gloss?
Your so close mate and in this weather can you hold up, becuase I did most of my painting in summer which is a bummer finding that small tail gate foobared in my case? No way I can paint it now especially what you have just gone through?
 
 
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 19:21
Fantastic progress  :smiley:

Keep going mate - always a pleasure to read your updates  :cool:
Thank you.... I appreciate it.

U sure? Al spray it satin black so you can't tell-ish. Haha. What keeps you goin with the bodywork or do u have a deadline to work to?

I'm confused, can't tell what?  Yes a deadline I have already missed, but now the plan is all the same colour and MOT'd this side of crimbo!.... STRESS

Is the plan to satin the whole car?  
I'm thinking that if you can contact a few people to get it done pro like, it might look better with all over gloss?
Your so close mate and in this weather can you hold up, becuase I did most of my painting in summer which is a bummer finding that small tail gate foobared in my case? No way I can paint it now especially what you have just gone through?
 
 

Yes, it always was.... for now....Of course it will look better and thats how i want it one day..... The cars storage took its toll on the orignal paintwork and also has dents now etc.  Obviously the front has had a lot of work too.  The way my budget works and the need to get her straight, this is my only option. I have made some contacts but the best price I have had so far is around 800 notes up front.  this is costing me my time and a lot less money and any spare money has had to go on other parts for it. it's almost like pay as you go bodywork in a way...   My thoughts are that if I do what I plan, by the end of it she will be staright, 100% rust free motor all sealed up... have some fun in it and by the time the satin does my head in I will have the cash saved for a pro job.. and I want it original and fecking spotless!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 20:10
That its my mk2 and nt ur mk1 if I spray mine the same colour. Haha. I do like ur car. U seem to have put loads into it and from the 1st page of the thread til now it shows the progress. :)
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 20:19
That its my mk2 and nt ur mk1 if I spray mine the same colour. Haha. I do like ur car. U seem to have put loads into it and from the 1st page of the thread til now it shows the progress. :)
Thanks mate.... I fecking have done... missus hates it!

it's been getting a lot more love on here recently!!!  Ha..... you should do it! 
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 20:41
Yeh I know what u mean my misses doesn't like that my cars gettin love atm. And do what?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: jeremybarker on 01 November 2010, 20:55
I really like the pictures of your car with the front bumper removed.

Out of interest when spraying your wings do you heat up the rattle can in hot water before using it?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 20:58
Jeremy, I didn't think a lot of people new that trick. Makes life so much easier.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: jeremybarker on 01 November 2010, 21:14
I always heat the panel first with a hair dryer and then heat the rattle can in hot water ( in addition i make sure that i shake the can for the two minutes before i submerge it), less time for it to cool down.

If the weathers good tomorrow i'll be doing the bottom of my rear door and will probably do the tailgate leading edge and back panel.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 21:16
I didn't know about the heating of the panels. I take the paint sticks better when done like that. Its true you learn something new every day
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: jeremybarker on 01 November 2010, 21:33
I'll stand to be corrected as i'm a complete noob at this but my logic is that heating the panel helps the paint stick, gives a flatter finish and heating the rattle can will speed up the speed of the paint coming out and give a more even finish onto the panel.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: dom on 01 November 2010, 21:37
I'll stand to be corrected as i'm a complete noob at this but my logic is that heating the panel helps the paint stick, gives a flatter finish and heating the rattle can will speed up the speed of the paint coming out and give a more even finish onto the panel.

Nope, your right! I certainly found that when I was spraying bits and pieces on my car  :smiley:

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 21:43
Yeh I know what u mean my misses doesn't like that my cars gettin love atm. And do what?
  Satin your whole car and leave the bonnet and it'll proper stand out!   :grin:

I really like the pictures of your car with the front bumper removed.

Out of interest when spraying your wings do you heat up the rattle can in hot water before using it?
Thanks.... I think it looks a little naked!!!   Yes, kept cans warm, they should be at least room temp... warmed up panels and the bodykit not so anything is hot but in this weather a little warm up just so they are not cold....made it much better
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 21:53
Its tempting I'll see what money turns up and see how much my mate will charge to spray if I got all the paint and such.
When I normally spray am in my heated shed so things are kept warm ne way. Cans r normally stood up in a bowl of water. You do learn some things on thus old forum.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 21:54
Its tempting I'll see what money turns up and see how much my mate will charge to spray if I got all the paint and such.
When I normally spray am in my heated shed so things are kept warm ne way. Cans r normally stood up in a bowl of water. You do learn some things on thus old forum.

Here's another lesson then... don't spray an entire car with cans.... it's painful!   :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 21:57
:) y would you do that. Its got to b abit of a ballache. I have how ever (won't my car or idea) rollered nato green onto a corsa. Haha
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 22:02
:) y would you do that. Its got to b abit of a ballache. I have how ever (won't my car or idea) rollered nato green onto a corsa. Haha
Needs must!....... Ha ha,,, fair play.. roller painting!  :laugh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 01 November 2010, 22:08
I spose and rollered is a good texture for a rat show car. Rattle caning a full car must of taken absolute ages. Did yours come with the bbs kit on from factory then mate
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 November 2010, 22:24
I spose and rollered is a good texture for a rat show car. Rattle caning a full car must of taken absolute ages. Did yours come with the bbs kit on from factory then mate
Bit of info

I may have stated early on in this thread that it was a factory fitted kit but I believe the kit was a dealer option and fitted shortly after being registered, it also lost it's orginal P slots at the time too (weren't of any real value then).. not long after that it went off to Richard Lloyd Racing with feck all miles on it for it's engine work.....

You boys want to hear something even more heart wrenching than the crap on page one of this thread... All paperwork for this has since gone!  :cry:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: jeremybarker on 01 November 2010, 22:24
I got massive finger ache just doing the RA's let alone whole panels.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: lemski on 02 November 2010, 06:25
That bad. No paper work. U could find a set of p slots if you wanted it to be original though.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: cняis on 02 November 2010, 08:48
i thought you were going to have the original sticker on the engine remade?
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 November 2010, 08:54
i thought you were going to have the original sticker on the engine remade?

Where's that come from...  :grin: well remembered.. PS have you had a look at page 47 after the fusebox comments....  Um yeah I do but haven't really touched the engine bay since I moved on to more desperate stuff.. I don't like what I have done under there now though but it will be getting some proper attention over winter.... My mate can replicate on Photoshop I think but need someone to print it.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: cняis on 02 November 2010, 09:01
i thought you were going to have the original sticker on the engine remade?

Where's that come from...  :grin: well remembered.. PS have you had a look at page 47 after the fusebox comments....  Um yeah I do but haven't really touched the engine bay since I moved on to more desperate stuff.. I don't like what I have done under there now though but it will be getting some proper attention over winter.... My mate can replicate on Photoshop I think but need someone to print it.

Lazylunatic might be able to help, he does stickers/vinyl etc

Saw the paint updates last night, for rattle cans it doesnt look half bad  :tongue:

also heating the cans up in hot water is a good idea :afro: but i have no power in my garage so i cant heat the panels unlike yourself...

should be painting the front panel today, satin black, wish me luck! i have just less than 1 full can left, can i do it?!?!  :evil:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 November 2010, 09:16
i thought you were going to have the original sticker on the engine remade?

Where's that come from...  :grin: well remembered.. PS have you had a look at page 47 after the fusebox comments....  Um yeah I do but haven't really touched the engine bay since I moved on to more desperate stuff.. I don't like what I have done under there now though but it will be getting some proper attention over winter.... My mate can replicate on Photoshop I think but need someone to print it.

Lazylunatic might be able to help, he does stickers/vinyl etc

Saw the paint updates last night, for rattle cans it doesnt look half bad  :tongue:

also heating the cans up in hot water is a good idea :afro: but i have no power in my garage so i cant heat the panels unlike yourself...

should be painting the front panel today, satin black, wish me luck! i have just less than 1 full can left, can i do it?!?!  :evil:
Yeah pictures can make everything look better!  :grin: nah its not too bad, it'll look a little hod rod like when finished  :grin: but it will only be for a year if all goes to plan... I have no power either, just very long extentions... i'm guessing your garage is fooking miles away from your house though!....   Good luck but i'm sure you will be fine.  at least its more of a hidden area that you're doing.  Take a large empty drinks bottle filled with hot water and a washing up bowl with you??

As for the sticker, yeah I may drop LL a line but its got to be silver and OK with engine heat...   anyway you can tell the engine side of things have gone quiet, I still haven't sorted out that box for the relays after you offered!  :rolleyes:

Watch this space... got a couple of interesting, recently aquired pics coming from when the front was stripped down and fixed!  :shocked:

Shaun
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: cняis on 02 November 2010, 09:24
mmmm damage pics  :cool: :huh:

garage is within a block of garages over the road  :sad: but at least i have a garage i suppose. might do the spraying in the back garden as it seems pretty still today, no wind to blow dust and crap around  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 November 2010, 09:34
mmmm damage pics  :cool: :huh:

garage is within a block of garages over the road  :sad: but at least i have a garage i suppose. might do the spraying in the back garden as it seems pretty still today, no wind to blow dust and crap around  :rolleyes:
  Yeah better than not having one at all........You could be in luck with the weather!..... pics coming now
Title: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 November 2010, 09:45
This thread was missing the pictures of the original repair..... I now have them!

Despite my lack of confidence in the car being repairable... It was proven to me that anything is possible.. If you're reading this Dave, THANK YOU!!! You are my Hero!

This thread was missing the pictures of the original repair..... I now have them!

Despite my lack of confidence in the car being repairable... It was proven to me that anything is possible.. If you're reading this Dave, THANK YOU!!! You are my Hero!

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/ca6a8bd4af10435490c2cccdaed19f7b)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/86eb14a5ae87476aaf400346968966e0)

Unpicked welds and lots of grafting!  Inner wing/turret and front panel removed

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/DavesWork4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/DavesWork1.jpg)

OEM Inner Wing, turret and front panel Removed From Donor Car

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/DavesWork2.jpg)

And after very time consuming work he ended up with this!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/DavesWork3.jpg)

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: richandhazel on 02 November 2010, 10:22
That's pretty impressive work and my hat is off to you for taking it on :wink:

It reminds me of a blue Y reg mk1 that I purchased for spares about 18 years ago that had very similar accident damage. The car was in immaculate condition and completely rust free prior to the accident and it seemed such a shame to scrap the shell. Shame it never occurred to me at the time to look for a donor front end :cry:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 02 November 2010, 11:56
That's what i'm talking about! My hat is also off to you and on a plate!

Shaun, you never fail to impress me! :afro:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: lewis1641 on 02 November 2010, 13:35
 :shocked:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: lemski on 02 November 2010, 16:29
:o my hat is off to you good sir
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: cняis on 02 November 2010, 18:31
wowser this dave chap did a brilliant job!

any noticeable panel gap now?
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 November 2010, 18:35
I talk too much......... here's some pics

More Progress

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedbottom.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedbottom2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedbottom4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedbottom5a.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedbottom11.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedbottom15.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Paintedbottom8.jpg)

Shaun
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: cняis on 02 November 2010, 18:40
like.

run it without bumpers!  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: lemski on 02 November 2010, 18:44
I prefer reading about your work. As my phone I can't see pics. But wen am on comp they go with the words. But get a pick of it slammed. :D
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 November 2010, 19:04
wowser this dave chap did a brilliant job!

any noticeable panel gap now?

I owe him big time!  Not sure yet as nothing is bolted down properly at the moment.. I'm expecting a little though but have nothing to compare against.

like.

run it without bumpers!  :cool:

Well what you've been looking at is the car without anything, bumpers, bodykit, grille etc, It looks odd with the BBS front valance and no bumper and after the beating it had I thing it needs one!....  I may try it when its finished though but I can't be ar**d to mess with the indicators at the moment anyway....  this is kind of how it would look, Picture during strip down.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NoRad800x601.jpg)

I prefer reading about your work. As my phone I can't see pics. But wen am on comp they go with the words. But get a pick of it slammed. :D

Ha ha I post nothing but pics and you can't see them yet!  :laugh: It's low enough as it is for now, not going any lower until she has a certificate!
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: lemski on 02 November 2010, 19:13
I go on comp now and then to look at pics. But I like to read as when am out and about I pop onto the forum to see what's goin on. I make sure I read the regular threads.
And now its not. I spose wait til after the mot. Lowered mk1s look the dogs bol**x. Haha
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: Bellend on 02 November 2010, 20:45
WOW!  :shocked:

Stunning work.  :cool:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: richandhazel on 02 November 2010, 20:54
wowser this dave chap did a brilliant job!

any noticeable panel gap now?

I owe him big time!  Not sure yet as nothing is bolted down properly at the moment.. I'm expecting a little though but have nothing to compare against.

like.

run it without bumpers!  :cool:

Well what you've been looking at is the car without anything, bumpers, bodykit, grille etc, It looks odd with the BBS front valance and no bumper and after the beating it had I thing it needs one!....  I may try it when its finished though but I can't be ar**d to mess with the indicators at the moment anyway....  this is kind of how it would look, Picture during strip down.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NoRad800x601.jpg)

I prefer reading about your work. As my phone I can't see pics. But wen am on comp they go with the words. But get a pick of it slammed. :D

Ha ha I post nothing but pics and you can't see them yet!  :laugh: It's low enough as it is for now, not going any lower until she has a certificate!

One of the early oil coolers......my first one had that and wasn't cheap to replace back in 1989!........now have the coolant/oil cooler housing 'thingy' on the cab that seems more reliable.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: clipperjay on 02 November 2010, 21:37
Is the plan to satin the whole car?  
I'm thinking that if you can contact a few people to get it done pro like, it might look better with all over gloss?
Your so close mate and in this weather can you hold up, becuase I did most of my painting in summer which is a bummer finding that small tail gate foobared in my case? No way I can paint it now especially what you have just gone through?
 
 
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Yes, it always was.... for now....Of course it will look better and thats how i want it one day..... The cars storage took its toll on the orignal paintwork and also has dents now etc.  Obviously the front has had a lot of work too.  The way my budget works and the need to get her straight, this is my only option. I have made some contacts but the best price I have had so far is around 800 notes up front.  this is costing me my time and a lot less money and any spare money has had to go on other parts for it. it's almost like pay as you go bodywork in a way...   My thoughts are that if I do what I plan, by the end of it she will be staright, 100% rust free motor all sealed up... have some fun in it and by the time the satin does my head in I will have the cash saved for a pro job.. and I want it original and fecking spotless!

Sounds like a plan Shaun and fair play from what I saw with the chassis legs off I'm not surprised you are going pay as you go!
Guessing the satin is more of a sealer than finish right  :grin:
Jay
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (Finished & fitted Some Sh*t p47)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 November 2010, 22:14
Is the plan to satin the whole car?  
I'm thinking that if you can contact a few people to get it done pro like, it might look better with all over gloss?
Your so close mate and in this weather can you hold up, becuase I did most of my painting in summer which is a bummer finding that small tail gate foobared in my case? No way I can paint it now especially what you have just gone through?
 
 
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Yes, it always was.... for now....Of course it will look better and thats how i want it one day..... The cars storage took its toll on the orignal paintwork and also has dents now etc.  Obviously the front has had a lot of work too.  The way my budget works and the need to get her straight, this is my only option. I have made some contacts but the best price I have had so far is around 800 notes up front.  this is costing me my time and a lot less money and any spare money has had to go on other parts for it. it's almost like pay as you go bodywork in a way...   My thoughts are that if I do what I plan, by the end of it she will be staright, 100% rust free motor all sealed up... have some fun in it and by the time the satin does my head in I will have the cash saved for a pro job.. and I want it original and fecking spotless!

Sounds like a plan Shaun and fair play from what I saw with the chassis legs off I'm not surprised you are going pay as you go!
Guessing the satin is more of a sealer than finish right  :grin:

Jay

You've got it in one Jay.... Technically I am no longer in a position to own a car like this, I couldn't buy one now, but I still have this one and paid good money for it originally, therfore I have no option to do what i'm doing and the way that i'm doing it.

One of the early oil coolers......my first one had that and wasn't cheap to replace back in 1989!........now have the coolant/oil cooler housing 'thingy' on the cab that seems more reliable.

This one seems OK despite it's age, if it went I would go down the aftermarket route with something a little bigger.

I go on comp now and then to look at pics. But I like to read as when am out and about I pop onto the forum to see what's goin on. I make sure I read the regular threads.
And now its not. I spose wait til after the mot. Lowered mk1s look the dogs bol**x. Haha

Ha ha, yeah they do look mint slammed although it works best with smaller and wider wheels... I am limited to how "sensibly" low I can go with 15's and the bodykit.

WOW!  :shocked:

Stunning work.  :cool:

Cheers Fella

Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: dom on 02 November 2010, 23:01
Really starting to come together now, bet you must be chuffed with it! I know I would be! :afro:

Can't have much more to do before the dreaded MOT now though?  :huh:
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: VR6_ROB on 02 November 2010, 23:18
looking good doing a really good job i remember reading the thread when the car was bumped
glad to see it getting put back together :cool:

rob
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: Neo Badness on 02 November 2010, 23:20
:afro: good effort dude.
Title: Re: SoundillusioN - MK1 Black From The Dead (The Missing Jigsaw Piece p50)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 November 2010, 23:26
Really starting to come together now, bet you must be chuffed with it! I know I would be! :afro:

Can't have much more to do before the dreaded MOT now though?  :huh:
Yeah it's starting to look like a car again! (on one side  :grin: )

no not too much. Camber is all over the place, there's something up with the back brakes  :sad: need to fit washer bottle, pipe and jets, sort some bulbs out for the rear, fit the seats and belts and some other sh*t.... bit concerend though, ragged it up and down the drive, feels like it's still got some big balls but there's some play in something up front, probably a dodgy bush or two, I'll let the MOT man find it

looking good doing a really good job i remember reading the thread when the car was bumped
glad to see it getting put back together :cool:

rob

Cherrs bud... what this thread or the original one?.. if you mean that one i may have to hunt it down!

:afro: good effort dude.

Thanks!  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 03 November 2010, 06:57
You've got ra's ant u? And 8 inch wide ats cups. :D
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 November 2010, 11:28
You've got ra's ant u? And 8 inch wide ats cups. :D
  I've got the RA's that are pictured on the car and obviously the set of Antera 109s... I wish I had 8" wide cups!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 03 November 2010, 12:27
I'd get the 8" wide ats cups
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 November 2010, 13:17
I'd get the 8" wide ats cups

One day mate..... one day..

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 03 November 2010, 14:48
I want my mk1 theb I can join the prestige mk1 owners club on here. There's a few at the month though.
On another note have you thought bout 14 inch banded stealies instead of 8" you could have 9" then on the rear. :D
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 November 2010, 15:09
I want my mk1 theb I can join the prestige mk1 owners club on here. There's a few at the month though.
On another note have you thought bout 14 inch banded stealies instead of 8" you could have 9" then on the rear. :D


Its a very small club as far as being active goes!.... There's only a couple of people who regularly post who have one on the road I think! Yeah would also love some banded G60 steels for show... but I can dream...
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 03 November 2010, 16:02
Y do u need g60s u can but em from gsf tho
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 November 2010, 16:14
Y do u need g60s u can but em from gsf tho
  Man you need to turn your phones predictive txt off!  :grin: You can't buy banded g60's from GSF.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 03 November 2010, 16:24
Haha its not on just my bad spelling plus a blackberry. And yeh but u can get the g60s then get them banded for what ever it costs these days. 1 every time you have the spare cash. 9" on the rears and 8s on the front. Then sell it to me and I won't have to do the work on a mk1 my self. Haha
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: shepgti on 03 November 2010, 16:26
Haha its not on just my bad spelling plus a blackberry. And yeh but u can get the g60s then get them banded for what ever it costs these days. 1 every time you have the spare cash. 9" on the rears and 8s on the front. Then sell it to me and I won't have to do the work on a mk1 my self. Haha

cost 330 for +1-1.5" and 340 for +2"- not that ive been looking :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 03 November 2010, 16:29
I know a place were my mate got his done 40 gbp per wheel and his are 9 on rear and 7 on front I think.. As if you researched banded stealies. I want to try my mates when he gets tyres see if I want them or not.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 November 2010, 16:30
Haha its not on just my bad spelling plus a blackberry. And yeh but u can get the g60s then get them banded for what ever it costs these days. 1 every time you have the spare cash. 9" on the rears and 8s on the front. Then sell it to me and I won't have to do the work on a mk1 my self. Haha

For that reason alone i'm not even going to think about it now!  :grin:  To be honest I have no wheel plans right now, i have not long had what i've got and have more important things to worry about...

cost 330 for +1-1.5" and 340 for +2"- not that ive been looking :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes:

No, of course not.. is that including the price of the original wheel?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: shepgti on 03 November 2010, 16:32
I know a place were my mate got his done 40 gbp per wheel and his are 9 on rear and 7 on front I think.. As if you researched banded stealies. I want to try my mates when he gets tyres see if I want them or not.

40 quid a wheel.. lets wait till they fall apart then  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 03 November 2010, 16:33
That's a gd point. You got a mot date yet?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 November 2010, 10:24
That's a gd point. You got a mot date yet?

no not yet mate... Got to get the interior in and some other bits and bobs yet, plan to book it bey end of next week!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 04 November 2010, 11:18
Too much useless crappy talking about nonsense! Get some more work done and more piccies!!!  :grin: :grin:

Great work so far though mate, getting there! :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 November 2010, 11:52
Too much useless crappy talking about nonsense! Get some more work done and more piccies!!!  :grin: :grin:

Great work so far though mate, getting there! :afro:
Cheers, I wish I could, at work, got Saturday to do stuff then can't touch it again till Thursday!.  :sad:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 04 November 2010, 12:27
So she'll be ready on the road soon then. :o
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 04 November 2010, 20:33
I had a look at the full thres again today but with the pics. Haha. How did the gypos do that much damge to it?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: DrewGTI on 04 November 2010, 21:07
You can buy G60 steelies from the main dealer. 188 inc vat.

then head to bandedsteelies.com for banding for 340 at the most like shep has said.

they get banded to what ever size, smoothed and sent back primed ready to be painted!

would look lovely in the right colour on your mk1 mate!  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 November 2010, 22:34
I had a look at the full thres again today but with the pics. Haha. How did the gypos do that much damge to it?
 

I thought you'd done that already with the amount of stuff you've said....  Ah well, i'm glad you had a proper scan! 

Just found the original post as i said was going to find it...

I think what happened is on page 2.... in the early days this site used to host pics but they're not on here anymore... theres a couple at the beginning of this thread but i could post more of the internal damage if people are interested.   :lipsrsealed:

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=9050.msg69974#msg69974 (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=9050.msg69974#msg69974)

You can buy G60 steelies from the main dealer. 188 inc vat.

then head to bandedsteelies.com for banding for 340 at the most like shep has said.

they get banded to what ever size, smoothed and sent back primed ready to be painted!

would look lovely in the right colour on your mk1 mate!  :cool:

Cheers for the info.... i think i'm a long way off from spending cash on stuff like that, its a long term pipe dream for now..  :sad:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 05 November 2010, 06:33
Nah I've scene pictures at different bits but I went through it all properly. Al have a look at the thread
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: BJD on 06 November 2010, 13:21
54 pages later and i love this car! Top work mate  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 06 November 2010, 23:53
54 pages later and i love this car! Top work mate  :cool:


Thanks mate

Another watcher  :cool: ... phew you had a lot of catching up to do!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: Mr Blue on 07 November 2010, 01:25
Coming along nicely. As said...run it without bumpers  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 07 November 2010, 03:02
Coming along nicely. As said...run it without bumpers  :cool:


thanks  :cool:

absolutely not........... not yet anyway.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: BJD on 07 November 2010, 12:53
54 pages later and i love this car! Top work mate  :cool:


Thanks mate

Another watcher  :cool: ... phew you had a lot of catching up to do!

I sure did, but was all worth it! Will be keeping an eye on it from now on!

Makes me want to sell my mk4 and buy mk1 or mk2 :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: Bellend on 07 November 2010, 19:01
OMG, I didn't see the first half of this thread.

Can you say inspiration!  :shocked:

Hamerite, relays and conduit tomorrow for mine.

Top work mate, really shows!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: cняis on 07 November 2010, 19:03
how long did you spend on yours today shaun?  :smug:

me? 6 hours. plus 6 hours yesterday  :cool: :tongue:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: richandhazel on 10 November 2010, 20:40
Gone very quiet all of a sudden........damned darker, colder nights :angry:
I've been looking forward to your regular updates :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: Martz on 11 November 2010, 16:17
Nice save! I remember that sad day. I was gutted for you. Coming along nicely though.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: jmsheahan on 15 November 2010, 00:21
Been a while since I've checked this thread. Coming along nicely mate - keep at it  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: dubsport on 15 November 2010, 16:05
54 pages later and i love this car! Top work mate  :cool:


Thanks mate

Another watcher  :cool: ... phew you had a lot of catching up to do!


I sure did, but was all worth it! Will be keeping an eye on it from now on!

Makes me want to sell my mk4 and buy mk1 or mk2 :laugh:

did you slap her?  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: dom on 15 November 2010, 20:08
Updates?  :huh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 November 2010, 11:26

I sure did, but was all worth it! Will be keeping an eye on it from now on!

Makes me want to sell my mk4 and buy mk1 or mk2 :laugh:

All I can say to that is....... DO IT!  :smiley:

OMG, I didn't see the first half of this thread.

Can you say inspiration!  :shocked:

Hamerite, relays and conduit tomorrow for mine.

Top work mate, really shows!
Thanks, much appreciated.. glad you saw the first half of it now....  Still got a little way to go..

how long did you spend on yours today shaun?  :smug:

me? 6 hours. plus 6 hours yesterday  :cool: :tongue:

Errrrm, nothing.  I've been away!.. i've done feck all for nearly 2 weeks.  :sad:

Gone very quiet all of a sudden........damned darker, colder nights :angry:
I've been looking forward to your regular updates :wink:

Yeah it's a bit cr@p at the moment but my mate found a last minute deal to morocco that was cheap as chips so we had his birthday there!

Nice save! I remember that sad day. I was gutted for you. Coming along nicely though.

Thanks mate.... yeah i forget who was around then... was a loooong time ago. 


did you slap her?  :grin:

Slap who?

Updates?  :huh:

I know I know but as above... been away... will get back on to it ASAP!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 17 November 2010, 12:03
I love updates about your Mk1, haven't been expecting much due to weather conditions as well  :sad:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 November 2010, 14:52
I love updates about your Mk1, haven't been expecting much due to weather conditions as well  :sad:
  THats good to know!.... i love giving updates as I know i have done something productive then!.... lost the enthusiasm at the momement with the weather and all..... got leccy man coming to power up my shed this weekend so that might help me get on with stuff again!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 November 2010, 19:49
Looking forward to the next update bud, such a f**king awesome car, great work!!!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 November 2010, 19:54
Looking forward to the next update bud, such a f**king awesome car, great work!!!
Thanks mate, means a lot..... just wish i had the cash for a respray like yours!!!!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 17 November 2010, 19:58
Looking forward to the next update bud, such a f**king awesome car, great work!!!
Thanks mate, means a lot..... just wish i had the cash for a respray like yours!!!!

No worries bud, I know what its like to battle on a car and thinking about giving up and all that. Lots of respect for the hardwork! Things like this don't get recognised enough IMO.

I hoping to finish off my respray soon, still haven't flatted it back and polished it :D Need to grow some balls before I touch it with wet and dry!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 November 2010, 20:12
Looking forward to the next update bud, such a f**king awesome car, great work!!!
Thanks mate, means a lot..... just wish i had the cash for a respray like yours!!!!

No worries bud, I know what its like to battle on a car and thinking about giving up and all that. Lots of respect for the hardwork! Things like this don't get recognised enough IMO.

I hoping to finish off my respray soon, still haven't flatted it back and polished it :D Need to grow some balls before I touch it with wet and dry!

I think you're right but i'm not too fussed with how much attention it gets even though its pretty much the only active MK1 build on here!  For now i've given up posting on the MK1 owners site, hardly anybody says a thing, don't think I fit in not being a standard campaign and all but it never was and was never meant to be....

I forgot you had to do that!...  Yeah must be pretty scary with paint like that... I dont have to worry about that just yet!... my paint is a temp job anyway, bit like yours originally was.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: clipperjay on 18 November 2010, 10:04
Looking forward to the next update bud, such a f**king awesome car, great work!!!
Thanks mate, means a lot..... just wish i had the cash for a respray like yours!!!!

No worries bud, I know what its like to battle on a car and thinking about giving up and all that. Lots of respect for the hardwork! Things like this don't get recognised enough IMO.

I hoping to finish off my respray soon, still haven't flatted it back and polished it :D Need to grow some balls before I touch it with wet and dry!

I think you're right but i'm not too fussed with how much attention it gets even though its pretty much the only active MK1 build on here!  For now i've given up posting on the MK1 owners site, hardly anybody says a thing, don't think I fit in not being a standard campaign and all but it never was and was never meant to be....

I forgot you had to do that!...  Yeah must be pretty scary with paint like that... I dont have to worry about that just yet!... my paint is a temp job anyway, bit like yours originally was.

Shaun don't worry about purists they can keep polishing there over priced Gti's and do nothing you have save it and in our books that counts for far more than the dairy queens!
Same here two weeks of doing sod all its just too cold and can't spray anything  :sad:
Jay
 
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 November 2010, 10:31
Shaun don't worry about purists they can keep polishing there over priced Gti's and do nothing you have save it and in our books that counts for far more than the dairy queens!
Same here two weeks of doing sod all its just too cold and can't spray anything  :sad:
Jay

I'm not worried...  I'm just very grateful towards those who were around when it all went so wrong and to those that have helped me since... And of course I can't forget the people who post support here and kick my butt from time to time.  :grin:

I thought you were going to look into using a unit up the road from you or something?...... I'm looking forward to this weekend as I am getting power in my shed but the down side is it will not help my unfinished painting....  the rest of the car is going to have to wait now but would really like to finish the kit at least before I take it for an MOT.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: clipperjay on 18 November 2010, 10:49
Yeah I was it still going to cost me money though paint mixing and the drink to use his booth?
The issues is I don't like doing something until I know I can see it through LOL.
I did find an old mate who might do a few things for me, seeing him today so biding my time.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 November 2010, 11:03
Yeah I was it still going to cost me money though paint mixing and the drink to use his booth?
The issues is I don't like doing something until I know I can see it through LOL.
I did find an old mate who might do a few things for me, seeing him today so biding my time.

Yeah I know what you mean, the satin painting has hit a brick wall and like yourself I hate starting something I can't finish.... The good news is that everything that needed sealing is at least painted...  If I put some heat in the shed I may be able to finish the kit so it has somewhere warm to cure???.... after that if its on the road it will just have to look odd for a while!  dont think that would matter too much during the winter anyway.....  Need to have a serious think now as to what I really have to do to get this road worthy now.....
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: cняis on 18 November 2010, 13:16
Looking forward to the next update bud, such a f**king awesome car, great work!!!
Thanks mate, means a lot..... just wish i had the cash for a respray like yours!!!!

No worries bud, I know what its like to battle on a car and thinking about giving up and all that. Lots of respect for the hardwork! Things like this don't get recognised enough IMO.

I hoping to finish off my respray soon, still haven't flatted it back and polished it :D Need to grow some balls before I touch it with wet and dry!

I think you're right but i'm not too fussed with how much attention it gets even though its pretty much the only active MK1 build on here!  For now i've given up posting on the MK1 owners site, hardly anybody says a thing, don't think I fit in not being a standard campaign and all but it never was and was never meant to be....

I forgot you had to do that!...  Yeah must be pretty scary with paint like that... I dont have to worry about that just yet!... my paint is a temp job anyway, bit like yours originally was.

Shaun don't worry about purists they can keep polishing there over priced Gti's and do nothing you have save it and in our books that counts for far more than the dairy queens!
Same here two weeks of doing sod all its just too cold and can't spray anything  :sad:
Jay
 

brush on hammerite FTW
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 November 2010, 14:14
Good point, can pretty much paint that in any wwather as long as its not raining!....  I've known of a whole car being painted with it but was thinned down a bit and sprayed with a compressor, looked like an awesome job too.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 November 2010, 15:09
brush on hammerite FTW

+1

When I stripped my car, I ground and flatted back all the rear beam, subframe, wishbones, etc and Hammerite'd them black, they look sh!t again now lol, but looked sweet when they weren't dirty!

I wish I had used something other than black though.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 November 2010, 15:46
brush on hammerite FTW

+1

When I stripped my car, I ground and flatted back all the rear beam, subframe, wishbones, etc and Hammerite'd them black, they look sh!t again now lol, but looked sweet when they weren't dirty!

I wish I had used something other than black though.
  yeah I have used it in places but I think Chris meant do the body!  :laugh:

will be doing my beams etc in red me thinks
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 18 November 2010, 16:47
brush on hammerite FTW

+1

When I stripped my car, I ground and flatted back all the rear beam, subframe, wishbones, etc and Hammerite'd them black, they look sh!t again now lol, but looked sweet when they weren't dirty!

I wish I had used something other than black though.
  yeah I have used it in places but I think Chris meant do the body!  :laugh:

will be doing my beams etc in red me thinks

Red is a good shout, I would do mine in red if I did it again.

Lol, you can roller paint the car too, comes up really nice if you flat it back and polish it up. I was going to do mine in Royal Mail postbox red before I got it sprayed. Was the cheap alternative :D
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 November 2010, 17:28
brush on hammerite FTW

+1

When I stripped my car, I ground and flatted back all the rear beam, subframe, wishbones, etc and Hammerite'd them black, they look sh!t again now lol, but looked sweet when they weren't dirty!

I wish I had used something other than black though.
  yeah I have used it in places but I think Chris meant do the body!  :laugh:

will be doing my beams etc in red me thinks

Red is a good shout, I would do mine in red if I did it again.

Lol, you can roller paint the car too, comes up really nice if you flat it back and polish it up. I was going to do mine in Royal Mail postbox red before I got it sprayed. Was the cheap alternative :D
  Well I do plan to colour code in red... pretty traditional for a black car... i did read up on roller painting but thought it was a little bit of a joke for a long term solution however, if done with patience!!!

(http://horsepowersports.com/images/corvairpaint.jpg)

and this one the paint has been on the car now for over two years!

(http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/attachments/holden-commodore-how-tos/95033d1276410709-diy-painting-your-car-rollers-p1030280.jpg)

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: mika16S on 20 November 2010, 13:20
It seems really nice, I think you will have really good results with your project.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 20 November 2010, 18:07
It seems really nice, I think you will have really good results with your project.

Thank you!  :smiley:  I hope so.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 22 November 2010, 20:36
Is the mk1 still going mate. Am egerly waiting an update. I know weather is crap though.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: cняis on 23 November 2010, 21:21
Is the mk1 still going mate. Am egerly waiting an update. I know weather is crap though.

dont be misled by the cold weather mate. i've fitted new headlights this evening, in the cold with only a torch for light  :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 23 November 2010, 21:36
Rather you than me bud but fairplay to you mate. Is it all coming along nicely bud
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: cняis on 23 November 2010, 22:49
Rather you than me bud but fairplay to you mate. Is it all coming along nicely bud

its what happens when you're an idiot and kill two completely good lights  :lipsrsealed:

needed to replace them
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 November 2010, 23:28
Haven't updated anything as the truth is I haven't done anything, but like you say Chris its not the weather thats stopped me (although I can't so anymore painting on the car...  I will have power in the shed by Thursday all being well so I will continue to finish the bodykit and get that on the car ASAP... then its on to finishing the interior, seats and carpets in, couple of tyres, a few tweaks then its MOT time (to see what i've missed).
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: cняis on 23 November 2010, 23:30
Haven't updated anything as the truth is I haven't done anything, but like you say Chris its not the weather thats stopped me (although I can't so anymore painting on the car...  I will have power in the shed by Thursday all being well so I will continue to finish the bodykit and get that on the car ASAP... then its on to finishing the interior, seats and carpets in, couple of tyres, a few tweaks then its MOT time (to see what i've missed).

easier to work with a list!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 November 2010, 23:36
Haven't updated anything as the truth is I haven't done anything, but like you say Chris its not the weather thats stopped me (although I can't so anymore painting on the car...  I will have power in the shed by Thursday all being well so I will continue to finish the bodykit and get that on the car ASAP... then its on to finishing the interior, seats and carpets in, couple of tyres, a few tweaks then its MOT time (to see what i've missed).

easier to work with a list!
yeah I know, the lists I made myself on here were massive but I'm sure Mr MOT Man will give me a better one with lots of £ signs on it!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 24 November 2010, 12:38
It'll pass the mot.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 November 2010, 12:59
It'll pass the mot.

Thanks for the vote of confidence but i'm sure it won't... Just hope that whatever it is will be minor and easy to fix.  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: Guy on 24 November 2010, 16:05
It'll pass the mot.

Thanks for the vote of confidence but i'm sure it won't... Just hope that whatever it is will be minor and easy to fix.  :smiley:

when is the MOT?

i don't how but I completely missed this thread up until last night... spent ages reading from the beginning - fascinating!  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 November 2010, 16:11
It'll pass the mot.

Thanks for the vote of confidence but i'm sure it won't... Just hope that whatever it is will be minor and easy to fix.  :smiley:

when is the MOT?

i don't how but I completely missed this thread up until last night... spent ages reading from the beginning - fascinating!  :cool:
 

How can you miss it!... unless you don't go in the dub rides section much???.... :laugh:

TBO after my return I didn't really take any notice of this section for a while but have been on the ball since i started posting in it!... Nice to hear you took the time to go through it (there is too much chatting in it at times) and thanks for the comment as they are always welcome (keeps me going)

I plan to book one at the end of the month (after being paid) to see what the crack is... I can't put it off anymore!...
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: Guy on 24 November 2010, 16:35
It'll pass the mot.

Thanks for the vote of confidence but i'm sure it won't... Just hope that whatever it is will be minor and easy to fix.  :smiley:

when is the MOT?

i don't how but I completely missed this thread up until last night... spent ages reading from the beginning - fascinating!  :cool:
 

How can you miss it!... unless you don't go in the dub rides section much???.... :laugh:

TBO after my return I didn't really take any notice of this section for a while but have been on the ball since i started posting in it!... Nice to hear you took the time to go through it (there is too much chatting in it at times) and thanks for the comment as they are always welcome (keeps me going)

I plan to book one at the end of the month (after being paid) to see what the crack is... I can't put it off anymore!...

i think i will be doing the same early in the new year
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 24 November 2010, 18:27
Ooow. 4weeks and it should be mot'd mate. Mk1 on the road. Am excited for you.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 14 December 2010, 12:15
Is this not on time for mot ne more then mate?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 December 2010, 12:29
Is this not on time for mot ne more then mate?

Um, I lost my flow while painting and winter kicked in, got power in the shed to get on with other stuff but work plus other commitments got in the way!... I have today off work and am going outside now... promise of updates this evening!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: lemski on 14 December 2010, 12:45
Woop woop. Its thew winter I don't like stops everything.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: dom on 14 December 2010, 13:08
Is this not on time for mot ne more then mate?

Um, I lost my flow while painting and winter kicked in, got power in the shed to get on with other stuff but work plus other commitments got in the way!... I have today off work and am going outside now... promise of updates this evening!  :lipsrsealed:

Fooking slacker, you should be ashamed of yourself  :undecided:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Missing Jigsaw Piece P50 + Body Paint P51)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 14 December 2010, 15:13
Is this not on time for mot ne more then mate?

Um, I lost my flow while painting and winter kicked in, got power in the shed to get on with other stuff but work plus other commitments got in the way!... I have today off work and am going outside now... promise of updates this evening!  :lipsrsealed:

Better do or i will be coming down to rehome it!  :evil:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 December 2010, 18:30
I have been busy but feel I could have done something by now... no more deadlines from me anymore as it seems to be a bit of joke when I set one.

Spent a lot of time cleaning and organising all the small parts that need refitting.  lost some interior trim already...  :sad: it'll be somewhere.

Fitted new frames and seats with original seat belt buckles.  I will be rolling with carpet but will be cleaning and fitting it post MOT, also might help MOT man see that my floor is solid.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatsFitted.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatsFitted7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatsFitted5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatsFitted2.jpg)

I've got a slight clearance issue which I also had with the vintage Recaro that was in it before, I am quite tall and custom frames are always slightly higher than OEM.  I just fit comfortably but may have to look into this at a later date.
 
Shaun

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 14 December 2010, 18:32
I always loose interier parts bud its part of the process. When they turn up its better. Good job for doin domits today a* for effort.
Day off well spent then mate
Liam
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 December 2010, 19:04
I always loose interier parts bud its part of the process. When they turn up its better. Good job for doin domits today a* for effort.
Day off well spent then mate
Liam

Could have done more but had that misty, drizzle sh*t all day so everything got wet without really noticing....have to leave the car uncovered now as it's soaked.  :sad:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 14 December 2010, 19:07
Yeh we've had that. It was foggy aswell not happy like. But its coming together now shauwn. You keepin the paint how it is till weathers better now mate
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 December 2010, 19:21
Yeh we've had that. It was foggy aswell not happy like. But its coming together now shauwn. You keepin the paint how it is till weathers better now mate

I've got no choice and doesn't effect MOT.  Whats on it has cured OK so will concentrate on the kit as that's nearly done, i'm going to have to jump in and out of the shed to finish, got gas heaters in there now which should help.  Broadband in there now too to keep me entertained.  :grin:

Still need a sort out in there but it'll do for now.....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Number8a.jpg)

Shaun
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Jimp on 14 December 2010, 19:53
Those seats are nice  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Wayne on 14 December 2010, 20:27
Seats look good.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Dmonday on 14 December 2010, 21:38
looking fressh :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 14 December 2010, 23:04
Broadband is abit flash. But fairplay, keep warm while sortin little things out. I wish my garage was heated. :(
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 01:36
Broadband is a bit flash. But fairplay, keep warm while sortin little things out. I wish my garage was heated. :(

I wish I had a garage!  :cry:

Bought two of these at like 23 notes each including 16 cans of gas. .............  :smiley:

(http://www.outdoorfocus.co.uk/acatalog/Highlander_heater.jpg)

..............And with the shed now on the mains, broadband is provided from the house via Ethernet Powerline adapters, Works geat.  Getting power to the shed was the expensive part!

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t3/youngsavage1/DSC03659copy600.jpg)


looking fressh :cool:
Cheers.......... yeah there's no heating yet   :grin:

Seats look good.

Those seats are nice  :cool:

Thanks, not expensive and I like them, wouldn't fit them in a daily, I think they will blend in well when the rest of the interior is in... oh and the the rest of the exterior
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 07:46
My sheds got power but its run by a extension under the gravel. I'd rather have mains. What u paid for that stuff want bad.
Garage is still the way forward.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 10:48
My sheds got power but its run by a extension under the gravel. I'd rather have mains. What u paid for that stuff want bad.
Garage is still the way forward.

You want to watch that if it's not outdoor cable.  :lipsrsealed:

I hate wireless so I intend to buy more of these for the fixed machines in my house.  You can run them through extensions but it does reduce the connection speed.

The ones I have are called Comtrend Powerline 9020

search for them on the bay and look out for a last minute bargain, one plugs in next to your router into its lan port, the other wherever you want within you homes electrical supply.  you can add more if needed.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 11:40
Its an outdoor cable and hmmm. I might have to. I want a bigger shed ne way so I can get more car stuff in to play with. Take ur not workin on mk1 2day?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 12:38
Its an outdoor cable and hmmm. I might have to. I want a bigger shed ne way so I can get more car stuff in to play with. Take ur not workin on mk1 2day?

nope, it's pi55ing down and i'm at work anyway.  :sad:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 12:49
English weather can't change that. Is all the kit coming together now?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 12:55
English weather can't change that. Is all the kit coming together now?
you can see some of it in the shed picture on the right, it's all on top of the monkey bike (another project).. all one side is Satin, the other needs an arch and a skirt smoothing down and painting.... The front valance is um, bright yellow at the moment!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 13:15
Bright yellow for the win. I take that's all gettin painted and refitted then mot??
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 13:36
Bright yellow for the win. I take that's all gettin painted and refitted then mot??
  Kind of, got a few other jobs that need doing before then, It's hard to see in the early pics of this thread but the valance got a bit of beating by the bumper thats crushed above it. The yellow is just a stage, it will be black soon.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 14:59
Hmmm. I've seen the pics of the front end, it does not look nice. Good to see it being restored/ brought back from the dead. Some people would of let the scrap man come for it.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lewis1641 on 15 December 2010, 15:17
seats look good shaun, sorry,scott!

good shed too. that's a pretty small surfboard. you must be either tiny or very good

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: tdi_blu on 15 December 2010, 15:51
Seats look really nice,ive never been a fan of big recaro style seats in small hatch backs but these look spot on mate nice work  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: richandhazel on 15 December 2010, 15:54
Seats do look nice. The bolsters had deteriorated and the back was twisted on my Mk 1 drivers seat. I took the cover off and managed to fit it to a Mk 2 seat that was in much better condition. Did ever cut my hands though, there are bits sticking out all over the place!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 16:09
seats look good shaun, sorry,scott!

good shed too. that's a pretty small surfboard. you must be either tiny or very good
Cheers bob....
It's a 6 footish board and yeah I am an excellent surfer if I do say so myself,  :grin:

Joke... I can't surf for sh*t.. It was given to me by my girlfriends company as a thank you for doing them a video at boardmasters, newquay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYpLNRifMUI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYpLNRifMUI)

Seats look really nice,ive never been a fan of big recaro style seats in small hatch backs but these look spot on mate nice work  :wink:

Thanks, I'm not a big fan either normally but thought they would work well with the rest of the car when done and were perfect for my budget, the mint spare set of OEM seats I had have long been sold!  :sad:

Seats do look nice. The bolsters had deteriorated and the back was twisted on my Mk 1 drivers seat. I took the cover off and managed to fit it to a Mk 2 seat that was in much better condition. Did ever cut my hands though, there are bits sticking out all over the place!

Cheers, what the metal wire bits?..... ouch.... The heated recaro that was in originally was totally fooked, the car came with a mint pair of front seats to be fitted, crash happened before I got the chance followed by me selling the seats!  I was on the look out for something like a pair of mk2 seats but gave up and got what I have now.  Had a few fitting issues with these, may try sticking the driver seat on the Recaro frame at some point to see if I can get a better driving position with it.

Shaun
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 18:29
I have been busy but feel I could have done something by now... no more deadlines from me anymore as it seems to be a bit of joke when I set one.

Spent a lot of time cleaning and organising all the small parts that need refitting.  lost some interior trim already...  :sad: it'll be somewhere.

Fitted new frames and seats with original seat belt buckles.  I will be rolling with carpet but will be cleaning and fitting it post MOT, also might help MOT man see that my floor is solid.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatsFitted.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatsFitted7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatsFitted5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/SeatsFitted2.jpg)

I've got a slight clearance issue which I also had with the vintage Recaro that was in it before, I am quite tall and custom frames are always slightly higher than OEM.  I just fit comfortably but may have to look into this at a later date.
 
Shaun



i forgot to say these are verynice mate. u not havin back seats in?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 19:56
Thanks..  :smiley:

No, although I have kept the rear bench for when road trips call on it...  Will get it retrimmed to match one day.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 20:22
I like your style. A partially stripped out mk1 ftw
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 21:20
I like your style. A partially stripped out mk1 ftw
My white one was a two seater, freshly painted floor and no carpets, just the essentials.

this one was fully loaded before, big sound, screen in the glovebox etc, going 50/50 this time.  essentials with a little bit of luxury where its needed.

Shaun
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 21:25
I prefere stripped out with carpets as metal floor is a bit dull. But then again a full track car would be all stripped out. Haha. But I'm guessin them seats uve just put in were about 80quid. If not there's a place that does em or did for that. But they are nice. Look compfy but sporty. And with the mk1 it all fixes together.
Its a bbs kit int it?
Liam
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 22:02
I prefere stripped out with carpets as metal floor is a bit dull. But then again a full track car would be all stripped out. Haha. But I'm guessin them seats uve just put in were about 80quid. If not there's a place that does em or did for that. But they are nice. Look compfy but sporty. And with the mk1 it all fixes together.
Its a bbs kit int it?
Liam

I think I paid about 190 with the new frames from Belgium. Yes it's BBS, the only kit I would have on a black MK1.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 15 December 2010, 22:07
Back when they new how to make kits
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Neo Badness on 15 December 2010, 22:23
I'm really liking the curved shifter, custom job? I was looking at trying to fit one out of a 'rocco but it was deemed low priority.

 :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 22:33
Back when they new how to make kits

You knows it.. Firbreglass free too!  :cool:

I'm really liking the curved shifter, custom job? I was looking at trying to fit one out of a 'rocco but it was deemed low priority.

 :cool:

Well spotted, its a rocco shifter... works well in a MK1 for those that are tall and sit quite far back.  looks a little naked at the mo.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Jimp on 15 December 2010, 22:56
The rocco shifter is a really nice touch. Is it a mk1 or mk2 rocco shifter? I know they are both curved but I think the mk2 one is a different shape. Those seats are immaculate and suit the car so well  :cool: What are they if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 December 2010, 23:19
The rocco shifter is a really nice touch. Is it a mk1 or mk2 rocco shifter? I know they are both curved but I think the mk2 one is a different shape. Those seats are immaculate and suit the car so well  :cool: What are they if you don't mind me asking?

MK1 rocco selector, fitted all new linkages/bushes etc, just need to add my mk3 shift weight.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:YARs3CWV2HHwPM:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/eurodub-webmaster/Stuff%20For%20Sale/Mk3ShiftWeight.jpg&t=1)

Seats are Raceland GTBs, drivers seat will be on a recaro frame soon me thinks.

Shaun
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 16 December 2010, 06:41
Will recaro subframe not then sit one seat lower than the other, or will it not be that noticeable. And on the kit, is it plastic or metal?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 December 2010, 10:14
Will recaro subframe not then sit one seat lower than the other, or will it not be that noticeable. And on the kit, is it plastic or metal?
 
I'm not sure, i'm hoping slightly lower, won't be enough to notice and if it is i'll have to souce another for the passenger side somehow.....

Kit is plastic and very flexable.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Neo Badness on 16 December 2010, 10:27
Yup I'm a geek :nerd:

Looks good though, keep at it.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 16 December 2010, 10:33
Plastic is the way. Better than fibreglass
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 December 2010, 12:27
Yup I'm a geek :nerd:

Looks good though, keep at it.

Nowt wrong with that, there's a few of us on here.

Thanks, i'm trying.

Shaun
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: jmsheahan on 17 December 2010, 12:46
Not looked at this thread for a while - loving the seats mate, look great  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Wazzzer on 17 December 2010, 13:29
also love the seats, suit the car nicely :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 December 2010, 14:24
Not looked at this thread for a while - loving the seats mate, look great  :smiley:

also love the seats, suit the car nicely :wink:

Cheers.... I hope to be back in the flow now I have somewher to work on parts etc at least... Hope to have more updates soon.  :smiley:

Shaun
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Dec on 19 December 2010, 11:48
Just caught up with this, those seats are flippin awesome! :smiley: Looking good dude!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: dom on 19 December 2010, 12:43
Somehow I missed the update with the seats, I was about to come on here and demand to know why no progress had been made  :grin:

The seats look great :afro:

MOT by the end of Jan??  :huh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Dmonday on 19 December 2010, 13:44
Thought i commented on this :shocked: seats are looking cool though :cool: liking the progress

Dan
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 19 December 2010, 13:50
Just caught up with this, those seats are flippin awesome! :smiley: Looking good dude!

Thanks Dec

Somehow I missed the update with the seats, I was about to come on here and demand to know why no progress had been made  :grin:

The seats look great :afro:

MOT by the end of Jan??  :huh:

That's probably because I went quiet for a while and you forgot all about it...... as far as MOT date goes, no comment.  :lipsrsealed:

Thought i commented on this :shocked: seats are looking cool though :cool: liking the progress

Dan

Yeah you did, I think your key word was fressssh!.... Thanks dude... it's been a bit slow but have been doing quite a bit in the man shed, updates to follow later.   :cool:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: IbanezDan51 on 01 January 2011, 21:02
Love this car, looks fantastic mate, makes me really want an early golf  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 01 January 2011, 22:29
Good job or u'd owe me that maccies :p how's kit coming along?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 January 2011, 22:34
Good job or u'd owe me that maccies :p how's kit coming along?

Haha.... Not bad to be honest, just not posted any progress on it.  Though I'd just wait till it's all done.  A lot of time has gone on the front valance as that got a battering in the smash.  It's pretty straight and flat now and nearly ready for painting which I hope to do tomorrow, that and the last wheel arch.
 :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 January 2011, 16:52
Love this car, looks fantastic mate, makes me really want an early golf  :smiley:

Cheers, you can have mine when i'm done, swap?   :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 03 January 2011, 16:24
update? Mot date set yet :p
Liam
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 January 2011, 16:27
update? Mot date set yet :p
Liam

Update tonight when I've finished working on it...


That is all.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: lemski on 03 January 2011, 16:30
Ur doing work on it today. Best crack on with mine tomorow.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: dom on 05 January 2011, 19:43
update? Mot date set yet :p
Liam

Update tonight when I've finished working on it...


That is all.

48 hours later and still no update  :cry: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: travisreeve on 05 January 2011, 21:09
:D just scroled through the whole thread loving the progress shaun unfortunately i havent read 65 pages lol

top work tho never is easy lookin at a smashed wreck thinking i have to put that right lol

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: Bellend on 05 January 2011, 22:23
Coming along nicely.

Fingers crossed for the MOT.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 06 January 2011, 10:53
update? Mot date set yet :p
Liam

Update tonight when I've finished working on it...


That is all.

48 hours later and still no update  :cry: :grin:

Um, kind of for a reason now as I don't want to post half finished stuff, major body related works going on and want to post some finishes.

Also doing an 8 mile round trip to Newcastle soon to pick up something i've always quite fancied, don't really need but was a lucky bargain I couldnt resist!

:D just scroled through the whole thread loving the progress shaun unfortunately i havent read 65 pages lol

top work tho never is easy lookin at a smashed wreck thinking i have to put that right lol



I don't blame you for not reading but glad you managed to have a flick through!

Yeah, i never thought i'd be doing what i'm doing now, 6 years on!  :shocked:

Coming along nicely.

Fingers crossed for the MOT.  :cool:

Thanks, I hope she's going to be OK and i'm not wasting my time and money!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (New Seats & Frames Fitted p59)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 06 January 2011, 11:12
Thanks, I hope she's going to be OK and i'm not wasting my time and money!

You know where i am if you decide to sell up :cool:  :grin: :tongue:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (UPDATE TIME)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 January 2011, 17:39
Update time.... it's a big one over a few posts so bear with me... try not to post anything while I do it.  :smiley:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 January 2011, 17:59
The cold winter weeks got in the way, plus I was a bit lazy but the new man shed has helped me prep in the evenings and today has allowed me to paint...  I am tired of how long this is taking me now and it's obvious I need a full professional respray when funds permit.. As a result my attention to detail has slipped some what, so now this is all about getting the old girl back together in an OK looking state.

Front Valance

Not easy to see in the pictures but there were lots of small damaged areas

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish9.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish11.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish12.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish13.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish14.jpg)




Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 January 2011, 18:05
Side Skirts

As you may remember the skirts had extra holes drilled, the extra screws that were used were rotten and fooked and needed to be ground out.  This damaged the skirts and I had to repair the damage I casued.  :sad:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish15.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish16.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish17.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/WingsTake214.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish18.jpg)

 :cool:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 January 2011, 18:11
The remaining arches

Obviously only posting the process for one of them.  :smiley:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish19.jpg)

At some point this car had mud flaps attached to each corner of the kit, the previous owner had cut them off as the screws were rotten.  I had to tackle all four remains which involved a lot of swearing!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish20.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish21.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish22.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish23.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish24.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish25.jpg)

 :cool:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 January 2011, 18:14
DONE!!

Tucked away in the shed on the workbench now waiting to be fitted back on to the car.  If the weather is good tomorrow, I might just do it..  :smiley:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFinish26.jpg)

 :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: dom on 08 January 2011, 18:25
Awesome, you have been a busy boy! Lets hope it's dry tomorrow then!  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 January 2011, 18:53
Cheers Dom... Indeed, if its nice i'm going to get up early and see if I can make this thing look nearly finished!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: dom on 08 January 2011, 19:12
Cheers Dom... Indeed, if its nice i'm going to get up early and see if I can make this thing look nearly finished!

With the kit on it'll look so much closer to being finished than without it, it'll make all the work so far feel worthwhile  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 January 2011, 19:25
Cheers Dom... Indeed, if its nice i'm going to get up early and see if I can make this thing look nearly finished!

With the kit on it'll look so much closer to being finished than without it, it'll make all the work so far feel worthwhile  :cool:

Yeah exciting times, I've got to fit the other wing, the bumpers, the front one is brand new and I've managed to scratch it already!  :cry:

I think I've got quite a lot of d*cking about to with the suspension as the kit reduces arch clearance by quite a bit, also haven't got my new lower profile front tyres on yet.  I've got new camber bolts to fit up front, the grille and on monday i'm picking up yet another bonnet!  :lipsrsealed: but this one is a little different, needs work and certainly won't be fitted before the MOT.

In fact there's still quite a lot of stupid niggly things to do.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: Rhyso on 08 January 2011, 19:32
Good progress :afro:

Nice to see threads like this where things get done  :cool:  Me, I just post about the tat I've bought  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: Peej1981 on 08 January 2011, 20:06
Only just managed to catch up n this thread, looking really good shaun. Really wish i had a bloody shed, want to respray my front bumper.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 January 2011, 20:11
Good progress :afro:

Nice to see threads like this where things get done  :cool:  Me, I just post about the tat I've bought  :laugh: :laugh:

Thanks mate.... Well you do more to your daily than I do to mine... best mod that's got is the air freshener.  :grin:

Only just managed to catch up n this thread, looking really good shaun. Really wish I had a bloody shed, want to respray my front bumper.

Cheers, I can't spray in there, even with my proper spraying mask I'd propbably do some harm, plus the spray would get on stuff I wouldn't want it to.  I tried once, shed fills up quick... not safe.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: lemski on 08 January 2011, 20:29
Well done mate. That's amazing progress. Can't wait to see the kit on the car and make it look all that closer to being finished.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: Wayne on 08 January 2011, 22:05
Excellent progress Shaun :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: Neo Badness on 08 January 2011, 22:33
That's coming on mate, good effort and stick at it.

Just as a wee aside. You'll save yourself a fortune not going to Halfords for spray paint, find a paintshop trade supplier and wander in wearing your overalls, it's like £3/4 odds for 600ml tins of Bodyline stuff. It's good quality stuff as it's where the trade buy their stuff. I only just discovered a shop near me a wish I'd found them 10yrs ago :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: benvictors on 09 January 2011, 10:20
Solid work as always Shaun, coming along nicely  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: cняis on 09 January 2011, 10:52
ok so where are the finished pics then  :grin: :kiss:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: richandhazel on 09 January 2011, 11:25
Great progress :cool:
Can't wait to see it all fitted.
I haven't dared to even look at removing my bodykit :undecided:
My N/S rear arch is damaged. I think it must have been scraped against a brick wall or something sometime in its 27 year past.
Seeing your photos and progress inspires me to get mine sorted one of these days :smiley:

Do you not need a special flexible paint or additive when painting plastics?

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: Neo Badness on 09 January 2011, 19:25


Do you not need a special flexible paint or additive when painting plastics?



Yes, plastic primer. Top coat as normal
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: VR6_ROB on 09 January 2011, 20:26
looking good mate doing a good job
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: tdi_blu on 09 January 2011, 21:41
Great work looking forward to seeing it all fitted  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 January 2011, 22:16
Well done mate. That's amazing progress. Can't wait to see the kit on the car and make it look all that closer to being finished.

Cheers, got most of it on today but had a late start due to other things getting in the way.. Was dark by the time I was halfway.  Front took a long time, lots of new holes needed to be made due the new wing and I had issues as the front valance and N/S arch had lost their shape a little so sorted that with some heat treatment. Alignment was made a little easier as a mate turned up at the right time.  :cool:

Excellent progress Shaun :afro:


Cheers Wayne

That's coming on mate, good effort and stick at it.

Just as a wee aside. You'll save yourself a fortune not going to Halfords for spray paint, find a paintshop trade supplier and wander in wearing your overalls, it's like £3/4 odds for 600ml tins of Bodyline stuff. It's good quality stuff as it's where the trade buy their stuff. I only just discovered a shop near me a wish I'd found them 10yrs ago :grin:

I know, I have done this all wrong.. I originally only bought a couple of cans for a test spray to see if it would work as temporary solution.  I really liked the quality and the way it sprayed, I even looked on ebay for cheaper stuff and found some, just never bought it as I'd already gone too far with the Halfrauds stuff.  As I was doing a bit at time over a couple of months I hadn't really noticed the cost, but I know it was way too much!  I need to do another coat on the car so may do the right thing and get some cheaper stuff!

Solid work as always Shaun, coming along nicely  :grin:

Thanks, it looks better in pictures!  :grin:

ok so where are the finished pics then  :grin: :kiss:

Coming soon to a Golf forum near you! :wink:

Great progress :cool:
Can't wait to see it all fitted.
I haven't dared to even look at removing my bodykit :undecided:
My N/S rear arch is damaged. I think it must have been scraped against a brick wall or something sometime in its 27 year past.
Seeing your photos and progress inspires me to get mine sorted one of these days :smiley:

Do you not need a special flexible paint or additive when painting plastics?


Cheers Rich

Yeah you've mentioned your kit fear before...  I was lucky but then it was spotless rust wise when I bought it... rear arches were going though after 6 years of living it rough but just salvable.. its worth checking, better to find and clean up a bit of rust than wait till it finds you!

The material is very easy to work with if you need to get rid of a scuff but filling is a pain in places!

Yes to the paint, Plastic primer and platic filler primer (yellow) where needed. top coat was normal Stain Black as used on the body.. it's surprising flexible.

looking good mate doing a good job

Thanks... on the outside i'm not, its a bit of a bodge now really.  but at least I know its clean from rust, sealed and looks OK (from a distance!) untill I get it done properly...  talk about doing things the hard way!

Great work looking forward to seeing it all fitted  :wink:

Cheers, me too!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 January 2011, 22:20
Didn't take any pictures as it was pitch black, here's a little teaser though

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Frontteaser.jpg)

All the kit has been fitted with new zinc plated screws and brass dome washers, really stands out in places...

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: cняis on 09 January 2011, 22:22

All the kit has been fitted with new zinc plated screws and brass dome washers, really stands out in places...



im liking that idea :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 January 2011, 22:45

All the kit has been fitted with new zinc plated screws and brass dome washers, really stands out in places...



im liking that idea :afro:

Yeah I wasn't sure it was a good idea at first, was going to use black screws and washers but I'm happy now they're on, look a bit more motorsport and its subtle as most of them are out of view.  The fronts won't be seen because of the bumper so its only the arches at certain angles.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 January 2011, 16:20
Sweet progress Shaun :cool:

Really goods things are coming together now :)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 10 January 2011, 16:24
Don't give up just yet!!!

If you saw me driving away in it, then you would be gutted!!

Good progress so far :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 January 2011, 21:18
Cheers guys... If I saw anybody drive off in it they better hope they're a better driver than me because I'll be right behind them!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: travisreeve on 10 January 2011, 21:38
SHAUN posting that pic just isent fair :(

good progress mate  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: Sam on 10 January 2011, 21:43
I would like to think im a fairly decent driver

*grabs coat and runs out of the door*
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 January 2011, 21:44
My Favourite Audi of all time, the Group B Quattro

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/GroubBQuattro.jpg)

Always wanted one but i'll have to stick to the golf.  :grin: However i've always fancied the bonnet for a MK1 if the rest of the car would suit it.  I think the way i'm heading with mine it will.  I've waited all my dub life for this at the right price and then I found one by chance!... Travelled to the other side of the earth to get it!

It's been in a barn for a very long time, once part of an early MK1 VR6........ Now it's mine.... Long story short, I was very very lucky to get this as it was already sold but then the buyer couldn't be ars*d to go the distance to fetch it.  It needs a lot of work!... its made from Aluminium and Glass Fibre.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/QuattroBonnet.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/QuattroBonnet1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/QuattroBonnet2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/QuattroBonnet5.jpg)

It's got more of a pronounced bulge than the original but I like it.  :cool: :cool: :cool:

Vents are functional, I don't like the silver mesh, the other vents mesh is damaged.  The bonnet catch was ripped off so that area is damaged, so are the points to bolt the hinges.  The mounting nuts for all of them are rattling inside. It's scratched to fook and is rough around the edges so I will have my work cut out when the time comes.



Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: cняis on 10 January 2011, 21:56
WOWSER that will suit the bodykit nicely. i want one. b*stard! :afro:

is it a VW motorsport item? or a homebrew?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: lewis1641 on 10 January 2011, 22:11
As a venty type bonnet it looks pretty cool. Hope it looks good on the car. 
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: dom on 10 January 2011, 22:22
I'm sure it'll look wicked after a few days weeks of cleaning/repairing  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (BIG UPDATE - Bodykit Finished P65)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 January 2011, 22:36
I would like to think im a fairly decent driver

*grabs coat and runs out of the door*

Ha, yeah but don't we all.  :grin:

WOWSER that will suit the bodykit nicely. i want one. b*stard! :afro:

is it a VW motorsport item? or a homebrew?

Don't think they made one like this for the golf.  It's a home brew and once a very good one.  I couldn't meet the guy who owned it, spoke to his dad, their barns were phenomenal, car heaven!  He told me the story and said he had this specially made in the mid 90s to a certain spec, ie not just fibre.  From what I understand it has an ally frame and skin, so not quite as light as fibre on its own but stronger and much lighter than OEM.

As a venty type bonnet it looks pretty cool. Hope it looks good on the car. 

I hate venty bonnets, lots of barry boys have gash evo copies etc... This in my eyes is different, its from the same era and from a quattro and I will make damn sure it looks good....

I'm sure it'll look wicked after a few days weeks of cleaning/repairing  :cool:

Oi cheeky! I can't touch it till I've finished the rest of the car, this will be a post MOT project, needs more than just a clean, it needs stripping, repairing and repainting.  My major concern is the fooked mounting points and catch location.  :sad:


Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: VR6_ROB on 10 January 2011, 22:37
TRIAL FIT IT i want to see what this looks like
love them quattros if i ever had the cash i would buy one of those
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 January 2011, 22:43
TRIAL FIT IT i want to see what this looks like
love them quattros if i ever had the cash i would buy one of those

I plan to, I won't be able to help myself.... Shame its dark when i get home, I'll see what i can do.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 10 January 2011, 22:57
Someone span a sport-quattro replica in front of me at the VAG Action Day at Combe a couple of years back.

I *may* have been leaning on him for a while because he was driving like a girl.  :grin:

Bonnet looks like it has potential, but we need to see a trial fit.

At what point do you get a long-service to your car award?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 January 2011, 23:23
Someone span a sport-quattro replica in front of me at the VAG Action Day at Combe a couple of years back.

I *may* have been leaning on him for a while because he was driving like a girl.  :grin:

Bonnet looks like it has potential, but we need to see a trial fit.

At what point do you get a long-service to your car award?

Firstly, it's about time you posted something in here!  However, I took your silence as a compliment.  :grin:

Either that or you've not looked till now!

You should have asked him for the keys then!

It certainly does have potential, first hurdle is to figure out how to get to the bits rattling around inside and put them where they should be if useable.  :sad:

I'm not sure about the long service award, how do I go about getting one of those?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Wayne on 10 January 2011, 23:33
Bonnet is different but I think will suit the car :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Sam on 10 January 2011, 23:38
That bonnet is gonna swing either way. Im thinking its gonna go down the cool retro racer route
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: shepgti on 10 January 2011, 23:45
give it some wide arches and it'll look like one of those hillclimb mk1's  :cool:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mm9PKSNY3U
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 January 2011, 23:59
give it some wide arches and it'll look like one of those hillclimb mk1's  :cool:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mm9PKSNY3U

For someone that doesn't know me that well, you know me too well...  :grin:

I am a massive fan of the Berg Cup and would love my car to be set up like a potential competitor! 10k RPM plus motor but styled on one of Richard Lloyds later golfs.  Why didn't he make my car look like this?!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/fthaimike/vw%20pictures/Brno-1979-06-10-rf3.jpg)

I saw some berg cup arches for sale a while back but i wasn't in a position to buy them... Hopefully another chance will come one day if I decide it's a good move.


Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 00:01
Bonnet is different but I think will suit the car :afro:

I know so.

That bonnet is gonna swing either way. Im thinking its gonna go down the cool retro racer route

Thats what I want.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: shepgti on 11 January 2011, 00:04
i thought you could just buy 5" fibre glass arches pretty easy  :undecided: saw some on mk1 forum a few months ago
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Sam on 11 January 2011, 00:06
Well if thats what you want im gonna change my vote. Its gonna look chavy and sh!te  :evil:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 00:11
Well if thats what you want im gonna change my vote. Its gonna look chavy and sh!te  :evil:

 :grin: I don't do scene and nor does this car... Well it did once when it was rebuilt in 1985 but it kind of stayed there and that's fine by me.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Sam on 11 January 2011, 00:18
You gonna have the air intake directly under that vent getting soaking wet?

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: richandhazel on 11 January 2011, 00:20
I'd be interested to see how that looks. That Audi Quattro was a car that made a huge impact on the rally scene and left a huge impression on us at the time :smiley:

Talking of seeing how the bonnet would look, it would be nice to have some daylight pictures of the kit that you have refitted :wink:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Jimp on 11 January 2011, 00:29
Looking forward to seeing the bonnet fitted  :cool: It think it will be spot on  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 00:30
So its this but in black? You gonna have the air intake directly under that vent getting soaking wet?


Yes that's pretty much it except my bulge is bigger  :laugh:

Um.... I already posted a SMALLER pic..... That's huge!

I have adjustable plans for the front vents but sadly the side vent (gill) is on the wrong side for a mk1 golf.  Thats above my washer bottle.  :grin:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 00:33
I'd be interested to see how that looks. That Audi Quattro was a car that made a huge impact on the rally scene and left a huge impression on us at the time :smiley:

Talking of seeing how the bonnet would look, it would be nice to have some daylight pictures of the kit that you have refitted :wink:

Sadly it will be a while until this bonnet is how it should be but i will do a trial fit.... I have got 80% of the bodykit on..

Even i haven't seen the ca in daylight since and won't until Saturday.  I will finish and take shots ASAP.


Looking forward to seeing the bonnet fitted  :cool: It think it will be spot on  :cool:

Cheers.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Sam on 11 January 2011, 00:35
Ah sh!te, yer forgot about the mk1's been backwards with there setup. At least you will never have to fill your washer bottle if you leave the cap off. Will delete pic  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 00:39
With all this talk of the bonnet, retro racer look and hill climb cars with wide arches etc, for information for those that weren't around when I first joined, this car used to compete in it's heyday.  Many trophies for track and hill climb events (kept by owner 1).  owner 2 had it as a weekend toy for around 17 years and filled it full of sound and kept it locked away most of the time.....  

Then I got hold of it.

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: BiGUKG on 11 January 2011, 00:59
This really is admirable work mate, nice one!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: lemski on 11 January 2011, 06:52
Shaun!
1. That bonnet will be cool as
2. Berg cup mk1s r legendry
3 am gettin worried about our wager slightly now.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Peej1981 on 11 January 2011, 08:28
Shaun mate we are still all waiting for the trail fit. I personaly love the bonnet, want one myself.

Just thought i would see how much those Audi's are fetching now

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2238727.htm :shocked: :shocked:

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2242088.htm :shocked: :shocked:

This is more my budget  :laugh:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2345029.htm
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 11:18
Calm down, I only got back with it last night!  I work long, hard hours so it's difficult to keep you lot entertained!  I did however take a couple of quick snaps  on the way out to work this mornig so you will be able to see how the car looks with most of the kit on tonight.  :smiley:

Not too sure on the colour of that bronze Quattro but would be keen to buy the 4k one for that money if I had it!.. you could turn that into something half decent!

Shaun!
1. That bonnet will be cool as
2. Berg cup mk1s r legendry
3 am gettin worried about our wager slightly now.

Still got a little way to go and it WILL fail it's MOT.  :sad:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: archie837 on 11 January 2011, 11:20
Shush about the fail you.

Worst comes to worst you can always get a dodgy one?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: dom on 11 January 2011, 11:20

Shaun!
1. That bonnet will be cool as
2. Berg cup mk1s r legendry
3 am gettin worried about our wager slightly now.

Still got a little way to go and it WILL fail it's MOT.  :sad:

It will do if you carry on thinking like that.......
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 11:28
I can't help it, I fear emmision test as it needs tuning and then some.  I used to be able to sort the last one out myself but not this motor.  Steering rack and bushes that I haven't changed, brakes and more.   I'm not being negative but it's been a long time and she got beaten up good and proper so just being realistic.. A failure would tell me what to do, I just hope the list isn't too big or expensive as money wise I'm close to fooked with spending much more on it over the next few months!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Sam on 11 January 2011, 13:03
You can put her through a pre-mot cant you? So it wont go down on the records as a fail
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 13:54
You can put her through a pre-mot cant you? So it wont go down on the records as a fail
Hmmmm, for some reason that didn't even cross my mind... will look into that.  However my real concern was not getting a whopping great list of stuuf to do that I didn't think would need doing.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: Sam on 11 January 2011, 14:17
You can put her through a pre-mot cant you? So it wont go down on the records as a fail
Hmmmm, for some reason that didn't even cross my mind... will look into that.  However my real concern was not getting a whopping great list of stuuf to do that I didn't think would need doing.

Well isnt that the idea? To get the car on the road again?  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Bodykit Finished P65 & Quattro Bonnet P68)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 14:41
^^ You know what I mean!  :grin:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 18:06
As promised, some rather sh*t shots of some of the kit fitted (2 pieces left to fit).  I took these in a rush on my way to work so a couple are blurry, will correct tomorrow morning.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFitting1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFitting2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFitting.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFitting4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFitting3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFitting5.jpg)

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: clipperjay on 11 January 2011, 18:08
Thats looking good shaun very tidy indeedie what is it without looking back at old posts, Zender bottom spolier has that retro zender feel about it  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Sam on 11 January 2011, 18:15
That is well FIT!  :kiss:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 18:31
Thats looking good shaun very tidy indeedie what is it without looking back at old posts, Zender bottom spolier has that retro zender feel about it  :cool:

Thanks, the rain beading on the satin makes it look way better than my dodgy, patchy spraying you can see in the dry!  :grin: bit more wet sanding required when completed.

The whole kit is an original BBS... Zender made a similar valance but i'm not a fan of the Zender arches  :sick:

(http://images.pistonheads.com/aimg/497/497708-1.jpg)

Need to rebuild the fogs from the Frontera units I bought but this will be post MOT as I need to make a loom.

That is well FIT!  :kiss:

Thanks, I'm basing it on myself.  :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Neo Badness on 11 January 2011, 18:37
Good progress :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Rhyso on 11 January 2011, 18:38
This thread is full of WIN :afro:

Love it  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: richandhazel on 11 January 2011, 18:51
That looks great........really coming together now.
Light at the end of the tunnel :wink:

Later this year I can see us meeting up with both of our Mk1's and the VR6........hope I'm not talking too soon for the pair of us :huh:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Wayne on 11 January 2011, 19:36
Looking really good Shaun  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: dom on 11 January 2011, 19:43
Looks like you've done a really good job :afro:

From this:

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/86eb14a5ae87476aaf400346968966e0)

To this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFitting.jpg)

Top work  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: cняis on 11 January 2011, 20:03
trial fit of bonnet please :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: apie2004 on 11 January 2011, 20:20
trial fit of bonnet please :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: VR6_ROB on 11 January 2011, 21:08
very tidy you have done a really good job fitting the kit

oh yeah trial fit the bonnet lol
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 11 January 2011, 21:09
Looks good.  What do you *actually* want to do with it once it's complete?

With the time you've put into it you're going to be a brave man the first time you take it out on the road and the first time you give it full beans.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Sam on 11 January 2011, 21:15
Please say turbocharge and do hillclimbs  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 22:46
Thanks for all the thumbs up! (especially from the Key Members!)   :wink: :laugh: It does help, but note I am not an attention whore.

Looking through this thread has made me realise I talk too much considering the average viewer only really wants pictures!  :grin:

Trial fit of bonnet will be done as soon as humanly possible, no later than this weekend.  :lipsrsealed:

Thanks Dom for the illustrated reminder  :grin:

Looks good.  What do you *actually* want to do with it once it's complete?

With the time you've put into it you're going to be a brave man the first time you take it out on the road and the first time you give it full beans.  :grin:

Thanks, I plan to get it Turbo Charged then compete in some Hill Climb events!  :grin: (Caister, most of those cars are normally aspirated!)

Seriously though it's a valid question. I think most friends (especially the one who was with me on crash day) think I should tootle about in it as a weekend summer toy, my father in law says I should track it and take it to the ring.  :shocked:  I wouldn't mind a bit of both but fear (for the car) the latter.  Also it's nowhere near prepared for it.

I gave it plenty of beans when I got it, she pulled like a train, so much better than it's standard predecessor. Even now the motor seems very keen despite being out of the bay for 6 years.  I need to change the cambelt and get it tuned by a professional, at some point could do with some head work too. After that I think I will have no proplem planting my foot, and for old times sake I might even be tempted to run over a few "travellers" with it after a couple of nudge bar modifications.

In all honesty I do fear for the car on public roads a little now though.  :sad:



Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: dom on 11 January 2011, 22:54

Thanks Dom for the illustrated reminder  :grin:


As you say, everyone likes pics! Even more so if they highlight just how much work you've put in  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Dmonday on 11 January 2011, 22:58
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodykitFitting1.jpg)

That looks f*cking awesome! Love it dude, keep it up ;)

Dan
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 January 2011, 23:01

Thanks Dom for the illustrated reminder  :grin:


As you say, everyone likes pics! Even more so if they highlight just how much work you've put in  :wink:

Well i'm glad you do it, I think it would look a bit arrogant if I did it.  :grin:

That looks f*cking awesome! Love it dude, keep it up ;)

Dan

Cheers Dan
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: lemski on 12 January 2011, 13:31
i love the satin. really looks good with rain drops. the amount of work through this thread is mad. what r the parts of the kit not fitted
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: lewis1641 on 12 January 2011, 13:31
the bbs arches look way better than the zender. what were they thinking!

where's that bonnet pic?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 12 January 2011, 13:47
Seriously though it's a valid question. I think most friends (especially the one who was with me on crash day) think I should tootle about in it as a weekend summer toy, my father in law says I should track it and take it to the ring.  :shocked:  I wouldn't mind a bit of both but fear (for the car) the latter.  Also it's nowhere near prepared for it.

Your father-in-law is correct.  :grin:

It's a tough one, because you're obviously rather attached to the car and there's a certain amount of cache regarding having an early car from what became GTI Engineering, but you're at a decision point at the point of finishing putting it back together, where you need to decide do you preserve it and only make 'period' modifications to it, or does it become something you're developing for your own driving pleasure and modifications to it are entirely function-based. 

The bonnet is a prime example - it's a period modification and you could put period big-assed carbs on the motor (go find an Oettinger 16V  :grin:), or it would allow you to put ITBs on the front of a 9A 16V motor and get more air to them and go like f*ck.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 January 2011, 15:20
Seriously though it's a valid question. I think most friends (especially the one who was with me on crash day) think I should tootle about in it as a weekend summer toy, my father in law says I should track it and take it to the ring.  :shocked:  I wouldn't mind a bit of both but fear (for the car) the latter.  Also it's nowhere near prepared for it.

Your father-in-law is correct.  :grin:

It's a tough one, because you're obviously rather attached to the car and there's a certain amount of cache regarding having an early car from what became GTI Engineering, but you're at a decision point at the point of finishing putting it back together, where you need to decide do you preserve it and only make 'period' modifications to it, or does it become something you're developing for your own driving pleasure and modifications to it are entirely function-based. 

The bonnet is a prime example - it's a period modification and you could put period big-assed carbs on the motor (go find an Oettinger 16V  :grin:), or it would allow you to put ITBs on the front of a 9A 16V motor and get more air to them and go like f*ck.

Attached is an understatement  :grin:

Well at the moment i'm thinking period-ish, especially in the looks department anyway.  I will never attempt to earn Scene Points with it as i'm not bothered.  I'll be happy as a pig in sh*t if I can eventually get this car sorted aesthetically and mechanically to the highest but realistic standard I can.  By that I mean a professional paint job and the original engine running like it should for my own driving pleasure.  Would love to see how much I can squeeze back out of the motor before I attempt any modifications or transplant (advice may be required soon).  I'm expecting power to be down quite a bit at the moment.  Can't wait to see by how much and address it!

Oettinger head, yes please but fat chance.. Period engine though any day.



Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: dom on 12 January 2011, 19:17
The more I look at the most recent pics the more I think you should do the whole car satin black  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: dan_apps on 12 January 2011, 22:00
this is looking very good now topwork that man! :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 January 2011, 23:08
The more I look at the most recent pics the more I think you should do the whole car satin black  :cool:

Soon........... When the weathers on my side.  :wink:

this is looking very good now topwork that man! :afro:

Cheers Dan
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: BiGUKG on 13 January 2011, 09:15
Considering what it was like it look's f*cking lovely mate! Bet you're well proud of it? Love the wheels and can't wait to see this done!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: F17BAD on 13 January 2011, 09:25
Gonna look bad boy mate is this car once completed, id prob have normal black paint tho (nd not satin)

that hood looks great, good find :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 13 January 2011, 10:05
Considering what it was like it look's f*cking lovely mate! Bet you're well proud of it? Love the wheels and can't wait to see this done!

Thanks, yeah I'm feeling more love now its looking loads better.  getting there.  :lipsrsealed:

Gonna look bad boy mate is this car once completed, id prob have normal black paint tho (nd not satin)

that hood looks great, good find :cool:

So would I and I will when the time is right...... Bonnet trial fit on Saturday.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Jay on 13 January 2011, 13:59
 :cool:

That.
Is.
All.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: maisy on 14 January 2011, 22:54
up dates please, hate cliff hangers  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Jay on 15 January 2011, 11:37
Ok mate, it's Saturday and has been for 11 hours 43 minutes.

That's plenty of time to fit the bonnet, where are the pics?!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: Lee_dub on 15 January 2011, 11:38
must admit, im waiting to see how this looks

could go either way
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: cняis on 15 January 2011, 13:31
hurry up shaun!  :kiss:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 15 January 2011, 15:17
UPDATES!

(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/8/4/68bd327f-0029-4379-a080-b1e504a2243f.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 January 2011, 17:08
Wow what a croud!  :grin: The delay was that today I wanted to complete the outside of the car, which I have done.  Kit, lights, grille, bumpers etc...  Also trial fitted the bonnet after everything else and just managed to get some snaps before it got too dark!

Sorting photo's now.... bear with me.  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: cняis on 15 January 2011, 17:14
Wow what a croud!  :grin: The delay was that today I wanted to complete the outside of the car, which I have done.  Kit, lights, grille, bumpers etc...  Also trial fitted the bonnet after everything else and just managed to get some snaps before it got too dark!

Sorting photo's now.... bear with me.  :wink:

come on shaun its been 15 mins  :shocked:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 January 2011, 17:37
Wow what a croud!  :grin: The delay was that today I wanted to complete the outside of the car, which I have done.  Kit, lights, grille, bumpers etc...  Also trial fitted the bonnet after everything else and just managed to get some snaps before it got too dark!

Sorting photo's now.... bear with me.  :wink:

come on shaun its been 15 mins  :shocked:

Sorry uploading now...  got a work call!  :angry:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Quattro Bonnet P68 - Kit Fitting Pics P72)
Post by: dom on 15 January 2011, 17:39
Wow what a croud!  :grin: The delay was that today I wanted to complete the outside of the car, which I have done.  Kit, lights, grille, bumpers etc...  Also trial fitted the bonnet after everything else and just managed to get some snaps before it got too dark!

Sorting photo's now.... bear with me.  :wink:

come on shaun its been 15 mins  :shocked:

Sorry uploading now...  got a work call!  :angry:
:rolleyes:
(http://blockyourid.com/~gbpprorg/mil/celljam/hang_up.jpg)

(change drive to hurry up and prioritise!)
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 January 2011, 17:47
Ignore shut lines, bonnet is just plonked on...... Also imagine it in Satin, not scratched to fook gloss and without the silver grille mesh.... rest of the car needs painting which I will do after MOT... will not be MOTing with this bonnet.  Front will look better with the Lower fogs fitted too, again after MOT.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete9.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete10.jpg)

 :cool:



Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: dazzawest1987 on 15 January 2011, 17:55
really suits your car mate, looks spot on :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: Sam on 15 January 2011, 18:03
Im gonna have to say... not convinced, sorry dude. I can see this becoming a bit of a marmite bonnet  :kiss:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: cняis on 15 January 2011, 18:05
Im gonna have to say... not convinced, sorry dude. I can see this becoming a bit of a marmite bonnet  :kiss:

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

summed it up right there. i might grow to love it with black mesh though, we'll see!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 January 2011, 18:18
really suits your car mate, looks spot on :cool:

Cheers... We'll have to see how it is after it's been worked on.

Im gonna have to say... not convinced, sorry dude. I can see this becoming a bit of a marmite bonnet  :kiss:

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

summed it up right there. i might grow to love it with black mesh though, we'll see!

I hear ya fella's.... If i'm honest i'm not too sure myself  :undecided:

At certain angles I think it looks great but others not so.  Standing tall against the car looking down at it I don't like it, but then head on lower down I do, the gloss and mesh ruin it so we'll have to see... I'm still going to make it mint and sort the mesh out and with this and the rest of the car painted it might blend in much better.....  I wish I had the lower fogs sorted as I think this might help with the busy upper front end.

I like it here

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: F17BAD on 15 January 2011, 18:38
i hate to say this, but it would be a lie if i said i liked that on your car, i mean i like the bonnet but not when its on your car if this makes sense.
I say go back standard :undecided:

rest of car looks great tho
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 15 January 2011, 18:42
Minty goodness IMO.

Sets an already stand-out car further apart and works well with the already-aggressive bodykit.

You just need box-arches on it now.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: Neo Badness on 15 January 2011, 18:56
Would be ideal if you're using itb's :lipsrsealed:

Seen these before and they always look super tough. I'd black the mesh, but then I get carried away when blacking cars. :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: Wayne on 15 January 2011, 18:57
Love it, really suits the car :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: Martz on 15 January 2011, 19:03
I think it works well, doesnt look chavy.  Nice one mate. :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: Jimp on 15 January 2011, 19:27
Super aggressive, I like it  :cool: As you said it will look a lot better painted and without the silvery mesh.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: jmsheahan on 15 January 2011, 20:44
Bonnet looks great! (coming from someone who hates things like that usually). Really suits the car and the rest of the kit.

Car is looking superb, top job mate. Can't be far off completion now?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: richandhazel on 15 January 2011, 21:11
Hmmmm, sorry, don't like it :sad: it doesn't work for me, sorry for being honest, only my opinion :huh:
Body kit is looking great though, well done  :smiley:
Thanks for doing the trial fit of the bonnet, I really was curious how it would look. I just don't think that the Mk1 can match the UR Quattro aggressive look....maybe you will prove me wrong.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: cняis on 15 January 2011, 21:20
Hmmmm, sorry, don't like it :sad: it doesn't work for me, sorry for being honest, only my opinion :huh:
Body kit is looking great though, well done  :smiley:
Thanks for doing the trial fit of the bonnet, I really was curious how it would look. I just don't think that the Mk1 can match the UR Quattro aggressive look....maybe you will prove me wrong.

maybe square lights may help? like westmoreland(?) lights on the mk2 golf.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: F17BAD on 15 January 2011, 23:34

You just need box-arches on it now.  :grin:

Now if it had them, i think it would work, but alas it does not  :undecided:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: dom on 15 January 2011, 23:35
Wow, it really has divided people!

Initially I didn't like it, however.....I think that (as you say) with the front fogs in and a number plate on it will look a lot better. The problem for me is the big gaping space from the bottom of the grill downwards, but, with the mentioned bits fitted it should balance out the look of the front end and I reckon it'll look good :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 January 2011, 23:48
i hate to say this, but it would be a lie if i said i liked that on your car, i mean i like the bonnet but not when its on your car if this makes sense.
I say go back standard :undecided:

rest of car looks great tho

I know what you mean but I will not make a firm decision on it untill it's been done properly. I have two bonnets and the option to run either at will... be patient, this was only a trial fit.  Glad the rest of the car is getting some points though.

Minty goodness IMO.

Sets an already stand-out car further apart and works well with the already-aggressive bodykit.

You just need box-arches on it now.  :grin:

Ah ha, someone who can see through a trial and see potential.

Will this do

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp208/coilbox20vt/Chapa/2003-22.jpg)

Would be ideal if you're using itb's :lipsrsealed:

Seen these before and they always look super tough. I'd black the mesh, but then I get carried away when blacking cars. :grin:

The whole bonnet will be prepped and painted to match the car, inlucing the mesh...  ITB's will be great one day but for me it's all about what's in there already for now, it was one of the main reasons I bought car.  I have plans to make the vents more useful.  Inside the rise I want to build channels for the air to places I want it, air box and throttle body/exhaust area.   :cool:

Love it, really suits the car :afro:

I think it works well, doesnt look chavy.  Nice one mate. :cool:

Thanks, will look loads better but glad you can see it might work.  I was starting think, FAIL.

Bonnet looks great! (coming from someone who hates things like that usually). Really suits the car and the rest of the kit.

Car is looking superb, top job mate. Can't be far off completion now?

Thanks... I hate vented bonnets but this is old skool and VAG so thought it was worth a shot.  Nope, not far to go I hope!

Hmmmm, sorry, don't like it :sad: it doesn't work for me, sorry for being honest, only my opinion :huh:
Body kit is looking great though, well done  :smiley:
Thanks for doing the trial fit of the bonnet, I really was curious how it would look. I just don't think that the Mk1 can match the UR Quattro aggressive look....maybe you will prove me wrong.


Don't be sorry, I'm quite happy it's getting mixed views... It makes me like it more, its beyond marmite now.  :grin:

Of course it can't match the Quattro, but then i'm not trying to do that.  I'm trying to make this mine.  :wink:  I only put the bonnet on prematurely due to forum peer pressure.  Patience, I'll sway you.   :smug:

maybe square lights may help? like westmoreland(?) lights on the mk2 golf.

No no no!.... no square lights, well not where you're thinking anyway.  The OEM lights are round in the middle, the vents above are rectangle and so to finish it off, the bottom fogs are also rectangle which I think will help a lot.  It doesn't help that they weren't fitted for this round of snaps.

Wow, it really has divided people!

Initially I didn't like it, however.....I think that (as you say) with the front fogs in and a number plate on it will look a lot better. The problem for me is the big gaping space from the bottom of the grill downwards, but, with the mentioned bits fitted it should balance out the look of the front end and I reckon it'll look good :afro:

Dom, I was exactly the same, I had to visualise the rest of it to be more convinced.  I didn't really want to take snaps of the trial fit, I only wanted to post what I have done today, so I blame all those that forced it!  :laugh:

I don't want a "Euro look" Golf.

Stay with me people...  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: shepgti on 16 January 2011, 00:22
loving that bonnet, if you want rid then i want first dibs!!!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 00:26
loving that bonnet, if you want rid then i want first dibs!!!

Cheers mate and noted.  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: benvictors on 16 January 2011, 00:38


I hear ya fella's.... If i'm honest i'm not too sure myself  :undecided:

At certain angles I think it looks great but others not so.  Standing tall against the car looking down at it I don't like it, but then head on lower down I do, the gloss and mesh ruin it so we'll have to see... I'm still going to make it mint and sort the mesh out and with this and the rest of the car painted it might blend in much better.....  I wish I had the lower fogs sorted as I think this might help with the busy upper front end.

I like it here

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete.jpg)

Totally agree Shaun, looks sh!t hot from certain angles but a bit cheesey from others  :undecided:
The rest of it looks ACE mate  :grin: :laugh: :grin:
Im even a little bit jealous  :cry:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 16 January 2011, 09:02
Ah ha, someone who can see through a trial and see potential.

It's called vision.

Not all are in receipt of it.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: archie837 on 16 January 2011, 09:37
Not too sure - think if it had the super wide arches on it, it would look really good  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: dan_apps on 16 January 2011, 09:44
Shaun i like it and u are not following anything or the norm which is great, deffo goes with the era of the bodykit, good move! :afro:

Ah ha, someone who can see through a trial and see potential.

It's called vision.

Not all are in receipt of it.

this sums it up well here!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: JC on 16 January 2011, 09:48
sod the bonnet, whats with the exhaust  :shocked: :sick:

 :tongue:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: Peej1981 on 16 January 2011, 10:27
I quiet like the bonnet however i think it is the front air intake slots that are letting it down, they seem to stick up a little too much, maybe if they where not so much noticable it might be batter. Take the mesh behind the slots out and spray them black then it will hide it a little better and show the lines of the bonnet off better too? :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 10:46
Thanks for more mixed views...  :smiley:

@ Chuff.  I know a bit about it, I wouldn't have chosen it.  The system including manifold is Supersprint :afro: but for some reason in the 90's the rear box was changed for one by Magnum Tuning.

Previous owner raved about it, they were a small company based in Europe that could make your exhaust on spec, sound type, db levels, restrictiveness etc.  I believe this is a one off.

Although still made in Europe the company is based near Daytona or somewhere like that now. TBO it sounds amazing, old boy down the road has nicknamed it the spitfire.

I might change it (but keep it) when I'm feeling flush.



Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: F17BAD on 16 January 2011, 11:56

It's called vision.


should have gone to specsavers  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: maisy on 16 January 2011, 13:49
I like it i think it suits the car, i'd definitely keep it  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete + Bonnet Trial P75)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 16:03
I like it i think it suits the car, i'd definitely keep it  :smiley:

Oh well that's it then, I'm keeping it!...  :wink:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 16:50
Soooooooo, I've done some MOT stuff today (in between rain showers!), fitted new camber bolts up front, wheels sit well now and steering is straight for the first time since crash (needs pro alignment though obviously).

Fitted thoroughly cleaned washer bottle,  red silicone hose and MK2 Jets.  Didn't take pics... I will. Also fitted new Aero Wipers a little while back. All working well. Removed rear bottle as I de-wipered it some time ago.

Fitted little red bullet tyre valve caps for the sake of it.

Oh and here's some pics for all you Quattro Bonnet haters:   :grin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/OEMBonnet.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/OEMBonnet7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/OEMBonnet15.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/OEMBonnet13.jpg)

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Wayne on 16 January 2011, 16:54
Prefer the quattro bonnet  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Martz on 16 January 2011, 16:56
Prefer the quattro bonnet  :smiley:

Me too.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 17:29
Prefer the quattro bonnet  :smiley:
Me too.  :cool:

Thought you might say that!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: dom on 16 January 2011, 17:35
I also prefer the quattro  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 17:36
I also prefer the quattro  :cool:

Ha ha, cool... might start a poll in the MK1 section.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 17:45
Little Poll for y'all  :grin:

HERE (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=178406.0)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Jack3559 on 16 January 2011, 20:07
Yeah! That looks really good.

Square headlights would look great, like the US rabbit ones; it'd look like a quattro hatch!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 20:19
Yeah! That looks really good.

Square headlights would look great, like the US rabbit ones; it'd look like a quattro hatch!

Ha, now that's funny... just not sure about them.  If I ever see a set cheap with a grille and a pair of wings (unlikely) I would give it a bash.  Even with the wings, fabrication to the front panel would be required.  :sick:

(http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1434/4381/3584690001_large.jpg)

Could just go nuts!

(http://www.x.vwlucky.com/main.php/d/639-2/mk1+silver+golf1+rabbit+6headlights+gullwing+doors+Rinnspeed+Aliporta+headon+front.bmp)
 :sick: :sick: :sick:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Jack3559 on 16 January 2011, 20:25
 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

That's mental!

But nah, the golf is looking lovely. Very jealous.

It's different too!

 :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 January 2011, 21:46
:shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

That's mental!

But nah, the golf is looking lovely. Very jealous.

It's different too!

 :cool:


um... maybe not 6 headlights.....  :grin:

Thanks, you won't be jealous of the work involved though.

different maybe but certainly trying to bring back the 80's retro style...    :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: ash-lough on 17 January 2011, 09:51
I prefer the Quattro bonnet. Also I really like them square lights, think they would suit it well!

Other than that though, it looks amazing, great job!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 January 2011, 10:04
I prefer the Quattro bonnet. Also I really like them square lights, think they would suit it well!

Other than that though, it looks amazing, great job!

Cheers, can't wait to get it rolling with either bonnet now... Will try and get quttro bonnet ready for show time and see how it goes down.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 17 January 2011, 10:11
I like the Quattro bonnet, just don't like the mesh! Think it ties in well with your other kit :cool:

I bet you were well happy when you had that front end on, starting to feel like your going some where!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 January 2011, 10:40
I like the Quattro bonnet, just don't like the mesh! Think it ties in well with your other kit :cool:

I bet you were well happy when you had that front end on, starting to feel like your going some where!  :grin:

Thanks.... Yeah you know it!... really inspired at the moment... soooooo close!

I managed to take her for a little spin yesterday for the first time since 2004!.... little private farm track round the corner from my house!

Buzzing is an understatement!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 17 January 2011, 10:56
I like the Quattro bonnet, just don't like the mesh! Think it ties in well with your other kit :cool:

I bet you were well happy when you had that front end on, starting to feel like your going some where!  :grin:

Thanks.... Yeah you know it!... really inspired at the moment... soooooo close!

I managed to take her for a little spin yesterday for the first time since 2004!.... little private farm track round the corner from my house!

Buzzing is an understatement!

You must have been in a puddle of your own sex wee!!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 January 2011, 10:58
You must have been in a puddle of your own sex wee!!  :grin:

Maybe a little.   :lipsrsealed:  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 17 January 2011, 11:01
I'm glad to see you've updated your Dub Projects page!  :cool:

Looks like there is far too much sh!t in this thread, 75 pages to be exact!  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 January 2011, 11:09
I'm glad to see you've updated your Dub Projects page!  :cool:

Looks like there is far too much sh!t in this thread, 75 pages to be exact!  :grin: :grin: :grin:
  Oi you cheeky beggar! Yeah, doing it a bit at a time for myself really, then I can use Ben's download thingy so I can have a build thread without all the chat.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Jay on 17 January 2011, 14:01
I really like the bonnet :cool: The US spec lights and grille would also match it, but then that's a whole lot more work & £££'s.

The standard grille and lights too fine.

Well done :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 January 2011, 14:04
I really like the bonnet :cool: The US spec lights and grille would also match it, but then that's a whole lot more work & £££'s.

The standard grille and lights too fine.

Well done :afro:

Thanks.... don't understand that bit though?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: dubsport on 17 January 2011, 16:30

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/OEMBonnet.jpg)

thats some fine looking mk1 right there :afro:  :kiss:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 January 2011, 16:41
thats some fine looking mk1 right there :afro:  :kiss:

Ha!... So you're a fan of how a lot of yanks roll then, hoodless?  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: BiGUKG on 17 January 2011, 17:13
Just took some time to look at the pics, seems like so much progress since I last checked! It really looks lovely mate and will look the dogs dangleys when it's done! Love the quattro bonnet as well, really suits it! wasn't keen till I saw the pics with the standard bonnet, really makes the car!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: dom on 17 January 2011, 17:53
thats some fine looking mk1 right there :afro:  :kiss:

Ha!... So you're a fan of how a lot of yanks roll then, hoodless?  :grin:

That's clearly the solution to your bonnet dilemma! Just don't run one  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 January 2011, 18:21
Just took some time to look at the pics, seems like so much progress since I last checked! It really looks lovely mate and will look the dogs dangleys when it's done! Love the quattro bonnet as well, really suits it! wasn't keen till I saw the pics with the standard bonnet, really makes the car!

Cheers fella, it's a bit hit and miss but I'll do what I can to convince more people....

(http://i3.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/50/lens10415781_1270815136Marmite_Jar.jpg)

thats some fine looking mk1 right there :afro:  :kiss:

Ha!... So you're a fan of how a lot of yanks roll then, hoodless?  :grin:

That's clearly the solution to your bonnet dilemma! Just don't run one  :grin:

My excuse not to do this is that it is illegal in this country.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Jay on 17 January 2011, 19:43
I really like the bonnet :cool: The US spec lights and grille would also match it, but then that's a whole lot more work & £££'s.

The standard grille and lights will look fine too.

Well done :afro:

Thanks.... don't understand that bit though?

Sorry was talking to a colleague while typing  :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: archie837 on 17 January 2011, 19:58
Don't think it's illegal - just seriously frowned upon / attracts way too much of the wrong attention.

When we went up to inters, a mate rolled up in his mk2 bonnetless past a load of police and no bother.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: lemski on 17 January 2011, 20:04
it has taken me days to look at the photos and decide if i like the quattro bonnet of not. i do like it. it really pulls the car together in my opinion. i'd have one on my mk2 easilly mate
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Wayne on 17 January 2011, 20:41
Don't think it's illegal - just seriously frowned upon / attracts way too much of the wrong attention.

When we went up to inters, a mate rolled up in his mk2 bonnetless past a load of police and no bother.

It is illegal, saw a guy get done for it on tv, classed as dangerious I believe
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Jack3559 on 17 January 2011, 21:22
It's illegal because if you run without a bonnet it's easier to munch pedestrians when you peruse the pavement.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: cняis on 17 January 2011, 22:23
I see much love for SQUARE HEADLIGHTS shaun.

am i convincing you yet?

you got that rare bonnet, now get the rare headlights/wings/slam panel!!  :wink: :evil:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Wayne on 17 January 2011, 23:26
I guess the other option would be a mk1 Jetta front but again hard to find maybe.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: archie837 on 18 January 2011, 09:03
It's illegal because if you run without a bonnet it's easier to munch pedestrians when you peruse the pavement.

it is illegal because when you're racing, the forced intake of cold air all over the block, causes an increase of 7265bhp, which is clearly too much for the road.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: Jack3559 on 18 January 2011, 11:00
It's illegal because if you run without a bonnet it's easier to munch pedestrians when you peruse the pavement.

it is illegal because when you're racing, the forced intake of cold air all over the block, causes an increase of 7265bhp, which is clearly too much for the road.

 :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 January 2011, 12:07
Woh there fella's.  This has all come from a trial fit,  I need to take a step back and remind myself of what i'm doing.  I'm not even rolling with the front end i've just done.  I wouldn't worry too much about driving without a bonnet, I would never consider it.

However, saying all that I can see what my future options are... I just don't think I could ever be happy with a golf sporting square headlights.....
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: archie837 on 18 January 2011, 13:08
Heyyyyy??? Nothing serious going on here lol.

Anyway, question is when are you getting some wider / box arches?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 January 2011, 13:49
Heyyyyy??? Nothing serious going on here lol.

Anyway, question is when are you getting some wider / box arches?


Yeah I know... Just wasn't expecting so much attention over the bonnet... I certainly wasn't expect suggestions of how to change the rest of the car already.  :grin:

Box arches... lets say next year.

In other news.. A friend at work told me he has a Gas anyliser, I have borrowed it off him to see if i can set the engine up myself.
(http://www.tiz.st/miniblog/GunsonGasTester2.jpeg)

At the momement she's running a bit rich and wont settle below 1200-1300 RPM.  Also keen to see what the CO2 is like before the MOT.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 18 January 2011, 13:53
Good work there Shaun! :afro:

Tell them all to sick the square headlights up their ar$e they look horrific!!!  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: richandhazel on 18 January 2011, 15:57
Got to agree about the square headlights.
Not sure if you have seen this Shaun........this is one of the first pictures that I took of my Mk1 when I purchased it in 2002:-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/VW/VW%20Cabriolet/psn00023.jpg)

I think that is the only picture that I have with the Kameii grill and headlight kit fitted.........it didn't stay on long as I seriously did not like it. I've still got it all in my shed of parts :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 January 2011, 16:01
I forgot about that till now!... think I saw that once many years ago!.... you wanna let go of it and sell it to me for a fair price (i'm poor).  Might be worth a try at a later date..  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: richandhazel on 18 January 2011, 16:08
Just found a couple more pics. These were taken by the previous owner in August 2000:-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/VW/VW%20Cabriolet/CabAug2000.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/richandhazel/VW/VW%20Cabriolet/CabAug2000a.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 January 2011, 16:21
you never know, might work with that bonnet of my mine... would you sell?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: richandhazel on 18 January 2011, 16:54
I can see what you're thinking and how it could work with your bonnet. Maybe an interesting photoshop experiment coming up?

I haven't considered selling the kit despite offers that have come my way over the years. It's a long story but what it comes down to is that I would need to talk to the previous owner who is a friend of mine but lives in Kent so I don't see very often nowadays. I made my intentions clear about removing the grill and lights and he made me give my word, at the time of purchase, that I would always hang onto the kit and keep it with the car. 
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: dom on 18 January 2011, 18:26
Really don't like that front end :sick:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: richandhazel on 18 January 2011, 19:05
Really don't like that front end :sick:

Agree, definitely prefer the one I have now. I can see that it might go with the quattro bonnet though :undecided:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: F17BAD on 18 January 2011, 19:24
To run that Grill / headlamp combo you must have balls like this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkIryQ6Paqg
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 January 2011, 20:33
Kells I've seen that before and I have way bigger balls!  :grin:

Well i'm sticking to the plan for now, the quattro bonnet has issues that won't let me mount it properly so would be jumping the gun a bit to even think about making changes to the rest of the car to accommodate it.  However, forgetting that grille, what really lets those lights down IMO is they are white.. if they were black with my bottom fogs and the bonnet on it may work.... as Rich said, a photochop may be required at some point.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: F17BAD on 18 January 2011, 20:56
Kells I've seen that before and I have way bigger balls!  :grin:



 :grin: :grin:

in that case - go for it shawn matey  :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 January 2011, 21:06
in that case - go for it shawn matey  :laugh:

Come on my name is in my sig....

Southpark episode based on me.

(http://static.tvfanatic.com/images/gallery/randy-gets-cancer_479x371.jpg)
 :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: F17BAD on 18 January 2011, 21:15
 :grin:  sorry buddie, i do some work with a guy with the same name but spelt with a "W" force of habit  :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 January 2011, 23:26
Got a CO2 Analyiser on her today...  was reading between 2.5 and 3%.  According to the GTI Engineering plaque it should be 1.8%

Way better than I thought though.  Need to get a strobe on her as I'm convinced the timing is way off!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Body Complete P75 + New Pics P78)
Post by: maisy on 19 January 2011, 20:59
dear shaun,

you really really need to lose the mazda thingy in your sig, it offends me.

kind regards

maisy  :cool:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 January 2011, 18:59
This weekend has been about MOT tweaks and some tidying up. 
Re-bled the brakes
Got a gas tester on it, read 4% CO2, not bad. Tuning Plaque on the slam panel demands 1.8% at 1000 RPM which is what it's at now!.. whoop!

Tidied up some wiring, got my number plate holders and plates made up. 

Rebuilt the kamei fog light units with the Bosch parts from a Vauxhall Frontera... Just need to clean them up.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FogsRebuilt.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/FogsRebuilt1.jpg)

All my MK1 GTI's have never had the red Grille surround.  I wanted one on this and being a Cabby Grille my only option appeared to be painting it on...  Masking it was a b1tch! I had no idea how it was going to turn out...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/GTIGrilleTrim.jpg)

Got carried away and did the badge spacer, not sure about it, might make it black again.  Need to get hold of a font GTI badge.  :sad:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/GTIGrilleTrim3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/PlatesOn.jpg)


dear shaun,

you really really need to lose the mazda thingy in your sig, it offends me.

kind regards

maisy  :cool:

Dear Maisy,

Please tell me why it offends you... it's not that bad is it?.. but if it bothers you that much I'll get round to updating it soon.


Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: Wayne on 23 January 2011, 19:25
Good progress, not sure on the red surround  :undecided:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: dazzawest1987 on 23 January 2011, 19:34
Looks good, I like the red detailing on the grille, you must be pleased its coming together now?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 January 2011, 20:25
Just realised I double posted an image and missed one off. Fixed

Good progress, not sure on the red surround  :undecided:

Well technically it's meant to have one... I think the bit round the badge kills it.
Looks good, I like the red detailing on the grille, you must be pleased its coming together now?

Cheers, yeah next pay day I'm going to try my luck!


Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: cняis on 23 January 2011, 21:13
Just realised I double posted an image and missed one off. Fixed

Good progress, not sure on the red surround  :undecided:

Well technically it's meant to have one... I think the bit round the badge kills it.
Looks good, I like the red detailing on the grille, you must be pleased its coming together now?

Cheers, yeah next pay day I'm going to try my luck!




agreed, i like the red grill surround but not the badge surround  :tongue:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 January 2011, 09:26
agreed, i like the red grill surround but not the badge surround  :tongue:

So looking at the car this morning I thought  :sick:

Badge spacer surround thingy is defo going back to black!

Can anybody help with two things I need desperately?... After a couple of sidelight bulb holders and a headlight bulb retaining clip?  I believe both are the same for MK2 and possible MK3....
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 24 January 2011, 09:32
Have you thought about black badge surround and a red badge? Just a thought??

Good work so far, think this is the first time we've seen it almost back together!  :evil:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 January 2011, 10:01
Have you thought about black badge surround and a red badge? Just a thought??

Good work so far, think this is the first time we've seen it almost back together!  :evil:

Nah I think it's over the top doing anything like that now I look at it and will look even worse when I try to pull that other bonnet off in the future.  I might try the shadow style with the badge where the inside is painted.  I have a spare badge to play with so for now I think I will put this one back to how it should be.

I know, bar the unfinshed paint work it looks like a road going car at least!  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: cняis on 24 January 2011, 13:23
i might have both, i have some knackered hella mk2 headlights which i kept hold of.

will take pics later :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 January 2011, 14:19
i might have both, i have some knackered hella mk2 headlights which i kept hold of.

will take pics later :afro:

Cheers Chris... I may still need to get a "Relay Box" off you if that's still possible?

I have ended up getting some Universal rubber sidelight bulb holders off egay but the headlight bulb reatining clip is defo still desperate.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: richandhazel on 24 January 2011, 14:24
I like the red detailing although agreed the badge may be a bit much.
Nice to see it all coming together now, looking good :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 January 2011, 15:03
I like the red detailing although agreed the badge may be a bit much.
Nice to see it all coming together now, looking good :cool:

Cheers Rich.... yeah, i've decided the badge needs to be left alone...
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: cняis on 24 January 2011, 18:07
i might have both, i have some knackered hella mk2 headlights which i kept hold of.

will take pics later :afro:

Cheers Chris... I may still need to get a "Relay Box" off you if that's still possible?

I have ended up getting some Universal rubber sidelight bulb holders off egay but the headlight bulb reatining clip is defo still desperate.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/crevice1984/DSCF2046.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/crevice1984/DSCF2047.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/crevice1984/DSCF2050.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/crevice1984/DSCF2049.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/crevice1984/DSCF2048.jpg)

Any good?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: lemski on 24 January 2011, 18:10
i like the red
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 January 2011, 21:34
Chris that's perfect mate... PMing you now.  :cool:

i like the red

Cheers, still putting the badge back to how it was though.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: lemski on 24 January 2011, 21:38
black badge would look better. original and all that.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 January 2011, 21:44
black badge would look better. original and all that.
  The badge is black it's just the ring spacer thingy behind I spayed, think I saw it done on 16v_Blu's car once and wondered what it would look like on mine... his car is red, doesn't work on mine.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: lemski on 24 January 2011, 22:01
i know what i mean mate, and with your car being black on black, introducing that little bit of red on the grill does split the black up slightly.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: benvictors on 25 January 2011, 21:13
Looking good matey  :grin: red surround not so much tho  :sad:
Why not try doing the inside edges of the vw red and the face black, would look standard from a distance but up close would add a bit of 'Hhhhm Niiceee!!!'  :laugh:
b!tch to mask up and get to a good standard tho  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 January 2011, 21:34
Looking good matey  :grin: red surround not so much tho  :sad:
Why not try doing the inside edges of the vw red and the face black, would look standard from a distance but up close would add a bit of 'Hhhhm Niiceee!!!'  :laugh:
b!tch to mask up and get to a good standard tho  :grin:
 
Yeah I mentioned that earlier... Might give that a bash with a spare badge.

I'll keep the red grille surround though for at least as long as it rolls with the OEM bonnet as that's how it should have been.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: benvictors on 25 January 2011, 21:54
Have you thought about black badge surround and a red badge? Just a thought??

Good work so far, think this is the first time we've seen it almost back together!  :evil:

Nah I think it's over the top doing anything like that now I look at it and will look even worse when I try to pull that other bonnet off in the future.  I might try the shadow style with the badge where the inside is painted.  I have a spare badge to play with so for now I think I will put this one back to how it should be.

I know, bar the unfinshed paint work it looks like a road going car at least!  :smiley:

Oh yes, sorry mate, i'll just copy what you say and try take the credit for it ha ha :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 January 2011, 22:02
Have you thought about black badge surround and a red badge? Just a thought??

Good work so far, think this is the first time we've seen it almost back together!  :evil:

Nah I think it's over the top doing anything like that now I look at it and will look even worse when I try to pull that other bonnet off in the future.  I might try the shadow style with the badge where the inside is painted.  I have a spare badge to play with so for now I think I will put this one back to how it should be.

I know, bar the unfinshed paint work it looks like a road going car at least!  :smiley:

Oh yes, sorry mate, i'll just copy what you say and try take the credit for it ha ha :laugh:
That's fine, I won't tell anyone.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: cняis on 25 January 2011, 23:22
Have you thought about black badge surround and a red badge? Just a thought??

Good work so far, think this is the first time we've seen it almost back together!  :evil:

Nah I think it's over the top doing anything like that now I look at it and will look even worse when I try to pull that other bonnet off in the future.  I might try the shadow style with the badge where the inside is painted.  I have a spare badge to play with so for now I think I will put this one back to how it should be.

I know, bar the unfinshed paint work it looks like a road going car at least!  :smiley:

Oh yes, sorry mate, i'll just copy what you say and try take the credit for it ha ha :laugh:
That's fine, I won't tell anyone.

like this shaun?
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/crevice1984/HPIM2420b.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: tech1889 on 25 January 2011, 23:26
subtle and nice i didnt even notice lol
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 25 January 2011, 23:32
@ Chris

Yes mate just like that.  :cool:  I remember yours was done.. I'll have a bash.. I have be careful of not getting carried away as when I try and fit that bonnet properly, too much colour will go towards the car losing it's stealth look when all the satin is done.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: cняis on 26 January 2011, 18:21
@ Chris

Yes mate just like that.  :cool:  I remember yours was done.. I'll have a bash.. I have be careful of not getting carried away as when I try and fit that bonnet properly, too much colour will go towards the car losing it's stealth look when all the satin is done.

posted you bits today :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 January 2011, 23:01
@ Chris

Yes mate just like that.  :cool:  I remember yours was done.. I'll have a bash.. I have be careful of not getting carried away as when I try and fit that bonnet properly, too much colour will go towards the car losing it's stealth look when all the satin is done.

posted you bits today :afro:

Cheers dude, replied to your PM.

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 January 2011, 19:45
So... bit of a cr@p update...

Thanks to Chris I now have a headlight bulb retaining clip in the lens that didn't have one.  I didn't have any side light bulb holders either and was struggling to find any, again Chris came to rescue, they fit but wrong connections!..  Only beer money wasted but i'm still annoyed as I've had to bodge them in now with some universal rubber holders that don't fit properly!

Dear VW,

what was the fecking need to change them when everything else is the same
!  :angry:

Front is now reassembled for the last time for now and everything works lights wise.  Red oval around Grille badge is now gone too.

Cannot for the life of me find the wiring for the brake fluid level sensor! I swear they were in the bay somewhere.  :angry:

Handbrake/Fluid level light on all the time. MOT Fail? I think so.

Need to get the tyres done tomorrow.  And after the above gremlins are sorted she's ready for an MOT (I Think)... down side is I'm broke!

Been doing some insurance quotes... Chris Knott wins hands down at the moment at £153 fully comp on classic!  :shocked:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: lemski on 28 January 2011, 21:21
That's a well good insurance quote mate. I like how its nearing being on the road. Real excited
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: shepgti on 29 January 2011, 18:04
shaun do you know if chris knots classic insurance has a minimum age?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: lemski on 29 January 2011, 18:06
Its 25 int it with them? I need to look at cheaper insurance
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: shepgti on 29 January 2011, 18:07
Its 25 int it with them? I need to look at cheaper insurance

bugger :angry:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 January 2011, 09:22
Managed to attack my last couple of gremlins bit not fixed them....  Can't get any power through the horn wiring!...

Eventually found the plug for the Brake Fluid Level Sensor.  Of course it does't fit as the car doesn't have the mk1 braking system and I replaced all the looms so was looking for the worng plug for a while...  Not sure what car the fluid reservoir cap is from as it wants two seperate blade connections rather than a single plug.. eirther way I have sorted it and wired it up and the warning light is still on!.. tested switch in the cap... I think its fooked... need a new one.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 31 January 2011, 10:01
Unlucky there Shaun, i'm sure you will have it sorted in no time!

It's these little things that can really get to you!  :angry:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 January 2011, 10:08
Unlucky there Shaun, i'm sure you will have it sorted in no time!

It's these little things that can really get to you!  :angry:
  I know... was doing my head in.  I'm trying to figure out the origin of the cap as it doesn't have the socket for the sensor plug, just a spade connection either side....  whats yours like?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: Martz on 02 February 2011, 21:58
Sounds like you have been a busy man mate. Looking forward to seeing this at a few shows this year! :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Tweaks, Changes and Pics P84)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 February 2011, 10:58
Sounds like you have been a busy man mate. Looking forward to seeing this at a few shows this year! :cool:

Spending more time on stupid little faults now than I have with anything else!

Cr@ppy pictureless update

Had trouble trying to use the exisiting horn wiring as I cannot get a positve test through the wires under the engine bay.  Tested the steering wheel switch, that's fine, tested the sender wire to the fuse box with earh on the boss, passed. But when I put the testers earth on the car body and the positive to the horn switch sender wire, nothing.  After lots of head scratching it turns out the steering column and rack is not earthed so will not close a circuit.  Had a peek down the back of engine bay and I spotted that earth point 16 (rack to body) is broken.. Hope to sort this at the weekend!

After a few moments with the engine running, the Handbrake/Fluid Warning Light would come on and stay on.... I have now found the plug for the brake fluid level sensor (was wedged under the airbox),   I had to chop the plug off the loom and make new individual connections to use it. The cap is not the orginal as the car has a mk2 16v servo etc.. However the cap isn't off a MK2 and have no idea what it's from!
 
I have tested the fluid cap sensor and it appears to be switched on all the time, so will need to see if I can fix or replace. 

My other problem is that I cannot for the life of me find where the handbrake switch wire is supposed to go.  Having a connector at the end of the wire suggests that it shares a connection with a low fluid level sensor wire away from the fuse box, I cannot see any spare connections. I checked the following pin locations at the back of the fuse box to try and trace somewhere to stick it.

C/12 - brake fluid switch
B/1 and A/15 - brake fluid/handbrake warning switch
E/13 - handbrake warning switch

In my new looms there are no wires in the above pin locations!  WTF!? Looks like there never was.

Resorted to plan b, removed instrument panels and located plug for the warning light, found the correct earth wire and spliced the handbrake switch to the plug, did a continuity test and lifted the handbrake, result.  however, when I put the battery back on, I heard a fuse pop.. now obviously the switch does nothing again.

 :huh:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Project Thread Now In Line p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 February 2011, 04:22
MK1 Project Page in line with this thread now.... Whole project in 9 pages. Due to chat removal there may be the odd sentence that won't make sense now but... meh...  :cool:

Click (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121364.0)
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 February 2011, 20:06
Well it looks like the growing list is finally slowing down for now, updated this to plan my last weekend bash at it!... (please don't fecking rain!)

To Source

Air Filter
All wiring looms (Engine, Interior/Dash, Lights)
Rear Light cluster
Bonnet
Front Bumper
N/S Wing
Front Indicators
Front side light bulb holders (bodged for now)
Headlight bulb retaining clip Thanks Chris :afro:
Rear Lights
Front Seats
Gear Linkage Kit
MK2 16v 256mm Vented Grooved/Drilled Discs
MK2 16v Front Brake Pads
New rear drums & Shoes
New Handbrake cables
Wheel bearings x4
Exhaust Hangers
15" BBS RA (Sportlines) x4
Late MK1 cabby Twin light Grille
Battery
Coil
Coilovers
Front Suspension Top Mounts
Rear Suspension Top Mounts
New Fuel Filter
Door Lock Pin
Headlight Bulbs
Spotlight Bulbs
Rear Twin Filament Bulbs
Windscreen Scuttle Repair Panel
Windscreen Seal
Windscreen Wipers
Window Winders
Twin Tone Horns
Front Wipers
2x 195/45/r15 tyres
Shift Weight
Windscreen Washer Jet
Washer Jet pipes
Heater Matrix Valve
Upgraded headlight wiring and relays
New Alarm System  :lipsrsealed:
New Numberplates and Dealer Holders


To Do

Strip out interior
Remove all wiring
Paint engine bay
Strip and paint cam cover and cam belt cover
Fit Air Filter
Remove BBS body kit
Full Rust Hunt and repair
Strip inner wings, paint/waxoyl
Strip Sills and Seams Paint/Waxoyl
Rewire car
Make and fit high power headlight/spots loom with relays
Fix Fuel gauge sender
Fault find MFA and fix if possible
No instrument cluster lights, fix
Remove and replace all gear linkages
Fit shift weight
Replace radiator
Clean out cooling system, fill with X Stream G30
Multiple engine flushes, new oil filter and fill with semi-synthetic
Fit later style cabby grille
Fit new bumper
Fit new 10 LED front indicators
Fit horns In progress
Refurb wheels
Fit new tyres
Fit new wheels
Replace rear drums pads and wheel bearings Bearings done, brakes postponed
Service Corrado Front Callipers
Replace front discs vented drilled/grooved 256mm and pads
Fix boot leak
Replace rear lights
Fit coilovers
Fit rear lights
Sound proof interior
Wash carpets and refit
Fit Seats
Fit window winders
Fit Front Wipers
Remove windscreen
Repair leak behind window rubber with new scuttle panel and seal
Prep and paint interior
Refurbish new wing
Prep and paint BBS body kit (Satin Black)
Prep and paint body and panels (Satin Black) In Progress
Refit BBS body kit
Seal Exhaust and replace hangers
New Numberplates and Dealer Holders
Fix Brake Fluid/Handbrake Warning Issue
Fit Alarm System
Camber and wheel alignment etc
Tune Engine!!!!  :evil:

MOT  :shocked:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Martz on 08 February 2011, 20:38
Good work so far Shaun. :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 February 2011, 20:56
Good work so far Shaun. :cool:

Cheers, list will grow when MOT man says so.  :lipsrsealed:

From whats left in that list, all i'm going to do before MOT is:

Sort the wiring out for the horns, (horns are fitted now)
Fix the broken earth to steering rack
Get the new tyres on and all the wheels balanced
Give the brakes another bleed
Gas test it and tune it again now I have a borrowed strobe

Hopefully all this weekend, then book a visit to see the man that will want to poke it all over with his big screwdriver and see what happens!.  :undecided:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Martz on 08 February 2011, 20:58
That bit scares me too mate, hate MOT's I always end up helping the MOT chap get it through!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 February 2011, 21:26
That bit scares me too mate, hate MOT's I always end up helping the MOT chap get it through!

In what way?

Only reason i'm worried is I know i've done a hell of a lot....... But... I haven't changed everything and I fear a failure on major components I haven't touched and haven't got the money for..  I am unable to test drive apart from the journey to the station which isn't far... it's been a long time.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Martz on 08 February 2011, 21:39
I hassle him, and iron out little issues on the ramp. Obviously a major issue would'nt be allowed, would never jeapadise the license. Thats a no no.

A least as you know it will get done properly though Shaun. :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 February 2011, 20:55
I hassle him, and iron out little issues on the ramp. Obviously a major issue would'nt be allowed, would never jeapadise the license. Thats a no no.

A least as you know it will get done properly though Shaun. :smiley:

It's been so long since i've had to take a car for an MOT I don't know anyone that well anymore, used to be quite friendly with a place for years once but has changed hands since.... Will be taking mine where the other halfs car goes, they are honest and don't rip you off, at least i'll know that if it does fail its because there's a genuine problem that needs sorting and not because they're trying to make a quick buck.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Sam on 09 February 2011, 21:01
Could try a council place? Then there is no incentive for them to fail you as they carry out NO repairs at the centres

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 February 2011, 21:05
Could try a council place? Then there is no incentive for them to fail you as they carry out NO repairs at the centres

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot

Cheers, I know about these places, the place i'm planning on seems honest enough, they've never failed the other halfs car unless it deserved it and when works needed we never give it to them as we know someone cheaper for things like  welding (which is all it ever seems to need being a ford!) and they don't seem to care and pass it the second time.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Guy on 10 February 2011, 18:51
fingers crossed for your MOT bud.. christ knows you've worked for it!  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Wayne on 10 February 2011, 19:34
Good luck with the mot :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 February 2011, 20:50
Cheers lads... If it fails and needs more cash, offers?  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: lemski on 10 February 2011, 20:53
Good look mate. No cash to offer though sorry
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 February 2011, 20:56
Good look mate. No cash to offer though sorry

Cheers..... Well I meant offers to take it off my hands.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Bellend on 10 February 2011, 23:27
Deserves a pass after the work you've put into it.  :cool:

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 February 2011, 23:38
Deserves a pass after the work you've put into it.  :cool:

Fingers crossed.

Cheers  :smiley:

If only Testers could use a project thread to help rack up some bonus points.

If you're watching this mr MOT man (or lady, might happen one day :smug:) Click (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121364.0)


(http://www.myspaceantics.com//images/myspace-graphics/funny-pictures/female-mechanic.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Bellend on 10 February 2011, 23:43
TBF though, my MOT was seriously, seriously a light MOT. But they still obviously checked all the suspension and brakes out which is handy cause you get a second set of eyes in case you've missed anything, not saying you have but it's just comforting.

As for my exhaust emissions at the time though.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 February 2011, 23:51
WTF is a seriously light MOT?... Sounds bent.  :huh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Bellend on 10 February 2011, 23:57
WTF is a seriously light MOT?... Sounds bent.  :huh:

Nah not bent but they checked it all over just let things like the washers not working, couple of bulbs, a tyre and the emissions go.

Because they knew it was still going to be off the road and that I'd do the work because I work at a garage.

All works obviously been done.

But the car literally was off the road after that MOT for 8 months so those things could have changed by then anyway.

FULLY road worthy and legal now tho obviously.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Martz on 11 February 2011, 07:21
That's a new one on even me, a seriously light MOT? Must be  a special MOT for whipper snappers..........… lol WTF!

I am sure it will be fine Shaun, if anything it will most likely be pissy little things that can be easily sorted.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 February 2011, 09:19
That's a new one on even me, a seriously light MOT? Must be  a special MOT for whipper snappers..........… lol WTF!

I am sure it will be fine Shaun, if anything it will most likely be pissy little things that can be easily sorted.

Ah you've jinxed it now!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Guy on 11 February 2011, 10:25
TBF though, my MOT was seriously, seriously a light MOT. But they still obviously checked all the suspension and brakes out which is handy cause you get a second set of eyes in case you've missed anything, not saying you have but it's just comforting.

As for my exhaust emissions at the time though.  :grin:

WTF I would MUCH rather have a FULL MOT rather than a 'seriously light' one...

of course... anything less than a FULL MOT would be illegal, would it not?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 February 2011, 10:30
Diet MOT

Advisory?

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/214/512495629_0c5bc728d7.jpg?v=0)  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: Bellend on 11 February 2011, 12:12
Well if you'd rather have a failure then them saying "chan
Quote
ge that bulb" then i think youre odd.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: richandhazel on 11 February 2011, 16:03
So, is it booked in yet?
My last two, the Mk1 and the VR6, passed with no advisories so I'm hoping I have saved some of that 'Angel Dust' for you :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p87)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 February 2011, 17:47
So, is it booked in yet?
My last two, the Mk1 and the VR6, passed with no advisories so I'm hoping I have saved some of that 'Angel Dust' for you :wink:

No, just got those few bits to do this weekend and will be booking for the end of the month... skint  :sad:

Yes please, give us a sprinkle.  :grin:
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Big List Update - Crunch Time p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 February 2011, 22:00
The weather pretty much behaved itself so I got stuck in.

My dub is still not horny and I thought I'd discovered why, the earth from the body to the steering rack was perished, today I put a new strap on.  (not often you get horny and strap on in the same sentence on this site)  :grin:

Whilst still under the car I did a continuity test on the rack and bingo, rack is earthed, tested the horn wiring and nothing, test for continuity on the steering shaft and still nothing!  WTF!?  Posted the problem HERE (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=182475.0), If anyone can help, please do.  I spent ages fecking about with it all and I was loosing light so gave up.  If I can't solve it soon then it's going to have to be a button on the dash and separate wiring and rely etc!  :sad:

Fitted the horns, shiny wing bolts, my heavily cleaned washer bottle, new jets and overkill silicone piping. (the beginning of the red theme)  :wink:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornJets.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornJets2.jpg)

This side of the bay is still a bit messy.  Will tidy up when everything is sorted.  Got a better radiator cowling to refub and put on at a later date.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornJets3.jpg)

A mate popped over as he was bored and gave me hand with the timing... It's not been running right since it's been running.  :grin:

Turns out cam pulley was way out.  :shocked: Took cambelt off, lined it all up, cambelt back on, strobed it, got CO2 meter on it and after tinkering with mixture and idle to meet the engines spec of 1.8% CO2 at 1000 rpm she seems very eager now! (shame it's so tappety when revved, another job for another day).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/NightTiming3.jpg)

No it hasn't got HID's in it before you ask, side lights have LEDs in for now, A long exposure has made them look a lot brighter than they are.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: JC on 12 February 2011, 22:04
almost there bud, :afro:

and god i hope my new meighbours are as understanding as yours  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: dom on 12 February 2011, 22:08
Good work :afro:

Whats on the cards for tomorrow then? :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 February 2011, 22:19
almost there bud, :afro:

and god i hope my new meighbours are as understanding as yours  :laugh: :laugh:

Tell me about it, I'm so close I've almost got butterflies in my belly!

My neighbours are sound, young couple one side (only moved in a few months ago) who are well into motorsport and seem very supportive to the cars resurrection! The other side are just really chilled, to be honest I do very little to annoy the neighbourhood apart from today when each CO2 test took 15 mins of running and I had to do it 3 times  (it's not the quietest of MK1s).  It wasn't late though, it was only 6pm when I took the pictures!

Hope your new neighbours are cool then.

Good work :afro:

Whats on the cards for tomorrow then? :grin:

The missus has man chores for me to do tomorrow, so probably very little.  However, I have managed to land myself a long weekend off work next week so that should be enough to see this car done and booked in for its test!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: Wayne on 12 February 2011, 23:38
I guess it is running non hyd tappets, if so you might need them checking and adjusting.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: Khare on 13 February 2011, 16:51
Looking good! Good luck with the MOT!


TBF though, my MOT was seriously, seriously a light MOT. But they still obviously checked all the suspension and brakes out which is handy cause you get a second set of eyes in case you've missed anything, not saying you have but it's just comforting.

As for my exhaust emissions at the time though.  :grin:

WTF I would MUCH rather have a FULL MOT rather than a 'seriously light' one...

of course... anything less than a FULL MOT would be illegal, would it not?

I don't know what Josho's MOT was like, but sometimes MOT testers doing full MOT's as you said Guy, fail you on the stupidest things, like no water in the screen wash tank or the tiniest of hole in the sill, or a slightly worn wiper blade.
I'm not up for unsafe MOT's, but I do think that some of the testers do like to find any little niggle to fail a car.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 February 2011, 11:50
I guess it is running non hyd tappets, if so you might need them checking and adjusting.

Yeah i'm almost certain it's solids as I believe Hydro's were used from 1985 onwards so would only be found on later Cabbys and Digi 8v MK2s.  Someone please tell me I'm right before I buy tools I don't need!

Looking good! Good luck with the MOT!

Cheers bud.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: Wayne on 14 February 2011, 11:54
Remove the oil filler cap and you will soon see what you fitted.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 February 2011, 12:14
Remove the oil filler cap and you will soon see what you fitted.

I've had the cam cover off many times on all my MK1s... With the cam in place mine looks the same as hydro's that i've seen.  Whats tha big difference looks wise?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: Wayne on 14 February 2011, 12:16
Remove the oil filler cap and you will soon see what you fitted.

I've had the cam cover off many times on all my MK1s... With the cam in place mine looks the same as hydro's that i've seen.  Whats tha big difference looks wise?

Do you have 5 cam bearing caps or 4 or look at the follower and see if you can see the shim in the top.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: richandhazel on 14 February 2011, 12:48
I'm not sure that I would be able to tell the difference between a shim or a hydraulic lifter, just by looking through the oil filler, but I do know that the hydraulic lifters had a label on the rocker cover.......I suppose that is long gone.

The DX engine that was originally in mine was shims but the replacement engine is hydraulic. Assuming you have the original head/block combo you should be able to tell from the engine code but I have my suspicions that yours aren't very original!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 February 2011, 13:09
Remove the oil filler cap and you will soon see what you fitted.

I've had the cam cover off many times on all my MK1s... With the cam in place mine looks the same as hydro's that i've seen.  Whats tha big difference looks wise?

Do you have 5 cam bearing caps or 4 or look at the follower and see if you can see the shim in the top.

I'm not sure that I would be able to tell the difference between a shim or a hydraulic lifter, just by looking through the oil filler, but I do know that the hydraulic lifters had a label on the rocker cover.......I suppose that is long gone.

The DX engine that was originally in mine was shims but the replacement engine is hydraulic. Assuming you have the original head/block combo you should be able to tell from the engine code but I have my suspicions that yours aren't very original!

Hmmmmm,  I do remember the rule about 4 or 5 bearing caps, never remember which is which, I think it's 5 for solids and 4 for hydro, in my mind i'm sure mine has 5... but would need to open it up again to be sure.  You defo can't tell through the oil cap hole and to be fair, forgetting the amount of bearing caps you can't really tell by just looking either, I just looked at pics of later 8v heads and what the cam strikes looks pretty much the same. 

IIRC VW made Hydro 8v heads from 1985, the last time my car saw Richard Lloyd was in 1985!!! (by this year they were known as GTI Engineering). So there could be a chance that the head was updated to hydro..  It's a confusing car at times as it was badged up as both Richard Lloyd Racing and GTI Engineering.

All the paperwork for this has gone  :sad: (house burglary)  :angry:  All that remains is the GTI Engineering plaque that shows the engine number, valve clearances, fuel mixture etc.  I know that this car has had two engine numbers, the first from the RLR spec when new, the second when the car had more work done in 1985.

As far as VW engine codes go, it is possible to have DX coded engines with either solid lifters or Hydro, solid hydro up to 1985.... I think.

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: Wayne on 14 February 2011, 13:18
I would say that if the GTI Engineering plaque shows the valve clearances then you have a solid tappet head.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 February 2011, 13:29
I would say that if the GTI Engineering plaque shows the valve clearances then you have a solid tappet head.

Very Good Point! :afro:

You can tell i've been out of the scene for a few years!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: richandhazel on 14 February 2011, 15:51
I would say that if the GTI Engineering plaque shows the valve clearances then you have a solid tappet head.

Spot on :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 14 February 2011, 16:02
Got to say good work here Shaun, not long now till you can take her back on the road (albeit some what slowly and cautiously)  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 February 2011, 16:06
I would say that if the GTI Engineering plaque shows the valve clearances then you have a solid tappet head.

Spot on :wink:

Awesome.. Thanks.  :smiley:

well i'm only doing some digging now while I think about it but it's something I would like to attack later this year.  Thankful that the plague is there as the clearances are obviously nothing like what a standard head should be and if it wasn't there i'd never know!....

Anyone know a good place to get shims from?

Got to say good work here Shaun, not long now till you can take her back on the road (albeit some what slowly and cautiously)  :grin:

Cheers mate.... yeah it will be cautiously for a little while until i'm confident the engines had a bit of a mild workout after it's long break and that the car feels all good, it's been a while.

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: Bellend on 14 February 2011, 23:02
Looking good! Good luck with the MOT!


TBF though, my MOT was seriously, seriously a light MOT. But they still obviously checked all the suspension and brakes out which is handy cause you get a second set of eyes in case you've missed anything, not saying you have but it's just comforting.

As for my exhaust emissions at the time though.  :grin:

WTF I would MUCH rather have a FULL MOT rather than a 'seriously light' one...

of course... anything less than a FULL MOT would be illegal, would it not?

I don't know what Josho's MOT was like, but sometimes MOT testers doing full MOT's as you said Guy, fail you on the stupidest things, like no water in the screen wash tank or the tiniest of hole in the sill, or a slightly worn wiper blade.
I'm not up for unsafe MOT's, but I do think that some of the testers do like to find any little niggle to fail a car.

A nice MOT.  :grin:

They checked it over, but they know me, they're fair. The car was sitting on some nasty steels, they failed it on an unsuported exhaust and the washers didn't work.

They let a couple of bulbs, the emissions and a tyre go as they KNEW I'd sort it all. Alloys sorted the tyre.

I'm pretty positive that if VOSA looked over the car, they'd have no issues. I still run away from them tho.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 February 2011, 15:13
Update of the weekends grafting later.


Just a quick addition to my previous post.  Found out that GTI Engineering marked their plaques like this if the engine has the hydraulic lifter head.

(http://s1.postimage.org/6dp0ktehh/2374289_5.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)
image host (http://www.postimage.org/)


FYI.... bar tyres and putting some dash stuff back in the car is ready for MOT!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 22 February 2011, 16:05
FYI.... bar tyres and putting some dsah stuff back in the car is ready for MOT!  :lipsrsealed:

Wow! i never thought i would hear the day!  :shocked: :grin: :grin:

Any dates sorted yet?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: Mr Blue on 22 February 2011, 16:07
good work man! Been after a black mk1 gti for months now :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 February 2011, 16:23
FYI.... bar tyres and putting some dsah stuff back in the car is ready for MOT!  :lipsrsealed:

Wow! i never thought i would hear the day!  :shocked: :grin: :grin:

Any dates sorted yet?

TBO nor did I  :grin:  I've got to stop fiddling with it now, I can concentrate on the aesthetics later.

I get paid on Friday, (much needed) tyres fitted next week some time as i'm away over the weekend, then I will be making the call! Nearest they can fit me in!.... PLEASE PASS! PLEASE!


good work man! Been after a black mk1 gti for months now :smiley:

I haven't posted any recently  :grin: will be putting a bit up tonight... What kind of car are you looking for and budget?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: T_J_G on 22 February 2011, 20:15
Best of luck mate!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Stuff & Timing p90)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 February 2011, 21:17
Best of luck mate!

Cheers Fella...

Just putting a cruddy little update together.
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 February 2011, 22:06
So not a great update but there's pictures to keep you going!  It's great for me as I think i'm about done as far as roadworthiness sh*t goes.

After wasting a lot of time on my steering shaft earth issues I gave up. I was advised by rubjohnny I should have a spring and circlip making contact further up the shaft to provide earth to the horn, mine was missing so it was GO for plan B.

Dash mounted horn.  The best place to mount a button was already taken by the controller for the engine hot start.  This is no longer in use so was removed, the hole was made bigger to take a Halfrauds Push Button Start switch.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornDone1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornDone2.jpg)

Because I'd replaced all the wiring after finding Hell beind the dash, I wanted to keep things neat. note the wrap, used with everything I have added. (rescued from old alarm/stereo installs etc.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornDone6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornDone7.jpg)

Horns may not live here but was easy access for now.  Wired via a soon to be boxed 5 pin relay

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornDone14.jpg)

No pictures but gave up on the handbrake and low fluid level light issues. Created my own wiring for them and fitted that instead.  Now works fine. Grille kind of sorted too.

Just put the dash backtogether, fit the tyres and........................................

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornDone10.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornDone8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/HornDone13.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: Wayne on 22 February 2011, 23:55
Are air horns still legal :undecided:

Good idea with the horn button btw.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: shepgti on 22 February 2011, 23:56
Are air horns still legal :undecided:

Good idea with the horn button btw.

why wouldnt they be?  :undecided:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: Wayne on 22 February 2011, 23:58
Are air horns still legal :undecided:

Good idea with the horn button btw.

why wouldnt they be?  :undecided:

Just something in the back of my mind that they are now illegal
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: lemski on 23 February 2011, 00:13
i like the button, it blends in to the dash ;) good work, keep it up shaun
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 February 2011, 09:57
Are air horns still legal :undecided:

Good idea with the horn button btw.

As far as i'm aware these are fine as they are dual tone horns that sound pretty much the same as the OEM jobbies, just a bit louder.  Dual, triple, quadruple air horns are all legal as long as they play at the same time and there is no variation in the tone of the horn while you hold the button (i.e. no melody or siren imitations).

i like the button, it blends in to the dash ;) good work, keep it up shaun

Cheers, yeah it doesn't look too bad and i'm used to something being there as the hotstart Dial was there.

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: lemski on 23 February 2011, 11:18
no difference there then mate. really has come together recently mate. good on ya mate. :embarassed: :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: tech1889 on 23 February 2011, 15:27
Looking good mate.. nice to see it all finally coming together after so much perseverance and time..

are dixy horns not legal then ??  :undecided: :undecided:
 











:laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 February 2011, 15:56
^^^^^^^

sadly not.  :grin:

If they were I would have done this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/Bondbill2k2/100_1506.jpg)


NOT!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: tech1889 on 23 February 2011, 16:09
plenty of retro funkyness in that mini !!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 February 2011, 16:14
plenty of retro funkyness in that mini !!

Yeah but must be a b!tch to check the spark plugs!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: Neo Badness on 27 February 2011, 22:45
Good effort dude, fingers crossed for the MOT.  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 28 February 2011, 13:49
Just something in the back of my mind that they are now illegal

The back of Wayne's mind, yesterday:

(http://i36.piczo.com/view/3/n/x/n/v/d/x/h/d/i/c/h/img/t276594207_66297_4.gif)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 March 2011, 18:19
Car now insured with Chris Knott.  Awesome deal!

Got next week off work with a few days spare for the car.. watch this space.

 :undecided: (http://asmotorsltd.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/mot.jpg)  :undecided:



Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: JC on 10 March 2011, 18:21
about time too  :grin:

Good luck  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 March 2011, 18:27
about time too  :grin:

Good luck  :cool:

 :grin: Ha!.... what? it's not been that long has it?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mpBGa4P5jUo/TN14wxrfx6I/AAAAAAAAF2A/jE1lmqXtJgU/s640/never3.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: tdi_blu on 10 March 2011, 18:53
Good luck mate  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: Wayne on 10 March 2011, 19:56
Fingers crossed and good luck :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: tech1889 on 10 March 2011, 22:48
Nice one mate can't wait to see this on the road again after all that work !!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: Neo Badness on 10 March 2011, 23:48
Fingers crossed, would be nice to see someone actually put one of these back on the road.  :smiley:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: richandhazel on 11 March 2011, 07:14
Good luck Shaun. It'll be worth all the effort :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: dom on 12 March 2011, 14:06
Good luck Shaun. It'll be worth all the effort :cool:

+1 imagine the feeling when you have that piece of paper in your hand and it's road legal :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: Bellend on 12 March 2011, 15:15
Comr on! Deserves the ticket.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: Khare on 15 March 2011, 00:59
Are air horns still legal :undecided:

Good idea with the horn button btw.

As far as i'm aware these are fine as they are dual tone horns that sound pretty much the same as the OEM jobbies, just a bit louder.  Dual, triple, quadruple air horns are all legal as long as they play at the same time and there is no variation in the tone of the horn while you hold the button (i.e. no melody or siren imitations).



In that case, I may fit this setup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icnRMW6P9nc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icnRMW6P9nc)
 :grin: :grin:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Last Stab at MOT bits P92)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 March 2011, 01:12
Are air horns still legal :undecided:

Good idea with the horn button btw.

As far as i'm aware these are fine as they are dual tone horns that sound pretty much the same as the OEM jobbies, just a bit louder.  Dual, triple, quadruple air horns are all legal as long as they play at the same time and there is no variation in the tone of the horn while you hold the button (i.e. no melody or siren imitations).



In that case, I may fit this setup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icnRMW6P9nc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icnRMW6P9nc)
 :grin: :grin:



Fook me!.... some of those were quality... me want!

Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 15 March 2011, 11:54
PS... Thanks for all the kind words of good luck!...

Tomorrow 11:30am!!  :shocked:  :lipsrsealed:

(http://asmotorsltd.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/mot.jpg)

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: Jack3559 on 15 March 2011, 12:09
Why does the MOT sign look so evil?

Like an 8-bit darth vader.

Good luck mate, positive thoughts!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: Horney on 15 March 2011, 12:47
Good luck dude!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: Rhyso on 15 March 2011, 12:49
Hope it all goes smoothly  :smiley:  You deserve it after the work you've put in :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: cняis on 15 March 2011, 13:25
good luck shaun  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 15 March 2011, 13:42
That sign was confusing the hell out of me, never seen one before...but now i get it!

Good luck dude, i think you will need it! but i bet it passes!!  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: dom on 15 March 2011, 16:40
Good luck Shaun, not long until she's back on the road!

Oh and lol at Wherry :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: Mr Blue on 15 March 2011, 18:23
The MOT sign is an illuminati symbol  :evil:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 16 March 2011, 11:33
We don't have MOTs over here, so you can forgive me for that!  :evil:

Come on Shaun, tell em to hurry up and pass it!!  :cool: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: Sam on 16 March 2011, 13:38
 :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: dom on 16 March 2011, 16:07
I'm guessing that it passed and he's out enjoying himself in it!





Hopefully anyway :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 16 March 2011, 16:25
I hope that's the reason!

Or it blew up and he's explaining to the fireman how he wired up his engine  :lipsrsealed: :grin: :grin:

I'm all excited wondering if it passed or not!!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: tech1889 on 16 March 2011, 17:36
come on its got to have passed if not he would be on here telling us about why it failed ??
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Tomorrow!!!!)
Post by: richandhazel on 16 March 2011, 18:18
Come on Shaun.......we're all waiting to hear the good news :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 March 2011, 19:03
..... But not badly and was expected after 7 years off the road and rebuilding it on a driveway!  Sorry for late update but have had a lot of other stuff to do and am back out again in 10 minutes...

It's silly bits I've missed or forgotten about.  The list is as follows:

Offside side light not working (popped this morning)

Nearside headlamp aim too low

Offside headlight aim too high

Offside brake hose ferrule excessively corroded

Nearside front track rod end nut split pin missing

Advisory:

Handbrake performance, nearside 50% less efficient than offside.

So not that bad really.

The funny thing about this morning was 10 minutes before I left she refused to turn over!...  I quite literally shat bricks!  The trigger wire for the starter had come off but took me a while to spot as I was in a panic by this point!

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: tech1889 on 16 March 2011, 19:12
All simple fixs though mate so thats good  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: dom on 16 March 2011, 19:16
Glad to hear it's only simple things, when is the retest?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: Horney on 16 March 2011, 19:48
Awesome mate, I've had worse failures than that on a daily!

Nick
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: Sam on 16 March 2011, 19:51
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Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: Wayne on 16 March 2011, 20:26
Nothing major then  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: cняis on 16 March 2011, 20:48
in the scheme of things its pretty much a pass then  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: archie837 on 16 March 2011, 20:59
Like nick said - more failed on my daily and was easy to fix, so crack on. 10 day free retest!!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 March 2011, 22:51
I have to be honest and say I was surprised. A very quiet tester who was very thorough.  I took it to a proper testing station rather than ones that were recommended for being forgiving as I wanted to know the truth!

The drive there was interesting, it only takes like 5 minutes.... shame... Was so strange driving it again after all this time and despite not being perfectly set up she pulled like fook at top end!  Down a twisty country lane in low gears and high revs to blast any leftover cobwebs, stopped 3 times as I was getting some nasty rubbing/wuring noise from the n/s front wheel when turning right although faded on the way back so hope it's just the new brakes.

Each test ramp has one man, my car ended up with four gathering round it and the younger lads were randomly asking me questions etc. The tester bloke was really nice afterwards and I look forward to taking it back in the hope of a pass!

Only pic I have from my phone before it's battery died.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/MOT.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: Bellend on 16 March 2011, 22:55
NICE ONE!

 :smiley:

Good that it's only small bits and I bet you were smiling behind the wheel.

Good luck!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: lemski on 17 March 2011, 06:55
shauwn sir. i beleave i owe u a maccies. good job its small things mate. looks nice on that ramp. haha
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: jmsheahan on 17 March 2011, 10:03
Congrats mate, I call that a pass! Just been catching up through your thread, top work as ever.


When's the retest then?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 17 March 2011, 10:10
If this is not on the road by next friday i'm coming over to repossess it!  :evil: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: DubFan on 17 March 2011, 15:28
That's only a small easy to fix failure list.
My Audi A4 failed yesterday with £500 needing to be spent on brakes and a list of advisories (like 4 new tyres). Not best pleased.

You should be pretty chuffed given how long it's been in bits and that you did it all yourself.

When you get it back, it'll be great and you'll have a stupid grin all over your face.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: Neo Badness on 17 March 2011, 17:21
That's not too bad at all, when you getting it retested?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: JC on 22 March 2011, 04:34
so why hasnt this been updated with MOT restest carried out yet  :rolleyes:

 :tongue:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 March 2011, 09:04
so why hasnt this been updated with MOT restest carried out yet  :rolleyes:

 :tongue:

Waiting on two rear brake hoses to arrive.  (and they better get here soon!) :sad:

Have made a start by spraying up bolts with WD in advance that haven't been undone in a long time, need to drop the rear beam.  :angry:  Don't want to sheer anything as you know it's easily done.

Going to make a proper start after work with the one and a bit hours of light I'll have.  Also need to check that missing split pin issue and the other bits.



Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: Neo Badness on 22 March 2011, 10:25
You want some proper penetrating fluid, gt85 or if you can find it plus gas. Makes life alot easier.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (MOT Failed........)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 March 2011, 11:12
You want some proper penetrating fluid, gt85 or if you can find it plus gas. Makes life alot easier.

Good tip, i'll see how tight things are tonight, if bad, i'll get some better stuff, i think I may have some kicking around if i'm lucky.
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Re-Test Booked p98)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 March 2011, 14:52
2x Brake hoses have just arrived at my work.
Retest booked for 9:30 Next Tuesday!
(http://www.coventrymazda.co.uk/images/mot_symbol.jpg)

Best get the feck on with it then...

(http://kaushikh29.edublogs.org/files/2011/01/fingerscrossed-fingers-crossed-goodluck-smiley-emoticon-000674-large-1e0yl7u.gif)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Re-Test Booked p98)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 22 March 2011, 14:54
That's what i like to hear mother fcuker!!  :cool: :cool: :cool: :grin:

Good luck :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Re-Test Booked p98)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 March 2011, 15:20
That's what i like to hear mother fcuker!!  :cool: :cool: :cool: :grin:

Good luck :afro:

Cheers, I just hope the beam mounts come off easy!..... I want to paint it while it's dropped but not prepared for that yet.
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 March 2011, 20:52
Straight from work I got on the case. (In the dark)

Either the 2 day nut soaking worked or I’m just lucky, rear beam is off! Wasn't too hard at all.  Found some surface cr@p to clean up where it was mounted so this will be a good opportunity to do that and treat everything the beam hides.  I just hope the hoses come off as easily as the access to them is still pretty poor.

(http://www.forum-auto.com/uploads/200503/tortor13_1110113455_sbarro_golf_turbo.jpg)

Sorry, wrong picture

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BrakeHoseChange3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BrakeHoseChange1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BrakeHoseChange6.jpg)

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: JC on 22 March 2011, 21:07
fair play mate,  drive spannering  :grin: :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 March 2011, 21:10
fair play mate,  drive spannering  :grin: :laugh:

*sigh*

As you know, the whole car has been done this way so far!  Seems to be paying off now mind.  :cool:

Just think, I might be able to replace my 2004 Tax disc next week for something a little more current!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: JC on 22 March 2011, 21:13
Aye, massive respect to you Shaun, :afro:

 I am dreading moving out and losing mine.

So is the missus, cos last time i didnt have a garage meant the fireblade engine came out in the Kitchen  :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 22 March 2011, 21:22
Aye, massive respect to you Shaun, :afro:

 I am dreading moving out and losing mine.

So is the missus, cos last time i didnt have a garage meant the fireblade engine came out in the Kitchen  :laugh:

Cheers fella...

Yep, it's OK for the ladies to shower the house in cussions and flowery curtains, shelves upon shelves of pointless ornaments and a bathroom with more potions than a wizard, but car stuff, even on a short term basis..... no way!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: dom on 22 March 2011, 21:45
Aye, massive respect to you Shaun, :afro:

 I am dreading moving out and losing mine.

So is the missus, cos last time i didnt have a garage meant the fireblade engine came out in the Kitchen  :laugh:

Cheers fella...

Yep, it's OK for the ladies to shower the house in cussions and flowery curtains, shelves upon shelves of pointless ornaments and a bathroom with more potions than a wizard, but car stuff, even on a short term basis..... no way!

Especially if said car stuff happens to mysteriously end up in the dishwasher :lipsrsealed: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: clipperjay on 22 March 2011, 22:53
Straight from work I got on the case. (In the dark)

Either the 2 day nut soaking worked or I’m just lucky, rear beam is off! Wasn't too hard at all.  Found some surface cr@p to clean up where it was mounted so this will be a good opportunity to do that and treat everything the beam hides.  I just hope the hoses come off as easily as the access to them is still pretty poor.

(http://www.forum-auto.com/uploads/200503/tortor13_1110113455_sbarro_golf_turbo.jpg)


Haaa I still have that picture on file!
You're project shawn looks like progress is being made, and don't bother asking about mine  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: Bellend on 22 March 2011, 23:05
The driveway spannering is putting my motivation level to shame.  :sad:

 :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: dubsport on 23 March 2011, 08:35
Im still gutted the 3 spokes have gone, but loving this thread mate :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 March 2011, 09:37
Haaa I still have that picture on file!
You're project shawn looks like progress is being made, and don't bother asking about mine  :smiley:

Nearly there!  :smiley: I won't ask about yours then, I'll do that later in your thread....  :grin:

I have quite a few odd MK1 golf pics, I started posting other crazy mk1's and Sbarro stuff Here (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=182970.0)

The driveway spannering is putting my motivation level to shame.  :sad:

 :cool:

I don't know, you've done quite a bit to yours so far...

Im still gutted the 3 spokes have gone, but loving this thread mate :afro:

Cheers, but fear not my friend, the 3 spokes are still with me and I may do something with them yet.... For old times sake, one has been polished up and is in the boot as a spare for now! 
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: Bellend on 23 March 2011, 17:02
The driveway spannering is putting my motivation level to shame.  :sad:

 :cool:

I don't know, you've done quite a bit to yours so far...

Yeah but I have work and all it's tools to use. Mind you, I'm not insured and don't ever have my car as my mums always using it.  :rolleyes:

But you just get on with it.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: dubsport on 23 March 2011, 17:19
Im still gutted the 3 spokes have gone, but loving this thread mate :afro:

Cheers, but fear not my friend, the 3 spokes are still with me and I may do something with them yet.... For old times sake, one has been polished up and is in the boot as a spare for now! 


(http://uk-mkivs.net/emoticons/snack.gif)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: tech1889 on 23 March 2011, 18:08
this done yet  :nerd:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: Khare on 23 March 2011, 18:18
Ah man rear beam work is a pain, you'll want a friend helping you lift it back into place too otherwise you'll resurface looking like Arnie.

Good progress :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 March 2011, 00:03
Fook me!... 100 pages, the project thread is only 10!  :grin:


Im still gutted the 3 spokes have gone, but loving this thread mate :afro:

Cheers, but fear not my friend, the 3 spokes are still with me and I may do something with them yet.... For old times sake, one has been polished up and is in the boot as a spare for now! 


(http://uk-mkivs.net/emoticons/snack.gif)

You'll get fat waiting although I may tart up the spare soon as it will be on display in the rear.

this done yet  :nerd:

Oi!... I've got till Tuesday  :grin: I just don't get enough time at home in daylight. That'll change when the clocks do this weekend!

Ah man rear beam work is a pain, you'll want a friend helping you lift it back into place too otherwise you'll resurface looking like Arnie.

Good progress :afro:

Indeed it is as you know, but I have what I think is a bit of a knack with two jacks although not really tested that so still got a mate popping over on Saturday just in case.

It's going to have to come off again soon after this for other planned work in the near future...  :lipsrsealed:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: tech1889 on 24 March 2011, 17:58
Yer the hours are a problem can't wait to see this done.. May see you in the year you can take me for a spin in it  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 March 2011, 18:25
Yer the hours are a problem can't wait to see this done.. May see you in the year you can take me for a spin in it  :smiley:

 :cool: Might not be that exciting, haven't even really started on the motor yet.  :grin:

in other news.........

(http://doctorbeatnik.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/swearing.gif)

This little brake job is not going to plan.  :cry:

(http://www.ukclassicparts.com/itempics/BRAKE%20PIPE%20UNION%2012MM.JPG)
= Bastids!
That is all...
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: Wayne on 27 March 2011, 00:08
I guess you snapped the pipe / s then  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Parts Arrived - Rear Beam Dropped p98)
Post by: tech1889 on 28 March 2011, 00:05
lol love the pics..
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (Done! p100)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 March 2011, 23:31
I guess you snapped the pipe / s then  :smiley:

Ended up doing both sides as the one that passed wasn't that much better than the one that failed, also I always replace parts in pairs where I can.  The nearside flexi was almost impossible to get off, access is really poor at one end, had to remove the fuel pump to get tools up there.  Rounded off unions, smashed my knuckles up, moan, moan, wine etc etc.. In the end this little job ended up taking up most of my weekend... Anybody that finds it easy to keep their cool under pressure would have p155ed themselves if they witnesed the tantrums I was having!  Managed to get everything back on and the rear beam in place on my tod!  :smiley:

Been outside tonight since I finished work till about an hour ago. Bled the brakes (thank fook for pressurised bleed kits!). sorted my lights out, replaced the tie rod nuts and split pins with new ones...

In Short

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bN_RKzzJZlA/R3DKTRJ1G7I/AAAAAAAAAAk/N8cBC8OuvRE/s320/done.png)

Re-test tomorrow morning at 09:30!  She better give me what I deserve now.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (DONE! p100)
Post by: tech1889 on 28 March 2011, 23:33
roll on the passing tomo  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (DONE! p100)
Post by: Wayne on 28 March 2011, 23:37
Fingers crossed for the retest  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (DONE! p100)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 March 2011, 23:47
roll on the passing tomo  :smiley:

(http://s3.postimage.org/errgpcpqv/feck_yeah_2.jpg)

I Hope

Fingers crossed for the retest  :smiley:

Cheers.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (DONE! p100)
Post by: tech1889 on 28 March 2011, 23:58
 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead (DONE! p100)
Post by: richandhazel on 29 March 2011, 00:47
Bet you can't wait. Good luck!
Title: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 March 2011, 10:30
Yes that's right!!!!!.................

On Route to GTI International 2004

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/7a89d07868d145aa9d8d81be6f03e73d)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/ca6a8bd4af10435490c2cccdaed19f7b)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_8d19c1b01f164fec89aa6c0c8a5e2c82/adobe-px-assets/86eb14a5ae87476aaf400346968966e0)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/DavesWork4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/DavesWork3.jpg)

TODAY

(http://www.halesfieldmot.co.uk/images/station_images/41/duplicate_img.jpg?IID=6)

with no advisories

Now I've just got to make her look good!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/MotPassed2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/MotPassed3.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Rhyso on 29 March 2011, 10:34
Awesome work mate  :cool: :cool:

Congratulations :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tech1889 on 29 March 2011, 10:34
Wooohooooooo congratulations mate !!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: trog_nfs on 29 March 2011, 10:36
Congratulations! I've just spent the last few hours reading through your build thread, and its pretty awesome what you've achieved!!! :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Horney on 29 March 2011, 11:06
Good work mate, really chuffed for ya.

nick
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 29 March 2011, 11:07
Well done Shaun!!!!! I'm glad it's back on the road! :afro: even if it did take 7 bloody years!!!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: dom on 29 March 2011, 11:43
Congrats Shaun! I can't imagine how good it must feel! :afro:

Road trip! We've got some great roads in the lakes :grin:

(http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/06/2/9/6/43649744009675288.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Wayne on 29 March 2011, 12:03
Congratulations Shaun :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 29 March 2011, 12:05
wooooooot!!

thats great news fella!! hopefully my mk1 won't be far behind!!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: dubsport on 29 March 2011, 12:45
TODAY

(http://www.halesfieldmot.co.uk/images/station_images/41/duplicate_img.jpg?IID=6)

with no advisories

Now I've just got to make her look good!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/MotPassed2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/MotPassed3.jpg)[/center]


(http://woldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/it-celebrate.gif)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 March 2011, 12:51
Thanks everyone... and special thanks to those that have either helped, advised, supported this car and myself from the day it all went wrong all those years ago!

Just Taxed it and was instructed to go to my other half's work if it passed rather than call her which is what i've just done. Was a great drive, then on the way home the exhaust started blowing until it sounded like a v8 dragster.  Blowing really bad at the manifold down pipe, had to limp it home..  :sad:  bloomin bumpy roads!.. ah well, best sort that out now!  :grin:

and Guy, as far as looks go, you're waaaaaaaay ahead of me.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Khare on 29 March 2011, 13:04
Well done mate! All the hard work has paid off!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: archie837 on 29 March 2011, 13:20
FCKING STOKED!!!!!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: cняis on 29 March 2011, 13:22
bout time shuan  :cool:  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Sam on 29 March 2011, 13:25
Now be carefull with her!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Your-mum on 29 March 2011, 13:27
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! lets get all the mk1s bk on the road n take over
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: archie837 on 29 March 2011, 13:30
Needs 3 spokes back on!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 29 March 2011, 14:29
F**k yeah!!! Nice one Shaun!

Welcome to the blowing exhaust club too! :D (Need to tighten up an exhaust bracket... again lol)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: dom on 29 March 2011, 15:54
Needs 3 spokes back on!

I also thought this when looking at those pics, but we've been over that before :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: travisreeve on 29 March 2011, 16:10
 :cool: pleased for you shaun well done mate
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Martz on 29 March 2011, 16:20
Well pleased for you Shaun, well done mate! :0)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 29 March 2011, 16:26
How does it feel to be the most liked/popular member of the forum?  :grin: :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: richandhazel on 29 March 2011, 18:49
Great result........well done.........now enjoy :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: JC on 29 March 2011, 18:56
about bloody time  :rolleyes:
































 :grin: :grin:












Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 29 March 2011, 19:26
Well done sir. Seems I owe u a maccys
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 March 2011, 20:22
Thanks again people.....  :cool:


After the short run ending with serious exhaust trouble I got underneath and dealt with it, couple of hours of striping the exhaust, sealing and hanger bending, it was all better again but................... then I noticed thick greased sprayed about underneath!  :shocked:  Inner CVJ was coming apart!  none of the bolts were done up! whoops!  :embarassed:  sorted now so took her out for a couple of photos as I am sick of seeing pics of it on the drive.

Drives well considering but sounds like it's consumed a cutlery set!.. Valve clearances need addressing.  Oh and she's very very thirsty, almost like she's drinking enough fuel to make up for the past.  Meh, it's only just begone.  :grin:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: dom on 29 March 2011, 20:28
Thanks again people.....  :cool:


After the short run ending with serious exhaust trouble I got underneath and dealt with it, couple of hours of striping the exhaust, sealing and hanger bending, it was all better again but................... then I noticed thick greased sprayed about underneath!  :shocked:  Inner CVJ was coming apart!  none of the bolts were done up! whoops!  :embarassed:  sorted now so took her out for a couple of photos as I am sick of seeing pics of it on the drive.

Drives well considering but sounds like it's consumed a cutlery set!.. Valve clearances need addressing.  Oh and she's very very thirsty, almost like she's drinking enough fuel to make up for the past.  Meh, it's only just begone.  :grin:



Where are the pics then?? :huh: :huh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Bellend on 29 March 2011, 20:41
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicely deserved mate!  :cool:

I see you had the same approach as me, get it MOT'd, on the road, THEN worry about all the jobs needing doing.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tech1889 on 29 March 2011, 21:00
now the hard work maintaining it begins lol
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 March 2011, 21:23
Yep..... I'm her sugar daddy again!

The missus said to me tonight, "you done now then for this year? You don't need to do the cosmetic stuff for ages do you, you have all the time in the world...." Hmmimmm, Have to manage my time well now to keep her happy, kind of.  :grin:

So Lemski, mines a Big Tasty Meal please mate.  :laugh:

Some quick pics, sorry about the Red Nose but the missus made me put it on for good luck and thinks I should leave it on as it suits the car, um no. I'll take it off when she's not looking despite the fact it appeared to have worked.  :shocked:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting12.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting10.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting7.jpg)
 :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tech1889 on 29 March 2011, 21:27
 :cool: :cool: :cool: looks absolutely awesome mate i love it cant wait to see it.. what seats are them by the way they look uber cool ??
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 29 March 2011, 21:37
:cool: :cool: :cool: looks absolutely awesome mate i love it cant wait to see it.. what seats are them by the way they look uber cool ??

Cheers, will look better when painted, looks a bit rough but right now I couldn't give a ****!

Seats are Cheap and cheerful Raceland GTB's, Better pics HERE (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121364.msg1698267#msg1698267) in the build thread.

Oh and Wherry, steady on fella.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Wayne on 29 March 2011, 21:38
Looking good shaun, bet you glad it is back on the road.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Jay on 29 March 2011, 21:55
Well done, that's a huge milestone for your project :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tdi_blu on 29 March 2011, 22:02
Great work mate a real build from start to finish and she looks really nice well done  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Neo Badness on 29 March 2011, 23:39
And you're back in the game.....

Congrats on getting it done :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Charge on 29 March 2011, 23:49
Well done man, all that effort has paid off.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 29 March 2011, 23:54
Have you still not.... oh hang on.

Right, now it's on the road, as summer is approaching, make sure the engine's tuned in, that the rubber's not seven years old (it'll be catchy and let go without warning and unexpectedly because it'll have de-gassed) and get some hard miles wound on it.

Entertaining how many people posting in this thread didn't have GCSEs, let alone licenses when this was last on the road.  :grin:

 :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: jmsheahan on 30 March 2011, 00:39
Can only reiterate what has already been said but well bloody done mate. Happy for ya  :cool:

Enjoy it.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 30 March 2011, 09:08
Entertaining how many people posting in this thread didn't have GCSEs, let alone licenses when this was last on the road.  :grin:

 :cool:

 :grin:

I was 15 in 2004!!  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: dom on 30 March 2011, 12:09
Entertaining how many people posting in this thread didn't have GCSEs, let alone licenses when this was last on the road.  :grin:

 :cool:

 :grin:

I was 15 in 2004!!  :grin: :grin: :grin:

 :grin: I was 17, so had my GCSE's but not my driving licence!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Wayne on 30 March 2011, 12:13
Entertaining how many people posting in this thread didn't have GCSEs, let alone licenses when this was last on the road.  :grin:

 :cool:

 :grin:

I was 15 in 2004!!  :grin: :grin: :grin:

 :grin: I was 17, so had my GCSE's but not my driving licence!


I was 28  :grin:, had a driving licence but no exams
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lewis1641 on 30 March 2011, 12:31
congratulations matey
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: archie837 on 30 March 2011, 13:17
Still stoked, still needs 3 spokes!! :-)

2004 doesn't seem that long ago. I was also 17 lol. Guessing Bellend was 10 though.....
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Bellend on 30 March 2011, 17:02
Still stoked, still needs 3 spokes!! :-)

2004 doesn't seem that long ago. I was also 17 lol. Guessing Bellend was 10 though.....

Yep.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 30 March 2011, 18:10
Entertaining how many people posting in this thread didn't have GCSEs, let alone licenses when this was last on the road.  :grin:

 :cool:

 :grin:

I was 15 in 2004!!  :grin: :grin: :grin:

 :grin: I was 17, so had my GCSE's but not my driving licence!


I was 28  :grin:, had a driving licence but no exams

I was 30.. I feel sick  :sick:

How has today gone Shaun?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Neo Badness on 30 March 2011, 19:15
I was a spritely 22yr old when this was last on the road....
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Wazzzer on 30 March 2011, 21:16
Excellent job mate, really pleased for ya.

Really good to see it on the road :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 March 2011, 10:09
Thanks for the kind words.   :smiley:

Well I've been far too busy for posting on here.  :grin:

Had a little drive here and there in it with a couple of  mates on board (not at the same time), first passenger was my friend who came with me to Inters on that fateful day.  It's very raw at the moment, minimal dash, no sound proofing or carpet.  It's quite noisy!... Drove it in the rain which resulted in it getting ridiculously dirty and I had to clean it properly for the first time.  Wasn't sure what would be best on satin black as I already found out waxing it doesn't really work.  After a bit of trial and error Mer seems to work really well.  I really do need to sort the dents out and finish the paint!  This picture kind of hides most of the different shades of black!  :grin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/PASSED_edited-1.jpg)


Have you still not.... oh hang on.

Right, now it's on the road, as summer is approaching, make sure the engine's tuned in, that the rubber's not seven years old (it'll be catchy and let go without warning and unexpectedly because it'll have de-gassed) and get some hard miles wound on it.

Entertaining how many people posting in this thread didn't have GCSEs, let alone licenses when this was last on the road.  :grin:

 :cool:

I'm off work today and will be attempting a better tune up while I still have the gas analyser.  I really need to do the valve clearances but don't have the correct tools to pop the shims out.  :sad:

When you say rubber, are you referring to the belt?  If so I'm on the case and this has always been on my mind.  The belt has barely any miles on it but it is old, it appears to be in a fine condition but the age of it worries me and I must admit I am nervous as I believe even a standard DX engine is an interference engine. A new belt and tensioner has been ordered.  Lets hope the current one will be OK for the next few days.

2004 doesn't seem too long ago really, well it didn't until you posted the above and I read the responses!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Jay on 31 March 2011, 13:44
I think DH was referring to the tyres mate, but changing the cambelt after that long is also a brilliant idea  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 March 2011, 14:15
I think DH was referring to the tyres mate, but changing the cambelt after that long is also a brilliant idea  :grin:

Wheels changed and the tyres are brand spanking.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: JC on 31 March 2011, 15:12
i was 33 back in 2004  :cry:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tobz. on 31 March 2011, 16:30
I think DH was referring to the tyres mate, but changing the cambelt after that long is also a brilliant idea  :grin:

Wheels changed and the tyres are brand spanking, I don't think he was.

Oh yes he was  :grin: (DH is ALWAYS preaching about tyres)  :tongue:

I drove past you on that fateful day on my way to inters not long after the smack, great to see it has finally re-emerged, great work.
Jeez was that nearly 7 years ago already  :shocked:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tech1889 on 31 March 2011, 16:31
^^ you are now officially old  :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 March 2011, 17:35
Nice to know there are some people who remember this car from then..

Tobz, maybe next time I'll be in convoy with you rather than you driving past.  :lipsrsealed: Quite a few dubs slowed down that day, not rubber necking, their faces looked like mine, gutted.

Chuff and Guy???

(http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00078/F_200612_december08E_78808a.jpg)


 :grin:





Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: F17BAD on 31 March 2011, 18:38
Car is looking great mate   :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 March 2011, 18:41
Car is looking great mate   :cool:

Thanks..

Trick photography.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 31 March 2011, 22:51
Wheels changed and the tyres are brand spanking, I don't think he was.

Oh yes he was  :grin: (DH is ALWAYS preaching about tyres)  :tongue:

I was.  Some things are important..... although I'd be all over that cambelt, too....
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 March 2011, 22:58
Wheels changed and the tyres are brand spanking, I don't think he was.

Oh yes he was  :grin: (DH is ALWAYS preaching about tyres)  :tongue:

I was.  Some things are important..... although I'd be all over that cambelt, too....

If you remember this car was shamed with 3 spokes, those tyres are 7 years old, I bought the RA's last year and had new tyres fitted only last week.  :cool:

Yes, in hindsight I should have ordered the cambelt sooner but I got a bit carried away with MOT jobs and wasn't expecting it to fail on so little.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 March 2011, 23:46
The other half hates this car but she's just come for a short drive with me to her mums, I was warned "no rapid acceleration!".  Problem is it's lumpy if driven soft.  Pulled away hard once, didn't go down well at all.  :evil:

All the way there and back: "It's too noisy, it's too cold, it's too hard, it's too bumpy it's too small, it's too smelly" etc etc etc..... I think it's fine though.. :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: travisreeve on 01 April 2011, 00:06
shaun you have one of them other halfs do you i seem to have one of those aswell lol the trick is to pull over and make them walk ;)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 April 2011, 00:24
shaun you have one of them other halfs do you i seem to have one of those aswell lol the trick is to pull over and make them walk ;)

Yep, she really doesn't get it, doesn't understand my love for this car or the MK1's before it.  To her it is a shed. At least I have found a good balance between playing with this and getting on with things that keep her happy.  She has never stopped me doing the things I love, just doesn't understand them.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Jack3559 on 01 April 2011, 00:38
My other half hates my car because it gets more money than her.

Also, it's too low and looks like a snuffling ground hog.

Her words - not mine.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 01 April 2011, 18:29

So Lemski, mines a Big Tasty Meal please mate.  :laugh:

Some quick pics, sorry about the Red Nose but the missus made me put it on for good luck and thinks I should leave it on as it suits the car, um no. I'll take it off when she's not looking despite the fact it appeared to have worked.  :shocked:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting12.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting10.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/1stouting7.jpg)
 :cool:


1stly okay mate when am at a show ur at al get that order in for you mate.

2ndly f**k me thats lookin good, nice to see its back on the road. i like the red thing.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: stow1985 on 01 April 2011, 21:48
Looking Good!!

So when you going to spray the rest stain black?  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 01 April 2011, 22:31

Chuff and Guy???

(http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00078/F_200612_december08E_78808a.jpg)


 :grin:

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tdi_blu on 02 April 2011, 07:16
Lovely mk1 looks really nice in your pics and I really love the front seats go well with the car must be great after all the hard work to use the car now.. :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Jimp on 02 April 2011, 13:56
It's awesome to see this car finally on the road  :cool: Congrats man :Afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 03 April 2011, 10:38
The other half hates this car but she's just come for a short drive with me to her mums, I was warned "no rapid acceleration!".  Problem is it's lumpy if driven soft.  Pulled away hard once, didn't go down well at all.  :evil:

All the way there and back: "It's too noisy, it's too cold, it's too hard, it's too bumpy it's too small, it's too smelly" etc etc etc..... I think it's fine though.. :grin:

 :rolleyes:  my mrs loves dubs... the older the better.. but then again mine is a different kettle of fish to yours... more of a cruiser (the car... not the mrs!) :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Diamond Hell on 03 April 2011, 13:14
I was sanctioned an LSD for the Corrado a few days ago.

My other half hates spinning the wheels up when leaving junctions.

WIN.

 :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 April 2011, 21:18

1stly okay mate when am at a show ur at al get that order in for you mate.

2ndly f**k me thats lookin good, nice to see its back on the road. i like the red thing.

Cheers fella, I'll hold you to that.  :grin:

Looking Good!!

So when you going to spray the rest stain black?  :grin:

Very soon I hope, next month or so.  Got a few more important things to address.  :sad:

Lovely mk1 looks really nice in your pics and I really love the front seats go well with the car must be great after all the hard work to use the car now.. :wink:

Cheers, yeah in pictures I love it, a walk around tells a different story but it's not that bad and will be sorted soon I hope.


It's awesome to see this car finally on the road  :cool: Congrats man :Afro:

I know, I thought it would never happen, and even when it was on the road to recovery I still though it would never happen.  It's done now... on to chapter 2.  :cool:

:rolleyes:  my mrs loves dubs... the older the better.. but then again mine is a different kettle of fish to yours... more of a cruiser (the car... not the mrs!) :grin:

:laugh:  Cool, want to swap? my missus is into her yank tanks hence why we had a 5.0 mustang for a while!

I was sanctioned an LSD for the Corrado a few days ago.

My other half hates spinning the wheels up when leaving junctions.

WIN.

 :grin:

 :laugh: Nice.  LSD is not enough for me, I would have to put the controls on the wrong side, put a v8 in it and..... actually no, I'd just have to sell it and buy a Dodge Ram to keep my missus happy!





Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 03 April 2011, 21:21
:rolleyes:  my mrs loves dubs... the older the better.. but then again mine is a different kettle of fish to yours... more of a cruiser (the car... not the mrs!) :grin:

:laugh:  Cool, want to swap? my missus is into her yank tanks hence why we had a 5.0 mustang for a while!


not really... although next time I am getting my ear chewed about something I will drop you a line  :laugh:

like merkin cars to look at... but would never have one myself! its always been about mk1's for me!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 April 2011, 21:36
^^^ Same.... Although to be fair is was a hoot when you floored it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Mustang_1024.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 03 April 2011, 21:39
Al place it on your bonnet mate and walk off. Seriously though, epic build and great work. Such a transformation mate. U keepin back seats out?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 April 2011, 21:45
Al place it on your bonnet mate and walk off. Seriously though, epic build and great work. Such a transformation mate. U keepin back seats out?

Yes, back seats will only go in when needed, and that will be very very rare.  Spent some time getting rid of rattly noises so have removed the rear belts too as that has helped. :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Jack3559 on 03 April 2011, 21:46
I'm surprised the Mazda doesn't have tri spokes, looking at your car history!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 April 2011, 21:51
I'm surprised the Mazda doesn't have tri spokes, looking at your car history!
:laugh:

Just a coincidence!... bought the golf with its spokes with the intention to get them straight off, the stang has them as standard for that year and it was the other halfs car.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 03 April 2011, 21:57
Worste I find is a dash board rattle. Seems to take forever to actually find them. Good to know your sorting the niggle now instead of the bits for mot. How many miles u racked up since she been back on the road
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 April 2011, 21:59
Worste I find is a dash board rattle. Seems to take forever to actually find them. Good to know your sorting the niggle now instead of the bits for mot. How many miles u racked up since she been back on the road

Tell me about it, although only half of my dash is in at the moment and I kind of chucked that in as it will be coming out again soon...  :lipsrsealed:

done about 200 miles so far but am calming down as belt needs changing and timing still not quite right.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 03 April 2011, 22:14
In other news, lowered the car another 10mm which is it's limit as hard cornering scrubs up front.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/MaxLowered.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/MaxLowered3.jpg)

Sadly she has developed an oil leak.. expected with old seals.. another job for chapter 2.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 03 April 2011, 22:14
Niggles mate. Bet your lovin it though. Is focus on just sorting the niggles out and enjoying it?

Takin it to many shows this year
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Neo Badness on 04 April 2011, 23:55
it's not an oil leak, it's just marking it's teritory :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: GrandMstRamRod on 05 April 2011, 00:06
it's not an oil leak, it's just marking it's teritory :smiley:

also agree with this!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 05 April 2011, 00:07
it's not an oil leak, it's just marking it's teritory :smiley:

 :grin: :grin:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MtBd0zcTprY/SsniQket62I/AAAAAAAACzc/UGqh9qGGKXk/s400/119506-main_Full.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 00:13
it's not an oil leak, it's just marking it's teritory :smiley:
:laugh: Oh yeah!... Why didn't I think of that, it all makes sense now!

Just been out on a late night Tesco run in it... Massive grin!.. boy does she get egged on.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 12:25
Right.... I've worked too hard to let myself feck it up again and driving on an old cambelt is not wise. 

New one arrived today so I will not be driving again until it's fitted!  I'm not looking forward to it though as I struggled to get the current one lined up perfectly.

(http://s3.postimage.org/6jd2xpw33/new_cambelt.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 05 April 2011, 12:32
Good shout there Shaun, great idea getting all those small but potentially big issues sorted :afro:

This thread isn't as exciting now as there is nothing to look forward too  :sad: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 12:39
Good shout there Shaun, great idea getting all those small but potentially big issues sorted :afro:

This thread isn't as exciting now as there is nothing to look forward too  :sad: :grin: :grin:

:cry: What do you want from me.... blood!?  :grin:

Don't worry, I have at least one more big update planned soon I hope.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 05 April 2011, 15:08
Good shout there Shaun, great idea getting all those small but potentially big issues sorted :afro:

This thread isn't as exciting now as there is nothing to look forward too  :sad: :grin: :grin:

:cry: What do you want from me.... blood!?  :grin:

Don't worry, I have at least one more big update planned soon I hope.  :lipsrsealed:


i think it is just at interesting now as it ever was  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 15:13
i think it is just at interesting now as it ever was  :smiley:

Cheers, getting an MOT, Tax and insurance was the first big hurdle and obviously a lot needed to be done to get it there.  The car is no where near finished and I'm even dubious of shows as it is currently not a show piece.  In other words this car is only at the state that a lot of the other rides in here start at and that took 100 pages of chat.  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Neo Badness on 05 April 2011, 15:24

Cheers, getting an MOT, Tax and insurance was the first big hurdle and obviously a lot needed to be done to get it there.  The car is no where near finished and I'm even dubious of shows as it is currently not a show piece.  In other words this car is only at the state that a lot of the other rides in here start at and that took 100 pages of chat.  :grin:

110 pages :nerd:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 05 April 2011, 15:28
i think it is just at interesting now as it ever was  :smiley:

Cheers, getting an MOT, Tax and insurance was the first big hurdle and obviously a lot needed to be done to get it there.  The car is no where near finished and I'm even dubious of shows as it is currently not a show piece.  In other words this car is only at the state that a lot of the other rides in here start at and that took 100 pages of chat.  :grin:

its remarkable that you have got it this far and I am sure that its more than worthy of a show or two even if it isn't concourse  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 15:47

110 pages :nerd:
  :grin:

Its remarkable that you have got it this far and I am sure that its more than worthy of a show or two even if it isn't concourse  :wink:

It's car park fodder at the moment IMO.  depends if I can get on the paint mission soon.  whens the next popular show that you boys will be going to?

I'm hoping to make everything that's on in June,  Volksfest etc, also the IOW show that DH posted up maybe.....
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 05 April 2011, 15:51

110 pages :nerd:
  :grin:

Its remarkable that you have got it this far and I am sure that its more than worthy of a show or two even if it isn't concourse  :wink:

It's car park fodder at the moment IMO.  depends if I can get on the paint mission soon.  whens the next popular show that you boys will be going to?

I'm hoping to make everything that's on in June,  Volksfest etc, also the IOW show that DH posted up maybe.....

i'm going to try to make stoner and volksfest although it depends on money etc
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 15:56
Would be great to meet some peeps.  Met some great people last time this was on the road, JV, Rich Gibby and others who are no longer here.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 05 April 2011, 16:42
Haha it wasn't a dig! I as you know fully appreciate all the hard work you've put in and I'm by far your biggest fan! :cool:

That's the point the fact your car is now at the same standard as others we don't get to see this chapter specially on such a classic!

I'm sure your plans will be awesome!!!  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: JC on 05 April 2011, 16:49

110 pages :nerd:
  :grin:

Its remarkable that you have got it this far and I am sure that its more than worthy of a show or two even if it isn't concourse  :wink:

It's car park fodder at the moment IMO.  depends if I can get on the paint mission soon.  whens the next popular show that you boys will be going to?

I'm hoping to make everything that's on in June,  Volksfest etc, also the IOW show that DH posted up maybe.....

and that is where you are WRONG  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:

With a Picture of HOW IT WAS on the day of the accident, and then one or two little ones of  progress including the inner wing change, and a write up of what you have done ( including most is on an open drive not in a garage )  on a board out the front of the car, then it is VERY show worthy and would attract a LOT of attention  :wink:

and more importantly be inspiration to others :afro:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 05 April 2011, 16:51

110 pages :nerd:
  :grin:

Its remarkable that you have got it this far and I am sure that its more than worthy of a show or two even if it isn't concourse  :wink:

It's car park fodder at the moment IMO.  depends if I can get on the paint mission soon.  whens the next popular show that you boys will be going to?

I'm hoping to make everything that's on in June,  Volksfest etc, also the IOW show that DH posted up maybe.....

and that is where you are WRONG  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:

With a Picture of HOW IT WAS on the day of the accident, and then one or two little ones of  progress including the inner wing change, and a write up of what you have done ( including most is on an open drive not in a garage )  on a board out the front of the car, then it is VERY show worthy and would attract a LOT of attention  :wink:

and more importantly be inspiration to others :afro:

+1 great idea Mr C  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 20:15
Cheers Chuff, I hope to get the paint the same all over on the outside at least ASAP and then I will be happy but I like your idea.   :cool: 

I made a mistake though, I started doing all the kit and replacement parts with halfrauds satin black, in all honestly the quality is amazing but its sooooooo fecking expensive, didn't really notice the cost as it was done over a longish period but to do the rest is going to be too much, I know there is cheaper paint to buy but I don't want a sh*t finish.  Either way, when i find cheaper paint I may as well key the whole car as whatever it is won't match what's already been done..
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Steve_PD on 05 April 2011, 20:53

110 pages :nerd:
  :grin:

Its remarkable that you have got it this far and I am sure that its more than worthy of a show or two even if it isn't concourse  :wink:

It's car park fodder at the moment IMO.  depends if I can get on the paint mission soon.  whens the next popular show that you boys will be going to?

I'm hoping to make everything that's on in June,  Volksfest etc, also the IOW show that DH posted up maybe.....

and that is where you are WRONG  :shocked: :lipsrsealed:

With a Picture of HOW IT WAS on the day of the accident, and then one or two little ones of  progress including the inner wing change, and a write up of what you have done ( including most is on an open drive not in a garage )  on a board out the front of the car, then it is VERY show worthy and would attract a LOT of attention  :wink:

and more importantly be inspiration to others :afro:

+1 great idea Mr C  :cool:

+2
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: stow1985 on 05 April 2011, 21:13
as for you paint your better off going to a paint suppliers, normaly works out cheeper! or keep you eye out for:

(http://1.2.3.13/bmi/www.holtsauto.com/images/products/repair-and-maintenance/paint/simoniz-spray-paint-satin-matt-black-hi.jpg)

only pay £5 a can  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 21:17
as for you paint your better off going to a paint suppliers, normaly works out cheeper! or keep you eye out for:

(http://1.2.3.13/bmi/www.holtsauto.com/images/products/repair-and-maintenance/paint/simoniz-spray-paint-satin-matt-black-hi.jpg)

only pay £5 a can  :smiley:

Under £3 a can (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12-X-500-ML-SIMONIZ-SATIN-MATT-BLACK-SPRAY-PAINT-/250517337754?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item3a53ff369a#ht_2304wt_905) but is it any good?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Wayne on 05 April 2011, 21:18

Under £3 a can (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12-X-500-ML-SIMONIZ-SATIN-MATT-BLACK-SPRAY-PAINT-/250517337754?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item3a53ff369a#ht_2304wt_905) but is it any good?

Yep, use it all the time in work, excellent product. :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 21:20

Under £3 a can (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12-X-500-ML-SIMONIZ-SATIN-MATT-BLACK-SPRAY-PAINT-/250517337754?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item3a53ff369a#ht_2304wt_905) but is it any good?

Yep, use it all the time in work, excellent product. :smiley:

Cool thanks.. the only thing that confuses me is it states its satin matte, which is it because I want satin?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Wayne on 05 April 2011, 21:22

Under £3 a can (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12-X-500-ML-SIMONIZ-SATIN-MATT-BLACK-SPRAY-PAINT-/250517337754?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item3a53ff369a#ht_2304wt_905) but is it any good?

Yep, use it all the time in work, excellent product. :smiley:

Cool thanks.. the only thing that confuses me is it states its satin matte, which is it because I want satin?

Not sure but they do both satin and matt, so you need to ask.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: stow1985 on 05 April 2011, 21:25
Hey thats not fair!! i pay a fiver inc discount!  :undecided:

but yeah its quality stuff, they do a matt black, or a satin matt black!

so you need satin matt my friend! thats what i did my bumper in  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 April 2011, 22:07
Ah nice one.. wish i hadn't been so hasty now with halfrauds visits!.. was just desperate to get the kit, wing and bonnet sprayed up so it didn't look too shoddy for the MOT.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 06 April 2011, 07:10
whens the quatro bonnet making an appearence shaun?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 06 April 2011, 09:05
whens the quatro bonnet making an appearence shaun?
Don't know yet as it needs some repairs.  It won't just bolt on... won't even be touching it until I have the rest of the car painted... but soon I hope.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 06 April 2011, 12:07
Soon should be now its retro to f**k
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 06 April 2011, 13:04
Soon should be now its retro to f**k

Someone has PM'd me about taking it off my hands!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Jimp on 06 April 2011, 16:17
Soon should be now its retro to f**k

Someone has PM'd me about taking it off my hands!  :lipsrsealed:
And putting on your mk1?  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 06 April 2011, 18:17
U can't sell it
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: stow1985 on 06 April 2011, 20:43
Dont Sell!!  :angry:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tech1889 on 06 April 2011, 21:05
will this ever go gloss colour again or always satin ??
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Wayne on 06 April 2011, 21:27
Don't sell the bonnet  :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Guy on 06 April 2011, 21:37
sell it!!!






nah... only joking!  :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 07 April 2011, 00:09
Come on now, I drove for a whole day to get it!... I'd never be able to replace it unless I spent a fortune to get one made, even OEM style ones cost quite a bit.  It had mixed views when I tried it on but this picture reminds that it's worth the work to get it to match the car and give it a chance

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/BodyComplete.jpg)

If Mad Max had a golf as an intercepter in 1979??  :grin:

I've PM'd back saying pretty much the same until I've tried it out for a while.

I may try and speed things up with this and make it fit using bonnet pins........

As far as painting the car gloss... one day maybe, I really quite like how what I've painted so far has turned out.  I need to fininsh the rest and see how long I like it then... my friends say I should keep it this way full stop but when i've got nothing better to spend my money on and the car needs nothing else, then yes, I may just go back to gloss.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: stow1985 on 07 April 2011, 21:54
Fit the bonnet, spray the rest of the car satin...SORTED  :grin:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 07 April 2011, 22:41
Fit the bonnet, spray the rest of the car satin...SORTED  :grin:



That's pretty much the plan but the bonnet needs some work too, damage in places, paint on it is fooked so will need some TLC.  even after that the bonnet catch and hinge points have been ripped out at some point so they need addressing too.  :sad: for now I may cheat and have it fastened down with bonnet pins in each corner and worry about the rest later.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: stow1985 on 07 April 2011, 22:52
Hell yeah bonnet pins all the way, mad max stlye!  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 07 April 2011, 22:57
Hell yeah bonnet pins all the way, mad max stlye!  :cool:

When I originally posted the picture above it only looked like the car pulls it off because of the angle of the photo, i do feel that other areas will need something to help blend it in....  :undecided:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: stow1985 on 07 April 2011, 23:09
i like it as it is, but what did you have in mind?  :laugh:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 07 April 2011, 23:21
i like it as it is, but what did you have in mind?  :laugh:

No idea but that bonnet does make the front look very busy compared to the rest of the car at most other angles.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Jack3559 on 08 April 2011, 15:57
What are your plans for the engine dude?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 April 2011, 16:08
What are your plans for the engine dude?
 

Get it back to as close to it's former glory as I can.  Was rocking between 135 and 140 horses once, I would be more than happy if I could claw most of them back.. She doesn't need any more than that............. for now.

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Neo Badness on 08 April 2011, 17:31
Was rocking between 135 and 140 horses once, I would be more than happy if I could claw most of them back.. She doesn't need any more than that............. for now.


wow, 135-140bhp? from an 8v? That's almost as much as a 16v has from standard  :tongue: (runs away and hides)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 08 April 2011, 18:45
16v big valve head?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 08 April 2011, 19:19
16v big valve head?

Was rocking between 135 and 140 horses once, I would be more than happy if I could claw most of them back.. She doesn't need any more than that............. for now.


wow, 135-140bhp? from an 8v? That's almost as much as a 16v has from standard  :tongue: (runs away and hides)

Meh, that's what it was/should be! At the time I'd taken ownership it was the best normally aspirated 8v I'd ever driven.

The car was originally properly badged up as an RLR 1800 Plus (Richard Lloyd Racing) I've still got the one for the boot.  The engine and slam panel are marked up with his GTI Engineering plaque.

Originally the head was gas flowed, so was the inlet manifold and the four branch exhaust manifold. re-profiled inlet and exhaust valve seats, bigger valves with better underhead profiles, upgraded valve springs, 276 degree cam, modified dizzy (not sure how though!), limiter removed!  :shocked: supersprint exhaust and custom made Magnum US rear silencer (which nobody likes the look of)  :grin:

Feels like a normal 8v until you get to 4k and pulls/pulled like fook as far as you dare go off the tacho!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Jimp on 08 April 2011, 19:33
I like the rear silencer  :sad:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 08 April 2011, 20:45
No limiter. I'd only take it to 8k at the most
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Neo Badness on 08 April 2011, 21:19
Such an unusual engine should be preserved as best you can. Those guys knew what they were doing back then.

I do like the 8v for tootling about but I enjoy the valver when pressing on.

Sounds like you have best of both worlds there and an excellent excuse to have a shift light :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 April 2011, 11:50
I like the rear silencer  :sad:

I haven't got a problem with it either, it my not look right for MK1 or any other car these days but overall it suits it as it does it's job without sounding sh*t!... a low subtle gurgle.  :cool:

No limiter. I'd only take it to 8k at the most

Yeah I would't want to stress her out too much!  :grin:

Such an unusual engine should be preserved as best you can. Those guys knew what they were doing back then.

I do like the 8v for tootling about but I enjoy the valver when pressing on.

Sounds like you have best of both worlds there and an excellent excuse to have a shift light :smiley:

To be honest there were quite a few motors done like this at the time by GTI engineering but you're right, they don't mod them like they used to.  This one is special to me due to the Richard Lloyd Markings and the sad thing is THIS (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1583357/Plane-crash-victims-on-way-to-test-new-Jaguar.html) happened not long before the structural repair work on the car began!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 09 April 2011, 18:24
Currently doing my cambelt!  :sick:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: tech1889 on 09 April 2011, 18:28
good luck with that... you sorted the tappets out ??
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: lemski on 09 April 2011, 18:45
Cam belt change now? Good day to choose. Unless its not sunny where u r
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: richandhazel on 09 April 2011, 20:37
Such an unusual engine should be preserved as best you can. Those guys knew what they were doing back then.

I do like the 8v for tootling about but I enjoy the valver when pressing on.

Sounds like you have best of both worlds there and an excellent excuse to have a shift light :smiley:

Totally agree.

I'm surprised at the output! Mine has had the crank lightened and balanced, gas flowed and a high lift cam and I'd be surprised if it is getting anywhere near that. It doesn't feel that quick :-/
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: Neo Badness on 09 April 2011, 21:53
Man, that is bleak about Richard Lloyd (and all the others). It seems as I get older that the truely talented and nice people always seem to die leaving the ignorant and useless to run amock. Seems the only way to ensure longevity is to excell at nothing... To quote the late Bill Hicks.

Hendrix... Dead

Joplin... Dead

Morrison... Dead

Buckley... Dead

Regan... Wounded

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead Says "Hello Roads!" (p101)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 April 2011, 13:43
good luck with that... you sorted the tappets out ??

NO, haven't even got the tools to do it, bucket compressor and shim tool is what I think I need.  To be honest I haven't even checked out how bad the clearances are yet.

Such an unusual engine should be preserved as best you can. Those guys knew what they were doing back then.

I do like the 8v for tootling about but I enjoy the valver when pressing on.

Sounds like you have best of both worlds there and an excellent excuse to have a shift light :smiley:

Totally agree.

I'm surprised at the output! Mine has had the crank lightened and balanced, gas flowed and a high lift cam and I'd be surprised if it is getting anywhere near that. It doesn't feel that quick :-/

There may be bits I've missed but without the paperwork I can't list everything (lost!). I used to have old Dyno run info with runs ranging from 129-137. The RE2000 which was based on the standard 1800 setup was apparently good at giving over 150!

Man, that is bleak about Richard Lloyd (and all the others). It seems as I get older that the truely talented and nice people always seem to die leaving the ignorant and useless to run amock. Seems the only way to ensure longevity is to excell at nothing... To quote the late Bill Hicks.

Hendrix... Dead

Joplin... Dead

Morrison... Dead

Buckley... Dead

Regan... Wounded



Yes it is sad, both Macrae and Lloyd died in private flying accidents!.. racing drivers should not fly! although Lloyd wasn't piloting his craft.

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Timing Issues HELP PLEASE (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 April 2011, 13:44
Anybody able to help?

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=189206.msg1767571#msg1767571
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Timing Issues HELP PLEASE (p115)
Post by: tech1889 on 10 April 2011, 14:33
Did you not just use the timing marks that were used on previous cambelt,, i would have marked the previously used marks with tip-ex or such and just slid off and slid on a new belt... once belt was fitted did you turn it by hand a couple of times to see if it was still marked up ?? did you make sure all the timing marks lined up dont know if your car has a flywheel timing mark as well ??

Im no professional but just what ive read before
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Done! (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 April 2011, 21:29
Fook me, what a ball ache!

Turns out it was a fueling issue.  Idles spot on now and drives fine but has lost it's urgency at top end as I haven't put the strobe or the gas tester on it yet.

Will try and get that done in the next couple of days, at some point when I'm flush I'd like to take it to a pro, especially when the clearances are sorted.  At least I can relax a little now with the knowledge that it's got a new belt on.

little bit of evidence, old belt didn't look too bad.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Cambelt2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Cambelt4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Cambelt5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/freresmith/Cambelt6.jpg)

Really must look into the oil leak, it doesn't look good.  :undecided:

Thanks tech for the reply... the old belt was wrong hence why I had to start from scratch.

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: tech1889 on 10 April 2011, 21:44
Atleast its all on and sorted now.. should take you long to do the clearance will it ?? Also change the rocker cover gasket when doing them  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 April 2011, 22:35
Atleast its all on and sorted now.. should take you long to do the clearance will it ?? Also change the rocker cover gasket when doing them  :wink:

Need to change a few gaskets by the looks of things but was always my intention.  But yeah, one important motor job out of the way.  :cool:

To me the clearances look like a pain as I don't have the tools for the job.  :sad:

Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Bellend on 10 April 2011, 23:18
Good result.  :cool:

Any ideas what gaskets are leaking?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 April 2011, 23:22
Good result.  :cool:

Any ideas what gaskets are leaking?

Nope, need to degrease my once clean engine and start looking, was mint until it was driven.  hopefully an easy one!

(http://www.best-of-web.com/_images/080508-221635-958007.jpg)
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: travisreeve on 10 April 2011, 23:24
 :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Bellend on 10 April 2011, 23:28
Good result.  :cool:

Any ideas what gaskets are leaking?

Nope, need to degrease my once clean engine and start looking, was mint until it was driven.  hopefully an easy one!

(http://www.best-of-web.com/_images/080508-221635-958007.jpg)


Fingers crossed.  :smiley:

Rocker cover?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 10 April 2011, 23:54
No I wish, lower down at the back somewhere...

Oh and on another note, once the car was up and running again, I took if for a 30 minute round trip to a garden centre, on the way there the throttle cable link to the pedal decided to fall to bits, was just left with the hook.  luckily I had some gorilla tape in the glove box which helped me bodge it!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Neo Badness on 11 April 2011, 00:10
Oh and on another note, once the car was up and running again, I took if for a 30 minute round trip to a garden centre, on the way there the throttle cable link to the pedal decided to fall to bits, was just left with the hook.  luckily I had some gorilla tape in the glove box which helped me bodge it!

Check you, Sunday at the garden centre  :tongue:

Can't really give you any stress I was fitting a bathroom...Good work on the cable fix though, experience has taught me that it's always worth while to keep some tape, cable ties etc in the car. Beats bodging a gear selector together with some found sellotape on a desolate coastal road -5C at 3am and no phone. Who needs 4th and 5th? Or if you do you can't have 1st and 2nd. Pulling away in 3rd, mmmmm clutchy :grin:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: tech1889 on 11 April 2011, 08:16
If you don't have the stuff give it to a specialist won't be that expensive and atleast you know it's done properly and will purr like a puddy cat..
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Neo Badness on 11 April 2011, 11:56
If you don't have the stuff give it to a specialist won't be that expensive and atleast you know it's done properly and will purr like a puddy cat..

And if it all goes terribly wrong you have someone to shout at :smiley:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: tech1889 on 11 April 2011, 16:27
Exactly  :wink: As as previously stated the engine is a bloody good one so deserves care !
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 April 2011, 18:10
Garden centre... missus loves our garden, sent me packing as she was elsewhere and needed some bits.  was good timeing actually because the old girl (28 this year!) was drivable again.

So far I am proud that pretty much everything you have seen so far except the welding was done by me on my drive, shed or garden!  I really wanted to do the clearances myself and then take it to a pro just to get it properly setup.  I'll have to look into how much it would cost me to get someone else to do it as you points are good..

In other news, strobed it, CO2 tested it so the fuel and ignition are pretty much bang on.  It's got some high end pull back now which is great but I  am a little confused on one thing:

The car will tick over and purr nicely, warms up to optimum temp and fan will kick in when it creeps over.  If revved, it settles back to idle fine, however, after giving it a blast down the road for 15 mins the idle go's no lower than 2500!  :shocked:  once cooled down it's fine again.

My first though was over fuelling... anybody else got any suggestions?
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: tech1889 on 11 April 2011, 18:13
Idle control valve / ISV ??
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 April 2011, 18:30
Idle control valve / ISV ??

Yeah will have to look into that.  I found some good info HERE (http://www.diagnostic-assistance.co.uk/mech_inj.htm) on the whole system that includes this.  Damn, I hope it's not broken!
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: tech1889 on 11 April 2011, 18:39
Keep me posted Shaun  :wink:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Wayne on 11 April 2011, 21:15
Mk1 K Jet does not have a ISV from memory, could be a sticking warm up reg.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: richandhazel on 12 April 2011, 09:32
Mk1 K Jet does not have a ISV from memory, could be a sticking warm up reg.

Correct.......ISV not fitted on mk1 kjet. Came later on the mk2 digifants I think but certainly later than mk1. Also think the mk2 16V's have the ISV.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Wayne on 12 April 2011, 09:33
Mk1 K Jet does not have a ISV from memory, could be a sticking warm up reg.

Correct.......ISV not fitted on mk1 kjet. Came later on the mk2 digifants I think but certainly later than mk1. Also think the mk2 16V's have the ISV.

Yes the mk2 16V has a ISV plus as you said later Digi's
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: richandhazel on 12 April 2011, 09:35
Just a thought, I had a similar problem with mine when I first started using it and it turned out to be that 'Y' shaped piece of tubing in the vacuum line.....to the left of the engine bay as you stand in front looking at it, if memory serves me correctly. It had slid apart and just needed pushing back in and then retuning.........as I had tuned it with a vacuum leak from said 'Y' connector.

Worth a look :undecided:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 14 April 2011, 00:57
Thanks guys....

Rich, I did check all the VAC's and I know where you mean but alas, they are all fine, if I pull a VAC out from anywhere the idle drops considerably which suggests that it's fine when all connected.

I think the problem is here

(http://s3.postimage.org/daj0fh8d6/warmup.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)

The warm up reg changes fuel pressure as the engine heats up.  I suspect it's not working and therefore over fuelling once warm.  Fook knows where to start but will check the basics at the weekend, power etc.... any other suggestions welcome.  :cool:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Wayne on 14 April 2011, 08:56

The warm up reg changes fuel pressure as the engine heats up.  I suspect it's not working and therefore over fuelling once warm.  Fook knows where to start but will check the basics at the weekend, power etc.... any other suggestions welcome.  :cool:

I think you have found the problem, check for power as a 1st step but you might be better to get the pressures tested to see if it is causing problems.
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: SoundillusioN on 19 April 2011, 11:04
Little update...

Missed out on two, cheap warm up regulators over the weekend. tested mine, there is power to it but it seems it's just not working.

Raised the car back up by 10mm and now it's totally drivable .  Before it was scrubbing up front when cornering. which is no good to me as it's a driver not a show pony.

More bad news, lost one of my A Pillar Trim/Wind Deflectors over the weekend.  :cry:
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Neo Badness on 19 April 2011, 22:03
Little update...

Missed out on two, cheap warm up regulators over the weekend. tested mine, there is power to it but it seems it's just not working.

Raised the car back up by 10mm and now it's totally drivable .  Before it was scrubbing up front when cornering. which is no good to me as it's a driver not a show pony.

More bad news, lost one of my A Pillar Trim/Wind Deflectors over the weekend.  :cry:

Here here for not having a show pony. Bummer about your A pillar trim, obviously the car felt is was surplus to requirements and is trying to save weight...
Title: Re: MK1 Black From The Dead - Cam Belt Fitted (p115)
Post by: Guy on 19 April 2011, 22:22

Here here for not having a show pony.