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Offline craig180

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180's Clipper GTi
« on: 10 May 2012, 12:57 »
Welcome to the progress blog of my Mk1 Karman Clipper GTi!


Blue 1989 1.8 8v GTi cabriolet - The only version of a Golf GTi convertible produiced by Volkswagen to date


Standard, gearbox rebuilt ready for new engine.....


8x16 Borbet A alloys, 195/45 Continental tyres, FK Automotive Coilovers, standard brakes


Single lamp, debadged grill with red "GTi" pinstripe, sidestrips removed and replaced with black masking tape (for now!), de-badged wings, clear indicators and side repeaters, "Euro" rear lights, stickers!


Full MJ Interiors retrim in red leather including seats and door cards, "GTi" pinstriped dash surround, ICE.....


I want to get a few bits of the bodywork tidied up. Overall it's in very good condition but does have a small amount of surface rust at the bottom of the driver's door and on the sill top which needs attention. It's also had some accident damage repaired (not to my standards) on the driver's rear quarter so the plan is to sort the rust and give the entire car a flat back and re-spray in the original bluey/purple metallic finish.

De-ariel and relocate the side repeaters to the sides of the bumper

There is also the interior which needs a few bits to finish off - black carpet to replace the horrible grey one, new seat rail covers, black roof lining and a few clips need to be replaced.

Onvce that's done I can concentrate on refurbing the wheels, replacing the 195/45 tyres with lower profile 195/40 so that it either scrubs less or I can lower further!

With those little jobs out of the way I'll then be strengthening the engine bay and fitting a BAM 20vT lump up front with a Shark remap, looking at a reliable 240bhp  :grin:


Offline X4MGS

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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #1 on: 10 May 2012, 13:16 »
Love those alloys on it!!  :wink:

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Offline Wayne

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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #2 on: 10 May 2012, 13:25 »
Love it :cool: wheels look great
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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #3 on: 10 May 2012, 19:07 »
like the wheels and interior

BAM sounds like a plan indeed
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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #4 on: 10 May 2012, 19:12 »
that is lush  :cool:

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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #5 on: 10 May 2012, 19:35 »
What degree of camber are on the fronts? Lush pal... I really like it  :smiley:

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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #6 on: 10 May 2012, 23:12 »
Nice, just replace the offensive grill.  :tongue:

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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #7 on: 15 May 2012, 12:51 »
Cheers guys.

Not sure what the camber is set at at the moment. I need to get booked in for alignment then I'll set them at around 2 degrees

Bellend - not sure what you mean ;)

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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #8 on: 15 May 2012, 19:17 »
ooosssshhhh  :cool:

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Re: 180's Clipper GTi
« Reply #9 on: 15 May 2012, 20:23 »
I like!  :cool: