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Offline clipperjay

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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #20 on: 26 October 2010, 17:43 »
Thanks Chaps enjoy like I did!

Where the servo and master cylinder had rotted through it dripped brake fluid on the firewall, so wiped it down got rid of any flaky paint primered it then covered it in Atlas paint. Wasn't too bothered about the result due to the servo completely blocks the view plus no more exposed metal from the burning brake fluid! you can see the damage it had done over time!

So anyways the Rear beam had light rust on it, wanted to spent some cash on the rear strut brace bar, but it was quite solid and only had surface rust so could not justify replacing it unless someone knows a good cheap assed place I could uprate it?
Changed out all the rubber hangers on the zorst.



Sanded off the rust then rust proof the beam and sealed it up with some tough paint and tough laqure.
Should have taken pictures when it was up, but started to rain so lowered it before I could take decent pictures!
The petrol straps are next on the list just cold weather has come in its not nice under there  :grin:


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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #21 on: 26 October 2010, 18:33 »
Nice one.... yeah it maybe cold but getting home in the dark is whats really doing my nut in!......  my progress has gone down so much!,,,, you seem to be flying!

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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #22 on: 28 October 2010, 11:54 »
Nice one.... yeah it maybe cold but getting home in the dark is whats really doing my nut in!......  my progress has gone down so much!,,,, you seem to be flying!

Yeah wait until the snow hits us mate!

Nah its a Sound illusion the speed I work  :laugh:!
Started to do the turrets prefer carpet plus it went over the foam easily for extra insulation of sound.
The boot carpet is now in also!
The only issues I had was the bloody seat belt housing, it keeps locking so can't reattach the bolt on the left hand side, right hand was ok? :rolleyes:









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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #23 on: 28 October 2010, 13:28 »
Mine did that when I put my seatbelts back in the back. I had to let it roll up more and gently pull it back and it freed up. I'm not sayin it always works but it did for me on mine. :)

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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #24 on: 28 October 2010, 15:12 »
Doing a good job Jay, can wait to see the finished product  :grin:


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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #25 on: 28 October 2010, 15:14 »
nice work jay. the engine bay looks like a great transformation. motivating stuff to be honest.

i am lucky to have occasional access to a ramp, think i might take advantage of it and paint up the rusty bits under mine.

what are you using? por15?

keep it up dude.

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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #26 on: 28 October 2010, 17:48 »
Nice one.... yeah it maybe cold but getting home in the dark is whats really doing my nut in!......  my progress has gone down so much!,,,, you seem to be flying!

Yeah wait until the snow hits us mate!

Nah its a Sound illusion the speed I work  :laugh:!


 :laugh: very good..... not too worried about the snow, we wont get that till what..... March!?  :grin:

You've reminded me, i've got to grab my carpets out the attic soon and give them a good going over... not going to fit them till after the MOT so the man doesnt feel the need to stab the underneath too much with his screwdriver as the floor is mint!

So when did this project actually kick off then?

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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #27 on: 28 October 2010, 17:57 »
awesome project!  very tidy engine bay.

watching this!  :nerd:
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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #28 on: 28 October 2010, 19:58 »
sensible progress sir :afro:

keep it up... making me jealous!

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Re: Well I'm calling this extreme GTI 16V makeover LOL!
« Reply #29 on: 28 October 2010, 20:20 »
Mine did that when I put my seatbelts back in the back. I had to let it roll up more and gently pull it back and it freed up. I'm not sayin it always works but it did for me on mine. :)

Yeah it hits the shelf at maximuim. I don't know if its actually foobared as I've never used the seat belts in the back  :grin:

Doing a good job Jay, can wait to see the finished product  :grin:

Cool Kai see you have been a busy boy lately? Get that V5 already.
I've got a nice chip that would go well in your G60 it cost me £400  :wink:

nice work jay. the engine bay looks like a great transformation. motivating stuff to be honest.

i am lucky to have occasional access to a ramp, think i might take advantage of it and paint up the rusty bits under mine.

what are you using? por15?

keep it up dude.

Yeah POR15 is good stuff but I tend to dremel down to fresh metal then coat it then level it off, then spray on to it. No point just crusting over the bad rust it will just come back somepoint!

Nice one.... yeah it maybe cold but getting home in the dark is whats really doing my nut in!......  my progress has gone down so much!,,,, you seem to be flying!

Yeah wait until the snow hits us mate!

Nah its a Sound illusion the speed I work  :laugh:!


 :laugh: very good..... not too worried about the snow, we wont get that till what..... March!?  :grin:

You've reminded me, i've got to grab my carpets out the attic soon and give them a good going over... not going to fit them till after the MOT so the man doesnt feel the need to stab the underneath too much with his screwdriver as the floor is mint!

So when did this project actually kick off then?

I live on a very high hill, Snow comes early for us, people always find it wierd when we come down and they see snow on our cars :laugh:
Around the six month mark on and off, but had to stop myself from spending what I usually spend which meant I did a job according to the bargins (parts) I found throughout the six months.
I only started this project page after I started the engine for the first time in nearly two years of non running otherwise no point to it? I just hope afterwards I won't need to sell her to recoup cash hence taking my time on it so what I spend is what I can afford :cool:
 4 hours it took to start it after blowing up the starter motor.

awesome project!  very tidy engine bay.

watching this!  :nerd:

Haaa not a patch on yours mate I've been following yours for some time you and Ben get the title of extreme makeover too much love going down on yours :grin:

sensible progress sir :afro:

keep it up... making me jealous!

damn dark evenings!

Chris I would love to drop a VR into a MK2 mate, just couldn't find funds to do it. I'm jealous of yours fella!
My Goal was to get back behind a nice OEM 16ver, nothing fancy just rock solid and back to basics.


Just a few more pics of porn  :grin: