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Offline Ice_ken

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Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« on: 28 August 2011, 09:38 »
My name is Ken, I'm 22years old, life in belgium hating every bit of it.

My car:
originally an Austrian golf gti however it moved to belgium via the netherlands.
1987 golf mk2 gti 8valve

I bought it in March 2009.







It looked OK from a distance, but it had (and still has) a lot of rust.

Then 2 months later, this happend:


So it got stripped:



To respray it














added some bbs ra's




Best of OEM @ a show:


changing brakes:


pretty clean:


changed the seat:


casette deck:


It was all going very well, I loved the car...then this happend:


The bolt holding the upright to the A-arm snapped, luckily this happend at a low speed. I wanted to fix it up, butt somehow I ended up restoring it, every nut and bolt...(March 2011)

So the engine had to go:


Here's where we're at now:
-the engine, front subframe, rear axle, brakes have been completly overhauled, upgraded and restored:






So whats the concept behind this? I'm building a stock car, with some minour upgrades to keep it fully legal and usable. No big power vr6 turbo for me, usable power with good handling and braking power.

Engine spec sheet:
-EV-motor
-8 valve head
-stock 112hp
-fully rebuilt

Mods:
-reinforced main bearings
-windage tray
-polished valves
-supersprint exhaust manifold
-higher compression ratio due to 0,4mm off the base of the cylinderhead
-port matched the intake and exhaust
-90 Amp alternator
(future: schrick cam 260° or so)

Transmission:
-AUG transmission 5 speed (gti), MK3 shift weight, Clausvonessen short shift, fully rebuilt, Sachs clutch.

Brakes:
-G60 Girling 54 front brakes(rebuilt) with MK3 VR6 air ducts on 280mm vented discs.
-MK4 rear calipers(girling 38) on 226mm non-vented discs.
-Goodridge stainless brake lines
-new hardlines by cohline
-22mm mastercylinder
-Stock brakepads

Suspension:
-Sachs advantage shocks(16valve spec)
-Sachs springs(16V specs)
-All new rubber bushings(OEM)
-Strut braces front and back

Plans?
-finish the braking system
-finish the fuell system
-finish the suspension
-have the interior done
-get the body up to par with the engine.
« Last Edit: 24 December 2012, 16:05 by Ice_ken »

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #1 on: 28 August 2011, 14:01 »
Looks clean, very nice  :cool:

Why not a fan of Belgium then?

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #2 on: 28 August 2011, 14:03 »
Agreed, looks like a nice, clean example! Do you have any plans for it?

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #3 on: 28 August 2011, 18:04 »
Looks clean, very nice  :cool:

Why not a fan of Belgium then?

we haven't had a proper govrenment since 07, it's been over a year and 3 months since elections, still no govrenment. That means that everything had grinded to a halt, not good at all. but don't get me started...I've pretty much had it overhere.

Agreed, looks like a nice, clean example! Do you have any plans for it?

oh right I forgot i'm restoring it at the moment.

New post, new pics:
2 years ago:
bought it like this:




had it painted in augustus 2009 since it had some damage on the front right end.

Here's the reason for the restauration
the bolt connecting the upright to the suspension arm snapped :cry: luckily at only 20mph

called in some help and managed to put it back together in the middle of the street


towd home by my dad's audi A6:banghead:


The driveschaft was riped out of the diff and the front wing has some damage.

So here's what I did about that:

 :tongue:
« Last Edit: 28 August 2011, 21:11 by Ice_ken »

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #4 on: 28 August 2011, 18:07 »
That looks a seriously clean engine and bay, obviously been out before!?
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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #5 on: 28 August 2011, 18:16 »
Very clean looking car.. we love pics on here so put up all your pics and loads of information..
Mk4 Golf GTI anniversary and mk6 golf tdi :)

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #6 on: 28 August 2011, 18:43 »
That looks a seriously clean engine and bay, obviously been out before!?

never been out, head hasn't even come of yet, it has 268k km original. Wait till you see what i'm up to...

Very clean looking car.. we love pics on here so put up all your pics and loads of information..

Ok here's some more, hope this doesn't blow your mind and downloadlimit

this was the engine last friday;


gearbox was the first thing I adressed;
replacement gti box:


cleaned it, wirebrushed it, painted it, bought some new stuff for it:



90amp alternator and painted bracket:


front engine mount, PU one, non hydro:


heatshield over the propshaft:


bought some new logo's, they are very hard to find:




hell of a lot more to come...
« Last Edit: 28 August 2011, 21:12 by Ice_ken »

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #7 on: 28 August 2011, 18:57 »
Looks great you've put some real money into that  :wink:
Mk4 Golf GTI anniversary and mk6 golf tdi :)

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #8 on: 28 August 2011, 19:05 »
fantastic stuff! looks great

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restauration
« Reply #9 on: 28 August 2011, 19:17 »
Looks great you've put some real money into that  :wink:

thanks, it's about time it starts to pay off, I'm not looking for a show car though, an original gti with some nice wheels will do just fine thank you ;)

some more pics and info:

the throttle body:
before:




after:




some new stuff:




pouleys:




OEM ignition in OEM box:


before:

while:

after:

« Last Edit: 28 August 2011, 21:14 by Ice_ken »