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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #390 on: 25 January 2016, 15:56 »
I did some more details today:

Windshield wipers:
Got the arms back from sandblasting and powdercoating, fitted with new bosch blades, new OE nuts and washers. Finished of with new OE caps.







And tons more stuff...

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #391 on: 29 January 2016, 20:16 »
had the back of the rearbench redone in Ghent:


Electric recaro's with custom upholstery will follow.

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #392 on: 30 January 2016, 15:45 »
took some pictures, did some small jobs today. Should be fully driveable by next week.

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boot:


interior pics:








more engine pics:





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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #393 on: 08 February 2016, 07:48 »
Beyond words how great this GTI is. I'm going to re-read the whole topic soon as I've just picked up a Golf GTI 16V myself which needs a full restoration. There's a couple of things I want to do that you've done, like fitting an engine under tray and other small, awesome touches.

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

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #394 on: 13 February 2016, 19:26 »
Doing final checks, 99% ready for road testing













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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #395 on: 13 February 2016, 20:00 »
incredible :shocked:

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #396 on: 14 February 2016, 17:15 »
Tyres look like they need a clean  :laugh:


Simply stunning work though  :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #397 on: 14 February 2016, 18:25 »
Tyres look like they need a clean  :laugh:


Simply stunning work though  :cool: :cool: :cool:

Tyres need replacing, i've left the car on this set for storage.

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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #398 on: 28 February 2016, 17:55 »
I drove it for the first time yesterday. I didn't make a big deal out of it, didn't tell anyone I was going to. I was working on the vento, and I needed to get it out of the garage. It always start on the key, no fuss, just turn and go. So I decided to drive for a few hundred meters. And it did fine, needs alignment and new brake mastercylinder, and that's it.


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Re: Ken's '87 golf GTI 8v restoration
« Reply #399 on: 19 November 2016, 21:04 »
have been working on and off on this car, some of the changes I made in the last months:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McRk_HzoxL8

it goes down the street at this point, all is fine apart from the brakes, they were spongy...I then replaced the master cylinder and since then it's fine. That's the sort of stuff you get wen you shelf stuff for 5 years I guess.

I made wiringloom for my recaro's with some high quality OEM connectors:




fitted the custom recaro's:






fitted new tyres on the steelies:


How she sits right now:


I will be finishing it hopefully before new year, can't get a hold of some fresh side moldings...