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Offline Andy-H

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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #10 on: 04 March 2012, 18:35 »
 :shocked: :shocked:

Fair play to you for attacking such a project. Good luck with it all :afro:
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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #11 on: 04 March 2012, 18:42 »
Yeah it is lol, i only had a quick feel earlia but on that pick it almost looks as thought theres 3 if you see what i mean? crazyness really im actually looking forward to attacking it with a knotted wheel to remove the paint and see whats lurking behind  :laugh:

Yeah see what you mean, take it that last layer is filler. I hate thet sort of thing, seen it loads over the years. Some people don't get that rust is like a cancer and need to be fully removed or it will never go away. Do you think you will need to brace the car up before chopping out the rot or is it not that bad?




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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #12 on: 04 March 2012, 20:02 »
I will definitely be watching this! I love mk1's and this one definitely needs some love!

It deffinately needs some TLC lol its a long term project neways so dont mind.

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:shocked: :shocked:

Fair play to you for attacking such a project. Good luck with it all :afro:


Cheers man i think ill need luck with this one lol!

Yeah it is lol, i only had a quick feel earlia but on that pick it almost looks as thought theres 3 if you see what i mean? crazyness really im actually looking forward to attacking it with a knotted wheel to remove the paint and see whats lurking behind  :laugh:

Yeah see what you mean, take it that last layer is filler. I hate thet sort of thing, seen it loads over the years. Some people don't get that rust is like a cancer and need to be fully removed or it will never go away. Do you think you will need to brace the car up before chopping out the rot or is it not that bad?




I know man its rediculous you would not believe how much silicone and fibre glass i have found and in some of the most rediculous places, i mean what do people expect it to do cure the rust? Lol. I want to cut all of it out and gunna try and sorce genuine panels for quality and fit, obviously im not gunna get them all but can try. If you look at the pic theres 2 really tight together which is wat i pulled apart earlia and you can see the old red paint underneath, and then theres the third bit floating around but god knows what that is?!?! Have to wait and see i guess lol.
I think ill brace the door up anyway cus i havent got a great deal of confidence in the strengh that side at the mo.  :undecided:

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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #13 on: 04 March 2012, 20:11 »
Just clocked that you're only about 45 minutes up the M6 from me.  :cool:

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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #14 on: 04 March 2012, 20:39 »
Just clocked that you're only about 45 minutes up the M6 from me.  :cool:

Were you from then bud?

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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #15 on: 04 March 2012, 20:40 »
Just clocked that you're only about 45 minutes up the M6 from me.  :cool:

Were you from then bud?

Between Rugby and Leicester.

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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #16 on: 04 March 2012, 21:13 »
Respect to you for taking on a project like this :afro: good luck with it.
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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #17 on: 04 March 2012, 21:41 »
Just clocked that you're only about 45 minutes up the M6 from me.  :cool:

Were you from then bud?

Between Rugby and Leicester.

Not too far then really, i know who to give a shot out to now then lol.

Respect to you for taking on a project like this :afro: good luck with it.

Cheers man MK1's are worth saving alot more than MK3's in my mind neways.  :smiley:


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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #18 on: 04 March 2012, 21:45 »
I usually get tapped up for electrical questions or parts sourcing... If you ever get stuck with anything, gimme a shout.  :wink:

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Re: 1st MK1 Golf GTI
« Reply #19 on: 04 March 2012, 22:37 »
good effort. will be watching this one as its always nice to see a mk1 being restored