Author Topic: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo  (Read 10556 times)

Offline Wayne

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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #10 on: 25 June 2012, 13:41 »
Really interesting build / project :afro:
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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #11 on: 25 June 2012, 21:02 »
Brilliant!!!!

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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #12 on: 26 June 2012, 01:18 »
Well with no gas and being on foot I just thought I'd get to the unit and crack on putting the front end back together.

Managed to persuade the polybushed wishbones in place and the rich popped down and nipped my over to halfords to get some gas so cracked on with the welding!




My phone battery died ages ago so no pictures from the day and I had no concept of time. By the time I'd refitted the steering rack and wiring, cabletied dash n wiring in place it was about 3 in the morning. Fitted the seat and harness and got the fook home



Seam sealer is lethal stuff haha nearly set fire to the car. Good thing I always keep a fire extinguisher close now! Water is useless people!

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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #13 on: 27 June 2012, 16:20 »
great work,

love the unit too

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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #14 on: 27 June 2012, 17:34 »
great work,

love the unit too

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I have to make do with outside, sometimes i get wet... sometimes my slaphead gets red and sore :grin:
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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #15 on: 04 July 2012, 01:12 »
dont worry the rats are loving it too!

well despite the work rebuilding the steering rack, there was still alot of movement and steering feel through the clutch pedal when i was steering with the clutch in (parking) turns out two welds had cracked on the steering column, and when i took it out, a third was on its way!

so welded them all up, using a g clamp to hold it snugly into where the welds once sat.




took this opportunity to clean up all the seam sealer and repaint properly in epoxy mastic as i was in no rush to get it all back together as the weekend had just started.





ended up without realising finishing up at half 8 in the morning when me and ads went to mcdonalds. i went home and got some much needed shut eye. my housemate adam who did an all nighter with me was still working on his car when i arrived back at the unit at half 3! see a shattered pidgeon below and his triumph after his epic missions!



been a long time since me n the boy done some proper all nighter steez on the cars, so comical. you know its late/early when theyve stopped playing the dance music and started on sh!tty chart music. and why do we always run out of phone b82rez! i need a digi camera!

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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #16 on: 04 July 2012, 17:10 »
You been watching ali g by chance  :grin:
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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #17 on: 04 July 2012, 21:42 »
Some good stuff going on here.  :smiley:

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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #18 on: 05 July 2012, 01:01 »
You been watching ali g by chance  :grin:

Haha yeah man, the other day with the lads, we've have actually got a box on the shelf above the Telly with b82rez written on it, been there for years.

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Re: 1980 VW Golf LS - 1.3 G40 Turbo
« Reply #19 on: 05 July 2012, 11:52 »
hey dude you still need a wing for this?
been to my local vw place the other week, and he's got a fair few wings in that looked ok :)