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Offline DCmk3

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #10 on: 31 August 2012, 23:30 »
Some really insane attention to detail, I love it.
Great work.   :wink:

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #11 on: 31 August 2012, 23:52 »
Definetely going to be watching this materialise into something special.

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #12 on: 27 November 2012, 08:56 »
Roof being cut out ready for a carbon one :)













Bye bye roof skin and sunroof.





Berg Cup arches arrived today from HR Engineering ;)



Front end coming off ready for a new modified one.









This turned up today :)



The golf has been fully stripped, and all non essential metal work has been cut out.



Dipping this week :)

The Golf is now back from being stripped and to describe how it looks in one word "amazing".




When it left us just over 2 weeks ago we weren't sure what to expect when it came back. Was there going to be more holes than metal, would we have to start all over again. The answer is no, the shell is in great condition for its age few issues but nothing an order from VW Heritage wont sort out.




Bit of rust in the back panel, was easier to remove it and replace with an OEM unit




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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #13 on: 27 November 2012, 08:58 »
After Finding an AGU 1.8t engine from a Mk4 golf, we set out to rip the engine apart.
Here's the Progress so far:











































Here's a few pictures of the paint shop where the MK1 is being painted.

Ultimate Paint and Chip Repairs http://www.ultimatep...prepairs.co.uk/

These Guys are highly skilled and there finish is excellent.















The car came back late yesterday afternoon with a thin coating of etch primer so it doesn't rust.
Next step is fabrication of the roll cage...






















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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #14 on: 27 November 2012, 09:00 »
Quick update with the Roll cage going in


Few more pics of the cage
























Like Christmas here this week













Cage coming together now













We Had the block back yesterday. All preped and painted



























Looks a little lighter in the picture than what it actually is






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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #15 on: 27 November 2012, 09:03 »
Few Pics of whats been going on in the last few weeks.
Cage almost finished, pedal box and seat frames mock up.









Another little package turned up































More strengthening going on the chassis along with wing fitment





Nice BIG turbo delivered ;)




Just test fitting a Cobra Seats Limited into the mk1, can't wait to see what the custom seats will look like bolted in.



New pedal box installed



Arches being cut out ready for the big ones



Here's another update,

Turbo, manifold and wastegate mock up














Mock up for engine mounts




Ace Fabricator and berg cup builder Luke showing off his strength




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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #16 on: 27 November 2012, 09:43 »
Seriously nice.

Obviously most projects on here are being done by the car's owner and maybe a helpful mate, so the comparisons aren't fair. But how many guys have you got working on this and what's your timescale?


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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #17 on: 27 November 2012, 11:55 »
This looks bloody awesome :afro:

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #18 on: 27 November 2012, 12:37 »
Seriously nice.

Obviously most projects on here are being done by the car's owner and maybe a helpful mate, so the comparisons aren't fair. But how many guys have you got working on this and what's your timescale?

We have 1 welder doing all the fabrication work, cage etc.
Then me and another mechanic working on the engine side of things.
Once the paint has been done it will be a 5 man team to bolt everything in as we are showcasing it at Autosport in January so we don't have long to do it.

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #19 on: 27 November 2012, 15:47 »
Epic build, going to be awesome when finished :cool:
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