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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #20 on: 18 January 2013, 08:18 »
Cheers mate gonna try get all the sound proofing off the floor next, does anyone know the best way of getting it off?

Heat gun and a scraper :smiley:

Thats what i was thinking....just wondered if anyone had a magical technique  :grin:

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Where abouts are you? dont recall ever seeing you drivin around....

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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #21 on: 18 January 2013, 13:37 »
Sweet do you go to the lowdown meet?

Ok so went outside today in the snow.... Managed to remove the handles from the roof and then my hands nearly dropped off!!
So I called it a day haha
This weather needs to disappear!


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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #22 on: 18 January 2013, 14:08 »
Sweet do you go to the lowdown meet?

Ok so went outside today in the snow.... Managed to remove the handles from the roof and then my hands nearly dropped off!!
So I called it a day haha
This weather needs to disappear!

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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #23 on: 18 January 2013, 14:36 »
Also spent 30 seconds removing the boot plastic haha


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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #24 on: 18 January 2013, 15:39 »
Just bought a cheap heat gun I help with the removing the sound deadening
Already have one but I think it's at bit past it at 20+ year old  :laugh:



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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #25 on: 19 January 2013, 10:12 »
I used a blowtorch and a scraper to do the soundproofing in my Golf.

That gets it hot and easy to remove.  You can use it to warm up quite a large area of soundproofing pretty quickly, then get in there with the scraper and peel off a large area of sound-deadening.

TBH unless the plastic panel on the boot is particularly heavy, I'd leave it in there.  You might also like to get a sheet of Foamalux to cover in the rear panels.  You can also use it to make doorcards if you decide to shed them, but that's probably going to result in quite a lot of effort with the electric windows etc!
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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #26 on: 19 January 2013, 12:13 »
I've also got a blowtorch but was worried about fuel lines under the car so for now will see how I get on with the heathgun and if I get any difficult parts resort to the torch  :smiley:

Hmm I dunno as I see it every bit of weight counts and as I don't really need the boot panel may leave it out for now.

Can't get a good look inside at the moment due to all the interior being thrown back in so will decide when it's out what I'm doing with panels etc... Will probably just leave it bare  :laugh:

As I will be using the front door cards (windows etc as you said) I'm goin to leave them for now but thanks for the advice with the foamalux will keep it in mind!


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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #27 on: 20 January 2013, 17:11 »
Noticed a nocking on the daily when te wheels spin (snow helped as a way to listen  :laugh:) sounds likes it coming from the n/s front

Had the car up recently and didn't notice anything wrong with wishbones etc and only replaced them about 12 months ago.  :undecided:

Any ideas?
It nicks when it starts spinning and knocks again when it stops...also if I stand on the dry and jolt it forward a little bit using the clutch it knocks once then if I jolt it backwards it knocks once  :undecided:

Gonna have to jack it up and have a good look!
Check all subframe bolts, wishbones, engine mounts etc


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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #28 on: 21 January 2013, 17:58 »
Ok so had an hour on the golf!
Just got the sound proofing material off the passenger footwell.

It's awkwards working in the car at the minute as all the removed interior is being stored in car bar 1 seat!

 
The tools of choice ....


And all done!


I bagged it up and it feels like it weighs about 2-3kh
And there is loads more to remove so I can see it as being a nice weight saver!


I couldn't find anything wrong with the daily so I'm thinking it may e the diff but not sure.
I have go a spare box in the garage so will have to see!


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Re: Golfyste's road legal mk4 "project track car"
« Reply #29 on: 21 January 2013, 19:22 »
Check your anti-roll-bar bushes - could just be those.

The blowtorch allows you to work fast because it's a concentrated heat.  I don't think you'll have issues with your fuel pipes etc - just move the flame quickly across the sound deadening.

Another thing worth remembering is that 1kg sprung weight = 7kg unsprung weight.  Look at getting light wheels and whether a brake upgrade would net you lighter calipers.

You might also look at relocating the battery (with a box over it) and the washer reservoir to the back of the car to aid weight distribution - you're taking all of the weight out of the back half of the car.  :wink:
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