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Offline lewis1641

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #10 on: 11 April 2015, 15:47 »
My mate had it hidden away but there are people selling them on eBay.

I have found an old amp too

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #11 on: 11 April 2015, 16:15 »
I'll be watching this, I plan to covert either a mk2 or mk3 GTI with a 1.8T 20V engine next year. Would prefer a 3 door big bumper in tornado red myself.

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #12 on: 11 April 2015, 19:51 »
Wicked, it's much easier with a later post 90 car as they have a more modern fuse box (if you didn't know)

My previous build thread may be a better read as that highlights the original conversion on the last car. This time it's more dropping the conversion into this car. Although there are a lot of things we are changing along the way

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #13 on: 11 April 2015, 21:12 »
Most likely, what with mk2 prices soaring, I'll use a mk3 as a base. A GTI 8V will be cheap enough to buy and hopefully a good condition one will pop up after I sell off the mk4 Golf V5! Just a mk3 isn't quite a cool as a mk2 IMO... :whistle:

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #14 on: 11 April 2015, 21:14 »
Make it cool!

It's inevitable they will become cool.

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #15 on: 11 April 2015, 21:50 »
Most likely, what with mk2 prices soaring, I'll use a mk3 as a base. A GTI 8V will be cheap enough to buy and hopefully a good condition one will pop up after I sell off the mk4 Golf V5! Just a mk3 isn't quite a cool as a mk2 IMO... :whistle:

That's like saying "I might take Scarlett Johansson on a date, but Susan Boyle is probably cheaper"
It's a mk2. Fill it, drive it, enjoy it.  :smiley:

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #16 on: 14 April 2015, 09:09 »
Most likely, what with mk2 prices soaring, I'll use a mk3 as a base. A GTI 8V will be cheap enough to buy and hopefully a good condition one will pop up after I sell off the mk4 Golf V5! Just a mk3 isn't quite a cool as a mk2 IMO... :whistle:

That's like saying "I might take Scarlett Johansson on a date, but Susan Boyle is probably cheaper"

Might be cheaper in the long run, but just don't get SuBo preggers, sh!t will then become expensive, that b!tch won't leave me alone now  :whistle: :sick:
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'98 VW Golf Mk IV GTi Black
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MK3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v Automatic to 2.0 16v Manual Conversion Project

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.0

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #17 on: 16 April 2015, 10:48 »
stereo is in



oem fitment jbl direct replacement speakers all round, 90's phillips DAP600 amp and it sounds...

silent! 

i think there is an issue with the amp, the power illumination is flickering. ordered a new amp, but really wanted to run something in keeping with the car.

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Re: '85 1.8 20vt Project
« Reply #18 on: 18 April 2015, 09:57 »
I've not seen one of those for a few years, think my dad had one in his Scirocco once
'05 VW Golf Mk V GT TDI Laser Blue
'98 VW Golf Mk IV GTi Black
'97 VW Golf Mk III GTi
'58 VW Golf Mk V GT Sport TDI Steel Grey
'10 Audi A4 B8 SE Multitronic

'00 VW Golf Mk III.V Cabrio


It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, who you are with or even the conversation...all that matters...is the car you arrived in!

MK3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v Automatic to 2.0 16v Manual Conversion Project

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.0