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Offline th3_f15t

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #20 on: 27 March 2015, 20:22 »
I also agree, if you're going to this much trouble to save it, do it fully. It'll be worth it. :whistle:

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #21 on: 27 March 2015, 21:06 »
it would be a good idea to try and do as much as poss but i need to drive it an hour and a half to my friend to spray it so wont be able to take glass out and wings off etc... i can obv strip out the inside as much as poss though.
The windscreen has been out today and the corners were a bit crusty so being checked for rot and seems all good.
The front wings are new so no rust on them.
Battery tray is now done and the back panel is also done :-)
The car just needs putting back together, undersealed and covered in red oxide then she is coming home  :grin:






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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #22 on: 28 March 2015, 07:24 »
I thought it had no mot? Or should I just shut up?  :whistle:
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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #23 on: 28 March 2015, 07:25 »
I hired a trailer and got a friend to tow it with his hilux. Trailer was only £35 to rent for the day and I chucked my friend a tenner each way.  Admittedly it was only 20 mins drive but maybe an option, especially if it'll save you that much from him painting it!?
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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #24 on: 28 March 2015, 19:43 »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TWwmdoMO-AI

I'm going to leave this here purely for the comment made at 1:20

Enjoy  :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #25 on: 28 March 2015, 20:12 »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TWwmdoMO-AI

I'm going to leave this here purely for the comment made at 1:20

Enjoy  :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #26 on: 29 March 2015, 02:20 »
this guy seems to be getting on very quick with this resto? I hope he is cutting out the rot properly and cleaning back the metal before he is welding in the new stuff. believe me there is a big difference between an mot patch up and a repair you want to last for 10-20years.

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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #27 on: 31 March 2015, 08:34 »
of course he is lol he i have been up there every other day pretty much to see the car and take pics, he has had it now for a month so i wouldnt say thats quick.
he cut away all the rust and i have pics to show so that will be going in my folder for the insurance vaulation :-D there is not a spot of rust left on this car he has gone all over it.
The car doesnt have an MOT, it is going from the bodyshop off the the MOT station where they are doing top mounts, a full service, water pump & belt, brake hoses and then MOT it. It will then come home and wait for the time it can go to be painted. I need to be able to drive it there because we dont have a trailer or 4x4 or anything and dont know anyone with one, I got a quote for a transporter but it was over £150 and not paying that. In that time I will have to repair the bodykit as it has a few chucks missing out of it and has been repaired quite badly in the past.
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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #28 on: 31 March 2015, 20:47 »
Fair comment.

It's times like this impish I had my trailer licence...I can drive a 32 tonne lorry...but cant pull a piddly trailer lol
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Re: Seriously rotten mk2 gti!!
« Reply #29 on: 31 March 2015, 21:12 »
Fair comment.

It's times like this impish I had my trailer licence...I can drive a 32 tonne lorry...but cant pull a piddly trailer lol

A Mk2 will go in a 32 tonne lorry no problem. Just sayin'

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