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Offline vw_golf_nutter

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Re: Stalled - Mk2 Golf Kamei Edition
« Reply #60 on: 12 October 2016, 18:26 »
So im thinking to myself, havnt seen an update on Facebook recently about how the Golf is coming along, I will just check your profile for pics and I find out ive been blocked...

Suspicion rising i have a look through your thread here and now i know why you blocked me....

I have no idea how to feel about this, Im absolutely DEVASTATED to say the very least.
All that hard work, all that money, the dispair, the tears, the favours i had to pull in to get that car to where it was, and its all gone.
I didnt give up on it when it was a flaking pile of orange rot but you have given up on it with a bit of floor rust because my guys welding isnt to a seemingly expensive body works high standard... im totally speechless i really am because i know how proud everyone involved was to of got that car MOT'd and back on the road and I cant forget the feeling i had driving it down those country lanes just listening to that raw engine when i got it back.

That car was never going to be perfect, I did the very best i could with the money i had because i LOVED that car, i so wanted to see it back on the road and enjoyed. I probably loved it far more than anyone should ever love a car but thats why I was so pleased to of found someone like you, you convinced me you were the guy to finish this off but to see it given up on because its never going to be mint is a very hard pill to swallow.

I wish you all the luck with your new one, no hard feelings, but moral of the story clearly is 'never ever sell a car you have put your heart and soul in to', even in the most capable hands there will always be a chance it will be binned for a better one  :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Stalled - Mk2 Golf Kamei Edition
« Reply #61 on: 28 October 2016, 09:09 »
it is a shame that it never got finished, but dont take it personally. For your own reasons, you also gave up on it

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Re: Stalled - Mk2 Golf Kamei Edition
« Reply #62 on: 07 November 2016, 07:29 »
With regards to Facebook, I never blocked you but I actually deleted the whole profile so it's nothing personal. As for what the body shop said to me, it was regarding not just the floor rot but also the rear strut towers (which is unusual for a Golf), the chassis legs where gone as well as other areas of structual integraty. Yeah, it passed an MOT and the work done was good but for where I wanted to go, the shell just wasn't safe enough so it had to be moved on.

I am gutted it ended that way for the car, but sadly it just didn't work out in the end. I left the body shell with the body shop so whether they save it or not is up to them...
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Re: Mk2 Golf Kamei Edition
« Reply #63 on: 09 January 2017, 17:44 »
Well, it's been a while but work has carried on slowly over the past few months. I've got the bottom end completely stripped down (bar the pistons and connecting rods) all ready to go off for deep cleaning and the block will be painted when it gets back. Then I'll fit new bearings and hardware before starting to work on the head. The engineering shop I took the bits to weren't that great to be honest and were a pain so I pulled from then and will look at getting someone else to do it who can actually think and do as they're asked...

In other news:


I never intended to keep the rainbow interior, which will go up for sale shortly to recover some funds to help cover the costs of these:


Set of mk3 Golf colour concept Recaro (fronts are heated) leather seats. Also got a set of genuine Golf Rallye leather door cards to fit as well which is another sweet, hard-to-find item to add to the list of parts. But I need to get the lower seat brackets for the arches and weld in the centre mounting point so the rear seats fit properly. Will also get the wiring loom, switches and relays for the heated seats and get them working as well, then fabricate a custom panel for the centre console to mount the electric windows and heated seat controls in.

Plan now is to get the car built and driving by March in time for a trip to Ultimate Dubs purely so I have a deadline to work towards for motivation.
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Re: Mk2 Golf Kamei Edition
« Reply #64 on: 09 January 2017, 19:33 »
Deadlines are useless.
Seats look nice though mate. Like where this is going.

Can you not fit the heated seats into the blank spaces that the back window switches would be in

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Re: Mk2 Golf Kamei Edition
« Reply #65 on: 09 January 2017, 20:14 »
Deadlines are useless.
Seats look nice though mate. Like where this is going.

Can you not fit the heated seats into the blank spaces that the back window switches would be in

I know deadlines are useless, but you know, news years resolutions and all that jazz.

I'll be adding in my Votex centre console so will need to make a custom mount as I think the heated switched for the mk3 Golf are horizontal and I'd like to keep that and fill out the space. I need to make a sketch to really show what I'm aiming at, including the dials I'll use as well so you can get a good idea of my thoughts.

And... I'm thinking about VR6 conversions very seriously now, after digging about and looking at how to fit various engines, it's one of, if not the simplest swap in a mk2 Golf and having had an mk4 Golf R32 for a short while I really do love the VR6 soundtrack.
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