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PostSubject: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 09:29

Thought I better get a build thread going..

Heres my G40 which used to be a daily but its getting turned into my weekend fun car

When I first got it

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Pictures of its current state

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Before I started stripping it

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My guard cat

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Basically trying to strip any unnecessary weight and make it as light as I possibly can

more to follow when I have some progress!
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 10:09

nice car, i love g40's!
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 10:11

that looks like it could be a lot of fun.. to what extent are you planning on stripping it down?
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 10:20

Ashley wrote:
that looks like it could be a lot of fun.. to what extent are you planning on stripping it down?

everything that weighs something and doesn't need to be there is coming out, the dash will be coming out but a nice cut down version will be going in Wink

Next step is buckets and harnesses
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 10:40

has it got any engine mods pinky?
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 10:41

that sounds cool.. even to the extent of perspex windows, lighter wheels etc?
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 10:52

alex'87 wrote:
has it got any engine mods pinky?

Full blend charger, toothed belts, GT inlet manifold and chip to match but I shall going down the turbo route I think (maybe G60) It was quick enough when I was driving it, embarrassed quite a few cars when I had it as a daily but definitely want more power for the track

Ashley wrote:
that sounds cool.. even to the extent of perspex windows, lighter wheels etc?

I think I am just going to use those castallets for track use (powdercoated black) I am not really bothered about perspex windows just yet (got subframe/cage and whatever else I need to do first)
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 12:23

nice Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 12:39

[quote="pinky"]
alex'87 wrote:
has it got any engine mods pinky?

Full blend charger, toothed belts, GT inlet manifold and chip to match but I shall going down the turbo route I think (maybe G60) It was quick enough when I was driving it, embarrassed quite a few cars when I had it as a daily but definitely want more power for the track

give us heads up if ur old 'charger becomes surplus to requirements! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 12:47

Will do, it was serviced at about 10K ago at Pitstop but unfortunately no certificate to prove it but it can be cracked open Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 12:49

yeah, no worries. as long as it works!
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 13:52

ahh so this is the g40 ive heard so much about.

looks prime mate. perspex windows will make a big difference, or even just weld a sheet of ally over them ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 13:54

Max I hope your joking a extra 100bhp will make a big difference not losing some glass

Just had a look and the whole kit is 170 which isn't as bad as I thought but it will certainly wait


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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 08 2009, 13:59

track cars are like tesco, every little helps!
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 22 2009, 13:39

get rid of the bonnet scoop, it must weigh a ton

Alex, what do you want the charger for?
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 22 2009, 14:09

Henry wrote:
get rid of the bonnet scoop, it must weigh a ton


Yeah its made out of solid steel
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[quote="Henry"]get rid of the bonnet scoop, it must weigh a ton

Alex, what do you want the charger for?[/quote




so i can carry out '40 conversion on my mk2! i need a wiring loom and gearbox too then i'll have everything
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyWed Apr 22 2009, 16:51

Get rid of that BRV mod for track use ! it needs oil mist to lube that charger at track speeds

PTFE spray is shite for a track car !!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptyThu Apr 23 2009, 09:28

Well if you had of read I won't be using the G-lader
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PostSubject: Re: Polo G40 wannabe track slag   Polo G40 wannabe track slag EmptySun Jun 07 2009, 21:27

Bit of a update

Dashboard removed, I have a few ideas for what I want to do to the dash but that will wait for the time being got more important things I need to do

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Apologies for the crap image not surprisingly it was taken with a iPhone

FK coilovers next (Well when Henry can be arsed)
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