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millfischk69



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PostSubject: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Mar 07 2010, 22:58

This is a build thread of my mk1 golf GX. Have been on here a bit more just recently so thought i would start a thread to keep up with the slow progress lol.

I bought the car in June 09 and looked something like this











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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Mar 07 2010, 23:05

Cool, another mk1 build to keep an eye on

Let me know if you get rid of the wheels

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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Mar 07 2010, 23:10

one of the first things to be sorted was the tailgate as it dint take long before i found a puddle in the boot. Pulled out the rear screen to find this



So i ordered a brand new tailgate



Next thing was to start sanding back and treating some of the rusty patches. Front panel rubbed down, primered and then a couple coats of stone chip.













Some of them ghastly looking red engine parts had to go, made me feel sick everytime i opened the bonnet. Just sprayed a silver for the time being although not staying like that.







Bought a debadged grill and 2 sets of GTi tarantula wheels and fitted them



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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Mar 07 2010, 23:14

Caddyrage your not the first one to ask about the wheels lol (renault 19 16v wheels for those that don't know), im not planning on getting rid anytime soon im actually slowly refurbing them.

Here is a little teaser pic of one i have done so far

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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Mar 07 2010, 23:22

Took off drivers side wings to inspect inner wings which are very common to rot with mk1's and surprise to not find a spot of rust. So i cleaned back all the years worth of crap stuck up there and re-undersealed and generally cleaned up.







Got bored of the bonnet being half filled and primered so decided to chequer it

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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Mar 07 2010, 23:37

welcome back buddy.

we need more, keep em coming
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Mar 07 2010, 23:42

too be honest i aint done a lot interesting things lately, just been doing bits like painting rusty calipers and brackets, wishbones, rear drums.

Nothing thats interesting to look at in the pictures anyhow.

Dean are you going to ultimate dubs? If you are you could probably jump in with me as i will take the mk4 down there.
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Mon Mar 29 2010, 21:32

Over the last couple weeks i have started replacing brake lines with nice new shiny coppper ones (although i don't really like the look of clean copper).

Have fitted all new gearlinkage bushes and new links and although i have yet too drive the car it feels a lot better in the driveway.

Yesterday i fitted one of my new febi top mounts and will hopefully do the other side after work tomorrow evening as it is lighter for longer now in the evenings .


This is old top mount


This is the nice new clean mount
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Wed Mar 31 2010, 22:00

changed the other side mount tonight and both were completely mullered, should of been changed a couple years ago i think.
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Thu Apr 01 2010, 09:14

looking good dude
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Wed Sep 01 2010, 22:27

Not a huge amount of progress has been made recently but I have now started removing an ABF (2.0l 16v) engine from an ibiza which will hopefully be rebuilt and tuned over the winter and hopefully be in and running by the start of the next show season with the help of a couple kind fellow club members. Can't wait til its in and running and showing up them 3dr valvers lol Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Wed Sep 15 2010, 21:17

The ABF is now removed and sitting in my lock-up. It is awaiting for me to start cleaning it up and painting bits to make it look more respectable. Will post up some pics as i go along.

But before i can start working on it i need to have a clearout in my lock-up to make room for me to move around without walking into everything lol.

I can't decide what sort of colour scheme to go in the bay, possibly think colour coded green rocker cover with gold and chrome/polished detailing. Anybody got any input into what would look good.
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Wed Sep 22 2010, 18:22

The first thing i had to do was start on the rocker cover lol. A pic so far in primer but cant decide what colour to go, was originally gona go gold with polished strips but after spraying with primer i like the matt finish against the polished strips.

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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Thu Sep 23 2010, 16:44

rocker cover looks cool. keep it in primer! gold and green = subapoo impreza No

love mk1's. keep it up Thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sat Sep 25 2010, 20:52

Sweet dude.

You got a crane for the next step? Thumbs up


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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Sep 26 2010, 19:31

The crane isn't going to be needed for a while as its not going in till spring time next year. I'm going to spend the winter playing around and sourcing parts I need.

But to answer ya question I have a friend to doors down who has a beast of a crane lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Sep 26 2010, 20:33

Cool dude, I know it will be a while and definitely wouldn't advise doing it in the middle of winter like I did, SUCKED!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Oct 03 2010, 12:13

Am hoping to do it around the spring time so hopefully running in time to take to some of shows next year to save the miles on the R32 as there racking up very quickly.

Am deciding whether to have cylinder race tuned, have found this dude on ebay might send head off to him to work his magic.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250700856767&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Unless anyone knows of any other good tuning companies that can do head work.
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Oct 03 2010, 14:00

I have seen that dude on there too but not seen any posts from other dubbers that have used him, how about you? Feedback looks good though...

MMmmmm head and new cams Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Oct 03 2010, 14:22

The workmanship looks really good from the pic's

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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Oct 03 2010, 18:23

I'm not heard of any of his work either but like lee said the pic looks good and if he studied that sort of thing at university and done as many as he say then he must be fairly good.

From your experience what do you guys reckon I should have done? I want a good amount of power but still want to stay fairly reliable.
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Oct 03 2010, 19:36

As i have had no luck in the last year of finding a pair of genuine VW wings in good nick i have decided to repair the pair i have on the car atm.

I am at the moment starting on the drivers side wing, ive cut out the rotten bottom section and used the good part of another drivers side genuine wing and had that welded in. Welding was done by the son in law of a work friend who has his own workshop and enjoys metalworking as a hobby and am very pleased with the outcome.





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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Oct 03 2010, 19:49

Wow, good work!

Depends if you want crazy power then dude, stick with stock internals like mine if you need reliability, otherwise; head work, cams etc and work the motor to it's breaking point :-) if you have the cheese to spend on mods like these go for it I say but a 4 branch and nice zaust was my choice.

Remember that you will have to start beefing everthing else up to. Gearbox may not handle the power or like me your clutch will give up FAST! Helix = $$$

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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Oct 03 2010, 19:56

Have been doing a little bit of research on gearboxes and am not deffo what sure which one to use. I read that the 2Y will just struggle to cope anything over 200BHP, which is what i would like to aim for excited
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Mon Oct 04 2010, 16:49

Yeah mate, its the diff pins. If you fit a quaife or replace the pins with bolts they should handle the magic 200....

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