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millfischk69



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PostSubject: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Sun Mar 07 2010, 23:58

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.    Mon Mar 08 2010, 00:05

Cool, another mk1 build to keep an eye on

Let me know if you get rid of the wheels

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millfischk69



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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Mon Mar 08 2010, 00:10

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.    Mon Mar 08 2010, 00:14

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.    Mon Mar 08 2010, 00:22

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.    Mon Mar 08 2010, 00:37

welcome back buddy.

we need more, keep em coming
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Mon Mar 08 2010, 00:42

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, 23:32

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.    Thu Apr 01 2010, 00:00

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, 11:14

looking good dude
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PostSubject: Re: Mk1 Golf GX build thread.    Thu Sep 02 2010, 00:27

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, 23:17

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, 20:22

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, 18:44

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, 22:52

Sweet dude.

You got a crane for the next step? Thumbs up


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