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PostSubject: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:10 am

Hello all, i got my mk2 when looking for a project car when i was 16, it was sat in a garage for 6 years and left to rust.
so the plan was to keep everything as original as possible and do all the work myself, learning as i went along.
so 3 years on, ive been driving the golf for over a year and it hasnt stepped a foot wrong. along with no advisories in its las MOT Smile

so step back 3 years...


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the original wheels were shot so they were the first things to go, to be replaced by some 14" BBS which i refurbed myself

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next up was some bodywork.
the tailgate was badly corroded (recently replaced)
there was rust on the rear valance and a patch to the left of the vw badge.
i decided to tackle this with some mix up cans from halfords. they did the job quite well Smile

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the final spraying results are shown later in the show pics Smile

wheels on Wink
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some nice shiney new parts
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so the car was coming along nicely, and i was eager to get driving. after i passed my test i decided to wait for a while to drive my baby and use my mums 1.0 swift (awsome little car!) after 6 months to gain some experiance and a lot of saving i was out in the golf, the best day of my life!

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previously fitted 16v rear lights, but they soon got changed.


so now for some engine bay shots.
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the driver seat also sufferered from some bolster wear. luckily i managed to find a decent drivers seat and swapped the cloths over

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this was one of my first shows at barnsley.
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about a year back i was asked to display my car at Hayseldens VW in Barnsley for the launch of the new Polo and to celebrate 50 years of trading; along with my mate Simon in his rallye and mk1

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then winter arrived Wink
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i also followed Becca's guide to rebuilding spotlamps
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after 2 years the filler sank in my tailgate and it was looking a bit ratty so i managed to pick up a totally mint tailgate for £50

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next up, arches off and welding/curing corrosion

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all finished and sprayed up with cans again

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had a small water leak..easy to see why! lol
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new G60 leather wheel
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Shows

before thoresby classic car show
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The show i help organise, Elsecar Mega meet
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Edition 38x
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classic car show at Harewood House
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bought a 944 steering wheel from ebay, but ive decided to stick to the g60 leather one.
also bought a porsche glove box lock. with the stuttgart badge. Smile

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so thats 3 years all in one post Wink
ive just clocked 94,000 so ive done 10k since owning him.

updates to come are coilovers for a 20/30mm drop max. and some standard BBS RA's but the rare 7j et25 ones Smile

also heres a little video onboard mine videoing my mates Audi RS2 Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 am

very nice mk2 mate you really have done some work on that but well worth it

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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:54 pm

Looks nice and original,

should be a classic one day.

Great work
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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:14 pm

update time. been washing the golf twice a week with the weather, but he's still looking sorry for himself! Sad anyhooo.. ive got some plans for this coming year. not major but iam certainly exited!

firstly iam going for a 30mm drop on shocks and springs.
then iam after a grubby set of standard BBS RA's to refurb myself.
i also want to do a little more spraying on the very bottom valance, it was a fairly quick job last time and i didnt get the filler quite level.

and thats all. clean and simple. if anyone know of a cheap set of RA's please let me know.

heres a quick mock up i did on photoshop of how i want him to look.

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let me know what you think
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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:11 am

well i found a set of ra's!! in Barnsley.
£140 with tyres. but the tyres are a bad size so ive ordered 195/45's

here are the results of 1 wheels which has taken me about 9 hours so far Rolling Eyes Laughing

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VW Diamond Silver and clear lacquer

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and after..

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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:42 am

mate these look amazing !!!! have you done these yourself??

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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:23 pm

That's an awesome transformation Very Happy

Fancy doing mine? lol!

Just kidding, you should make a write up though Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:13 pm

cheers chaps! yeah did them my self, in a cold garage lol with spray cans from halfords.
tbh im quite enjoying refurbing them, getting home from work at 10pm ish and just sitting in the garage with some music on..the time soon passes...thy are a right pain though! lol

thanks for the kind comments Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:16 am

looking very nice mate ..

wheels are gonna look great!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:52 am

20vtvw wrote:
looking very nice mate ..

wheels are gonna look great!!!

cheers russ, glad to see you signed up! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:07 pm

few changes Wink

coilovers and ra's are on! picsss...

also bought some menzeran polish and pads for her Wink


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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:58 am

looks stunning mate Cool

what coilovers did you go for?
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PostSubject: Re: 89' Golf GTI (pic heavy)   Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:21 am

thanks mate, just some fk ak's im actually really impressed with them, very comfory for the money. only problem is i can get the rears to stop knocking over small bumps! grrr!
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