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Old 02-11-2017, 12:31
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Default Mk2 Golf 8v into 20v, England

Hi, i thought i'd better sign up as i've been looking at this forum for a while and the facebook page and thought i'd share my journey on my MK2.

well i picked up a 1991 8v back 2 years ago.













I drove it about for some time and then decided on some maintenance and a change to 20v. i've skipped a lot but here's some of the journey.

The front drivers side wishbone joint was looking a bit sorry for itself :o




so ive added on some S2 twin pots



changed the charge pipe setup for that of a k04



new genuine mounts:



got it all in the car



a couple of nights of work and its back like this:



just loosly put in the new subframe while i clean up the engine bay and the old power steering rack



the new daily :violin:




also ordered a new trackslag exhaust , the slanty tip one to look OEM.

its no longer my daily driver but also not a show car


this was from 2017 Volksfest


















Cooling sorted, plumbed, bled..ready to drive! now for some dry weather


painted my intercooler pipes and fitted a new larger radiator. Just waiting on the fan bracket so that i can add the fan and fill it up with coolant again.




Cooling sorted, plumbed, bled..ready to drive! now for some dry weather




Currently awaiting some parts so that i can refurbish the rear axle, brakes and anything else on the rear. also splitting the BBS and going wider with those.

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Old 02-11-2017, 12:38
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Nicely done and great color!
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Nicely done and great color!



thanks it was a steep learning curve as i've never worked on cars before
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Old 05-11-2017, 19:02
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thanks, its getting there slowly
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:26
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been a bit of a while since i last updated

i replaced the fuel tank straps with new stainless ones :



20171022_144829 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr

20171022_144839 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


the mounting points were very clean


20171022_142710 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr

had the original RA wheels refurbished and new tyres all over


20171030_213752 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr

drove it a few times before the weather got bad


20171103_113817 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


Built a false floor for a bit more sound


IMG_20180122_200616_046 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr



Decided to move away from the tapered bearing setup and go for a 6N2 GTI rear setup

20180115_112944 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


then got excited and decided to just refurbish the whole rear axle


Got a snapped bolt

19905182_10156238860064258_4425863930378189923_n by Cragmire40D, on Flickr

cut out the old bushes and housings


20180203_223730 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


20180204_140736 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr

Old bush vs new


IMG_20180122_200839_578 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr



Refurbished the mk2 rear calipers, adding stainless nipples with new covers and painted in Dark Anthracite which i will paint the fronts in too


20180206_182456 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


20180206_182202 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr
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Old 06-03-2018, 23:42
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Very nice car!
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:29
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bit of an update:

more brake parts updated:

20180211_091136 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


IMG_20180217_161318_976 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr



Rear beam got blasted and primed:


IMG_20180216_194958_917 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


Found a little issue:


IMG_3504 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr



Raptor painted my rear axle


20180224_224417 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


20180224_224417 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


20180224_194436 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


Stripped the Eibach ARB and did that too


20180304_200032 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


20180226_221319 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


20180306_204840 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr

I forgot to fit the ARB, so need to do that tonight and then i can get the alignment on the rear set and bolt it all up tight again befroe fitting the brake lines etc
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Old 07-03-2018, 21:01
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Calipers looking clean. what type of paint have you used? Spray/Brush on?
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:58
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Calipers looking clean. what type of paint have you used? Spray/Brush on?



its a high temperature spray on paint, i perhaps should have laquered them but i have not, so lets home i dont have to paint them again soon
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:53
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Tempting to build one myself
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Old 16-04-2018, 13:16
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Tempting to build one myself



very worth while, great fun aslong as you dont start aiming for big bhp..keep it simple, keep it realistic and enjoy
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Old 17-04-2018, 21:23
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If the weight stays around a tonne any hp up to 200 feels very nimble I'd reckon.
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Old 23-04-2018, 08:44
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the Trackslag exhaust hass been so good to listen to lately, echos so nicely up through the gorge


IMG_20180420_224532_960 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


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Old 20-06-2018, 16:24
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the cars back how i want it, i rebuilt the RS' with wider lips and picked up some narrower adapters.


IMG_3571 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


IMG_20180617_171944_919 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr


IMG_20180519_215756_524 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr




upgraded from mk3 to G60 top mounts


20180501_190524 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr
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Old 23-07-2018, 14:28
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got snapped up a local car hot spot a few weeks ago


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Cool ride mate !!
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Old 02-08-2018, 17:27
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Testing out the new smart phone camera and im happy with the vast improvement over the old Galaxy S5 i had for 6 years!








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Old 02-08-2018, 23:04
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Very cool..! What is it like to drive? Comfortable on moterways?
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