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Old 02-11-2017, 13:31
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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, 13:38
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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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thanks, its getting there slowly
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:26
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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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