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Old 26-06-2008, 23:06
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Default Brown mk1 golf - 10 years in the making...

Here's how she finished up after 10 years on and off working on my mk1.




and this is how it got there. Here's how is started in 1998




which progressed into this...










and finally in 2002 it looked like this.










The Golf + cover in July 2002. Love the wheels dont you













The car did 3 shows before it was back i the garage and on with the rebuild. I stripped the whole thing and started again. That stereo took 6 months to install and 2 hours to rip out.




The car took up home at Paul Websters for quite a while whilst the work got underway

Engine out



Smoothing the bay



it was all or nothing now, I'd turned my finished mk1 into a rolling shell. pants.

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Old 26-06-2008, 23:07
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The obligatory shiney bits



and the new "injection" system... 45 webers...



Polishing began on the head and inlet manifold




...and the f**king gearbox.







Also got a pedal box from Volks-speed




then the car was sent off to the Selectadrive in Hull to start the smooting. First the rear interior arches, and then the engine bay



















colour to test the overall shape



chassis legs notches to allow for drive shafts



My uncle got the block back together, and I started adding the shiney bits.







New exhaust from G Werks




Polished and put in place...

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Old 26-06-2008, 23:08
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Bought these Steffan RS's (fake splits) 14x8's with et 20




They were dipped...




...stripped and outer rims polished













interior finally painted in porsche 70's brown.
















got the gearbox back finished. quality chrome did the final touching up for me













I'm blown away with how it looks. it better win something next year (if not only festival )

ready to go back in

















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Old 26-06-2008, 23:09
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Air ride from BSS Air Ride in Holland.... good kit, but requires some strut welding.







There definately wasn't enough room for all of the kit in the original spare wheel well with the original tank.




That was Plan A out of the window. Plan B was to weld in a second hand well from another car, but they are HARD to find. Plan C was to buy a replacement panel and weld it in, but no one makes one. So Plan D was to have one made and have an alloy tank made that fitted into the well.













got some bling back from the chromers.



















This is how the interior looked on friday before it went off to MJ's.





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Old 26-06-2008, 23:10
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I'd gone through loads of different colour schemes and designs before finally going for a hot-rod sort of theme. The most important thing was to have unique door cards because a lot of "done" mk1's have similar variations along the same theme.




and the baby seat






the dials were tricky to get right and this is version 10 or something. I dont have a photo of the needles, but they are laser cut from stainless steel and have VW logos on the base.
















steering wheel and rear view mirror both relatively cheap buys from ebay.com







you'd think the car was nearly done, but in reality it still had to go back to the sprayers for some much needed work. Because I was stubborn I decided to leave the engine in and wrap it I took it out in the end as the engine bay had to be resprayed as well.







so off to the sprayers...
















Liking the matt brown effect. Ready for final paint and a polish.










Back at the lockup and the rebuild begins. Repolished the Porsche winter wheels as well.







Engine back in and ready to run. I had no idea what was coming round the corner. I couldn't get any oil pressure at all. 2 engine rebuilds later and it turned out to be a stupid small valve in the oil filter bracket which has got blocked up. anyway, I'm trying to blank out that fortnight of my life... on with the pics.




At the mot... cheers Carl









After almost 10 years of work, getting on the cover of the Golf + (July 2008) is a real finishing post.







a couple of weeks later and a good offer came up on the porsche wheels, so they had to go... and back on came the Steffan RS's. I'm really please with the look.










Thanks for looking though my photos.... if you want to read more about this build, you can look through the entire 58 page thread here...

http://www.demonvwforum.co.uk/forum....php?f=4&t=6105

Paul.
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Old 26-06-2008, 23:24
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Amazing evolution, interesting to see the change in taste through the years!

Breathtakingly beautiful Mk1, excellent!
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Old 26-06-2008, 23:29
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and mad props to Mr. Junior for that interior. i don't even wanna think about how much that set you back
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That is a f#cking beautiful car, and indeed nice to see the change in al these years.
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Old 27-06-2008, 00:03
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thanks for the comments

the interior is not leather , it's vinyl so a lot cheaper

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Old 27-06-2008, 00:29
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Superb golf! love your redesigned dash, it's unique!
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Old 27-06-2008, 08:19
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aaaaaawe-some

love the dash in particular!
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Old 27-06-2008, 08:21
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Has to be one of the sickest projectcars I ever lay my eyes on, props!
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Old 27-06-2008, 09:26
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omfg... lots of respect from behind this computer!!
amazing interior, amazing details...

Btw, I'd say the Steffans look better than the Porsche's
furthermore, aren't there supposed to be any bolts in the Steffans?
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Old 27-06-2008, 11:29
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the steffan are an imitation split rim, so the bolts they come with a plastic push-in things. I removed them, threaded the holes and used grub screws instead. I need to put them in the wheel in that photo

thanks for the comments.
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Damnnnnnn Nice man!!

Like these rims better than the Porsche ones.

Good looking car !

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Old 27-06-2008, 15:54
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eh....wow?
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Old 27-06-2008, 20:57
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Cool that you can see the whole evolution of a car. The different styles and all.
Superb car!
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very cool mk1 to say the least! loved the goof+ feature
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