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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
Smoothing the bay
it was all or nothing now, I'd turned my finished mk1 into a rolling shell. pants.
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...
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
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.
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...
:eek: A :eek: MA :eek: ZING!!!!!! :eek: :wow:
Amazing evolution, interesting to see the change in taste through the years!
Breathtakingly beautiful Mk1, excellent!
and mad props to Mr. Junior for that interior. i don't even wanna think about how much that set you back
That is a f#cking beautiful car, :thumbup: and indeed nice to see the change in al these years. :eek:
thanks for the comments
the interior is not leather , it's vinyl so a lot cheaper :)
Superb golf! love your redesigned dash, it's unique!
love the dash in particular!
Has to be one of the sickest projectcars I ever lay my eyes on, props!
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?
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.
Damnnnnnn Nice man!! :eek: :D
Like these rims better than the Porsche ones.
Good looking car !
Cool that you can see the whole evolution of a car. The different styles and all.
Superb car! :thumbup:
very cool mk1 to say the least! loved the goof+ feature :thumbup:
:eek: :eek: :own:
OMG, has it really been a decade since I came onto demonVW.co.uk....GOD, I'm getting old! :redface:
Back in those days I thought your Golf was sick as f*ck, but compared to how it looks today...let's say it evolved along with my own taste lol!
Big up for al your work, blood, sweat and (probably) tears you've put into this! :thumbup:
oh my god... YOU ARE THE BOSS...
this mk1 is amazing... i like the originale motorblock whit weber and the cleaning of the engine...
can you tell me where i can find the pedals like your with pump...?
:eek: One of the best looking vw golf 1 respect.
i loved your car when you posted it on another uk site, maybe e38? lol at the fact i also have a brown car with an A19 numberplate, awesome car there you have, well done
sick project really nice...!!
don't know which where better.. porsche's or steffans.. i'll probably stay with the porsches!
SAWEET!!! I love the colour and all the original ideas you've incorporated in this project!!
Jan :) (green with envy :redface: )
Jel Golf 2 GTI
:eek: :eek: :own:
:goodpost: :eek: :eek: :thumbup:
Wow, just WoW.
This really makes me wanting to work on my 16V again! Thanks for that :D
This car just made it to my top 10 Golf MK1 list ;)
I absolutely dislike the way it looked back in '02 , but really like the way it looks now!
The detailing on the dash ( gauges ) is one of a kind, love it! :thumbup:
in holland we say: vet, cool, kicku!!! :D
verry nice (detail) work.
awesome job dude!
you really know about a real makeover... the car in the first build was great... then you turn it to spectacular...
:shocked: :rolleyes: :thumbup:
great build! thought it was awesome, but seeing pictures of the dashboard made you captain awesome.
love the creativity.
Nice mk1.. Respect for all the work :thumbup:
What a beaty!
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