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Nobbly

'Box of bits' 1.6 GTI restoration

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Yep deffo up for a meet, as I said I may need a look at a ‘real life’ GTI some point soon to work out where some of the bits go!!

 

Hoping for 1st August finish, but don’t hold me to that..

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On 6/25/2018 at 8:38 AM, Tom Fenton said:

That is how it is. To be honest the purpose of that strap is somewhat vague as to what it actually achieves. On my standard cars I have retained it for originality sake, but on my modified ones it gets removed and left off with no ill effects.

Hmmm. That is a bit s**t isn’t it?

 

Like you Tom, I’ll leave it on because ‘why not’, but can’t really get my head around what the hell it does??

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Nice warm day [again] today, so thought I'd fill all the chassis box sections with cavity wax and give her bottom a nice coat of the black non-hardening Waxoyl stuff.

 

Ready for the beam and piping up under there now

41430500410_209f259c75.jpgIMG_2628 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

Stuck some more trims on, looking very GTI on that side now :)

 

41430500900_fc1825b980.jpgIMG_2626 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

Need to fit the rear crank seal and flywheel/clutch then I can mate the engine and 'box.  Before that goes in I need to brave the wiring loom and remove the horrid Scotchlok nightmare that is the aftermarket alarm :unsure:

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Fit the brake lines, fuel lines, fuel tank, rear beam, in that order!

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Posted (edited)

Will do Tom!

 

I may have to pop the beam in temporarily while I make up the brake lines.

 

Beam is at the blasters ready for painting and a rebuild (hopefully this weekend though I’m hoping a cup final will get in the way!!)

 

Lots of nice stuff came back from the metal platers and powder coaters on Friday, so I’m quite excited about building up the beam and brakes :-)

 

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Finally got on with the beam this afternoon.  She was well seized on one side! Blood, sweat, tears (and a black thumb nail) later it was apart.

 

New radius arm pin going in...

 

42819371264_356f61458e.jpgIMG_2747 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

Pile of bits ready for a de-grease and paint job.  Yellow and black for the tube right?  Also, should the torsion bars be black or red??

 

42631878435_000f94405a.jpgIMG_2748 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

:D  If red, I have plenty of 'Cherry' 2K left over.

 

Hopefully get the engine and 'box together whilst paint is drying too.  I whipped the sump back off and made a nice (!) wooden stand...

 

28649571357_f6aa5a831e.jpgIMG_2705 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

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More progress...

 

Beam done!

 

41927293820_64fe84bc25.jpgIMG_2791 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

42831803945_1fbdef737d.jpgIMG_2790 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

43174207944_efd6b35ca4.jpgIMG_2976 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

Last piece of the arch kit fitted - massive thanks to @miamigtimark for sorting me out with one B)

 

43174207944_efd6b35ca4.jpgIMG_2976 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

Finally [drum roll] - engine and 'box slipped into place :D

 

30022436448_124c83efca.jpg32005E45-04B6-4F1A-BB2B-038C58152390 by David Noble, on Flickr

 

Feels like I'm getting there now!!

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