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vw-jib
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PostSubject: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi all i have been away from the Veedub scene for a while and decided last week i'd like another mk4 golf.

Soo after about an hour scouring the internet i was in contact with a lad and arranged to travel 180 miles to him the next day.

I bought her not knowing much about it, the advert was very poor and the previous owner just didn't want to give too much info out, anyways i mostly always buy things on a whim and set out to go get the golf from Essex, got there had a look around "paid the man" and i was the owner of a nice little golf Smile

She is a 2.0 gti on a 2000 plate

Modifications are;

R32 rep front bumper
R32 rep side skirts
R32 rep rear bumper
Genuine R32 wheels
R32 style exhausts
Hella colour magic rear lights
Red roof
Induction kit
Private plate
FK coilovers
Rear spoiler
TT ARB
Ect

On the way back from picking the golf up she ran like a dream very smooth and nimble (for a golf) anyways just as i got 5 miles away from my local town there was some road works, if any of you are from or travel to Lincolnshire you will know how BAD the roads are! to cut a very long story short i smashed my sump on the bumpy road and had to get towed back

Ohh yes its a good en!!



The next day i went straight to GSF got a new sump, sealant, oil filter and oil. quickly got it all changed over and i was back on the road £120 down but i was still smiling.

From only travelling from near Grimsby to Skegness (30 miles) i had smashed the brand new sump and was fuming! We actually must have the worst roads in the uk!!

I couldn't get a tow so had to phone my bro to bring his car transporter trailer to get her home, me not realising how low the car is i cracked and split the front bumper quite bad getting it on the trailer :/

The next day the new sump was at my mates getting welded up and a scuff plate fitted from some ally checker plate i had.

All fitted and new oil in



I then raised the car 10mm just to keep it from scraping cats eyes lol

After driving it around for a few days i really thought i had a nice little good looking mk4, obviously some jealous prat thought it looked too nice and decided to undo my wheel nuts while the car was parked on my drive at night, i got in the car the next morning to set off for work and to be honest didn't feel anything different until i got to about 40, i felt a quick wobble a snap, a bang and then the car was nose down sat on the road Sad i actually couldn't believe what had happened.

Who ever did it could only undo 4 off the front as there is a locking nut and the rears have a separate key, the snap i heard was the locking nut splitting in half as the wheel ripped it off the threads.

This is what it did



To be honest it could have been worse, i was more angry at the fact i had just spent nearly a full day sorting the front bumper out from when i split it getting it on the trailer.

It bent all the wing up, smashed the brake disk and cracked the front bumper.

I brushed it off and found a new wing so got that fitted straight away and have just been tidying the car up as best i can since.

Here is how she looks now, it was slightly different when i got it but there is hell of alot more to change.











I will be taking more photos as i go along, as im wanting to get quite alot sorted in the next few weeks, things ive got planned are;

R32 brakes or a big brake kit
Buy a full poly bush kit and stiffen it up abit
I'm going to respray the full car Satin black and the wheels i'm still undecided on but i love the black on black (murdered out) look.
Get a full custom stainless exhaust made up with both the exhausts working.
Get the windows tinted.

Thanks for looking

All comments welcome good or bad Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:16 am

nice ... wanting a change in wheel? iv got my bbs for sale off my mk5 Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:27 am

Mk5 are 5x112 mate so won't fit without adapters :/
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:42 am

After taking a few days off i decided to crack on, take the golf off the road and see how much i can get done

After only just 2 hours i had all the little bits rubbed down, skimmed and primed. as the primer was going off i carried on wet and drying the hole car.











This is about 4 hours in and i already have most of the car keyed up, it is coming along really well as im sorting little scratches and dings as i've moved around the car, this is how she stands atm, still have the bumpers to do but will carry on tomorrow.













Will update tomorrow with more pics, thanks for looking
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:51 am

you keeping the colour mate?

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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:10 pm

No im going satin black with black wheels, keeping the roof burgundy for now just to see how it goes but may spray that a different colour.

I like the murdered out look i did a similar thing to my impreza last years this is how she turned out

From this





To this in just 2 weeks and everything was done by hand no machines involved







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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:00 am

Looks good mate, but is the 2.0 not a bit disappointing?
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:35 am

It's not murdered out when it has green wheels

I'd say the engine is the thing that lets the car down at the mo
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:08 am

Well slow and low is the way forward, i'm not dissapointed with the 2.0, yea its slow and it doesn't pull as good as a 1.8T but think about things logically, where can you do over the speed limit let alone over 50 mph in a car that scrapes the cats eyes on Lincolnshire's unbelievable shi*e roads?? i've had two 1.8T's and don't rate them to be honest, i'm actually contemplating moving away from Lincolnshire just because i cannot have a nice car.

Most parts of the UK have nice, smooth, comfortable roads. I've spent more on suspension, bushes, ball joints and engine mounts than i ever want to spend again on them, let alone sumps and tyres.

Lincolnshire council needs to sort itself out
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:56 am

I agree with what your saying about the roads, they are shocking
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:36 am

Damn!! I ain't driving round your way, you must have a real deep sump design, my loop sits lower and I've never had any issues with catching the sump, so to smash 2 sumps.....crumbs, I've now red routed the whole of louth!! Looking forward to your progress though mate!
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:45 am

You should get some engine spacers bought, they are about 30 quid from ebay then about 10 quid for bolts from the stealers.
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:12 am

Cheers i will get some sorted, cheers matey
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:39 pm

No worries, may save the cost of a sump.
Part numbers of bolts you need 4X M10X80mm, which are part number VN 104 062 04
Then you need 1X M8X45mm, which is VN 102 683 04
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:47 am

Cheers for the info Swainy

Ok so a little update

I got the bonnet insert screwed into place then spot welded it as well just for good measure, fibre glassed and filled it smooth so that's that sorted.

After a good few hours going over the panels on the car i was happy enough to get on spraying, i gave the drivers side of the car another going over with 1200 wet and dry then set about painting her, so far only done the boot and the drivers side as i wanted to get the bonnet mint and found another little bit to skim on the passenger side.

I'm really happy with how she's turning out, here's some pics Smile

The bonnet notch fill





Pictures of the satin black paint













Thats all i have for now but will update tomorrow when the shell will be finished and ill crack on with the bumpers.

My new genuine grills for the front bumper have just arrived so i'm going to have 20 mins filling them and bonding them on.

Thanks for looking
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:14 pm

I have finally finished the shell and have just got the bumpers to do

I have actually fallen in love with my car all over again, this new look has given her a new lease of life and has certainly given me more incentive to do more. i think its the fact i've done everything by hand and no machines involved, although i do admit its a lot easier with the air tools (and i do have them) but i like to get down and dirty with the whole aspect of the job.

I have done over 20 full resprays and numerous part resprays but only this and my Subaru have done by hand.

I couldn't wait until tomorrow to see how she looks with the smooth bonnet, grill and bumper so bolted them on loosely to see, can't wait until there all satin i know its going to look awesome.

So enough talking ill post some pics Smile





















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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:39 pm

that look spot on mate this is how mine looked the day i finished it Smile



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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:28 pm

thats looking spot on mate, you can tell you've got experience. What ever happened to the caddy project?
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:32 pm

That looks sweet "andypandy"

I have just started cracking on with her again "adi" she has been sat in an air bubble for god knows how long and i just pulled my finger out, ive stripped it down again and im putting a 1.9D out of a mk3 in her and painting her coca cola red. i have actually done quite abit since i last updated but will get some pics up soon, i have smoothed all the lines from the sides, i'm going to drop her on bags on chrome star mags! should look sweet
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PostSubject: Re: My new project mk4 r32 rep   Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:21 pm

I'd love a set of starmages for my mk2, but they don't come up often and when they do I think they're a bit overpriced. How come your not going TD? My old GTD engine is going in Tom's caddy, should be a right little rocket when he's done with it
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