Discussion in 'Track Prep & Tech' started by I V - mk1 16v, Jan 22, 2006.
heat gun will see you there for hours. stock up on cheap wire wheels for your grinder and get to it. after doing the front section o f my mk1 with heat gun and scrapers the rest was a breeze with the grinder. only down side is the potential for piercings and a hell of a lot of mess. filtered mask and proper safety gear is a must. the stuff ends up coming off like chewing gum.
very interested in the weights as above. im fitting fibreglass panels everywhere except the bonnet which is carbon and windows which are plastics. i went grinder crazy and removed everything non essential(you name it and it's probably gone). roof is also going to be alu skinned. i have fitted a full rollcentre weld in cage, it was rather heavy to carry in the 2 packages. interior will be rather empty bar the essentials. i can only assue my car will end up being around the 800kg mark and not around the 750kg i was hoping for.
Am I correct with the following standard weights ?
Mk1 GTI 840kgs
Mk2 GTI 980kgs
Also, what would be the weight of steved`s 1300 ?
Edited by: jamesa
It's not too bad with the heat gun. I did one a few years ago with a fan heater, and by getting all of it warm, the adhesive releases and you can push it off in large slabs.
It really is no mess, and no gooey wire brushes.
What takes time is getting rid of every last remaining bit on the floor (if you're a fussy type, like me) which does take more time. 80% literally comes off straight away.
I can see the logic for this, but the only one I've seen one was spoiled since the roof sagged.
Just started it here:
But i have also been advised to chuck a load of crushed ice on the floor as apposed to heat?
One thing i have noticed with the floor is that it seems to have a LOT more glue than elsewhere so i am going to take my time likepeople said in case of making any accidental holes.
Edited by: fthaimike
what does infinity's weigh if you don't mind me asking?
IIRC before he fitted his mega cage it weighed in at sub 700kgs
....must be like swiss cheese?
edit: do you notice much difference between you two on track, or are you running completely different power?
Edited by: fthaimike
Well the last time we saw G on track he passed us and promptly crashed at Snetterton[:^(]
Soon got fixed with race tape and cable ties
Must have been that head glare Gary as he past you .... cable ties rock .
Be careful with roof skins if you plan on doing any competition inc. sprints / hillclimbs. Was going to do a carbon skin for mine but blue book says NO. Can't change any structural material between axles. Bolt on stuff eg. doors etc is free though.
Got my Scirocco GTX weighed recently, stripped apart from passenger seat and dash. Compomotive 15"'s 305mm brakes standard exhaust, fibre glass drivers seat.
923 kg! I was hoping for less than 900, I have since fitted a stainless exhaust and will be finding a replacement for the standard pax seat. That should get me under the 900 at least.
Saying all that though, the car with me in weighed 1007kg. So by losing my love handles I could get to a sub 1000kg with out any more mods
one word of caution compomotives are very strong but also pretty heavy i think the 7 x 15's weigh in at something like 9kgs each.
Yeah, pretty heavy. Look great though! My tyres are heavier than the wheels though, Indy Sport road legal slick things...
Are they the remould things about 50 a corner??
If so how do you find them???
Ears motorsport sell those Indy tyres 50+vat for 15"
Any bright ideas on how the weigh a car thats stranded in a garage with no wheels on it ?
Get it finished?
Barney- it will be a lot lighter when youve finally pulled the flippin' suspension off......hint hint...
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