MK2 GTI 20v Home build - MOT Passed, what next?

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  1. Vinnie

    Vinnie Paid Member Paid Member

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    When there’s a meet up should be good
     
  2. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    haha thats the funny thing, i have not been to a show in years! Maybe Retro Rides 4 years ago.

    I have found over the 6 years of ownership that many people are stuck in their ways and if its not an original 8v wth all original parts then you seem to just get ignored. I just do what i like and drive it when i can.

    However, i do think that ClubGTI is a bit different and the users just appreciate another old MK2 on the road, so i'll defo try to attend some kind of CGTI meet if there ever is one
     
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  3. Vinnie

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    Something for the board to look in to maybe they just have to wait for us 6 or so to get finished [:D]
     
  4. Savagesam

    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I’m the same, not a fan of car shows at all. I just want to drive it, that’s why I’m building it. I couldn’t care if people don’t like it
     
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  5. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Granted I'm more of an OEM/OEM+ head myself but once a conversion is done properly as per Sam, Vinnie and Cupracraig then I take my hat off to the chaps that do it - I honestly don't know how you guys give such time and considerable effort (not to mind the expense) - it's truly amazing. Maybe I'm just lazy and want to take one thing out and put the same thing back in as quickly and easily as possible.

    But as the saying goes "to each their own" - either way it means there are more Mk2's around and that's mighty fine by me.
     
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  6. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    Its just been a learning experience for me, never picked up a wrench before buying this car.

    Time is the issue, i have 3 boys under 12 years old, so its just a case of grabbing an hour here, and hour there. It more of a sanity thing, escaping into the garage to dis engage my brain
     
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  7. Vinnie

    Vinnie Paid Member Paid Member

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    Know the feeling Craig have not been under a car properly for 14 years to as family life takes priority. I Was always playing with them last One I did was a mk4 escort cabriolet turbo.Now it fun/sanity time this is my first gti was always Ford then got older/wiser [:D] Audi vw all the way but your car is looking sweet
     
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  8. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Oh I know the story re: Kids - I've got twin 5 year old boys - man they're great but they can fairly wind you up as well..
     
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  9. Savagesam

    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I also know the child struggle. Little Flo is 3 this month, she comes and lends a hand, gets in the way, prevents me from welding etc but we love it!
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Yep sometimes it's anything but help but that's the way of it - although that said I think Maximilian is showing a bit of aptitude for mechanical work, he seems to be genuinely interested in what I do and how I service/fix things. As for Robert Jnr. - my goodness he's clueless and a menace around the garage
     
  11. Savagesam

    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Haha bless them! I’m going to try and get flo into karting, maybe she’ll be the next Hamilton or something. Worth a shot!
     
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  12. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    right..before you say it.. i know... my mask is shit.. but my proper mask wont fit with the goggles on and with wire wheels spinning, i'm prioritsing the goggles.

    [​IMG]IMG_20210303_175524 by Laxadams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20210303_175538 by Laxadams, on Flickr



    Its all clean metal under there, but i wanted to strip it back and do it now while its off the road. it'll get a couple coats of Raptor black and then some Schultz for more stone protection.
     
  13. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    You look like something out of a Mad Max movie....do you have the crotch protection as well? :lol:

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  14. Vinnie

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    I know about the wire had a load of the stuck in the walls of the tent and one in my neck
     
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  15. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    No,
    My wife pummeled that area to dust a long time ago
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Well at least you're honest about it [:D]
     
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  17. Savagesam

    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    People use goggles when using wire wheels? :O

    I’ll slowly creep back into my hole and find my safety goggles
     
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  18. cupracraig

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    wait...you don't look at the weld arc directly?
     
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    Safety squint FTW.
     
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  20. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    So i've got these old Ford Rearos in the loft. Recaro LS-C with the nice little leg extenders.

    I can't justify a full retrim, its crazy money... but i was thinking about sourcing come more Red UV material and having the recaros trimmed to match the current interior.

    I have never seen a set of red UV Recaros though so its hard to picture. Loads of pics of the blue ones online but its not the same.


    the other option is to change interior to a rainbow one, the material for that is freely available online.

    what do you guys think?
     

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