UK Kamei Mk1 Golf Replica - Prescott Hillclimb on page 53 !!!!!

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  1. Armour

    Armour Forum Junkie

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    I drove my G40 for about a month with no carpet sound deadening and only a drivers seat when I was chasing the internal water leaks, I was deaf by the time I got to work and my head was ringing, was fukking rapid though :lol:

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  2. altern8 Forum Junkie

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    bet it sounds nice and goes loads better [:D]
     
  3. Carbs4ever Forum Member

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    The black sound deadner just needs heat (heat gun) and a paint stripper it will litterally fall off with some heat..

    The roof is a complete pain - I used as riley said the wire wheel on the grinder - buffed the rough off but then you need petrolly rag and elbow grease to get the glue off... [xx(]

    think i said earlier for that lump of black sticky stuff that held the carpet on at the back seats - heat gun and scraper it will lift easily...

    She's gonna be light! cool - reminds me of the riley machine! get to it riley :lol:
     
  4. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    Wellpopped out to get thebattery for the 309 & ..................


    Feck this thing is loud now on full chat [:$], drove past some lads getting into their car at a junction & seen the driver look into the car so i had to do the right thing...........pull out slowwlly in 1st then loads of revs & wwwhhhhhhhaarrrrpppp wheelspin limiter pop pop pop (seen in the mirror all these heads turn in their softtop) 2nd too much revs wheelspin pop pop pop 3rd gear sh*t slow down [8D].


    One good thing mind is when i chuck it in the +E gear the revs drop down (2750-3000 cant remember?) at 70mph & it's quite civilised :thumbup:.
     
  5. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    Had a bit of luck today (friday) when i tried removing all that stuff from the roof.......


    Had trouble scrapping the stuff off & was about to give up but found some Turps so soaked a rag in it & rubbed it into the fluff/glue which knotted up & the big stuff fell off, then after about 10 mins of soaking i tried scrapping it again with the plastic scrapper & it would slowlly peel off just leaving a greasy feeling to the metal so this remaining layer should be much easier to cope with...result :thumbup:.


    Also tried it on one of the arches that had the sponge over & it came off easy.


    edit: that lump of sticky tar stuff to the side of the sender was cleverlly removed [:D]: i picked a chunk off then let it stick to my thumb thenpressed against the rest & kept pulling it away until he rest followed :lol:.
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  6. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    The roof now (only a thin layer of the glue left which i might try the steam cleaner on):


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    1st problem of the week was this: (it's the arch that shares the filler pipe & that hole came about after the retaining screw that held the outer plastic arch cover on rotted away & after a lot of scraping that hole was left)


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    Anyway after an hour down gareth's he managed to grind off what was left & plated it outside then finished it of with the shultz gun:


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    Then plated from inside with Rust proofer then that rubbery paint stuff (sorry[:$]):


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  7. gary_k Forum Member

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    Holes like that must be common. I have them in the same place on mine. :lol:I might do something with my MK1 shell soon. I got another KR lump somewhere. [:D]
     
  8. Riley

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    aye theyre a bugger for going there [8(]

    looks nice and solid round the sunroof though! [:D]

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  9. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    Yeah fair play to the sunroof, i found the sticker for it & it was installed by a place called "sunroof & stripes" in Blackwood South wales by a previous owner & have never had any problems with it or rust........only thing i found is that when the car was re-sprayed it didnt quite stick near the 1st few mm against the plastic, or its from flexing of roof causing a few tiny bits to flake away.





    Iv'e noticed the car has a vibration between 70-90 [:$](didn't go further) which im hoping is wheel balancing as the backs are almost slicks [8(].
     
  10. Carbs4ever Forum Member

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    Good progress good to get the gremlins ironed out!
     
  11. Paul 16v Forum Member

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    Looks cool, but ditch those seat covers and save a few more lbs [:s]
     
  12. Andy947 Forum Addict

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    Good stuff for removing the glue residues etc is Panel wipe that bodyshops use before painting. I use it all the time to remove sticky makrs without hurting paint etc :)
     
  13. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    Paul - they were off the misses so gotta use them for now until i get some buckets ;).


    Andy - cheers for that :thumbup:.


    Edit: after driving wednesday to & from work i had a small amount of water in my drivers footwell? gotta find out where it's coming from, couldnt see any water coming down from bulkhead? & door looks ok?
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  14. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    Right i have weighed what i removed from the car so far:


    carpets, rear seatbelts, rear seat, rear panels roof lining & rods, sound proofing footwells, various plastic trim.......


    Total weight Loss = 90kgs (6.5 stone) :clap:.


    & i still have the spare wheel, jack, centre console, dashboard, door cards & passenger seat to weigh in the future.
     
  15. Riley

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    6.5 stone! :clap:
     
  16. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    removed the bottom half of the dash now & the center console.


    did have some perspex to replace the dash surround but had an accident with it so im having to source another piece soon.


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  17. jonnydiscopants Forum Member

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    loving that [:D] thats hardcore stripped out. Kinda like im planning with mine over the winter, but im removing all underseal and every nit of extra metal / sound deadening there is. Gonne try and make it the lightest mk1 i can so i have to spend less on tuning the engine. Well thats the theory anyway.
     
  18. fthaimike Forum Addict

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    Started work on the dash today, iv'e decided on leaving the top half of the dash in for now with the heater as it's still a backup car for now.


    This is what im at so far (4hrs later): (when the dash goes i can still use this).


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    Got a few other bits to stick in it in the morning & im undecided on cutting a hole where the speedo is incase of light shining on it.
     
  19. Riley

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    :clap: keep it up mike,good to see the work coming together! [:D]

    neil.
     
  20. Threeeightsix Forum Member

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    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetnessss!

    This is the only thread I'm really watching on here!!

    Keep it up.. Is good inspiration!!! [:D] ;)
     

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