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PostSubject: cleaning up my mk2   Sun Feb 06 2011, 16:25

so, with time running out to finish my other project for the statr of this show season ive decided to put it on hold untill the summer. however, i want a presentable car to go to heaven on wheels show in belgum and this show season so ive started to clean up the mk2s bodywork as its in a right state.

today i started on the front bumper, smoothing the fog light holes. plastic welded and layer of fiberglass sanded back, then it got dark




ive also cut out the 3 slats in the bumper mouth

so, the plan of action is
*smooth front bumper
*replace both front wings as rusted and badly dented on swage line
*replace bonnet as big dent and warped and cba to sort it
*sort out all the small dents on rear quarters
*smooth raer panel where vw badge was
*smooth wiper and washer jet holes in tailgate
*remove side strips and weld up holes
*try and find some second hand doors with audi 80/a4 door handle conversion
*respray
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Mon Feb 07 2011, 03:26



nice............ that should keep you busy

are you deleting plastic arches toshow off yer new metal?

getting hold of decent 2nd hand arches is hard i would go for new if i were you

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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Mon Feb 07 2011, 05:39

good luck man, sounds like you've got quite a bit to be getting on with. you gonna be coming to a couple of shows with us this year then?
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Mon Feb 07 2011, 10:42

wow dude some nice plans there.... i do have a bonnet and doors with leccy windows if ya need!

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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Mon Feb 07 2011, 15:36

dapperdan wrote:


nice............ that should keep you busy

are you deleting plastic arches toshow off yer new metal?

getting hold of decent 2nd hand arches is hard i would go for new if i were you

na, g60 arches ar staying, nothing wrong with them appart from cracked where they keep hitting the road
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Mon Feb 07 2011, 15:37

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good luck man, sounds like you've got quite a bit to be getting on with. you gonna be coming to a couple of shows with us this year then?

i should be, i think im on holiday for a couple of them though
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Mon Feb 07 2011, 15:39

vr6brew wrote:
wow dude some nice plans there.... i do have a bonnet and doors with leccy windows if ya need!

alredy have leccy windows but the bonnet sounds good, what colour and what sort of condition is it in
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Tue Feb 08 2011, 10:49

i do love a good build thread..............MORE PLEASE Smile

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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Tue Feb 08 2011, 14:17

not a lot more just sanding, filling, sanding, filling untill its as near as i can get it to perfict

oh and new passanger wing ordered and have found some audi handel doors for sale but theyre in devon Sad 7hour round trip
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Wed Feb 09 2011, 15:06

fogs done, just finishing off the mouth where the slats were. i wish i haddent cut them out now as this is long



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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Thu Feb 10 2011, 04:15

looking really good man, I wish i had the balls to do stuff like that. seriously impressive grass roots stuff.
whats are the plans with the hole in the middle of the grille? are you filling and smoothing that too? Razz crazy

love it though man...

keep up the good work
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Thu Feb 10 2011, 11:44

na the mouth is staying open, ive just got to smooth out where i cut out the three vertical bits. i wish i haddent cut them out now because theres no strength in the bottom of the bumper now and its a bit worrying as the splitter spends most of its time dragging along the floor
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Sat Feb 12 2011, 14:43

more done today

welded up vw badge, 3 holes left by the golf badge and the two seams between the rear quarters and the rear panel. fiberglassed it, sanded and filled. found out that this had been badly repaired in the past. when sanding the fiberglass the paint was chipping off of paint underneith it, so had to take most of it off





i plastic welded the towing hook cover up and filled


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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Sat Feb 12 2011, 15:07

Great thread dude, keep up the work!!!

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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Thu Feb 24 2011, 16:50

last couple of evenings i have been

finishing off the rear panel, just a tiny bit more to do with it. and also smooth tailgate, not 100% sure if i like it or not




i brought sone more doors. bump strip holes welded up and filled


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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Fri Feb 25 2011, 01:44

well impressed buddy!

so good to see it and your flying through it.

keep up the good work and keep us updated Smile
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Fri Feb 25 2011, 03:37



yeah nice its wicked dude

i like the flush tailgate , yes its gotta a bit of stigma attached but you are going for the smmmmooooothed look i think it suits and is very 90's

all you need is some 17'' khan five spokes and you be right on the 90's brit look ....





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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Fri Feb 25 2011, 10:12

na i like my lows, biggest i would go is 15s at a push

cheers guys
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Sat Feb 26 2011, 14:31

was hoping to get loads done today but it wouldnt stop Fu*king raining!!! when it did stop all i managed to do was relocate the rear numberplate and wire in the led plate lights and then the rugby was on

is this a bit of a stupid place to put a plate on a slammed car??

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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Sat Feb 26 2011, 18:04

looking good Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Sun Feb 27 2011, 01:17

I don't think it is going to stay there over some of the local speed bumps Smile. Does it swing or is it on a bracket?
Great to see a build thread going on during these colder months.

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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Sun Feb 27 2011, 10:21

it dosnt swing but the brackets are very soft so bend easily
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Thu Mar 03 2011, 15:33

when u left lol so low you joka
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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Thu Mar 03 2011, 16:15

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PostSubject: Re: cleaning up my mk2   Fri Mar 04 2011, 08:59

I saw this last night and omg is it low!

If i owned this it would be an epic fail the second i tried to move it off the drive but im only jealous mate.

It brings a whole new meaning to the word slammed Laughing
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