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PostSubject: Land barge   Sat Jul 21 2012, 09:06

Oh yes another ride thread from me, heres the story, loved my MK1 best car ive ever had then stupidly went for a consultation for laser eye surgery really wanted it down but couldnt afford it so made the decision to sell the golf Sad Which meant I needed a dirt cheap runabout, was looking at loads of cars a mk2 van which i got let down on a merc 190e but couldnt find one with the right spec, finally I saw dapperdans estate was for sale, it was cheap and dan had done a fair bit of work mechanically so I went a brought it.

This is how the barge looked when i picked her up from Dan

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A decent car for 330 had mot and tax plus dan had done

-new clutch (valeo)

-new cam belt/tensioner

-new brakes all round

-new exhaust including cat

-new gaskets etc

- new gear linkage kit

-gearbox oil changed

-recently changed front wishbones,ball joints, trackrod ends,antiroll bar bushes

Had a fair few dents and scratches but its all good.

Gave the barge a good clean today, takes hours to polish and wax an estate!!!

Started off looking pretty dirty.

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Gave it a good wash

Had to stop halfway through to sell this though Sad

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cracked on with the polish and wax

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After a good 4 hours work she scrubbed up.

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Couple of reflections

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Thats all for now, plans are to abuse it.

Dan has put coils on the front so im trying to find some rears, im selling the compomotives off the mk1 then going find some 15 or 16, roll arches and remove helper springs.

Also emailed a guy breaking a mk3 gti same colour about a few doors and a bonnet and maybe some other jazz.

now im off to chill

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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Sun Jul 22 2012, 03:41

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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Sun Jul 22 2012, 11:18

Nice Matt, shame to see the rabbit go but needs must Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Jul 23 2012, 14:11



good to see the red barron live on with a nomad ..enjoy

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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Fri Jul 27 2012, 13:49

hi guys not much of an update, struggling to find coils at the moment all seem to be expensive and the one cheap set i can find only drop to 70mm which is a big nooooooooo!

anyway after work decided to take the stickers off the car.

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left a small outline mark so go the compound out

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the gave the barge a bath.

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got a cl splitter on the way aswell
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Sun Jul 29 2012, 10:01

When's it due? I joke fair play it's looking clean now we both have a car on shitty steels Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Jul 30 2012, 05:09



its true you and chen are 14'' steel 'BROS'


and she needs a chin spoiler asap dude there are 5 mk3's up at the scrappy right now ?


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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Tue Jul 31 2012, 06:35

good to see this still in the family Smile keep up the good work.

gutted for you that you had to sell the cabby.... but being able to see properly is probably more important!!...... maybe....... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Tue Jul 31 2012, 10:46

chenn wrote:
When's it due? I joke fair play it's looking clean now we both have a car on shitty steels Very Happy

I saw your car this morning, I want it!

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its true you and chen are 14'' steel 'BROS'


and she needs a chin spoiler asap dude there are 5 mk3's up at the scrappy right now ?


Already got one beardy man!

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good to see this still in the family Smile keep up the good work.

gutted for you that you had to sell the cabby.... but being able to see properly is probably more important!!...... maybe....... Wink

maybe i miss the golf soooo much
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Tue Jul 31 2012, 12:15

groundbreaking update!


Missing chin!

Splitoo000rz


Got a cl splitter cos all the cheapy Vr6 ones always get ruined and break after a day of owning one

buying a harness for my stereo, and some fog blanks as the car looks abit gash without them
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Tue Jul 31 2012, 16:38

14" twins no more just bought some banded steels 8j up front 8.5j out back

Should be on tomorrow..

You like it Mat in unsure about 4 doors tbh cheers tho!

Bet you wish you kept your Bandeds now you have this puppy
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Tue Jul 31 2012, 17:23

I banded steels...

shame they are all so f**king expensive and there don't seem to many sets out there for 5x100 hubs.

Car is looking nice and clean Matt.
If you need any mk3 bits that dapper Dan hasn't already shot gunned gimme a shout me and Sprout are in the process of breaking one and it hasn't got long before it goes to the scrappy in Wisbech.

Do you fancy a mint 16v gti interior for example? or maybe a new dash or whatever? Laughing

Speak to me on thursday dude.
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Fri Aug 03 2012, 09:21

Mk3 filth, nice one! Scrubbed up pretty well and I do like that red
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 00:15

chenn wrote:
14" twins no more just bought some banded steels 8j up front 8.5j out back

Should be on tomorrow..

You like it Mat in unsure about 4 doors tbh cheers tho!

Bet you wish you kept your Bandeds now you have this puppy

I <3 ur MK2 mate, nah the 14's would be to small for this i reckon

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I banded steels...

shame they are all so f**king expensive and there don't seem to many sets out there for 5x100 hubs.

Car is looking nice and clean Matt.
If you need any mk3 bits that dapper Dan hasn't already shot gunned gimme a shout me and Sprout are in the process of breaking one and it hasn't got long before it goes to the scrappy in Wisbech.

Do you fancy a mint 16v gti interior for example? or maybe a new dash or whatever? Laughing

Speak to me on thursday dude.

Hi man forgot to mention on Thursday I do need some bits, got any fog lights/blanks? is it a 5 door?

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Mk3 filth, nice one! Scrubbed up pretty well and I do like that red


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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 02:40

Think dapper dan has shot gunned the fog lights and all the bumpers Smile let me k kw if there is is anything else you want and I'll have a look Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 14:55

Dashworth wrote:
Think dapper dan has shot gunned the fog lights and all the bumpers Smile let me k kw if there is is anything else you want and I'll have a look Smile

ahh gay ill have a think
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 15:00

No worries Dude,

I'm selling everything super cheap anyway,

Your more than welcome to the whole interior, door cards and dash.... Literally everything for like 100 Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 15:05

well as some of you may have seen at Thursdays meet the land barge was losing water badly and sods law my mate who I brought with me had a phone call and his girlfriend got rushed to hospital so I had to drive back to tring knowing full well I had no water and would f*@! the barge completely.

Managed to get to Tring but the barge cut out so I left it for the night got a lift to work on Friday went back Friday night armed and dangerous!

Saving the land barge

To find this..

Oil + water ...

Which lead to this on Saturday morning

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And then trying to be a dodgy bastard I brought some of this

Bodge Job

Obviously It didnt work and then ran out of options really cant be arsed to get a head skim so browsing ebay I decided to buy a new engine.

New engine

Have yet to figure out how to pick it up also could be shagged but there no fun in doing things the easy way!

Oh more importantly I got these today!!!!

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S'all good
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 15:09

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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 15:11

Haha land barge love! Going to be full on static lows now!
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 15:50

Dashworth wrote:
Hero

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chenn wrote:
Haha land barge love! Going to be full on static lows now!

Thats the plan Matt been nearly a month since I felt a subframe smash tarmac! Getting withdrawal.
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 16:18

I meant as in it's not moving anywhere lol! But I would like too see this on the floor mind
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Mon Aug 06 2012, 17:05

It's going to look insane dumped on the deck Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Tue Aug 07 2012, 00:07

chenn wrote:
I meant as in it's not moving anywhere lol! But I would like too see this on the floor mind

Cheeky sod will be fixed in no time! maybe...

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It's going to look insane dumped on the deck Smile

Cheers Minty, should be on the floor for edition
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PostSubject: Re: Land barge   Tue Aug 07 2012, 03:39

I'm also planning dumping mine down for ed38......that's if I can unstick the rear coils cus they seized up,time for some bike chain oil Wink
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