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    Thread: 83' Golf LX Resto-Project (56K warning)

    1. Member sixteen10's Avatar
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      11-16-2008 01:08 PM #51
      great thread , i was really disappointed to get to the end of this as i was loving where it was going
      keep up the good work
      pity about losing your job

    2. 11-16-2008 04:35 PM #52
      looks like a greatt build
      24v VR club

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      11-26-2008 01:59 PM #53
      I have managed to get to the shop and do some work the last days, even if it has been cold and with snow outside. Weird feeling not going to work, but just spending time with the Golf
      I started where i left - under the passengerside of the car, and tryed to get some fresh metal back in the panels:

      Welded and primered:

      I feared that i might find more rust towards the back - therefore cut the entire outerpanel off:

      And I was right - more rust

      Taking of the last remains ...

      Also noticed this little spot in the rear wheelwell - will have to take a look at that later!

      Feeling a bit stuck with the rust in the panels, I decided to take a break from that, and started on some smaller areas found on the front:

      More ...

      Welded in a hand shaped piece of new plate ... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Got absolutly pissed off with my own welding skills today, it is really hard on my patience - I'm not satisfied with my own work. But the rust is gone, and again - I'm learning by doing at the moment!

      I hope you guys don't mind all the pictures? - I know there is alot of them on my thread here ....



      Modified by Enur at 8:05 PM 11-26-2008
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      11-26-2008 02:30 PM #54
      dont worry about too many pictures, thats what we are here for
      just make 2 plates of sheet metall for adjusting the welder properly and practice, that saves you a lot of irritating when welding on the car.
      winter is cold here too but if you get a proper heater in the garage you will be much more relaxed while working
      you want to driver her next summer, right??? so you only have the winter to work
      keep it up [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    5. 11-26-2008 02:41 PM #55
      it may be tedious work, but you'll appreciate it when done [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-26-2008 03:02 PM #56
      Otti - I have tried the practice on to plates... And some welds on the car end up fine. At other times it just makes me mad when it gets tricky
      The temperature is really not the biggest problem - I can deal with that. If it gets to cold ill take a break in our smaller headed room and drink coffee [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I know i will appreciate it when done - I look forward to the time where all the rust is gone. My plan is to let a friend who normally does bodywork weld in my new outerpanels and rear wheelarches when that time comes. I will do the "invisible" areas my self.
      I don't really have a deadline as this is my first real project of this scale, I don't know how fast it can be done, but i just wan't it to come out nice. No need to rush things here.
      Thanks for the comments - Keep them coming.


      Modified by Enur at 9:03 PM 11-26-2008
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      12-17-2008 11:26 AM #57
      Back to working on the Golf - Had to do other things in the garage, and go to some meating, and search for a new job...
      But today i made a little more progress i think - Got some more metal welded in the floor
      From this:

      To this ...

      Outside...

      And plugwelded...

      (The pictures are kind of blury sorry for that - Makes the welds look a little weird. Today the actually turned out OK for a reason [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] )
      But still a long way to go before new outer panels can be welded on...
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      12-17-2008 12:24 PM #58
      Nice!
      One question though; do those chrome Passat handles bolt on a mk1??


      Modified by D.E at 7:12 PM 12-17-2008
      VW-less at the moment...

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      12-17-2008 12:53 PM #59
      Well some of the many doorhandles I have can be fitted directly to the Golf. Some of them can be adapted to work on the Golf (The mechanism can be flipt upside down if you take it apart), and some of them don't fit at all!
      I bought all of them because they were REALLY cheap
      I think those without the lockcylinder are pretty cool. I believe i will fit one of them on the driverside. The car is fitted with centrallocking (I know - that ain't really oldschool - but schhh! )
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    10. 12-17-2008 02:19 PM #60
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      Looking good Enur! Keep up the good work!

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      12-27-2008 10:10 AM #61
      Great work. Keep up the good work. I'll be doing some rust repair soon as well. Watching your progress gives me hope that I can do it myself as well. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-27-2008 11:15 AM #62
      any luck on a job? nice work on the golf.

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      12-28-2008 07:37 AM #63
      Quote, originally posted by fotoflojoe »
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      Looking good Enur! Keep up the good work!

      Thanks for the reply .. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Quote, originally posted by VR6andCabbyMan »
      Great work. Keep up the good work. I'll be doing some rust repair soon as well. Watching your progress gives me hope that I can do it myself as well. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      I haven't done any work the last days beacuse of christmas - I will try to get back to work again soon.
      It is great if I can be an inspiration for other - I have been inspired alot by watching other projects in here.
      Just start with the small spots of rust and take your time to do it properly - Good luck! Keep us updated on that.
      Quote, originally posted by vwovw »
      any luck on a job? nice work on the golf.

      Thank you! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Nut much going on with available jobs at the moment. Everything is paused because of christmas. I think there is a good chance of getting a new job soon, as I have an interview one of next days. They contacted me after speaking with someone from the last place i worked. Fingers crossed
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      01-05-2009 10:33 AM #64
      Did some more work on the inner panels .. No pictures taken. It get's to boring with 500 pictures of my panels in this thread
      One of the other things done was a bit of cleaning on my carb. Used Würth's Carb Cleaner. Smells bad but pretty effective. I dont have gaskets for the carb so i did not take it apart.
      Picture shows the result:

      Also repainted my pulleys (and other small parts) - Was not satified with the previous result.

      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-06-2009 04:40 AM #65
      enur good to see that you still wrenching!

      new year more luck!

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      01-06-2009 05:12 AM #66
      Quote, originally posted by otti »
      enur good to see that you still wrenching!

      new year more luck!

      Hey Jens ... I have to keep working on the car. I don't want to quit and throw it all away - I'm not like that. I want this car finished, even if I dont have a deadline
      Btw - The name is Rune - Enur is just the nickname here
      I guess you know others called Rune up there in Norway
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      01-06-2009 09:31 AM #67
      yeah i was wondering, infact i worked for a small plumber company: rune berge vvs service.
      i hope that you´ll find a a job with a monster payment soon!

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      01-06-2009 11:00 AM #68
      Quote, originally posted by otti »
      yeah i was wondering, infact i worked for a small plumber company: rune berge vvs service.
      i hope that you´ll find a a job with a monster payment soon!

      Actually I have just got a job today - I will start there next month. The payment is not monster, but it will be better than what my union pays me now
      Only problem is that when I get back to working I wont have as much time to work on the Golf. Right now I could work on the car all day long.


      Modified by Enur at 5:01 PM 1-6-2009
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      01-06-2009 11:17 AM #69
      congrats on the new job!
      at least you will be abled to save some cash for highly appreciated parts
      i am looking forward to see more progress!

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      01-09-2009 04:10 PM #70
      my rabbit has rust in all the same spots which im currently fixing as well. its nice to be able to check out someone elses work for ideas and techniques and what not. good stuff man [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-09-2009 04:54 PM #71
      Was the black stuff in the pic below there when you bought the car? Is it a rust proofing of some kind??

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      01-14-2009 10:49 AM #72
      Quote, originally posted by foster »
      Was the black stuff in the pic below there when you bought the car? Is it a rust proofing of some kind??

      The black stuff on the bottom part of the door?
      That was already on the car when I got it. I think it is somekind of stonechip/bodyprotection ..
      It was really old and dry and it just flaked of really easy when I tryed to scrape it of. All of that we be going away later on ...


      Modified by Enur at 8:03 PM 1-14-2009
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      01-14-2009 10:58 AM #73
      Small news again ...
      Have been working more on the front part of the floars - Drilled of the factory support bracket, and cleaned them.

      I suspected there would be rust where they were mounted - And I was right. Driverside had rusted though.
      Cut out and welded fresh metal in both driver and passenger side (passenger side shown here):

      Brackets go back later, for the "factory" look
      Made a good deal yesterday - Got this door for something like 70 $ delivered outside my house:

      Excellent shape - Only a couple of small dents. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      A little dirty but complete and free from rust and holes ind the doorboard.

      No rust in the corners either I'm happy!
      Now I just need one more ...




      Modified by Enur at 8:03 PM 1-14-2009
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      01-14-2009 11:13 AM #74
      nice work!
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      01-14-2009 11:20 AM #75
      Quote, originally posted by syracusegli »
      nice work!

      Thank you ...!
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