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

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      01-09-2009 05:54 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 11:49 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 ...


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      01-14-2009 11:58 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.

      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 12:13 PM #74
      nice work!
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      01-14-2009 12:20 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by syracusegli »
      nice work!

      Thank you ...!

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    6. 01-14-2009 12:21 PM #76
      looking great mang!

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      01-14-2009 02:54 PM #77
      hey rune!
      70 for one door or a pair??
      difficould to find doorcards without holes, good score anyway!
      how does the window roll up and down??? works like new or what?
      is there more where that came from???
      how is the new job, having fun?
      so many questions, sorry!

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      01-14-2009 03:02 PM #78
      Hey Jens ... No problem! I will try to answer

      70$ is the price for the 1 door i have on the picture. (That is 400 dkr. - I think is OK when it is in such a nice shape.)
      Window work fine too!

      The guy I got it from did not have much else for Golf right now. He did though have 2 Scirocco Mk. 1 (One for sale) and a Golf 1 cabrio of his own! He would write to me if he had other parts for sale.

      I have not started the new job yet - I will start there 2 Feb. so I am stille enjoying the time at home and in the garage, I am also working on the Audi at the moment.




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      01-21-2009 12:45 PM #79
      Have done more work on the rust problem in the panels. No pictures of that, they will be here when it is done...

      Most important news is that I finaly have the engine out of the car!

      I actually just got home from the workshop now.

      Pictures tell the story:

      Started out with a struggle to get the driverside mount disconnected. the bolt was absolutely stuck inside the mount

      Fighted long with that until I made the discission to take out the sawzall and just chop the bolt on both sides!

      Once that was done it was time to use the crane:

      Unscrew the other mounts (Easy task!), and start lifting ...

      Leaving this dirty hole ..

      Out on the floor - Will the going on to the engine stand soon:

      The destroyed enginemount - It all just fell out on the floor when the engine came out:

      More progress soon I hope

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      01-21-2009 02:06 PM #80
      Hahaha I had exactly the same problem and the same solution with the engine mount.

      Good work!

      VW-less at the moment...

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      01-21-2009 02:17 PM #81
      I believe it is a normal issue on these cars - I remember to have read about others having similar trouble with that enginemount!
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      01-26-2009 11:05 AM #83
      Got the engine mounted on the engine workstand ...

      Took off the exhaust and inlet manifolds ...

      Used heat on the nuts to avoid breaking anything when removing the exhaust. Two studs came out, but nothing broken

      The engine will get cleaned and painted - Gaskets will be changed and engine checked for any errors, more on that later.

      Used some time on cleaning the inlet manifold .. Looked pretty bad when it came off the engine:

      A little later .... so much better

      At the moment i'm working on this nasty looking starter...

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      01-26-2009 12:54 PM #84
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      01-26-2009 01:17 PM #85
      Quote, originally posted by nothing-leaves-stock »
      nice stuff!

      Thanks alot! I take that as a compliment comming from you, I really like some of the work you have done

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      01-26-2009 01:21 PM #86
      thanks!

      keep up the good work, i like project like this...homebrewed skills
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      01-26-2009 04:15 PM #87
      looking good so far

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      01-26-2009 04:20 PM #88
      your last days off??
      time to swing the wrenches!
      what did you use to get the manifold that clean?whirewheel?chemicals?

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      01-26-2009 04:47 PM #89
      Yes Otti it is soon time to go back to the real world and start working again. It is gonna be hard in the beginning I think!

      The manifold is cleaned up with a wirewheel yes ... Works really nice. My first idea was to use some kind of chemicals, but I did'nt really know what to use.

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      01-28-2009 03:27 PM #90
      I hit some trouble today - Worked on cleaning the engine and removing some the old grease and oil.

      Decided to remove the intermediate shaft - Then discovered this:

      The intermediate shaft bearing is destroyed ... No damage on the shaft though!

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      02-05-2009 02:10 PM #91
      Took a break from the engine project - I have contact to a shop that can change the broken bearings

      Returned to the on going rust project on the body - Removed the rear inner fender and found a little more than expected

      The hoses going through the body made it a bit hard to remove all the old seam sealer to find out how much had rusted.

      Because of that I decided it was time to drop the rear beam and gastank.. Rearbeam was no problem - Real easy to get of!

      A bit of rust on tank...

      I might need new brakehoses and bushings

      Cut some more rusted metal away - No rust inside the panel luckily!

      And current status in the garage ...

      It is nice to make progress - But you have to work, is has been pretty cold outside!

      Other good news is that I am going back to my old job at VW tomorrow to work. I don't know how long yet, but it will be good to see the old friends there again!


      Modified by Enur at 7:11 PM 2-5-2009

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      02-05-2009 02:41 PM #92
      that rushole in the tube penetration is no biggie for you!
      the brake lines are looking almost new, i really dont know what you mean
      good to see how nice and tidy you keep the garage!
      how is the new job?

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      02-05-2009 03:01 PM #93
      I'm not sure about the brakelines ... Maybe they will go back on - I think they will last maybe 20-30 Km's of driving. before they need to be changed

      The garage looks nice on the picture - It is the good angle There is pretty messed up in the other end of the garage. There are 4 cars in total, the Scirocco Mk2, the Passat 35i 16V and a Seat Leon 4x4 just got dropped of with a destroyed 1.8T engine ... It all takes up so much space.

      The new job got cancelled - I am going back to the place I worked before...

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      02-05-2009 05:52 PM #94
      [QUOTE=Enur]I hit some trouble today - Worked on cleaning the engine and removing some the old grease and oil.

      What are you using to clean the old oil off of the blocks, solvent and scrubber? and about how long did it take you to do>?


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      02-06-2009 11:57 AM #95
      I actually haven't done that much when the pícture was taken, there is much more work to do to get it perfect.

      The head was quickly cleaned with a rotating wirewheel. On the block i scraped all the big lumps of oil and dirt away, and then brushed it with odourless petroleum and a stiff brush. You can see it is still a bit wet in the picture.

      When all the grease and oil is gone i will wirewheel the engineblock to remove the surface rust. Then paint it I guess....

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    26. 02-06-2009 05:06 PM #96
      Great project! Keep up the good work!

    27. 02-06-2009 05:29 PM #97

      wow! Escellent work man!!

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      02-25-2009 04:05 PM #98
      Quote, originally posted by SuperFlea »

      wow! Escellent work man!!

      Thanks!

      I'm trying to do my best - It takes time...

      Progress is slow right now - I have been pretty tired the last two weeks after starting to work again. I only have the weekends to work now. I bugs me that the progress is so slow. I want to get more work put into the car.

      One the other guys in the garage started the work on his Scirocco - Hopefully we can support each other and get more work done that way...
      The engine and front suspension was "dumped" out of the car last sunday:

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      03-10-2009 10:26 AM #99
      Quote, originally posted by Enur »
      Cut some more rusted metal away - No rust inside the panel luckily!

      Hey Enur... Nice project you have going down here... The way you went about things makes me think that I might be able to get mine done after all... It gave me some ideas...

      Also... with the pic above... I am wondering if I should make an incision or access hole into the frame rail to help tack my reinforcement plate in place... I can see it in the above picture just on the edge of the grey? paint.

      Sweet job you're doing... I have to take care of the floors in the same places... Yet I don't have any paint left on mine from surface rust. When I got mine there was standing water under the carpets... I took care of that immediately, but it helped take off all of that sound deadening... Being wet made it come off in huge chnks!

      Never once go back and add up the amount you spent to finish your car...
      will you still think it is worth it? Is it ever done?? Then once it breaks down again???

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      03-10-2009 03:06 PM #100
      That is the great thing about these forums ... People learn and inspire each other. It helps on the motivation to see what other people are able to create...

      It is very helpfull and learning to watch other peoples builds, and be able to see how they come around different problems!

      Thanks for your reply - I will keep an eye on your project.

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      03-11-2009 05:00 PM #101
      any more progress on the sills,
      tackling this soon and trying to get a full idea of what im getting into. good work

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      03-12-2009 03:43 PM #102
      There is no updated progress on the sills/panels right now - sorry!
      I have been to busy with my job at the moment - The work on the car is getting a bit slow

      I only have the weekends to work on the car = Slow progress!

      I will try to update soon...

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    33. 03-12-2009 04:40 PM #103
      looking good. what dash is that btw?

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      03-12-2009 05:22 PM #104
      The dash is standard in this late euro model ... Remember this Golf is German build.
      I think you over there got this dash in the Cabriolets maybe??
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      05-12-2009 03:39 PM #105
      Once again it is time to pull this thread out of the archive - I have started a new job and I have been pretty busy, thats why my updates got delayed, but here goes

      Since the last update I bought some of the parts needed to repair the body. New wheels arches for the back end (The old widened ones will be cut off and replaced). New panels for both sides, fuel filler neck, dust guards for the front brakes, the plate around the gascap area.

      Also found a used, but cheap exhaustheader 4-1...

      I created new plate to fill the hole in my inner wheelwell and welded it in place - A small strip above is still missing.

      Repaired the last corner of the right side inner panel..

      Cut out the lower part of the wheelwell ...

      Made a new piece to put in ...

      And welded til the gas ran out for the welder ...

      Used the last sunday morning at the junkyard - came home with some goodies for a good price!

      This one is a Weber Carb made to replace the stock Pierburg carbs mounted on the Golf 2 1.6 and 1.8 engines. It has manual choker, and it should be easyer to adjust, use less fuel and give a little bit more power
      It is complete with adapterplate and chokepull. I just need a stock Golf 2 inletmanifold.

      Also took home this Golf 3 2 litre aluminium valvecover...

      I hope some still want to read about my project



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