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    Thread: GTI 16VT Project. (Lots of pics)

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      12-15-2007 07:18 PM #1
      Edit 02.09.09. Added one pic of current state...

      Here is my project car. I bought it about a year ago as a birthday present for myself when I turned 30. Car is going to be totally built and it is not daily driver. It is going to be used as street/track/drag.. Car is 1987 and it is original GTI 16V. It was allready repainted by previous owner, but it was done baddly and car was also pretty rusted.

      Here are few pics what car looked when I started.


      After I had owned car for a few weeks I started to stripping it down.






      When car was fully stripped I put it in stand and flipped it over. Then I scraped all undercoating and saw that floor was pretty badly rusted.





      I fixed those rusted spots and made rear wheel arches wider. I was going to use mk1 fuel tank filling cap, so I need to weld that metal part over original tank flap. At this point front arches were left original.





      After that the whole floor was painted. All suspension parts were sandplasted and also painted. I replaced all bushing with Powerflex bushings, but those are now replaced with something else (I tell you later). Those coils are KW Variante 2.








      Then I welded roll bar in place. That was pain in the arse and I had to redone it three times, but it is now done.




      Then to the brakes, one of my favourite part. In front I had Audi TT 312mm disks that were stolen from my dailydriver and Porsche 996 Carrera calipers. I designed caliper carriers myself and those are machined from high strengh aluminium. Rear brakes are mk3 VR6 brakes. Previous owner was already made 5-lug swap and installed VR6 brakes. All brake lines were redone and all hoses are new. Brake pressure can be adjusted from brake pressure regulator that is located inside of engine compartment.






      Then car was ready for paint. That was a job that I left to professionals and not tried to do it myself. Color is metallic silver from Audi color chart.



      Then I started to put car back together.







      And even got little drive before winter.


      That brings us to this day. After few weeks of driving I started to strip car (again). I lifted engine off and parted it. Then it was sended to machine shop and they are currently rebuilding it. Inside there are all parts new. Pistons are JE-Pistons with 8.3 CR and there is H-profile cams. There is also standalone engine management, water-to-air cooler, oil cooler, custom short runner intake, custom exhaust manifold, etc. I can post some pics of engine when it is done. I am looking around 400hp.

      Transmission is 02A with Peloquin LSD and there is upgrated clutch.

      Those front arches was not winened before and when I fitted all parts I saw that wheels don´t fit. So I needed to widen also those.




      I am going to remove all those Powerflex bushings and I designed spherical bearings to replace those. Those parts are machined from stainless steel. I think that I am getting those parts before christmas so I can post some pics when those are mounted.


      Modified by TeemuM at 3:32 PM 12-15-2007


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      12-15-2007 07:26 PM #2
      wow! awesome build...tuned in

    3. 12-15-2007 07:28 PM #3
      Damnit , that car looks so good. nice job!!!

    4. 12-15-2007 08:05 PM #4
      I... I... I... SLAP!!!! I can't find the words.

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      12-15-2007 08:08 PM #5
      before this thread I had only seen one pic of this car.
      Superb work
      Do you have anymore pics of how you did the mk1 gas cap conversion. I will be doping it soon and I am just wondering how you connected the gas tank the the mk1 filler?

    6. 12-15-2007 08:14 PM #6
      wow that's nice

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      12-15-2007 08:24 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by V_Dub15 »
      before this thread I had only seen one pic of this car.
      Superb work
      Do you have anymore pics of how you did the mk1 gas cap conversion. I will be doping it soon and I am just wondering how you connected the gas tank the the mk1 filler?

      Hope this pic helps. I cutted tank neck and then glued mk1 filler tube to it. That glue is something that can be used with gasoline. After that I put some masking over that whole neck.

      Thanks for all comments!


      Modified by TeemuM at 4:26 PM 12-15-2007


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      12-15-2007 08:27 PM #8
      wow

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      12-15-2007 09:02 PM #9
      wow, skills! are you located in the europe?

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      12-15-2007 09:08 PM #10
      you did a great job on that car man!
      very nice and tastefully done.
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      12-15-2007 09:19 PM #11
      ballin. out of control. love the color and look.
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      12-15-2007 09:23 PM #12
      nice work.....

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      12-15-2007 09:35 PM #13
      wow it looked like crap before well compared to now painted plastics never look good.
      Quote Originally Posted by Radvr6T View Post
      A true built car is one in which the owner alone has done its work intirely!
      Not had a shop build the motor,Not had a shop paint it ,Not had a upolster do the interior,Not just supplied money for work of any kind for the vehicle!
      According to this guy no one builds cars.

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      12-15-2007 11:52 PM #14
      wow, goddamn great job!
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      12-16-2007 03:00 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by drivingenthus »
      wow, skills! are you located in the europe?


      Yes I live in Finland.


    16. 12-16-2007 03:53 AM #16
      wow awesome!

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      12-16-2007 08:25 AM #17
      AWESOME!! nice work

    18. 12-16-2007 09:19 AM #18
      awesome car and job,RESPECT

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      12-16-2007 09:20 AM #19
      Today I welded some brackets where I can mount water-to-air intercooler, oil cooler,W-T-A ic water cooler, G60 radiator.



      I used G60 radiator because it´s quite a bit larger than original 16V radiator.


      Then I also sandblasted VR6 rear axle and painted it. I used to have original 16V rear axle and all VR6 front parts, but now I changed also rear axle because it is little bit wider.

      And I also sandblasted all parts that are bolted to engine. Those parts are going to be powder coated satin black.



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      12-16-2007 09:31 AM #20
      OMG, very nice work!

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      love it.. many nice specials.. wow..
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      12-16-2007 10:16 AM #22
      looks good....

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      12-16-2007 12:30 PM #23
      very nice
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      12-16-2007 12:40 PM #24
      Looking very very good, looks like a hard job to scrabe all of that rubber of the bottom...


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      12-19-2007 01:32 AM #25
      I picked up another set of wheels for Golf. I don´t like to use those adapters and wanted some 5x100 wheels. I bought Audi TT 7x16" wheels from ebay.

      This is already ninth set of wheels that I have had to this Golf during this year that I have owned this car. I have had 2 different steel wheels, RH ZW1 and some different RH´s, Porsche D90, BBS RS, those Mercedes´s, some Speedlines with slicks and now these TT wheels. It´s hard to choose a good looking wheel that still fits with those brakes.


      Modified by TeemuM at 9:33 PM 12-18-2007


      Modified by TeemuM at 9:34 PM 12-18-2007


    26. 12-19-2007 01:42 AM #26
      looks GREAT! im in favor of the Mercedes wheels.

    27. 12-19-2007 01:47 AM #27
      One of my favourite cars...great work.

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      12-19-2007 02:24 AM #28
      really excited to see more updates.

      excellent work


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      12-19-2007 02:32 AM #29
      Wow, that thing is awesome, great work, I just wish I could get my car to run. Fantastic job!!!


      Awesome Picture, that car looks great with small bumpers.


      Modified by vwbeaner at 12:33 AM 12-19-2007

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    30. 12-19-2007 04:22 AM #30
      very nice

    31. 12-19-2007 04:54 AM #31
      so are you running a headliner in there with that roll cage?

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      12-19-2007 06:03 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by TeemuM »
      I picked up another set of wheels for Golf. I don´t like to use those adapters and wanted some 5x100 wheels. I bought Audi TT 7x16" wheels from ebay.



      I looked long and hard for these back when I had my mk3 but never found
      Car looks great so far!

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      12-19-2007 06:49 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by silversteelgls »
      so are you running a headliner in there with that roll cage?

      No there is no headliner. In interior there is going to be only 2 bucket seats, glass fibre instrument panel that is flocked and door cards.


      Quote, originally posted by vonfulk »

      I looked long and hard for these back when I had my mk3 but never found
      Car looks great so far!

      There is lot of those at German ebay.


      Modified by TeemuM at 2:58 AM 12-19-2007


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      12-19-2007 09:26 AM #34
      Damn......wonderful build man,

    35. 12-19-2007 09:33 AM #35
      Very nice...too bad you didn't fit the VR6 front suspension, makes the car handle so much better...

      As for the rims I fitted BBS race rims to mine...

      I have a spare set if interrested..

      Keep up the good work


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