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    1. Member Ice_ken's Avatar
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      01-16-2012 03:10 PM #386
      Quote Originally Posted by GGraygti View Post
      Very nice.

      Good to see someone actually restoring a car. I am going to get started on mine soon.

      I wont' be as stock as you are though but hope to be close.
      this car won't be 100% OEM, not that it isn't possible, but I want to upgrade certain things:

      -brakes(G60's front, MK4 rear, G60 MC, stainless lines, DOT5.1 fluid, air cooling from front splitter)

      -tyres(modern radials, possibly semi-slicks)

      -engine(not just more power also cooling, oil baffles, upgraded main bearings etc)

      -interior(leather, recaro's...and who knows what else)

      -exterior('87 look with 84 side stripes, audi ibis white to make more modern)

      -handling(stress bars, modern gas shocks, G60 top bearings, tyres, all new bushings)

      -Rims(to compensate for the heavy G60 brakes and therefor to limit unsprong-weight modern light weight rims)

      and so much more...

    2. 01-18-2012 11:21 AM #387
      I know the white ones are called KLAPE because that is how I ordered them but I don't know how to order the black ones....What are they called...thanks

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      01-18-2012 05:11 PM #388
      Quote Originally Posted by aakk78 View Post
      I know the white ones are called KLAPE because that is how I ordered them but I don't know how to order the black ones....What are they called...thanks
      I'll check for the partnumber when I get back to my garage.

      what a PITA to get the seal in there, spent 2hours for 1 caliper. Still need to do the other one.
      Last edited by Ice_ken; 01-26-2013 at 06:07 PM.

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      01-19-2012 08:35 AM #389
      loving every update man its alittle slow but its getting there

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      01-19-2012 11:24 AM #390
      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      loving every update man its alittle slow but its getting there
      I spend a lot of time trying to do everything the way it's supposed to be done.

      you wanted to know how the brakes were going to turn out:

      before:


      now:

      +


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      01-19-2012 03:27 PM #391
      I miss driving it

      good times:





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      01-20-2012 01:28 AM #392
      when do you predict it back on the road???

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      01-20-2012 04:13 AM #393
      Quote Originally Posted by 6teen_valve View Post
      when do you predict it back on the road???
      2013

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      01-20-2012 04:55 AM #394
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice_ken View Post
      2013

      Are you gonna be doing the entire car again?? or just certain areas that need attention??

      A nice inspiration to keep me going with my build.

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      01-20-2012 12:06 PM #395
      those breaks dont even look like the smae ones lol good job man

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      01-20-2012 12:31 PM #396
      Quote Originally Posted by 6teen_valve View Post
      Are you gonna be doing the entire car again?? or just certain areas that need attention??

      A nice inspiration to keep me going with my build.
      I know where to look as I've already done it 2 years ago, however budget then was thight en time was short, so shortcuts were taken, will be redoing it the way it needs to be done.

      It needs a bit of welding and a full respray. I'm thinking of making a rotiserrie.

    12. 01-21-2012 01:15 PM #397
      Did you find the part number for the black plastic parts...thanks for the answer...

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      01-21-2012 04:23 PM #398
      Quote Originally Posted by aakk78 View Post
      Did you find the part number for the black plastic parts...thanks for the answer...
      I forgot, Will check next time round(monday maybe). I've got my finals for the moment(until the 3rd of february).

      got the new mk2 calendar


      pretty cool pics inside

      found this pic today, this was (surpisingly) taken on my own meet and greet I organised about 2 years ago now. In my home town, in my favorite corners.
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      01-21-2012 06:52 PM #399
      WOW those brakes came out great! How did you clean them up?
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      01-21-2012 10:48 PM #400
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice_ken View Post
      I spend a lot of time trying to do everything the way it's supposed to be done.

      you wanted to know how the brakes were going to turn out:

      before:


      now:

      +
      Wicked Job man! I am looking at doing this right now!

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      01-22-2012 03:17 AM #401
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      WOW those brakes came out great! How did you clean them up?
      wirebrushing them until you can see nothing but shiny metal instead of rust. Then give em some rust protection and some paint.

      same as always actually

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      01-22-2012 03:47 AM #402
      looks great.. as always!

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      01-22-2012 08:54 AM #403
      Quote Originally Posted by Ajaxpowder View Post
      looks great.. as always!
      thanks

      front suspension has been orderd:
      -sachs springs
      -sachs advantage schockabsorbers(gas)
      -febi bilstein topmounts
      -sachs boot kit
      -some new nuts
      -some more stuff for the brakes

      original ride height for now...

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      01-22-2012 03:08 PM #404
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice_ken View Post
      wirebrushing them until you can see nothing but shiny metal instead of rust. Then give em some rust protection and some paint.

      same as always actually
      thanks, going to have to do that with mine
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      01-22-2012 09:42 PM #405
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice_ken View Post
      this car won't be 100% OEM, not that it isn't possible, but I want to upgrade certain things:

      -brakes(G60's front, MK4 rear, G60 MC, stainless lines, DOT5.1 fluid, air cooling from front splitter)

      -tyres(modern radials, possibly semi-slicks)

      -engine(not just more power also cooling, oil baffles, upgraded main bearings etc)

      -interior(leather, recaro's...and who knows what else)

      -exterior('87 look with 84 side stripes, audi ibis white to make more modern)

      -handling(stress bars, modern gas shocks, G60 top bearings, tyres, all new bushings)

      -Rims(to compensate for the heavy G60 brakes and therefor to limit unsprong-weight modern light weight rims)

      and so much more...

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      01-22-2012 09:46 PM #406
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice_ken View Post
      I miss driving it

      good times:





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      01-22-2012 11:46 PM #407
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice_ken View Post
      I haven't driven the gti since the wheather got bad(beginning of december), So I spend some time on it making it nicer.

      latest pics, waiting for the new exhaust I orderd. The old exhaust was rusty and leaking fumes.




      Modified by Ice_ken at 11:11 AM 1-5-2010

      Has anyone else noticed that it seems like most europeans garages have really nice tile floors and little drains right inside the door. That is just so cool, I want a garage like that.

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      01-23-2012 01:41 PM #409
      Quote Originally Posted by WERDNA75 View Post
      Has anyone else noticed that it seems like most europeans garages have really nice tile floors and little drains right inside the door. That is just so cool, I want a garage like that.
      my jack always leaves marks on it

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      01-25-2012 11:31 AM #411
      Quote Originally Posted by aakk78 View Post
      Did you find the part number for the black plastic parts...thanks for the answer...
      didn't forget this time:


      looks nice doesn't it:


      piles of parts:
      Last edited by Ice_ken; 01-26-2013 at 06:12 PM.

    27. 01-25-2012 12:08 PM #412
      thanks mate...

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      01-26-2012 05:56 AM #413
      you're welcome

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      01-26-2012 01:33 PM #414
      Wow, I just took time to read the entire thread so far and I must say I'm very impressed with all the work you put up with.I personally think you're going the right way with it and this will repay you in time.Never mind the ' slammed on rs's' guys, it's perfect the way it goes, OEM is what it deserves.
      Maybe we'll have chat at Worthersee this year , as I'll go with my little 'beater'.

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      01-27-2012 02:33 AM #415
      Quote Originally Posted by al-staire View Post
      Wow, I just took time to read the entire thread so far and I must say I'm very impressed with all the work you put up with.I personally think you're going the right way with it and this will repay you in time.Never mind the ' slammed on rs's' guys, it's perfect the way it goes, OEM is what it deserves.
      Maybe we'll have chat at Worthersee this year , as I'll go with my little 'beater'.
      Might make it, with the new daily drive

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      01-29-2012 01:35 PM #416
      the end goal:



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      01-30-2012 06:37 AM #417


      the new parts:


      Last edited by Ice_ken; 01-26-2013 at 06:23 PM.

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      01-30-2012 08:45 AM #419
      how low do you plan on going??

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      01-30-2012 10:29 AM #420
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      how low do you plan on going??
      OEM height

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