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    Thread: A taste of my dream Mk1 in the finishing stages: "Project Carbon"

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    1. 09-06-2010 04:56 AM #1
      This is my dream Mk1. I'll be putting consistent updates here over the coming weeks while I finish this off. I finish my current job in 3 and a 1/2 weeks, then have 6 weeks to attend to all the details before I'm back at work.

      The wheels are one-off PLS Evolution from France. They have magnesium centres with matte, wrinkle-effect red enamel for something totally different. All held together with titanium bolts, they're amazingly light. 16x8" ET22 front, 16x9" ET15 rear, 195/40/16 and 215/35/16 Hankooks, which stretch over really nicely. Still waiting for my machinist to finish the centre caps.

      I'll post up the full spec of the car when I have time



      996 GT3 RS carbon seats and obligatory CAE shifter mated to 6spd box:

      Last edited by H8SV8S; 11-04-2011 at 12:56 AM.

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      09-06-2010 11:52 AM #5
      Hey your alive! Looks lovely - need more pics!!!!

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      09-06-2010 12:03 PM #6
      quit teasing me. more pictures please.

    7. 09-06-2010 04:57 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Carbs4ever View Post
      Hey your alive! Looks lovely - need more pics!!!!
      Yes, just been busy saving and compiling parts, so had a break from it all for a while. I'm hoping to wheel it out of the garage this weekend for some proper pics of the stance

      Your Mk1 came up a treat too

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      09-09-2010 03:34 AM #8
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      09-06-2010 05:34 PM #9
      Awesome rabbit ! I love the wheels even thou they dont show as much in those pictures. I would love them more in 15's but thats me. Keep us posted !!!

    10. 09-06-2010 05:37 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by boxylooks27 View Post
      Awesome rabbit ! I love the wheels even thou they dont show as much in those pictures. I would love them more in 15's but thats me. Keep us posted !!!
      The 16s are definitely a gamble, I know. I've had a few different sets of wheels on the car and I actually used to hate on 16s

      I'll be keen for more feedback on them once I get the car out of my garage. They're just clean and simple five spokes with flat caps, really. I don't really like 'busy' wheels on Mk1s

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      09-06-2010 05:52 PM #11
      so awesome

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    13. 09-06-2010 09:46 PM #13
      love this project. Keep us updated!!


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      09-28-2010 04:40 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      The wheels are 16x8" ET22 front, 16x9" ET15 rear

      Those are the measurements I took under my caddy and would eventually like to run (well, except for the 16 part ). Glad to see that they look perfect!!!
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      10-13-2011 07:40 PM #20
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    20. 10-13-2011 08:21 PM #21
      such a great build. Congratulations! Now sell it and give me something else to watch for a few months.
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      10-13-2011 10:55 PM #22
      Excellent video. I really love seeing the commentary and getting to link the car with the owner on a more personal level.
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