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

    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.

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    10. 09-06-2010 04:57 PM #10
      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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      09-06-2010 05:10 PM #11
      looks like this thread will be full of win... Watching!

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      09-06-2010 05:34 PM #12
      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 !!!

    13. 09-06-2010 05:37 PM #13
      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 #14
      so awesome

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    16. 09-06-2010 09:46 PM #16
      love this project. Keep us updated!!


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    21. 09-07-2010 11:18 AM #22
      more pics

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      09-07-2010 02:10 PM #23
      quote everyone on this page... "more pics"

    23. 09-07-2010 08:31 PM #24
      waiting for more

    24. 09-07-2010 08:43 PM #25
      Very cool Keep up the good work

      I was watching a similar set of PLSs a few weeks back now, but they were located in Germany, so couldn't have been these

      http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...452729883.html

      Don't know if you are aware but theres a crew that do GT3 replicas in any colour leather (red leather pictured in link below) and youd be hard pressed to pick the difference really, even if they come out of Taiwan. Would have been bloody expensive to go the genuine route instead with the re-cover by MJ Interior

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/x2-GT3-bucket-...item19bf413722

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    26. 09-08-2010 02:45 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by sbonllet View Post
      Very cool Keep up the good work

      I was watching a similar set of PLSs a few weeks back now, but they were located in Germany, so couldn't have been these

      http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...452729883.html

      Don't know if you are aware but theres a crew that do GT3 replicas in any colour leather (red leather pictured in link below) and youd be hard pressed to pick the difference really, even if they come out of Taiwan. Would have been bloody expensive to go the genuine route instead with the re-cover by MJ Interior

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/x2-GT3-bucket-...item19bf413722
      Yeah, seen the replicas in the flesh - they're pretty damn good for the price, but the leather is really thin and doesn't last.

      I actually didn't pay that much for the seats - they were in terrible shape, so needed the retrim anyway. I re-laid the composite resin and polished it back up as this was scratched up too. Now they look brand new and I know they're safe and FIA approved

      Edit: And yes, more pics are coming ASAP


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      09-08-2010 11:22 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      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
      cheers - just glad it's finished!

      Looking forward to the new pics....

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      09-08-2010 01:14 PM #33
      i am in for updates as well!!
      looks the money so far

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