my fave in hours of trolling around today
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
The last couple of cars I've done have always lacked 'something', so I wanted this one to be complete.
Only problem is that I do intend to drive it hard, so I'll need a second set of wheels with R-spec tyres - the 16s will be rubbish for anything but shows, and this isn't really my scene - I just like clean cars
Appreciate everyones' comments - I'm all amped up to work on it this weeked
A Rabbit is not to be wasted on the tentative or weak. Only the worthy are invited, and then only at your own risk. If you have even a modicum of hesitation, DO NOT buy one of these cars. Instead, leave it for a worthy soul who has already matriculated to the sublime ecstasy of what those in the know refer to as a "MK1"
did u buy your cae used?new? 02M I assume?? where did u buy from?
I want to put one in my car... their so nice and don't have to reach below my bolster to switch gears.
again.. your car is!!!!!!!!!!!
They're expensive, but worth the money, as the quality is top notch
got a partnumber for the bracket?? 50mm is def nice. right now i have a very disciplined shift everytime since my shifter knob is below my side bolster..makes 2nd and reverse very crappy and well...alot of extra motion that requires time and precision at speed ya know?
Here is some handy info compiled by a VWMS nut on ClubGTI covering the different shifter tower parts:
left to right, top row: OE Corrado bracket, then same with 13mm ball, then later style 02A/J bracket. Ignore one on right.
Middle row, left to right: VWM washer/needle bearing/washer then VWM brass bush which replaces OE plastic item, then washer/needle bearing/washer. These basically stop slack in the pivot. Brass bush dimensions are 33mm long, 8mm ID, 12.5mm OD, steps on ends are 9.85mm OD, thicker body is 25.75mm long, leaving smaller dia ends at about 3.63 mm each end.
Lower row is OE early 02A, with VWM shortened version below, and then later 02A/J version to the right which works with the other bracket above it.
Edit: it's the early Corrado stuff that was used on the VW Motorsport cars (ie stuff on left) - the ones on the RHS weren't used.
In other news, didn't really get anything 'photo worthy' done on the car this weekend. Spent some hours tuning in the shifter (difficult to do properly with stone cold gearbox oil, though, as you never know how positive the shift will really feel!). Still yet to get it back on the ground, but this will happen next weekend. Can't wait to get it back out into the Aussie sun