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

    1. Awaiting Email Confirmation nasty_VW_habit's Avatar
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      09-07-2010 11:30 PM #26
      my fave in hours of trolling around today

    2. 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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      '86 GLI

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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 11:56 AM #32
      MC Hammer would say that it is " 2 Legit 2 Quit " and I would concur, Indeed.

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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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      09-08-2010 07:40 PM #34
      Dayum...
      Activity is not on my list of activities.

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      09-08-2010 10:05 PM #35
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    10. 09-08-2010 10:28 PM #36
      When I saw carbon in the title I was thinking Turbo Diesel...I guess it's still cool.

    11. 09-08-2010 11:43 PM #37
      OMG!!!!! Don't ever drive it......You need to keep the writing on the tire tread nice and clean.

      Sick car man and congrats on the project. I'm about 10years behind you.

    12. 09-09-2010 01:42 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Carbs4ever View Post
      cheers - just glad it's finished!

      Looking forward to the new pics....
      Know what you mean... this has ultimately been ongoing for 6 years, as I never really 'finished' even when I had the blue Mk1.

      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

    13. 09-09-2010 01:47 AM #39
      looks amazzing the PLS Evolution wheels are fantastic

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      09-09-2010 03:34 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by -camber View Post
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      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"

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      09-09-2010 09:18 AM #41
      fukeng gorgeous sir!! def one of my fav cars!!
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      What vegeta said.

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      09-09-2010 09:37 AM #42
      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!!!!!!!!!!!
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      What vegeta said.

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      09-09-2010 09:42 AM #43
      win

    18. 09-09-2010 10:24 AM #44
      (somewhat) patiently awaiting more details

    19. 09-09-2010 05:45 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      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!!!!!!!!!!!
      I bought it new, direct from CAE - very nice to deal with and arrived to Australia really quickly! I actually still have an 02A/02J hybrid using an SQS 6spd gearset. My shifter is 02A, but I had to modify the linkages on the box as these are 02J spec

      They're expensive, but worth the money, as the quality is top notch

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      09-09-2010 06:09 PM #46
      yeah noticed they have an 02J kit but no cables... does the 02J use the stock cables? I would love to do the SQS 6 02J
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      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      What vegeta said.

    21. 09-09-2010 06:34 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      does the 02J use the stock cables? I would love to do the SQS 6 02J
      Yep, it does One of the main differences between the 02A and late model (Euro/Aussie) 02A and 02J that affects the CAE install is the cable bracket on the gearbox. The traditional 02A has the cables mounted beside eachother on the bracket, but the 02J style bracket puts the cables on top of eachother. If you try to combine this late style bracket with the 02A CAE kit, it won't select any of the gears at all. I had to track down an early 02A bracket and modify the leverage ratio on the gearbox linkage tower to get mine to work. The shift is within a 50mm sqaure, though. Tight

    22. 09-09-2010 08:27 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      The shift is within a 50mm sqaure, though.
      Kick ass.

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      09-10-2010 06:24 PM #49
      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?
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      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      What vegeta said.

    24. 09-11-2010 06:27 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      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?
      First up, p/n of proper bracket is 357 711 789 B.

      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

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