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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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

    4. 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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      Quote Originally Posted by frechem View Post
      I like my women how I like my whiskey; aged 18 years and mixed up with coke.

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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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      Quote Originally Posted by frechem View Post
      I like my women how I like my whiskey; aged 18 years and mixed up with coke.

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

    9. 09-09-2010 10:24 AM #44
      (somewhat) patiently awaiting more details

    10. 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 frechem View Post
      I like my women how I like my whiskey; aged 18 years and mixed up with coke.

    12. 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

    13. 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 frechem View Post
      I like my women how I like my whiskey; aged 18 years and mixed up with coke.

    15. 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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      09-11-2010 08:42 PM #51
      i think my head has damn near spun off....
      WTB: 1.9t AAZ

    17. 09-26-2010 03:28 AM #52
      Ok, I'm behind schedule with updates again, but I think this is life with building a car!

      I've mocked up some trim and suspension to get some shots of the car, so rest assured, the fit and finish of the final product will obviously be at another level.

      Plus I'm still waiting on loads more carbon trim and engine parts from Germany - customs is being a bitch to me lately and they're never any help over the phone!! Really starting to **** me!...




      But anyway... Here are some pics













      Last edited by H8SV8S; 09-26-2010 at 04:19 AM.

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      09-26-2010 05:25 AM #53
      Looks amazing

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      09-26-2010 05:27 AM #54
      the pure white looks amazing in the sun

      though im not really fancy on the other improvements

      i do like your tail lights
      I could live without them either way


      great job you are doing for your rabbit

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      09-26-2010 12:22 PM #55
      Love it, love it, love it!!

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      09-26-2010 01:14 PM #56
      Those seats


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    23. 09-27-2010 02:43 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by drethepainter View Post
      Those seats

      I'll be putting the interior in as soon as the glass is installed. I really want to get it all sealed up first


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    25. 09-27-2010 06:02 AM #61
      OMG!!!...

      Fantastic!!!


    26. 09-27-2010 07:28 AM #62
      Probably should put these in for perspective...

      Just a couple of pics of what the poor thing used to look like, prior to my several years of extensive restoration work !

      Covered in rust, bird sh*t, bog, dents, and bad repair work

      ....









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      09-27-2010 07:34 AM #63
      wow big difference.

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      09-27-2010 09:56 AM #64
      your project is dope yo

    29. 09-27-2010 05:37 PM #65
      I'm keen for some feedback on the red centres: or ? I don't mind honesty, so if you hate them, feel free to say so It was just a random thing I thought I'd try. They were gloss black, but I felt this 'hid' them away too much...

      I've also tried white centres, but with the untinted white on the rest of the car, it looked a bit too overboard

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      09-27-2010 05:54 PM #66
      I dig the red centers.
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      09-27-2010 06:38 PM #67
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      Oh my...
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      09-27-2010 06:45 PM #68
      Red centers look shweet! Keep it up!

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      09-27-2010 07:03 PM #69
      i can only hope mine looks half as good when i'm done
      replica wheels are for wankers

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