When I saw carbon in the title I was thinking Turbo Diesel...I guess it's still cool.
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
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
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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
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