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

    1. Member BIZnass's Avatar
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      09-11-2010 08:42 PM #51
      i think my head has damn near spun off....

    2. 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!!

    6. 09-26-2010 01:14 PM #56
      Those seats


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      09-26-2010 02:51 PM #57

    8. 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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      09-27-2010 03:39 AM #60

    10. 09-27-2010 06:02 AM #61
      OMG!!!...

      Fantastic!!!


    11. 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

    14. 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
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      Oh my...
      Quote Originally Posted by WackyWabbitRacer View Post
      You're new here but don't be a DORK.....
      Cheers, WWR.
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      Don't swap if you can't weld or fabricate. It's not a trivial task just to bolt everything up. There's a lot of nut-scratching involved. Take your time and do it right.

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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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      09-27-2010 10:24 PM #71
      Awesome car, my new motivation! Your my roll model now.

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      09-27-2010 10:48 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by malonion View Post
      Awesome car, my new motivation! Your my roll model now.
      location says it all...
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      09-28-2010 01:31 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      Only problem is that I do intend to drive it hard
      looks amazing and ^ thats exactly what i wanted to hear when i saw it, and the red centers look tits with the grill on the white

      edit: with that backspaceing is that the look you get or is there spacers?
      Last edited by early westy rabbit; 09-28-2010 at 01:35 AM.
      wku88omerta

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    23. 09-28-2010 02:04 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by early westy rabbit View Post
      looks amazing and ^ thats exactly what i wanted to hear when i saw it, and the red centers look tits with the grill on the white

      edit: with that backspaceing is that the look you get or is there spacers?
      Cheers

      Nope, no spacers, they're bolted straight on. I'm waiting on some camber plates for the rear axle, though, as this will tuck the rear wheels under properly. I mocked the rear setup together with washers and removed the springs to check the tyre clearance and it was all good, so you can fit 16x9s under the rear of a Mk1 with a some arch work and about -3deg of camber

      I wasn't so sure about the big wheels when they arrived, but I'm sold now

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      09-28-2010 04:22 PM #75
      how close are they to the rear springs?

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