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

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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.
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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?
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    4. 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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      09-28-2010 04:40 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      The wheels are 16x8" ET22 front, 16x9" ET15 rear

      Those are the measurements I took under my caddy and would eventually like to run (well, except for the 16 part ). Glad to see that they look perfect!!!
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    7. 09-30-2010 05:00 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by ArpyArpad View Post
      how close are they to the rear springs?
      There's plenty of clearance - nearly an inch, with KW Rennsport coilovers

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      09-30-2010 10:20 PM #78
      i cant help but giggle while looking thru thread
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    9. 10-14-2010 05:28 PM #79
      Some further works underway, a long way away in Germany! I've just received some updated pics and thought I'd share... getting very strapped for time now

      My engine parts have finally been released by customs after 6 weeks (asssssholes), so I'll finish assembling the engine next week and get some pics of that.

      For now, though, here is some more carbon I'm not sure sure I'll use all the parts on this particular car, but some were thrown in as part of a package works price, so I wasn't exactly going to say no.

      There's still one more final touch to be done, but I'll leave this until it's bolted to the engine
















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      10-14-2010 05:34 PM #80
      That's a lot of carbon fiber!
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      10-14-2010 06:03 PM #81
      I guess you are a fan of carbon fiber. Car is coming along nicely.

    12. 10-14-2010 06:45 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by avw4me View Post
      I guess you are a fan of carbon fiber. Car is coming along nicely.

      You could say that

      The last car I built was all chrome stuff, so I wanted to go the complete opposite this time:


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      10-14-2010 06:50 PM #83
      wow wow wow

      I am not a fan of carbon fiber, but I think it's going to work out good for you.
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      10-14-2010 11:38 PM #85
      I was looking for this thread a few days ago to show someone and couldn't find it.

      I'm in lLOVE with your car!!!!!

      take care,
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    15. 10-15-2010 01:24 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Nashty Rabbit View Post
      I was looking for this thread a few days ago to show someone and couldn't find it.

      I'm in lLOVE with your car!!!!!

      take care,
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      And to you, I say exactly the same thing

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      10-15-2010 03:21 PM #87
      Those CF pieces are awesome - way to give an old classic some modern feel - esp since it's not just a straight resto job.
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      10-15-2010 03:37 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by frechem View Post
      I dig the red centers.
      I like the red also. I just don't like how they poke out. Otherwise looks awesome.

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      10-15-2010 03:47 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      There's still one more final touch to be done, but I'll leave this until it's bolted to the engine
      CF turbine?
      though the CF is over the top, it flows really well (i'm a fan)
      red centers are nice, but loud to me. still gonna look dope as hell rolling!

      props to very inspirational work and really making this thing your own.
      the old chromy joint was/is equally as sick

    19. 10-15-2010 05:02 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI MK1 View Post
      I like the red also. I just don't like how they poke out. Otherwise looks awesome.
      TBH, I kinda agree - a little less poke at the back would be nice, but I'll see how it looks when I put the camber plates in this weekend. I do actually have some other outers to pull the width back to 8.5", so I might end up splitting the wheels and putting these back on. For now, I'm soon to move interstate, so I'm just busting my ass trying to get it finished so that I don't have to trailer it around

      Appreciate all the comments. Always helps with motivation

    20. 10-16-2010 08:08 PM #91
      Looks mint.....

    21. 10-17-2010 09:02 AM #92
      looking beutifull

    22. 10-27-2010 03:22 AM #93
      Spent most of the day doing wheel alignments today. I've set up the rear camber and toe to neatly tuck the 16x9s under - which meant removing and reinstalling the rear hubs countless times along with the springs for clearance checks etc. The stance is WAY better now with the excessive poke at the rear gone.

      I have a neat pendulum style wheel alignment gauge, which is a big help when doing this and saves a few hundred bucks hiring a laser aligner for the day.

      There's now 15mm spacers behind the front wheels aswell, pegging back the ET to a pretty serious +8. This was the only way to clear the brake kit, though... does look better too, having said that.

      Front camber is at -3.5deg, around 1mm toe in and rear is at -3deg, around 2mm toe in. I have a full specs written down in my log book, so will post these up with the spec sheet later on.

      A few pics in the sun too














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      11-07-2010 06:13 PM #94
      Stunning!

      Definitely a beautiful ride, congrats on nearly finishing your dream ride

    24. 01-06-2011 04:30 PM #95
      Well, it's been a hectic few days, but one of them involved driving the car

      To cut a very long story short, I noticed the breather filling up during the drive and there was a slight miss under load, so I was getting concerned already. Sure enough, after I limped the car back home, it was a head gasket How or why I'm yet to find out, but it'll have to wait another month as I'm back working interstate so can't get anywhere near the car

      Anyway, enough bad news! Here are some extra progress pics - still have to fit the remaining carbon trim, side stripes, badges etc, but this is how it looked before I slipped out the drive for the maiden voyage
















    25. 01-06-2011 05:05 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      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.

      Awesome car.
      Would you happen to have a link to the thread about all those different shifter pieces.
      I would love to get a hold of the VWMS one on the bottom left of the picture for my VWMS shifter.
      thanks

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      01-06-2011 05:12 PM #97
      i applaude you

      that thing is prettydo you run without the centercaps?

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      01-06-2011 05:24 PM #98
      Amazing work dude
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      01-06-2011 05:29 PM #99
      im in love hands down.

    29. 01-06-2011 05:40 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by otti View Post
      i applaude you

      that thing is prettydo you run without the centercaps?
      I've machined up some flat caps for it, but I'm not totally sold on the look... they almost make the wheels look too clean - I kinda like the rough, mechanical look of running no caps. I may change my mind, though

      Quote Originally Posted by R411YE DUDE View Post
      Awesome car.
      Would you happen to have a link to the thread about all those different shifter pieces.
      I would love to get a hold of the VWMS one on the bottom left of the picture for my VWMS shifter.
      thanks
      I do have all the shifter parts info somewhere - will dig it up later on today (it's the morning in Aus right now!)

    30. 01-06-2011 05:55 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      I do have all the shifter parts info somewhere - will dig it up later on today (it's the morning in Aus right now!)

      You're in luck: found it already:

      http://www.clubgti.co.uk/forum/showp...&postcount=503

    31. 01-06-2011 06:05 PM #102
      Great thanks!!!

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      01-06-2011 06:15 PM #103
      Did k-tec do all your carbon work?
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      01-06-2011 07:14 PM #105
      love your car mate, granted i have an a4 jetta, but its getting near completion and it is going to look very much like yours, white, caged, completely gutted. simplicity at its best..kudos. i'm subscribed.



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