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

    1. 01-07-2011 02:53 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by Elvir2 View Post
      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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    2. 01-07-2011 11:50 AM #107
      How's it going, mate? Hadn't seen the new car; looks great!! Love the bumpers & front lip.

      Now, the seatbelt mounting points... Any way to move those up higher?
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      01-07-2011 12:18 PM #108
      I didn't see it listed anywhere, so I am wondering what dash you are using?

      Your attention to detail is great. The car looks amazing, and it is my favorite color. You said you were going to drive it hard. While picture perfect cars are nice, I can't wait to see the first shots of it covered in road and track grime.
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      01-07-2011 02:06 PM #109
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    5. 01-07-2011 06:44 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by tosoutherncars View Post
      How's it going, mate? Hadn't seen the new car; looks great!! Love the bumpers & front lip.

      Now, the seatbelt mounting points... Any way to move those up higher?
      I do need to weld some harness bars into the cage, but I'll do this before I take it be engineered/insured

      Your car is making is making some nice progress too

      Quote Originally Posted by uncle_scott View Post
      I didn't see it listed anywhere, so I am wondering what dash you are using?

      Your attention to detail is great. The car looks amazing, and it is my favorite color. You said you were going to drive it hard. While picture perfect cars are nice, I can't wait to see the first shots of it covered in road and track grime.
      Don't worry, it'll get raised up and driven properly - the best part

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      01-07-2011 06:53 PM #111
      you have seriously built a beautiful car.... i'm a huge carbon fan and love how you have incorporated it into this build. every update gets better and better..... thank you good sir

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      01-07-2011 07:18 PM #112
      wow i dont know how i missed this build till now but its amazing.

      you should move the harnesses up to a more correct level, heaven forbid they ever need to serve the main purpose. keep up the great work!

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      01-07-2011 07:19 PM #113
      I just looked through here again and realized that there aren't any engine bay pics.

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    9. 01-07-2011 08:25 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by sump scraper View Post
      Did k-tec do all your carbon work?
      K-tech did all the curved and molded stuff. I did most of the flat panels myself - I did try with the larger curved things, but I could never get the weave flowing neatly in one direction once I built up some layers.

      Quote Originally Posted by GTrabbIt View Post
      I just looked through here again and realized that there aren't any engine bay pics.

      I've been holding off on engine bay pics as I'm still waiting for the remaining carbon stuff for the engine (K-Tech is incredibly slow to deal with - as in 6-12 months wait for custom stuff!!). When I'm 100% happy, I'll post some pics

    10. 01-08-2011 05:54 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by uncle_scott View Post
      I didn't see it listed anywhere, so I am wondering what dash you are using?

      Your attention to detail is great. The car looks amazing, and it is my favorite color. You said you were going to drive it hard. While picture perfect cars are nice, I can't wait to see the first shots of it covered in road and track grime.
      The dash is from an Ibiza Mk2/Polo Mk4. They're a great fit in a Mk1 and don't look too modern

      It'll get dirty... but be cleaned thoroughly afterwards

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      01-13-2011 11:50 PM #116
      you got any updates, also you got any engine/bay pictures


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    12. 03-14-2011 07:59 AM #117
      So it's been a while, but I'm pretty much there. There's a few niggling problems to sort out as well as plenty of detailing here & there, but I'll work through the list slowly... It's officially on the roads, though

      ...And I know it could be lower, but it does get used properly, so I'm keeping a sensible ride height to maintain some wheel travel



















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    13. 03-14-2011 09:05 AM #118
      dang.

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      03-14-2011 09:07 AM #119
      Oooo, I do love the CF sill plates. I sure wish I could get a set here.

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      03-14-2011 09:49 AM #120
      love the car.. but wish you got better offsets/widths to fit the car better.. wouldn't look so silly... otherwise i loooove this car. keep it up

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      03-14-2011 10:06 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      love the car.. but wish you got better offsets/widths to fit the car better.. wouldn't look so silly... otherwise i loooove this car. keep it up
      Beat me to it! the wheels look a bit off in the fitment department! otherwise it looks amazing!
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      03-14-2011 12:55 PM #122
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      03-14-2011 01:12 PM #123
      pretty awesome rabbit, this is what defines SUPER CLEAN. the GTi grill with the red lip makes that white pop like a firework too. you gotta post a video of this thing running man.

    19. 03-14-2011 01:52 PM #124
      rad. love polo dashes.

    20. 03-14-2011 06:44 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by stewardc View Post
      Oooo, I do love the CF sill plates. I sure wish I could get a set here.
      I had to import them to Aus (along with pretty much every part on the car) so I'm sure you can import stuff to the States

      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      love the car.. but wish you got better offsets/widths to fit the car better.. wouldn't look so silly... otherwise i loooove this car. keep it up
      Quote Originally Posted by -teknien- View Post
      Beat me to it! the wheels look a bit off in the fitment department! otherwise it looks amazing!
      Honestly, I actually agree with you, so appreciate the constructive criticism I'm not sold on the stance either... it looked a lot better sitting far lower, but that's not really my bag - I actually want to drive the car so it's far nicer not sitting on the bump stops... plus I spent mega bucks on suspension so it's nice to get some good ride quality.

      I ran 15x8s on my last rabbit and that was a good mix between show and race - might have gone too show with the wheels this time around, but that can change soon


      Quote Originally Posted by jjvblack View Post
      pretty awesome rabbit, this is what defines SUPER CLEAN. the GTi grill with the red lip makes that white pop like a firework too. you gotta post a video of this thing running man.
      Vid will be up fairly soon - need to get a new GoPro HD first

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      03-14-2011 06:51 PM #126
      white golfs are the best
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      03-14-2011 06:55 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
      I had to import them to Aus (along with pretty much every part on the car) so I'm sure you can import stuff to the States
      where you got them from in the first place?


      it looked a lot better sitting far lower
      every car does..
      I actually want to drive the car so it's far nicer not sitting on the bump stops... plus I spent mega bucks on suspension so it's nice to get some good ride quality.
      finally someone who understands the whole point of an expensive suspension, i applaude you
      thats why i run 16s, so that the car does not look so awfully high,wich it actually is.

      I ran 15x8s on my last rabbit and that was a good mix between show and race - might have gone too show with the wheels this time around, but that can change soon
      everything changes some day anyway

      Vid will be up fairly soon - need to get a new GoPro HD first

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      03-14-2011 07:12 PM #128
      Very nice. Now just waiting patiently for some vids.

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      03-14-2011 08:15 PM #129
      Perfect

    25. 03-15-2011 03:05 AM #130
      I still have a lot of tidying up to do - need to finish the carbon panels in the rear and plenty of tidying up of leads and wiring around the engine. I'll get a bit more done this weekend and post up some better pics

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      03-17-2011 02:57 AM #131
      I need to keep better track of this thread. Another awesome build, sir!
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      03-17-2011 03:15 AM #132
      Holy crap! Your car is amazing!!

    28. 03-17-2011 06:44 AM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by otti View Post
      where you got them from in the first place?
      Most of the carbon is custom made by K-Tech in Hagen I did the flat panels myself, but anything else is K-Tech.

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      03-17-2011 12:03 PM #134
      that is one impressive list you got there, i do need a video off the 9000 rpm!!!
      i bet that thing scares every passenger

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      03-17-2011 01:39 PM #135
      are they compbrake offset strut mounts? look just like mine

    31. 03-17-2011 05:45 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by chrisbmx68 View Post
      are they compbrake offset strut mounts? look just like mine
      They're probably much the same thing. These have slightly fewer tapped holes (less adjustment) but look similar otherwise

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      03-17-2011 10:59 PM #137
      Personally I love the car just the way it is. Wheels/tires are great. The best part about this car is that its original ~ I haven't seen anything else like it.

      I feel that the people who would have you change it, are working off a 'I like these cars' mentality. No offense, but this is truly a unique car in a sea of 'trendy' ones. The criticism given seems to be trying to pull you into trendy. Its like the mentality against your rims is: " Don't use 16s, haven't you seen that 'boob-vs-tires' picture? ~ You don't want a chick with big boobs do ya?"

      Frankly, this is one of those cars that steals the show sitting right beside the 'been-there-done-that' crowd. Very well done.
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      04-16-2011 03:41 PM #138
      what about that 9000rpm video

    34. 04-20-2011 05:50 AM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by otti View Post
      what about that 9000rpm video
      No joy at the moment - car is currently off the road with injector problems

      I'm hoping to get it sorted over the Easter break

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      04-20-2011 02:04 PM #140
      Absolutely stunning build... I love it!

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