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

    1. 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

    2. 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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    6. 01-07-2011 01:53 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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    7. 01-07-2011 10:50 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 11:18 AM #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 01:06 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by H8SV8S View Post
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    10. 01-07-2011 05:44 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 05:53 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

      take care,
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      01-07-2011 06:18 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 06:19 PM #113
      I just looked through here again and realized that there aren't any engine bay pics.


    14. 01-07-2011 07:25 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

    15. 01-08-2011 04:54 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 10:50 PM #116
      you got any updates, also you got any engine/bay pictures


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    17. 03-14-2011 06:59 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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    18. 03-14-2011 08:05 AM #118
      dang.

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      03-14-2011 08:07 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 08:49 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 09:06 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 11:55 AM #122
      Gimmmee!!

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      03-14-2011 12:12 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.

    24. 03-14-2011 12:52 PM #124
      rad. love polo dashes.

    25. 03-14-2011 05:44 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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