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    Thread: My '81 euro-spec MK1 GTi build

    1. Member RedYellowWhite's Avatar
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      01-29-2011 09:50 AM #1
      Hi MK1 forum
      My name is Nick and I'm from Cyprus (that's a country in Europe for whoever is wondering ) and here I'll try to document my first MK1 build.

      I'm coming from the Corrado forums/world so MK1's are new to me but getting one has been a dream come true. Here's my Corrado (It's been a 7 year project and now its 90% finished):








      And here's the MK1:



      It's a one owner, '81 RHD 2dr Mars Red 1.6 8v GTi (engine code EG), no sunroof model.
      This is going to be a slow build but I'll try to update here as much as I can
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      01-29-2011 09:59 AM #2
      Nice Corrado!

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      01-29-2011 10:12 AM #3
      Nice rado and nice mk1 !! Dude where the hell is Cyprus ? Eastern Europe ?

      nevermind ! I found where it is btw Nice Beaches and history !!!
      Last edited by boxylooks27; 01-29-2011 at 10:16 AM.

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      01-29-2011 10:38 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Infamous1.8TWB View Post
      Nice Corrado!
      Thanks , I'm hoping the MK1 will also look nice when I finish it


      Quote Originally Posted by boxylooks27 View Post
      Nice rado and nice mk1 !! Dude where the hell is Cyprus ? Eastern Europe ?

      nevermind ! I found where it is btw Nice Beaches and history !!!
      ^^Definately, lol


      Here's a few more of the sh!tbox





      I'll try to "rescue" that rare Zender spoiler






      P-slots










      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      01-29-2011 11:04 AM #5

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      01-29-2011 11:41 AM #6
      NICE congratz on the find

      are you going to keep pirelli flying p's?

    7. 01-29-2011 12:24 PM #7
      ohhh nice starting point for a project car!

    8. 01-29-2011 12:27 PM #8
      Geia sou Niko...wraio to Corrado sou...

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      01-29-2011 04:37 PM #9
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      Quote Originally Posted by VooDooFury View Post
      NICE congratz on the find

      are you going to keep pirelli flying p's?
      Thanks
      The P-slots are in very good condition but actually I already have some other wheels for it, hope you like them






      Quote Originally Posted by ddg60 View Post
      ohhh nice starting point for a project car!
      Cheers man, coming from you def means a lot
      I've been silently folowing your build and all I have to say is that your MK1 is if not the best, atleast one of the best I've ever seen But it's probably the best, lol
      PVW feaure coming soon? lol


      Quote Originally Posted by aakk78 View Post
      Geia sou Niko...wraio to Corrado sou...
      Greek? Apo pou?
      Euxaristo btw
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      02-01-2011 02:42 PM #10
      Engine finally pulled:



      ^^This is getting a good cleaning/painting and a quick service and its going back in...


      ...but not until I clean, prep and paint the bay

      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
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    11. 02-01-2011 04:04 PM #11
      thanks bro! keep up the good work

      Danny

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      02-03-2011 06:51 AM #12
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      02-03-2011 09:37 AM #13
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      02-03-2011 11:01 AM #14
      ^^Thanks for all the comments guys

      Updates hopefully on Saturday so...
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
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      02-03-2011 11:05 AM #15
      Looks like you have a good project going...Good luck with it
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      02-03-2011 11:11 AM #16
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      02-05-2011 08:06 AM #17
      Pressure washed and cleaned the bay a bit today.

      Decided that I'm definately shaving the washer fluid res & bracket since its useless here anyway but still not sure if I want to delete or keep the battery tray I really like the rear battery relocation... Probably going for painting the bay next week and I really need to make up my mind on this



      My plan is to keep the bay (and the whole project as a matter of fact) close to oem so raintray stays
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
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    18. 02-05-2011 08:08 AM #18
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      02-05-2011 08:16 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by geneworld View Post
      Looks like you have a good project going...Good luck with it
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      In





      ^^ Thanks both
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      02-05-2011 10:48 AM #20
      That corrado is boss. Any plans on a motor swap? Or is this a resto build?

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      02-05-2011 11:05 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      That corrado is boss...
      Thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      ...Any plans on a motor swap? Or is this a resto build?
      You mean for the MK1? If so, then no - well atleast not now
      ...I do have a 16V (KR) engine sitting around but I wanna keep the 8v for a while and see how it goes


      Few parts painted:
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
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      02-11-2011 04:00 PM #22
      So... going to send those Zenders to me?

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      02-12-2011 09:23 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by TheBurninator View Post
      So... going to send those Zenders to me?
      Sure thing


      Interior gutted. Inspected for rust, results are good, no rust at all







      Time to clean the floor, put a new sound deadening kit, maybe a new carpet set too...we shall see.


      This car was swapped to an MK2 dash, but job was done correct and the fit is actually nice but the top part of the dash itself is cracked and because I couldn't locate an MK1 dash locally I'm gonna keep it with the MK2 dash just gonna find a better condition one. I'm going to need a new headliner too, going for a black one.

      Dash pulled:






      Dear God, what I have got myself into
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
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      02-14-2011 12:13 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      Dear God, what I have got myself into
      Something MUCH easier than a Corrado to deal with

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      02-14-2011 12:36 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by TheBurninator View Post
      Something MUCH easier than a Corrado to deal with
      Really? You think?
      IDK but my Corrado definately didn't require so much work at once, lol


      Kyle, I may have pics of the painted bay this weekend
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