I thought I’d create a new project thread, since the old one seems to have disappeared with the change over of Vortex’s severs and I plan on doing a bit of work to the car in the next week before going to inters. I bought the car back in Nov 08, after passing my Driving test. It’s a 2.0L 16v abf. I had a 1.4 mk3 golf while I was learning to drive, but as soon as I passed the test I wanted more power.
This is what the car looked like when I bought it.
The first thing I did was get an original spoiler, it was faded and gray when I got it, so I sprayed it satin black.
Next I had mk4 style headlights, clear indicators and fogs, m3 style rear lights and a 12” mutant sub and amp which I had removed from my first car before selling it. So I installed them along with a badgeless grill.
I then bought some badges, a chrome vw rear badge because the original one was missing. I also bought a GTI front badge for the grill. I later removed the GTI badge because I didn’t like it.
I got rid of the duck bill splitter and replaced it with a vr6 lip.
Next I ordered Weitec hicon gtx fully adjustable coilovers. While I was waiting for the coils to arrive, I installed bonnet lifters that I had lying around from my old car.
After a while of saving for new wheels, I got a set of 16” BBS Rs from Ebay.de. They are 8.5” up front and 9” on the rear.
I had to get them redrilled to 5x100 and custom hub-centric rings made up for them.
Progress on the car slowed rapidly after the new wheels as I lost my job and had to ration my funds just to keep the car. I did manage to make some small and cheap changes to the car in that time. Which included german font licence plates and some stickers.
While I was unemployed I spent some time helping my brother on his mk3 polo project, which was his replacement car while his corrado was getting a mk4 20v conversion.
The polo went from this
I recently got 20mm h&r spacers for the rear wheels of the golf.
Next I got some lamin-x and smoked the indicators and frenched the fogs. I didn't like the way the aftermarket indicators and original fogs fit together, so I bought a set of original indicators and tow blanks and smoked them they fitted much better.
Here are some of my favourite pics of the car through it's different stages