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    1. Member Schumo's Avatar
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      10-12-2016 11:34 PM #1
      After I got involved in an accident with my marsred MK2, I knew that I needed another MK2. Initially I wanted another Marsred, but there were no reasonable priced cars on the market. Ice Blue and Light Blue were sadly never an option on the European market, so the hunt continued. But I made a find.


      Built in 1984 as an alpine white 5-door in CL-trim, no extras beside the Alpha radio. A year later the back-then 19-year previous owner bought it as her first car, and kept it mostly on the Island Borkum.

      The interior is still pretty neat, the seats need some good cleaning because the slipcovers left some dirt on them. The fabric on the rear doorcards is sagging, but I thinks that's fixable.



      At first sight, nothing to critize in the trunk nor under the hood...besides the engine displacement.



      Frontend removed...


      ... the chassis legs looked pretty clean, on the red one, the reinforcement plates were already rusted...



      ... but if you want to find rust, you'll find rust. Passenger side looks the same. :/



      There's also some rust on the doors, trunk and windshield frame. I guess it won't be bored this winter.
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      10-16-2016 07:04 AM #2
      I continued to rip it apart. Especially the windscreen frame isn't as rusty as I expected it.



      A 'bit' dirt and sand I cleaned out the rear left wheel well




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      07-08-2017 10:44 AM #3
      Aaaaand it's finally on the way to the bodyshop!
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      07-08-2017 12:25 PM #4
      shame about the last red one!

      Looks like you've been busy with this one though, and it looks like a good one to build.

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      07-24-2017 11:11 AM #6
      Little update, car came saturday back from sandblasting.






      And I was searching for new doors online because mine are quite rusted, but I found a black headliner instead, and the seller had a Hella Front and some early flares, so I also bought them.
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      08-07-2017 12:47 PM #7
      Some progress on the rust removal










      And some Epoxy primer for one wheel well
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      Bracket for the Polo 6N2 shifter is also fabbed.

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      08-16-2017 04:45 PM #9
      Looking good. Cant wait to see the progress.

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      08-16-2017 09:03 PM #10
      It's looking good! best of luck with the rest of your project
      Would you be so kind to sharing your parts source(s) for us less fortunate here in the USA... please

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      10-22-2017 09:11 AM #11
      Thanks guys!

      @88jettaguy
      My main part sources are ebay.de and ebay-kleinanzeigen.de (something like german Craigslist), and nowadays most of my friends have a MK2 as a second car, so that's also a source. But good parts are quite hard to find nowadays, had to search a while for some decent fenders. And the "rare" stuff is usually pricey. I'd love to have another US spec front bumper since mine was destroyed when I crashed my Marsred MK2, but they're really hard to find over here. On Ebay Kleinanzeigen is a set for sale, but he wants ~$700.


      Small update.
      The bodywork takes still some time, the guys doing it were busy with other stuff. We decided that I'll go with a metal widebody all around, and like said, I had a hard time to find good fenders.

      But also some good news, I finally found an ABF (2.0 16V 150hp) donor car, a 1997 Seat Ibiza Cupra with 268k kms (166k miles) on the clock.




      Before my late shift today I started to label the wiring and tearing it apart.
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      10-22-2017 10:51 AM #12
      Lucky guy and nice work, it's a pretty awesome setup with that lift and the dolly that's you've got. There's also something really appealing about the gun metal grey epoxy base you've put down, it just cleans it up so nicely.

      thanks for the pics,

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      10-24-2017 02:00 PM #14
      @banjopete
      Sadly that's not my place, thats where the bodywork is done. Sadly I don't have space for a lift in my mancave.

      Engines out!
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      10-25-2017 05:18 AM #15
      As a man that have owned four (4) Alpine White mk2s I will tell you that this is pure porn!

      Great work!!! Love to see some more pictures

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      11-09-2017 04:14 AM #16
      Thanks man!

      I'm done parting the Ibiza.

      So I started with the loom yesterday. Removing a mile of electrical tape and tubes.


      AC and headlight loom removed


      The loom looked like this after I was done, but I think I'll also remove the fan loom.


      And besides that I'm busy with disambling and cleaning all the parts. For the latter I have a pretty nice machine at work.
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      01-07-2018 12:13 PM #17
      It's been a while since the last update, so it's time to keep you updated.


      I got rid of the Ibiza.


      Had some parts powder coated. Sadly I need to get another set rear calipers, as the ones I got with the Polo hub swap have the 34mm piston.






      02A Shifter with TT short shifter is ready for installation.


      I got a new pair control arms from Topran for only like $18 shipped, and the price is mirrored in the finish of them. But that doesn't matter as they'll be blasted, zinc- and powdercoated. I also have some Strongflex PU bushings waiting.


      The bodywork almost done. The golf should be ready for paint end of the month.




      I got some Wiseco pistons for the engine a few days ago, so the engine guys can finally finish it.
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      01-09-2018 07:29 AM #19
      The ABF! Great progress. Keep up the good work. Inspires me
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      02-17-2018 05:42 PM #20
      I visited her at the paintshop today and I finally have chosen the color, it'll be Ford Frozen white. Paint on the chassis should be done in about 2 weeks!


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      02-17-2018 08:36 PM #21
      Good stuff man. Hype to see this come together.
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      02-17-2018 10:27 PM #22
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      04-01-2018 01:26 PM #23
      Thanks guys!

      First the boring stuff, I got the ECU freshed up and equipped with some new software by "Conny", a well known guy in the E30 318is scene. The ABFs were throttled by VW cause they would've been too dangerous for the VR6.


      And she's painted now. My painter called me after he finished the interior in Frozen White, cause it had a really noticeable blue tint. So instead we went with RAL 9003 signal white. In two weeks, after the doors and stuff are also painted I'll get her back.




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    25. 04-02-2018 09:25 AM #24
      frame looks gorgeous. well done

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      04-02-2018 09:49 AM #25
      Agreed, that looks fantastic

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