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 Post subject: What have I done
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:33 pm 
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So this happened over the weekend. Picked up this project, it's a 1994 gti, it has obviously been in a small front end accident (hence the crappy bonnet and cino bumper.
It's got a blown head gasket and the previous owner took the head off a while a go but that's as far as he got. Came with a fair few bits and pieces so I should be able to get it going without too much effort.
Once I get the thing going I'll be looking at doing some body work and brining it back to life.


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:52 pm 
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Ketut,
to answer your question...I think you have bought a 1994 GTi which has been in a small frontal impact. the previous owner apparently undertook some cheap repairs which were beyond them resulting in your purchase at what I hope was a heavily discounted price.
then you came on Redline to let us know.
I'm reading between the lines here but I think that's what you have done.

How did I Go?

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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:03 am 
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Nailed it mate. And yes got it at a really good price.
Now I need to find time to start working on it.


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:30 am 
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Looks like it's seen a hailstorm too?
Welcome to redline and good luck with the fixerupper :D


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:20 pm 
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A few small dents at the front of the roof but no hail dents. Thanks for the welcome.
I hooked up a battery to it today and all the electrics work..always a good sign.
I'll hopefully be picking up a rear bumper and new bonnet over the weekend to replace the scrappy broken/rusty bits.
Then the hunt continues for a front bar with fog lights.


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:58 pm 
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Today I changed the front bonnet and replaced the lower half of the rear bumper. Now all I need body wise is a gti front bar and fog lights.
As you can see I was mucking around with some spray paint..Kinda close if you really squint and it's dark.

I started pulling apart one of the spare motors to get the head pressure tested..try and get this thing going.
I also hooked u a battery today and the good news is all the electrics seem to work except the Windows (I need to get switches) and the drivers side mirror which I'm going to investigate next weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:47 pm 
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This afternoon I decided to prepare to replace the slam panel and took the bumper and guards off.
Hopefully picking up the new panel on Monday and possibly front bumper too.


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:35 pm 
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Looking good. Soon you will have a good little package.

What are the wheels? Look like compe8's or similar old skool rims. If so these are a good lightweight rim.

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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:45 pm 
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I'm not sure what the wheels are. From what I can gather they were originally red and painted gold with spray paint.
Been trying to work out if I want to sand blast them and paint them gold again or paint them blck.


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:57 am 
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Sprint Hart Competition. Nice.

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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:31 pm 
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They sound like they must be half decent. I'm not a fan of the gold though. Just not 100% sure what colour to do them


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:50 pm 
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ketut wrote:
They sound like they must be half decent. I'm not a fan of the gold though. Just not 100% sure what colour to do them
They are decent! :D

How about back to the original white and complete the look with the JDM stickers? Would look good on your car. The decals were easily available on eBay last time I looked.
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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:11 pm 
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Yeah I was thinking that but I do like the look of black. (I have started another thread for wheel input). But I think I am leaning towards the original white


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:24 am 
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Original white FTW

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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:11 pm 
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Wow! They look so hot in white!

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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:12 pm 
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I'm thinking black, really dark silver or sell them lol.


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:32 pm 
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That don't look right


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:38 pm 
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someone took a dislike to the hub and tried to kill it 'hammertime'. I guess the wheel doesn't have hub rings. might be worth replacing the hub and bearings for good measure.

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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:12 pm 
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That's the plan. Yea it looks like someone went to town on it. Hopefully pick up some parts tomorrow for it


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 Post subject: Re: What have I done
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:14 pm 
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So the fun begins tomorrow with the slam panel replacement


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