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Mrgarf
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1984 scirocco gl

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:44 am

I bought this lovely car off Matt on here in janurary , sorry I haven't posted anything up sooner
Here's the car on the day I got it
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As you can see the car was in good shape , Matt had done wonders getting it to this and I think if he didn't have to sell for the sd1 project he wouldn't of.
The best bit of the car for me is the interior ( thankyou Matt too for suppling me with a spare one)
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I was a very happy man driving it home and had a massive smile on my face
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:49 am

First problem for me with the car was my knees hit the steering wheel , I loved the scirocco steering wheel but I needed something well smaller , luckily I had a spare steering wheel kicking about .......

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I'm still not sure if this suits the car so there's a good chance I'll change it for a wooden one or one of these
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:55 am

great to see this story started properly on here - already one of my favourite projects based on shots elsewhere.


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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:56 am

For the next month drove and enjoyed the car , it performed well in rain , sun or snow
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Only really had one problem , one day the car wouldn't start so I called breakdown
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The battery some how had gone flat :( , anyway the recovery man power pack started the car and I was away again , I ended up chatting to the recovery guy for nearly a hour , it made his week coming to the car and he was saying he expected a rust bucket before he come !!!!!!!
I think the battery problem is down to the alarm so that will be sorted out


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Mrgarf
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:09 am

Next up it was mot time , so we had the car up on the ramps for a good old look
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All I had to do after checking the car was replace a number plate light and 2 exhaust rubbers :)
So now the car is motd till next April


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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:21 am

Next up was the fun part , when I first got the car I wasn't going to do anything anyway I kept looking at the car thinking I know what wheels I want but will they work ?????
I already had these borbets in my garage but decided they were too modern
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I also had recently bought these ones too I love these wheels but tbh they are just too small for the car ( impress how I got them in the boot!!!)
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Before I put the wheels on I needed to lower the car so ebays finest coilovers were needed ( £150 I picked these up for!!!!) anyway these were fitted
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The ride is hard but they will do until I can afford my preferred option !!
With the coilovers fitted time to pop the wheels one ....... We have a problem the backs fit fine but the fronts hit the spring :( , so for now the old wheels are popped back on
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:24 am

Next job was then a easy one I wanted to remove the fog lamps , 2 mins later it's done :)
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:28 am

I next managed to pick up some Ronal turbos to roll around on
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Looks quite good on them me thinks


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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:43 am

The Ronals only lasted on the car for a few days as I wanted my wheels of choice on !!!
I ordered spacers ready to fit them just one problem the car looked silly with the spacers and the wheels (15x8) so it was to be plan b!!!
Plan b was well take the helper springs out of the front coilovers as it was these fouling the wheel
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With this done they fit!! So at last the wheels can go on :)
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All I needed to do now was to get car sitting right
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For me the front sat too high and the backs needed spacing more so I lowered the front a little( still thinking it needs a touch more ) . First I spaced the rears 10mm then 15mm :)
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This is where the car is now , may lower front later today as I'm off to elsecar tomorrow just depends on the rain today lol , hope you like what I've done with the car so far


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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:47 am

GTXTRA wrote:great to see this story started properly on here - already one of my favourite projects based on shots elsewhere.
Sorry it took so long pleased you like the car


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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:08 pm

Excellent work and progress report. :yahoo:
I think wheels are a very personal thing but I think your choice is really good.
They set the car off very well.
Keep the updates going.
:bye:


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Mrgarf
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:08 pm

Cleaned ready for elsecar
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:37 pm

Not posted anything for a bit about the Rocco , I've generally been keeping the car clean . Had a little problem with the car the key snapped in drivers lock ( Matt promise to phone for your help sorry I've been rubbish :(. )
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Last weekend I got my bum in gear and did a couple of bits , while I was at inters there was a dent man , so I bit the bullet payed the money and let them work there magic
It had this and a few trolley dinks
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Ended up like this :)
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:44 pm

I also managed to change my steering wheel to a wooden one :ok:
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Do like it but feels weird to drive with after the little momo
Had to mend my glove box to , the screws come off one of the hinges ( hard ride chief suspect :crying: )
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All mended
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Re: 1984 scirocco gl ( the pink one)

Post by Mrgarf » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:51 pm

Forgot to show my new number plates got some short ones made up
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