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Re: 87 GTS

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:18 pm

Looking brilliant - a classic P-wheel/colour combo.


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Re: 87 GTS

Post by JDUB » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks GTXTRA
Drums fitted, Handbrake cables connected and adjusted. Got Pagid cables and although they were longer overall than the originals the travel and adjustment is the same so they fitted fine. Also they run a little nicer under the car and the part that inserts into the tube on the floorpan is metal instead of plastic like the originals, which had broken.

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Brakes bled and back on it's wheels

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Front brakes are next



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Re: 87 GTS

Post by JDUB » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:22 pm

Front brakes didn't look too good, but were within limits

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They got replaced anyway

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Plan to refurb the front running gear completely, like the back, but for now aim is to get car back on the road and mot'd. Just need to get exhaust sorted for that I think. May depart from stock for this as OEM parts just too expensive and don't fancy cheaper pattern parts. Wisdom on the forum seems to be Jetex are a good option, anybody recommend a decent downpipe to go with the Jetex half system ?

Also does anybody know where I could get OEM front struts from, just the bottom parts which hold the damper insert ?



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Re: 87 GTS

Post by ianaudia4 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:35 pm

The front struts are no longer available from the dealers! Crazy Quiff's have them advertised but showing as out of stock. You could fire off an email to VW heritage and ask them.


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Re: 87 GTS

Post by mark1gls » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:02 am

Try here as well but they are also showing not stock.
http://www.classic-vw.co.uk/mk1-golf-po ... 1046-p.asp

Made try and find a power coater near you and ask how much to shot blast and power coat yours?


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Re: 87 GTS

Post by JDUB » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:12 pm

Thanks, I'll fire off a couple of Emails, Could Media blast and finish mine myself but was thinking if I could get some others I could build them up with new shocks and springs then just swap them over, save some time.



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Re: 87 GTS

Post by JDUB » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:39 pm

Not located any front struts yet so getting on with service parts - and a bit of re finishing while I'm at it.
Timing belt due replacement, cover off

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and refurbed

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Any recommendations for timing belt kit ? GSF ok or Euro Car Parts ? or would it be worth going to VW ?

Radiator also needs replacing as it's got a small leak, while I'm there shroud needs refinishing

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Same question, Anyone used GSF or Euro Car Parts for a radiator, they both list them ?



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Re: 87 GTS

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:31 pm

I always use Conti belts, so whoever sells them cheapest! Get a new tenshioner as well, last time I bought a belt it was cheaper to buy separately instead of the kit from ECP. Search for a Nissins radiator, seen some on Ebay for about £30.


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Re: 87 GTS

Post by mark1gls » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:10 pm

Conti belts for me as well and the better quailty tensioner from euro car parts.
I've got a nissins radiator fitted to my Golf, they are thinner than the old one but seems to cool the car better but might be beacuse the old one was 20 odd years old, had it on the car 3 years with no problems, think it cost about £20 from ebay as no one else bid on it, it was even new! :-D Just keep an eye out as there is some bargins out there.


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Re: 87 GTS

Post by JDUB » Tue May 13, 2014 4:14 pm

Stripped the sound insulation off the inside of the bonnet cos it was all crumbling and falling off, the foam came off easily enough but it's left the glue behind.

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Have tried to remove it with White Spirit, Meths, and inhibited solvent but it wont shift. Does anybody know what will get it off ?



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Re: 87 GTS

Post by ianaudia4 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:03 pm

I used white spirit to remove the old glue on both my cars. The method I used was to brush the white spirit on and leave for a few minutes then scrape off with a plastic scraper, an old credit card will do the trick.
One tip, cover the engine bay with a sheet or suchlike as the old glue gets everywhere!


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Re: 87 GTS

Post by JDUB » Fri May 16, 2014 7:55 am

Thanks Ian - Couldn't shift it with White spirit but found some stuff in Halfords for removing "sticky stuff" that got it off. Used the credit card and an old sheet to cover the bay as you suggested. Messy job and glad to see the back of it. Looks much better now and wont shower the engine with filth every time I close the bonnet.
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Re: 87 GTS

Post by ianaudia4 » Fri May 16, 2014 7:26 pm

Looking good mate.
One thing, change the black header tank cap for an uprated blue one!


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Re: 87 GTS

Post by JDUB » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:25 pm

Finally got round to posting again - Hopefully going to get the GTS out and mot/tax it from April ready for the summer.
Was going to update my thread with some pictures but, all my pictures have gone ? and it seems photobucket doesn't work anymore ?
Any one know how to upload pictures to this forum now ?