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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by BlackGTX » Fri May 20, 2016 4:12 pm

If he makes a bang on template from some original fabrics there are probably a few people willing to order a leather trim



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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Tue May 31, 2016 6:21 pm

the guys are busy with templates will get 1 over there and the guys can see if the quality warrants going forward

so far engine picked up , brand new gearbox from the agents
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aftermarket ecu with harness and map sensor

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more to come , threw the tank away as it is full of who knows what , will order new tank with built in high pressure pump from agents tommorow



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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:59 pm

buzzed vw and the tank is not badly priced around 110 pounds , sender unit 16 pounds , so just ordered a new one , the fuel pump delivery pipe is still at the bottom and uses an external pump but no acc on the 2009 model , so will just put an external aeromotive in , i thought the pump was internal but was wrong , but not a train smash will still look neat



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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:23 pm

took some pics tonight , and i suppose this is not the way to try fit a 20 valve , bit of a hatchet job , but i suppose that is what the brother in law is for seeing as he is qualified in welding and such so i will keep him busy the weekend so i can get the engine bay sprayed out and get the mechanical stuff back.
just waiting for the rear axle beam and anti roll bars to come back from powdercoating , and a bucket full of brackets and bolts that are at the platers

drivers side mounting , not sure what they were trying to achieve , basically broke it off by hand , but have new one that will go back with poly bushes

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typical clutch cable issue , will cut out and fit the new system ( now that everything is out you can see the diffs )

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passenger side mounting was the best as i tried to figure where they put the nuts for the bolts

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and finally figured out how they got the nuts on , wee bit of repair work , no help in putting the plastic liner in and hoping it will go away

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but got it up on stands and is now bare as can be , so a lot of cleaning and paint black underneath

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goodies starting to stack up a bit , cant wait to get them back in

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well i suppose if i cant carry on tonight , might as well pour a cold brandy and light the fire ( braai as we call it )

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just some of the brother in laws handywork , had to do something with the a8 after hitting a cow

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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by Village Idiots » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:49 am

Not just me building a mid engined Beetle then!!
Mine is also roof chopped by 4 inches and has 6 inches cut out of the bodywork all round. Bodywork modding is a nightmare as everything is so curved!



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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:20 pm

that is what he also told me , but he is nuts anyway , gotta keep his hands busy

in his stable is an original small bumper golf gti with extended nose s3 audi all wheel drive / 2.8 32 valve audi motor twin turbo , now changing to s2 20 valve 5cyl setup
an old audi 100 late 70's ( not sure of the model over there ) twin round headlights similar to mk1 scirocco , audi 2.7 biturbo motor with single gt35 conversion
an old chev chevair around 74 model that we dropped a 1uz 4l v8 toy motor in and chucked a gt35 at it.

as said he does not have idle hands , maybe pissed off wife ( im not sure )



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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:52 pm

picked up tank / new steering system complete / gearbox mounting / few small goodies from the agents , big shout out to mike ferreira at our dealership , man this guy pulls part no's out of his head and has been a massive help with the rocco.

even my daughters b7 audi that did not come out with the cover over the battery like the b6 model , he did a check and the b6 scuttle cover / battery cover actually fits the b7 , cleans the engine bay up nicely and no more leaves stuck around the battery looking like crap , and cost peanuts covers and bonnet seal - less than 35 quid



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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by james butler » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:59 pm

thats impressive mark and really nice to see the work thats gone into these projects.
i look forward to seeing the finished article


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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:53 pm

thx james

did reply on pm , bit pissed off with dhl , but what do you do
you must see the drama trying to get the stuff at my sisters place crated and get sent here , had less drama from ghana to here .

but had enough of crawling on the floor and asked my guys at the factory to quickly whip up a turntable effort , 1 hour later and i had this

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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:18 pm

ok so had a day off , sent the wife and daughter horse riding , so could get a bit done , 1 off my guys that work for me ( shadreck - good ole zimbabwean ) stays with me , and he pushes me harder to get the rocco done than my wife , this guy has no limits , just jumps in and keeps asking whats next , has no flippin limits , eventually have to give him some dough and tell him to bugger off and go have a couple of beers and some munchies out , and the next 4 days are site meetings / project meetings , plant inspections and seeing new cussies so wont even be near the factory till friday

but anyway got a few things done and started to repair some of the bodge jobs on the car ,
straightened the hack in the side chassis rail

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2 rust issues which are not serious , considering 34 years old

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my main man shadreck getting into cleaning , the underside of the car looks flippin good , but now i am tempted to stone chip and spray body colour underneath but getting a bit of flack as the wife says i am pushing it to far , but damn it would look good champagne gold underneath ( concourse model ) , did my moms cortina p sign years back the same in antique white and what a beauty , pity as i got done she passed away. bummer

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rear axle came back from powder coaters , they even got the arb to match the weichers kit that i imported

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now the wife is getting the hell in as some parts have migrated onto the back of the house , running out of space in the garage

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but i suppose its because she wants the home gym re powdercoated and it is sitting in the front of the house

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but i suppose if she tried this , can understand why the bad mood is there , caught her ear on a screw on her cupboard door , 12 stitches later , dont know if she is blond or redhead at the mo ( and i am glad she does not have my password to the scirocco forum , if she saw my spend detail she will kill me )
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even had to retap the sump plug as it was stripped , so went from m14 to m16 to sort out

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but big shout out to the following ,
stephen clarke for a load of parts
christopher ruby for plenty even offering to go to sis and sort parts out
james butler for the support
gee beats for parts
sean / mark / chris for taking the clutch jobbies and giving feed back
joost for the parts , many thx , just cant wait for the guides ( got 2 mk2 this side to sort out )
guys at vw heritage , man 6 day turnaround and parts at my door
any many more on the forum , getting old so might forget

still waiting to get my register letter that sis is forwarding , cant wait , the sticker will be proudly displayed in the window.

but as said before , please guys check out the parts list and prices , maybe i will be able to send stuff back at good price ,
did manage to get new tank from agents but slightly bigger than the rocco's tank but did get to fit , slight mod.



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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:54 pm

but what i am looking for is a momo steering wheel , light coloured wooden job , had on my mk1 and would really top it off .

seeing as i am over already 8000 pounds on this build



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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:47 am

really crappy day , started out fighting with civil engineers on site that cannot read drawings and castings in the completely wrong place and need to be redone , project timeline stuffed up 3 weeks , luckily they work for the client and not me otherwise they would have been looking for jobs today , then my 220 ton mobile crane stuck on their weighbridge and now the exit from the premises is blocked until i can move the stupid thing , so we are giving each other the evil eye , got home early to decompress and the wife tells me she accidently paid a supplier 210 thousand rand instead of 2100 rand , so me thinks disappear to the garage for some rocco therapy before i go tilt. grrrrrr

but got a few things done before quietly re-entering the house

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spacers for the larger fueltank
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test fitted the branch
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got the springs for bonnet latches and wiper mechanism back from platers
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deleted the cam sensor and fitted 276 camshaft
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just waiting for the epytech mounting so i can see how much i must mill off the side cover
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started to assemble the motor ( still a few bolts to come from platers )
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but at least it helped cool things down , including a cold one
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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by Mr Funk » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:22 pm

Looking good fella


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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by mark watson » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:43 pm

thx mr funk , some good therapy

got some more pics today , as got home early due to cancelled meetings , i am not complaining

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Re: 1982 mk2 build

Post by Mr Funk » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:37 am

Need to do similar to mine but finding a decent powder coater who isn't a complete climp is difficult.

Lookign forward to play with one of those brake bars.


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