Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

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Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

Post by Ebies » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:27 am

So I have a habit of changing cars quite often. Bottom line reason usually comes down to money, but occasionally it's because a car is just boring to drive.

I wasn't looking for another car when I stumbled across this on FB (just found out it was advertised here as well)
Pretty much instantly fell in love with it.
Took a bit convincing my better half to drive me the 3 hrs to see it but after promising it would be my last car for a long time, she agreed.
So here she is in all her glory;
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What drew me to the car was had all the mods down I wanted to do to my previous MK2 which I had to sell against my will. (Lack of space and funds to fix broken car)

She has a Webber carb which is far better than the peirsburg one. Shes got plastic BMW filler neck which saves swapping one in and is lowered on all four corners. And for the first time ever I've bought a car with a large amount of service history.

How every being a 30 year old car there are some faults.

The interior would be awesome if the drivers seat wasn't so destroyed.

It's a blue leather interior from a storm (or so I've been informed) and there was only 300 made (apprently)
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The drivers seat has had it. It's far worse in person and I've spoken to a few places and they've said it's beyond repair. Which is a damn shame cus the rest of the interior is in pretty good condition and with little love and attention will look fantastic.

So I'm thinking about fitting some blue leather Audi TT seats, has I've seen some suggestions they fit. If anyone could confirm or deny this I'd be very appreciative.
And then using the do it at home kits redye the complete lot so they all match in colour (will still be blue)

Other bad parts are rust, it's 30 years old and I'm serious surprised by the lack of rust.
There is just one hole on the drivers side rear inner arch. And some light surface rust on a few panels (which I've looked at and are still solid) That's it (so far)

Now for the fun parts, moddifing plans

First mod is gunna be fitting a mk1 grill,
This MK1 grill to be precise, I bought it for my previous scirocco but never got to fit it.
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Next is going to be wheels and I'm thinking banded steels would look right, possibly colour matched to the car

And then shes gunna get air ride. I've always wanted air ride. I love low cars but a car needs to be practical at the end of the day, that's why mine isn't slammed to the floor atm. But I plan to change that when she's on air.

That's what I want to get done before Xmas 2018.

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Re: Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

Post by scrappy1382 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:13 pm

hi and welcome to the group. the interior is indeed from a storm, the cosmos blue storms infact and yes only 300 in blue were produced in that colour. many forum members have put corrado seats in these cars, should be a thread somewhere in the projects section. looks like a good starting point for your plans with it, and enjoy the group.


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Re: Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

Post by mark1gls » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:39 pm

Welcome Ebies, a good trimmers should be able to retrim the drivers seat in leather and dye it blue to match, the leather sections just slide off the seats once a few clips are undone, VW did not use special leather... Seat foams are available new.
Your passengers seat could do with a good feed with leather cream as it's also starting to crack, it's the sun which drys the leather out.

I did see this car for sale on here.

Sounds like you have plenty of plans for the car and will be busy.

Keep the updates coming. :-D


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Re: Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

Post by BlackGTX » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:51 pm

Welcome along, check out my gtx for some banded steels,

Looks like the drivers seat was a victim of fear farts, was a full blue interior on ebay recently



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Post by Ebies » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:24 pm

BlackGTX wrote:Welcome along, check out my gtx for some banded steels,

Looks like the drivers seat was a victim of fear farts, was a full blue interior on ebay recently
I will check yours out :) I saw that interior and what it went for. I don't really want a whole interior, best case id find nice storm blue driver seat but realistically I'm better of getting two new front seats as the rest of the car is fine.
How wide are your wheels and what size tyre have you got?:)

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Post by mark1gls » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:52 pm

You will be better off finding a good passengers seat and swapping it over to the drivers side.


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Re: Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

Post by BlackGTX » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:19 pm

8j on the front 9j on the rear 185/50/15 195/50/15. Can use a 45 profile also for more effect

Can buy them here
http://www.bulletwheels.co.uk/default.asp

Eventually ill get a new set



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Post by Ebies » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:26 pm

BlackGTX wrote:8j on the front 9j on the rear 185/50/15 195/50/15. Can use a 45 profile also for more effect

Can buy them here
http://www.bulletwheels.co.uk/default.asp

Eventually ill get a new set
Cheers :)

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Re: Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

Post by eefy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:19 pm

Welcome to the Forum, looks like you have some good plans for this :)


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Post by Ebies » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:35 pm

eefy wrote:Welcome to the Forum, looks like you have some good plans for this :)
Cheers, I've been building this car in my head for the last 2 years. I've got plenty of plans, only thing slowing me down is funds :)

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Post by Ebies » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:38 pm

mark1gls wrote:Welcome Ebies, a good trimmers should be able to retrim the drivers seat in leather and dye it blue to match, the leather sections just slide off the seats once a few clips are undone, VW did not use special leather... Seat foams are available new.
Your passengers seat could do with a good feed with leather cream as it's also starting to crack, it's the sun which drys the leather out.

I did see this car for sale on here.

Sounds like you have plenty of plans for the car and will be busy.

Keep the updates coming. :-D
Cheer, I've messaged a few trimmers and said it's too far gone/not worth the Money to do it.

Yeah planning of keeping updating this when work gets done, if for no other reason than to look back and see what I've done

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Post by mark1gls » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:03 pm

Roughly where are you?


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Post by Ebies » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:16 pm

mark1gls wrote:Roughly where are you?
Hi, Salisbury Wiltshire.

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Re: Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

Post by Ebies » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:40 pm

So done a couple of minor things since the last post, but it's Xmas so Very has been done on a shoe string budget.
I removed the horrible door speakers, that where far to big and looked rubbish. Luckily the original 6x4 where still fitted in the back and they work, so popped those straight in, only a little improvement, but have to start somewhere
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On the hunt for some (cheap) speaker covers if anyone knows of any :)

Next I thought I'd treat the seats to some leather care, I do realise that treating the leather on the drivers seat is like applying a puncture repair to the Titanic, but I removed the horrid seat covers and need the seats to last as long as possible. At the very least it won't hurt the leather.

No all good news though, driving her Tuesday night to go ice skating and I here a snap whilst i'm changing gear and lost my clutch. Lucky I was mid shift and it went it to nuetral when it happened. Middle of the road investigation told me that the plastic connector at the end of the cable by the pedal had snapped. Tried Jerry rigging it with no success, even had some chaps offer to help, one chap even gave me a lot of cable ties and jubilee clips (some faith in humanity restored right there)
In the end gave up and called the AA expecting to be recovered home.
I was gobbed smacked when the AA man made me a completely new clutch cable at the side of the road. Drove it home and ordered a new cable from euro car parts. It's longer than the original but does the job just as well.

Had some down time at work and thought I'd tackle the wheels. They were looking a little worn, so armed with my pound land spray paint. I set to work.
Before;
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And after;
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I think it looks better, not gunna say fantastic, but certainly better. Plus it was cheap and done very quickly and easily.
When I change the tyre I may do it again to a higher standard.


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Re: Mk2 1.6 the longer term project

Post by mark1gls » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:10 pm

Check the bulkhead where the clutch cable comes into the engine and check for any splits/cracks on the bulk head if the has not got a some sort of bulkhead reinforcement plate fit one as soon as possible, really bad design by VW and the cable will pull through the bulkhead and make a nasty hole sometime in its life....


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