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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:26 pm

ianaudia4 wrote:Well give me a shout anytime mate, more than willing to give you a hand.
Hopefully Ant can sort the dents out for you.
Cheers mate, appreciate that


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Niall » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:27 pm

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Slam her on ATS classics with stretched tyres, drop in a 20V turbo, big exhaust....
This made me laugh, it's literally word for word what I'm planning to do. Minus the turbo.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:49 pm

Niall wrote:
Reverend Frog wrote:
Slam her on ATS classics with stretched tyres, drop in a 20V turbo, big exhaust....
This made me laugh, it's literally word for word what I'm planning to do. Minus the turbo.
I did the whole mod thing with my last one, now I'm just going for originality. I'm getting older ;)


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:14 pm

Update - recommission at the Phirm is going to cost me the entirety of my restoration budget, so no bodywork tweaks for me.

To be honest i think it's going up for sale when I get it back to NI. I could be speaking in the heat of the moment here, but it caused me nothing but misery and devoured my money. I should have known better than to buy a car that had stood for ten years without being driven. I had my shiny-eyed 'Look! a silver pre-kit mark 2!' head on, not my sensible one.

hopefully i'll calm down and see sense soon....


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:48 pm

What are you having done Rick? Can you not save some cash by doing a few jobs yourself?


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Post by Reverend Frog » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:52 pm

ianaudia4 wrote:What are you having done Rick? Can you not save some cash by doing a few jobs yourself?
Everything Ian! My brief to them was have a look at it, and fix the stuff that NEEDS doing.

the stuff that needs doing:

rear shocks
upper mounts
rear brakes rebuilt
new brake lines
fuel lines
exhaust
water pump
fuel pump
coolant flush
outer CV boot

plus other stuff.

I can't do the jobs myself as have no tools, no space, and no expertise! i know you kindly offered to do a lot of this for me, and if I was staying in England I'd take you up on that. They told me that they're surprised it got through an MOT, and I don't want to be driving a deathtrap 300 miles to Liverpool.

i think I'm maybe not the type to fiddling around with old cars any more, they're too expensive to run!


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:05 pm

PM me your number Rick.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:25 pm

Rick, further to our earlier conversation.

The rear suspension bearing rings (rubber donut things!) are the following:

Lower - 171 512 333 - £9.90 each (1 each side)
Upper - 171 512 335 - £8.30 each (1 each side)

You may need bump stops also which are 171 512 131A

All from VW Heritage and showing in stock (except the bump stop).


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Mr Funk » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:49 pm

Wind your neck in.
I can have it stored safely and a couple of us can work on it. You can pay us in beer and sex. If Ian's up for it I'm sure we can sort something even if it's just me holding the lamps.
In fact, I think I have some of those parts sat in the garage. I've definately got a fuel pump and enough copper brake line to refit a battle cruiser.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by mark1gls » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:41 pm

ianaudia4 wrote:Rick, further to our earlier conversation.

The rear suspension bearing rings (rubber donut things!) are the following:

Lower - 171 512 333 - £9.90 each (1 each side)
Upper - 171 512 335 - £8.30 each (1 each side)

You may need bump stops also which are 171 512 131A

All from VW Heritage and showing in sock (except the bump stop).
I did buy some from vw dealer a couple of years ago and I think they was cheaper than vw heritage is.
The things to do on your car are mostly straight forward, rear suspension, rear brakes, water pump and coolant flush and outer CV boot can all be changed in a long day the fuel pump can be a pain to get off as all the connections etc rust nicely under there. Fuel pipes and brake pipes not had any experience with only the rubber hoses but as with all these things having the right tools speeds these thing up no end, I'm sure Ian has most of the tools needed for the job so a good weekend if all goes well and you should be back on the road.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by the edmundator » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:00 am

I don't know how much the Phirm charge, but that list is no worse than a lot of MoT/service sheets I've seen. A competent local garage could handle all of it and I wouldn't expect it to cost more than £500.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:28 am

I had a long chat with Rick earlier and some of the jobs don't need doing straight away but he is off back to the Emerald Isle at the end of the month so time is not on his side.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by the edmundator » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:34 am

I think the only thing I'd be desperately worried about in that list if the brakes. Even I can rebuild rear brakes - but I heartily recommend the brake spring tool from Draper to save a lot of time and knuckle skin.

I would definitely recommend getting at least one other opinion. Try the good garage scheme website if you don't know any good local garages.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:15 pm

Cheers guys. Calmed down a bit now. i want to keep this car and make it one of the best and most original Mk2s in the country. But my main concern is that i won;t have time to get it up to Ant for the wheel arches and the valance. It will probably be the case that there is someone in Northern Ireland that will be able to do it, but Ant is THE man for these things, and has all the parts there ready to go too.

Ian said to me yesterday that if it drove from Kent to London, then from there to Hook, it can't be that bad. plus it has an MOT.

i think what needs done are the coolant flush, the rear brake rebuild and the rear suspension, which is collapsed on one side and is pure rust. it also needs a new exhaust which i am sure i can order to be delivered to them for fitting. it actually, somehow, has a very good and very new cambelt fitted, which is news to me.

hopefully that should keep the costs down a bit. but time is of the essence.

there still is a part of me thinks that I should maybe go for something a bit later, like something with a DX engine and that doesn't need bodywork fettling. I was spoiled rotten with my last Scirocco - it was as solid as a rock underneath.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by the edmundator » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:30 pm

Reverend Frog wrote: there still is a part of me thinks that I should maybe go for something a bit later, like something with a DX engine and that doesn't need bodywork fettling. I was spoiled rotten with my last Scirocco - it was as solid as a rock underneath.
You can never really tell what's lurking under the body kit. Your car really doesn't sound that bad.


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