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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:36 pm

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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.
Exactly what I said yesterday! Okay, so drop the coolant and flush and refill with new G11, new rear brake shoes are £23 from GSF (Brembo) and a new brake fitting fit is £12 again from GSF, the rear suspension as we discussed is about £100. So all in all a few hundred quid and then get the rest sorted when you are back in Northern Ireland.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by mark1gls » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:42 pm

This place sells the rear suspension mounts, genuine VW for £6.90 each, top and bottom.
I looked under Scirocco but there is no price so went under Golf cabriolet so might be worth a phone call to find the prices of shocks etc..
Used them a few times and can recommend the company and very helpful if not sure on which parts you need.
http://www.vwspares.co.uk/g1suspension_rear.php

Brake fitting kit £5.88
http://www.vwspares.co.uk/scirocco_brakes.php


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:34 pm

Indeed good prices, it gets better and better for Rick.

*Note - I never pay listed price for parts, I always ask for a discount and usually get it when dealing face to face! GSF actually have a massive discount scheme for emergency services, H.M Forces and suchlike.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:38 pm

Thanks guys

Can I ask if these two parts are what I need when I'm told I need a new centre section and back box?

http://www.vwheritage.com/vw_spares_Rea ... 206713.htm

and

http://www.vwheritage.com/vw_spares_Fro ... 378861.htm


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by mark1gls » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:43 pm

Picture of what you have fitted would be helpful and where the mounting points are on the car. Is the back box round or oval? A quick search on ebay
Centre section £15.45 then £11 postage instead of £51.30 then postage from vw heritage!
Even though your car is not listed in the header it is listed lower down the page.
I have used this company for my middle section on my Mk1 and its a good quailty exhaust.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-1-Jet ... 0468435935

I'll keep looking for the back box but might be worth calling /e-mailing this company in my link as they don't list the backbox but may be able to get it

Another one?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exhaust-Centr ... 2ec22604f5


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:57 pm

Nice! cheers mate

PS ordered the rear mounts


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:42 pm

That exhaust centre section looks very promising...

but will this back box do the job? it says it would fit a mk1 GTI, which is obviously not the same thing! but would it fit a mk2 1.6 GTI as well?

http://shop.etscompany.eu/vw-golf-ii-sc ... -1971.html


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by the edmundator » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:56 pm

The body of a mk2 is longer, so I expect it wouldn't fit.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:41 pm

the edmundator wrote:The body of a mk2 is longer, so I expect it wouldn't fit.
You're probably right Ed, but i'll check on VAGCAT later to be double sure

it's so cheap you see.. :)

EDIT

Checked vagcat against the part numbers given on their website:

Back box

171253609A vs 171253609A

Centre section

171253209 vs 171253209

so fingers crossed

£52 delivered. Not bad going!


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by The Autoad » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:52 pm

Mk1 back box will fit the early small fuel tank mk2 but the tailpipe will be too short to clear the extra few inches grafted on the rear of a mk2.

Some good parts find going on here for ya Rick!


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:58 pm

The Autoad wrote:Mk1 back box will fit the early small fuel tank mk2 but the tailpipe will be too short to clear the extra few inches grafted on the rear of a mk2.

Some good parts find going on here for ya Rick!
Bugger! nothing is ever simple. ah well, i am sure i'll work something out!


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (now with pictures)

Post by Reverend Frog » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:35 pm

Off to the Phirm today after a three week soujourn to pick the car up. I must say it does drive, sound, and stop much better. But they're not the cheapest! Glad I got it all checked out properly though, and all the worst bits are done. Anything else I think I will attempt myself, apart from bodywork.

I sourced some parts myself to keep costs down, and hopefully this will be enough to get the car up to Liverpool next weekend and on the boat home.

Among many things done were:

new shocks
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new exhaust – which did fit, actually. Not as long as what came off it, but looks a bit neater at the back, I think.
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Also spotted this familiar looking beastie up on the ramps.
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So, next steps... well, I have this original 40L filler neck to be fitted - thanks to Joost (Blueshark).
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I also got myself some proper rear lap belts, courtesy of Marshall (shavhead)
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more updates when they come along


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (update 25 January)

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:07 am

Had a text from Rick this evening, he made the first part of his journey home, he got to Liverpool okay. :good:
Mind I wouldn't want to be crossing any sea at the moment with this wind!


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (update 25 January)

Post by marcus » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:14 am

That's good news.


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Re: My 82 1.6 GTI (update 25 January)

Post by Reverend Frog » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:46 pm

As Ian says, the drive back to Ireland was faultless. the car's bodywork is pants but its engine is anything but. Torquey and smooth up through the gears. When i got home to familiar country roads there was a big smile on my face.

anyway, a couple of tiny updates:

Fitted my seatbelts

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Fitted a new boot lock seal. the old one was like a piece of 30 year-old- licorice - or what remained of it anyway. have taken the carpet out to dry, mopped the floorpan and ordered a dehumidifer bag thingy

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