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  1. 10 points

    Back from the hairdressers - MK4 R32

    Long overdue update time... finally got over to Scotland to lift my wheels and they're even more stunning in person. And some obiligitory test fit photos. Borrowed some 20mm adapters off Pete from Paintworkz to see what sizes I need to order. Think I'm gonna go with 25mm for the rear, and either a 15mm or a 20mm for the front.
  2. 5 points

    Dubshed 2017

    Again another Awesome Show, huge congrats to all who organised and helped out regards Lenny
  3. 5 points

    Mk2 GTI 8V-VR6 turbo build

    While Connor was at the brake lines I started to assemble the ancillary parts to the engine. New oil pump. Schimmel Performance oil filter housing and high flow billet water pump Cast thermostat housing and stainless crack pipe from grüven parts And a migfab short runner with billet aluminium fuel rail Still have to work out how to run the sandwich plate for the external oil cooler, without having a standard oil cooler fitted as well. Fingers crossed next week sees some more progress.
  4. 4 points
    First update in a while. With work I haven't had much time at the car.I've had a small air tank for a while now and decided to run it until I find something bigger. It got sanded down, primed then finished in textured blackI started my install for the air suspension last weekend. It's a long time from I've done anything like this so good to be back at it. I started with a rough idea in my head and just went for it.I'm running 1/4" copper lines out of manifold to the bulkhead fittings. These will be polished and aligned properly on final fit.Next up is sorting out the 10mm copper lines from the tank to the manifold and some clear plastic for the window above the compressor.I'm happy so far with it but it's only temporary as I'm planning to change the set up already.Connor
  5. 4 points

    Back from the hairdressers - MK4 R32

    Well, anyone who has known me for a while will probably remember my old GTI R32 rep from a few years back. I've always wanted an R32 but at the time insurance was not on my side as I'd only had my license for a few years. After the MK4 GTI I built a decent MK5 GTI and then my Mini. After shooting a magazine feature for the Mini I decided that I couldn't really go much further with it and decided to sell up and look for something new. My friend Louis had recently bought an R32 as a weekend car but he wasn't getting to use it as much as he had hoped so knowing that I liked them he offered it to me. 2003, 92k on the clock and completely standard other than the Airlift suspension setup. It's rough round the edges, very rough infact, and needs some TLC but it was also very cheap so it was worth the gamble. Plans so far are just to tidy it up. The whole front end and one of the skirts need painted, theres a few other marks and a small dent on one of the rear quarters, the drivers seat bolster has a small rip in it and one of the wheels has a bit of kerb damage. After fixing that I don't know what the plans are yet, some sort of exhaust maybe. Had thought about fitting my Corbeau buckets from the Mini but after finding out the standard seats are heated I don't think I'm going to bother.
  6. 4 points

    MK3 Golf Project

    Just adding a pic of the finished loft to the thread. Turned out rather well
  7. 4 points

    SUVs ( Volvo / Chevy)

    Looked at a santa fe, didn't do it for me, virtually no boot and rear seats seemed very close to rear window. So, picked up an 05 XC90 lastnight, semi auto 1owner FVSH. It huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge! Nothing spectacular but I'll try post pic when I get a chance.
  8. 4 points

    Mk2 GTI 8V-VR6 turbo build

    Now the more exciting stuff. My new precision turbo arrived a few weeks ago and I just had to get it bolted on ? havnt decided wether to leave the turbo mounted as it is or flip it around so it sits lower, and the hot/cold sides will be opposite.... The engine was sat into place to check for clearances. My god it's a tight fit. Chassis leg needs a good hit with the sledge to make a bit of clearance for the crank pulley. The drivers side is also going to need a slight notch to stop the driveshaft rubbing. So the engine is back out now, Connor has a lifetime of welding to do. While I go and find a decent engine management set up and someone capable of mapping it. it would be rude not to put up one teaser pic of the stance Matt.
  9. 3 points

    Project lol@mpg

    Finally finished it ...will update final stage build pics when I get a chance
  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points

    Dubshed 2017

    Computers and things like FB don't float my boat however a car and for "some" reason VW is the ticket for me, so had my first weekend at dubshed last weekend and have to say it was a show of all shows, on the way their I was thinking my car should have been inside on show until I parked up and walked indoors. Serious level of vehicles in this show truly must have taken a mass of organization, big up the GTINI. can't post pictures of show, so if you've got any from show and can please do, Cheer's Fleety..
  12. 3 points
    Bit more progress I got my front shocks back from being machined. Waited 4 weeks and returned untouched so needless to say I wasnt happy. Thanks to @kyle.j1 I found someone else to do them so hopefully shouldn't take too long. I ran the front airlines while waiting on the shocks. Having routed some with a friend inside the car and out the chassis legs I tried a different approach with mine. Out the rear wheel arch, under the car using the fuel line clips, along side the chassis legs and into the front wheel arch. Everything is well solid so I'm happy with that. I've never been happy with my wheels. A temp paint job turned out to be still on 2 years later so thanks to @PaddyN for splitting them. The centres will be acid dipped and repainted. My switch box arrived and some toying with the soldering iron had it wired to the manifold. I'll run this up the car to sit in the centre console. While at the switch box I made up a small loom to run the compressor and wired everything to the ignition. To finish off I mounted my 2 dual needle Viair gauges into the centre console. I made this in MDF and trimmed it in vinyl. These will be fitted with green bulbs and wired to the dash lights to tie in with the rest of the car. Once the actually work was done we played about and put one of Matt's 17" RSs on and one of his KW Turbos on. Makes me wana buy expensive wheels Connor
  13. 3 points

    MkII golf 3dr blueprint

    Sourced mkII blueprints and decided to make a bit more wall art for the garage! A3 size Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 3 points
    So... after an extend hiatus... I'm back in a MK3 again. I thought I had kicked the habit, I had even loaded up whatever parts I had kicking around for a MK3 and gave them to @loeb. All was well. I thought I was out of the game... Wrong! Me and rest of the shedsixty2 guys went to Edition38 in Northampton at the start of September and for three days, I got peer pressured into "going for a look... sure you don't have to buy it!". Now, me being me... this statement usually means "bring cash... you're bringing it home". And well... thats what happened! Now, I'm no stranger to a MK3... I have had a few Ventos and my old TDi MK3: IMG_0582 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr IMG_0583 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr IMG_0585 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr Oh how I loved that car! Anyways... Here is the whip! IMG_3945 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr It had Airlift suspension, KW turbos and some others bits and bobs on it when I went to look at it... But I wasn't a fan of the KW Turbos and Air Suspension wasn't really for me... didn't line up for what I want to do with the car really... And I couldn't afford the car with it in. The owner was happy to sell the car on standard suspension though so I was happy enough. The KW Turbos where bought by Matt8v on here so it was a good deal for me and Matt. Heres how I got it: IMG_4002 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr You can see the extensive arch gap in this picture... you can also see where the 'New Holland' is coming from... tractor stance! So... Before I got the car home, I bought a nice set of Compomotive MO5s for it. Nice set but need a refurb and some centre caps... Not too bad tho for £300 with Toyo Proxes all around. IMG_3989 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr I also bought a set of Koni coilovers out of Matt8vs MK2 seeing as he's upgrading to a full Airlift setup. IMG_4025 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr Now they need a little TLC... One of the rear adjuster sleeves is cracked, the adjusters themselves are seized on the rear sleeves (both sides) and the front weren't much better... Had to man handle the off with a pipe wrench. But you can buy parts for Koni coilovers from Larkspeed so will be putting together an order at the end of the month with I get paid. IMG_4026 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr IMG_4033 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr I also test fitted the wheels on the car too... IMG_4042 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr Looks good I think... I did notice something a little off on the rear drivers side wheel bearing tho... Anyone see anything wrong here? IMG_4037 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr So... Thats really as far as I have got with the car... work and the lack of funding has halted play on the MK3. I do have some pressing issues to take care of tho: New lock set needed - Drivers door lock is just spinning in the handle. So the lock barrel is knackered and needs replaced. £30 for a full set from Heritage so they are on there way. No Headliner - The old one was ripped and sagging so I removed it. If anyone has a decent headliner for a sunroof model, let me know. I will even remove it. Front bumper mounts - Side mounts are broken. Bolts that go into the metal crash bar are all seized and snapped off the in the bar so will need to drill these out. Thats why the bumper is off in the pic above. Rear wheel bearings need changed It needs a rear drivers arch Central locking not working The overall plan for the car is a VR6 engine, bigger brakes, refurbed Comps and a damn good tidy up really. Don't want to go too mad but lets get real here... Oh... and my mate Brian got his "frickin laser" out and made me some side badges! Look swish I think! IMG_4007 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr IMG_4005 by Stefan Clarke, on Flickr More to come!
  15. 3 points
    That's right folks...DUBSHED 2017 prep has begun!! 8th and 9th April @Eikon Centre in Lisburn We plan to make this bigger and better than ever Tickets and entry will be opening at the end of the month Stay tuned for details and check out our GTINI and DUBSHED facebook ages https://www.dubshed.com/
  16. 3 points

    Back from the hairdressers - MK4 R32

    Loads of stuff happened on this since the last update. Rear wiper is gone and replaced with a Kill All Wipers delete. I've fitted US tail lights Relocated the air controls to the armrest and got my plate on But the most work has went on with things you can't see. Timing chains were done this week and while we were at it I decided to change the clutch too as although the old one wasn't slipping, there was wear and the pedal feel was awful so it made sense to do it while the gearbox was already off to do the chains. I also had the car mapped by Gavin Black who is now an authorised dealer of Celtic Tuning remaps and although you don't see huge power gains on a NA car, it has made a big difference to the power delivery and the engine is much more free reving than before. Think I'm also going to throw an ITG panel filter in it as well to help the airflow. With the chains, clutch and the map its a completely different car to drive now than it was 2 weeks ago!
  17. 2 points

    Titanic Dubs 30th September 2017

    Just a quick post to remind you guys Titanic Dubs is 30th September this year . A great chilled out day in the historic Titanic dry dock ?? No pre selection ..open to all VAG? Online prepay Entry system will be open shortly
  18. 2 points

    Another Mk1 vRS Octavia

    I had no intention of buying another car as I was very happy with the black vRS but this local example came up in Rally Red with a genuine 47k and I couldn’t refuse. My third vRS Mk1 in 9 months! It was bought new in Howard Abrahams in Lurgan 15 years ago. I bought it of the second owner, an older gentleman who had 4 years who basically did not drive it. I gave it a light detail today, replaced the centre boot badge and wheel centre caps. I have it booked into have the rear spoiler ( common fading issue) and the front bumper redone due to a few kerb scrapes. Its also booked to go in for a full service including the oil pick up pipe. Future plans are a wheel refurb and tidy things as I go.
  19. 2 points
    LED's look good. Today I mostly fitted polyurethane hangers and the one with a chain inside to stop my Milltek hitting the rear beam on the mk2. Thankfully it has worked.
  20. 2 points
    As usual no plain sailing for me. Thanks to @c11ris the centres of my wheels are off getting acid dipped. I got my front shocks back from Reynolds Engineering who did a great job. Couldn't be more pleased. I got the bags fitted to them and spaced the top mount to clear and offered them up. This is when I realised that I couldn't fit my wheels and check the drop as they had no centres. I tried the standard vr6 wheels forgetting they don't fit over the 312mm brakes. Go me! So I fitted the 15s on the rear and swapped the borrowed wheels to the front. The huge tyres are catching the arches and holding the car up so I cant see what drop I'm getting and they've also pulled my arch trims off. Go me x2! The rear drop on 15s Front with the RS on. If it drops another 12mm the arch lip will be in line with the wheel lip and i will be more than happy And with the KW Turbo I plumbed my gauges in and have a bad leak from one so I've ordered a new fitting. I then wired the bulbs in them to the headlight switch and I'll paint the bulb green to watch the dash light colour. The gauges are much crisper looking in person. I just cant get a good pic Last night then I decided to make a start on my wheel refurb. I started with the centre nuts. 3 hrs at the polisher give this before and after Stay tuned for more f*** ups Connor
  21. 2 points

    Bora, MIA

    Got all my bits finally fitted and it going to paint again tomorrow. It will make it to Dubshed but it's highly likely to have minimum interior as I've to much on at work, home, and university!!
  22. 2 points

    Mark 4 V5

    Hi the car is the 170 and I'm now looking at stage 2 remap with miltech exhaust. I've only had the car a month - picked her up in England with 97k on the clock and two owners from new - had good service history and is also the three door which there are not too many around at present. I have had a full check down on it and anything that was dodgy has been replaced with a new like for like part - all oils and filters etc also done and the engine had a wash out as well. The car is really in good condition inside and out apart from the wheels which I'm getting refurbished back to their original look.
  23. 2 points

    Passat pd130

    I've got the 9.7mm cam but I'll also be receiving a 9.9mm cam for the Black Passat. Its a replacement for the original cam I bought from Newmans which wore out prematurely. Anyway the 9.9mm seems to be about the max. you can run using the standard hydraulic tappets. So over the summer I've a bit of work to do on the engines whilst working on a few other projects.
  24. 2 points
    Dubshed 2017 Online tickets now live! Only a few days after Earlybird advance tickets went online they're already completely sold out! But there is still a great saving to be had over gate ticket price, by purchasing our online advance tickets at £12.95 BUY TICKETS HERE Your online ticket has the same privileges as gate tickets, providing a pass for 2 days of modified cars, outdoor motorsport entertainment, trade stands and lots more... Keep and eye on dubshed.com for more information. Any queries give any of the admin or staff on here a PM, or just comment below...
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    Great night had be all and no major fractures were reported On the podium was : 1, Nigel 'Mansell' Lamont 2. Andrew 'Blomqvist' Maxwell 3, Gwyndaf Evans Will be aiming to hold another night in the spring probably after Dubshed
  27. 2 points
    Bump . meeting at need for speed , ballyclare at 6.45 for a 7pm start
  28. 2 points

    Mk1 Jetta

    Mark Mc Cann up near Toomebridge might still have mk1 bits, I know he did have jetta bits a while back.
  29. 2 points

    Happy Christmas!!!

    Happy Christmas one and all.. plenty of car goodies arriving? ??
  30. 2 points

    Bora, MIA

    Finally for now are some IDF axel relocation plates to centre the rear wheel when air'd out. I also got their modified tie rods so they don't hit the frame anymore and there's no need for more notches!! just waiting on some very special headlights arriving and the management then hopefully it passes the test first time!!
  31. 2 points

    Bora, MIA

    New pancake tank to hide everything in the spare wheel well as I'm not found of boot builds that take away from using the car for family jaunts with all the gear included.
  32. 2 points

    mk2 audi tt tfsi

    so its been a while since anything worth mentioning has changed but that has finally changed and i made a bit of an impulse buy. wasn't sure while i was waiting on the paperwork coming though but a lot happier how i have it on the car
  33. 2 points

    Octavia VRS Mk1

    Picked this up this week a 2002 Black Magic Octavia VRS The car has had cruise control and centre armrests already retrofitted and theyre quite handy I have to say. The bump strips have been colour coded so that will save me dressing them all the time and having runs of the product. So far I have gave it a few runs with my DA and Merenza compound to get the car shining. Had 2 new Kumhos fitted today and the plan is to fit another 2 next month, other plans include more cleaning including the arch liners and remove the front indicators to remove Moss. I have a full set of genuine green Skoda badges but unsure whether to fit them or not as I'm coming round to the new style badges fitted. Thinking of getting the wheels refurbed in a darker colour and dechrome the grille. Also hoping to get a nicer reg for it maybe a VRS one. Going to grease the starter as it grinds slightly on start up, a common fault on these it seems, other than that I will continue to enjoy driving it. A few phone pics from this morning...
  34. 2 points

    Octavia VRS Mk1

    Looks in lovely order. Black carpets are a nice cheap upgrade when you finally get bored of trying to keep the light grey clean lol. They are a lovely car and still under appreciated in my opinion.
  35. 2 points

    My Audi A8 project thread

    Also got the windows tinted in the rear, and some silly bits like pressed plates and Audi Quattro plate holders. Before After The car also got De badged in between too, back looks so much clearer now, way to many badges on the back of these in my opinion. Next on the list is nice deflectors
  36. 2 points

    Titanic Dubs 2016

    Yesterday the Titanic Dry Dock wasn't too dry but as ever the show must go on. See our report on the GTINI season closer by clicking the link or picture below Titanic Dubs Report Connor
  37. 2 points

    Another Red Octavia

    I was 100% sure I wanted diesel but sure these things happen lol
  38. 1 point

    Titanic Dubs 30th September 2017

    First time at this show klass wee day out strongly advice if you haven't been, I took loads of pictures but my out of date phone took the huff and didn't bother to store most of them. Only downside for me was I was near to loosing my front lip spoiler as it caught on tracks leaving the show..
  39. 1 point

    Project lol@mpg

    Very nice
  40. 1 point

    RELOAD Retro Apparel

    I'm happy to announce we can offer an exclusive 10% discount to all GTINI forum members for our online shop Go to www.reload.global/shop and fill your boots ...at checkout enter the discount code 'GTINI' in the coupon box. Its that simple!! Check out the awesome 'Track Rat' design available in t shirt , hoodie and air freshner
  41. 1 point

    Back in a Mk3 Golf!

    Been a while from I updated this but finally have progress on the paint! Shell has been primed and painted now just waiting on the bootlid bumpers bonnet and grill and it's time to get it on the road! Wheels refurbished diamond cut and laquered... Shell and wings painted:
  42. 1 point
    Looking Great Connor
  43. 1 point

    Dubshed 2017

    It's hard to believe another year has passed and we have Dubshed, the NI show season opener, over us already. For those who attended it was clear that this year, like the others before it, was an example of the shows growth in many ways Read all about it here https://shedsixty2.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/dubshed-2017/ Connor
  44. 1 point
    KW Turbos .... <3 <3 <3
  45. 1 point
    @allymac probably will have what you need fella has stash of Mk2 parts ....
  46. 1 point
    Certainly fills the wheel!
  47. 1 point
    Bump anymore takers ps this a discounted price over the usual £35 for gp75 thanks to Tom @Need for speed
  48. 1 point

    Bora, MIA

    Well it passed the test no bother although I need to sort out the crushed jacking points before the next one. I had a mark on the front wing which was annoying me so I popped it off and left it over to my painter for a quick repair. My headlights arrived from the US. They're oem HID reps with RHD Morimoto bi-xenon projectors and morimoto d2s 4500k hids and ballasts, and full glass lenses. I believe these to be the only set in country. Very impressive but for obvious reasons I can't get out for a drive. Just waiting on headlight washer retrofit to make them legal.
  49. 1 point

    Mk2 GTI 8V-VR6 turbo build

    Some job Matt! Love the interior! Engine bay... painting... in fact it all haha
  50. 1 point

    Mk2 GTI 8V-VR6 turbo build

    I will be disappointed if you didn't get a matching jacket and hat lol They look awesome.