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pistolpete last won the day on July 21

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About pistolpete

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    GTI Stage 2

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    Mk1 GTi tintop
  1. upgrade photobucket for 3rd party content

    Yep, Photobucket have shafted us all and basically ruined Forums like this. I've started using FLICKR, but there's no way I'm re-doing a whole build thread.
  2. Belfast reg number

    The problem you'll have is that anybody with a 1983 classic is probably better off having the original number on the car than doing a reg transfer just to get a Belfast plate on it. I had thought about doing this from my original Mk1 Driver with reg CXI 2543, onto my Mk1 GTi which is an English Y-reg, but decided against it. As above, probably limited value as a 4-digit plate.
  3. Project lol@mpg

    Awesome looking Corrado, great work.
  4. Back in a Mk3 Golf!

    Wheels are awesome. Can't believe you've put up with the painter taking so long, I'd have had it outta there long ago. Hopefully the finished article will be worth the wait.
  5. What have you done to your car today?

    Lovely looking Mk2, personally not a fan of the heckenblende things but its your car so if you like it, go with it. They certainly aren't cheap to get hold of that's for sure!
  6. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    You made me go & check there! No, thankfully it's just the way it looks in the pic for whatever reason. Cheers for comments. It's definitely very quiet on this forum these days.
  7. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    I bought a plating kit some time ago, but to be honest I was a bit reluctant to use it as there are some pretty nasty chemicals involved. Anyway, decided to get it all set up and give it a go. Ordered some additional protective gear and took my time and read the instructions again and again to make sure I didn't do something stupid. This is the full set-up for yellow zinc plating. And my first attempt on the oil cooler bolts/washers, as well as the big washer for the anti-gravity valve. The process seems to work pretty well, and the end result is definitely down to the original standard of finish on each part (i.e. the big washer was not perfect when it went in). Hopefully I can get this even better as things progress. My dad has a power supply I can use, so that will be for the next batch.
  8. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    Rear axle rebuilt with new eibach anti-roll bar (had a good wrestle with this getting it fitted), powerflex bushes and Goodridge Phantom stainless brake lines. New genuine rear axle bolt assemblies and the mounts were zinc plated (inc the wee handbrake cable spring clips). All set to the correct angle and mounts torqued up. Obviously new wheel cylinders, Automec brake pipe kit and brake shoe assemblies as well. Very pleased with how this all looks now its rebuilt.
  9. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    So the rebuild has started, well I say rebuild but really mean lots and lots of cleaning of little assemblies as I start putting things back together. Believe it or not, spent about 16hrs just cleaning the wiring loom. Photos don't really give any justice to the amount of time and effort this took:- Got new clips for securing the headlight wiring to the front cross-member:-
  10. Or this:- http://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/
  11. Actually, it looks like www.vagcat.com is offline at the minute ( I hope not permanently as it was the best), so you can also try:- http://www.oemepc.com/
  12. http://www.vagcat.com
  13. Mk3 GTi daily - the car I'm "not modifying"

    Very tidy install. I could do with a man of your skills to run my new brake lines on the Mk1 !!
  14. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    Yep, old skool car & old skool 2k paint. You're right about the water based, it really needs an oven to get it right.
  15. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    Have finally reached a bit of a milestone with this restoration project. Can't believe its over 6 months since the last update already. I was not too comfortable with trying to transport the Mk1 on the rollover jig to the bodyshop, so I decided to build a spray booth in my garage. Thankfully, my painter is very accommodating and he travelled to me to complete the work. Really pleased with the results. Now I can at least get on with starting to put it all back together slowly, as each piece will be restored before re-fitting.