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Mk2 GTI 8V-VR6 turbo build

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Well not much has really happened with this. Spent the year enjoying it and driving to shows. In the process of gathering parts for a VR6 conversion to start at some time next year..

I did however buy myself this bit of 80's styling in the form of a kamei mid level rear spoiler...


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Thought this was due a update. Took the car off the road over the winter there and started into stripping the car down in perpetration for a vr6 conversion.

The engine coming out




Powder coated corrado vr6 subframe built up with pollybushes and eibach arb




Fitted into the car, powder coated hubs with new bearings, and ball joints!




That's about it so far. Have a g60 brake set up to fit, redo the brake lines and have the bay painted, oh ant the girl friend bought this the other week, just a distraction from the mk2 as I go through periods of loosing interest in it.


Thanks for looking


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So after two years of ignoring the mk2 golf shaped object that's been sitting in my drive, and getting distracted by a mk3vr6.


And my latest purchase a mk7 golf gti.


I've finally got back into working on it in the last few weeks. The first thing was to get the car loaded up and off the the shed62 workshop (anyone than knows @loeb will know this is a risk as projects often go here and get long forgoten *cough* polo *cough) 


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First thing we did was to build up the engine, thanks in big part to Andy maxwell for driving down and bolting this together and setting up the timing chains. Quick spec list

forged low compression pistons

forged rods

freshly rebuilt head

arp hardware all round

GT35 .70 turbo

I'll let the pictures do the talking








I've seimens 630cc injectors to fit, a migfab short runner and a few shiny schimmel bits to fit to it.

hopefully this is the start of me really getting stuck into the project, I've the interior stripped out as of last night and ready to be shipped over to Optimus in Scotland to be trimmed, after seeing their work at dubshed I'm excited to see it when it's done.

The next big purchase will be my stand-alone engine management the whole idea of it is way above my head so if anyone has any recommendations or have any first hand knowledge I'd be happy to hear them.



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Another night spent stripping more bits off the car, tha dash was removed along with the windscreen and rear side windows to inspect the usual mk2 rust weak spots, as expected around the rear windows and the windscreen have rotted. Nothing too severe thankfully.




The last thing to do was drop the subframe to start building up the wide track set up.


Hopefully tomorrow I'll get back at tomorrow and later on in the week. Enjoying getting back working at this.

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Got another few hours at this, this evening. Finished striping everything off the subframe so it's ready to be re powercoated. Then started the hateful job of removing the seam sealer from the bay. Which once I got into it, although slow was quit enjoyable, uncovering the lines of the car that had always been hidden. Anyways on to the pics.




Oh and I also trial fitted probably the most excessive, unnecessary but cool as f*** part I've bought so far.... My cae shift tower.



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