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Old 30-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Mk1 Golf rebuild

havent really used this forum much so i thought i would make a start.

i bought this in june and i have made loads of progress. just bare with me and i will get you all up to date

when i first got the car....




Mk1 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

Mk1-3 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

rust behind the seal


Mk1-4 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

bit more rust and missing a window wiper lol


Mk1-16 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

cluttered bay, looks solid though


Mk1-15 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

Mk1-14 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

bit more rust


Mk1-13 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

not to sure about the floor


Mk1-9 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

Mk1-11 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

rear floor looks ok though


Mk1-12 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

bit more on the door


Mk1-10 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

more parts inside where i didn't find any rust ;D


Mk1-8 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

Mk1-7 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

Mk1-6 by M-B Photography, on Flickr


small bit in the well


Mk1-5 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

cleared the garage out and put it in its new home....




stripped the inside sound deadning.....








Mk1-3 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

cleaned up the rust and the plate that was put in by a previous owner


Mk1-7 by M-B Photography, on Flickr



Mk1-5 by M-B Photography, on Flickr



Mk1-4 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

lots of dodgy welding under here


Mk1-6 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

along with all the cars paperwork


Mk1-9 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

and my cousin whos doin all my bodywork came to check it out, he was shocked how mint it was


Mk1-2 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

awesome wiring haha...


Mk1 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

more to come!
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Old 30-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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underneath the underseal/sound deading wasnt a pretty sight



materials turned up to make my spit



Engine out





revealed more terrible wiring...



Got the brackets tacked up.



Went over to my mates factory (mtc exhausts) to get it welded together



Under the arches are like new





The bay before



After a little scrub





Getting a feel for my new ride! Haha



slowly removing the cheap underseal, a few repairs found but all solid





found another previous repair



replacement parts arrived....



parts turning up (window seals that take the chrome trim)



more goodies turning up...




Also got all the unwanted brackets off. Next I just needed to get the battery tray out. Couldn't quite get it with the spot weld drill



more to come....
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the smoothing phase started



interior bits turned up (brown dash and trims)



also bought these however they turned out to be rather tatty when they turned up



restoring my "brown" dashboard lol

here is how it looked when i got it


dash (1 of 1) by M-B Photography, on Flickr

dash (1 of 1)-2 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

dash (1 of 1)-3 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

went over it with some gliptone, but no luck


dash (1 of 1)-4 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

tried to get some colour in it using some shoe polish,


dash (1 of 1)-5 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

looks pretty good considering how it was


dash (1 of 1)-6 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

also removed the front apron as it was fckd.. wasnt original anyway





tucked away



got materials for my chasis notches and made a start





paint started




bonnet (1 of 1) by M-B Photography, on Flickr


bonnet (1 of 1)-2 by M-B Photography, on Flickr

nearly cut my finger off doing the notches so my cousin came to lend a hand...







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nice little mk1 project, look forward to updates
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passenger door was in a bad way so that was repaired first



Tidied up the notch and got some more holes filled in on the inner arch





Rust treated and zinc primed








more expensive goodies turned up..







started work on the underneath...








































all of the cheap underseal romoved (where the previous owner repaired the floor)

fresh underseal....



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Wow this project looks amazing. Good work, look forward to the updates.
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Old 30-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #7
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Notches, bags and a MK1 golf what more can you ask for! Looks like the making of a very good car / thread!

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Left this bit for obvious reasons lol




Also arch was looking a bit too far gone



Repaired



All high build primered







rear beam powder coated

before


after



more parts turning up..



The A post has had a dodgy repair



Plate fell out leaving a gaping hole lol



My dad helping me with the welds



Prepping areas for welding....




Folded some steel and began to mould it to fit...




there was a hole filled with wax oil, removed that and ended up with this..



I had to re-design my plate lol



Like a glove!!



Moved on to the rear of the car









All done. Not the best job in the world, but I'm happy with it



Also got the support plate welded up. My cousin is going to line the back panel up when he comes down. Slowly getting better at welding too, however the holes in my hand say otherwise haha



Also borrowed an engine stand for when the bodywork is done



got one of my doors back. Inside prepped and painted and outside is ready for paint when it's fitted



more goodies



had to create dash mounts as the previous owner cut them off



replaced another dash mount, colour match is slightly off though lol



the door check strap had broke from the inside. so had to cut that open to sort it out





and finally, bag of powder coated goodies



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Amazing work thus far. Looking forward to further updates.
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More welding. Couldn't tell if my cousin was welding or having a nap lol





More rot cut out and replaced



next to cut these out and do the same







And get these welded on



Last owner had a heavy foot. The accelerator pedal has nearly been ripped off the bulk head



few random pics







Car now off the spit and these are my new axle stands lol





Lined the new rear panel up







Cut out, dad cleaning up the edges





Working out the cut lines



Found this in my replacement panel





Had to repair the replacement panel lol



Random pic...





Welded in, was a pain in the **** joining it up though



Cousin welding inside the car



Replacingore rot



Few skims of filler in, and more welding being done






Rear end getting final touches









Lining rear arch up







Cutting both panels



Cut out



Perfect fit



cleaned, reshaped, sealed then tacked



Fitted





Tried to line the doors and wings up and found that the hinges on the drivers door are goosed, so I got on to TPS and ordered some new hinges for the next day. Also got these made up the same day by my uncle



Bonnet back out



Test fit and everything fits great. Front panel is now welded on as well



More parts





started work on the inside.

before.


after


More goodies



Wing nearly back to metal because of the dodgy spray paint


crap pics but I have cut out the lip on the front wings. Saves rolling them later

Before


After


its not show standard like. but im made up with it so far




mk1 by M-B Photography, on Flickr


mk1-2 by M-B Photography, on Flickr


mk1-3 by M-B Photography, on Flickr


mk1-4 by M-B Photography, on Flickr


mk1-2-2 by M-B Photography, on Flickr


mk1-5 by M-B Photography, on Flickr









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