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Old 17-01-2015, 09:36 AM   #11
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Old 17-01-2015, 06:46 PM   #12
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Old 17-01-2015, 07:51 PM   #13
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Thanks for this, I love these cars! I had a 306GTI6 back in 1998; it was one of the best cars I have ever had. In my opinion better than the 205 GTI that I had.
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Old 17-01-2015, 08:07 PM   #14
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Awww I looooove these. A friend had a gti6 - I remember it would do 50 in first, 75 odd in second , just shy of 110 in third. So with a 6 speed box it should do 220mph lol.

Can't wait to see this progress.

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Old 17-01-2015, 08:16 PM   #15
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They will do 140+ on the dash clocks.....I tested my old GTi-6 on a private road!

Its no so much about outright straight line speed with these cars. Whilst quick at circa 6.5 to 62, its the sheer speed they carry through the twisty stuff that impresses and ultimately embarrasses some much more expensive, exotic metal. As a point to point car,they are something else.

Typical French hot hatch really, great engine, even better chassis, panels made of tin foil and dodgy electrics!!!
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Old 17-01-2015, 09:43 PM   #16
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Typical French hot hatch really, great engine, even better chassis, panels made of tin foil and dodgy electrics!!!
Ha, never a truer word said!
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Old 17-01-2015, 10:33 PM   #17
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Old 18-01-2015, 10:43 AM   #18
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Going to brave the cold this morning and see if can figure out how to start removing this horrible stone chip type paint......
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Old 18-01-2015, 02:17 PM   #19
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Hmmmmm, getting g a bit carried away.....I've a feeling g this will turn into quite the project....

This is the underside in that horrible stone chip stuff....this lots gonna get bare metalled, rust treated if needed, then painted red....



First job was remove the odd clips someone had riveted in the boot....30 seconds with a hammer sorted the rivet heads....



Next, was try to remove the arch liners, which are secured with those gay torx head screws through the side skirts.....this bolt didn't want to play and the head rounded as soon as I got near it.....Not enough room to drill it, so had to get a hacksaw blade in. What a pain in the ****....



Rear bumper off, not before one of the bolts sheared....





NSR arch didn't look too bad in there....



Attacked with the grinder with a wire cup brush....found a little rust but only surface so nothing major...







That's as far as I've so far today....
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Excellent work so far

I hope you've kept the carbon fibre dash bits, someone will pay good money for those....they look like they have been 'dipped' too.
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