Hopefully going for paint a week on sat. It will be done in Lahzer green (origonal colour), and rebuilt as standard. I may just lower it by 20-30mm. I may also run it on different wheels as the 'P' slots have a habbit of popping center caps, and they are getting rare. But I want to keep it standard, as they are only going up in value. The engine has a bit of history, it is apparently a BRM engine and runs about 130-35 BHP. So it goes quite well. The interior will be standard, but new cloth and bolsters where needed and a new head lining, done by my brother at interiorwizzard. I will keep posting pics on progress. When done it will join my dream garage, with a split screen bus, my golf and a 911 RS porsche. Just need the other two now!
Well I have taken my mk1 for paint today , all the way to shewbury! The lad doing it is a mate of my brothers, so I hope it will be a nice job. I am pulling it with my dads 130bhp TDi passat, it towed ok but still cost me £40 in fuel oh well.
Thanks for the pics, nice car, just needs the black on the inside ot the 'P' on the alloy, and it will be perfect.
I was wondering how to restore my mk1. I have seen some restos and every nut, bolt and washer and every section of trim has been replaced with new, and as such are perfect in everyway. But I think I would like a more honest car, eg as much as possible to be origonal to that car, painted and cleaned, but the car to be still usable. Not used everyday but not an out and out show car. So to what level do I restore.
While the car is away getting paint, decided to start work on the the engine. Painted block,cleaned head,painted rocker cover+new gasket. Inlet cleaned+new gasket, exhaust new gasket+studs/nuts. Didnt paint this as it only lasts 5 mins on a manifold. New main crank oil seal, and new clutch and pressure plate to go on tommorow. Gear box and various other bits getting blasted this week.
All with stainless steel nuts and bolts. Because they are free from where I work (unless my boss is reading this, then im in trouble!)
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2007 21:40:39 GMT 1 by Chris Wizz
Hi Chris....This is your Boss....now about them SS bolts, nuts and washers ;-)...looking good, if I can give any advice its take your time to make it the way you want it, keep the pics coming, its very interesting to look at
As body is still away, I am still on with the running gear work. The gear box has been away for blasting, so its nice and clean. I then covered it with a metal primer. I then used hammerite silver smooth over the top. Alex does this help with your question about paint, think it looks......well actually quite good, i am very pleased. Now back to the garage. I have to paint, wiper arms,brake servo,window surrounds,etc............. ;D ;D
Oh, I also did the oil filter neck and water pump in the same way And the oil cooler You may want to mask the ring gear better than I did though
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