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 Post subject: MK1GTI Progess Thread UPDATED 06.12.07
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:29 pm 
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Well today i removed the engine from the car, getting ready to send it off to the engine re conditioners and get the car's engine bay sprayed...

here are some pics so far.



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fanastic Idea mate. Be nice if we had a section for works in progress.

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Great to see that Snapper's old car could go to the right home, even if it did take a while!

Keep those posts coming, I'm always interested to see what others do with their Mk1's while I dream about having the money to do it to mine! :roll:

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im doing it slowly as i dont have a great cash flow at the moment. make take a while but it will be worth it.

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Did you take out the fog lights or were they MIA?


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nah there were taken out by snapper, i have them though, they were sitting in the car in a plastic bag...

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GTI4DR wrote:
im doing it slowly as i dont have a great cash flow at the moment. make take a while but it will be worth it.


Best way to do it mate. Don't rush it do it all right first time.
We are all here to help.

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trying to decide what colour the little beast will be, either gun metal grey which i love or some thing different... mango yellow. hehe

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Personally I would keep it original two-tone, but paint the white part using the new Swift white, which has a great subtle pearl in it. Then do the bottom section in metallic grey.

Technically it should work out cheaper that way, and plus it is nearly impossible to stuff up a white/grey paint job!

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hey thats a really good idea.... i think ill do that

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It also means that if you don't want to bother painting the engine bay/interior of the car then you won't really have to.

While you've got the engine out, give the engine bay a really good degrease clean and see how it looks. If it is scuffed and scratched then now is a great time to tidy it up with a lick of paint. :)

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i have already spoken to my panel beater, there is quite abit of paint that has flaked off near the bottom of the firewall and under the car so its a good reason to spray the engine bay now.

stay tuned for tonights up dates. pics will be up by 10pm.

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Paint it a nice Gunmetal grey with a bronze in it. Very nice.

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Looks to be a nice project, mk1's are my fave. Keep us updated! The two-tone YLD80Y suggested sounds like the way to go :)

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Tonights progress,

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What looks like a heavy duty clutch kit installed by the previous owner, the pressure plate bolts were only hand tight, makes me wonder if the car was loosing grip

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No metal shavings in the gearbox which is good

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The old clutch was removed, supprisingly still had a bit of meat left on it.

Personalized number plates have also been purchased, will be about 3 weeks before i can post pics of thoughts, still waiting for vic roads to send them out.Just a little clue - its not GTI4DR!

stay tuned for Tuesday nights progress report.

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I still maintain that this car wasn't an original 2 tone :P the MK1 brochure doesn't have that colour 2-tone listed on the back :P

I must admit tho, this 2-tone does look better than one of the options they had black-top/silver-bottom :?

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at first when i saw the car i hated it and wanted to keep my 4 door, then when i saw the colour i thought i had to change it but now i have grown to it. it will stay 2 tone but the bottom will be gun metal grey and the top will be the suzuki swift pearl white. thanks to WLD80Y

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Puss-on-Boost wrote:
I still maintain that this car wasn't an original 2 tone :P the MK1 brochure doesn't have that colour 2-tone listed on the back :P

I must admit tho, this 2-tone does look better than one of the options they had black-top/silver-bottom :?


You're right, but hey, it looks good :) The original two tone is kinda outdated, but this works well.

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lookin good. going at a pretty fast rate :D you doing most of the stuff yourself? how much is the respray costing you if you dont mind me asking?

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every thing has been done by me so far...

i try to do as much as possible and save on labour costs, thats how i learnt about cars and stuff.

i have no idea on price for the respray, im only getting the engine bay done at this point in time however the last car i had resprayed by my mate was $1500.

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