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Offline Kustom

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New polo track toy
« on: September 16, 2013, 10:50:01 am »
And so it begins.....

Many of you will rememeber me from many moons ago when I used to roll around in the shell that Robin now owns, but hello to anyone thats joined in my hiatus.

Ive now found the need for a track toy, so ive bought the silver mk3 GT Turbo that was for sale on here with a melted piston.


Polo in its new home


Before


After :)



Tucked in the corner of the garage until I can get it apart later this week and assess the damage.







« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 08:43:06 am by Kustom »

Offline Vwdave

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 09:05:46 pm »
Saw that for sale close to where I work.  When it was a gt the chap lived around the corner from me I remember when he first bought it 7 yrs ago, it must have been a press car at some point solid shell.

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 08:17:41 pm »
Popped the head off and cyl 1 is melted



Not sure what valve shaped damage to the piston surface is though, appears to be more melting that impact.




Bores are scored too :(





Offline Jezza-7

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 08:45:27 pm »
Rebore will sort that. When mine melted it was worse than yours and had it sorted out by rebore. Obviously bigger pistons though.

Offline PeteG40

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 08:47:45 pm »
look like big valves too!  good job you dont have to try and source one!

Offline z3i

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 08:51:00 pm »
Nice! love reading build threads like this :)

Offline joe_lewis55

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 07:31:37 pm »
Any progress on this mate? Really miss it now and have finally got some money all I keep thinking is 'if only I still had that polo' haha.

Offline Yoof

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 03:28:03 pm »
He picked up a few bits this afternoon  ;D

Offline Kustom

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 10:21:21 am »
The project has taken rather a steep twist and something new has landed on my drive.



Sporting a new rollcage, top mounts and a PPP subframe.







Its now up in the air for some inspection of the rust.



Not sure as yet whether to get it media blasted before or after starting some remdial work.


Offline z3i

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 10:27:29 am »
Whaaaa?! Your not finishing this Yoof?

Offline Kustom

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2013, 10:41:26 am »
He says hes got other things to focus on 8)

I say hes made a mistake and I look foward to going past him on the track in his old car.

(probably when hes broken another CV or something lol)

Offline Yoof

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2013, 07:15:45 pm »
Whaaaa?! Your not finishing this Yoof?

Nope- too much on my plate with the Mk3, House and various other projects. Matt will do the shell more than proud, and no doubt I'll be twiddling some spanners for him on it anyway  ;)

As for coming past me, we shall see  ;D


Offline Kustom

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 06:32:31 pm »
Bit of an update from today´╝Ü

I've started stripping the under seal off the floor as media blasting cant remove it very easily.







Rear valance has some rust issues


And a few small holes on the sill


Anyone know where best to get replacement panels for these from?


Also does anyone know what the square bracket with a hole in it behind the towing eye is for?
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Offline breadman

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2014, 06:47:24 pm »
I think these were used to transport the shell on the production line.

Offline Kustom

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 10:12:41 am »
I'll loose those brackets then, like some of the the other brackets the eagle eyed among you may have noticed missing from floor pics.  8)