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Offline P1rik

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G40 track project
« on: December 31, 2012, 01:08:05 pm »
Hi I've been meaning to start a thread for a while but haven't had time. I bought my g40 about 6 months ago just as a run around

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 01:29:30 pm »
After having the car on the road a couple of weeks mot was due.
So I decided this was the time to take it off the road and sort out a few rust issues that need
a bit of attention.

New sill panels going on





Bit of patch work








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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 07:22:22 pm »
One Side down onto the other :) working for a vw body shop helps (spot welder makes life so much easier)



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Offline Weeman

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 09:20:11 am »
Nice job! Where did you get the full sill panel from?

An yeah having the correct tools makes life a lot easier

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 08:18:12 pm »
Cheers

I got the sill panels from a place called carz2

You will have to get the polo breadvan sill panels thought because they dont make them for the mk3 coupe anymore but the breadvan sills are exactly the same from year 81-90

http://www.carz2.co.uk/volkswagen-polo-8190-c-540_557.html

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 08:37:28 pm »
Both sills on. Found a few more bit that needed some attention along the way but im happy with progress so far.










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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 07:24:40 pm »
This week I have been trying to track down some new rear arch panels to repair my old rotten ones but unfortunatly I've had no lucky with this. so I have gone about making my own using universal repair sections.





Rolled arches



Tried a set of g60 steels for size
 


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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 06:37:45 pm »
Polo is now of to Huxley Motorsport for rollcage


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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 08:42:53 pm »
Rollcage is all welded in and looks great wasn't to sure weather to go for a cross or a diagonal on the door bars so I have just gone on diagonal for now maybe add an extra bar later on.
Big thanks to Huxley Motorsport














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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 05:44:49 pm »
Some nice repair work going on there.
The roll cage looks very nicely done, especially the welding.

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 07:57:26 pm »
Really good work mate :D
wish my boss was as open to letting me work on my car :( i have all the equipment but im not allowed
those arch repair sections are brilliant! where did you get them? its exactly what im looking for as i cant find the whole arches
taylor

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 10:21:15 pm »
Cage looks like a very good job- nice work!

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 10:57:22 pm »
Thanks guys

You can get the aches from any panel company.

They do them on this site

http://autopanels-castleford.co.uk/webpages/MIS%20-%20SHEET%20STEEL/MISCELLANEOUS%20-Universal%20Wheel%20Arch%20Repair.htm

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 09:30:46 pm »

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Re: G40 track project
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013, 02:33:52 pm »
Nice job!