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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2013, 07:20:44 pm »
Dam good isnt she :D haha she loves the Polo :P kinda good to be honest, id be pretty stuffed if she hated cars :P she wants to get a Porsche 944! Pimpin!

indeed, i spray for bmw for a living :) id honestly love to mate, really would! Pete wants me to spray his mk2 golf gti, but my manager is an arse and wont let me do anything at work, i only did my wings because he was on holiday lol
if you find a place to strip prep and the tools to do it as well as hire a booth for a day and getting your car there. Id be more than happy to mate, really would! :D let me kow if your thinking too in future :)

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2013, 11:58:07 am »
Morning :) couple of updates from this week, had the week off so thought id crack on. got to a point where i cant go much further until i get my PPP mani and system

so since last time, the gearbox and subframe have come back out and the box has been split again! took the diff out and had a think with what to do as the seals were pissing oil out everywhere

just to confirm the worst that the diff is knackered before i shell out on a new box and diff i took it to a gearbox specialist and..... the guy said "what exactly is the problem" he said there's wear but not enough to warrant a new one. said its all normal and just to fit some new genuine diff seals :D Result! apparently the longitudinal play is normal? :S so off i went to tps and ordered some insanely expensive diff seals, more new oil and some dizzy seals. fitted everything and put the box back on, well what do you know. no leaking!! woop! hopefully it will hold out when its being thrashed, but we will see. with any luck all my leaks will be sorted with all these new seals. my dizzy seal was also pissing out lol.

also cleaned all my driveshaft joints up, fitted a new genuine inner joint as it was notchy. two new outer boots and cleaned and re filled them with fresh vw grease. i did have a new outer genuine joint but it was slightly shorter and didn't fit it just in case







Dirt shields in, both wings on and adjusted as best as i could, rear coilovers on and tight, 20mm rear spacers, was soo excited about fitting my rear wheels, but as i went to fit with my longer wheel bolts it turned out they had sent me the wrong ones :( so had to be sent back







Not the best wiring (not mine) but sorted my new ecu relay from a mk3 gti golf



Headlights fitted and cleaned with better condition genuine indicators (orange looks soo much better than clear)



decided to sort a few wiring bodges that were annoying me, one of which was a random scotch lock on the fan wiring, so went to sort it and the middle wire fell apart in my hands, (probably the reason ive been having trouble with the fan) problem is now the wire is too short, so i need to get 3 new terminals from somewhere, cant seem to find any





Also was my birthday one Tuesday and got a stack boost gauge, plumbed half of it in as it was missing a little olive that crimps the cable so had to get another one, not sure where to mount it without ruining the mint dash





Few pics of things coming along













should fit nice with these :D hated the way the rear tucks soo much, ive gone for 175 50 r13 tyres, not the best for performance but will give it a nice stance :)



My front mount ready to go in when i get the ppp mani







Also the most awesome thing, just turned up today is a few bolt i ordered, the tiny little allen key bolts for the arb lateral clamps that ppp supply are non treated steel and rust out a treat as well as round out, so ordered some lush stainless high tensile ones from pro bolt, came pretty much next day all in a fancy bag, awesome stuff, highly recommend them, also ordered 4 charger crank pulley bolts as mine got destroyed undoing my crank pulley, as well as two slightly longer gearbox bolts (the ones that mount the ppp subframe) standard ones are long enough by about 5 mm















look shit hot!!
all for now :D
thanks for reading


Offline Jester

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2013, 07:21:24 am »
Hope you had a good birthday, all this work you're doing looks sweet, hope to see this in the flesh one day.

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2013, 01:44:37 pm »
I have a spare fan plug with about 2" of cable on each terminal you can have if you want it, you will just have crimp the cables onto your loom, which you can hide with heat shrink/loom tape

Let me know

Josh

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2013, 03:20:59 pm »
I have a spare fan plug with about 2" of cable on each terminal you can have if you want it, you will just have crimp the cables onto your loom, which you can hide with heat shrink/loom tape

Let me know

Josh

That would be bang on Josh! Ill use some heatshrink crimps and loom tape it, would never know!
Definitly buddy :D

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2013, 12:55:23 am »
looking awesome!

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2013, 02:04:07 am »
Hey fellow ... the restoration of your polo is very phenomenal ...., how much is a set of GAZ coil overs, just like the ones I see in your car. A hug and a good continuation of restoration.

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2013, 02:56:17 pm »
Bolts look cracking mate ! Let me know where you got em from :)

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2013, 07:46:45 pm »
Bolts look cracking mate ! Let me know where you got em from :)

got them from pro bolt, they do aluminium, titanium and stainless steel in just about any size and style your want :) quite dear though

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2013, 07:14:23 pm »
pm me your address and i'll post it out for you.

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2014, 11:00:07 pm »
Well this is LOOOOONNGGGG over due!
unfortunately all the pics i have taken have been lost as my phone broke :(
so heres the update from the last one
I got the car back on the road :D after serious amounts of swearing. it ran fine for a bit, then blew a new cv boot and wheel bearing in 150 miles so failed mot :( sorted both of them and got it through. 500 miles she broke down with a hurrendous knocking noise, two weeks after that it started fine and ran sweet as a nut, i did absolutely nothing to the engine and i wasnt going to question its fixing itself.

that was a good 2 months ago and ever since she has been spot on! i have another daily so she only gets used on weekends now, and gets a right hammering, heres a long video :) was a right laugh theres about 5 decent bits if you fancy watching it all
not sure if im allowed to post it :S probably get in trouble?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihwn4K0hW3U&feature=youtu.be
« Last Edit: February 14, 2014, 12:06:07 am by z3i »

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2014, 09:15:33 pm »
Ok so just spent an hour doing a write up and my laptop crashed..
ok so heres another update, something a bit more substantial. a few peeps saw on facebook but thought id do a write up and post some more pics

So i asked my manager if i could respray my car a few weeks back and he was cool with it, planned it for the weekend just gone

Before hand the car was sat on three different wheels and an axle stand on the road with different coloured body panels looking like an absolute heap :( i sold my bbs ra's and traveled all the way to Sheffield to sleep in a very small room, meet some like minded peeps and buy mr mirfins very retro looking compomotive wheels :) recently got tyres for them, decided on 195/45 r14 toyo t1rs

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20mm spacers on the rear, non on he front, fitment is perfect! so whacked them on a drove it to work friday morning. finished work at half four and cracked on with the almighty task ahead. my mate dan dino helped me with the stripping and fitting. we both work together and did our apprenticeships at scothalls bmw and then at the same time both got jobs at snows :D

so anyway the plan went well, dan strip everything off the car whilst i prep and prime all the removable panels. dan did an awesome job and by 3 am the car was completely gutted i had all the panels in high build too :) the windows came out with intact seals a treat! though we did have a helping hand from the 70 degree oven. to panels were atrocious, they were rust free, but the bonnet had red oxide primer on it, orbi sanded it off which took forever!! then blocked the absolute shite out of everything apart from the tailgate, wanted to get them all true and straight as well as uncover any dents. being a painter ive only ever filled small dents, was a bit out of my league here. when sanding one of the doors i uncovered a nasty repair that i had to re do, as a bit worried about this but came out lovely. getting my feel in my right hand now :) must be less wanking or something

finished the day at three in the morning, managed to get two hours kip and then back on it for another 16 hours on saturday.. after working 20 hours on friday.. i wasn't as full of enthusiasm as friday and very tired very tired... but cracked on. saturday we got everything painted, got most of the dents repaired on the shell (didnt have enough time to do everything) found a few bits of rust/rot. a ground it down to clean metal and sealed it completely in with paint. so no more moisture or oxygen means no more rust :) well i hope! the shell was really nice!

worked till 1 in the morning bleurgh. painting a shell was hard, all the contours and shuts on top of the flat panels makes it hard to lay the clear on without getting a run in a place you dont want it, like where you cant flat it out
I only got the chance to polish the roof, but to be hounest, thats all it needed! the gun finish was epic! such and awesome finish, i used solvent base coat and it flashes of alot faster meaning less chance of getting dirt in the paint.

sunday start at 8, and finished fitting it all up by 6. i let dan do all the fitting as he is so dam good at it, absolute perfectionist. got all my seals and panels to fit so perfectly! i was so amazed at what he did, cant thank him enough!

so we smashed out a £2500 doors of windows out 4 panel colour change respray in 3 days :D cost me £70 haha and paint dans vespa frame :) awesome!

things to do in the near future
new gasket for the aerial
harder springs to go lower :) also set my ride heights again as they were way out
refurb wheels
new sunroof seal and paint my non rotten sunroof
new dealer plates

enough talk and onto lots of pics



























































































































these were all taken with my phone so not the best quality, by the time i got home it was dark :( went for a little cruise :P
will get some good pics with the slr next weekend
thanks for reading :)
Taylor






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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2014, 10:28:46 am »
Jaysus, I am so jealous :( - That looks unreal man. I want mine resprayed. Nothing better than capri green :D

Watched a bit of your video...standard haha!

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2014, 01:11:40 pm »
It's suucch a nice colour! It's so much more vibrant and really in your face, the old colour had saturated alot

I know lol, need to edit it and take all the slow bits out as it is long.

Just reading your write up now :)

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Re: Capri green, original G40
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2014, 01:55:08 pm »
Capri green looks so nice when it's not faded!