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    Angry Shit box mk2

    So im going to start this off to try and get me back into this car, i haven't touched it for a good 3 month and need to have it on the road July preferably.

    First major post is going to be compiled from an old thread on a forum that is dead now.

    Hope this can bring the old girl back to life.

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    i hope this all makes sence

    here is what she looked like when i got her (I was 18 at the time and had purchased a pretty shite old mk2 off ebay :/)























    Front end was a mess I replaced the bumpers and front end with a jetta front , drinves wing and bonnet was tweeked on the corner but nothing major these eventully were chucked out for better items.
    Painted bits and pieces, and picked up some mk1 p slots which I started to refurb and replaced fuel pump , oil pressure sensor and i have a new air fiter and oil filter. Motor ran like crap for a while and was eventually swapped out for another 1.3











    some pics of engine swap and door pods I made (sounded ok but didn’t look the greatest was a first attempt at that sort of thing (these were scrapped at some point also)




















    [imghttp://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll25/STUSUBSTANCE/0035.jpg[/img]

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    Basicly I had put an older engine in (ce1), had to do away with modern electronic ignition but the old thing ran nicely until he winter when I got sick of it getting wet constantly and breaking down so it eventully was took off the road.

    Shoved some cheap coilovers on































    and my pound shop bug that i chopped up for some “stance” haha

    so since this is off the road and and was now my proper project i bought a mk3 vr6 for an engine swap, i also have a g60 front brake set up and 16v rear
    some pics of the mk3 car










    Motor was just droped in on the orig frame just to get it out the back of my dads van and get the 1.3 to my mates for his mk1. Splitty is owned by a family friend who came round for my dad to llook at something on it I forget what as this was like 3 year ago since then the bus had a fire and was written off but is in someone elses hands being restored again…. bloke also gave me my first car at the age of 14 wich was a rotten old bug that me and my dad build into a beach buggy with a kyote 2 shell. Which I sold and have regretted ever since.















































    New stuff went in and painted some crap








    pressure washed the grubby old vr6 pas rack stripped it down , painted it and rebuilt it with new mk2 tie rods n track rod ends




    built the subframe up with polybushes










    old vs new



    new subframe in



    solid front mount



    the bay then looks like this



    Started smoothing the bay, stripped sealer off and cut some unwanted items off, tucked the looms, early mk2 washer bottle in the boot for squirtys, put a rado pedal box in , and was ready to start welding etc. but it sat like this for along time and I collected parts for it.



    Wheels I had on my jetta were powedercoated and packed away for when the time comes to build them back up , they need the dishs and bolts refinished still and i have a 5th one as a spair now which needs powdercoated to match.



    Moved into a unit so I could work on it properly




    new passangers door glass. Mine had been replaced with tinted glass. Took so long to find genuine clear glass with no reg marks
    since then we have moved units twice and ive bought my first house so I need to get my shit sorted and get the car done and leave to fund building a garage on the side of my house.
    Also, changed direction, I wanted to build a show car then the though of putting all that money into a boring not very quick fwd car made me sick. So I sold some raretys I had collected and bought a r32 skyline from my dad. Which is currently along side the mk2 needing work which I must get on top of.

    Anyway that’s the story it was shit, I had a good laugh at times and have learned so much from this car but it needs to be in 1 piece again:P….

    I will update soon with how the car stands… also it is now tdi
    Last edited by STU?; 03-04-2015 at 07:51 AM. Reason: fixed a couple pics for ya

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    sorry ALOT of pics have fucked up i will fix this :P

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    lol at the pic fuckup

    from what i can c the easy fix will be manually deleting the "/" and the letters that are exta

    so you went from vr6 to tdi (what was the donorcar or engine code?)

    interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    lol at the pic fuckup

    from what i can c the easy fix will be manually deleting the "/" and the letters that are exta

    so you went from vr6 to tdi (what was the donorcar or engine code?)

    interested
    haha at work did it quickly made fuck up :/ lol.

    yea man went to tdi with me wanting to use it as a daily and i do like 50 mile a day commute... ahu code mate, i have a spare one for if i fall in love with the car again so i can build a big ish power motor
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    damn the photos that do work are looking good.
    quite interested what you're doing with this shitbox..


    i shouldn't be daily driving this:
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    ahu, that's a 90's passat right

    any further mods to that engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchieSaxo View Post
    damn the photos that do work are looking good.
    quite interested what you're doing with this shitbox..
    Thanks man

    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    ahu, that's a 90's passat right

    any further mods to that engine
    Ones i have are from mk3 golfs but i think your right they did come in some passats.
    i have an ecu with some sort of map/chip which came with one of my engines from a mates old car which was pretty quick, egr delete (will be using pd130 intake mani when i get one). decat with stainless boxes (just a system i have lying around , may delete mid box)

    not alot more for now just want it in 1 peice and start tweeking when the cars on the road again.

    Also thanks for fixing a few of my pics, ill get the rest sorted asap but works internet is crap and keeps crashing..... Fecking copy and paste fail :P

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    these are some more pics ive came across from progress.

    Some repairs.

    Jacking points on both side as the front were rotten underneith so i cut them out plated them back up and welded the jacking point back on as this was solid.









    i havent got a pic of them finished at the moment but i will ad one soon.

    Then the a pillars needed some work, drivers side being in need of quite abit cutting out passangers just needed a hole welded up.

    no pics of rust before



















    it sat like this for awile





    tdi came along




    since then ive finished doing a semi-smooth bay. which is painted in truck bed liner as i want to redo the chassis legs in the future if i decide to keep the car.

    also ive stripped the motor down cleaned and painted some bits and im waiting on new water pump and timing kit to turn up so it can go back togeather and drop back in, wiring is done for the tdi, just need to solder a few more connections and wrap the loom and shove it down the chassis legs.
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    off work for a week next week plus Easter holidays so hoping to get some progress on this thing. Had a day down the unit saturday just gone mainly sorting out the ton off parts lying around , welded a new stud on the bulkhead that has ripped off when mounting the pedal box, got my new timing kit onto the motor and motor off the engine stand ready to bolt the gearbox etc back up. Sorry for the crap update

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    I love older VWs so much, I almost bought a mk2 myself a couple months ago. Subscribed

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    Got alittle more done on the mk2 , progress is slow from lack of motovasion and time with me working on my house in my spare time also. But its getting there

    got my timing locks and timed the engine up with new belt and tentioner



    cleaned the floor up around the axle bracket mounts and fitted a set of beam relocation plates which centralize the wheel in the arch when lowered a lot. also fitted my poly bushed beam back in along with bolting the suspension up properly (im using 6n polo coilovers which fit the same as mk2 but are far shorter so i will have more travel. I still have like 3 inch of adjustment on the rear but it will be lifted for mot and dropped again when i reshape my arches.





    shoved and exhaust on from a mates old rado which will need a little tweeking but i quite like the daftness of it with the way the car is going to be.






    i may **** it when its on properly but it will do for now

    few units down are a bunch of lads who banger race, and this poor old volvo had took a beating






    My shitty toolbox its not pretty but it does the job



    abit obsessed with mango rubicon right now also

    apologies for the quality of the photos im just using my phone camera at the moment :/

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    finished up the exhaust which is just made from bits ive had lying around.. crap homemade decat downpipe , clamped to a 2" center section from my missis old 3.5 cabby to midbox and backbox from my mates old carrado (2.5") i welded a reducer into the midbox to join it to the center pipe. Needs the hangers tweeked to get it sitting right and away from the floor a little but it will do for now. i had to dint the backbox to clear the wheel well. ill probs cut the midbox out in the future but its on and will work for now



    started putting the loom and dash back in , modded the dash to take the mk3 tdi clocks which match the engine.



    also nipped to my parents and dragged the last of my car stuff out of there loft.



    leaving my unit end of june and need this built and moted for then idealy.

    need to pull my finger out

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    the wheels are awesome, what are they?

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    That thing is gorgeous. If you think that was a crappy MK2 you gotta take a trip to America. Fred Flinstone rotted out floors, completely trashed panels, and flares make up 90% of them here.

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    looks cool!!
    cool bmw

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    Thanks guys , means allot.

    Kind words rely keep me going with this thing.

    Its not to bad of shape tbh , just the usual mk2 areas which most are repaired now, inside the fuel filler was the worst managed to repair it without cutting out the outer skin.

    Rear arches need some work but they arnt bad enough to fail and mot so i will be sorting those out when its back on the road. I plan on cutting them up quite abit to get more clearance so i can run it at the height it currently is....

    Also the wheels are nothelle classic N's 16x7. ive got the center caps but i need to redrill the mounting holes as i had them welded up (muppet i got them off had snapped the caps off as he didnt have the center cap tool :/).

    I should have a mk3 tdi fuel tank and the correct clutch m/c at the weekend so hopefully get those fitted and be a step closer to firing her up.

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    So I haven't done a lot with this thing lately, got all the glass back in and swapped out the passengers side glass (tinted non vw) for a clear vw glass to match the rest.

    Refitted the door and boot rubbers and back lights .

    Started tidying out the car and sorted my loom for the fuel tank, also fitted the fuel tank.

    Put a pair of mk2/3 coilovers in the back just to raise the car untill its on the road moted and my arches fettled etc then i will put the polo coilovers back in.

    cleaned off the penis drawings and some graffiti off the bonnet and gave it a wash.

    haven't took any pictures of this but i will update when im abit further down the line.

    Kinda fell out with both of my cars and have been driving my mothers spare car for work until the golf is driveable which im going to battle on with now...

    to try and help me love it again i bought this, i shouldn't have as i don't rely have the money but it was cheap.



















    I love the kit, but the grill is kinda hilarious but im gona make some light brackets up for it and i will try it out properly in the future.

    plan is get the car on the road without the kit , i will do bodywork and fit the interior properly and mod my mk3 colour concept trim (currently yellow probs die it black) to fit while im using the car daily.

    After bodywork fit the kit up , i will be trimming the front arches back under the arch trims anyway for wheel clearance the wings arnt genuine so it doesn't bother me , rear arches need some work but i plan on removing the lips and welding the 2 skins together as i want to be able to remove the kit and still retain the orig arch if i ever decide to go back to stock body.

    going to cut the fuel filler out and put a new panel in , i tried to save it by repairing the inner skin but made abit of a mess with me learning to weld and lack of space in there so ill chop it all out and redo it

    But for now its solid at least.

    Gona get my head back in this thing so hopefully see some good updates for once.

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    Love the 80's retro bodykit! Mount the grill as well.
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    Very cool.
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    Love the bodykit. But that frontmask/grille is awful

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    Love the wheels and the kit! 90's style rules

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