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    Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:57 am

    Well, as some of you already know I bought an Oak Green 3dr Mk2 16v the other week.

    It's now home... but it's not quite a good as I first thought. Don't get me wrong, it's still a good car and extremely solid. There's no rust or corrosion anywhere... but the paint is a little untidy. The front wings, bonnet and bumper look like they've been sprayed with a hoover. There are dents and scratches all over it, with a bit of lacquer peel in the sunroof and C pillar. It's had a lot of paint, so I think it'll be going in for full paint at some point soon.Just got to save some pennies up.

    I've taken the Recaros out of it and found a standard 8v interior for it for now. New (temporary) wheels are getting picked up tonight so the 14" RA's will be coming off and will be up for sale (along with the interiorand steering wheel).

    Here it is. Not very good pics at all, but you get the idea.





    And yes... I know - it's got a big exhaust again, just like all the bloody cars I buy! But, it's a full stainless system that's not too loud, so it's staying for now. Cool


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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by leebohull on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:53 am

    it looks sound gee another mk2 golf to add to the cult Very Happy
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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by MkIISimon on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:41 pm

    So Gee, what's the story with this then, how come it's not quite the car you thought it was?
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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:00 pm

    Just the paint really. Everything else is great.


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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:18 am

    Rims picked up... tyres taken off ready for a refurb.

    New 165/50 Bridgestones ordered. 35 + VAT each. BARGAIN!

    Once I get them on and get it lowered a bit more, I think I might be a bit happier with it.

    Anyone want a lovely Mk3 8v? Laughing


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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by MkIISimon on Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:45 am

    Those tyres seem like a bargain Gee. I'm glad that you're happy with it. I only asked the question as you're a man who likes to change his cars and I couldn't work out how you hadn't spotted that the paint wasn't 100% when you bought it? I love a Mk2 in this colour, it's probably my very favourite. Looking forward to seeing this and if I had the money and a garage I'd have the Mk3 off you too - not a great deal of help, I know!!
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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Deano on Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:11 pm

    Looking forward to this project,looks like a very nice base to start with G,sure you'l have it looking mint in no time. Cool
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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by mrgarf on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:52 am

    i dont think its your keeper , cant wait to nose round in the metal think i need to take it for a spin


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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:55 am

    LOL - you wanna buy it?


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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by dsmithmobile on Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:39 pm

    Like it Gee but it remains to be seen if its a keeper as your not exactly known for keeping cars lol

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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:38 am

    So... I'm getting the tyres fitted on the Sebrings today.

    Here's a pic of one of the wheels I picked up (they've been refurb'd!)



    And here's the Mk2 sat at work (I insured it for the day!)



    It now sporting a standard late 8v interior, but I'm on the lookout for something else interesting. Also got the Momo Team in, but the steering column is a little loose with it on... so I need to investigate that. It was fine with the other wheel on. Weird.

    Had a spin to Lincoln and back in it last night to drop some kit off for Mr.Garf - it drove nice and smoothly. I just feel that it's not pulling like it should... so a decent service is called for!

    Inspiration...?



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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by MkIISimon on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:51 am

    Mmmmmm, liking the inspiration you're drawing on Giles. What are the Sebrings originally from? Were they the standard wheel that came on the Rallye??
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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by mrgarf on Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:48 am

    sebrings came on the rallye and early corrado 16v i think

    seen car in metal now, drives well defo got potential Very Happy



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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by craigvr6 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:22 am

    not long ago binned a set of sebrings with tyres....no one wanted them so they went to the tip :-)
    nice mk2 there gee in the other pic.

    ps the mk3 looks good to.

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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:59 am

    Just a quick one after lowering it some more. Need to go a little lower...?



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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by MkIISimon on Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:45 am

    I think it looks about right at that height Gee, but I'm wondering whether the Sebrings need spacers to move them out just a touch or perhaps it's just the dimension of the tyres on them? I had this with my silver Mk2 when I put the Porsche rims on it, they always looked smaller than 15's, even with spacers and I think it was down to the tyres I fitted. I like the look of the Sebrings though, a mate of mine had a Mk2 many many moons ago with these on them and I always liked it back then. It got stolen in the end! Bad times. Catch you soon buddy.
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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:55 am

    15mm spacers arriving tomorrow for the rear! Wink


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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:11 am

    Better pic...



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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by MkIISimon on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:16 am

    Cool photo, really nice. Look forward to seeing it with spacers on the rear, I think that'll make a big difference.
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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Geeman on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:42 am

    Well... it wasn't a keeper after all.

    It's now sold. That will teach me not to buy a car until the other one has sold first!



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    Re: Oakie mk2 - the keeper?

    Post by Jezz on Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:08 pm

    never say it's a keeper again it's the kiss of death lol


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