Two years ago I decided that my little 1litre mk4 polo wasnt doing it for me any more and decided to go buy a mk2 golf.
Found one that was totally standard exept from a scorpion backbox and no rear spoiler, for the pricey sum of £840.
Got a hold of some updated lighting and a single headlamp grill for free to start things off.
The week after buying the car I was run over and left in the middle of the road with my leg broken in three places, which was nice, so had a bit of time on my hands to plan my next move. As I was totally skint and out of work I started thinking of what I could scrounge from m8s and bits and bobs lying around my m8s garage. A m8 and I chipped in for an old 5 door gti to use for spares which came with a nice set of shiney bbs rims
After alot of hard graft and various foul language they came up not too bad.
Managed to get a few pennies together and got a set of 40mm lowering springs which went on to a set of koni adjustables which had been on a m8s golf and got tyres for the bbs's and a few other wee touches and the golf was starting to look a bit more respectable.
Christmas came and on my list to santa was some crystal lighting to finnish off the front.
Since i got the golf Id been after a set of old skool bmw mim 1900's that another m8 had lying bout and eventually talked him in to parting with them for a reasonable price. They were a bit rough but after the bbs's I wasnt too worried.
Decided to get some decent pics at this stage of me and the car that started this terrible obsession (A9 LYG)
In November of last year the car was taken off the road for a major rework and now looks like this.
Up until a few months ago the only transport I had was my trusty Transit works van and that almost drove me to tears, so I decided to purchase another mk2.
It had been sitting since October and the owner claimed that the starter motor had died but a new unit was being supplied and the whole car was in need of some major tlc as you can see in the ebay pic.
So after some friendly banter I walked away with this beast for under 400 notes. After a closer inspection and some wiggling of wires (and a new battery) one turn of the key was all that was needed to summon the beast.
Gave the car a quick wash and sorted the mouldy interior and after the first day she was looking not too bad.
As the wheels that were on the car where more like the squareish stone ones sported by the flintstone mobile I decided to stick on a set of mims I had kicking about and give the old lady a little bit of a wash.
I had bought a set of coockie cutters ages ago and they had been lying around along with some fk konigsport coilovers so naturally they had to go on too.
After a near miss with one of the front adaptors coming loose I have gone off the porsche rims alltogether so Im going back to the mims but with a difference. Hopefully within the next few weeks it should look like this.
But before then Im going to get some desent pics as it is just now.
So if theres anybody left after that , what you think?
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