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    Post by paulshears on Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:18 pm

    I don’t really know why I bought my Driver confused

    At the time I was living in a rented flat on Anlaby Rd. in Hull…..I had a Scirocco that was SORNed cos I couldn’t afford the insurance…..and I was running Matt’s mk1 Golf 1.1 C with him second on the insurance (he was learning to drive at the time)

    I did think about making a GTI replica, I even bought all the bit to do it…….it does have some GTI bits fitted, but only cos I wanted to make the car “mine”……Mars red is probably the most popular mk1 colour and I do get bored of seeing them cos they all look the same…..

    There wasn’t really a plan at the time to make it into what it is today

    This is the car when I got it, cost my £600 & I was ripped off really cos there was a couple of months MOT left and when MOT time came it failed BIG STYLE
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    Also when I tried to MOT it a rigid brake pipe burst when they tested the brakes…….then I drove it across the yard, pulled the handbrake to stop the car, I just locked the brakes and crashed into a wall L
    The front bumper was damaged and so was the lower front panel….BUT, these were in need of replacing anyway

    So the idea was to tidy up the rusty bits and get it MOTed…….this turned into a full re-spray and me spending around £2500

    BIG TIP - if you look at buying a Mark 1, look here first (picture below)……were the drivers side seat belt mount, it was totally rotten here and MOT fail…..big job to fix….it’s caused by mud collecting in the wheel arch and on top of the petrol tank filler neck pipe (filler neck was shot too)
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    All the rust had to be cut out …..new panel between the inner and outer arches replaced, inner arch had to be replaced with a piece cut out of an accident damaged mk1 & a new filler neck fitted
    part way through
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    Matt’s to thank for the bodywork
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    When it first went back on the road….less the arch extensions and stripes
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    £2500 later
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    At the mk1 Owners Club Show @ Gaydon ……with the MSW wheels that I got bored of polishing and sold
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    At the beginning of 2006 I decided to get the head gasket done and clean as much of the engine bay as I could, without removing the engine

    Engine bay before
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    Engine bay after
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    Up to now I have won the following

    Best Standard / Slightly modified mk1 Golf at CGTI Elsecar 2005
    Best Classic Golf mk1 at GTI Track Show Donington Park 2005
    Best mk1 Golf at GTI Spectacular York Raceway 2006

    The engine bay is also shown in the Mk1 Golf Owners Club 2007 Calender

    Next on the list to do are

    take the engine out and paint the block & gearbox
    fit a new sump & oil pump while the sumps off ……car runs a little hot & I think the oil pump is the problem as water pump, radiator and head gasket have been done
    Get the drivers seat re-trimmed……worn bolster
    Get a new headlining fitted…..tear near tailgate
    Re-conditioned steel wheels are to be fitted as well


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    Post by richyc on Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:24 pm

    Stunning car Paul,well worth all the work when you see it like it is now. Cool
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    Post by Geeman on Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:29 pm

    Wow! That's looks great. Lots of hard work have paid off fella! afro


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    Post by mackavelli on Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:46 pm

    that looks fantastic now compared to how it looked. really impressive
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    Post by sarah on Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:42 am

    looks ace paul even better in the metal afro cherry
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    Post by ad24gti on Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:38 am

    That is one clean mk1
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    Post by a3mart on Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:49 am

    thats cool buddy

    really good work
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    Post by paulshears on Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:49 pm

    thanks for the comments Very Happy

    daft as it may sound....i can't wait till the original steelies are finished & back on it Shocked
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    Post by spen on Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:15 pm

    Very very tidy and well worth the effort. Cool
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    Post by matt on Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:18 pm

    very tidy car now mate great job
    1 question 4 ya wen u cleaned the engine did u use a steam cleaner ?
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    Post by paulshears on Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:54 pm

    matt wrote:very tidy car now mate great job
    1 question 4 ya wen u cleaned the engine did u use a steam cleaner ?

    i had the head off for headgasket replacement and head skimming.....so gave me a bit of room

    i did'nt use a steam cleaner.....thats a quick way, but i heard people say that they have taken paint off &/or damaged CV boots will them

    used "Grease Off" Degreaser for the worst bits and cheap citrus cleaner from Asda to finish off & various brushes....even tooth brushes Embarassed ....then rinsed off the crap with low pressure water hose

    Took about 2 weeks, but i was only doing about 2 hours a night on it & i was'nt in a hurry as the car was out of tax at the time

    There are still some bits that i could'nt get to or missed....but hopefully the engines coming out for the block and box to be painted, so i'll do a better job this time
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    Post by matt on Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:53 pm

    kk thanks alot mate
    will come in handy in the future
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    Post by paulshears on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:11 pm

    i won Best Standard mk1 Golf @ Elsecar 2008 Cool

    bit of snow when i left my house at 5:30am

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    could'nt get any useful pic's while my car was in the shed at Elsecar......so took some in the carpark after the show (before it got grafted on the way home)

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    only change since last year are pressed UK font (as in legal) plates

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    Post by mrgarf on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:14 pm

    well done mate , bet your a happy man


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    Post by VUU CULT KARL on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:26 pm

    congrats matey
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    Post by Guest on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:28 pm

    congrats it did look smart !
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    Post by Guest on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:29 pm

    wheyy go on shears! Very Happy
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    Post by paulshears on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:33 pm

    thanks people thumbs up
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    Post by Guest on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:43 pm

    who won best modded mk1?
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    Post by Bluedub on Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:14 pm

    Good work Paul! I bet you're well chuffed, and rightfully so too!!!!!!!!!
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    Post by Geeman on Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:02 pm

    Nice one!

    no snow there then I see...

    Congrats dude!


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    Post by Guest on Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:25 pm

    spiffing work paul! looks ace as per usual! bet ur proper happy!
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    Post by dsmithmobile on Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:27 am

    Congrats on the win


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