Will try get some pics this weekend when we'v clean her!(im hoping that ive got the memory cards at home with all these pictures on and that they werent in the camera case that got "misplaced" at ultimate dubs otherwise this threads useless)
Shes a MK1 golf CL 1272
Got her in 2003 and she was a mess, she was green allover cos she'd been sat under a tree, the interior was mouldy, but she had 60,000 miles on her and was pretty much solid, She was a Birthday present from my ex fiance's sister and her husband.Started first turn of the key after being sat for 3 years doing nothing!
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Original intention was to Stick a BBS Body kit on her, Zender spoiler etc and have her resprayed blue! Then I joined DemonVW, and saw the light, I changed my mind and went for standard ish look- cos lets face it when you get given a completely original car with loads of shiney chrome extra's in comparatively good nick you dont wanna go spoiling it. I replaced all the door cards and the parcel shelf with unmolested ones.
Took her up on the ramps at a mates garage and he had a good poke about and said its the tidiest mk1 he's seen in 10 years! BONUS!
So we took about the task of stripping her ready for respray [pic] and realised i needed a replacement wing! hmm.... that was the only panel that needed replacing, I went over her with a fine tooth comb and got every single rust spot (stone chips mainly) and bubble, took it to bare metal, Kurusted it, acid etched and primed it ready for respray- we also had an unfortunate accident with a motorbike which left a whacking great scratch down the rear quarter, so i had a pop at repairing that and by all accounts did a good job!
Had her repsprayed in 2005 and the 1st time I saw her all one colour I actually cried... It was a beautiful day! lol.
It took me almost 5 months to put everything back on, with a lot of help from Oli, StuG and Jez (not this jez,a different one!) and Weeman. Cos i lived so far away from the garage I didn't get chance to work on her v often.
So there she was back to standard.Flew thru her MOT in january 2006 (failed on a windscreen wiper!!)
And then the real stuff started.... improving on an already beautiful classic.
smoked indicators- that sit quite discreetly in the grey and chrome trimmed bumpers!
German Plates- but i changed my mind and got some riveted 3D ones, altho i might get some more without the D on them.
Chrome sunroof deflector,
interior handles and window winders repalced with chrome ones,
nothing major has really been done, its all been about maintenance really. ive spent a fortune on that!
Still to come
This year intend to:
Replace interior/have it retrimmed. I know what I want, I just have to find the material!
Get my wheels sorted out once and for all!
Get roofrack finished and fitted.
So yeh, pics to come, sorry for such a long thread!
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