Body parts restoration and engine trial fit

Published: Monday, 19 November 2018

Again some time has passed by and some of the progress was achieved. To be honest I left this blog a little bit abandoned. If you look at previous post of this build I left car standing on it's own wheels and started to work on removable body parts like doors, front bonnet, rear trunk lid, front wings and lower front panel at the same not limiting myself from restoring solid parts like rear arches. To get back to removable parts they were sourced in quite good condition which means only small fixes are required before priming and putting on car. So lets take a look on a progress!  

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Haldex fabrication. Collecting, modifying and restoring parts

Published: Saturday, 18 November 2017

One day I just looked at my Haldex conversion project standing in my yard for... almost two years. Since then body was left to stand so and not touched during this period. 

However in other aspects it was progressing albeit slowly but consistently. Before leaving it to stand and eventually get to top in my own priority list it had seam sealant added on stitching places as those are welded and weaker against corrosion. I did not want to leave these bare for all the seasons outside. 

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Cut. Weld. Sleep. Part #1

Published: Monday, 21 April 2014


As you remember (or not) in earlier topic I did show you few engine pics and bodykit teaser. You probably have noticed that in these pics shell's almost plain as car's disassembled now. After inspection it's time to take actions and get body to mint condition as there are some issues which interfere with word "mint".

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Cut. Weld. Sleep. Part #2

Published: Friday, 08 May 2015

Quite a long period of time is behind since last topic posted. Previously I did show some of initial progress on shell restoration where I cut out sideskirts and welded in new ones. Removed interior sound deadening, unnecessary brackets, started shell stitiching to improve it's stiffness.

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Closer inspection on Syncro golf

Published: Friday, 21 March 2014

Hi all Golf enthusiasts,

This topic is aimed to look what did I find buying this golf. I'm starting to disassemble it bit by a bit. It's necessary to disassemble till plain shell as it's going to receive full additional shell stitching because it's well known issue for all mk2 Golfs. They all had a twisting body. When it got away from factory line it was such as I told, but after usage for almost 30 years it got even worse. It's possible to solve that and as an advantage I will have still very light weight car. That's a fact mk2's are known for also. Furthermore car will have interior repainted in Porsche Carrara white colour. As much white as a white can be. To reduce weight all brackets, rails, podiums needs to be removed as it won't have any function in it's upcoming way of existence. That's right this Syncro will be track spec car, but sadly road illegal (probably). It would be fun to kill some... faster cars. But long pathway ahead to try that.

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