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golf1980's 1980 golf driver G60

This is not really a build thread but just some pics from over the years.

This is my first car.

According to the VW birth certificate, my golf was made on the 12th of July and left the factory on the 15th as a VW golf 'S'.
I believe this means it is one of the last S1's made as they changed to S2 in August 1980.

It left the factory with 13jx5.5 steel wheels and tweed upholstery.

It was first registered in the uk in october 1980 as a VW golf driver, 1272cc, 4 speed manual, 3 door, 14x6 RG 'TYPE CLAY' alloy wheels(i still have these).

I am the 9th registered owner.
I bought when i was 17 for 800. i really love it.
It was a gti look a like with all the trim.

I put chrome bits on it straight away(i still have all the original trim just incase i decide to change it all back)

i have so many pics because i take some each time i change something.
this is one of the earliest digital pics i have;



The previous owner put the mk4 polo 16v wheels on it.
So i bought these wheels to replace them;



they scrubbed so i got these ones;



then i got my arches done so the porche ones got a re furb and went back on for a while;



these are the show room upgrade alloys;



my current wheels. 15x7 et13 pcd 4x100 BBS mahles. 2 sets of rears from a bmw E21. 8) ;



old and new;



so those are all my wheels.



when i got it re sprayed( january 2010) it had no bumpers for a while;




a few weeks after the re spray, the windscreen imploded whislt my girlfriend and i drove along the a43 at 70mph!





it was scary. lucky we were both wearing sunglasses! we were both all cut up. Liz still has scars on her legs :(
it has a nice laminated windscreen now.

i use it as much as possible. no matter what the weather;




(that is me in that pic)

before and after a good t cut and wash(pre re spray);



representing mk1s at the first vw meet at the stratton arms in turweston;



some bits i made at work;













being prepped for a re spray;





archwork for the bbs';




mk1jim very kindly gave me this;



new rear lights;



current interior;



it is currently getting a new g60 engine put in so whilst the old engine was out, i got the bay sorted(these are my most recent pics to date);


^the last pic of it as a 1.3. it is looking at its new engine.






i will put more recent pics up when i get the car back.

now here is a bunch of pics that i think just look really cool. they are in no particular order;


















































My car shares carbon with this car;


mark webbers race car

that is about it for now.

more to come.

it is nearly finished.

Thanks for looking   :D

Rich

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Looks lovely rich you must be very happy with it.. love those beemer wheels.  :D

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ha ha. thanks very much. as you can probably tell, i am very happy with it. i havent always been though. mainly when i was really poor and it kept breaking down.
 i love the beemer wheels too. selmdon seen on a mk1 golf 8) or a bmw for that matter! very rare. if anyone has a set, keep hold of them.
they are very light too!

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supercharger is dead :(. will have to wait even longer till i get it back now :(

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looks really nice looking forward to seeing the engine go in  :twisted:

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Thats really cool mate nice work over the years .

Is it a original small light rear panel or was it stitched in ? Seen a few 1980`s and some have small lights some have large .

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yes!! so glad you finally stuck some pictures up and thanks for sending me the link... there is some real history here, great pictures. i swear the car looks brilliant in all the pics. good to see you look after it bet you are dead chuffed with it.... get some pics up of the engine progress :) bet you cant wait to hear the charger whine!

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looks really nice looking forward to seeing the engine go in

cheers mate! me too!

Thats really cool mate nice work over the years .

Is it a original small light rear panel or was it stitched in ? Seen a few 1980`s and some have small lights some have large .

Thanks very much :)

the rear panel is original. i get that question alot. you are right though. i have seen some 1980's with large rear lights too. it was the last year of the series 1. maybe some of the last 1980's to be made were s2?

yes!! so glad you finally stuck some pictures up and thanks for sending me the link… there is some real history here, great pictures. i swear the car looks brilliant in all the pics. good to see you look after it bet you are dead chuffed with it…. get some pics up of the engine progress  bet you cant wait to hear the charger whine!

thanks mate. no problem. i am really pleased so far. i've imagined fixing it up for years. i used to cut pictures of nice wheels out of my old magasines and put them on a photo i had, just to give me an idea of what it will look like one day! lol. i could not imagined what i have now though! you well know about all the little details that go into making it your own car. all the things that go wrong teaches you something about it.
as for the noise! i can't wait! the custom exhaust sounded amazing when it was a 1.3! now it is a supercharged 1.9!
i think i am looking forward to the noise more than anything! i have even taken out my soundsystem because i dont need it anymore! lol.

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whoop, just heard you got your charger back :) sucks it took so long for the courier to get it to you, have you got any good picks of the porting work they did on it? hows the car in general looking? dead keen on this car!

if you need any help getting the car running right, pm me on edition and il help, think iv had just about every problem going with mine lol!

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so pleased it finally arrived!
one thing i have learned whilst owning this golf is patience. its always worth waiting for.

i haven't got any pics of the porting work sadly. didn't think of that. i should have asked them to take some whilst they did it.
i do have loads of other pics that i do need to put up on here. some new engine pics and latest project i've been working on at work  8)  wait till you see that!

got new G60 steels on for winter now and i have a new 11 slat debadged chrome grill to go on aswell. going to lower it a bit more too because the wheels tuck nicely now that the arches are done.

probably about 20 hours work left and it will be finished!

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Cool car, I like it a lot, have you fitted spacers to get the wheels fitting right, if so whats size did you pick? p.s cool den in the woods  8)

1983 1.5gl cabriolet in yellow, its the nuts!

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Cool car, I like it a lot, have you fitted spacers to get the wheels fitting right, if so whats size did you pick? p.s cool den in the woods

thanks! :)

with the bbs' i used 5mm spacers on the rear to try and bring them out a little. i think the fronts poke out a little too much.
with the g60 steels i have 5mm spacers on the front and 10mm ones on the rears. these have a higher offset than the bbs so the tuck looks quite nice i think. especially now that the arches are done. means i can lower it a bit more :)
that hut is awesome! had alot of fun building it.
it's given me something to do whilst the car is away.

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so. it's been a while but i have some more pics

seats re trimmed in alcantara and porsche hounds tooth






sneaky pic of the brakes



and a couple of unfinished bay pics for you guys




that is one very very special cam cover. made from pre preg F1 grade carbon fibre. not wrapped. 100% carbon. red bull use this carbon on their twice F1 championship winning cars. i am very pleased with how it has turned out.

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great pics there sir wee wagon looks very well

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Awesome car dude! I am very jealous lol! Can't wait to see the engine finished!

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i am gutted i sold you my charger now!think mine needs sending off now!good luck with the car the rocker cover looks ace after the work you put into it i have given up building my g60 mk1 sportline as selling car standard so tucking the engine away going to buy  a mk2 (there cheaper)instead as having a year off cars with the baby instead!!good luck with it

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i heard you were calling an end to it. they do cost alot of money these old cars.
congratulations and all my best wishes to you and your family :)

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Cool car mate. Surprising how changing the rims makes the car look so different. You've tried out a few too  :wink:   :)

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looking awesome Rich :D

rocker cover looks immense, when you get time you will have to make me some bits LOL

mine has now taken a back seat, not seen it for atleast 6 months, im now loosing interest and thinking of giving up on the G60 setup i have lying around for it. :(

im glad you have kept at yours,it will be worth it :wink:
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