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Rubbadubdub's Red Mk1 Driver

Hello all,

So after owning my Mk1 for two weeks and getting familiar with it all i decided to make a project thread (well more of a thread to show it off!)

So yes, i had been looking for a mk1 for almost a year and after a long wait was contacted by Pete and Daz (NASTYGRIFF) about a 1.3 3dr tin top they had just brought. Some of you may know them on here as they buy alot of mk1's and basically restore them and sell them on. This sounded like a great idea, so i decided to take the plunge and make the 170 mile journey to view the car. After viewing the car in its rawest form i decided to put a deposit down!



So now i had to wait for them to respray the car, give it a service and get it MOT'd! The next four weeks went incredibly slow for me as i couldn't wait to get my hands on the car, especially after being sent teaser pictures of the car!



Just after the respray.



Waiting for me to come and collect!

As soon as i got in the car to drive home i fell in love! Daz and Pete did a really good job on the car an would highly recommend them, really helpful with everything and the car looked great!

So enough storys and more pictures! I gave it a clean when i got home, and had a little play around with the car with the bumpers off!





back together!





After owning the car for a week i decided it was time to get rid of the manky old seats which were in there and replace them with some GTI grey stripe seats. I purchased these form joe90k, with a set of doorcards and parcel shelf, before i picked up the golf itself, so during the four weeks wait i decided to clean them up a bit!


Before and after


Before and after

So now it was time to swap the seats over, which is such an easy job!


old seats!


rear bench


Fronts out


Rears out and time for a quick scrub


Much better!


Rear bench in


Fronts in

Now thats where im up to this the car so far! my plans are to ort out the stereo and speakers (nothing chavy!) get some ats classics on it and then see where it goes from there! but so far loving the car and ownership (my first car owned in my name too  :D )

so i shall leave you all with my favourite shot of the car for now


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Love that pic, car looks ace mate fair play :)

Just out of interest what did you do with the old seats ??

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Re: Rubbadubdub's Red Mk1 Driver

Love that pic, car looks ace mate fair play :)

Just out of interest what did you do with the old seats ??

Scott

Still got them if you want them? the sub frames are MINT, and the material is all good on them bar the driver seat bolster, which has a repair patch on it

pm me and let me know

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A long time since ive updated this, not a great deal has changed but i thought i would update with some pictures over the past year :)









Need to re do these badges so that they are matte black



New headlights fitted

Engine before a little tidy up



And after



New smoked rear lights and terrible exhaust







New Shoes:wub:

German Plates fitted



and the tidy new exhuast!:thumbs:

My staggered bullet wheels to go on, 7j front 8j rear with 175/50/R13 nankangs all over



7J



8J



and the most recent shots with the wheels fitted (yes it needs to come lower :$)





This thread is no way near as exciting or technical as the majority on here but still somewhere for me to dump my photos :lol:Thanks

Toby

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I've always liked the 1.3 driver. They just seem so 'right' somehow. I always think of them as the GT somehow.

It's a shame the interior seats were damaged as those looked again just 'right' . I do like the GTI seats too though.

Also love the wheels and that bit of stretch on the back. Good choice. Again subtle but 'right'. Don't go too low though!

Really nice car mate. You must be rightly proud of it.  :thumbs:

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Thanks for the kind words everyone  :$

Regarding the seats, yes it was a shame about the seats, they were very grubby and tatty but your right they did "fit" with the image. i Saw a set of re trimmed Tweed seats on here which i thought looked really smart so that may be an option in the future  :)

I wont take her much lower, maybe an inch or two and go from there, i have to watch it as my drive is an awkward shape so i would scrape is i came down too much!

But yes very proud :) finally looking how i wanted her to look!

Flick r - Flickr: ErosUK's Photostream Insta g r a m - @MK1_TOBY

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Beautiful car, love it  :thumbs:

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Great looking MK1 Toby - good pics  :cool:  :thumbs:

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liking the new wheels, very cool..

pls put some gti stripes down the side - would finish it off a treat !!  :)



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Looks awesome fair play! :)
I've been meaning to clean up the metal on my headrests, but mine seem to be seized onto the seat..
I'll give it some proper welly soon though, yours look so much better after cleaning up :cool:


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Thanks guys.

richievr - Yea i have the decals in my room i just need to get round to putting them on.

Ellface - Mine were a struggle to get the locking pins out but one i got those out they were fine, i need to get the drivers seat sorted though as the seat foam is a bit 'flat' :(

Flick r - Flickr: ErosUK's Photostream Insta g r a m - @MK1_TOBY

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Couple of recent pictures to update this thread :)


Crusty Bumper, need to sort that out really.







Then i got my hands on an SLR camera, first couple of shots the day i got it, just getting used to focus



My new yellow bulb caps :$



Then i had time after work to get some full car shots :)











Thanks for looking ;)Toby

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Lovely pics and great quality as well !!

Cars looking spot on  :thumbs:

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Lovely looking car mate !

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Looking very nice Toby, hope to see it Sunday.  :thumbs:

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Great pics, great car  :cool:

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thanks guys :)A couple of pictures of mine from Dubs at the Park
 

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Was good to meet you yesterday mate, car looked sweet!

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