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Bought my first mk1 towards the back end of last year and havent really had time to make a start on it, but over the past couple of weekends ive had time to start stripping her down.

This is her in the first couple of days of getting her home.

I need to change those horrible alloys they dont suit it in my opinion.





As i said over the past couple of weekends ive been stripping her and it revealed a few nasties.





The plastic arch liners hid a few rot spots that i couldnt see at first



Thats as far as ive got so far but im looking forward to cracking on with it and restoring her to her former glory ill try and keep you posted as i progress.

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Looks like the usual areas mate, nice little car though!!

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As said above mate doesn't look too bad at all. The usual spots which should be sorted easily enough with time and .

Best of luck with it mate. Come back and show us how you are getting on with it  :thumbs:

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Rust is like an iceberg………

You only see 30% of what is really there!

Good luck with the resto.:thumbs:

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Yomp said

Rust is like an iceberg………

You only see 30% of what is really there!

Good luck with the resto.:thumbs:

Bet the captain of the Titanic wishes he had known that before he set sail  :lol:  :lol:  :thumbs:

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Havent really done much to her for a while for various reasons, but i'm finally getting stuck back in, she's currently in the bodyshop having a new rear panel and roof skin welded in and then prep for paint, i have also purchased a g60 engine to put in and i have started to strip that for rebuild. C:\fakepath\image.jpg C:\fakepath\image.jpg C:\fakepath\image.jpg C:\fakepath\image.jpg

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Lhasa green gti resto



Not much progress im afraid, she's been tucked up in the unit for a while as I've been travelling south east Asia with my girlfriend for the last two months, I really want it on the road for next summer, I've been saying this for the last 3 years haha but I'm planning to get stuck in a gain when I get back and really progress with it over winter.

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The rear panel was fitted though and the body is coming along nicely!

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So after my last post over 2 years ago. I realised I just wasn't happy with the quality of work that was done to the body and it was a bit of a bodge up which is my own fault as I was trying to get it done on the cheap, having a young family I thought this was the right thing to do but it has bitten me on the bum. Anyway fast forward to 2018 I decided to have the body done correctly and even bought panels that I had already bought new once as I wasn't happy with them. I was so ready to give up on it and throw in the towel but I'm so glad I didn't. I picked it up just before Xmas and I'm so happy. I can finally start building it after 6 years of ownership. I will keep adding photos of my progress. IMG-20181123-WA0021.jpg IMG-20181123-WA0020.jpg IMG-20181116-WA0010.jpg IMG-20181116-WA0006.jpg

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Lovely!

Looking forward to the rebuild… exciting times ahead.

Its going to be a Very Happy New Year this year!!

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Absolutely Gorgeous!  You will end up with a stunning car! Such a cool colour!

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Lhasa green gti resto

Front suspension 90 percent assembled today. Got the rear struts assembled and on the car too. Hopefully fuel tank and rear axle on next week. [emoji16]

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Looks like a superb paint job.  I love Lhasa Green Mk1's.  I'll be following your build thread with interest.

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Olliew94 said

Front suspension 90 percent assembled today. Got the rear struts assembled and on the car too. Hopefully fuel tank and rear axle on next week.

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Are those back plates on the right way round? Difficult to tell from the photo but they curve away from the disc. Those look like theyre curving towards?

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Ahh sh*t. Been a while since I took it apart you are correct my friend. Thanks for that would have been a surprise when I went to put the disc on [emoji23]

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Olliew94 said

Ahh sh*t. Been a while since I took it apart you are correct my friend. Thanks for that would have been a surprise when I went to put the disc on

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Easily done if your not accustomed to them. it seems the natural way to put them. Trouble now is you got either cut them or pop the wheel bearing which usually results in the inner race coming out.

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Yomp said

Olliew94 said

Ahh sh*t. Been a while since I took it apart you are correct my friend. Thanks for that would have been a surprise when I went to put the disc on [emoji23]

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Easily done if your not accustomed to them. it seems the natural way to put them. Trouble now is you got either cut them or pop the wheel bearing which usually results in the inner race coming out.
Yeah. I've ordered two new bearings to be on the safe side. Luckily I had the ones on the car in my parts collection so haven't had to fork out twice thank God.

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Looking good! Are you still going down the G60 route?

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Looking good! Are you still going down the G60 route?
Yep, engine and box all rebuilt ready to drop in [emoji16]

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Very nice, looking forward to seeing the end result
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