'83 Golf - (non)BBS Bodykit - Resto Project - (02/01/22)
Did a little photoshopping on what I want the car to look like when it's done:
Not really sure about the wheels as they have been done to death but still look good for now
richyhill saidhope all goes well at paintshop, be good to see this when all done :-)
Cheers mate, I'll be putting up regular updates photos of work being done whilst it's in the paintshop, get a proper build thread going
My lists is as follows:
Spent such a long time looking at wheels and apart from the OZ's and the Smoore roadsters im on the fence on what wheels to have!
I got my inspiration from this build:
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Well after telling everyone I know that the golf was going to be painted, the cpversation went like this for every person:
Me: "The car is going to the paintshop today"
Them: "Cool, What colour"
Me: errm, the same colour
Them: WHAT! Really! Why?
lol, so I I took the car down with the intention of asking the painter about possibly changing the colour, and before I could say anything he said.. "So can we change the colour? 'Cos that blue doesn't look right"
So the upshot is, I need to figure out what colour to take it..
I don't want it metalic and I dont want any biright colours like Bright Orange, Yelow etc as I may as well keep it like it is.
My initial thought was (after seeing it at E38) Porche Classic Grey but may be a bit dull…
Or go back to the original colour with the original kit on:
So let me know what you think
Or that grey you get on audi tts. Frankie sprayed a fiat 500 in it. That would look good I think.
Most of the metallic ones look either too modern or a bit chavvy is some cases
I'm a fter a more retro feel to mine.. just not really sure which one lol
ive just had a quick look on BMW mini site and done "design your mini" so i could get to exterior colours and i reckon the colour is saw was one of thier solid colour
"ICE BLUE" might be worth a look
Bit like porche classic grey but not as dull?
Approved Used BMW - 2012 MINI One 1.6 Ice Blue
Still need to decide on a colour - please help http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=123359
(pics and poll above)
Arch lip rolled under at the top but to keep the stock look they have let the lower/sides as normal which sounded like a good idea
The old front panel
Wings welded up
Old Roller sat doing nothing lol
Please excuse the poor pics.
Got the arches mocked up to mark out where to cut, I'll be using as little of the repair panel as possible as its only the edge of the arch that needs work. Bugs when I see people welding the entire panel in in one go…
Roof's all done
Rear engined 106!
Riding a little low..lol
Really hope to be getting some more pics and progress up soon…
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Got these delivered yesterday, but annoyingly 2 of of the wheels where stacked on top of each other so it did a bit of grinding of the lip one one of the alloys.. not a huge issue as they came with a spare set of 1/2" lips, but went to put them away today and only noticed a big dent on the inside of the wheel! It's right on the inside lip, so hopefully I can get it fixed up by a wheel refurb place along with a few of the scrapes on the outer lips. Anyone got any thoughts on this?
Got most of the paint off the gearbox but still need to get into the corners and all the bits where the scraper won't fit, thinking of just using nitromors, and then a wire brush on a drill?
Also found a guy in Northampton that for about £40 will take a box as full as you can get it, and zinc plate it. So I'm going to get most of the nuts and bolts re-done.
Especially as when I took out one of the water pipe bolts, I was left with this to deal with…
Also despite my previous efforts of keeping my parents garage tidy (see page 1) my dad managed to fill it crap again, so I've done a deal that I will tidy it for them as long as I can use the whole garage just for my Golf until it's finished, then they can have it back lol..
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