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Feel my pain...

Okay, so I've had this for a bit and there are threads elsewhere in the interweb but in summary…

I bought it looking like this, rattle can, filler, rust with a rainwater gloss.  I'm the third owner and it's spent the last 7 years sitting in a barn.





and it currently looks like this after attacking with the spanners and a wire brush on the end of a drill. I've taken the sliding rear screen out for safe keeping and put the original plastic one in, wings have also been taken off, then put back on as I haven't got anywhere to store them








Plans now include, replace the front panel (on it's way from ebay land), replace the outer rear (panel in the bedroom), new scuttle and a pillars hopefully will be sorted in a bit. I'm not sure what can be done with the internal back panel as no-one makes a replacement so it may be a case of see what can be done with bits of flat plate.

When it's solid, it'll be painted flat black, (hopefully) MoT'd and then I want to run it for a bit.

Short term plans include fit the webber I've got for, find and fit a gt1 cam and manifold and see what that does. More long term, I want to replace the bed and sort out the body so it's all nice and smooth and shiny, then maybe change the wheels.

I'm not looking for show winner, just something that's nice, solid and usable

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Nice solid and useable?

Sounds like a plan………I saw a hills for sale recently  :thumbs:

Looks like the front screens been leaking for a while eek! Still solid under the rust along the dash?

Love the fact that you're storing stuff in the bedroom 😅 ain't gone quite that far yet…..dining room, living room, office and spare room but not our bedroom yet. :lol:

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this be any use?

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It might be…does it have the 'inside the cab under the dash' bit?

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pillars were not great and had a bit of rust in the corner but could be useful for repairing around the screen. been sitting outside for a while so probably looks a bit worse now
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sporttrucker said

pillars were not great and had a bit of rust in the corner but could be useful for repairing around the screen. been sitting outside for a while so probably looks a bit worse now
Can I come and have a look to see if I can use them?

Oh, and a new (to me) front panel has arrived… not many parts needed now, then the fun can begin !!

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A busy day… you may remember how it looked a week or so ago, but today this happened



Then :ocf_emoticons__eek:



and then



which ended up as :ocf_emoticons__eek:



6 hours later it looks like



Nice and shiny front end, seems like a shame to paint it matt black !

The bonnet / front is square (checked then checked again) it's just the bonnet isn't all the way down as the catch needs a bit of adjustment

Plans for tomorrow include fit the back panel, do the internal rear panel, go round filling all the other holes, take a few photos, sweep up all the bits of rust (again) and have a beer or 2

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Looks good mate, nice to see a caddy being saved!

Matt

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A busy afternoon…



We had to remove the lot to the tops of the 'indentations' but unfortunately the replacement panel didn't go that far so I now have a join - the eagle eyed among you will have spotted another (new) rusty hole



And from the inside, we had to replace the whole width so I have lost the small ridges, but meh ! You can see what's left of the old front panel in the back, it could never have been saved as it was like a tea bag.



New plans for the weekend include filling all of the little holes that we've found, grinding all of the welds down, etch prime and seam seal then a quick top coat (or 4), then all that's left is to put it back together, easy…

What I could do with are some photos of the internal rear panel that have been covered because I want to sound deaden it, then cover so I need ideas as to how far to go up. Also recommendations on decent sound deadening

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Damn! That's some welding mucker

Getting there tho

Sound deadening, try some lead flashing, cheaper than a named stuff. It's not the same but works well

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Right, quick question… I've done all this welding, and (for example) on the 'A' pillars there are a couple of small patches. I can paint the outside obviously, but what do I do about the inside as I can't get any paint on it ??

I was going to just fill as much of it as I can with lots of cavity wax and hope or is there something else? Probably should have thought about this earlier…

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Did you use weld through primer on the bits you welded in? From what I understand this helps. 

Chuck a load of gunk into it and hope!

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And today it looks like…



I've also painted the inside of the cab, but no pictures as it's just the inside painted black, not too interesting, but it matches every other nice new and the old bits of metal. I've also used a tin of dynax S50 on all the cavities and found a couple of seams I hadn't sealed so now there are nice big waxy streaks down the back panel and a puddle of wax on the floor, ho hum…

I also decided to replace the aerial and as the passenger side wing had a blob of filler underneath, I've knocked that out. Fairly easy, except there was about 3mm of filler on the top of the wing, so small hole from the underneath, huge crater on top. I'll add it to the list.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try to get the dash back in if I can remember how it came out (fingers crossed)

Edit - Looking like that, it needs some smoked crosshair headlights, anyone got any spare that they'd like to donate ??

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While I think about it, where does this go? It was on the floor when I pulled the dash out but can't see anywhere obvious that it came from, any ideas?



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It's off one the dash rocker switches it's dropped to bits

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Ashton09 said

It's off one the dash rocker switches it's dropped to bits



Cheers… something else to fix, I'll have a look in the morning !

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And it was out of the hazard warning switch, and now fixed.

Anyway, dash in (needs a bit more of a clean)



Started on the sound deadening, going to do the back panel and from floor to underside of the dash



It also starts and runs… but heater doesn't work at all (hoping it's a fuse) and I've broke my new interior light  O_oMay be able to start to think about an MoT in a week or so  :thumbs:

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And the windscreen leaks :'(

Should it have a drain hole in the corner (I think the other corner has one) ??

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I don't have any bits left… time to book the MoT  :lol:


And shut the door before I take some more photos !

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Blah blah said

And the windscreen leaks :'(

Should it have a drain hole in the corner (I think the other corner has one) ??

No drain holes along the windscreen area, well there is no holes along my Mk1 cabriolet.


Ignore the rusty bits, they have now been painted.


Don't have a picture of passengers side but it's the same as drivers side.

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
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