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Rear discs I like the look and you never know I might get bored of the 1.6 one day.

Powder coating because I’m lazy [emoji23]. I hate rubbing down, painting etc. Powder coaters is 20 minutes away they acid dip, blast and coat. Will last longer than my paint and looks nice. Besides it’s covered in waxoil also which means I end up with a mess somewhere to clean up. Back to being lazy…..

I take the point though. Rattle cans and elbow grease could be done.

I will rattle can the servo as I can’t put that in the powder coaters. Same for calliper carriers etc. [emoji106]


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Check out the beach towel.
Digging through the shed for the parts to rebuild. Bits starting to arrive.




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Test fitting underway.
Waiting for some bolts to arrive and then I can button up the shafts, discs calliper carriers. Size up the flexi hoses, then get the carriers blasted and coated.







By the way my office is now a mess and I need to tidy it tomorrow.


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Every day is a school day…..

Mk4 callipers have a completely different flexi hose set up.  

Another £40 for the conversion hoses from mk2 golf to mk4 golf.   

This rear beam is sucking up cash every day at the moment.[emoji857]


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TBH
I would get a stainless steel tank…… gives you piece of mind albeit more expensive…..

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Fuel tank replacement

Do you know somewhere that does them?  I have thought about it.


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Hi
I live in Northern Ireland so not sure in England.. Scotland or Wales…
I just looked up exhaust stainless steel pre fabricaters  who can make them… basically you leave the car in.., they take off the exhaust make a new one and pop it on… or you could bring it to them…..and fix it yourself.
From memory price around the £350/450  mark but it's a life time job….
Good luck…,

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Sorry … crossed wires there… I'm talking exhaust not petrol tank….. sorry again… silly me!!

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I bought mine as tank from VW well back in time…. 

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Fuel tank arrived yesterday. 

Arb, tank straps, axle mounting brackets, compensator bracket, tank heat shield and arb inner brackets all due back from the powder coaters next week. £65 to get them dipped, blasted and coated, so not bat at all in my opinion. 

Not happy with brake line position but did a separate post and got some nice feedback on how to improve so that is this weekends job as well as doing a tidy up of the office and tools. 

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Sorted the brake line route a little better. Slowly getting happy with it but more fine turning I guess.




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Why are you posting in both chats?

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To keep them updated. Brake line one will stop soon. This started as a fuel tank replacement but grew. Just being thorough.


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Tanks here. New sender unit fitted.

Just waiting for the tank straps and some back order fuel hose before I can fit it. Next 2 weeks hopefully then my baby will be back on the road. (Until the next job)




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So managed to get back at this for an hour. Took the breather pipes off which run up to the back of the filler neck.

There is this sort of valve thing there. Do we know what it’s called or where to get a new one.

Thinking May as well change it while everything is off the car.






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So managed to get back at this for an hour. Took the breather pipes off which run up to the back of the filler neck.

There is this sort of valve thing there. Do we know what it’s called or where to get a new one.

Thinking May as well change it while everything is off the car.

 







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Gravity valve sits up near the top of the fuel filler neck small pipes one  goes to the top of the fuel tank the other to the atmosphere

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Thanks. Can we get replacements ?  Think mine could be blocked as sucked on both side and got nothing.


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Thanks Paul for the bit of advice. It indeed rattles and is not blocked. I held it upside down when blowing on either side.

Held it the right way up and works fine.  

Will spray the bracket and refit.


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So had a proper look at the rot

Change the fuel tank - that’s the job here.

Compete rear axle refurb
Disc conversion
Servo replaced
Accumulator, pump and pipes.
Now this; 













 Inner sill
Outer sill
Chassis leg
Chassis mount
Gusset piece

All being ordered from heritage tomorrow.

Welder coming to give a quote.

Has to be done on the drive as no point fitting rear axle and fuel tank to be removed again.  

Will I ever get it back on the road ?

Will I have any money left to put fuel in it

Panels are about £150
Welding. - I pray not too costly.


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Welder coming tomorrow. Yeah. Young lad striking out on his own to do mobile
Welding rather than be in a body shop.

Seen his work and to a very good standard.  Will post pictures after tomorrow.

Waiting on the following to complete once the welding is done.

Accumulator to fuel line braded hose.
End clamps for anti roll bar
Master cylinder
Master cylinder tee pieces
Remaking the ridged pipes
Fitting the inlet manifold with mk2 throttle body.

Oh and refitting this little lot in the photo below.

Aiming to complete start of August if parts turn up by the end of the month.




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