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  1. Refitted the dry interior and wanted to be sure that I had solved the water leak - we’ve had three days of torrential rain up here and it’s dry as a bone. The box that contains the pollen filter under the scuttle has a crappy foam seal a bit like a back light seal, where water leaks in and down the air intake, ending up in the foot heater tubing and then the footwell. Cleaned and sealed it all up with silaflex. Even smells nice! Welding the boot next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Boxfresh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. So this is how I’m spending my birthday. Full interior out valet Quite happy with that as a day tbh [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It’s a really strange design for the load cover, it’s on about five rails and looks like it can’t really be removed very easily, a bit like a horizontal curtain Funnily enough when I got sent the initial pictures of this I thought it was a 6n polo estate. I’m not sure I would have bought it if it had been, they’re kind of the estate that nobody called for. Like a really small non-estate, but then I’ve not been in one so probably wrong! I’m gonna try and attack cleaning the seats up today after watching some detailing videos online. Need to get some kind of a stiff brush by the looks of things Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. It’s funny you mention that, there’s one in my town owned by the local motor factor owners son. I’m trying to tidy it up and yet not throw any money at it just now until it’s been in for a test. Once tested it’s probably going to get coils and some sort of 16s, oem VAG. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Headlining in, pikeyed it from an Ikea duvet cover and a can of spray glue left over from a Vito a looong time ago Man I hate trim clips Few screws to find to finish the last few bits of buttoning up, rain stopped play Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Nearly forgot. As I hate chrome, in a deja vu to about 2004 I removed the rear Golf badge, and I pulled the rear VW badge, cleaned, painted and replaced. Someone once said to me years ago he used to clean everything he removed when working on a car and it’s kinda stuck with me. I have a bit of a cleaning fetish too so that works for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So as with all projects you start off strong and hopefully don’t lose interest. Kurust came and is working a treat on my test patch I had planned on reglueing the headliner but looking at the state of the fabric part it’s fit for the bin. I had to spend an hour brushing off the old foam with a yard brush, but the headliner is clean now. Probably use a blanket or bedsheet to redo it. So then today I went to check my result on the water leak but was met with some more water and a mystery “bbc ghost watch poltergeist” stain from where I have no idea. No sunroof drains, no roof leaks.. So I pulled the interior on that side hoping not to be met with more rust holes due to standing water. And result! All dried off and the soundproofing removed. I’ll at least know for def whether I’ve found the source or not. Glovebox handle came, eBay £4 The drivers handle also came but they sent one without a lock, which was exactly why I wanted it. So phoned them and they’re sending a replacement. And I get to keep the old one for the passenger side. Bit of good customer service there from VW Heritage Parts, guy was mega friendly and couldn’t help me enough. All for what was a tenners worth of handle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So while I wait for welding consumables I set about tackling the wet carpets in the back. As I feel the last thing this needs is more water ingress, and it’s basically a free job to do, I suspected the roof rack. So I set about removing the headlining which was sagging anyway And it’s not the roof rack. Suspecting the classic ‘bolted on’ type I remembered we are in a German car and nothing penetrates the roof. So that’s out the window. So working on my best detecting skills I remembered I had cleaned some rust bubbles off the underneath of the back passenger door last night, just catching it before any actual Grot set in. It’s going to get some kurust and a repaint once I get a dry day. Could this point to water in the door? So o set about removing the door card for a closer look and was greeted with an inch of shitty water in the bottom of the door covering the drain hole So my theory is for now that all the door drain holes need cleaning out, which I set about doing until they ran free with a hose. Time will tell, but I can’t see any other way it could settle in the rear carpet other than rear/rear window seals. That’s next for a check. Sat in the back the car is quite a nice place to be. Beige and black, with quite a modern looking dash for 1996. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I once bought a 440 petrol 1.8 on eBay for £23.50. It must have been about 2004. The car was running on three cylinders and would stall if you didn’t keep the revs up, so I drove it home with a days MOT on it down the motorway, using the handbrake to slow down and keeping my foot on the accelerator in order to keep the revs up. When I collected it the guy hadn’t even cleaned it out so there was three bottles of red wine in the boot and a box of ordnance survey maps too. Car turned out to be completely knackered on its retest and I think I made about £100 off the maps. Can’t remember what happened to the car. Good times Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Nah it’s not so bad if this is the limit. Boot floor, nice access, easy to work on. I’ll wedge some milk crates in front of the tank covered in wet towels when I get to it, be reet I saw the camper gamble of [mention]snagglepuss [/mention] - similar situation of buying blind but hoping mine won’t go that far. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Haha nevermind I continued to poke! Looks like the welding skills will be coming out again. Woot Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thought I would start a project thread really to kill two birds with one stone. Picked up this mk3 estate, FSH which is mostly main dealer, thousands of pounds of receipts (for mad stuff like £450 services) and generally just a bit grotty. It’s had 14 hours welding somehow in 2018 and I can only see that both sills have been replaced, the front jacking points, and it’s had a blow over from the bottom six inches that’s actually a pretty good colour match. The engine seems very good, evidence of a timing belt change but nothing for the clutch. After a bloody good clean and a good poke with a hammer I have found only one glaring issue That’s the boot floor. Not so bad really and that hole is all the crappy metal pulled away. Seems water has crept in from under the sealant underneath. Now this thing isn’t within a foot of any seatbelt anchorages nor body parts that matter - maybe. I’d say it’s about nine inches from the petrol tank straps. So what’s the crack with the MOT? Is this the start of another weldathon or a case of giving it a bloody good fibreglassing? It’s quite close to the tank so I’m a little twitchy about welding it if I don’t need to - and I really don’t want to get into dropping the tank and stuff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Going through the wedge of history today and there’s every receipt for every tax disk. Also the original receipt from Nov 96, £11k! Bargain Seems she got £1800 for a four door Golf 1.3 (mk1?) G824 BSD with a whopping 60,500 miles on it For those interested the welding seems to have been two full sills and under the front two jacking points, and is still nice and fresh. Which is a good thing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I think thats his intention. Unfortunately he is only 15 this year, and i dont fancy getting him insured on a 1.8. It is nice to see his interest though, ive kind of let him go wild on it - showed him how to start it up, connect a battery etc. Would be nice to give it all a go together. In all honesty the garage in the receipts is the only garage ive used local for about the last seven years, the only one i trust at least. I think the trick is that is they did all that welding only 2 years ago, and its done 2k miles since - surey they cant fail it on their own welding lol
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