Mk2 Scirocco 1.8t track toy

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  1. Mk2daz New Member

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    Having recently finished my ABF converted scirocco and with it now in daily use and out the way, its time to start the next!

    Been toying with building some kind of track day toy for a while and with all of this COVID-19 home isolation stuff in place now is the time to get cracking

    I've had this shell for a while now, it sat in a breakers yard since 2004 i think, originally a GT2, local Aberdeen car , i bought the whole thing to use as a parts car as most of the panels were solid, rear arches in particular are very good on this car which is suprising

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    While back I removed the engine, interior, carpets, wiring, stripped back and scraped away all the sound deadening

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    Picked up this mk4 1.8t over the weekend and got cracking removing what i needed

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    It does need welding in some areas, but nothing that cant be fixed over a few sessions with the MIG

    My plan is get the shell nice and solid and protected, get a cage welded in, bolt in the 1.8t and get it running, put on a bigger turbo, injectors etc etc , then paint car and bolt in some bucket seats [​IMG]

    I'm looking for any mk1 golf 1.8t conversion bits anyone has!
     
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  2. Mk2daz New Member

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    bits removed from the mk4, I've also taken the brakes which i may or may not use

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    Stripped some stuff off the engine, mainly PAS pump and AC compressor and respective lines and brackets

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    Few years ago my old man made this DIY rollover jig for a mk1 fiesta, we have now adapted it to fit the scirocco bumper mounting points, and gave it a lick of red bonda paint

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    All the rusty suspension and steering gear was removed and flung, keeping a hold of the rear axle for now, it may get flung at a further date

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    Up she goes on the spit

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    doors off and fuel tank off and flung, then removed all the other crap that i have no intention of using, such as std seatbelts etc

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    just been generally assessing whats needing done and cleaning up some metal here and there, lets just say I'm going to need plenty of these (and cutting discs)

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    and gonna need alot time with this

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    Given the life its had, its not all that bad..

    Pass sill and axle mounting point

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    Drivers sill and mounting is the worst

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    handbrake cable mounting points

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    floor/inner sill drivers side

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    plenty of work ahead but at the same time plenty to keep me occupied during isolation

    I remember when i first declared this car sorn, it was last taxed in 2004, the gent at the yard said it was driven in with tax and MOT, i bought it in 2017/18 i think, which means 14/15 years sitting in the scrappy!

    Luckily was never actually declared as scrap so i was able to apply for the V5, its a local Aberdeen car with 'RS' reg

    Tommorow I'll get it on its side and get started on the floor/sills
     
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  3. Mk2daz New Member

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    Some progression on the welding side of things, I'm not much of a welder so just kind of doing this as I go, theres very few repair panels available for these things so its a case of making up your own stuff.

    Day after previous update got it tilted over to get started on passenger side sill/rear arch

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    Sill itself looked in fairly good nick other than a dented section needing pulled out slightly

    There was numerous holes for where the bodykit sits that were needing welded up, one of which turned out to be hiding a small amount of rot on the inside too so welded that up

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    then plugged up the rest of the holes

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    Rear arch was starting to go round the lip at either end, and little bits in the wheel well so welded in some fresh metal, and that was that for the passenger side

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    Now on to the other side, alot more work ahead on this side

    Tilted her over

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    quick before pic

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    first things first, cut out the rot, right along the sill, lip of the arch and inside the wheel well

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    Welded in some fresh metal to the wheel well which connected the outer arch to the inner arch again

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    My isolation view

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    My plan for the sill was to create a lip from the floor that I could then join the outer sill to to create the sill lip/edge

    So cleaned up and cut out the rot around the axle mounting point and welded in some fresh metal with a lip sticking out as per above, all of these pictures are before the welds were fully ground down

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    Then proceeded to work my way along the floor edge cleaning up and cutting out any rot and welding in clean metal with the lip, I also double skinned the hole in the floor by welding in a thin patch on the top side, nice and solid now

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    The inside of the sill was in reasonably good nick and was given a good clarting of red bonda rust protector

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    Once i had the inner lip right along, made up a couple of panels that I welded in to the outer sill, joining up to that bottom lip, nice and strong now

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    Then cut off the excess lip and ground down the welds a bit

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    plugged up the bodykit holes similar to the passenger side

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    Then gave everything a good covering of red bonda rust protector for now, just to cover the bare metal

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    All thats left to weld now is drivers side rear arch lip, handbrake mounting points on the floor, and there are two very tiny holes where the fuel tank was sitting that need patched up

    I also need to fabricate a front and rear valance as both are rotten, these will be done once its off the spit

    Looking to get the floor, engine bay and inner wings blasted to get all the under seal off, but looks like that wont be happening for a while yet with the current COVID-19 situation!



    Been shopping around to see if there are any pre-made cages for sciroccos and the only one iv really stumbled across is this one from custom cages

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    its 1084 quid plus VAT excluding fitting, bit north of my budget [​IMG]

    Is there anywhere local to Aberdeen that people have had cages fitted before?



    Plenty more updates to follow
     
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    Incredible amount of patience you have!
     

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