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Thread: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

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    Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    Hey all thought i would start my build thred. i have 9 days to do this includeing today!!!


    DAY 1


    i am starting off with a 1986 mk2 golf 1.3, an early mk3 golf 16v gti. i made a start today but only got so far as the jacks were being used by screetch16v, who was fabbing up a 2 and a half inch exhaust system for his mk3 AGU. I have takein the next week off work so i can do my project, but i am doing my project at the place i work in hixon, stafford. will be puting up lots of pics daily, as i progress ferther.


    so far ive stripped off the front of the mk3 and undone wires out of that way. i am planning on useing all the mk3 parts and going widetrack i have 8 days left to do it but i think i shud be able to get most of it completed by then. fingers crossed. hears a few pics of what ive done today.




    My mk2










    The mk3 donor










    a few bits comeing off



















    so thats pritty much as far as i got today. tomorrow i will be hopeing to have the engine out.
    i was planning to just unbolt the subframe,the suspension tops, the track rod arms, brake pipe flexies, exhaust manifold and drop it all down to the floor, then get the fork lift and lift the car up and then i will have it all together and ready to bolt onto my mk2. will this work or i am just trying to take to much out at the same time? i carnt see a reason why it wudent work.


    i have a few questions that some of you may be able to help me with. hear goes;


    1. can i use the mk3 survo and master cylinder?


    2. what steering rack will i need? i do not want power steering.


    3. can i use the mk3 rear axel as a whole?


    4. will the mk3 feul tank, pump and fuel lines fit my mk2?


    thats all i can think off for now but im sure some other things will pop up. any help would be great.


    thank you for takeing the time to have a look at my project


    also all the parts i do not use for this project will be for sale or if no one wants them then they will be binned. so if u think of anything you would like from the mk3 or anything from my mk2 1.3 bits pile i will have then let me know and ill put it up.


    cheers connor


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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    nice thread so far... But I've got no answers for you


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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    Im sure it will all just fit in with some gentle persuasion. Or a big hammer lol

    The wireings going to take the longest. Im rubbish with wireing lol

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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    Day 2

    ok so i was back in work today working on the mk3.
    today i wanted to have the engine out with the gearbox, driveshafts, hubs, suspension, brakes and the subframes all off together in one peice. i had the use of a fork lift so the plan was to lift the body of the car rather than try to wrestle all that out of the car.





    used the fork lift to suppost the car so i could crack all the subframe nuts off.



    then lowered it back down on some wood and strapped the fork lift to the chassis legs. the guy is my mate cottiss. his bora was converted from a 2.0 to a 1.8T at the boat yard too. he came to lend a hand today.



    it took me ages trying to get the exhaust manifold off those 6 bolt are a rite pain. i got the three closest to the block off but there was no room to get the three the bulkhead side off. in the end i just cut through the exhaust just behind the lamba sensor. i planned to leave the steering rack hanging in place so i just undid the track rod ends and the four bolts under the car.

    started lifting the car off the subframe.



    it wudent come off very well so i drove the forklift farward a little while my mate relesed the handbrake so the car moved back a bit and it started to come apart, the only thig was the exhaust manifold was geting caught on the rack. but because it was forward a bit i managed to get a rachet it and remove the down pipe as i could now reach the three bolts.

    then it just lifted off a treat we rolled the car back some more and that was it for today. not to bad for a sunday me thinks





    cheers for reading!!

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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    ok i missed out on updateing last nite so ill do both days now.

    Day 3

    to day i wanted to get the survo off and all the wireing loom out aswell as drop the rear axel off with the brakes and suspension

    it took a while to get the survo off but managed to after a but of fidleing and then found out that it was evan worse trying to get the loom out. got there in the end tho with a lil help from screech16v.









    after i did this i then picked the car up with the fork lift and took it outside to take the axel off.

    i just undid the brake lines and cut the abs sensor wires. i undid the suspension top nuts and then all the axel bolts and it came off a treat.



    that was all i did yesterday!

    Day 4

    well i have been told i need to have my cars out of the workshop on thursday for the day so i instead of takeing off the fuel tank and lines and the shifter tower off the mk3 i decided to drop the motor out of my mk2 so i can fit the new one tomorrow so i will be able to wheel it out thursday and work on it out the back.

    first i had a tidy and made some smace for the mk2



    so then i drove in the mk2 and begun taking it apart.




    thats screech16v doing a wa*k sign lol as the motor is wa*k lol

    bits comeing off





    and then out it came with some help from screech 16v at the end of the day.











    and that was enough for today.

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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    Sterling work matey! You know a set of BBS alloys would set your mk2 off a treat
    The worst thing about chocolate body paint is the bellybutton lindt.

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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    Quote Originally Posted by sparks3 View Post
    Sterling work matey! You know a set of BBS alloys would set your mk2 off a treat
    cheers bud, gonna get this motor in the mk2 today.

    sorry but bbs make me sick a little, there is no way i wud run them, they have been killed for years. For now the mk3 wheels are going on as they are in gd condition and all the tyres are mint.
    i relli want some audi winters, some shmits or some compermotives.

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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    Moving along nicely that matey, when do you reckon it'll be out and about? Have just whacked a set of steelies on my Mk2 and they don't look half bad.
    The worst thing about chocolate body paint is the bellybutton lindt.

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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    Nice work

    Yes you can use the mk3 Tank, pump and lines, its upto you if you want to fit the carbon canister but it will not upset the ECU if you ditch it.

    Yeh also bolt on the whole axle or just stub axles at the rear and the whole subframe at the front with your non pas rack but use mk3 track rod ends for the wide track.
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    Re: Boat Yard Dubs, Project ABF! MK2 Golf 1.3!

    great job so far .

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    great job so far .
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