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Offline robh

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Golf Cage Install
« on: February 22, 2009, 07:57:46 pm »
What have I done  :'(
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2009, 07:59:19 pm »
Just make sure that the window winders dont conflict with the side bars..........Like Niks do >:D
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2009, 07:59:29 pm »
Jeez that's a wee bit different to how I last saw it ;D

It is more intact than mine - can't wait to get some more bits attached.

What handbrake cover is that Rob?

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2009, 08:03:25 pm »
Just make sure that the window winders dont conflict with the side bars..........Like Niks do >:D

Cage man says electric windows good, so they are staying.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2009, 08:04:17 pm »
Jeez that's a wee bit different to how I last saw it ;D

It is more intact than mine - can't wait to get some more bits attached.

What handbrake cover is that Rob?

You got eagle eyes there Cam, it's a black leather Golf Rallye one.

Has been removed since that pic and will be up for sale soon....
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2009, 08:20:39 pm »
You got eagle eyes there Cam, it's a black leather Golf Rallye one.

Has been removed since that pic and will be up for sale soon....

I'm keen!

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 08:55:54 pm »
What have I done  :'(

Nice, tidy handy-work!  :P  Must get you round sometime to help with the Roughy...

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2009, 09:06:11 pm »
Who did you end up going with for the cage?
2010 T5 Transporter TDI  Tuned by Superior Tuning NZ
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2009, 09:08:00 pm »
What have I done  :'(

The right thing!
Imagine how insane that thing will be without all that junk!
Now take my lights off it!

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2009, 10:09:07 pm »
Nice, tidy handy-work!  :P  Must get you round sometime to help with the Roughy...



Believe it or not I was actually careful removing stuff!
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2009, 10:09:39 pm »
Who did you end up going with for the cage?

Back to Plan A, Sonic Race at the Mt.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2009, 08:18:32 am »
Believe it or not I was actually careful removing stuff!

 Ah I can truthfully say that I wasn,t careful when I stripped the 16 valve on the weekend, Knowing full well that the carpet and headliner etc were not going back in. Still got to make up my mind about the dash cover. Looking good Rob. You will need to clean the area around the base of the A pillar. I found the best way to remove the tar board was to get a blow torch and heat it up to it bubbled and the it just scrapped off easy as. Only took a few hours of chipping it before I tried another method. Are you hoping to have everything finished for the track day in May?

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2009, 08:22:27 am »
Yeah, I'm not so sure about the dash and heater, will see what the cage man says is possible.  Probably if heater goes so will dashboard.

Prefer to keep both really at this stage, can't afford to rewire gauges, etc and prefer to stick it all back in.

Blow torch, hmm, sounds like fun, bet it smells nice.

Not in any rush to have it done.  May seems a long way away, but you know how these things go!
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2009, 06:55:35 pm »
Keep the heater for defrosting. Works much better than a rag.

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2009, 06:57:48 pm »
I agree,and also for when its cold.does not weigh much either.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2009, 07:53:18 pm »
I agree,and also for when its cold.does not weigh much either.

I've got a VR6 to keep me warm :)

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2009, 08:02:47 pm »
So you are after maximum power to weight ratio then Rob, have you thought about your 4 wheel drive bits as well?
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2009, 11:13:28 pm »
I've been driving my mk1 with no heater core and the heat that gets in is massive.
So i was thinking i'd make a bilge fan hot and cold with a little dash vent flap.
blow hot on window & feet.
or shut it off.

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2009, 07:30:47 am »
Thats a good idea - a light weight marine blower system of some sort could be good. Being able to demist the screen is pretty essential IMHO.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2009, 07:48:31 am »
So you are after maximum power to weight ratio then Rob, have you thought about your 4 wheel drive bits as well?

Not really, just going to listen to advice from "cage man" on what's practical and what's not.
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