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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2012, 11:44:43 am »
So, I'm back from Europe and on Sunday I went to Geelong to pick up my new car.  I was tempted to drive him home, but with 120km to travel I opted for a car trailer. Em has named him Andy. (there has be a toy story joke there about owning other cars at a racetrack and writing Andy on their tyre tread)

Anyway, Andy is in nice solid condition, not mint, but definitely workable.  I have ordered all the manuals I need, so will start pulling bits off over the next few weeks.  There are 3 bits of rust to deal with and a very badly cracked/wavy dash to replace (anyone got one of those black plastic ones?!?).

The suspension (I have driven it around the block a few times....don't tell the po po) rides like a boat.  I think it stopped rocking this morning after my drive last night (maybe it was the earthquake).  I've found a great deal on Spax RSX fully adjustable coilovers.  Anyone had any experience?  They seem like a really good deal and have features that match the KW V3, etc?

Pics will come soon....once it stops raining.

When you would have seen my MK1 it ran Spax suspension, a spring and damper kit though. I really enjoyed it.
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2012, 11:59:11 am »
I love mk1s.
 Im working on kevadventures cabby right now and its so easy and mostly well made.
 Well its still going and will still go for 30 more years if its looked after.
 Remember KISS? Keep it simple stupid.
 
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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2012, 01:26:54 pm »
I'm running spax rsx in my mk2  Awesome ride!    >:D

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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2012, 01:58:38 pm »
I'm running spax rsx in my mk2  Awesome ride!    >:D

That's good to know.  It seems they are popular with other car makes, but not so with VW guys? 

Just had an email back and they are AUD890 shipped to Australia.  Bargain considering I think I paid $850 for the Patec's I had on the Mk2.

God, I've missed man shopping for my car....
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« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2012, 02:36:39 pm »
Interior pics please
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2012, 07:32:58 pm »






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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2012, 08:44:16 pm »
That interior looks mint! Looks like your picked up and absolute score there
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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2012, 10:54:29 pm »
The interior is actually pretty ratty.  Will need new dash, front seats and parcel shelf.  I was thinking about going to some of those black door cards from old skool vw.
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2012, 03:03:44 pm »
I have opening vent windows and I need the latch for the ledt side as it has dropped off at some point and the window is just taped shut.  It looks like this (apparently the same as some transporters).



It is the glue on type

Any help?
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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2012, 09:48:31 am »
I may have the latch and I also just got given some two door black door cards with the handles etc your welcome to them. Not perfect but good for the age.
 I think I gave a very good black plastic old dash to the guy who bought my ABF mk1, Ill see if it can be got.
 You have to keep those seats tho! Just get em redone I love them.

 Your dash is ok as well really, if you have the money you can do it all but really they are old and can't be perfect......... 8) Can they?
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2012, 11:56:05 am »
I think the car can be pretty damn good with a little effort.

The dash is completely f**ked, as it sat for another 18months afetr those photos were taken.  Its got more cracks then a plumbers convention and is all wavy and horrible.

The seats will stay for the time being, but my goal is to make it a bit of a weekend racer.  I'll keep the exterior stock looking, but interior will be more stripped out and the engine/suspension played with.

It's always a fine line as to 'leave stock' for the historic value or modify for fun.  I think I hit the right balance with the Mk2 and will try to get the same result with the Mk1.
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2012, 12:23:26 pm »
Not sure if this car has them or not: http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,28781.0.html
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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012, 09:41:27 pm »
Doesn't have the opening vent windows
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« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 09:45:10 pm »
Looks like a really tidy little car Bryce, I'm sure you'll do it justice.
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2012, 09:04:21 pm »
I need a new battery and I'm weighing up whether to spend $250 on a odyssey 'race battery'.  Small, light and mountable upside down.

Or

Spend $130 on a standard battery.

Leaning towards a std battery unless someone comes up with a fantastic argument for the race car.
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2012, 09:38:48 pm »
Odyssey batteries are awesome, the tiny battery starts my R32T with ease and since its under the floor in the boot being small counts for quite a lot.
One problem is that it seems to drain down if left for more than 1-1.5 weeks so I'll probably end up getting a bigger one as modern cars seem to have more stuff draining the battery when not in use.
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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2012, 10:05:58 pm »
What one are you running John?
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« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2012, 10:24:37 pm »
Dunno, I'll see if I can find the blurb on it tomorow.
Bought it in the US, guy told me that a lot of the Honda drag guys use them as they are about half the weight of a normal battery however I think its a little small on the capacity side for my car.
Will use it for the Ghia and buy a bigger one for the Jetta.
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2012, 11:14:51 am »
Get the Koba brand battery if you can.
 Partmaster haas been selling them for a year now and zero returns! The old brand had 100s of returns ::) Supercharge= supercrap.

 All VWs seem to drain battery's when left for a week or two ??? My vert mk1 is the only golf Ive ever owned that can sit for 2 weeks and then still start and thats with the alarm set.
 My friends had a mk1 and 2 out at Piha and constantly had flat batterys even though they were new batterys and the charging system worked and they were tested for drains.
 Went to Nissans and never had a problem since..... ???
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2012, 02:33:29 pm »
Just fit a battery kill switch if the car is going to sit regularly?



These ones are easy to fit (and remove), and all of about $10 from Ripco... I have one on my Abarth, it works a charm