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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2012, 07:18:17 pm »
awesome!  I need 3 of those!

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« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2012, 10:10:50 pm »
Grabbed one from Repco today - $12.49 8)

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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2012, 05:01:34 pm »
Going to move the discussion about seats from the rocco thread to here.

My ultimate seat would be a pair of Recaro Rally 2

However, short of winning lotto, I will have to settle on something similar.  My current favourites are:

Mini buckets

OMP Donningtons

Cobra Classics

The OMP Donnigtons are on sale at the moment and I could get them landed here for under $500 for the pair, brand new.  Only problem is that the picture makes them look ugly and out of shape and I can't find any pictures where someone has actually fitted them in a car.

I'm open to any old school bucket style seat as long as it has a head rest and is not too big that it would look out of place ina little Mk1.
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2012, 05:12:59 pm »
I think the OMP ones look good.
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« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2012, 06:30:29 pm »
+1 on the OMPs and I did look at all of them :)
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« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2012, 06:39:42 pm »
I like the cobra ones. I also really like you existing setup. Are they to far gone to keep?
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« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2012, 02:32:30 pm »
Same as Neil on the Cobra, they look quite a lot like his Opel GT's
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« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2012, 03:24:03 pm »
Shame you can't sit in them up front as that makes the most difference. I would probably vote OMP except it would be nice if they didn't have the OMP logo stenciled on the headrest. The OMPs in the Vento are suprisingly comfortable and well made for relatively inexpensive seats.
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DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2012, 10:54:23 pm »
New battery and homebuilt tray.  Went with a Full River battery in the end.  Exactly the same as the Odyssey, but only $120.



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« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2012, 09:31:05 am »
Nice tray ;)
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« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2012, 10:44:16 am »
It still needs some cleaning up and a coat of black paint, but its secure, so that's the main thing.
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« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2012, 08:21:03 am »
Did you decide on a seat Bryce?
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DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2012, 10:11:35 pm »
Nope, not yet.

Last weekend I pulled all the old boat-like shocks out.  I have decided to switch to later style top mounts on the front, but unfortunately, the mounts I got didn't have the correct spacers and washers included, so I've spent the week tracking down the correct ones.

Today I got the rear shocks in.  Prothane top mounts and coated in lithium grease to protect the threads.





I also found some of the old underseal peeling off in the front arch.  So i ground it back and, using the por15 etching solution and por15 top coat, corrected the little bit of rust that was the present.  Then coating it in underseal, which looks like a cat with explosive diarrhea backed up to my car and let loose.



Finally, i used my homebuilt pressure bleeder to bleed the brakes.  It worked amazingly, managed to bleed all 4 corners, by myself in under 20minutes.  Build one, if you haven't already.





Also, what's this? Some kind of diagnostic hub?





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« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2012, 09:24:43 am »
Nice shed.
 I have a sales brochure of a mk1 golf and they show it at the VW service garage and they do have a diagnostic machine they plugged into a port where your one is.
 God knows what they can diagnose on an old points driven mk1 ???
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« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2012, 10:56:59 am »
I know! Plug it in...umm...yes, we can confirm your battery is flat.  Seems a waste of 450g of wiring.  Will see if I can hide it or I'll trace it back and get rid of it completely.

For anyone interested, this is the build instructions for the brake bleeder:

http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed/campingart/jettatech/bleeder/index.htm

Mine came in $11 (sprayer), $6 (hose), $15 (brass fittings), $2 (tyre valve) = $34
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« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2012, 11:04:17 am »
Yep thats a diagnostic of sorts, checks lights etc..........bit of a gimmick in the day really. Came out on Beetle's first.
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« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2012, 05:58:51 pm »
Don't delete It dubstar! Its part of its charm!
 Find an old "diagnostics" machine to plug into it!
 I will scan in the brochure.....
 I am so dumb I am bad at doing pics on here and I could do so many good ones :-[
 I will try now....
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« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2012, 06:19:22 pm »
Here!
 
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« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2012, 06:23:05 pm »
You will be able to suss stuff from it like Alt voltage etc with a multi meter. Bit like you can by touching one on the battery terminals but that's no fun is it.
 It was all about smoke and mirrors. Always has been and always will be ;)
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« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2012, 10:25:33 pm »
Wonder where I could get the plug and analysis tool........
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