MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

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Which route should I take

Keep the car original as possible, future classic
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Update/upgrade and make look awesome
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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by daveyheats » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:41 am

On a side note mate, did your Scala come with those mud flaps, or did you buy them? I'm after a set if you can recommend anywhere to buy a set.



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by frlrubett » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:48 pm

daveyheats wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:41 am
On a side note mate, did your Scala come with those mud flaps, or did you buy them? I'm after a set if you can recommend anywhere to buy a set.
Thanks for that link to the plug.

I really dislike those mud flaps (I think its the blue VW logo that does it for me) and was considering removing them if it didnt involve taking the skirts off. Would you be interested?



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by daveyheats » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:08 pm

frlrubett wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:48 pm
daveyheats wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:41 am
On a side note mate, did your Scala come with those mud flaps, or did you buy them? I'm after a set if you can recommend anywhere to buy a set.
I really dislike those mud flaps (I think its the blue VW logo that does it for me) and was considering removing them if it didnt involve taking the skirts off. Would you be interested?
Definitely interested chap yeah, keep me posted.



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by frlrubett » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:54 pm

daveyheats wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:08 pm
frlrubett wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:48 pm
daveyheats wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:41 am
On a side note mate, did your Scala come with those mud flaps, or did you buy them? I'm after a set if you can recommend anywhere to buy a set.
I really dislike those mud flaps (I think its the blue VW logo that does it for me) and was considering removing them if it didnt involve taking the skirts off. Would you be interested?
Definitely interested chap yeah, keep me posted.
Gunna have a look to see how easily they come off. You got any spare parts, would be up for a swap?



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by daveyheats » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:08 pm

Don't really have much in the way of spares at the moment mate, as I've only had my Scala a couple of months, and most of what I've replaced has only been fit for the bin! Would be interested in buying them off you though potentially if that works for you instead.



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by frlrubett » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 pm

daveyheats wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:08 pm
Don't really have much in the way of spares at the moment mate, as I've only had my Scala a couple of months, and most of what I've replaced has only been fit for the bin! Would be interested in buying them off you though potentially if that works for you instead.
Cool, will have a look at them. Then send you a message.



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by frlrubett » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:33 pm

frlrubett wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 pm
daveyheats wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:08 pm
Don't really have much in the way of spares at the moment mate, as I've only had my Scala a couple of months, and most of what I've replaced has only been fit for the bin! Would be interested in buying them off you though potentially if that works for you instead.
Cool, will have a look at them. Then send you a message.
So yeah, the mud flaps look pretty easy to remove. I have a load of other things to get done today and then it got dark so will take them off next week.



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by frlrubett » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:41 pm

Quick update...

Pin stripe rear lights, louvres, old style number plate... needs a good clean but really pleased with result and loving the silver once again!

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Here is the front, refurbished the front grill. Replaced the broken indicators with clear ones. To do, bumper (drooping). Since this pic was taken have removed all the lights and cleaned the inside glass so its sparking and changed the number plate to old style.

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Next.... tow loops - can they be just taken off with angle grinder?

Still deliberating the lowering springs/coil overs option. Then it goes to the body shop for a touch up.

Finally, I have new dash arriving soon and I am in talks with an upholstery company about retrimming the seats in Porsche Houndstooth and Leather.

Watch this space!



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by Village Idiots » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:39 am

If the worst happens and you need to get a recovery, the recovery driver won't be best pleased if there's nowhere to connect his winch.



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Re: MK2 Scala restoration what to do next...?

Post by frlrubett » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:02 am

Village Idiots wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:39 am
If the worst happens and you need to get a recovery, the recovery driver won't be best pleased if there's nowhere to connect his winch.
This has been known to happen.... could they pull from the rear?