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My Blue Storm

Post by bluestorm » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:58 pm

I just had to share my excitement with you. I bought this car in 2003, used it for a year and then garaged it in 2004 until this 2008. In July 2008 I lost my storage and took it over to my mates bodyshop and 'dumped' it with him as a hospital job. Here she lay in the corner gathering dust, until July of this year. Three weeks later she emerged having some reasonably extensive restoration. Since then she has been at home in my garage on stands whilst I have scrubed the underside and engine bay. Replaced all fuel lines, brake lines and flexi's, fitted a 16V servo and master cylinder and upgraded to 256mm discs and pads. Polybushed everything and fitted new wishbones and Eibach beefy antiroll bars and slightly second hand FK Konigsport coilovers. I got the wheels on last weekend and lowered back to terafirmer. Engine in over christmas I hope!

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To THIS :groove:

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I have lots of photos of the resto if anyone is interested.



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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by DannyH » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:04 pm

looking great :vcool:

bring on the photos :chill:


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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by jxp » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:37 pm

looks cracking mate


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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by bluestorm » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:47 pm

Needed to sort a rusty os sill.
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And once opened up rust was attacking the inside edge near the seat belt mounting so a section was cut out and a piece let in.
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Some sandblasting to remove corrosion
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And a coat of zinc
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and a little wipe of filler
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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by bluestorm » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:50 pm

Thanks guys, I can't wait to get the engine and box in. Its a great feeling taking all the parts that I have been collecting over the years off the shelves, and bolting them up.



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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by bluestorm » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:58 pm

The Ns sill needed some attention as well
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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by Ryan » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:03 am

That looks great :good:


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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by GTXTRA » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:22 am

that could from my photobucket album that Ant has been 'compiling' for me on Project Gitanes...............


as painted = :swoon: :vcool:


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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by Bill » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:29 am

Stunning, keep the pics coming :vcool:


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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by The Autoad » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:58 pm

yum, bodywork shots. Notice that the lower sill portion is used only, is that a proper mk1 Scirocco panel or was a mk1 Golf one sufficient for the area being treated to new metal?

The finished paintwork looks stuning -more shots please!


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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by bluestorm » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:33 pm

The sill was a repro sill (cover?) for the scirocco mk1 made by Hadrian and supplied by Beavers Panels. Had not relised that the sill was so bad so had not tried to source one in the years hoarding and sourcing parts before the resto finally started. This was delivered within 24hrs of oredering which got me out of a spot. It was easier to cut the sill down and only use metal that needed to be replaced than trying to 'adjust' the panel to fit in its entire form!

The new front wings were repro as well from German ebay. I did however try to source some genuine VW ones but in 2 years of searching could not come up with any. I had to part with £300 for these patern ones in the end. They are not bad fit at all, a little trimming down the A post edge in the door hinge area of the ns one and a wipe of filler in both as shown
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Before the wings are fitted a little metal repaced were the wings meet the front valance

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A little more were the inner wing meets the slam panel
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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by bluestorm » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:54 pm

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I should take this oportunity to thank 81GTI aka Craig for the two replacement doors. The ns was NOS and the os was second hand rust free but sporting the scars of a fight with a gate post! Many thanks Craig.
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I decided to delete the rear washer and wiper to tidy the tailgate up a bit
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The rear arches needed some work too. Evidence was found of previous work to both rear quarters. This was bare metaled and made good. All arches front and rear have been rolled before painting as well just to allow a little more clearance should I need it!
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Both rear quarters were they meet the rear valance have had work. I purchased a pair of repair sections from Peter on Dutch ebay which were trimmed to suite the removed rusty metal. The rear valance where it meets the spare wheel well needed attention as well as new piece of metal being let into the well itself.
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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by bluestorm » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:38 pm

Managed to fit this in the day after boxing day.
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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:56 pm

Really looking forward to seeing this beast in the metal. :swoon: :vcool:


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Re: My Blue Storm

Post by bluestorm » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:34 am

I am hoping to get on the road late March April time. Unfortunately the inside will not even have been started but I will have to put on hold as I have to go driving asap.
The head has been ported and polished by 'the man in the shed', bottom end lightened and balanced, and the flywheel lightened as well. She will be breathing through a set of Jenvey 45mm DTH throttle bodies........... how else was I going to close the bonnet :hugegrin: . Management is the responsibility of an Emerald ECU