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Offline Caravelle

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Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:27:33 PM »
Bought this shadow blue mk5 golf gti. 60k miles and I have done the following work to it so far:

Work done:

Rear subframe dropped out and full subframe and arms blasted and painted.

Full powerflex bush kit on rear suspension

Full car derusted underneath and repainted and undersealed

Bcs powervalve turbo back exhaust with r32 tailpipes

Bilstein b16 coilover kit

Audi s3 alloy front wishbone arms with powerflex anti lift kit

Audi s3 front hubs with new bearings

Powerflex dogbone front engine mount

Engine:

BWA with k03 turbo

Cylinder head removed and valves decoked and relapped in

New timing belt
New cam timing chain and tensioner
New waterpump
New latest rev pcv
New latest rev diverter valve

Helix organic clutch and new LUK dmf

Audi s3 alloy intercooler

Autotech HPFP

Revo intake

See the YouTube video of the walkaround underneath the car

 

Thanks for looking!

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Re: Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 08:33:31 AM »
Nice work car looks brand new underneath.
Where did you get the underseal done.

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Re: Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 02:58:03 PM »
You have been busy ! any photos of the car ?

 good to see another  shadow blue, you have done all the mods I have planned,  I am still collecting  the parts.

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Re: Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 09:39:26 PM »
Very impressive - would love to have the facilities to be able to do this. Was there much grot / rust under all the liners you took off?

Nicely sorted car - the alloy parts and anti lift kit are well worth doing. I need to do the hubs on mine as just have the wishbones fitted so far.

Look forward to your future updates!


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Re: Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 09:54:09 PM »
impressive 1st post :happy2:  Ive just bought 2 new rear control arm bolts and a couple of cans of underseal...not far behind you :signLOL: :signLOL:

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Re: Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 10:04:03 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys.

I am just a hobbyist and do all the work myself.  It has been a big project with many hours going into it and is easily underestimated!

The rust under the arches wasn't particularly bad. But I would say that I caught it just in time. There were certain areas with fairly heavy surface corrosion.  Probably the worst area was the spare wheel well. I wish I had taken more photos!

Everything was ground back with a wire wheel on a grinder, rust treated, rust buster undercoat, chassis top coat and then coated with dinitrol. Hopefully this will see the car in good stead for years to come.

No decent photos of the car itself at the moment as it is in bits in terms of bodywork at the moment.  I've got 2 new front wings to go on and the rest of the car is going to go to the bodyshop for almost a full respray to sort out dents, scratches etc.

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Re: Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 02:28:16 PM »
That is doing what you love, one lucky car.  :laugh: Impressive.  :happy2:

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Re: Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 01:02:42 AM »
Awesome work! Well sorted out GTI! Congrats! :drinking:

Keep us updated! Always nice to see such good work. :smiley:

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Re: Caravelle's shadow blue mk5 gti
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 04:38:59 PM »
Man wished mine looked like that underneath
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