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Offline Ed30Skucey

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Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:49:02 pm »
Decided to take the plunge and join the active community of this forum. I must start out and say how incredibly helpful this forum has been. I couldn't have done all the work without this forum for sure.

This is my first foray into hot VW ownership, however there is a 2 owner 2011 Audi S3 on low miles in the family which is such a joy to drive, the power and grip is superb. This particular Edition 30 is number 1465 in Black Pearlescent, fairly poverty spec for an Ed30 but low ownership and good history file tempted me to join the Edition 30 club. It was for sale at a reasonable price and local too. Unfortunately it's 7 year foray into Ireland (near the Sea) didn't treat it well and underneath in particular was crusty. With lengthy furlough on the horizon (this was April last year), I decided to take the car off the road as soon as I bought it. I've now thoroughly overhauled the rear and front suspension all back to OE spec with genuine VW parts.

Having got it back on the road in November there are a couple of issues but it's usable and enjoyable for now. The plan now is to iron out the gremlins in the suspension and move on to the engine, sticking as close to OEM as possible. Also the tyres on it are cheap and downright dangerous with a car of that much power, it spins up in every gear in the wet, so some PS4 or other of that quality will be fitted soon. Hopefully a trip to R-Tech is also in the budget too.

Will post photos once I work out how to.
VW Golf Mk5 GTI Edition 30 No.1465
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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 07:27:35 am »
Welcome  :happy2:

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 09:16:25 am »
Welcome mate.

I usually find posting photos easiest through the mobile app, Tapatalk.

Hope this helps.

Look forward to seeing the pictures.
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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2021, 07:52:21 pm »
Welcome mate all the very best :)
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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2021, 08:51:47 pm »
Welcome to the forum..look forward to the pics

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2021, 08:52:32 pm »
Welcome!

Look forward to the pics & work on your project.

My ED30 came with Linglongs on the front when I bought it from Cardiff VW. The very next day it got decent tyres!


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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 10:53:48 am »
Sorry for the delay in posting! Work has been busy recently and this thread slipped my notice. Anyway here is a few pictures of the car.


This is the changing of the guard so to speak, my previous Golf was a 2.0 GT FSI I was it's second owner from new. It never left me stranded during its many years of faithful service. However cam chain rattles were creeping in and I fancied something much quicker. The Ed30 came via a chap who bought it from Northern Ireland. Its now entirely stock but was nearly stock when I bought it.

(hopefully image has worked).
VW Golf Mk5 GTI Edition 30 No.1465
MG MGB Roadster 1971 Old English White

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 11:03:24 am »
Unforetunately all was not well once I examined the car underneath on our lifter. Thinking back now I probably should have waited a bit longer for a better one to come along but 3k into it's restoration it's a bit late to say that. It looked like the underneath of the car had been parked in salt water, there was a lot of rust, much more than my previous Golf despite it being 3 years younger.

Being on furlough gave me the opportunity to give this car another life. I work in restoring classic cars and had free use of the workshop, so maximum use of the two post lift was in order! I tackled the rear suspension first as there were many perished bushes and much rusty metal. Some parts were very stubborn to come out so things got drastic.


I completely dismantled the rear subframe and throughly treated it with POR15 and it came up surprisingly well.

VW Golf Mk5 GTI Edition 30 No.1465
MG MGB Roadster 1971 Old English White

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2021, 11:15:20 am »
Here are a few more photos showing the rear caliper having been restored along with new brake lines, back plates and rubber components.


Also took the opportunity to overhaul the front suspension and brakes at the same time.


All in all the work took 6 months on and off when I had the time. Aside from a front N/S knock (which I have a seperate thread on) the car now drives and handles superbly. A set of new PS4 tyres are now fitted too and what a transformation! I used to have Lassas at the front and 9 year old Landsails at the rear and it used to snap oversteer in the wet.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 11:17:50 am by Ed30Skucey »
VW Golf Mk5 GTI Edition 30 No.1465
MG MGB Roadster 1971 Old English White

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2021, 05:18:01 pm »
Good to see another Eddie being put back to its former glory. Nice one.


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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2021, 03:36:40 pm »
Great job bud.

I've not long just done the underside of my MK5 track car, never again!

Eddie is looking great tho man.
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