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MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Mar Sat 07, 2009 8:39 pm
by gtiguy1994
Greetings all!
I got my GTI last February, I traded my 87 quantum for it. The fellow who owned it before me beat the tar out of it, There were no brakes. The master cyl was completely dry. I kid you not!!!! Trans was trashed, over all it was just plain beat...but the body was in great shape. There was a horriable coolant and oil interchange. Full compression though. :confused: But I drove it all summer long like that. The main seal was leaving leaking like crazy.
All the door seals are leaky and there was more mold and mildew that the carpet could withstand. I stared tearing into it and....well...you know how the story goes :smirk:

This is how it she looked when I picked it up...minus the helio blue snowflakes.
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Decided to pull up the moldy carpet expecting the worse....rust. found out there was only surface rust under the carpet :mrgreen: the old insulation was cracked beyond belief. So...I scraped it out
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Glue FTL
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went to the parts store and picked up some bedliner paint. Wirewheeled all the rust away and coated the floor
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Trying to clean up the body a lil. took off the bumpers to see what they were hiding...clean!
Took it to the DOT scale and scaled out at 1760lbs. The tires on the snowflakes were show so I put on my standby Rotas...yuk! :thumbsdown:

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out with the old and on with the used seats!
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Fabbed up my own rear stableizer bar. It is removeable. 1X1 square steeling tubing.Image
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Clutch finally went out...Replaced with a 16V setup.
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Picked up a set up Hoosier R compounds for $150 225/45/15 ( I was in the right place at the right time :smirk: ) . Mounted them on the Rotas and put on 20mm spacers on all 4 corners. Installed a stud kit from bilden motorsports.
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Carquest sold me the wrong axles and this was the outcome.
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Hmm...had a 1995 Jetta ABA OBD1 engine laying around.
Decied that I wanted a ABA bottom end. Got bored with engine paint :screwy:

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Last autoX of the season.
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Pulled engine/trans
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Installed new engine and trans :laughing:
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Decided that wasnt fast enough.
Cleaning parts up to install back on the engine.

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Waiting for the head to get done. It is at the shop

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Mar Sat 07, 2009 9:27 pm
by Darkside
Very nice looking good.

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Mar Sat 07, 2009 10:35 pm
by Mikewire
Awesome project - keep us updated!

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Mar Sun 08, 2009 1:17 pm
by Rennwagen1
Nice postup. I too love the MK1GTI as my autocrosser. I ended up the 06 and 07 (and uncomfimed 08)STS class champion for region 38. What class do you run it in? And again where do you live? It would be pretty cool to get them together one sunday for a race......

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Mar Wed 11, 2009 6:48 pm
by gtiguy1994
Rennwagen1 wrote:Nice postup. I too love the MK1GTI as my autocrosser. I ended up the 06 and 07 (and uncomfimed 08)STS class champion for region 38. What class do you run it in? And again where do you live? It would be pretty cool to get them together one sunday for a race......
It would be sweet to get them together and dominate!
I live in Minot, ND. I race almost every big city in ND.

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Mar Wed 11, 2009 9:21 pm
by Roadhog
And then I will come and dominate you both. :D

Actually I think Aeron and I were running nearly exactly the same time last time we were at Jore.

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Apr Sun 19, 2009 12:39 pm
by sneakyboy1
OMG, dammit, I really need to get going on mine!!!
THE RABBIT BUG IS BITING MY ASS!

Love your MKI

Need to get back to work on mine.
It's funny because alot of your teardown of the interior looks just like mine.....
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1147

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Apr Sun 19, 2009 9:10 pm
by Rennwagen1
yeah, get that rabbit going!!

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Apr Mon 20, 2009 10:19 pm
by bigmontana
That's cool, It looks just like the GTI I had, before the flat back paint job. yet another dub I wish I had kept.

Re: MKI GTI AutoX special.

Posted: Aug Wed 19, 2009 12:22 pm
by gtiguy1994
Wow! I almost forgot about this site. Anyways. Got the swap done. She is very quick now. Its the last 7 autoXs in ND, I finished top 10 in all of them.

Some pix of the rest of the build.

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Finished...as of now.
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