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Bought the car in 2002.
The car seemed fine when bought but as insurance fell threw, car was garaged for a year.

engine:
Recond at 221,000 miles(yes it lasted that long and would have kept going id say!)
Head recond by specialist etc.. (thanks for info QUATTRO)
new multi gasket kit
new piston rings etc..
new water pump
new oil pump
new timing and fan belts and tensioner
new clutch and cable
100% cond 2nd hand pressure plate.
gearbox replaced
new accelorator cable
all electrical replaced (plugs leads distributor, rotar, ignition switch)
new battery (and cables to it)
Wiring and timing and tuning by **** in autowerks
all filters repeated changed (oil, air, fuel)
etc... etc...

The Rest
Weitec tx spring and damper(adjustable) kit
Steering rack replaced with a recond 91 model
New tie rods all round
Track rod ends.
All bushes new dealer fit
New front engine mount, and gearbox mount
New top mounts (front)
Resprayed in 2005 audi black (0% rust)
Rear wiper and side rubbing strips removed and smoothened
mk4 rear calipers with new pads (thanks ronan and geo)
new disc all round last year
new OEM exhaust system (except back DTM box)
16" mak ravs with pirelli tyres
big bumpers front and back
Eyebrow and lip spoiler
Clear indicators (not sure about these)
New windscreen(w/tint)
blaupunkt cd played (JbLs in dash, blaupunkt in doors, and 6*9 sonys in back shelf)
Alternator replaced with good 2nd hand.
New badges and no. plates
New Driver door, bonnet and drivers wing
New door cards *2

EDIT: Just had a second hand gearbox and starter with lowish milage stuck on and the fuel rail is being swapped also.
Also two new handbrake cables, and fully rewired the stereo to eliminate all the useless wiring from years gone by.
(ie speakers (6) all round, and power earth and lights&igniton wires)

(im starting to clutch at straws now but i know ive forgotten loads!)

Some Pics...

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During:


After:




Much much more to come hopefully!!

EDIT : Forgot to mention who carried out most of the work. Its **** From Faranfore near Tralee in Co.Kerry.
He did a brilliant job on the restoration of the obdy/spraying/and engine rebuild. (And prob a lot yet to come!)
Currently hes just put in a gearbox and starter supplied by ronan.
If anyone would like to get in contact with him, Pm me for his phone no. Top Class Mechanic!
 

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That's the first modified grille that almost looks better than the original.Well you see it has retained the trademark twin headlamps and GTI badge.

Well ware it looks neat.
 

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QUOTE (Oisin @ Dec 25 2005, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks alfa, if only i could keep her that clean all the time!

Ha ha ha....thats the problem with a black car

Have the smae problem myself.
Would love to see your car in the flesh, looks great on the pics.
Well done, alot of work done.
 

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thanks tim, but i dont think it has a stitch on yours yet. (how u got those weitec adjustables the same price i got weitec tx's ill never understand!)

@dub, unfortunetly it is a daily driver(mainly to take me to work weekends) but does sit ideal from monday-friday most often thank god

had it jacked up on the front passengers side yesterday, in 5th gear the gearbox bearing was shaking like mad, so thats where the shaking in the steering is coming from since day one, just didnt cop it.

Anyone know if a diesel 1.6 gearbox is better/worse than replacing it with another gti one.
have a really low milage one here out already...????
 

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that look deadly, will be a few months before i go looking into good bbs, or borbets for it though! (My arches rub from time to time as it is!)
 

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Are they 18s? They look massive.

@ Oisin, would the ratios in the diesel box be much different to the Gti one? I know people use diesel boxs in Gtis etc. and they seem to work, would a 1.9D box or TD one be better for the job?
 
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