1989 GTI Engineering RE2000 Golf Syncro

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  • #4657

    re2
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    well after years and years of searching i finally have the wing badges fitted today and they look f’ing top!

    however……
    I then get told that the guy I bought these off has the early pre ’87 badges too! Now i never even knew these existed, so temptation struck and Ive spent more $ on badges!

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    This has a chrome surround and also has an etched background like the
    dash badge below

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    Im going for the pre ’87 look anyway as I have a grill badge like this but
    with a chrome surround grill

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    Here are the rest of the badges to match with a GTI Engineering badge too
    (took me ages to find this and then a box load have been sold on Ebay!) The
    Golf badge was also hard to find new. I plan to fit the Golf and Syncro badge
    as they are suppossed to be on the right side, and as I have a later rear end
    with the VW roundal in the middle, Im going to fit the GTI Engineering badge
    where the Volkswagen badge would have been on the early rear end.

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    As you can see there is differnces with the script of the Golf G60 Syncro badge
    that dont match up with the old fashioned script (2 scripts were used on the
    Mk2 Golf Syncro)

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    but I just dont know if the chrome surround badge will stick out from the
    paintwork more than I wanyt it to. Ill find out soon, but I do rather like the
    old fashioned badges!

    Heres some better wheel pics too

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    #4698

    re2
    Member

    ive been playing today and fitted a couple of the wheels- only a couple you say! What a lazy git! Well, its been a mixed bag today. Firstly the wheels look soooooooooooo bloomin good, but the front wheels catch the brake caliper [B)]

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    I need to buy some slimline calipers to make the clearance. I cant put spacers on as the wheels are ET28 and already dangerously close to my standard arch’s. Im aso going to have a think about tyre sizes later too. Im using 195/50/15 as thats what I already had from previous alloys. Although Im thinking about 185/45/15.

    I also added the badges to the rear of the car.

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    #4699

    holmes
    Member

    just seen the pics of your car and wheels they look great by the way, i especially like the pictures of your carb and that manifold you have made what is it off and where can i get one? any other details would be great ie what are you going to run with it? regards

    #4700

    re2
    Member

    ta for the props. The manifold and airbox are from a german tuning company. Im just keeping things under my hat for now, but there are clues in the thread if you fancy doing some sherlock

    #4701

    holmes
    Member

    nice pun on the name lol. will do some investigating

    #4702

    holmes
    Member

    what was the first carb pic of? and the manifold? and if you have upgraded would that one be forsale?

    #4704

    re2
    Member

    it was a Lynx manifold fitted with a single Weber DCOE 45. I dont recommend that approach though unless you have a Mk1. Look at the hole I cut etc etc

    #4710

    re2
    Member

    I received the earlier syncro wing badges today and as soon as I opened the box, I knew they were larger than the G60 ones! I really ddidnt know what to do. I put one on the car and walked from side to side, but I was still unsure. So I went and had a cup of tea

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    When I came back, I realised that they werent really out of scale, so Ive kept them. Got some 5mm spacers so Ill get those on as soon as Ive bought a new trolley jack. Its a bugger to get wheels on when gravity and a leaky valve are doing their best to thwart you [:(!]

    #4712

    re2
    Member

    Heres a couple of pics Ive found

    Facet red-top fuel pump mounted to the rear arch skin

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    Filterking fuel regulator. I chose this glass one for the retro look and I also managed to get a mini VDO fuel pressure guage

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    This is the remodelled dash surround i made a many years ago and then got it covered in leather. Ive relocated the Syncro badge that was originally placed on the glovebox

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    #4713

    re2
    Member

    ive been busy scanning stuff, so here goes…….

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    #4714

    re2
    Member

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    #4715

    re2
    Member

    heres a few article about the original GTI Engineering Golf Syncro

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    #4716

    re2
    Member

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    #4717

    ld50
    Member

    Wow there’s soem great content there – I’ll add these to the photo archive…

    #4723

    ld50
    Member

    btw re2 those wheels look ace! soooo shiny =D

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