Mark 2 VR6 Syncro – Progress (contains photos)

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  • #2306

    Chris S
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    If you still need floorpanels have a look here

    http://www.artaparts.nl

    http://www.artaparts.nl – then click on VW / Golf 2 – then scroll through the pages untill you reach items with the part nunbers
    9521741 & 42 and 9521751/52/53/54/61/62

    These are all various pieces that replace parts of the floor panel, just click on the thumbnail to enlarge the photo.

    btw these are pattern parts so the fit may not be the greatest in the world

    #2317

    ld50
    Member

    They do have the disadvantage of being in holland though or do they post for a reasonable price?

    #2331

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    Originally posted by ld50

    They do have the disadvantage of being in holland though or do they post for a reasonable price?


    Thanks,

    Im struggliung with the language barrier worried if I order them I might end up with 2 door nobs and a chocoloate tea pot :(

    Trying to get some more local prices

    #2337

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    Originally posted by Chris S

    Sorry they have altered the catalogue pages again, but look for the item numbers in Golf 2, and then click on the photo for a bigger picture, I can send any parts over at reasonable cost


    Cheers chris I need to look at how many parts I need, hopefully get them ordered some time next month.

    Thanks again Rob

    #2341

    Trev16v
    Member

    Wow, that supplier really has an excellent range of panels and I would be interested in some floor panels myself. It’s worth seeing if they’ll supply directly. I have had to patch up the floor pan in one of my MK2s but I have never been totally happy with it.

    #2342

    Trev16v
    Member

    Are VW too expensive to get floor sections from or are they obsolete? I have obtained panels from VW before, such as those underside floor pieces that I showed pictures of earlier in the thread, and things like battery tray panels.

    Edit: Oh, I just read the earlier post stating that VW want around £100 for them. Hmmm…

    Trev

    #2352

    ld50
    Member

    yeah that was roughly my thought –

    /me gets the panel beating hammers out and gets to work…

    #2375

    Body Work Continues.

    Had a good day working on the car on Sunday, was a bit of a messy one grinding some rust patches off of the front arches (only really surface rust but was quiet time consuming).

    Before
    arch1.jpg

    After (with a layer of anti rust)
    archnew.jpg

    The secret weapon against rust is…. (my mates girl friend, the rust had no chance)
    kellydrill.jpg

    #2376

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    Originally posted by ld50

    arg don’t get me started on sills… sills and bloody engine bays is all i ever seem to get to weld/paint!

    If it’s a small damaged bit repairing it might be in order but doing a couple of smaller repairs can be as much work as fitting a whole new outer sill. Looks like another call to avenue panels for a sill (£25 ish) ;) I repaired the one side of the syncro, am replacing the other side completely (after seeing how much work repairing was) and have just repaired the gti sill for the MOT… drop me a mail if you want to talk sills and bays in detail: [email protected].

    There’s an ace book you might want to get hold of called “How to restore classic car bodywork” – http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/026-7705230-6297208?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=classic+car+bodywork

    It’s *well* worth a read – they focus on triumphs and MGs mostly so a VW should be a walk in the park compared to those rustbuckets ;) There’s some photos of my sill repairs which might be of use here:

    http://www2.plus8.net/jpegstore/uk/vwsyncro_LD50/p_thumbnails.asp?archive=Bodywork&page=1&strSearch=&pass_view=

    hope that helps :)

    B


    I just ordered a copy of the book, sounds like it will come in useful.

    Thanks again,
    Rob

    #2429

    The bodywork book arrived yesterday so I decided to put some new knowledge into practise and patch up the worst rust area in the engine bay. (The book is excellent, lots of full colour photos)

    So heres the result:

    Before
    rustbay.jpg

    Cut out worst of the rust
    bulkhead.jpg

    Plate welded in place
    bay2.jpg

    Used an old grinding pad to smooth excess welding.

    Cleaned up and a layer of paint to keep the rust away
    bayfinished.jpg

    Its still abit rough round the edges but its going to have heat shield over anyway.

    Rob

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    Originally posted by VR6SyncroMark2

    quote:


    Originally posted by ld50

    arg don’t get me started on sills… sills and bloody engine bays is all i ever seem to get to weld/paint!

    If it’s a small damaged bit repairing it might be in order but doing a couple of smaller repairs can be as much work as fitting a whole new outer sill. Looks like another call to avenue panels for a sill (£25 ish) ;) I repaired the one side of the syncro, am replacing the other side completely (after seeing how much work repairing was) and have just repaired the gti sill for the MOT… drop me a mail if you want to talk sills and bays in detail: [email protected].

    There’s an ace book you might want to get hold of called “How to restore classic car bodywork” – http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/026-7705230-6297208?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=classic+car+bodywork

    It’s *well* worth a read – they focus on triumphs and MGs mostly so a VW should be a walk in the park compared to those rustbuckets ;) There’s some photos of my sill repairs which might be of use here:

    http://www2.plus8.net/jpegstore/uk/vwsyncro_LD50/p_thumbnails.asp?archive=Bodywork&page=1&strSearch=&pass_view=

    hope that helps :)

    B


    I just ordered a copy of the book, sounds like it will come in useful.

    Thanks again,
    Rob


    #2435

    ld50
    Member

    smart job! You must be chuffed with your handiwork :) that book’s well worth the read isn’t it.

    #2438

    Trev16v
    Member

    After the above pointer I ordered the book as well. It’s an excellent read so many thanks for that.

    Very nice job above by the way!

    #2475

    Got a bit more of the engine bay cleaned up.

    silver.jpg

    Has anyone on here stripped a bay completely before?
    Im curious how other people have approached getting in to all the tight spots? Large flat areas arent to bad but some bits are a nightmare [:(]

    #2574

    Started to weld in home made patches for the floor today, didnt get very far as we ran out of gas for the welder after about 2 minutes! [:(] but it looks like the patches will work. (tried it with some thick plates to begin with but couldnt get the correct shape was just to hard to bend, but have now managed to source some plate about the same thickness as the original floor and that bends easily with the help of my hammer).

    plate.jpg

    Rob

    #2576

    ld50
    Member

    your project looks like it’s coming along nicely :)

    > Has anyone on here stripped a bay completely before?

    did the 16v one in the summer as preventative rust treatment – just a variety of wire brushes on drills seemed to do the job ok.

    Just a thought re the floor panel you’re welding in – did the old one have ridges/swages in to increase stiffness?

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