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  • in reply to: brake upgrades #23169
    fingle
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    Heck, that is quite expensive, the other side is only €60.35 here in France..
    I couldn’t find that one on ebay.de using the part number, did you find it using just text search and knowledge of German?
    Cheers
    Phil

    in reply to: brake upgrades #23166
    fingle
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    I am looking to do the upgrade to the rear with a 239×10 disk and the Mk4 calipers on my ’87 Mk2 Golf Syncro (LHD)

    So my parts list is…
    Disk x 2 – 811 615 301
    Mk4 LH Caliper – 1H0 615 423B
    Mk4 RH Caliper – 1H0 615 424B
    LH Carrier – 191 615 425A
    RH Carrier – 191 615 426
    Splash Guards – 1J0 615 612C and 1J0 615 611C

    Can anyone confirm that all this lot will go together OK?

    I have managed to find all the parts apart from the RH Carrier. Does anyone have any leads on these?

    Cheers

    Phil

    in reply to: NEW MEMBERS Post Here #23096
    fingle
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    Hi all
    I have just become the proud owner of a 1987 Mk2 LHD Golf Syncro.
    It was destined for the breakers as it had failed its Control Technique (French version of the MOT) and the garage said there was 3000 euros of welding to do on it to get it through, along with the handbrake not working, the brakes being bad, some lights not working, one seatbelt being damaged, the exhaust blowing, oil coming out of the engine and some rusty door panels being dangerous. It all sounds pretty bad, but looking at the car, its not that bad at all.
    I have ordered a new exhaust, some glass fibre to go over the flaky bits on the doors, a hadbrake lever (it was the pawl teeth that had worn out) from Latvia and a seat belt from the UK.
    I am based half and half in the French alps and in the Welsh mountains, and this car is out in France at the moment. But I am thinking I will bring it back to the UK to get the bodywork done (all auto work is super expensive in France and they really seem to cut corners and are not as ‘into’ old cars as in the UK).
    The welding underneath seems to be just the back of the rear right foot well having a hole big enough to put your fist through in it. There is a mention on the MOT papers about a small crack in a horizontal cross member, I can’t see this myself, but it probably needs looking at and welding up. Painting and bodywork is not my thing, so I will be looking for someone good to do this.
    All the rest of the mechanical and engine stuff I am good with and will slowly pick away at it bit by bit till I have it all back in good working order. I have seen a thread on here about putting discs on the back and will almost certainly go down that route. It has winter tyres on the steel wheels at the moment so I may get some alloys to put summer tyres on so I can swap over with the seasons.
    I am looking forward to learning all about this car and getting it back up and running like a dream.
    Cheers for now
    Phil

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