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Hey people, Here's my new project :1988 MK2 Polo Coupe S I've been kindly given the car from my house mate who recently had taken the car off the road due to a few issues. - fuel tank leaks over half full ( new tank from vw heritage sitting here now) - leaking radiator/ expansion tank ( new rad arrived last week ) -CV joint nearly exploded (replaced at the garage last week) Lots of plans for the next few months it's got a fair bit of rust so that needs addressing before winter.
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I have a 1998 polo 1.4 16v open air, it has been in storage for 7 years now and is abit worse for wear, and would be a brave restoration. The engine that is currently in it needs replacing as the cam belt snapped but has a brand new clutch on it, will need towing. I do have another engine that will be sold with the car. It has solenoid locks so no doors handles. Body work does need a lot of tlc, it has a custom paint job with diamond black mixed with Porsche green. comes with standard headlights, grill and wheels, private plate been taken off just wanted to see if there was any interest, I will upload pictures of current state in the next few days. Pictures are from it’s youthful days!
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Greetings to all, my name is Oleg, I am from Russia. In our country, second-generation polos are not very popular due to the small number of such cars, and so I decided to look for communities outside my own country. And so about my baby: 1992 release, engine AAV, coupe, well, or a hatchback, 4-speed gearbox. I bought it in 2013, it has a lot that worked badly, there was a lot of putty on the body, but I was happy to move from car with carburetor on car with injector, I was most attracted by the work of the engine, it worked like a clock even at an air temperature of -30°C, and I was not scared by the puffed putty on the body. First of all, the technical part was brought to an acceptable condition and it became my daily car. Here is a photo of how it looked after the purchase: It looks pretty good on the back, but the front look was not as whole as I thought... As it turned out - this body was in an accident, there was a head-on collision, and the left spar was curved, and the hood with front fenders needed to be replaced. Some time later, I managed to find the front fenders and hood in excellent condition. I don’t have a photo with an old hood, but there is a photo with old fenders and a new hood: Then I replaced the front fenders, and also installed the missing part of the front panel: The grille was also replaced: For comparison, posted a photo as it was and as it became: At that time I was very pleased with my work, however - it was 2013. He lived with me in this config until 2015, then I had an accident, because of the lack of a bumper amplifier, all my work was destroyed. After that, I ordered new body parts: bumper, bumper amplifier, front panel and grille with headlights. I decided to complete the work before the new year (it was in December) Here I got to the front panel: Instead of a normal amp bumper was bolted unknown origin design. All of this has naturally been removed from the body: All new parts were installed in place without difficulty. I don't know how you call the front panel, but we call it TV: And everything is in order... I will continue the next days, see you soon!
On a snowy day back in 2009 I managed to crash my wifes 6N into a raised bus stop curb, as you can imagine the results were impressive. Passenger side wheel at 45 degrees to the drivers and the steering wheel was upside down, we scrapped the car as a result. This wasn't a rash decision, lots of advisories on the previous MOT....oh and it was Cat C'ed a couple of years earlier when we were in a 4 car shunt in standing traffic. Boot lip pushed in 3 - 4 inches and front serverely deformed....we patched it up for £20 and kept driving! Car was brought for £1500 and we got £1100 payout, plus sold some parts....not bad for a car we had owned for 4 years at the time with 100k on the clock. So we ended up getting a sensible car, an 06 Honda Accord diesel...was the sport edition! And while we drove that around I picked up this.... And turned it into this...(Build thread here) At the start of the month I decided that the car had cost more than enough and that I should probably think about replacing my wifes Polo 6 years later.....especially since Mini parts are so expensive and you can still find a Polo at a scrap yard! In the 5 years I owned the car it had been driven 1500 miles and cost me half a years salary, which is a sobering thought as I am far from being on minimum wage. For the grand total of £200 I brought a 149k mile 1997 R reg 999cc Polo L Currently I am stripping down the car, seeing what work needs doing and parts i need to source So far it needs... Both rear arches repaired New rear valance underseal stripping off, rusty treating and reapplying Various rust patches repairing A full respray replacement carpets and retrimmed front seats Engine reconditioning (probably gearbox too) And probably a whole host of other things....but its a project. My plan is to keep the car pretty much standard, yes there will be a few modifications and fancys details added to the car along the way. I am a man I like shiny things and power, but at a glance i want it to appear standard. I will add photos and updates as I make progress.....which will be slow as I work away from home. I am giving myself a year to get it MOT'ed.
Evening guys and girls! ive not long got back from paying for my breadvan I won on eBay for the princely sun of £56! It's going to be a restoration project for me and my 6 year old son. She needs a fair bit of love after being stored in a barn for the past 10 years! Its due to be collected next weekend so I'll post some better pics when she arrives but here are a few from the eBay ad... look forward to picking your collective brains when the time comes and posting regular updates of what's been going on (may be a long resto as I'll be trying to "teach" my son along the way) but anyway...just thought I'd say hello!