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Jake's G40 a.k.a Project Unicorn

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i first saw her on ebay a couple of years ago at 3k in leek staffs so i went to view,
owned by a vw techy in good condtion fvwsh rebuilt etc etc,
and swiftly snapped up and driven home, i must say i stained my pants on the way ...wink.gif

AS I FIRST BOUGHT HER:

r1 charger jabba
chipped jabba
r1 air intake jabba
kw coiloversrh cups r14
goodridge braided pipes
powerflow exhaust

cant remember any more

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after a few months i sold her for a mk2 golf G60 bad mistake after searching for another G40 i ended up tracking down my old one and buying her back,

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RETURNED G40:

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i wasnt happy with how she returned so i was going to better her former glory.....

MY ATV DECIDED TO DIE:

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replaced with a ceg or cek can never remember which... from currie

NEW PARTS:

After sorting most issuses highering etc i bought this...

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some more new bits

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CRUSING IN CONGELTON A FEW DAYS BEFORE TATTON:

met this guy...

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NEXT WAS TATTON 07:

getting pretty happy with how shes going..

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smooth boot taken off replaced with original one....

CHARGER REBUILT BY PSD:

due to minimal oil leak ..

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me been anal, wish i hadnt...less than 1000 miles later .....

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SO AFTER NO JOY WITH PSD ANOTHER CHARGER WAS PURCHASED FROM GERMANY CANT REMEMBER COMPANY £500 + THE MONEY LOST WITH PSD ONE:

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smiles all round !!

BY THIS TIME I FANCIED SOME WORK BEEN DONE:

was put in my new garage built just for the G40 ready for some work...

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plates swapped , new stickers, exhaust off

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gearbox out and loads of other bits...

ATV's one i blew up in bits and another i sourced wink.gif

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chargers and intake parts ...

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manifold from yoof and the team and toothies from austria .... i out bid mk3g40jon wink.gif...

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MY RUN ABOUTS (a couple of them) WHILE DOING MY GREEN G40:

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thats where I'm up to up to now ... enjoy wink.gif
i cant get enough...smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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Jake

A little update , I'm now working on it everyday/ night

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Bottom arms sprayed and brand new powerflexed up binned old ones , scrubed and undersealed arches and floor pan.

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Gearbox cleaned re oiled and back in, all new bolts and gaskets when ever i take one off, re taping as much wiring as possable, new bumpers coming etc etc

wanting back on the road late april early may latest now.

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Update

All on route:

Uprated drive shaft

Gt Inlet

PPP full system to be added to the manifold

Pulled most of loom out strip down inspected repaired found faults and started retaping in nice new bently tape;)

More pics soon:)

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Metal Polishing Kit has now been purchased so can bling some bits up and gloss black others ;)

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UPdate:

I pulled out as much of my wiring loom as i could get at un taped check and repaired faults and re-taped

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a close up of what it looks like

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scrubed floor pan and archs and undersealed

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ready to go on when new custom made brake disks come ( rick gee ;)

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one engine mount cleaned up with new bolts etc

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all new handbrake cables, alternator ready to be polished up, and bracket to be gloss black, toothed belt pullys etc

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still more parts to go on ged rear brace, grill, charger,toothies etc etc

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Ill up date again soon :)

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rear archs undersealed and some bits for engine sprayed gloss black today :)

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Parts have arrived back from powdercoating :) gloss black pics will follow from this weekends mass session:)

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-pickup up PPP manifold and system today manifold is fitted.

-bottom toothed belt pulley fitted

-powercoated charger /alternator bracket fitted

-semi mirror polished my alternator but got board but looks good ready to go on over weekend

picking more parts from vw in morning updates and pics will follow before weekend is out :)

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Well this is my 1000th post :

Was taken off the road to sort out some niggly issues mate and things just kept getting added to the list :)

These are some updated Pics from over the weekend from the work inbetween boozing

Pic of my alternator started to mirror polish but got a little board not to bad as wont really see it under my charger:)

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My Parts from Powercoating:

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Exhaust arrived along with my manifold back:

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All new inner in my brakes and new cables block etc on my handbrake:

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Some pics of some new parts fitted in engine aswell:)

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Hopefully still on track for alltypes :biggrin:

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Charger with toothed pulley on

Jabba induction and heatshield on

Charger elbow on

Brakes sorted

tyres , lambda, discs, first aid kit still to arrive to be fitted

and exhaust still to be fitted

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more pics of today :

exhaust 99% done just 1 clamp to get

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bumper back on until new one arrives

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rolled out for first time in 20 months

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still a few more things to do only small so put to sleep again :)

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genesisGT

that looks the buisness mate hadnt seen pics of yours before.

very smart :unibrow:

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Jake

cheers mate got to clean the boot now so can put my first aid kit in ;)

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Turned over and ran perfect for the first time last night :) :) :)

Still a few little niggles i want to sort out but I'm pretty happy exhaust sounds exactly how i wante one to sound:)

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mot today.. updates will follow

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MOT PASS!

no advisorys or fails at all :)

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Alexg40

Looking good fella..

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few more pics :)

more new bits

bonnet bra

new g40 badges

tape holder

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Polo-PP

Looks good mate!

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neil_dubgt

thats great dude, how a G40 should be looked after

looks well tasty

happy driving it? lol

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Well stuck with the 3 hrs or so of hard core rain after id clean my car at alltypes and here are a few pics :)

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More Updates Bearings Clutch Cable Rad Fuel Tank etc

and Engine Pics :)

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D16RRT

I am actually jealous of your bay and set up :cry:

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front lower ged and rear strut braces added freshly powercoated satin black added

Red Stripes back in bumpers

various other bits...

pics will follow :)

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