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Polo 6n Rebuild/restore (Fully smoothed engine bay)

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Right, so I've given myself a project for this spring, and it's to fully rebuild/restore my polo 6N and reveal it on May 24th at Unphased15, I know this is an incredibly close deadline, but I'm determined and will try my best!


To do:


Pre rebuild;

  • Fully strip car to rolling shell (Inside & out)
Engine bay;

  • Clean/grind engine bay
  • Panel up, cut and weld engine bay - IN PROGRESS
  • Fibreglass/filler engine bay
  • Primer engine bay
  • Spray engine bay (White)
  • Extend & hide wiring loom inside chassis legs
Body;

  • Weld/fill side repeaters (wings)
  • Weld/fill aerial hole
  • Weld/smooth wings into sills
  • Install 6N2 boot
  • Install MK5 Golf boot badge/handle
  • Smooth left & right grilles on 16v front bumper
  • Smooth numberplate recess on 16v Front bumper
  • Prep body for spray
  • Spray body
Interior; (If I have time)


  • Dye/replace carpet (Black)
  • Custom made 6N white leather & carbon fibre dashboard
  • Custom made Carbon fiber trim (Including entire center console)
  • Custom upholstered white full leather Audi A4 B5 seats (Modified runners super low stance)
  • Custom white leather & carbon fiber door cards
  • Re-upholstered roof liner (VW logos)
  • Rear seats removed
  • Deck & carpet out boot and rear seat area
  • Build/install sub, speaker and amp enclosures
  • Build double battery enclosure in spare wheel well
Audio/wiring;

  • Run power wires from engine bay to boot for batteries (Through chassis legs)
  • Install sub, speakers & Amps
Running Gear;

  • Remove subframe & Suspension (Pre engine bay prep/spray)
  • Re-Install subframe & Suspension (Post engine bay prep/spray)
  • Install rear disk conversion kit
  • Install coilovers (Loooooow)
  • Install camber shims (1.5 degrees)
  • Re-install engine/gearbox/master cylinder
  • Install vr6 radiator with in-line filler.
  • Relocate washer bottle to boot
Optional;

  • Install smoke screen (Just for a laugh)


So there we go, I'll post photos and cross out what I've done.


;);) ;) See you guys in May ;);) ;)

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All the cleaning and grinding I did last week in preperation for welding and smoothing!

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ScottyLister

All the plating and welding I did on 23/03/15.
I'm quite happy with the work I've done, it's all smoothed out now too, but my phone died later on in the day so I couldn't get a photo :/

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ScottyLister

A couple of better photos from the 23rd and some from last night.

I've now got the curved piece of sheet metal that goes from the mount to the wing welded in. I've grinded most of the welds out, but as you can see I've still got one more to do! :)

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apertures

Good luck. You haven't got long but lets hope it goes well.

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ScottyLister

Thanks mate, yeah I'm running a pretty tight schedule. But as long as I get this engine bay fully welded by April, I should have a good chance of getting it all done! :)

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Possible colour combo.
Chodosh blue body, red banded steels with baby moons, white engine bay & firewall and a while leather interior ;)

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taylor d

Looking nice , anymore pics?

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jimbub

Looks good man, good work there.

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Been down the unit again today.

Drivers side is all panelled and welded, just a little bit of grinding to do before I get some filler on it!!
Also got a pretty good start on the passenger side.

Looking nice , anymore pics?

I never managed to get any taken tonight as I forgot my camera, I'm in the unit all day tomorrow (02-04-15) So I'll get some then and upload them for you :D

Looks good man, good work there.

Thanks man, much appreciated!

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Looking nice , anymore pics?

Here's the photos, as promised :D Although there's still a lot of grinding to do!

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taylor d

Nice , looking forward to seen this wen done

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ScottyLister

Managed to get all of the N/S engine mount welded up today, and It's looking beautiful! Will upload photos tomorrow :)

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Well the polo has been pretty neglected for the past two weeks... Ran out of MIG gas and haven't got around to getting any more, but I will tomorrow and get cracked back into it!

Unphased is looking a little out of the question now as well, much to do, not enough time!

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taylor d

Was hoping to see it there :(

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ScottyLister

Getting the engine bay 100% finshed is the main priority.

I can just throw the interior back in, stick it on its arse then rat it if needs be!

Then get the body finished for Fitted Show! In July

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taylor d

Na don't rush it , take Time and do it right

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ScottyLister

Okay! So after a bit of thinking, I've decided to go down a different route with the bodywork, but I plan on keeping it a secret for now. All I can say is that it will be like nothing you've ever seen before! :D

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VdoubleU

If its rat look stop now.

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mbusby993

If its rat look stop now.

Seconded, this has potential!

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taylor d

Please do not rat look it , Rat look is for old old vws not polos they look wank

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ScottyLister

WW2 Messerschmitt colours. NATO green body, yellow banded steels with baby moons, emblems on the sides and bomber seats.

What're your thoughts?

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VdoubleU

Are those your plans for a kubelwagen you're doing up, sounds good.

If it's for the polo just leave the standard paint and polish it up. Really hate rat look on modern cars. It would be a shame as well considering the amazing work you've done on the engine bay.

But it is your car so do what you want. I just think you've clearly got excellent skills which shouldn't be wasted rat looking a car.

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taylor d

I have to agree with wots said above ,

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ScottyLister

The wagon is an old Volvo Amazon :)

I'm really unsure. Tight budget and not much time

The original paint is knackered, sills need welded and there's deep scratches on every panel.

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