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Tufty

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Ive a thing for the colour the car was but at the same time it might look out of place carbon and orange. I have exhausted all avenues in looking for carbon rear 1/4 panels a friend in england has them but wont sell or let me take a mould of them.

I too often wondered were your`s has went It turned out real nice and I was gutted when you sold it.. my brother just sold his blue shell and it went to Belfast i thought you might have bought it to build an other.

Really deep black with the carbon bits would look unreal

I always wonder where my mk2 is after reading this!!
 

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I think carbon and orange would look great. Bit of contrast, lets each stand out, and the car pop. Black with black, they'd just blend together...

Saves you another paint job too.
 

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IMO Carbon, wings, trims, mirrors, roof, etc. all look great, even in some cases a carbon bonnet. But if you have random bits of carbon like the doors sticking out to me it looks awful unless its matched with a similar shade of paint. Please tell me you plan to paint the doors if you go orange.
 

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@EF Ian ive been toying with the idea of painting the outside only and leaving the inside carbon. I want to show the carbon off but I don’t want the car looking like a patch work quilt.
 

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@EF Ian ive been toying with the idea of painting the outside only and leaving the inside carbon. I want to show the carbon off but I don’t want the car looking like a patch work quilt.
My thoughts exactly, select areas that can stay carbon without just having random carbon panels all over the place, and of course show the carbon roof off because it doesn't clash with other panels. Evos look great with carbon trim and accessories for example.
 

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Ive a thing for the colour the car was but at the same time it might look out of place carbon and orange. I have exhausted all avenues in looking for carbon rear 1/4 panels a friend in england has them but wont sell or let me take a mould of them.

I too often wondered were your`s has went It turned out real nice and I was gutted when you sold it.. my brother just sold his blue shell and it went to Belfast i thought you might have bought it to build an other.

Yea it ended up in Kent in England. Always check for tax and insurance and think its sorn. To scared to ask on the forms if anyone knows where it is 😂.

When do you hope to have yours painted?
 

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It’s knowing what to paint and what not to paint. I agree the roof would be ok to leave as is but do I paint both boot and bonnet. I have been going over and over in my head about it but can’t work it out.

My thoughts exactly, select areas that can stay carbon without just having random carbon panels all over the place, and of course show the carbon roof off because it doesn't clash with other panels. Evos look great with carbon trim and accessories for example.


I’m hoping early new year for paint but I need to work out what I want painted and what colours.

Yea it ended up in Kent in England. Always check for tax and insurance and think its sorn. To scared to ask on the forms if anyone knows where it is 😂.

When do you hope to have yours painted?

I had planed to paint the bay a different colour to the outside of the car but then I think there is to much going on.

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It’s knowing what to paint and what not to paint. I agree the roof would be ok to leave as is but do I paint both boot and bonnet. I have been going over and over in my head about it but can’t work it out.
Its your car, so you'll just have to work it out. For me though, I'd paint the boot and the doors, leave the accessories and trim, and the roof. The bonnet I would probably test it on once the car is painted to decide. Doing this on mine confirmed that I wanted to have the bonnet painted. I left it bare carbon on the inside though.


I also believe that you don't need the bay to be a different colour, you have enough awesomeness going on without needed that, might only distract from the awesomeness.
 
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Yesterday evening I got the call to come and collect the Golf from the Bodyshop as it was ready to be collected. It was left with a friend who kindly fixed the rear arch’s as had made a balls of them and also he fix the rear panel so that the bumper sits right. So we got it on his ambulance and I sat off home around 5 mile journey. Then some three mile into the journey I noticed a lot of smoke coming from the right rear wheel and thought Oh No…so i pulled over to check the wheel and it wasn’t moving freely so at this point we knew there was a problem. I had two miles to do until i got home so off we went moving very slowly the wheel was freeing up then locking up and once we where on the home straight I seen the rear wheel pass me on the road and at this point **** got real lol. Thankfully there is no damage to the car as it fell on the rear beam I was only doing around 15mph when it happened. Any how I made a phone call to a friend who came to my aid and picked it up with his recovery truck.

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So now it’s home I will get stuck into replacing both rear bearings again only this time they will be done right. I have a list of stuff to be made and a list of stuff I still need to buy so I will be focusing on this over the next few weeks. I’m hoping to have the car wired with in the next few weeks and I will do a full dry fit of everything so once back from
Paint it’s a matter of fitting everything.
 

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That's bad luck. At least just a bearing, probably seized up from being sat laid up for so long?

Lucky the car wasn't damaged. Or the wheel hit oncoming traffic 🤫

Onwards and up.
 

Tufty

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That's bad luck. At least just a bearing, probably seized up from being sat laid up for so long?

Lucky the car wasn't damaged. Or the wheel hit oncoming traffic 🤫

Onwards and up.


I think I over tightened it at the time and no doubt it laying up didn’t help either. So I will strip both out and go down the road of Polo bits.

Thankfully there was no cars coming my way when i seen it coming past my heart sank with panic but thankfully all is ok.
 
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