1992 216 gti tc rolling resto

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1992 216 gti tc rolling resto

#1 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:05 pm

hello, i will try and post some progress updates on the 216 as i go. first job was sorting the bonnet release mechanism, it wasnt closing correctly and took a lot of force to get it to latch. a good cleanput and re adjustment heped somewhat, but can anyone conform
if the support bar should be totally verticle? as i think it might have had a little knock thus moving the latch unit down a bitImage
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#2 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:11 pm

also fitted new backbox think the old one was past its best
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#3 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:13 pm

tonight i whipped the rear bumper off to have a look at this red strip,

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i found this on the way, job for another day!

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it seems the strip had shrunk somewhat, so elongated the mounting slots and some superglue have give a temp fix till i find a replacement

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#4 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:38 pm

Interesting stuff - looking forward to the next instalment :D
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#5 Post by ROVER-25X » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:56 pm

How did the holy box sound *laughs* ? :laughing2 :laughing2

I would have kept it. :D
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#6 Post by cabriolet106 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:12 pm

If you want a help with any jobs let me know. I don't live too far away and could come and give you a hand.

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#7 Post by gbs100 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:49 pm

I have a repair panel for that if you need it . If you need any other parts let me know .

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#8 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:08 pm

Rover25x, the hole is the box was a nightmare after 200 miles, ended up putting my earphones in, the resonance is particularly bad at 60-70!

Cabriolet106, cheers for the offer will bare it in mind for when I get stuck with something.

On with timing belt just now which is fun.

Gbs100, I'll send u a pm re that panel if that's ok.

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#9 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:02 am

Just a tip with the bumper strip glue - superglue isn't waterproof. You'll need to use Araldite 2-part epoxy or Gorilla glue (which is water-activated) if you want a permanent fix. If you use either of these, getting the glue off for the proper fix may cause you some problems, so use sparingly. The other option is to use GT Pro tape - double-sided foam tape with very sticky acrylic adhesive. Does eventually rub off with your fingers if you need to remove it - but it's hard work.
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#10 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:30 am

*laughs*, got a full stainless on my 25 and that drones like mad on the motorway too. :slapme
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#11 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:47 pm

todays update,

new timing belt, tensioner, water pump, thermostat, pas belt, alternator belt

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#12 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:10 pm

Looks nice and clean in there, and even cleaner with the new water pump on. That's an excellent job done - 5 years, 60K peace of mind with a decent belt and ancillaries on a very rare car now.
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#13 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:49 pm

so not a great deal of progress this week, been using it every day to see what crops up, next job will be passengers side inner and outer cv boots.

did manage to give the wheels a proper clean though

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#14 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:50 pm

Hello, so some more progress on the GTI. 4 x new avon tyres a second key cut but more importantly the metal work done on the rear drivers side, just put a few coats of random paint i had to protect it until i get around to filling and painting properly.


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#15 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:45 pm

Is that a repair panel, or did you find a car with a pair of clean lower arches at the local scrappy?

Looks like a nice neat job. 4 hours and exposed steel starts to oxidise, so you did the right thing putting some random paint on!

I remember the interior on this one looked very clean - with the sills done and the other sort-outs, it's getting there isn't it?

Show time... :S
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