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cj1 last won the day on November 20 2019

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    Arteon R Line, Lupo Rally Car, Lupo TDI.

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  1. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Any recommendations on somewhere decent to do the refurb?
  2. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Ideally would like to have one to go in whilst this one is refurbed.. save the car being off the road too long etc
  3. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    And the saga continues. im in need of a 6 speed GTI gearbox. Is anyone aware of any for sale or any GTIs being broke that may still have this available?
  4. Looks great! Keeping the wheels or going back to standard with them as well?
  5. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Clutch changed and yes, the noise and Judder seems to be due to the release bearing being pretty much none existent. It had seen better days! figured whilst the box was off to do the bearing it made sense to do the clutch (which was very worn anyway) . So the car is finally mechanically sound for now. At least the critical parts. Few issues still with interior functions...
  6. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    New suspension arms, ball joints, track rod ends, and drop links installed. Just had the geometry set up too. drives much better now the wheels are pointing in the same direction!
  7. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Just waiting for the ball joints. New ARB Drop links, bottom arms are on waiting. Hopefully tomorrow! These bushes aren’t even seated in the arms; they were completely loose. Worrying they weren’t listed as an advisory as they’re just completely dangerous.
  8. It may have taken just shy of 2 years, but at least we got there in the end!
  9. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Tonight update - Impatience got the better of me and I've had both hubs off the car. Cleaned them up and got rid of the majority of the rust. Still waiting for the new ball joints to arrive before I can do much else. New suspension arms and ARB Drop links on both sides... Also got a new set of (used) hubs. Plan is to sand blast them, paint them up, then put completely fresh ones on the car. In no rush to do this as the current ones are functional! More to satisfy my desire to have this car rust free haha! I'll update with pictures once the ball joints arrive.
  10. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Yes it was definitely a bargain! Plus having so many brand new spares already made it a no brainer. Tonight I was pleasantly surprised. Looks like the wheel bearings have been done at some point recently as the driveshaft outer end popped out no problem, to reveal a nice shiny bearing! car currently on stands now with new wishbones and ARB drop links but all still apart as Awaiting ball joints and I decided it’s easier to wait than put it all back together now.
  11. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    I’d rather not say, it was originally posted on Facebook for £750 before the lady was accused of being a fraudster etc. Anyway fast forward a few offers off other people, the price did increase, not dramatically. Seemed to cause quite the stir on the Facebook group. But it was a decent price, well worth the money.
  12. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Ok so here is a photo of the car and the headlight mod. I decided to just get cracking on with the suspension work as I saw no real reason to wait. The plan was to change suspension arms for now, and then when the ball joints and drop links arrive, do them separately. Anyway, the corrosion on the drop links had different ideas and the washer crumbled away. So it’s currently up on stands till I get it sorted. That being said, look at the state of the rear wishbone bush, I worry if this car had a legitimate MOT back in June with no advisories. ive discovered quite the rust tonight. The hubs, arms, drop links, tie rod ends are all flaking. So I’ll continue as planned, and change these this week. Next up will be acquiring a second set of hubs to clean up and paint, then they can be changed over in a few hours, rather than having to have the car off the road for even longer. (Albeit not much longer but rather not have to rush). And I’ll also ultimately be doing the same with the subframe that isn’t too bad but if I’m doing everything else, then why not I guess! Brake discs and pads aren’t TOO bad, but I’ll probably change them in the new year anyway. The callipers have been painted quite badly in silver, so they’re another on the list of things to clean and paint... Ultimately a lot of smaller jobs but nothing too bad yet!
  13. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Plan on a cambelt/water pump change in the not too distant future either. Seems like it's just about due.
  14. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Do you have a build thread? Thanks! Have quite the collection of spare parts all sitting around from the rally car, so fortunately a lot of what I need I already have at home... Just finding the time to do it!
  15. cj1

    Project Rally lupo!

    Thanks for the info! I do have a spare AFH engine in the garage. Albeit disassembled but all parts are present! I'll do some research and report back.
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