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Frah2o

1/8 VW GOLF GTI MK2 stance project

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Hi, to everybody.
I’m italian and a big vw fan (i have a couple of mk3)
I started 2 years ago the collection of this 1/8 golf GTI (100 issues) only for italian market and the collection is now terminated......my model not (some stop due to work on a couple of 1/8 Delta WRC)
I’ve started a tuned/stanced project but i decided to remade it with extra details to add more realism to my model.

 

I work on this model when I'll made some work pause on Mclarem


Here the status (i've stated to rework in July)

 

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The engine kit i think is a PB engine

Here i started to work on block.
I made hole for engine lift
I scribed the head that was absent
I now repainted the block in iron mica, the head will be painted in allumium block.

If you want and if is it possible i want to share with you my building

 

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I repainted the head with a silfer leaf paint, and whole gearbox and differential in gloss alluminium

I added the wire from distributur to ignition coil and i full remade the plug wire in with red cable.

I reapinted in green the gearbox cap, in the future i'll put a vw logo waterslide decal

I dediced to fill the inside wheel arch with putty to give more deep and realism.
 

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I started the work on engne bay. The kit give engine bay separeted from chassis and the junction with chassis is really worst

I "welded" the engine bay and i started to rebuilt the spar that was all wrong in the model (just notched the chassis)

 

To fit the absorber, i opned the top mount sunspesion to have right access on ammo screw

FInally i try a first check for the inside clearence between chassis and and engine.

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Very cool, I’ll be watching this. I had a mk2 a while back, I’ll try and dig a pic out. It was a nightmare as I couldn’t go over speed bumps, pot holes or even a hump back bridge by where I lived 😂

had to drive miles out of my way to get home from work 😂

and forget about multi-story carparks

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3 minutes ago, richellis said:

Very cool, I’ll be watching this. I had a mk2 a while back, I’ll try and dig a pic out. It was a nightmare as I couldn’t go over speed bumps, pot holes or even a hump back bridge by where I lived 😂

had to drive miles out of my way to get home from work 😂

and forget about multi-story carparks

😂 I'm in your same condition with my mk3 (with chassis notched)....but low is a way of life (specially on a vw) 🥰

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In the past week I continued the work on engine bay. With fiber bond iI filled the self made side pods

I self made a new water tank bracket with alu stripe and I filled the hole on side strut

With the help of Lego bricks I made the missed servobrake and i made a new fitting sistem on engine firewall

I started to selfmade (just finish the final shape) a new clutch lever on gearbox to replicate the future clutch cable (totally missed in the kit)

 

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Not anymore, I’ve a MK7 estate family car, mk6 tai family car and my mk1 is going to be 100% original when finished 

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9 minutes ago, richellis said:

Not anymore, I’ve a MK7 estate family car, mk6 tai family car and my mk1 is going to be 100% original when finished 

These are my sisters GTI 93 and Tdi 94. The white is for treffen, the black isa dalily. I bought a Fujimi kit 1/24 to replicate my 1:1 daily....the hardest part of project will be to find the Lorinser rims.

 

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Frah - Keep posting!  Following with great interest.  I wish I had the luxury of looking directly at the real thing.  Great work both model and full scale.

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17 hours ago, JCH said:

Frah - Keep posting!  Following with great interest.  I wish I had the luxury of looking directly at the real thing.  Great work both model and full scale.

 

😁 Yes JCH i continued in posting.....i don't post in one shoot all progress because i s too much, but i'm very glad to share with you my work

 

 

I coated in primer the engine bay to highlight the faults.

I decided to eliminate the wiper tank. I'll fitted an extra engine oil cooling radiator. I remade a modified radiator and i self made a first version of cooling duct.

 

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I checked the clearence between bonnet and radiator duct...It's too near. I decided to remade a new shape of duct.

I added joint to radiator for future braided hose

I start to modified the inside high beam projector to create a Venturi duct for cooling the extra radiator. I removed the fluted glass and i fitted a metal mesh. Before to finish this work I need to rework in the future the headlight for fit the mesh properly.

 

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Before to proceed with other engine or gearbox details, i remade whole engine mount system.

The kit has only 1 (the gearbox side and also is not completed) of 3 engine mount.

I remade my best for my skills, the 3 engine mount.

I reinforced the front struts and i used a modified lego brick to match the right angle for front mount

The rear (timing belt side) was totally missing.
I self made an alu bracket.

The two rear engine mount are fixed on subframe to make easier the future fitting of subframe and arms.
 

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Before continuing with engine bay (missing some ribs on firewall to be replicated) I make some adjustment work.

The oil sump is missing of a parts of block. With styrene I did the new piece (in the next days i’ll paint with color of block)
The timing cover is missing of the rear cover.....with styrene i did also this.

My attention was to the air intake sistem.

I don’t like the oem filter, so i decided to try to replicate the CDA of bmc (that I have really fitted on my Gti mk3)

I modified the intake hose. With lego bricks i made the MAF sensor and i used the upper control unit from the 1/8 kit.

I finally made the futur carbon box of CDA.

With help of PataFix i fitted all the new system to check clearence and space.

Next step will be:

- fully moulding with putty of hoses and air bix
- repainting and use shrink tube for part of hoses
- carbon coating of filter box
- new bracket to fix the new airbox.
 

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i did my best to give more deep to firewall.
With self made paper template i draw the mouldings.
After cheking the size, i’ll made with styrene and then i fixxed

A fast primer coat to check....i think is quite good and look like the real firewall

Finally i check clearence with engine an bodyshell....at the moment is good

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I continued the extra add on engine.

The engine (particularly the gearbox) kit is missing of some detail.
I add the check hole for timing on flywheel...then i painted it in green
I replicate a single gear linkage (as like a Delta hf integrale that i build few months ago)

I finished extra detail on clutch leverage

I started to fix timing cover, alternator (which i added a cable) and water pump. I need fitted these elements to adjust the mistake of the kit for cooling and wiring.

I covered with bare metak foil the spark plugs to imitate the original.

 

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I did my personal best to replicate the clutch cable. With metal wire i did the first visible section.
With a drinking straw, shrink and rubber wire i replicated the clutch cable.

The oil level is orrible from the kit, i remade by myself

I remade the hydraulic joint on the head (i added 2 slot for sensor and future wiring)

Finally i started the work on pulley, i separated them from the printed belt. I’ll made a belt from shrink or elastic.

 

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Well, that is big and now has lots of accurate detail. Very impressive.

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11 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Well, that is big and now has lots of accurate detail. Very impressive.

Thnaks Pete for apprecciation.

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I continued the work on engine.

I remade the support/radiator of oil filter.
I also add 2 extra joint for extra custom radiator.

The injectors-fuel rail is very poor from the kit.
I added a lego brick to simulate the fuel pressure regulator and 2 joint for fuel lines.
I also added 4 tube that want remember the 4 injectors.
Finally i painted the rail in metallic red and titanium gold the regulator.
To match the 4 injectors to right size i filled the gap between the duct.

I selfmade the vapors oil caniters with lego brick, i coated it with bare metal foil; i added the hose level and joint to connect to other joint on rocker cover.

I also fitting the nee metal coolant pipes adding the missing hose to waterpump.

I fitted the engine starter and finally I fitted the inlet manifold.

Just some pics in the engine bay to control the fitting and clearence.

 

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I continued with inlet system.

I added the idle bypass adj screw to the throttle body. Next step (i missed will be to add the hose to fuel pressure regulator for preheat valve)

I painted the throttle in flat alluminium and i fix it to intake hose with a hidden screw. Finally i add shrink tube and alu tie.

I remade the hose from the idle air stabilizer to inlet duct. I made with a new pond wire coated with shrink tube.

I added real m 1.4 bolt on alternator bracket than i fixxed it on engine

Finally i start an hard work on exhaust manifold.
The kit give a curious manifold with only a duct.

I added the missing 3 duct and i “solded” them with Ciano and bicarbonate.

Nex step i’ll moulded the new manifold and I’ll try to made the flange to head (very hard for space)

 

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I agree with Pete, very impressive work. That will be a serious looking engine when you're done. 

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50 minutes ago, JeroenS said:

I agree with Pete, very impressive work. That will be a serious looking engine when you're done. 

Many Thanks Jeron. 😊

 

This big scaled models are very impressive size but very poor of details.

 

I'll try do to my best to add all missing. My fortune is that i love, own and quite know  80' - 90' golf.

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I'm waiting until you turn the key! 

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11 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

I'm waiting until you turn the key! 

😁...A final check to level and I'll try to start

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