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shaved engine bay - mk1

Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:22 am

so do i use body filler? im thinking it will crack after a few hard launches....

need some help, would like to remove the brake booster, water bottle and the wire-tuck im sure i can hide... battery in the boot shouldn't be a problem as well....

this is not for a daily driver however i should be able to sit in peak winter traffic with the car...

edit: im not talking this :drool: :drool: =
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Re: shaved engine bay - mk1

Postby PoLonY » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:47 am

why not do it like the pic?

key is to weld up as much as possible so only a tiny amount of bodyfiller is needed

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Postby Torker » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:54 am

This is what I did in my GT, all the things you mentioned except the wiring I neatened up but didn't hide..

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Re: shaved engine bay - mk1

Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:58 am

yesterday i moved the catch can over to the right under the battery tray to hide it, i will upload pics of the engine bay as it stands after i had a work around with it the weekend.

@polony- that is too much work and i fear once i get stuck into it, its gonna take too long to complete...

also plating vs high polished... need pro's vs cons... i always had my stuff high polished and it turns out nice, but to maintain it was a beeech... never done plating..
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Postby PoLonY » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:03 am

Are you referring to me when you say Wouter? :twisted:

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Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:20 am

PoLonY wrote:Are you referring to me when you say Wouter? :twisted:

what you talking about? :oops: :evil:
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Re: shaved engine bay - mk1

Postby PoLonY » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:20 am

yakuza racer wrote:
PoLonY wrote:Are you referring to me when you say Wouter? :twisted:

what you talking about? :oops: :evil:

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Postby katotter » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:21 am

PoLonY wrote:Are you referring to me when you say Wouter? :twisted:

Huh? What did I miss?

I spoke to a buddy and he is not shaving due to long term problems, but he is going to drive it daily. Dunno what it all entails though.

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Re: shaved engine bay - mk1

Postby Neuk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:28 am

I have never done it but have heard it is a real ball ache to do properly, welding in plates, smoothing down weld lines, using as little filler as possible, relocating bits and pieces and hiding wiring...
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Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:37 am

Neuk wrote:I have never done it but have heard it is a real ball ache to do properly, welding in plates, smoothing down weld lines, using as little filler as possible, relocating bits and pieces and hiding wiring...

hiding the wiring is not that hard, battery in the boot aint a ball ache, its the water bottle and extra bits (firewall) which im worried about....

i am going to have to spray the car over anyways, so i will start with the reloca battery in the boot first and remove the plate infront, tidy some wiring etc... i already done some work over the long weekend
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Re: shaved engine bay - mk1

Postby Neuk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:39 am

yakuza racer wrote:
Neuk wrote:I have never done it but have heard it is a real ball ache to do properly, welding in plates, smoothing down weld lines, using as little filler as possible, relocating bits and pieces and hiding wiring...

hiding the wiring is not that hard, battery in the boot aint a ball ache, its the water bottle and extra bits (firewall) which im worried about....

i am going to have to spray the car over anyways, so i will start with the reloca battery in the boot first and remove the plate infront, tidy some wiring etc... i already done some work over the long weekend


Yeah, relocating and hiding isn't too hrd a job, time consuming though but all the welding, filling, smoothing, **** me that is a job...
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Re: shaved engine bay - mk1

Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:28 am

this is how the bay currently looks

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now i need to get all that wires and crap out of sight... also its kinda dirty, but clean for a car that was standing for a year lol
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Postby PoLonY » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:34 am

for the water bottle etc, you change the radiator for one with a built in overflow and coolant cap and tuck it under the slam panel

battery in boot as said, wires extended and running in frame rails etc

remove all the seam sealer, weld up grind flat, body filler

grind off all unnecessary brackets etc etc etc

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Postby King8v » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:40 am

:puke: :puke: Man thats a
PoLonY wrote:for the water bottle etc, you change the radiator for one with a built in overflow and coolant cap and tuck it under the slam panel

battery in boot as said, wires extended and running in frame rails etc

remove all the seam sealer, weld up grind flat, body filler

grind off all unnecessary brackets etc etc etc


:puke: :fear: :crazy: Thats a shite loada work!!
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Postby PoLonY » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:43 am

well either do it right first time or you'll wish you had...

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Postby King8v » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:48 am

true, as with anything i suppose.
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Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:54 am

PoLonY wrote:for the water bottle etc, you change the radiator for one with a built in overflow and coolant cap and tuck it under the slam panel

battery in boot as said, wires extended and running in frame rails etc

remove all the seam sealer, weld up grind flat, body filler

grind off all unnecessary brackets etc etc etc

the work shall begin tonight or tomorrow or the weekend lol
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Postby King8v » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:55 am

:lol: whichever is most applicable
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Re: shaved engine bay - mk1

Postby dbndude » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:37 am

i'm not sure if you can see much here.
we used 1mm cold roll steel to cover up as much as we could.
then a thin layer of filler..
not totally smooth as such, but covered up over chassis legs, holes etc.
battery in the bin.

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and wiring went in through here

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Postby PoLonY » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:39 am

makes a massive difference, good job!

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Postby Neuk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:53 am

PoLonY wrote:makes a massive difference, good job!


+1

I have seen guys overseas hide or relocate a lot of things and then make fibreglass covers that they can fit and remove when necessary. Saves them from welding and grinding and filling...
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Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:18 pm

that is EPIC!

thanks for the tips!
gonna start to get stuck in after payday
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Postby smoothscott » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:30 pm

While not VW...but you can learn a few things from these shaved Honda bays as they have MUCH more to hide and relocate than the MK1 VW variants.

http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1693934&page=2

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Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:35 pm

smoothscott wrote:While not VW...but you can learn a few things from these shaved Honda bays as they have MUCH more to hide and relocate than the MK1 VW variants.

http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1693934&page=2

uhm....... 1000+ page thread.... 0_o :crazy:

thanks man! looking for a DIY thread on a mk1 to follow through step by step
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Postby vdub caddy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:03 pm

Curiosity has got the better of me, why do the fuel lines come in on the right hand side of the motor?

Normal Citi's/MK1's have the steel lines coming in from the left hand side of the motor.

This is standing with the bonnet open infront of the motor obviously.

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