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    My MK2 "Sleeper"

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    Can't decide whether to put a front spoiler on it or not
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    Last edited by boddx; 23-08-2011 at 09:53.

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Nice, but we need more pictures than that tiddly one!
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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    need some more pics nice looking car

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Yeah, real nice, more please!!

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    A Teaser....

    In Car, 30-70.
    http://youtu.be/MrOBrFC0wt8

    My USB drive with build history photo's on has gone tits up, will take some more photo's later today ( and trawl through internet to find pics I've previously uploaded - mostly in the XE installations forum).
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    Play video LOUD

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Nice one.
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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    fekking love it!

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Love it mate. Nice clean mk2 is a winner everytime!

    Sounds the nuts in your overtake vid too...

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Nice car,sounds a good spec.

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Quote Originally Posted by boddx View Post
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    Can't decide whether to put a front spoiler on it or not
    I reckon it'll give it a more aggressive look - personally i'm all for that - it'll still look like a sleeper with just a little more edge!

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    still wish id bought this

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam B View Post
    still wish id bought this
    You still could, but it would cost a bit more

    It's a bit different now to when you looked at it mate ( no engine/interior/wiring/std legs/bumpers/std axle etc...
    taken me 2 years and a shed load of dough to get it to how it is now, virtually everything is new .
    had a little burn up with an 11 plate A6 3.0Tdi Audi recently......
    had the shift light on constant ...in 5th
    I think he was a bit "surprised" - having an old escort stuck to his bumper

    more pics/vids soon

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    some photo's of the engine before installation
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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    tidy car there mate

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    That looks mint, i would put a front bib on it


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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Here's under the bonnet.

    The car had a wiring fire before I bought it, just after it had been re sprayed.
    The bonnet, engine compartment and the tops of the wings were then painted blue as an exact paint match was impossible. (I agree, as I can't get the right colour white for the areas I've been touching up).
    So, having had the bulkhead gussets and engine mounts installed and primered when building the car, it looks a bit nasty under the bonnet.

    Dilema I'm in now is I've currently got the gearbox off as the clutch plate has worn out (it's "Waffer thin") as I type I'm waiting for my new "Kevlar" plate to arrive.
    To take the engine out now is probably half an hours work, I could then get under the bonnet painted. But, there are a couple of scabby bits on the paint that could do with doing, as these are letting the car down overall.
    I've never been one for bling shiny bodywork, my preference is mechanical perfection, if it looks a bit rough I could live with it.
    But having spent some serious money building the car, the underbonnet area is spoiling the overall car.
    So, do I put new clutch in, and carry on driving it for a bit, or go for a complete respray?( probably around 1500?)

    Hmmmmmm.

    Anyway, here's the vauxhall cuckoo, and a few more pics of the car
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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    nice mate, really liking that

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    nice looking car mate.. like that engine and exhaust manifold .if want to get it painted let me no

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    Looks and sounds the nuts, I like it without the spoiler but that's not saying a spoiler will spoil it
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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    I cant decide if i want a spoiler or not either.. But if you go sleeper then i guess the spoiler takes away from the cars image

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Quote Originally Posted by boddx View Post
    You still could, but it would cost a bit more

    It's a bit different now to when you looked at it mate ( no engine/interior/wiring/std legs/bumpers/std axle etc...
    taken me 2 years and a shed load of dough to get it to how it is now, virtually everything is new .
    had a little burn up with an 11 plate A6 3.0Tdi Audi recently......
    had the shift light on constant ...in 5th
    I think he was a bit "surprised" - having an old escort stuck to his bumper

    more pics/vids soon
    Very nice and quick car indeed. Luv the sound too. Hope my escort turns out something like what you have done there. Well done.
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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    vids re enabled

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    nice car
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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Quicker than MK1GAZ ?????????

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Quote Originally Posted by boddx View Post
    Can't decide whether to put a front spoiler on it or not
    In my opinion, definetly yes

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Bump

    Not been out of the container for 18 months

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    Bump
    Tax ran out Jan 14 ( driven it twice since, just quick blast round the ind estate)
    Two weeks off now so back on road v soon
    Can't wait

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    What size wheels are you running? It sits nicely!

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    7J x 13" with 50 series tyres (yoko's)

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mcguinness MK2 View Post
    Quicker than MK1GAZ ?????????
    That aint hard though a what with his old shitter

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    Re: My MK2 "Sleeper"

    Been offered 20k for it!!
    Should I sell it?
    I know I'll never build another one, but I'm not getting any younger !!!

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    Sweet car m8...old thread I know....but did it sell?? 👍👌😎

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    Decided to keep it

    Glad I did now

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    You made the right decision....👍

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