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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:46 am 
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Hi everyone,

i am Luka from Slovenia and i want to present you my project. I owned 2 GTi MK3 before but i was not satisfied with their body conditions so i have decieded to build a new one. I will show you some pictures below with descriptions.

First i have bought my 2nd GTi back for parts. When i sold it the car was in top shape, got it back in really bad shape.

Summer setup:
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Winter setup:
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When i bought it back:
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Then i started a search for good chassis but no luck. I than got an idea to buy swift mk4 (hungary) and convert it to mk3. the chassis was made in 2000. i found a silver one near me and bought it.

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Then i started my work, somewhere in july and i am still not finished :)

First i striped the old one.
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GTi parts:
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After i got the parts that i needed i started working on the new one, i also bought another engine.

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I have test fitted rear lamps from MK3 and they fit great
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:58 am 
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Engine out
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GTi engine in to try the wiring. Everything was ok. The engine was taken out again to rebuild it completly.
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Because i like peace sometimes i have decieded to isolate the car. I have used 2 materials, first bitumen and than a special foam. It took me about 3 days to do this ... (i have isolated the whole car except roof).

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After this i could reassamble the rear part of interior.
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The wiring is completly from GTi because in this model is different, the wiring is the same only for doors. Thats why the dashboard was also removed.
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I have cleaned the surface rust on the car.
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 Post subject: Re: GTi MK3/MK4 NEW
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:06 am 
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Apex springs -35 mm

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Rear end
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Front end
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In the meantime i have decieded to leave MK4 front light and the rest, to make it a little different. I didnt have a clue what would it looked like in the end.

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Doors isolated
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 Post subject: Re: GTi MK3/MK4 NEW
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:15 am 
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Repainted rear bumper fited
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Carpenter did my door panels
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MK4 mirrors repainted
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Front bumper
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The old chassis went away :)
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The suspension was completly rebuilded, using factory shock absorbers shorter ( - 4cm) and harder (20%) and apex springs, everything repaired or replaced with new, sandblasted, repainted, ....

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 Post subject: Re: GTi MK3/MK4 NEW
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:22 am 
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A few days ago the car was on weels again.

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The engine is still not finished, will be in a couple of weeks. The car will then be lowered like it should be. I have to
assebmle the rear bumper but i have to put in the lights for plates first. There are also missing side skirts (i have everything repainted), first i have to remove glue from factory bars that were on and weld the skirt holders on. Some other minor details to do, nothing special.

I hope you like it, for me it looks like NEW, and actualy it is. Everything on this car is probably new or like new. I am very satisfied now with how it looks, i hope the engine will also work fine and that it will have a little more power than the original one :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:43 pm 
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Very nice, congrats!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:23 pm 
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I hate to say it but I kinda like that front end with the ssgti bumper...

nice work :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:50 am 
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TGstring wrote:
I hate to say it but I kinda like that front end with the ssgti bumper...

nice work :thumbsup:


its not bad at all with white plastic over lights.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:26 pm 
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the car looks great!! you have a New GTi now! enjoy it!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:44 am 
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really nice and hard work. congrats on the effort, :lol:
relly dig ti the 4 front blinkers, using the stock mk4 and mk3 bumper ones, super cool, :D :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
a really nice conversion on how it should have continued the production on gti´s, using those latest bodys =) =) =)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:56 am 
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btw just missing the side skirts :wink: :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:10 pm 
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Great project :thumbsup: If I could start over again I'd do the same thing...
I like the Mk3/Mk4 hybrid look btw 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:37 pm 
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Project is almost finished, still have to install sway bars, side skirts and engine.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Car running for 1 month now, i am really satisfied everything working fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Car working great, did 7.000 km already. Some new pictures ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:53 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:07 pm 
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its very nice

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Where is the rear wiper on the MK3? Did you do one of those infamous speed-of-sound pulls and it flew off in the process? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:19 pm 
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Friend removed it, i still have it on because i need it sometimes :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:40 am 
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Friend likes clean look! It has to be like that 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:34 am 
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Nice job :)
Now I'm transforming 1998 mk4 OnAir edition to GTi mk2 and there are soooo many little differences (like dashboard mounts nad many other mounts) that next time I would do mk3 instead of mk2 - I can see that It is much easier :)

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