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Old 16th August 2009, 13:47   #16
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Nice looking car hillram. I guess the wheel arches look overkill due to the thin rubber. All you need is a wider footprint and a nice set of alloys to go. I was going to comment on the body kit but you already mentioned that its stock. You might want to get rid of the VW hood sticker though.
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Old 16th August 2009, 14:39   #17
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Here's an Mk1 Golf with great alloys. Perhaps you can try something like this hillram?


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Old 25th August 2009, 23:46   #18
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Sure Mclaren...The Alloys look fantastic and I will give it a serious go.
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lovely car.
needs fatter tyres though
but this was really one heck of a car in its time
and even now in india it will perform as well as some of the newer wannabe's!
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Old 26th August 2009, 08:02   #20
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Sure Mclaren...The Alloys look fantastic and I will give it a serious go.

Nice resto work and a good color

Only if you could please change the bumpers back to black i feel it would look cool or if you could remove the VW sticker on the hood it might change the overall look. And yes a new set of BIG shoes a must for your beauty.
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Old 26th August 2009, 09:10   #21
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Thanks Pawan.I know you are from the adoring community of VW,considering that your Beetle is also in same colour.
Yes Im hunting for good shoes for the VW,though it runs well on the existing ones.
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Hey Ram Congrats .. Great Car !
I am a huge fan of VW Golf Mk1.

But am not sure if the front fender is a Mark1 .. it looks more like mark2.
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Mark 2 was launched after 1981-82 may be in 1984 am not sure .


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Old 26th August 2009, 16:53   #23
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Thanks Karizma...Who isnt a fan of VW?Mine is a 1983 Mark II model
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Are those wheel arch flaring from indica?
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Old 26th August 2009, 17:05   #25
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Its time i thought i brought out my 1981 Volkswagen Golf 1.8 Litre Diesel beauty out of restoration and the monsoon of the best time to unveil it.
Though I had purchased it an year back,it was lying with my mechanic for sometime due to unavailability of parts and other restoration and finally paint job.
My Mechanic did some innovations like putting a functional Air scoop and a roof top Antenna for the Alpine Radio.The Aircon is working quite to the satisfaction,but the amazing piece of work is the heating system,which heats the seats too and makes the cabin like a oven with in seconds.
Quite good enought to bake a Strudle :-)
Its a beautiful 1.8 Litre Diesel Engine of yesteryear era with DOHC and beautiful rear wheel drive.
Voila after the restoration,the beauty is ready for a drive.
But your post suggest 1981.. so was a bit confused !!
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Sorry Pal..got myself confused with my 1983 Toyota.
VW Golf is indeed 1981..now am not sure whether that would be a Mark I or II?
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Sorry Pal..got myself confused with my 1983 Toyota.
VW Golf is indeed 1981..now am not sure whether that would be a Mark I or II?
Buddy all VW Golf till 1984 are Mark 1 , 1984-1992/3 are Mark 2.
Cosmetic changes from Mark 1 to 2 - Mark 2 had bigger dimensions.

But I never ever came across a Mark 1 1.8 Diesel.

Between VW Golf in North America was called "Rabbit" - i like it.
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Rabbit was a 2 door version of Golf for US markets,rather.
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How did I miss this thread?
Congratulations on completing the restoration Ram. When do we get to see the car in flesh?
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Rabbit was a 2 door version of Golf for US markets,rather.
Buddy, I still prefer you go in for that small black treatment on the bumper and side cladding.
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