View Full Version : Dirty Mk1 Project

Type 17
25-11-2011, 05:57 PM
Hey so i figured i would start a thread on my mk1, which now that the r32 is nearly built, I am turning my attention towards.
bought this one two years ago.

As some of you know i drove it for a while but since the thing was yellow sticker material i decided to retire it while i continued to collect parts, a hobby i have had for nearly 10 years now.

I have owned a number of parts cars, and have always wanted to make something different, interesting out of the a1 chassis.

At the moment I'm still throwing around ideas, but a front or mid engined rear wheel drive setup is on the cards.

I have not decided on powerplant but i think most of you know the kind of thing im into so we will see where this goes.

In my office i have fresh bushings for the whole car, new weitec coils on koni shocks, new seals everywhere, cleaned and mildly tinted windows, chrome wing mirrors, a perfect dash that will be trimmed in leather or alcantara, a bunch of stuff to fit straight into the refurbed chassis.

The following photos are old mainly, and i have ditched the vinyl and tartan idea for dry carbon, i have carbon fenders, hatch, bonnet, spats, euro bumpers in the mail. but hey i thought id post them up anyway, I will send the chassis off to the sandblaster pretty soon and the doors hatch and bonnet of to the paint shop soon. ;)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs611.snc4/59163_157693747576303_100000070374095_474078_34390 29_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs408.snc4/47149_157693864242958_100000070374095_474081_64841 15_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs208.ash2/47149_157693867576291_100000070374095_474082_67130 59_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs209.ash2/47210_157693927576285_100000070374095_474085_32702 26_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs109.snc4/35837_137001962978815_100000070374095_356825_44665 32_n.jpg

Plates On!!!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs089.snc4/35837_137001969645481_100000070374095_356827_28808 41_n.jpg

Sexy Ass..

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs089.snc4/35837_137001966312148_100000070374095_356826_14107 34_n.jpg

Swapped in my wheel, and golfball shift knob.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs049.ash2/35837_137001972978814_100000070374095_356828_48838 84_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs130.snc4/36847_137205576291787_100000070374095_357523_73846 52_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs001.snc4/33428_137205572958454_100000070374095_357522_47982 8_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs079.ash2/37283_138658029479875_100000070374095_364089_30530 5_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs159.snc4/37283_138658032813208_100000070374095_364090_73507 29_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs079.ash2/37283_138658046146540_100000070374095_364094_31229 30_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs095.snc4/36112_138347229510955_100000070374095_363053_47205 91_n.jpg

Cool stuff though just came today



i also have got a hydraulic handbrake, and a dual master cylinder brake bias box, to run each end of the car seperately, mk3 stub axles and wilwood rear disc setup might give a hint to whats going on ;) there are some clues in the photos too.

Thanks, Pedro

25-11-2011, 06:00 PM
Liking your work Pedro

25-11-2011, 06:00 PM
Awesome Pedro, can't wait to see the progress. I didn't know you also had a MK1 project :). How is the MK4 R32 going?

25-11-2011, 06:00 PM
This is too cool.
Love the Eskys lol

Type 17
25-11-2011, 06:56 PM
Yeah i have a large collection of eskys, don't ask me why but i just need them.

Thanks guys, and yes rob mk1's were my first love.

Good to see you back on the forums bud, hope you sorted those issues with the R32,

Mine is going well, will be undergoing surgery very soon hopefully.

25-11-2011, 07:28 PM
Love it. Im staying tuned.

25-11-2011, 07:33 PM
Subscribed :). The R32 is going well Pedro I had the battery replaced that's what was causing the problem, as the battery needed replacing. I have always loved MK1's I was considering 1-2 months ago a project it may happen I just have to find a rust free shell.

Type 17
02-12-2011, 08:08 PM
Dual master cylinder brake bias adjustable box.


Forgot to post a pic i had.

Type 17
13-12-2011, 12:03 PM
Got totally fucked over by mulsanne, had ordered, front quarters, rear hatch, hood, doors, and a bunch of other stuff in fiberglass and carbon respectively, and then they went out of business.

Pissed off right here

26-12-2011, 10:15 PM
Nice work. Subscribed :)

Type 17
29-12-2011, 05:54 PM

RHD Smoked X hairs which have reflectors that are good to go with HIDs



A bunch more stuff came which i haven't un-boxed yet so dont know what it is,

but i believe smoked indicators, new Quaife steering rack, and a bunch of other thing's VWMS shifter

Thanks again

29-12-2011, 08:02 PM
Was so good to see this the other night. I love the fact you leave the shit on the roof racks. Thats what makes the car so dam awesome. waiting for updates :)

Type 17
29-12-2011, 09:52 PM
hey? you stalked my western australian garage?

Are you confusing me with someone else?

Thanks though.

29-12-2011, 10:21 PM
hey, yeah i fully am. Almost identical cars. FAIL on my half there....awkward.

Type 17
29-12-2011, 10:24 PM
Don't worry i have plans for this car that won't disappoint you will no longer be confused.

29-12-2011, 10:28 PM
haha. Good to hear. Cant wait to see the supercharged V8...say whaaat?

Type 17
29-12-2011, 10:30 PM
not quite but close ;)

29-12-2011, 10:36 PM
Oooo im on the right track. Staying tuned to this. It sounds funny. In an awesome way. Dont EVER remove the esky's.

29-12-2011, 10:59 PM
Will this MK1 build be similar to Stuart French?


Did you end up getting your parts from Mulsanne?

I know this will be a dirty build :) hehehehe

Type 17
29-12-2011, 11:03 PM
No I would liken it more to that of something nobody that i know of has done.

although it will be mostly white, and have a lot of carbon.

Type 17
24-01-2012, 06:17 AM
So my girlfriend cut sick at me when the car that said I was building for her wasn't going to have any rear passenger seats, a full roll cage and either a turbo VR or 2.7TT v6 in the place of the rear seats, and has cut me down to a 4 cylinder limit, and (flame away, wants an auto), i thought about saying fuck you and buy your own car then but, i decided she is probably right, still not sure what to do now, have been looking at 2.2 5 bangers thinking i could perhaps do something a bit different there, but maybe, just maybe i can shoehorn the 2.7tt into the front of it i have to take some measurements.

i guess what will most likely happen is ill build up a reckless 15:1 8V, using diesel pistons and crank or an ABF on horns or 1.8t with a bit of a tune, i just loved the idea of a mid engined-rwd-vr6 mk1. oh well at least i managed to talk her out of the rear seats, definitely want side impact protection so a cage is still a must, just a discrete one, probably make it from chromoly that way i can get it super thin and hide it within bits of the interior.nice big fuel cell to sit in and around the spare tyre well, and new carpets.....

hmmm power plants, Sooty? mk5 dsg?(saw one at a local workshop the other day) tsi? w8? someone give me a decent engine. one things for sure if this thing ends up FWD, ill be running full slicks all the time cause i want dirty power.

oh and no mulsanne fucked a bunch of people over they went out of production, and o lnger make the carbon and fireglass stufff i wanted, so no i did not get my parts. but fuckit, the car weighs nothing anyway, doesn't, need much to make it go quick.

24-01-2012, 07:51 AM
There's an RS4 4.2 for sale on OZAudi :D

24-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Epic in the making.

24-01-2012, 02:32 PM
I've still got faith in you Pedro that whatever you build, its going to be a beast.

Just like your current MKIV R32 thats amazing :)

Take care champ.

24-01-2012, 05:12 PM
Pedro...Sarah is selling her VR6...anything worth salvaging out of that for your project?


Mr Scruff
24-01-2012, 05:14 PM
There is an ABF engine & box on ebay for $1500

Type 17
27-01-2012, 02:28 PM
Thanks Guys,

I have everything i need now, but i have a long road ahead of me before i can fix up the car.
I have been battling with an addiction for some time now, and have for the fifth? but final time have kicked it,
Need to get clean and sort out my life before i can worry about cars, so sorry but there may be no updates for a while.

Thanks for the support anyway

Type 17
17-05-2012, 02:47 PM
I have an associate producing parts for mk1's

so far he has produced spats, euro bumper end caps in carbon, and is planning on making GTI style a pillar trims and Full Gaurd Spats. he has been working on bumpers them selves and splitters should be ready any day now.

He already has four high gloss painted duckies made from GRP available, as well as some duckies available in an interesting, metal flake hologram effect. Once i have pics of the test parts being sent to me i will post but in the mean, time, if anyone is interested i will try and work out a bulk deal with him to produce five or so of each part concurrently as a sort of kit if people want that, or if anyone wants just one part then that is fine too.

Prices are reasonable but i need to figure out shipping and handling costs before i could properly quote anything. all prices would be subject to discounts based on orders placed.

So really just gauging interest.


right now, there are some gloss black GRP duckie splitters available, the product itself i would ask ~$150+shipping

They look like this


The hologram ones, will be ready next week and would likely cost between ~170-200+shipping

This is what effect looks like, the photo doesn't really do it justice.


The carbon ones likely available in two weeks . These are all the pics i currently have, but will take some more when i get home from holiday. Again, these are handmade to great care and with excellent attention to detail.

Let me know :)