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Old December 12th 2018, 20:46
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Its been a long time rebuilding my GL look bug after 13 years of storage. It has finally come out of the shed and off to the paint shop to get the 10cm wider guards fitted and painted.
The car is very dirty and will require a lot of detailing. Have decided not to use the tail at the back and go for the smooth look

17x 7.5 Turbo twists Front
18 x 9.5 Turbo Twists Rear
944 Alu arms and 944T brakes
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Old December 13th 2018, 04:28
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Goliath Rebuild

I thought it may be nice to look at the rebuild
Here is the front beam - its 2 inch narrowed to accommodate the dropped spindles and larger wheels

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This is the front with the spindles painted and the Bilsteins mounted
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And the last shot shows the late model Aluminum arms with late offset- hence the need for much wider rear wings- 10 cm. with a 20 mm spacer- so they could have been a bit less.
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Old December 14th 2018, 04:09
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How much clearancing did you do to get the rear spring plates to fit?

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Old December 16th 2018, 23:22
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Hi

I cant wait to see more, nice colour, are you sticking with that colour?

What ET are your rears, I fitted 18x10 ET 65 on my car with early alloy arms with slightly wider rear mudguards.

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Old December 17th 2018, 00:12
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How much clearancing did you do to get the rear spring plates to fit?

I had no problem fitting the rear 944 spring plates and did no clearancing. A simple bolt up. Did you mean clearancing in a different area?
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Old December 17th 2018, 00:36
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Hello Steve, the ET on the wheels are 52mm.
The guards required a lot of work as the mounting lip was not well molded .
They are Mark V fiberglass from the states.
With some work from a professional paint shop they are now fitted and look nice .

AS you can see from the pictures.

The standard blade bumper actually looks fie with the fat rear. I thought I would have to widen and re profile it but I will leave it as it is.

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Possibly may be painted by x mas. The trouble is the paint. I got the last 4 litres from the supplier - they unfortunately don't make it any more. The painter reckons they can get it really close and because the guards are separated by the fender beading , the eye tends to be a bit more forgiving.
I cant afford a complete re- spray

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Old December 17th 2018, 21:01
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Some of my friends have said you need longer bumpers, but I think mine look OK.

I had to clearance my chassis for the spring plates like this
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Old December 19th 2018, 22:56
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Thanks Steve.
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Old December 20th 2018, 06:14
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IMG_0755.jpg This is the last 4 liters to have been produced. Its 15 years ago the car was painted . The color matcher got it very close and blended the color into the old one .



IMG_0757.jpg Very nice in the flesh


IMG_0759.jpg going to be a big fat bottom on this one!!


Cant wait for the bill !$$. Ah well...
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Old December 21st 2018, 04:23
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Finally . The rear is painted and we are on our way home.
The beginning of the re install of the gear box and motor is next.

Really happy with how my wide ride looks.
I am surprised how the original blade bumper still looks ok

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Here we are arriving off the tow truck . Wow ! In the sun it looks edible!!


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Finally at home under the side pergola but with no motor in it I will need a lot of help getting Goliath back in the shed .
May need a winch as the rear drive way is pretty steep. May be just use the kids for pushing power!!
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Ahh, it looks incredible! I would be quite happy with just how you have it. The rear bumper gives the rear a very sexy look! I have a set of alloy trailing arms I never intended to use, but when I see a car like this, it makes me rethink it. Soo annoying.
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Old December 24th 2018, 08:48
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Thanks John, I am glad you like my big fat VW

Now Finally- I got the family to help me pull the car back under the verandah.
Its now out of the hot Aussie Sun!!
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I have taken a few shot but the car id Soooo Shiny it reflects everything- its a burgundy mirror!

The color changes depending on the light - it was sprayed with a black base coat - then 6 coats of color, then 4 clear coats.
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Next I need to start the install on the motor and all that wiring
Happy X mas
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Wiring is the fun part!

(okay, apparently I enjoy torturing myself with cars...)
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I see your in Adelaide, some nice cars come out of there, I know a few dubbers down there, nice people
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Thanks Steve . Yes a great community of folks who love VWs
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