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  1. #781
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    Something else that I learnt while doing the wheel swaps. 15's don't fit over Cupra brakes.

    78 2-Door Build Thread-20240310_185838_resized-jpg

    Good thing I haven't converted the yellow car yet. It will get the 15's for now and I need to talk to an engineer about all the mods I want to do.

    2 litre ABF 16v with twin Dellorto's
    16's with bigger flares
    Cupra brakes - but I might stick to the smaller brakes after driving the car when it's done. From what a few people have told me the bigger brakes aren't needed.
    Cupra gearbox with hydraulic clutch
    roll cage

    OK, I know I can dream but one day the yellow one will be back on the road.

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    And another life lesson.

    The coilovers from grey don't fit in the yellow one.

    78 2-Door Build Thread-20240311_161613_resized-jpg

    Bolt holes don't match.

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    I found this out after spending a couple of hours in the hot sun, slaving away, sweating like the proverbial.

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    Time to kick back, get a cold one and wait for the sun to stop cooking me before going back out and putting the shocks back where they came from.

    Or I can see what parts I have from the MK2 and Cupra and build a hub that takes the MK2 brakes, fits the MK1 control arms and axles and then fit the coilovers.

    Naaaaw, think the coldie wins out.

  3. #783
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    Got these coming. Not sure if they will be wide enough to cover the 16's + adapters but will be fun trying.

    Plus I've always wanted a Berg Cup replica.

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    Something like this would look awesome cruising the street.

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    - Father forgive me for I have sinned.

    - Yes my son

    - I've bought another set of wheels.

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    Last edited by sports racer; 02-07-2024 at 12:46 PM.

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    Houston, we have a problem.

    When I went to Sydney to get the 16 x 9's shown above I found these as well. Another set of 16's.

    78 2-Door Build Thread-20240623_48-jpg

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    Bet you didn't know you can fit 8 wheels in a VF Calais.

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    Last edited by sports racer; 24-06-2024 at 04:29 PM.

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    I think I have 9 sets of wheels now.

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    Hi SportsRacer, would you be able to drop me a direct message? I had a couple questions about the project (I recently created a new profile and donít believe I can send messages yet, unless mistaken). Thanks!

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    Welcome back Michael, message sent.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    It's funny how you don't notice something until much later when you look at the pictures.

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    I had to go and check the car to make sure the lower arm isn't cracked. Turns out it's just a leaf.....phew.
    Last edited by sports racer; Yesterday at 04:48 PM.

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