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Thread: Passion Garage - Bora Build

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    Cool Passion Garage - Bora Build

    run down this isn't my first bora nor my first VW
    I've owned
    1978 mk1 GLS - stolen, never recovered
    2003 24v vr6 4motion Bora tornado red - Had an 87 year old take me out ( i was not at fault )


    2001 24v VR6 AUE 4motion Bora in Cool White

    picked her up from Melbourne back in Early Feb and drove her home

    mods as it is right now
    MODS - ATM
    BC BR Super Low Coilovers w/ Adjustable damping and Powerflex -10mm drop strut tops
    Pod filter for the good sound
    17x8.5 Rays VolkRacing CV Pros - 225,45,17



    From the beginning
    day i picked her up

    2016-02-13 15.35.48 by brad edwards, on Flickr






    then this happened

    13100769_10204820501472933_4258649349420451375_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    BC BR Coils

    Coils by brad edwards, on Flickr

    12837483_1287117741315118_1133485485_o by brad edwards, on Flickr

    cleaned the bay up

    13133093_10204820498592861_6088770067929180931_n by brad edwards, on Flickr


    Nickmk1's mk1 caddy 20vturbo both of the rigs at HOUSE OF VW

    13087836_10204820499512884_8831986145313210341_n by brad edwards, on Flickr


    Then after putting big wholes in 2 sumps i moved to a 12v vr6 mk3 steel sump

    13138754_10204820501912944_1026168567429900662_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    13087817_10204820502232952_7103032049149582347_n by brad edwards, on Flickr


    painted my other 4motion lip white and put it on ( no i didn't jack up the car to put the lip on it was up trying to sort a scrubbing issue )

    13087835_10204820502672963_6664105020573338918_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    Sydney Airport shot lol
    13178521_10204820503112974_8303040925419098751_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 3.29.13 PM by brad edwards, on Flickr


    My wheels and tires going on soon for the beauty quick specs
    17x8.5 225,45,17

    13177375_10204820501272928_6443663131640162201_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    then picked these up
    13177992_10204820506353055_2449019328121289820_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    25mm spacers all round to clear brakes

    quick test fit of the Rays

    13177771_10204820506833067_8499814232509073139_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    13094184_10204820507033072_6698455451943709802_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    Then nick hooked my up with a mk5 gti steering wheel with red stitching all round and perforated leather

    BEFORE
    13124722_10204820497952845_7700662292426119837_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    AFTER
    13094229_10204820503392981_5806333533102927212_n by brad edwards, on Flickr


    also picked these up and are on the way from the UK
    Genuine Hella Magic Colour Clears
    and a few other little details here and there

    13166043_10204820504153000_5419729646820465146_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    The car is currently sitting low, but still wanna go lower
    13139318_10204820503912994_9199978346948471704_n by brad edwards, on Flickr

    And the most recent photo from last week at Eastern Creek

    13139138_10204820507553085_2552558398725218269_n by brad edwards, on Flickr




    So thats all for now til i get a few more things in the mail,
    Nationals Prep and Fitted Friday Prep
    Passion Garage
    - Grab Stickers/Merch - We can also source parts, refurb wheels, install Coilovers -


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    ****ty sydney Weather, but hopefully getting around to boring out the centres hubs for the spacers to fit to 57.3 in diameter
    and polishing my lips as well this week. Nats Prep, Fitted Friday prep,

    13151722_10204820505713039_3911969954087952538_n by brad edwards, on Flickr


    School is taking up my time, **** HSC sometimes.
    get that feeling of being sick after trying to work on the car late night and then not being able to sleep grrr I'm in the middle of an english class bored out of my mind thinking of what to do next for the bora.

    Also have ordered a few little details for the car which should be in the mail atm. hopefully they look good will upload photos when all is installed
    Passion Garage
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    So nothing big, but just getting ready for fitted friday at the end of the month at eastern creek


    so my car was backfiring like absolute crazy couldn't figure it out thought it could of been fuel pump or coilpack, but the only one that made sense was my spark plugs as it would backfire under load and acceleration and i would loose power straight away.


    so went and bought some new plugs and this is what i found !!!


    Looks like they haven't been changed in forever





    Sorry for out of focus but this is it next to the new ones







    chucked them in and all is good now no more backfiring and misfires of the cylinders under load !!!





    i have lost motivation to finish my wheels but my Beautiful Girlfriend Ellie has said she wants to help sand them down and get them ready for paint and prep !!!
    she's awesome so thanks to her they will actually get finish


    also getting the centre bores for the spacers bored out as i bought them from a 5x100 celica, so the needs to be bored out to 57.3 in diameter




    Til next time happy scraping
    Passion Garage
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    also forgot to mention, so same night i fixed the sparks i went for a quick test drive to make sure all was good and then i was going about 100+km/ph (stupid i know but oh well, i won't be going fast down this road ever again) down a backstreet in my area and i took a chunk of the road out with my sump and subframe all is good on the car no cracks in the sump ( good old 12v mk3 vr6 steel sumps, soon hard to break them !!! ) and the subframe wellllllll its holding up, but might get a refreshed subframe sometime this year haha


    sparks flew everywhere wish i had a camera for it was cool to see tbh haha then the shock settled in and i stopped to check if everything was ok, and not a single leak or broken anything




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    Til next time happy scraping!!
    Passion Garage
    - Grab Stickers/Merch - We can also source parts, refurb wheels, install Coilovers -


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    Alright soon quick wheel update on the Rays VolkRacing CV Pros


    my Beautiful Girlfriend Ellie knew that my motivation to finish these wheels was extremely low so she has been over every night this weekend helping me sand them back so i can spray them with a filler primer and then get them ready and closer to paint.


    as the wheels had paint stripper on them at some point and the original owners of the wheels had done ****ty paint jobs the paint had lots of bumps cracks and other **** that makes them look cheap, so this is where I'm up to


    Ignore the **** in the garage, my house is currently under renovations so theres crap everywhere haha











    Paint stripped and sanded back to bare metal















    First coat down












    In the background i have the dart board, defyallodds banner and my Bora to do list





    Second coat down







    So i haven't taken photos of the 3rd and 4th coat on both Centres that were down to bare metal


    and the ones with the paint left on them is currently like this


    Sanded down and almost ready to get filler primed












    so til next time happy scraping


    ON THE ROAD TO FITTED FRIDAY !!!!
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    Update

    So first off i got down to changing the Headlight covers to new Plastic ones




    Old headlights







    Looks Rad without the front bar !! IMO





    Front bar without the lip
    VDUBBN





    then my Girlfriend came to visit when i was half way through doing them










    Makes the difference and totally updates the look








    then the other night started with polishing the Lips








    Then i started the painting of the centres, tbh theres a lot of imperfections but what can you do when you're on a tight student budget, so this is how they've turned out


    First light coat





    then a few coats later








    Played some darts whilst waiting for the paint to dry





    Getting some stuff done on the list finally


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    Then painted one of the other centres





    then put a clear coat on both centres







    Then quickly put the bolts around with one of the more polished Lips
    still need to drill the lips centres and barrels out so the Hardware fits








    Put the "waffles" in and centre cap
    probably won't run them as i only have 3










    To be completely honest I'm pretty happy with the result I've gotten for a home job and the first time I've rebuilt wheels
    not completely professional and they aren't the best and i can say that but I'm happy with what I've got, now to finish the lips and paint the last 2 centres drill it all out and then mount the tires up and finish then get the spacers bored out and then mount up onto the car !!
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    So i stayed up til about 12am last night to finish the wheels
    well almost finish them


    so i drilled all the centres 3 lips and 2 barrels out so that the hardware would fit
    then i painted the last 2 centres and got a clear coat onto them


    then i finished polishing the lips and now this is where we are at !!!


    the spacers are being bored out to 57.1 in diameter which is the right size for my 4mo i hope haha
    and then getting longer lugs and hub rings so the wheels sit on safely and won't fall off on the way to the show on friday




    My house is currently being renovated hence the bricks and other **** in the garage as the wall is being taken out


    Denis the speed drill and my old MK1 seat





    metal shavings from drilling everything out













    And this is how they will all sit like





    Lips polished as best i could on a tight time limit and tight budget













    Til next time Happy Scraping
    On the Road to Fitted Friday


    #fittedfridayprep
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    Looks awesome man! I've got a Bora too and going to start doing a few things to it. Unfortunately Bora took the back burner when i went off travelling. :/ I'm thinking of doing some similar things

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    Great effort !
    HSC , girlfriend and still time to improve the Bora !!

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