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Thread: Mk2 2dr Project Car (1.8t swap)

  1. #81
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    Fancy selling that dash
    90 GTI Mk2 1.8t soon to be with GT28rs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommymac View Post
    Fancy selling that dash
    sounds like you'll have to pm me haha

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    Update: 10/07/2021

    The project goes on, VR6 will be moved first, then the mk2. Its a 3 hour trip so mk2 will be done sometime in the month.

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    Update: 26/09/2021

    Yep it still goes on. VR6 donor home, engine next, then the mk2 hopefully within the month, then its continuing on with chucking everything back in.

    Spent some time running the wiring through the firewall, took about 50 pictures as I unplugged everything from the fuse box, fed the wires through then plugged back in. With the mk3 pedal box in, there is a really tight gap between the top of the box and the bottom of the plenum area, leaving a pretty tight squeeze for the wiring to run over to the passenger side...

    Fixed up the knee bar with some VERY agricultural welds... I couldn't be bothered making flashy mounts so I just welded shut my adjustable mounts (literally welded the bolts in) now that I know where they need to be set to and gave them a lick of paint, they ain't moving! None of it gets seen no matter how hard you look under the dash so no worries there.

    Cheers

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    Last edited by Weeman; 26-09-2021 at 01:20 PM.
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    Excellent

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    Update: 14/10/2021

    Its all done, many 2 hour trips done to bring all parts and cars up. I'm pretty excited about it. Big thanks to my father-in-law for all his help and teaching me heaps to get this far into the project. Now to continue...

    Front suspension is all out again cause I put the wrong sized wheel bearings in (mk2 ones are different to mk3 VR6/Corrado ones) grr.

    I purchased a VibraTechnics VAG800M front engine mount and cut/folded/welded the front engine bracket to suit this, so I can retain the mk2 front crossmember. I had no luck trying to source any other crossmembers. My radiator half is really bent so I have been attempting to straighten that too.

    Drilled holes through strut tower to run brake lines and sensors, the same way the mk3 does.

    Chopped out the little plate for the charcoal cannister and used a mount from my other mk2 parts car to sit that in nicely!

    Slowly running the wiring loom around here and there, possibly looking at needing to extend the ecu wiring loom, but I'm doing everything in my power to avoid this. ECU mounts are setup for right hand side of rain tray, but the VR6 wiring is designed for middle of the rain tray. And its really cramped in the middle in the mk2 so will possibly look at mounting it inside the cab... maybe...

    Always more to come.
    Cheers,
    Thomas

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    I mounted my ecu under the scuttle next to the wiper motor.

    Going to use a mk4 ecu bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozgti View Post
    I mounted my ecu under the scuttle next to the wiper motor.

    Going to use a mk4 ecu bracket.

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    Ended up mounting it against the firewall behind the heater box unit.

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    I thought about that, but decided against it. If the ecu fries itself, you can't get to it too easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozgti View Post
    I thought about that, but decided against it. If the ecu fries itself, you can't get to it too easily.

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    For my case I only have two bolts in the bottom, meaning I can easily remove!

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