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Thread: Walter - Mk 2 GTI 16V

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    Walter - Mk 2 GTI 16V

    Meet Walter.



    Form = Function.

    Can you really have the best of both worlds? Is it possible to create something that is not only fantastic to drive but has the looks to match.

    The goal is to develop the car into not only something that is visually exciting and enticing but also viscerally engaging. Something where everything you touch is special, supple or strong and yet comfortably familiar. Something where the performance is enhanced by sensation, feedback and feel, and driving pleasure is independent of what numbers and figures may suggest and yet equally as important. Something that's equally at home on the racetrack as it is on twisty bumpy B-road, or as it is in a gallery as an art piece. Or down at the shops, running errands. Something that meets all the basic requirements and functions of a car, but yet offer so much more. A car that has something other than what could be printed in a brochure. Something, intangible, but you know that it is there, some soul.

    This is where Walter comes in. The plan is to pursue this brief to the extent that the original car, owners abilities, and modest budget allow.

    Basic Details and Current Spec:
    1988 Volkswagen Golf GTI, MK 2, 2 door hatch. Sunroof. 'Big' windows.
    Unregistered (currently)
    1.8 16V KR Engine (K-jetronic)
    020 5 speed close ratio Transmission
    280mm front discs, single piston caliper
    239mm rear discs, single piston caliper
    15x6 Passat/Corrado Steel wheels
    Weitec Coilover suspension
    Eibach Sway bars front and rear
    Neuspeed strut brace, front.
    Custom weight saving (rust), in lots of places.
    (This spec is likely to change through the course of the build.)

    Estimated project length: 3+ years.
    Estimated cost: Lots.
    Estimated number of parts to be rebuilt or replaced: All of them. So, lots.
    Estimated number of modifications: Lots, and I mean, lots.
    Estimated project plan: Get into roadworthy condition.
    Performance modifications
    Visual modifications.
    Final break down, bare metal restoration and reconstruction.


    Last edited by Jarred; 25-02-2014 at 01:35 PM.


    i like volkswagens
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    Hi Walter!
    1976 VW Golf "Swallowtail" - Rallye Red (long term resto)
    2009 Pirelli GTI - Stg3 killer
    2009 R36 Passat - Daily baller
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    You take corners on three wheels, and V8's can't catch you.

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    What plans you got for Walter?

    Looks pretty straight!
    07 GTI
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    love the colour....are you converting it to 16v?

    did you sell the VR mk2 after?
    Velly
    '91 2.0 8v GTI

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    I have wood thinking about you

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    Still have the VR (that's Eugene).

    Already 16V

    Reasonably tidy now, but it needed a fair bit of work, and still does.

    Here's one to show off the colour in full sun.

    Last edited by Jarred; 24-02-2014 at 07:44 AM.


    i like volkswagens
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    Cool!

    Which 16v setup? Stock KJET/KR ?
    79 MK1 Golf Wreck to Race / 79 MK1 Golf The Red Thread / 76 MK1 Golf Kamei Race Car
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    Keen to see this back on the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jones View Post
    Cool!

    Which 16v setup? Stock KJET/KR ?
    Yep, for now. Looks to be a later model setup, as it's not a factory 16V.


    i like volkswagens
    My blog: http://garagefiftythree.blogspot.com.au/

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    i change my last statement...bloody lovely colour mate.
    Stock KR's go well went set up correctly. I love the sound of a valver on full song

    Nice car Jarred, can't wait to see it
    Velly
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    I have wood thinking about you

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    I love brown. (y)
    1976 VW Golf "Swallowtail" - Rallye Red (long term resto)
    2009 Pirelli GTI - Stg3 killer
    2009 R36 Passat - Daily baller
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jones View Post
    You take corners on three wheels, and V8's can't catch you.

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