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posted on February 8th, 2004 at 10:01 PM


Now I see em :D Verra nice :thumb
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posted on February 9th, 2004 at 05:10 AM


I agree totally Alan, there is no set formula for the German look as there is for the cal look, performance , handling & braking is what it's all about, it doesn't matter if it's a 1952 split window beetle or a 1978 cabrio, it all works for me.
I would definantly have IRS if u are going to make all that effort, I had a swing axle bug for 6 months about 5 years ago, lucky I didn't kill myself in it!
AS for my comment on the low back seats, my thoughts are, if u don't need to have it & there is something safer to use, then why not use it? if u get hit from behind u could rip your head off I woud have thought, I also had them for that 6 month period & felt very nervous, now with my 911 porsche seats & harness I feel safer than in my wifes Vectra.
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posted on February 9th, 2004 at 11:56 AM


Yeah, I wish I had my time over again...I would have gone IRS for sure. But I already had a heavy duty side plate and superdiff for s/a that cost a fortune to bring in from the US, so stuck with the swinger. These things happen when the focus of a project changes mid way through!!

Same with the low back seats (I wasn't having a dig at you by the way)...I was originally going for a cal-look inspire skinny front, fat rear look, but since got pursuaded by the German Look style...I love it! Some day may change seats, but having shelled out the cashola for reupholstering current ones, I'll hang onto them for a bit!

All good fun, variety is what makes the vw scene so interesting.

By the way, you have 205/40 front and 215/45 rears right Jak - happy with this? I am tossing up tyres at the moment. Most likely going to go for Falken FK451 in the above sizes.

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posted on February 9th, 2004 at 08:29 PM


I'm running 215/45 on the front & 225/45 on the rear, they are Falkan ST115's I highly reccomend them.
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posted on February 9th, 2004 at 08:36 PM


One visit from Jak to my place when I started my "Cal Look" convinced me that I'd made a mistake. At that point I set off on a journey that is still going nearly one year and many $$ later. I'm looking forward to the end result.
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posted on February 10th, 2004 at 06:11 PM


Yes Brendan had ordered a set of 15x6 minlites when I met him..................I then introduced him to 17 inch wheels, adjustable front struts etc etc, he already had the stroker engine bits than god;)



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posted on February 10th, 2004 at 06:20 PM


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I'm looking forward to the end result.



me too, that's a mighty fine looking project :thumb

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posted on February 10th, 2004 at 06:24 PM


Yes, adjustable front struts would be *lovely* anyone got a spare set ?
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posted on February 10th, 2004 at 09:09 PM


Two or three bolt??? around $1000 for the pair depending on the kind of inserts you want... thats all new too... if ya interested call rich on 0408 991 247...
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posted on February 10th, 2004 at 09:36 PM


Thanks for the tyre info Jak, much appreciated.
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posted on February 12th, 2004 at 05:53 PM


here's a couple more pics from the volkszone forums....

the thread can be found here: http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73843 

hhmmm... i can't seem to get the pics to work.... just check out the link ;)

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posted on February 12th, 2004 at 06:29 PM


here's a link to the specs of the car above: http://www.derbahnstormerz.co.uk/members/mansi_m.htm 

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posted on February 13th, 2004 at 12:18 PM


Those pics Steve posted have 2 of my all time fav cars.

The deep green 1303 belongs to a bloke from Bristol who goes by the name Samcat.

And THAt vert!!!

Oh well.......just have to do my motor.......again :(




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