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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/28 21:54:21 (permalink)
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Cannot get photos uploaded from my phone is there a trick or why does it constantly pause around 80-90% loaded
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/04/29 05:44:28 (permalink)
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Hey Bruce, thanks for the offer but my bellhousing has nowhere to bolt the bracket too. Plus if it wouldn’t fit in yours then there it probably won’t fit in mine either. But thank you.
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/05/08 12:54:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Matt W 2019/05/19 16:56:54
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Started to box in the tunnel  after having to chop a lot off it away to get the damn gearbox in .
Instrument panel will be boxed in to the sides also as the demister will go behind it and maybe the ecu . 
Wasnt totally happy with the paint finish to the floor anyway so doing it again . 

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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/05/09 21:23:07 (permalink)
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Ready for blasting

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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/05/19 16:47:24 (permalink)
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Hello Bruce.
 
Gotta say that project looks amazing. I too moved to Sydney 12 years ago and still struggling with some of the rules for registering a project over here. After building a MK1 Cossie powered back in 1992. Got the bug again and recently purchased a MK1 van. which i hope turns out looking as sweet as your build. Just struggling to try and get panels over here. Also waiting to talk to an engineer to see which engine to fit. But seeing the cossie makes me want to do another one as they are fairly simple to fit. Will speak to an engineer next week to find out the low down. 
Anyway keep posting pics as they spur me on.
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/05/19 18:42:10 (permalink)
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Hi Matt and welcome.
The rules for registering a modified vehicle are a mine field here , I am on my second engineer now as the first was intent on being difficult .
My current engineer is practical and actually makes sense , he is not just looking to relieve me of money so I am learning a lot on what you need to do and what you dont need to do .
Panels wise there is a few guys here who sell them but they ultimately all come from the UK and the sellers will demand a premium for the service of you buying them here .
I buy all mine from the UK because I find it cheaper but its certainly not easier . 
Hope you go down the cossie route , they are my fave engine off all time and go like a scalded cat .
For a 30 plus year old engine design to be capable of what it is and still outperform most 4 cylinders today is testament to Cosworth 
Downside to them now is there scarce and guys who have them want a kidney and liver in payment but if you have driven one before you know what I am talking about.
If you need any help with anything PM me . 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/05/24 04:23:10 (permalink)
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Bonus, is your engineer going to allow you to increase the track width by more than 25mm overall to fit wheels that fill the bubble arches?
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/05/25 20:40:07 (permalink)
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Blue , got to be honest I havent asked him .
He knows Im putting 9 inch wide wheels on the back but hasnt mentioned anything else. 
He seems more concerned about a demister and good brakes .
 
Not much progress of late -- family stuff but i managed to get the intercooler plumbed in today .
Ill fit the turbo tomorrow and plumb that in.
 
Bruce
 
 

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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/05/26 08:53:19 (permalink)
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If you don’t mind me asking, which engineer are you using Bruce.
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/07/08 17:13:10 (permalink)
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Painted . 

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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/07/09 06:28:39 (permalink)
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Hey Bruce. That looks the mutts nuts. The more i see that orange the more i like it. Did you pay for a paint job or do it yourself? I am still waiting for panels to arrive from SMCKA. Cant wait to get mine to this state. Still a long way to go and struggling to source a cossie lump and box. Still need to order cross member, struts , brakes etc. Also still need to touch base with a decent engineer. 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/07/09 10:30:34 (permalink)
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Hey Bruce. That looks the mutts nuts. The more i see that orange the more i like it. Did you pay for a paint job or do it yourself? I am still waiting for panels to arrive from SMCKA. Cant wait to get mine to this state. Still a long way to go and struggling to source a cossie lump and box. Still need to order cross member, struts , brakes etc. Also still need to touch base with a decent engineer. 



I have a contact in South Aust that may be able to help with the cossie set up, pm me matt and i can pass on details if youd like. He sourced a head for me and always has things tucked away that i could only dream of.
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/07/09 13:29:54 (permalink)
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Guys ill pm which engineer im using . 
Matt I painted it myself , got fed up of waiting for guys to fit me in .
Will let it sit a while now then polish it. 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/07/09 14:09:26 (permalink)
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Some more pics 

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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/07/09 18:42:05 (permalink)
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Coming along now. I'm enjoying the "garage build" get on with it attitude and the great results!
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