HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by treefingers » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:56 pm

good man. you can't beat the classics.

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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by treefingers » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:59 pm

This morning I awoke to a nice package.. my front brakes! Some surface rust, they need a refurb but for how cheap they were I'm very happy :)

The car is in the body shop now and I have the rest of the week off work to help with the prep. In-between many cups of tea, rollies and Foxes Lime Pie I spent most of today with the air sander on the red primer. It's really hard paint, I won't be doing that again! The poly discs I used to get the trim adhesive from the body left edges in the paintwork so this was feathered gently with 80 grit discs. Various bits of filler across the whole car were applied today, the biggest job was the rear arches, one was a nightmare as the middle arch line had to built up from scratch where the arch was beaten up :(

I've taken off the b-pillar vinyl. I was debating for ages last night about keeping it on or not. I think it needs it for definition.. without the body kit and body trim it would look far too plain and naked without. Just ordered a new set of decals from VW Heritage :)

Bye bye red oxide, and good riddance!
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Hopefully get some primer on tomorrow.

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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by treefingers » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:11 pm

Well with two of us three days solid and it doesn't look like we've done a lot of work but we must have done because I'm physically pooped. A fair few hours already, a lot more to go before I can roll this thing out.

A lot of time was spent on the rear arches. The centre line had to be rebuilt from scratch in a fair bit of the curves. Some of the filler work..

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While Matty's been doing the filler I've been sanding. And sanding. And sanding! And scratching off adhesive. Fun. At the minute I find the whole thing pretty daunting to say the least.
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This is looking like a 3/4 week job. Hopefully have some more exciting photos for you all soon :( I am shattered already but BRING IT ON

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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by treefingers » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:43 pm

Herman is still not in primer :( I'm waiting for the paint guy, as it's mates rates I kind of have to go at his speed which is ok but a little frustrating as I can't do anything at the moment. I've resorted to painting brake parts.

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however the good news is I may have found an engine for my baby..

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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by Brunty » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:29 pm

My garage looked like that recently :)
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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by treefingers » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:18 pm

it's a mechanics windchime!

progress..
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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by treefingers » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:52 pm

There's not much to report on the car.. awaiting a good rub down at the moment (aren't we all), I've been told we've got a long way to go with the bodywork yet :o but I did go and collect a Heart for Herman today, so I'm feeling good!

Borrowed the work van and drove to Bristol today to pick up an AUQ engine from a W reg Seat Leon, complete with KO3s turbo and pretty much everything I need. Needs a clean and some paint! The gearbox is an 02a from a Corrado, the guy who had the setup was going to run it in a MK2 Golf but never completed the car. I'll need to fab up 3 mounts, as it's £200 for a set from ebay! I guess the easiest solution would have been to use an AEB from a Passat and an 020 box to use all the existing mounts. This is better though, as it is it's 180bhp as it is :) and the power will be going up from there..
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Looking at the wiring it's daunting to say the least, and I'm still not 100% sure on what I'll do for management but it's helpful to have the ECU and loom.
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Some new goodies are in the post also, substantial goodies!

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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by treefingers » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:25 pm

more gifts today, some legs for Herman.

Weitec Hicon GT coilovers.. pleased I got these! Thanks for the recommendations peeps. :) NOW I JUST WANNA GET THEM ON!!
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I'm having a change of heart about painting the car black after seeing this..

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umm, ahh...

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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by Brunty » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:17 pm

Black, red, white... All good ;-)
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Re: HERMAN THE GERMAN! '91 Black Scala 20vt in the making!

Post by ianaudia4 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:35 pm

Mars Red = top colour!
1989 Alpine white Scala injection - Fully restored
1984 Havanna brown Storm - Fully restored
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