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Old 08-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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98 indigo S2 rallye restoration

Well after being a member for ages and owning several GTI's the last being a rather nice cherry red that unfortunately succumbed to the dreaded tinworm (that I just didnt have time to sort out):


I decided that I was going to get a rallye as a reaplacement as I had allways wanted one but they had just never come up at the right price.
So started looking and I finally found R554 BOU a few months ago and this is how it came to me (from a member on here believe his username was mikey):














Now it came to me with a few problems: obviously there was the missing interior and cut dash but there were also various knocks and bangs from the suspension and steering, the thermostat was stuck (so ran cold), the lower brace vibrated against the exhaust, drivers door was a slightly different blue (used to be yellow), the roof aerial leaked, the battery had been moved to behind the passenger seat but wasnt secure, the door lock pins were missing and broken, the steering wheel was too small so obscured the dash, the horrible wheels that were ford offset so had cheap spacers and lastly the rear tyres were the wrong profile (195/50/15 against the fronts on 195/45/15). But given all of this I was happy considering the price I paid for the car and seeing as I was breaking my GTI I had alot of parts to sort most of these problems out so wasnt too worried

Also whilst doing some digging I found that another member on here (Dano) had previously owned it and had only sold it in September 2011 and it had been sold looking like this:




Bit sad to see what had happened to the car in a relatively short space of time!! I think the guy I bought it from had the best intentions but just hadnt quite managed to pull it off!!

Anyways I set to sorting out some of the problems:
Firstly removal of the lower brace:



It had taken a fair few knocks (as can be seen above) and to be honest I think the car was a little too low to run one so off it came

I then set too the interior so door cards first:
before:




After:




I also fitted some flocked door pull surrounds:


and fitted the wheels from my GTI:





you can see the slightly different colour drivers door in the pics above

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Then I hadnt even owned the car a week and the worst happened:








I got crashed into by an Ambulance support vehicle!! He just decided to change lanes without checking his mirrors and ripped the front of the car off (bumper tucked under car hence damage) also two of the wheels were damaged:





So I set about sorting some other bits and pieces out whilst I waited for the insurance company to decide what was happening:

So fitted a complete interior:


Replaced the dash:
Before:

after:


then set about finding parts to repair the car and managed to find:
a indigo blue GTI bumper (Hence the black bumpstrips)


a set of pro race 1.2's (surprised at how light these are):


and an Indigo GTI wing:


In the mean time the car was written off by the insurance company (cat C) which I allways thought was going to happen (hence buying the parts) so I set about starting to get them fitted:






Also knicked the morettes from my GTI:






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Old 08-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #3
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I then went back to the interior and dyed the old GTI headlining black and installed it along with quicksilver grab handles and a modded and painted courtesy light surround (to get rid of the alrm section):



Before:

After:


Close up of the courtesy light surround:


Also got the A pillar panels and fitted those




then bought new number plates and surrounds:




and fitted wind deflectors:




I then set about sorting the battery as it was behind the passenger seat, wasnt very secure and all round was a little bit of a bodge.

So first of all I bought a battery and a bracket:







Then started removing the old stuff and found these two!!!:



Not much of a bodge lol!!!

so completely rewired the main battery lines all nicely crimped and heatshrinked:




and battery all installed in the boot:

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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After this the car went for a Vic chack to make it legal again and then it was back on the road and I gave it a celabration clean and photoshoot:














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Old 08-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #5
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Some more whorage:














then set about finding some more of the bits and pieces that were missing:
Bought these:


So rear trim panels swapped over from the GTI replaced with correct ones:
before:

After:


Got a sticker set off a memeber on here (cant remeber his name though) but they are very good copies so replaced the ones that were missing or damaged:

rear before:

rear after:

passenger side:


so now the car is pretty much how it should be I am planning a few upgrades and now pretty much have all of the parts to 16v it and replace all of the suspension and upgrade the brakes and hopefully all of this is ready before Trax!! also if anyone is interested the build thread on the 106OC has a fair bit more information on works carried out and stuff planned/parts purchased, the old GTI etc which can be found here:
http://www.106owners.co.uk/forums/sh...rebuild/page44

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #6
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Excellent work mate, the car was a sorry looking state before you got it, with those wheels and the dash... :O Great to see it fully restored, fair play to you for doing it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:32 PM   #7
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Cheers buddy

yeah it was a bit of mess compared to how the guy bought it off Dano some 7 months earlier!!

Should be getting some comprehensive upgrades soon though to make it even better!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
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Well have been busy these past few weeks and this happened:






along with these:




And all of the parts fitted during the conversion:


and the current spec:

Engine/gearbox/performance:
85k JP4 with J4 cams on standard JP4 springs (been in my possesion for the last 35k)
Rebuilt S2 rallye gearbox
Compbrake quickshift
Group N linkage rods
Superlight steel flywheel
Unlocked ECU
Custom induction tubing with Green twincone filter
Raceland manifold
2 inch pugsport (centre box removed for a straight pipe)
Vibratechnics engine and gearbox mounts
Polyflex lower mount
Group A forkbush
nissens rad with twin slimline fans
Baker BM coolant hoses including heater hoses
Mocal oil catch tank
Refurbished injectors

Suspension/Brakes/wheels:
Custom B8 coilovers with faulkner 225lb 7inch springs + 45lb helper springs
Leda top spring caps
Compbrake alloy topmounts
B8 rear shocks
Standard rear beam
Lowered all around 45 to 50mm
vibratechnics lower arm rear mounts
Polyflex lower arm front mounts
Polyflex ARB mounts
Polyflex rear beam mounts
Upper sparco strutbrace
Rebuilt manual steering rack with new centre tie rod and new track rod ends
23.8mm master cylinder
Braided brake hoses front to back with bias valve
Elise/VX220 AP twin pot calipers with 288mm 2 part discs
15x6 team dynamic Pro rallys in white (awaiting repair)
15x7 team dynamic pro race 1.2's in black
15x6 new wheels yet to be revealed

Interior/Exterior:
Refurbished morettes
Quicksilver grab handles
black headlining
Pressed GB style plates
number plate surrounds
race style battery and mount (moved to boot) including custom cabling
Sparco steering wheel and mount

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #9
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Looking good! Good to see a build thread for this car, always looks stunning in the SOTM entries
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #10
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Looking good! Good to see a build thread for this car, always looks stunning in the SOTM entries
Thanks very much

I thought it was about time the build thread got sorted out
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #11
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Nice! Love the TD Pro Race. Good job on restoring it
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #12
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Looking great, where'd the induction piping come from out of interest? Been looking for something similar for a while.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #13
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Nice! Love the TD Pro Race. Good job on restoring it
The TD pro race really suit the 106 I think

Thanks very much will hopefully continue to improve from here

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Looking great, where'd the induction piping come from out of interest? Been looking for something similar for a while.
Cheers I think so too

Induction piping was off ebay pretty sure the shop is called ASH (auto silcone hoses) for the blue bits and I think I did a search for 63mm alloy pipe for the black section pretty sure its available in various lenghts and colours from memory
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
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Thanks, I'd found the silicon bits, and a decent looking filter, but a black pipe was proving a bit more tricky. I'll persevere!
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #15
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This is what I bought:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290631205654
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #16
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Thanks, just what I was after!
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