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Post by chromecop on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 8:11 am

I've been building quite a few VW's over the last years so I thought I'd try a watercooled one as well. I had this old AMT Rabbit MkI laying around:



Here's how I plan to build it:



Rear suspension has been lowered:



And so has the front suspension ( I simply flipped the front beams upside-down ) :

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Post by chromecop on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 8:17 am

I sanded the hood from the inside to open up the louvers:



Interior will have the GTi-chairs that came in the box and a "billet" steering-wheel from my spareparts.




How about this for stance?



Engine will have a Turbo:



A 100% scratchbuilt exhaustsystem :

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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by allan on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 9:10 am

Now that's going to be cool down in the weeds
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Mon 04 Nov 2013, 3:16 am

Made some progress on the interior today. Here's a mockup:



....and here's a closeup on the speakers, the red'n blue stripes simulates neaonlightbars that I will make from strechted sprue :

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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by blatdriver on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 12:30 pm

I like it
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by DeeCee on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 7:50 pm

Cool build mate, and will be pretty tough when done, i have a whole new respect for these golf's after seeing a drag between a twin turbo Porsche and a twin turbo Supra get upstaged by one of these just blowing them both away on you tubes.Very Happy
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by Jade043 on Thu 07 Nov 2013, 2:26 am

Man if you stick to the picture this is going to look so cool
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Post by chromecop on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 8:03 am

Jade043 wrote:Man if you stick to the picture this is going to look so cool
That's my intension for sure !  This evening I've started painting and detailing the interior. Pic's will probably follow tomorrow!
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Mon 18 Nov 2013, 2:06 am

Paint on the scratchbuilt exhaustsystem:



What's this??? Gonna be simulated neonlights to go along with the speakers:



Some paint on the interior bucket:



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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Mon 18 Nov 2013, 6:54 am







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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 7:50 am

This evening I did some more work to the interior:


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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 10:23 am

Lookin' good. These Golfs are so cool.
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Post by Clutch on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 4:06 pm

Cool build, I really like how you opened up the hood louvers, I never thought to try that.
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 4:42 pm

Thanks, yeah, the hood louvers will look much better when opened! This week I've been at work and I won't have any time to work on this model before tuesday, when I get back home again. Here's how the interior looks right now with the "neonlights" installed :




I've also made a new hose and handle for the fire extinguisher:

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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 7:39 am

Not that much left to do on this one....Interior is finished and I put on the bodyprimer today along with some red paint to the Wheels:





Then i shot a thin layer of clearcote and added some decals on the doors and the rear hatch ( The blue logo says "Skallerackers" , it's a Scandinavian carmodel-forum).



Here's a manipulated Picture showing how it'll look with the lic.plate in the back:

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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by Jade043 on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 10:05 am

Nice work on the interior great detail.
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Fri 27 Dec 2013, 8:34 am

I've put the decal on the roof :



Unfortunately the decal on the hood was destroyed so I'll have to make a new one which also will be a bit modified:



The skull on the new hood-decal is part of the "Bugpeople" logo. ( http://www.bugpeople.se/phpBB3/index.php )
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by allan on Fri 27 Dec 2013, 10:17 am

Looking good so far.
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by Jade043 on Fri 27 Dec 2013, 8:33 pm

Wow that body came up a treat looks awesome
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 3:32 am

Got some more work done last week:







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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by chromecop on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 10:08 pm

Today I've started putting together the Wheels but managed to make damage to one of the front rims. I fixed it and repainted it and will komplete that Wheel tomorrow.

First layer with red paint on the edge of the black GTI-grille:



Another Picture of the Engine:



Body got clearcoated this morning, with matte finish. However, the hood need some more of that treatment.....




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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by nosaj76 on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 12:12 am

Looks like somehting the Dudesons would drive......awesome Darryl hellyeah 
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by allan on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 8:47 am

looking good.
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

Post by Jade043 on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 12:35 pm

Looks just like the picture at the start coming along great.
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Re: VW Golf/Rabbit MkI

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