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Nige
25-04-2007, 09:38 PM
Left home early. 226M to go.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0384.jpg

M1, boring but shortest route.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0385.jpg

woohoo, M25, getting there.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0389.jpg

SatNavs... Hmm, they dont realise you`ve got a bloody great trailer behind. :(
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0390.jpg
After a 4:45hr journey, I arrived and we put the new Golf on trailer. I`m it`s 4th owner :o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0391.jpg

Leavingeasy (Nick) looking on
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0392-1.jpg

Following Shergars (Jasons) brilliant MK2. A VERY nice Golf. Superb engine :thumb: Called @ pub and had lunch :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0395.jpg

Saw this old banger whilst picking some bits up. :whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0397-1.jpg

And an unfinished project. Called @ Nicks for some more parts and met SAM. Who talked about HIS car all the time. The steering wheel was off, looks like he`s following in his fathers footsteps :whistle: :lol: Had coffee @ Oak Manor.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0398.jpg

Set off for home @ 16:00. M25 was busy :( 1 mile in 45 mins :o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0401.jpg

Nige
25-04-2007, 09:39 PM
M1, I`m heading back home. yaaay.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0405.jpg

Traffic is no better though.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0417.jpg

Mazda needs Fuel.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0421.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0423.jpg

Arrive home after 5:45hr Journey back :(
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0426.jpg

Golf in its new home, ready to be stripped. :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0427.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0428.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0429.jpg

A HUGE thanks to Nick for helping me today and Gareth for helping find this brilliant condition MK2.

Dave G
25-04-2007, 09:44 PM
Excellent Nige.

How is the strip down and rebuild getting on?

:thumb:

Nige
25-04-2007, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by davetouring@Apr 25 2007, 10:44 PM
How is the strip down and rebuild getting on?
I`ll start updating the other thread now the donor is here.

Engine out, dashboard out, seats out, doors and tailgate off, front suspension and subframe removed, entire wiring harness labelled and removed :thumb:

Just rear subframe to drop, plastic windows and windscreen to remove, heater to remove and a few bits, then shell can be scrapped. Its going well. Hope the build goes as well :blink:

Chris
25-04-2007, 10:01 PM
glad you have an uneventful journey Nige, just one point though....

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/IMG_0417.jpg

You didnt take that picture from that fast lane did you? hehe

Chris

Nige
25-04-2007, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by cjslator@Apr 25 2007, 11:01 PM
glad you have an uneventful journey Nige, just one point though....

You didnt take that picture from that fast lane did you? hehe

Chris
roadworks were making all the vehicles use the outside 2 lanes. I was stationary at the time.

You can just see the roadsign showing the outside 2 lanes only :)

Chris
25-04-2007, 10:20 PM
just checking mate :D

Gary Kinghorn
26-04-2007, 06:08 AM
Good update Nige, as always soem nice pics too........

Looks like a Cobra seat in there too?

Weeman
26-04-2007, 08:02 AM
Well done Nige

LOL at Nick lurking, does that man ever work??? :lol:

leavingeasy
26-04-2007, 08:28 AM
Oi I'm at work right now.

Well obviously not totally at work- these 747's dont fly themselves you know ;)

Weeman
26-04-2007, 08:39 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Alarm clock set... " oi you sat back there, wake me up if any of those lights start flashing"


:lol:

Simon
26-04-2007, 09:10 AM
Leave the poor fellow alone. :angry:



He had 3 buttons to press during a flight don't you know!! :lol:

Andrew
26-04-2007, 09:16 AM
I have done the same journey Nige, albeit from slightly further South than you, and my god it takes a while! Glad the ongoing project it moving at quite a pace!

Karl
26-04-2007, 11:41 AM
Seeing that traffic makes me so glad I don't live in Blighty anymore :blink:

Matti
26-04-2007, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by Nige+Apr 25 2007, 10:04 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Nige @ Apr 25 2007, 10:04 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-cjslator@Apr 25 2007, 11:01 PM
glad you have an uneventful journey Nige, just one point though....

You didnt take that picture from that fast lane did you? hehe

Chris
roadworks were making all the vehicles use the outside 2 lanes. I was stationary at the time.

You can just see the roadsign showing the outside 2 lanes only :) [/b][/quote]
Haaa nothing beats a good traffic delay :rolleyes:

Especially when i&#39;m earning money from it being there :lol:

pye21
26-04-2007, 05:51 PM
Nice to see stage 2 is underway&#33;&#33;

alclark
26-04-2007, 09:31 PM
I think Nige is going for the fastest re-build in history&#33;
Forgive my ignorance, is this shell better than the other one?

Nige
26-04-2007, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by alclark@Apr 26 2007, 10:31 PM
I think Nige is going for the fastest re-build in history&#33;
Forgive my ignorance, is this shell better than the other one?
Its a superb shell, absolutely mint :thumb:

I now have 5 weeks in which to fit all my bits into the new shell, and replace some broken / worn parts :o

IanHowell
26-04-2007, 10:08 PM
So plenty of time for testing before we go out at the end of May then :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ian

Nige
27-04-2007, 04:30 AM
hmmm. ask me in 4 weeks.... :P

To be honest, so long as the engine runs OK, everything else is known, just transferred over. Same gearbox, clutch, engine, brakes, just new coilovers.

Duncan
27-04-2007, 09:33 AM
Good on you Nige :thumb:

pye21
27-04-2007, 08:44 PM
Did you decide on what suspension you where going to get?

ring leader
27-04-2007, 09:19 PM
Hiya Nige, sorry for the late responce, Been A bit busy&#33;
anyway, seems those intial thoughts that morning (of I;m finished) are well and truly behind you&#33;

I will see you when you arive at the ring with the new Buggy&#33;

pop over and say Hi&#33;

keep up the good work mate&#33;

regards

Mav :thumb:

Nige
27-04-2007, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by ring leader@Apr 27 2007, 10:19 PM
Hiya Nige, sorry for the late responce, Been A bit busy&#33;
anyway, seems those intial thoughts that morning (of I;m finished) are well and truly behind you&#33;

I will see you when you arive at the ring with the new Buggy&#33;

pop over and say Hi&#33;

keep up the good work mate&#33;

regards

Mav :thumb:
yes mate, at the time, i`d had enough and would happily have sold my JK and walked away.

reason asserted itself and now i`ve moved on, bought a donor and am doing my best to prepare it for the end of May. I`ll give you a bell when I`m over and meet up :thumb:

ring leader
27-04-2007, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by Nige+Apr 27 2007, 10:30 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Nige @ Apr 27 2007, 10:30 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-ring leader@Apr 27 2007, 10:19 PM
Hiya Nige, sorry for the late responce, Been A bit busy&#33;
anyway, seems those intial thoughts that morning (of I;m finished) are well and truly behind you&#33;

I will see you when you arive at the ring with the new Buggy&#33;

pop over and say Hi&#33;

keep up the good work mate&#33;

regards

Mav :thumb:
yes mate, at the time, i`d had enough and would happily have sold my JK and walked away.

reason asserted itself and now i`ve moved on, bought a donor and am doing my best to prepare it for the end of May. I`ll give you a bell when I`m over and meet up :thumb: [/b][/quote]
Ok Dude, look forward to it&#33; :thumb: