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Post  haylingmini on 21/06/10, 09:09 pm

My 15 year old son is building a Justy GTI hybrid, state of play so far:

Mark 3 GTI stripped for all the bits he needs, including some very nice arches Very Happy



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Post  Spackatron on 22/06/10, 08:03 am

Nice wheels!lol have you put the brakes on it yet? Very Happy
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Post  haylingmini on 22/06/10, 08:49 am

No he is going to sell the wheels & brake setup to fund a respray, we have loads of GTI brakes so these will be fitted. The car is NA & mildly tuned so the GTI brakes will be up to the job, the bigger brakes / wheels are awesome but overkill for him.

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Post  Spackatron on 22/06/10, 10:36 am

Yeah I can understand that, those brakes are really good tho used to make the car do endos!lol well look forward to seeing the end result Jerry keep up the good work:-)
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Post  haylingmini on 22/06/10, 10:46 am

Jimbo is building this himself with a little guidance from me & Garndi, he has stripped the GTI & is busy cleaning everything up. He leaves school next Monday & will spend the summer holiday doing the car. The plan is to build it then get an MOT, after that he will strip it down again for a respray Very Happy

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Post  daymoon on 22/06/10, 12:30 pm

That is great effort! dont see teens nowadays ding something usefull!

Cant wait to see this finished especially as its same colour as mine!

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Post  Ryan... on 22/06/10, 12:52 pm

how much do you pay for the respray :?

If you anywhere near S44 postcode i may be able to do you a good deal Wink

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Post  haylingmini on 22/06/10, 02:05 pm

Ryan... wrote:how much do you pay for the respray :?

If you anywhere near S44 postcode i may be able to do you a good deal Wink

Not sure yet, we are PO11 so bloody miles from you. We may even attempt it ourselves, I have a huge compressor & spray guns. He needs to do it on the cheap as he is paying for everything Very Happy

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Post  STEVEGTI on 22/06/10, 02:06 pm

he aint got no choice nothing else to do on that island lol duno if ya should put arches on it though ill give ya a good deal on them

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Post  Ryan... on 22/06/10, 03:59 pm

if you need any tips on what to do/not to do just ask, pressures for spraying (etc)

Accountant by day, Chauffeur by night, Bodywork Specialist by weekend.

But im absolutely fucking useless with mechanics LOL! thats why i have my dad Smile

p.s Pressure pots are best for using to spray...guns lighter and you have more feel to it when spraying.


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Post  haylingmini on 22/06/10, 04:00 pm

Ryan... wrote:if you need any tips on what to do/not to do just ask, pressures for spraying (etc)

Accountant by day, Chauffeur by night, Bodywork Specialist by weekend.

But im absolutely fucking useless with mechanics LOL! thats why i have my dad Smile

LOL, thanks I will let you know if we need anything Very Happy

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Post  Hayling mini me on 25/06/10, 10:09 pm

Hi there im hayling minis son im new to the forum and love swifts
Today i made good progress striped off the front stuts and undersealed all of the inner arches. I have also started stripping down the rear hubs. I will get dad to post up the pictures tommorow.
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Post  stevieh6 on 26/06/10, 11:08 am

Hey Jimbo, make sure you treat any rust before undercoating.
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Post  Hayling mini me on 26/06/10, 01:54 pm

Hi there yes I wire brusshed it all down and sprayed some chemical cleaner on it before doing it. Thanks for the tip all advice greatfully received.
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Post  haylingmini on 26/06/10, 03:50 pm

Jimbo has wired brushed, treated & undersealed all inner arches:




Started on suspension components:


His last exam is on Monday morning, so he will have officially left school by 12.00 midday & will have loads more time to work on this.

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Post  haylingmini on 27/06/10, 10:06 pm

Jimbo has started on customizing his bumpers, wonder who gave him this idea Very Happy


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Post  haylingmini on 29/06/10, 06:35 pm

Jimbo has been hard at it today & Garndi has been over helping him
Bottom of car stripped completely wire brushed, treated with rust converter & undersealed

Rear subframe ready for refurb & GTI brakes will be fitted

GTI fuel pump fitted, tank will now be refurbed & painted

He also did a very good job of undersealing his face


I have been busy stripping another Justy for parts, ready for the space frame project we are doing


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Post  haylingmini on 07/07/10, 09:14 am

rear end all done, everything underneath has been refurbed, GTI brakes fitted all round, Koni yellows on rear, reds on front. Apex springs all round & new front wings fitted.1600 front hubs & drive shafts fitted too.
Next job is to finish off the mark 3 rear bumper & fit that.

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Post  stevieh6 on 07/07/10, 01:37 pm

looking good mate, im also doing a Justy project atm.

While its in bits I suggest you take the rear diff section off and upgrade the mini prop which is before the viscous coupling as its made with 1.6mm thick steel. Really weak.
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Post  Almondo74 on 07/07/10, 01:54 pm

stevieh6 wrote:looking good mate, im also doing a Justy project atm.

didnt know that, is that y ur trying to sell ur car on pistonheads?
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Post  haylingmini on 07/07/10, 02:30 pm

I think it should be alright on Jimbos car, he will have about 120BHP & promises me he will take it easy (in two years time). If we get problems I will swap it over, I have a spare Stainless prop setup & also a Suzuki Sport Viscous. Are you running a Turbo on your Justy conversion?

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Post  stevieh6 on 07/07/10, 07:10 pm

To be honest Almondo, the main reason i'm selling the car is because I have 3 swifts. 1 turbo, 1 NA daily and the new 4wd project. 3 cars is too much, and yes I need the money to fund the new car.

At the moment Jerry its NA, i'm sorting the car out at present, its seriously rotten, i've just finished welding up one side and am now about to start on the other side. I've also fitted some CRX vtec calipers on the front and drag springs on the rear.
Next I'm getting the rear drivetrain upgraded, doing away with the viscous completely and replacing it with a longer 4mm thick stainless mini prop and welding the rear diff. Then koni fully adjustable coilovers on the front, before getting the dents on the car sorted and sprayed.

Then i'll start on the engine. It already running a tuned GTi engine so its not too slow atm Very Happy
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Post  haylingmini on 07/07/10, 09:24 pm

I have the stainless mini prop in my Van & no viscous, it has front & rear LSD too. Once its moving it is fantastic but doing a 3 point turn is strange, the rear wheels skip. Have you driven a car with a welded rear diff?

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Post  stevieh6 on 08/07/10, 09:41 pm

No not yet, but from what ive been told, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Also I cant afford LSD's

What van is that? mini?
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Post  haylingmini on 08/07/10, 09:50 pm

I would suggest you drove a car with welded diff, it is an acquired taste to say the least. I have a Mini van with Justy floor plan, running a Forged GTI engine, TD04 etc. I have driven Garndi's car & whilst awesomely quick it is hard work around town. Take a look in the gallery & you will see my van Very Happy

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