Model: (Click to see more) 58162: Volkswagen Golf VR6
Status: Project
Date: 30-Jun-2005
Comments: 13
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Remember that clapped out and totally knackered VR6 from EBAY? Well just take a look at it now! I finally worked out why the wheelbase was too long (some space cadet put the rear shock tower on the wrong way!), added new HPI Hockenheim style wheels and a NIB body (from TRF_Tam, thanks Chris!) and hey presto! Only thing left to do is strip out the gearbox. As for the body, well you all know I'm into the street-racer style by now so I thought I'd do something a little radical for this golf to set it apart from all the others on TC - paint it bright yellow! I left some of the molding on to create side skirts and splitter, then carbon detailed them and the boot spoiler for that little bit extra coolness. The same goes for the massive rear diffuser. Now the bonnet was the tricky bit! All those curves and lines made it very hard to cut out and stick on without any wrinkles. Over all the stickering was a nightmare. I've never seen such fiddly window surrounds and wheel arches! It took about 3x longer to sticker it than to prep the body, cut it out and paint it :-) but I think the results are well worth the effort though. As pointed out by a few people it could do with some slight tinting so that's the next thing on the list. I'm going to try some bigger 'street sytle' rims too :-)





mean machine close up of the custom work that sweet rear

Comments

Petrolhead

30-Jun-2005

that looks stunning ross! You've done this one excellently, and I love it!

amigamad

30-Jun-2005

Looks very smart now ,if you need a new set of gears i have a set for the ff01 these have both the 66 and 71 tooth spur gears .

Monty

30-Jun-2005

looks awesome Ross it really does stand out amongst the other VR6's on here!! maybe you need to smoke the windows a bit though!?!

Maxxed Ross

30-Jun-2005

Thanks for the positive comments guys Yeah I hear you Monty, but I've run out of it. I might get some more really and finish it off

7-Jul-2005

Nice ride fella, I like the Porsche Cup style wipers Youre right about it being different anyway! Cheers

Maxxed Ross

7-Jul-2005

Thanks, I actually copied them from a mate who has them on his Mk1 Golf. I've convinced myself it needs tinting though

12-Jul-2005

lol very cool VR6. I like it alot!

cianhanrahan

21-Jul-2005

I've heard traxxas 4tec rims are slightly bigger, if you're looking to 'Inch Up' .

Maxxed Ross

22-Jul-2005

Yeah I've heard that mentioned before but I'm not too sure how much bigger. Thanks for the comments guys!

Stevo309

4-Aug-2005

Very nice!! Reminds me of the colour concepts MKIII Golf models. Top job

Gilberto the great

4-Aug-2005

Fantastic effort - well done!, that is one superb looking Golf.

Maxxed Ross

5-Aug-2005

Thanks guys, hey look - I made the spotlight slot!

B@llsie

6-Aug-2005

I've seen this one in the flesh and it is stunning!


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