Ashcroft's Mk2 Saloon - New Project

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Re: Ashcroft's Mk2 Saloon - New Project

Post by Lloydiexx » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:14 pm

Ashcroft wrote::-) it'll be a while before its ready but you'll have to pop up n see it when we next do a Maccy ds run
yea that would be kool :)

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Re: Ashcroft's Mk2 Saloon - New Project

Post by Ashcroft » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:27 am

Been bit slow recently as its been braving cold in the unit so just done few little bits.

Taken bonnet off to give me space to start attacking the engine.
The front wings are now off and was on and sealed surprisingly well!!
Underneath was still covered in wax and sealant and is mint condition still just needs a clean up ready for sealing and painting.

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I'm also looking for a full set of "leather look" door cards just like these to replace the old ones which have been abused by the page 3 girls

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If anyone has/knows of any mk2 saloon parts would be much appreciated if you was to let me know :-)

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Re: Ashcroft's Mk2 Saloon - New Project

Post by Ashcroft » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:28 am

heres few more pics of the very very slow progress haha

measured up the engine i originally planned to put in
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as you can see, its rather tight lol

this is the rot inside the quarter panel
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seats out to go into storage in my loft
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Re: Ashcroft's Mk2 Saloon - New Project

Post by alexperkins » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:45 pm

Polo GTI engine isnt it. Either that or its a Lupo one :P

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Re: Ashcroft's Mk2 Saloon - New Project

Post by Ashcroft » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:49 pm

its a polo engine but im bailing on that idea cos gonna be too much work for me with not enough experiance lol

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Post by alexperkins » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:53 pm

Fair enough. Does look like alot of work to get it in

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Post by Ashcroft » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 pm

most of the mounts line up with a bit of modifications just be the passenger side mount will need a fair bit of modding and its pretty tight in there! main issue woulda been converting it to drive by wire

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Re: Ashcroft's Mk2 Saloon - New Project

Post by Ashcroft » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:02 pm

I am now about to revive the build of the saloon as a lot has changed for me over the last year etc but even tighter for time and money as I now have 2 kids and a mortgage in the scene but I'm going to purchase all what I need and slowly put it back together.

Full resto and tidy up will wait until I have more time and money but just want something to drive on the road so going to clean up the arches and possibly just a blow over as it doesn't really need a full respray.

I have an engine conversion lined up, just looking for a few more parts and then hopefully have a few good days on it :)

Will get pictures of how she stands hiding in a corner under a pile of rubbish but I'm just so glad that given the circumstances it has still been dry stored for the last year or so :)

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Re: Ashcroft's Mk2 Saloon - New Project

Post by Rocket_Robinson » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:45 pm

Did you ever finish this? Would love to see the end product :D

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