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Author Subject: Project 6' (Ph1 Cossack)
gretsch-drummer

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Now then, a few weeks ago a 6' popped up on ebay 5 minutes away from me. Luck would have it it was a Ph1 cossack with 105k on the clock. Went to have a look and bought it a few days later. Been driving it since.......poooooooower.

It's going to be a long term project to get it back to standard as much as possible. The main downer on the car is it has had a break in attempt at some point where the pass' door was bent down but its been pulled back and the result is just a bit of wind noise, no water leaks or anything.

The mechanic who I bought it off changed the heater matrix, new rad and changed cambelt and water pump so she's a good un'. In the paper work it's had receipts of head gasket, mintex brakes all round just a couple year ago and bilstein dampers and new springs and a load of sensors from peugeot...beauty.

The rub strips were all colour coded which I'm in the process of satin blacking them, just the front bumper to do now.







Door damage but I've touched it up:


The underneath isn't in bad nick either. Just a little scabby. (brake lines aren't leaking, I'd just WD'd the comp just to keep it healthy)



Plans:
1. Get spare door painted
2. Get dent in boot pulled out
3. Rebuild rear beam (it creaks on long left handers but no camber....)
4. Underseal underneath
5. Paint wheels silver


I'm SORN'ing the car start of December in sis's garage over winter for about 6+ months so this gives me loads of time to get everything sorted.


CHEERS!

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Posted 17th Nov 2013 at 13:55
jord294

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very nice Big grin

i'd advise getting the wheels powdercoated instead of wet painting Yes

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Posted 17th Nov 2013 at 14:44
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Welcome nice original car you have there Thumbs up

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Posted 17th Nov 2013 at 16:00
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Lovely!
Not a fan of colour-coding then? Or more just wanting it totally standard?

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Posted 17th Nov 2013 at 19:11
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Post #5
Hate colour-coded ph1s. (no offence to colour coded ph1'ers out there)

Yeah my plan is to go fully standard.

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Posted 17th Nov 2013 at 20:06
mik

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Nice car. Looking forward to updates.

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Posted 17th Nov 2013 at 22:21
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Looks so much better for the satin black already!! this did look awful in the ad, glad to see your spraying the wheels silver again to Big grin

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Posted 21st Nov 2013 at 18:27
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Well she's SORN'd now and tucked away in sis's garage. Swapped the front wheels for some steelies (cheers Jeffers) so will crack on getting those painted as well as removing and repairing front bumper.

I've also bought some new trailing arm shafts and bearing etc so will be whacking the rear beam off and giving it a rebuild when I get a spare few hours at some point (working for Royal Mail atm, so that might be a while yet)

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Posted 3rd Dec 2013 at 20:11
pugheaven

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Fancy some smoothed doors or de locked tailgate for this?
Posted 3rd Dec 2013 at 23:10
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Thanks for the offer but I'm keeping this standard. Cheers.

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Posted 4th Dec 2013 at 19:32
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Right, not that much has been happening over the past month (stupid busy work) but I've been repairing the front bumper during the week etc.

There was a crack under the fog light so drilled and fibreglassed the rear and will epoxy the front. Also were a few scrapes on the bottom lip as well, all DA'd and fillered. Almost ready to be sent to paint:







This is where the car currently lives (I'm in debt forever to my sister for taking over her garage.)



Enough room to get past each side. Tried taking rear beam off today for it's rebuild but 1 of the unions under boot floor wasn't playing ball.

Also managed to get hold of a couple GTI badges. Only need one more and then 3 of the '6' badges.

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Posted 26th Dec 2013 at 15:49
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Managed to get the beam off with the use of 2 jacks this afternoon then spent the evening in the shed:



The only f**k up was shearing a bleed nipple. So will try drill and tap it.

Hopefully getting it all painted up at the weekend then find someone to press the new shafts in for me.

Job jobbed.

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Posted 1st Jan 2014 at 22:11
jord294

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i've got a red GTI & 6 badge spare.

was going to glue it to my locker, but if you want it, let me know

i'd also look at getting your axle powdercoated and not wet painted. powdercoat is more durable Yes

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Posted 2nd Jan 2014 at 10:14
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Cheers Jord. How much you after inc' postage for the 'GTI' badge? Trying to find the yellow '6' stickers.

Will have to ring up a few Powdercoaters and see what they say.

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Posted 2nd Jan 2014 at 23:43
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Well I had a tin of yellow and red hammerite in the shed so just decided to busy with the brush, also black'ed the mounting arms:



And made a nice purchase from Larkspeed:


Will be off to find a garage to press the arm shafts in then crack on getting it mostly rebuilt.

Just need to find a O/F caliper and load compensator spring unit bit.

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Posted 9th Jan 2014 at 16:15
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Just fitted new handbrake cables and went armed with a wire brush and drill attachment to the boot floor before whacking a coat of Bilt Hamber 80 on:



Another coat on some areas then I've got 2 tins of red oxide primer to brush on tmorrow if I have time.

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Ph1 Cossack 6'
Posted 10th Jan 2014 at 16:12
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Have not forgot

Will double check badge and compensator spring tomorrow pm.

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Posted 10th Jan 2014 at 16:33
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Cheers Jord, appreciate it!

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Posted 10th Jan 2014 at 16:41
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Managed to make a good set of calipers out of 2 sets I had so now that's another thing crossed off the list:

Removed the pistons from the calipers to see which 2 were the best internally:


And picked the best pistons to use, mmmmmm smooooooth:


hmmmmmm fuuuuuucked:


I was able to reuse the piston seals as they looked brand new. Rebuilt the calipers using some brake fluid as lube, repacked the handbrake mechanism with grease and now I have a fully functioning set of rear calipers:


Also managed to salvage this load comp' spring unit from the beam I got off Sam aswell:


And just today been over to red oxide primer the floor ready for either just hammerite brush on or some aerosol stonechip:




Hopefully get my arm shafts pressed in this weekend and get the axle built and back on in a couple weeks.

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Ph1 Cossack 6'
Posted 16th Jan 2014 at 12:58
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Managed to get the shafts pressed in and cracked on giving them a coat of primer, will hammerite them tmorrow and get on building the whole thing up:

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Ph1 Cossack 6'
Posted 18th Jan 2014 at 18:13
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Looking good. Hammerite red oxide brush on? Looks like good coverage.

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Posted 18th Jan 2014 at 18:20
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Nope, got it from Wilkinsons. It goes on very smooth, bloomin' bargain!:

http://www.wilko.com/metal-and-specialist-paint/wilko-red-oxide-metal-primer-red-500ml/invt/0189101?VBMST=red%20oxide

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Posted 18th Jan 2014 at 18:37
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I used Bilt Hamber Electrox zinc primer over painted with satin black or body colour paint. Expensive but worth it.

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Posted 18th Jan 2014 at 18:54
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I'm not sure whether to just go over with brush on black waxoyl or try mix black and silver hammerite and try get a 'cossack' shade. Don't want to use aerosol paint as it's not very tough.

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Posted 18th Jan 2014 at 19:13
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Hammerite isn't that great either, it chips easily. I'd go for a good quality satin black enamel and then after letting it go off for a few weeks apply underbody wax from Dinitrol or Bilt Hamber over the top. I used clear B-H wax on external underbody surfaces, and cavity wax in box sections etc.

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Posted 18th Jan 2014 at 21:51

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