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    rado20vT's 1.8 turbo - not for the purests :)

    Picked up a little gem yesterday, its my 3rd Corrado and I think I may have some more fun with this one.

    This is the picture I was sent by the original owner



    He was persueded to get rid of it by his wife who doesn't like rados, all he waned in return was a set of wheels for his passat so a straight swap was done for a set of mk5 GTI 17s, result....

    Wasn't worried if it was in poor condition as I could break it for more than the wheels were worth.

    When I got it home it was dark so left it till today to have a good look over it and cant beleive my luck.

    The docs show it has full service history and its due for a service in 3k mls

    Its covered 176k mls but its in incredable condition.

    Three little patches of rust, one on each wing at the bottom and one on the tailgate in the bottom corner of the rear screen.

    Underneath is solid and look clean, theres no sign of accident damage.

    The interior is almost like new or at least it will be after a small clean, minimal wear on the drivers bolster and passenger seat looks like it not been used.

    Paint needs some attention as it looks like its been polished a little too much and worn off the top coat but is now looking a bit flat, I did have a go at polishing the rear quater and it came up well but its not worth over doing the cleaning as it needs new paint.

    Most of the electrics work with the exception of the sunroof which has been glued shut and sealed up.

    It seems to have kw springs on it but not sure on the shocks.

    So heres a few pics I took today:

















    I have a few plans for it which could include the 20v T engine currently sat on the floor in the garage, some new paint and maybe a recaro interior to start with.



    Thought I'd add these pics of my last Corrado's, the G60 being the first VW I owned







    and a 16v that turned out to be a real dog

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    Looks like a great project Graham

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    Another saved !
    Good find,keep us posted on your work to it.

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    Looks a really tidy base bud

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    Nice one! Looks like you'll also be needing some early front wings though by the shape of that dent.

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    A pair of wings would be good and a 90mm front splitter
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    looks like a good purchase, keep us updated.
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    Soon to be 20vT

    Started working on the Rado today, the plan is to 20v turbo it

    So started of by finishing of the tidying of the garage so I can fit the Rado in an work on it, that took till 2 o'clock so not alot of time to work on the car but all helps.



    So this is the current power house under the bonnet



    but that will make way for this



    Started to strip by removing the battery and airbox to see how much rust was there, I have to say I was plesently surprised, a little work will be needed under the battery but not too much





    Continued stripping the front off to look at the rad support and again, not too bad, hopefully I'll be getting a sand blaster for xmas so that will get sorted then..







    All looks quite good so far, nothing scary although the brakes are worn beyend there tolerences but there going to be replaced anyway.

    Other jobs include:

    Flat rear no. plate panel and relocate rear plate

    Smooth front bumper

    280 brakes

    fit recaros from last Rado

    fit late bonnet bought from ebay

    Then its gonna need some paint


    So, bring on the xmas hols so I can get some more done.
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    looks good. Is that the 20v engine that was destined for the mk1 cab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odub View Post
    looks good. Is that the 20v engine that was destined for the mk1 cab?
    Thats the one, my wife wants to drive the mk1 when I finally finish it, so it can have the 16v from the rado
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