View Full Version : 90 G60 Corrado build
01-27-2010, 07:12 PM
You may remember from a little while ago when I building this e30:
Well closer to the end of finishing painting it I got fed up with losing my pan twice a weak ( work had speedbumps that resembled curbs more then anything, I would wear through the pan from having to scrape over them)
So anyways, I ended up parking it after I smashed the pan and continued to drive home anyways. Motor made lots of good noises, despite having another motor sitting at the shop, I decided it wasn't worth putting more time in a super rusty shell ( strut tower was leaning, holes in the floors etc).
So I sold the suspension and some other stuff, euro grills, trims, lights, oem shadowline etc I kept, likely will never part with my goodies :D kept the bbs's as there isn't to much market for 9.5's out back in the 4x100 crowd and I wasn't willng to give them away.
So here I am, I work at a VW dealership as a tech, scored a 2002.5 jetta 1.8t gls, loaded with leather, power everything, heated seats, premium sound and what not, and only paid 1500.00 cdn for it. So have been dailying this since september or so. No mods really, clear markers, subby antenna, some oem goodies and just got a set of oem 17's that orginally came on it for summer.
So now the good part, I happen to find myself in the situation to buy a one owner G60 with the original bill of sale, service records back to 93, and not just oil changes, everything and anything had been done. Got it for 1800, with 230,000 km on the clock, red on grey/red pattern cloth and black bolsters. Interior is pretty mint save for one or two flaws. You can really see the car was taken care of, had only seen 5,000kms since 2001.
Reason for the low cost, t-belt let go, smashed some valves due to having a race cam, owner had already had a new t-belt, waterpump, and tensioner done in hopes it would be ok, but it wasn't. So I snagged it and pulled the head today, one valve bent, the rest touched but seem ok. Will be replacing all the valves, valve seals, and upgrading the lifters to AEG lifters. Then reinstalling the head hopefully tuesday, with the old race cam back in it again.
I'm currently lacking pictures, but I will grab some tomorrow at work where its sitting. I already test fitted the bbs's on one side and there is some serious poke. Going to try some smaller tires and camber shims after coilovers. Debating between H&R ultra ultra lows or some sort of Koni.
If you've made it this far, thanks for reading all of my rambling, I wil reward you with lots of pictures of the Corrado tomorrow, for now here's more of the poor e30.
And i even read it all, some bad stuff in there(bmw fan at heart, sorry about you having to part it out "btw, skidpad/raising the engien ftw?"), and alot of good stuff, cant wait how it will play out, def in for pictures. This is gonna be bad ass.
01-27-2010, 07:54 PM
problem is skid plate means less clearance, as far as raising the engine goes, then you change your drivelane angles, I was already having drive shaft issues. Picture of the pan clearance for referance:
01-27-2010, 10:54 PM
I loved your e30, and though you stated it needed a lot more work, it sure did look very cool where you left it. On the other hand, I am really looking forward to this Corrado build. I no longer have a BMW but rather a GLI, and though I am still a die hard BMW fan (they still run in the family), I am very much becoming a VW fan. Keep up the good work, I am definitely looking forward to this.
01-27-2010, 11:19 PM
Always been a fan of your E30. Can't wait to see what you have planned for the corrado.
01-28-2010, 03:47 AM
lovin the low on the e30. Sick!
01-30-2010, 04:33 PM
So a little delayed, but have some horrible quality pictures. Been super hectic, so I haven't had time for anything better, that and its fucking cold.
The head almost done:
The car as I got it:
So a bit of a plan change as far as wheels go, sold the rm`s on friday for 1900.00, which got me out of those without losing money. Going to use the money to pay for all the parts for rebuilding the head, buy some suspension and hopefully buy some smoked ecodes and fogs+clear turns up front.
Hopefully end up with a set of 16" rs`s that I`ll build into 9`s for the back and 8.5`s up front I think.
Went through the service history and found that the head has a crane 272 cam in it, and car got a p-chip too. I'm using upgraded lighter lifters for the rebuild, and hopefully in the near future buying a pulley kit for it also.
More next week.
02-02-2010, 11:55 PM
Car runs, although I kinked the braided oil line going from the charger to the head so I will need to replace that before it's driveable.
Picked up a spare charger to get rebuild and possibly go stage 4 with. Trying to pick up a set of coilovers shortly too.
02-03-2010, 01:25 AM
i loved ur e30 man that shit looked tight. goodluck with the g60.
any plans for wheels yet??
02-03-2010, 01:28 AM
BBS is a big possibility, throwing around the idea of type A's too, it will all come down to whats for sale at the right price.
02-03-2010, 09:55 AM
Very nice! Looking forward to updates!
02-03-2010, 10:22 AM
Another small update.
The oil line that was kinked and leaking will be here tomorrow, so other then flushing out the fluids and hooking up the downpipe to the manifold, the car will be good and running.
Now I need to find some suspension.
02-04-2010, 11:32 AM
You should just rip that G60 out and put a vr in it. Then just go BT on the VR. My buddy started with a G60 and it caught fire so he threw in a vr and turboed it and it is like a night in day difference! But its your car and i cant wait to see the finished product
02-04-2010, 08:09 PM
The car is one owner, with full service records at my dealer, and in as close to perfect shape as possible, there is no way i am going to ruin that by putting in a heavy paper weight of a motor.
Drove the car, its awesome! Loved every minute of it. Now its time to do some tune up stuff, get everything perfect, and of course slam it.
02-04-2010, 08:40 PM
I wish raddo's were rwd
02-04-2010, 08:58 PM
Your telling me, it would be a pretty near perfect car if it was.
Oh well, hopefully suspension will compensate a little bit.
awesome score. I'm sure with a stage 4 you'll be loving it ;). Plus you won't have clearance issues if you swapped a VR in it. :alright
02-17-2010, 06:05 PM
Sorry for the delay, been busy with life.
Car is now in storage, away from the salt :)
Thats my daily outside the door.
As for progress, I ordered some stuff:
Autotech stage 3 kit
H&R ultra ultra low coilovers, 3.2-5" drop
Wheels is still up in the air, been eyeing a set of 16" rs's, I believe 9j out back and 8.5j up front. See what happens there.
02-17-2010, 07:35 PM
sweet! she's cute!!!
02-17-2010, 09:41 PM
The e30 is dope, I can't wait to see how the rado turns out, they are my second favorite Dub, so DON'T SCREW THIS UP. :stickoutt
02-18-2010, 07:05 PM
Want my coils to get hereeee.
Any idea's on wheels guys?
02-22-2010, 06:34 PM
So a bit of an update, got some OEM hella clear turns and fogs. The fogs are used, and need a good polish, but the turns are brand new. Fitted the euro plate from my e30 quick and this was the result.
and the plan for the grill, sans my crap photoshopping
Coils and stage 3 are expected to come this friday or next monday, were getting heaps of snow right now, so hopefully that clears up and it warms up a bit so I can work on a few idea's I have.
Here's the overall list of what the car has gotten and will get until its more or less where I want it.
Head rebuild (new valves, AEG lifters, new seals and gaskets)
H&R ultra ultra low coilovers
Autotech stage 3 (cam, chip, pulley, 3.5bar fpr)
OEM hella turns
OEM hella fogs
OEM euro e-codes
Fix sunroof headliner
Get rid of glue from old tint
Buff and wax car
Back to black moldings
MK3 rain tray cover retrofit
Remove corrado emblem
Metal clutch pedal stop
black out rear emblem
Everything in bold is on the way or done, the rest is what still needs to be done. More stuff may or may not be added
02-22-2010, 07:54 PM
Want my coils to get hereeee.
Any idea's on wheels guys?
The RS's sound like a good idea, I really want to put a set on mine. Keskin's look good on them, especially KT1's. Some Borbet Type A's are also a great choice.
Or you could try and do something completely different, the wheels that I listed I have seen before and know they look good. It seems that the only wheels I have seen on a Corrado have been rs's, KT1's, Type A's, and porsche wheels. I did see a set of S4 wheels on one before, but that guy was running an entire Audi drivetrain.
Hopefully my suggestions helped and good luck with the rest of the build. A G60 that runs well will make you happy every time you drive it.
02-23-2010, 04:20 PM
Looks like Rs's are going to be whats going on. If all goes well picking up a set of 16x8.5 and 16x9 Rs's. Probably going to get the centres coated as they are currently a brownish goldish colour.
02-23-2010, 04:32 PM
corrados are underestimated. super secks dude.
sorry about th bimmer issues
02-26-2010, 08:02 PM
Supposed to get my coils and stage 3 next tuesday.
Deleted the carbon canister the other day, ready for a nice intake tucked behind the front bumper getting lots of cool air.
03-07-2010, 10:01 AM
Car is finally low, stage 3 almost fully installed, pics tonight or tomorrow :D
03-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Want. To. See. And. Hear. This. Now.
03-07-2010, 10:23 PM
in for pics of the low low
corrado's my fav vw.
cant wait to see this thing come together.
03-08-2010, 06:14 AM
Sad to hear about your E30, was one of my favourites. :( I've been wondering what happened to it, didn't notice your new thread...
Corrados are awesome cars. I'm more of a VR6 fan myself, but the G60 is a nice engine also, if it's well maintained.
I really can't wait to see what you're doing with this. After your E30, you've set the bar pretty high, stancewise.
03-09-2010, 12:26 AM
Thanks for all the comments, bit of a delay, I'll roll the car out of the storage garage tomorrow and snap a few tomorrow.
03-09-2010, 07:49 PM
some shitty pics:
Need a fender roll, then hopefully go lower, front is about 2cm from all the way up.
03-09-2010, 08:17 PM
nice corrado dude. if you decide to part with the RSs off your e30 shoot me a pm with the specs and what youre looking to get. I'll be in the market for wheel in the next couple weeks
03-09-2010, 08:18 PM
Sorry man, those were RM's not RS's and they were sold a while ago.
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