Bodywork, Trim & Paint
Early Mk1 wheel.
Late Mk1 wheel.
Wheel from a Mk2 CL, although not on UK spec Sciroccos.
Mk2 wheel with differing centre.
Late Mk2 wheel.
Research and material courtesy of Dr.Dub
Rear Storm and Volkswagen decal JPGs
If you need new rear decals making for your Storm, open the thumbnails below to view them at actual size then right click on the images and save them on your hard drive. Then put them on a disc and take to your friendly neighborhood sign writer.
The Storm decal measures 355mm X 23mm. The VW decal is 205mm X 25mm.
Below shows the correct location on the rear panel. My car has the Original decals so they should be accurate. These are correct for a Cosmos blue car. On Havana brown, use a silver vinyl instead of black.
Scirocco tailgate spoilers
Three different tailgate spoilers have been used on the MK2 Scirocco. Here are some photos to help distinguish them from each other.
The rear axle beam mounts are a notorious rust trap on Scirocco Mk1 and Mk2 and can lead to MOT failures and owners deciding to scrap their cars.
Repair panels are available from after market suppliers such as Hadrians and Crazy Quiffs in the UK. These panels are mainly listed under Mk1 Golf, as the chassis is the same on both Mk1 Golfs and Sciroccos.
There are various methods and approches to repair, this is the one that worked for me on a Mk1 Scirocco. I was repairing the os (UK drivers side) mount.
Before tackling the repair, you will need to jack the car up and rest it on axle stands. Best place the axle stands beneath the two potruding brackets just ahead of the rear valance as you will require plenty of access. Remove the rear road wheels, disconnect the rear brake flexy lines, remove the rear suspension struts and undo the rear axle beam by undoing the four nuts that hold it in place. Be careful not to snap any of the studs (if you do, I will be tackling this below, more to come…). Once the rear axle beam is free you will need to remove the fuel filler neck, the fuel tank and any pumps, flexy lines etc. If fuel lines are left in situ, make sure that they are not left exposed -as you will need to cutting and welding in this area. SAFETY FIRST!
You can then finally get to fixing your rear beam mounts.
(click image to see larger pic).
Unfortunately this article applies only to mk2 models with rotten arches. One of my project cars, an early non bodykitted had rot around both rear arches. Now this is a common problem across the mk2 range body kitted or not, especially older cars, and repair panels only appear to be available in Europe. There had been a rumour going around that the arches cut from mk2 front wings could be used to repair rear arches, so i decided to try this out on my project car, and i can confirm it works.
First off, heres the drivers side rear arch i need to tackle, certainly not the worst i’ve seen (anyone who has read my Project DARE restoration thread will know what i mean !) but still in need of attention for the MOT…