Phase 1: Rear End Reconstruction 
The lack of a proper hydraulic lift called for a simple yet effective solution. Which, for the record, was welder's idea and work, not mine!
The lack of a proper hydraulic lift called for a simple yet effective solution. Which, for the record, was welder's idea and work, not mine!
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For anyone concerned - although the "construction" looks very filmsy from this angle, it was actually rock-solid and there were NO problems with it. P.S. that's not me in the pic.
For anyone concerned - although the "construction" looks very filmsy from this angle, it was actually rock-solid and there were NO problems with it. P.S. that's not me in the pic.
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Rear wheels and rear bodywork were removed at this point too.
Rear wheels and rear bodywork were removed at this point too.
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The first step was to remove the Supersprint Magnum backbox.
The first step was to remove the Supersprint Magnum backbox.
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The next obvious step was to remove the rear beam.
The next obvious step was to remove the rear beam.
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309 GTI rear beam now made redundant.
309 GTI rear beam now made redundant.
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Looking back at the interior, we thought it was a good idea to remove the Sparco Sprint bucket seat.
Looking back at the interior, we thought it was a good idea to remove the Sparco Sprint bucket seat.
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And four bolts later it was out :-).
And four bolts later it was out :-).
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Going back under the car, the fuel tank was the last thing to be removed before the cutting could start.
Going back under the car, the fuel tank was the last thing to be removed before the cutting could start.
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Just one last look from under the boot floor...
Just one last look from under the boot floor...
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...and another one from above.
...and another one from above.
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Let the games begin! :-D
Let the games begin! :-D
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The boot floor after the angle grinder attack was no more.
The boot floor after the angle grinder attack was no more.
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This really isn't handy if you like to go shopping often ;-).
This really isn't handy if you like to go shopping often ;-).
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This pic shows the rear chasis leg construction...
This pic shows the rear chasis leg construction...
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...which is certainly something you don't see every day!
...which is certainly something you don't see every day!
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