STANCED MK3 VW GOLF – FC THROWBACK

STANCED MK3 VW GOLF – FC THROWBACK

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 21st February 2019

Welcome to this week’s FC Throwback, where we hit the ol’ archives and take a look back at some of our favourite previous feature cars. This week it’s Kevin Geraerts’ Mk3 VW Golf from 2014…

stanced mk3 vw golf

With a heavy dose of lows, a large dollop of camber and a minty fresh shell, Kevin Geraerts’ MK3 has all the ingredients to make one killer Dub!

stanced mk3 vw golf

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make the biggest impact. Check out Kevin Geraerts’ awesome Mk3 Golf for example. Look down the spec list and you might be surprised to see that it’s relatively short! Wrap your peepers round the end results though, it’s quite a pleasurable assault on the eyes!

stanced mk3 vw golf

Kevin’s a dubber through and through, and like so many others, he’s stuck with the VW badge from the very start. For him, modifying began with an early Mk2 Golf and after that he moved onto the newer Mk3. However, that project was short lived and came to an untimely end when Kevin smashed it up. He’s not the sort of bloke to give up easily though and wasn’t deterred by a small crash.

stanced mk3 vw golf

He picked himself up, brushed himself down and got back into the swing of things. Another Mk3 Golf was quickly lined up but this time he was determined to make it bigger and better than before!

stanced mk3 vw golf

The lowest of the low rules the roost in the world of VWs, and unless your motor is tearing up the Catseyes as it rolls down the streets – then you’re doing it all wrong! Kevin has static-dropped his Mk3 hard by using a set of V-Maxx coilovers and winding them to the floor.

stanced mk3 vw golf

With the lows sorted, it was time to bin off the old red rims and get something more suitable. In their place sits a set of three-piece, staggered OZ Turbo wheels. Kevin has opted for a small 14in rim to make sure the body stayed suitably dropped. With plenty of width and a huge amount of rear camber, the car looks killer when on the move.

stanced mk3 vw golf

With the Golf sitting pretty, Kevin turned his attention to that classic bodywork and focused on getting it back to tip-top condition. No Golf would be complete without a good dose of smoothing! The front bumper, wings and bump strips have all been shorn of their mouldings to give a neat finish. The front end is completed with a gloss black grille and tinted lights, but the real master piece is that arse end!

stanced mk3 vw golf

The boot has been extended slightly over the rear lights to give a mean scowl and even the plate recess has been reduced in height by way of a steel plate that’s been crafted into place. Combine that with a dirty amount of camber and custom rear bumper, and he’s well on the way to victory! To finish it off, the car has been covered from bonnet to boot in an awesome blue, green paint.

stanced mk3 vw golf

The interior is a real pick ‘n’ mix of parts. Up front sit a set of tan leather SEAT Ibiza seats, while in the back there’s a rear bench from a Mitsubishi Evo 2. It doesn’t end there either. The leather door cards have been salvaged from a VR6 Mk3 and weaving its way round the back of the car is a fully polished roll cage.

stanced mk3 vw golf

So after a couple of false starts, Kevin’s finally nailed it with his super clean, and hard-slammed Mk3!

stanced mk3 vw golf

TECH SPEC VW GOLF MK3

Styling
Black headlights, smoothed front bumper, side strips, side repeaters, full red rear lights, extended boot, steel plate extended recess.

Chassis
V-Maxx coilovers, 8x14in and 9x14in OZ Turbo wheels, Nankang 155/55×14 tyres.

Interior
Leather SEAT Ibiza front seats, Mitsubishi Evo 2 rear seats, VR6 Mk3 leather door cards leather, roll cage, US steering wheel.

Audio
JVC headunit, Infinity subwoofer, Versterker Hyfonics, Sony speakers.

Words Nick Turner Photos Kevve.Be