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#1 Earl_C

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:25 PM

So, been snooping around here for months now, and used the classified to rather good effect, so thought I'd start a small write up of the car. New to modding so still feeling my way, and sadly the golf was bought to be a work horse, so mods come second to running/maintenance. However, always want to "up-spec" my cars, so OEM+ is never far from my mind  ;) 

 Here's a quick write up I had ready prepared earlier:
 
So after my little 9n blew up and I lost all confidence in her 3 pot engine needed something more powerful, bigger, faster and cheaper on the wallet. I decided on a mk4 golf as I liked the shape, availability of parts and general solidness. After having a shitron c3 desire for a week (1.4 TDI, loan car from my amazing local garage) I discovered the joys of dirty deisal. 

Weeks of searching later and I had a 90bhp TDI in the pipeline. Sadly, the guy decided not to sell it and with a holiday looming I needed a car! Missed on a few online (not quick enough in my old age) and had one very aggressive man tell me that I could come view his golf "if I really wanted but I could take his word that it was perfect"
 
However, lady luck smiled on me and found this little beauty.
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2002 GT TDI PD 130. Full VW history, 1 owner from new, 74k on the clock. Went down to view it that day, and a week later deal sealed. (Even got £700 for the polo which had 113k miles and was suffering random engine failures, alternator issues and had mild crash damage)

First job..... holiday! Spent a week getting to know the car inside and out, shes a real gem, holds her own on the roads with the big(ger) boys and will return 60-70mpg. A very very happy chappy here!

After a good clean inside and out, it was time to get to work. Priorities are:

Clean/refresh dash, removing all sticker marks from previous owner Complete
Remove all the soft touch rubber which is badly scratched (think someone had long nails as its all around the controls) Replaced with netoptic  :Y: 
Install bora vents and a w8 light (obligatory in a golf)  
- Footwell LEDs
Projector/angel eye lights with HID kit Projectors fitted, 5000k bulbs all round 
- Find some nice wheels Finally sat on some genuine .:r32's ;) 
- Subtle 30mm drop
- Fit cruise control/MFSW
 
 
The rest I plan on figuring out as I go long, the change in colour has made all my old plans for my polo redundant, but a fresh start means fresh ideas!
 
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Edited by Pepy, 12 August 2019 - 04:20 PM.

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#2 Earl_C

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:27 PM

So had a few days minor work on the golf, still feeling my way with this one! Nearly everything so far is lighting related, however its the small changes that are the best if you ask me. 

Managed to lay my hands on a full set of bora vents and a w8 light for cheap (no scene tax added wink.png ) and a custom w8 adaptor plug. Was VERY impressed by the packaging as they came from a lad on facebook and have had problems in the past

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Not being a wiring guru I have still to connect these all up however the vents and lights look better already! 

Before

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 Continuing on a light theme, next I got my new headlights through from powerbulbs.com. I opted for the same bulbs I had in my polo, Phillips extreme vision, and some pure white LED sidelights bought from ebay. After faffing around for a while and deciding my knuckles were worth more to me then changing some bulbs, off came the bumper to access the headlight units. Although this sounds like a lot of work, it really isn't that bad and makes the job so much faster and less frustrating. Its also a good way for someone who like me is less mechanical to gain some minor knowledge and feel good about wink.png

 

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Once the bumper was off it took seconds to change the bulbs over and reassemble (maybe minutes  tongue.gif ) and the end results are I can actually see at night now, and the white side lights really add a nice touch during the sun rise sun set hours. 

 

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Next up I focused on the rear end, and popped in a couple of LED number plate lights and looked at getting my rear clusters up to scratch. Found out the reason the previous owner had a spare fuse in the box was because of this little sod. 

 

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He  was making the convenience fuse (all interior lights, remote locking, windows etc) blow. After a bit of a struggle it was replaced and I now have my OCD twin reverse lights back  biggrin.png Now I just had to run a wire to my second fog light and get that working to be fully OCD compliant. 

Lastly (yup been in the car a lot recently) I fitted a dead pedal cover and Audi TT pedals. The dead plate was a pain to put in, as to drill through the cover means having to drill right next to one of the fitting clips. Taking it slowly however paid off, and then with the plate screws in just enough to hold it I refitted the foot rest before tightening the torx screws. This meant the cover slid on as it should then the plate screws could dig into the carpet rather then obstruct the fitments. The pedal covers were a breeze to fit as well, (top tip: Soak in hot water first, makes the rubber skirts so much easier to work with!)
The gas pedal I got is too large to fit on its own accord, however a trimmed down number plate pad solved that problem  thumbsup.gif

Just needs a quick hoover and will look mint!

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:31 PM

i had the same colour car as this a few years ago a loved it shines up so nice. some of the mods i did on my golf were oem and some that were big. if you need ant bits just give me a call here at awesome here is my old car if you want any more pics of it jusr let me know there is planty more 

 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:32 PM

I told you, you need some OEM xenons :P  :whistle:



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:38 PM

So, it’s been a while since I updated this, new jobs for myself and my significant other have left us with very little time!

New in the green machine are genuine bora sport clocks (although it’s possible to swap the foils over/buy foils from eBay for my standard clocks I’d rather have the real deal.) These have Miles to empty activated along with the needles being lit with the key in the ACC position (or in other words, the needles are lit regardless of the side/headlights being on/off.) The miles to empty feature is very satisfying at the fuel pumps ;) and the lit needles.....well unless it’s a bit overcast you don’t tend to notice them but meh, why not?

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All credit to ole_no7 for giving up his evening to help me out with this!

Along with the clocks I have collected various bits which are waiting to go on.
Currently have a GTI roof spoiler (notched one) in the paint shop being painted up in my code (LC6X, try finding parts in that code, not easy L ) which will be fitted before Christmas hopefully.
 

There’s a pair of depo angel eyes (with projectors) waiting in a box for me in the corner as well, I want to make the halos really stand out but trying to source the best LEDs for them (by best I mean best without shipping 24 over from Italy at £30 when I only need 8!) as I don’t feel too confident about cracking them open for a CCFL upgrade (yet anyway, let’s see what happens)

 

The Bora vents and W8 light are all wired up now, connected to a harness behind the dash and only spliced into the dimmer switch rather than each vent being spliced into different places. The only one lacking illumination is the passenger side where I need to remove the glovebox to get to the plugs and I’m waiting till I source a new box to replace the franken-box I have currently. The latch in the original one went, common problem, however the previous owner opted to put three unslightly nut and bolts through the box to seal it after fixing the problem. As I need to remove the arm rest and most of the centre trim to remove 1 screw holding the box in its going on the two birds one stone job.

 

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Other minor tweaks are the car now beeps when it locks (so I can walk away and listen for the beep not watch the pins drop) and the windows now work from my remote fob. All standard stuff and hopefully much more OEM+ goodies soon! Ignore the SHOCKING photos, mostly phone snaps, will get a decent camera out there soon.
 


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#6 Earl_C

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:38 PM

Haha I wouldn't mind the Xenons if you have them kicking around, discount for collection? ;) 


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:58 PM

So after having them sit around for a few weeks getting in the way I decided it was time to install my depo projectors.

 

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Sadly they only have one "halo" around the main beam, I'd prefer two but all good things come to those who wait. Picked these up for £40 with wiring harness, motors etc. Lad who had them had bought an estate with them on but weren't to his taste. (Can't see them looking good on a wagon). 

 

Both the units had seen better days, the lenses were misted on the inside, reflectors worn and faded in places :(

I started by stripping out all the bulbs and taking stock of what I had. I decided early on that the halos would need to be LED upgraded to match my current side lights, and until I can sort out a headlight washer system not keen on whacking HIDs in so would be swapping most of my current bulbs over.

The only bulb that didn't want to play was the drivers sidelight, this wouldn't shift for love nor money. Pliers, WD40, brute strength was doing nothing apart from destroying the holder itself.7EECE433-1EBC-43EB-B259-F69D53F5C095_zps I even managed to get my finger through the high beam socket and press on the top of the sidelight, still nothing :(

This left me confused and frustrated for a while, and forced me down a route I hadn't wanted to take!

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After (much swearing, anger and slightly burned fingers)

 

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I managed to eventually pull the damn bulb out the front of the unit, and replace it with my LED. Also cleaned up the unit as best as possible, cleaned inside of the lens, wiped over the housings but as I said before they are showing their age a bit. To reattch the lens I jsut heated the glue again with the heat gun and oven and pressed together with the securing clips provided with the lights.

The actual fitting I didn't take any photos of mainly because it was raining, started just as I got the first unit off, but also because we all know how to change the headlights in these things ;) 

Sadly the halos didn't light up as well as I'd hoped, even after buying the LEDs from Italy recommended here: https://uk-mkivs.net/...sion/?p=1864681 Admittedly I went for the 6000K ones to try and match my current sides but this wasn't to be. I have a feeling the plastic covers for my Halos are somewhat yellowed, and short of pulling the units apart again and trying to find replacement covers I'm not sure how to address this. 

Anyway, here are some night shots 

 

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:20 PM

 (LC6X, try finding parts in that code, not easy L ).

 

 

Ha! tis a rear beast but one of the best colours I have the pleasure of owning.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 01:57 AM

Lovely colour, miss that car

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 08:02 PM

Soooooo quick update, noticed that my rear fog wasn't lighting the dash symbol, quick check later and the fuse was blown, replaced fuse, blew again  :(

 

Got to thinking that the only recent change was the headlights, so off they came (with the help of new screwdriver set for £7 can't argue, got to love Lidl) 

 and gave them a full inspection. It turned out the fog light on the passenger side had been messed with and the wire in the holder was making contact with the holder itself, causing a short. Lucky I'm a lazy, messy kinda guy and still had the original lights in the boot. Swapped over, tested, back to normal service  :Y:

 

Sadly while removing general rubbish from the interior I noticed the arm rest lid wouldn't open fully. Managed to spot a screw stuck in the hinge but no way of getting it out. Leading to this:
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Applied locktight to the wound and seeing if its strong enough to be refitted tomorrow, I hope so because off on a jaunt down south to see the family and would miss the comfort of an armrest. 


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:00 PM

So got plans to get my spoiler fitted sometime next week, also want to upgrade my awful rear wiper to something more aesthetically pleasing and that actually does its job. Doing my research I know the mk5 golf and the polo 9n/3 rear wipers will fit, however I do recall reading that one of them is a shade to long and will clip the spoiler on its arch, is anyone able to through some light for me?



@old_n07 I know you mentioned having polo wipers, this the best route with an OEM spoiler?


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#12 old_n07

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:52 PM

IIRC the MK5 arm and the Polo rear wiper was the combo I had fitted  :Y:



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 03:50 PM

Soooooo quick update, noticed that my rear fog wasn't lighting the dash symbol, quick check later and the fuse was blown, replaced fuse, blew again  :(

 

Got to thinking that the only recent change was the headlights, so off they came (with the help of new screwdriver set for £7 can't argue, got to love Lidl) 

 and gave them a full inspection. It turned out the fog light on the passenger side had been messed with and the wire in the holder was making contact with the holder itself, causing a short. Lucky I'm a lazy, messy kinda guy and still had the original lights in the boot. Swapped over, tested, back to normal service  :Y:

 

Sadly while removing general rubbish from the interior I noticed the arm rest lid wouldn't open fully. Managed to spot a screw stuck in the hinge but no way of getting it out. Leading to this:
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Applied locktight to the wound and seeing if its strong enough to be refitted tomorrow, I hope so because off on a jaunt down south to see the family and would miss the comfort of an armrest. 

Do you know, the armrest in my bora is so annoying, do you have an extra joint between your wrist and elbow to enable you to use the handbrake and gear lever :D



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:13 PM

Haha it is a pain when parking, I tend to put it down to its lowest setting when doing longer drives, still rest my arm but nice little slope towards to the gear stick ;) (height of laziness) and return it to its up-right position in town  :Y:

 

Thanks no7, will look into it :D


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:33 PM

Hi Pepy, saw earlier in your thread you were planning to retro fit a MFSW, have you gathered any parts yet? I've got a minter with the correct stalk and wiring to go with it, PM me if interested.


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 07:53 PM

So no updates recently, Christmas and the long pay gap associated tends to get in the way  :negative:

 

Most of the time has been spent battling to keep the car clean (a losing battle) with all the grit and general crap on the roads. Currently fighting it with a weekly power wash and shampoo courtesy of my local garage who lets me use his pressure wash etc for free, including his alloy cleaner (which is fantastic incidentally, will do some before and after shots soon) However, found a friend who will do a full professional valet for £30 so getting that booked in for the near future, trade rates rock haha.

 

Sadly my drivers arch has started to bubble, knew it was going to happen sooner or later but still a pain. Anyone got any decent quick fixes or will this be a body shop job?

In other (happier) news, got a birthday present a day early from the other half, and I think we can agree its up there with the most awesome presents going :Y:  :Y:  :D

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 01:00 PM

So long story short, one of the slats went in my passenger side vent, and having some time on my hands decided to do a little write up (as a quick google didn't give any results)

After removing your vent (you will know how yours are wired in, be careful you don't damage the connections) you will need something like a jewellers flat-head screw driver or thin blade to undo the clips. I used my trusty penknife  :Y: Sorry for the pictures, was a spur of the moment job so an Iphone was the best I had to hand5109C93B-AFBD-4B0A-9099-7FDFF67AE3A4_zps

 

Locate the tabs on the top 44744A61-1ADB-47CF-B4E3-F67C3442F0B8_zps

 

bottom

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and sides of the vent 

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Carefully pop these off, starting with one side, then the top and bottom, then the last side. This way you reduce the stress on the clips as they come off (don't seem the strongest) 

 

Once the faceplate is off you are left with this

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You can see the LEDs which illuminate the symbols on the top and bottom of the wheel housing, if you're handy with a soldering iron I'm sure you could change these to a colour of your choice. (See the spoiler for a close up)

 

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Removing the faceplate the vents popped out for me, and you find yourself faced with a very simple set up. The vents are held between two strips of plastic and are just clipped into it using the little stalks on the end of the vents. On the wheel side you have a little frame which connects the bottom/back of the vents together so they move in one smooth action. Pictured below is the frame in situ and independent of the vent 

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At this stage fixing the actual slat is easy, very gently lift the side strip of plastic and pop the stalk of the vent back into the hole. You might find it easier to remove the frame for this, again it just pops off. The "hook" part of the frame is the top, and if you forget which end of the vents is top, its helpfully marked by the top slat being bevelled and having slight ridges on it  ;)

 

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Once the slat is back in place, reattach the frame starting at the top and work down each slat, this makes it much easier.

Pop the slats back in, locating the pins on the frame into these grooves

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and locate the other side using these tabs 

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Test the slats movement before reattaching the faceplate, you will have to hold them at the bottom of the wheel as shown, this is normally done by the faceplate as the slats will edge out slightly if not under pressure (this creates the lock feeling on the wheel)

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The hardest part of this was putting the faceplate back on, it takes a fair bit of wiggling to get all the clips back over their tabs. However I now have nice smooth vents again  :D


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 10:22 AM

So been a rather pricey few days. MOT booked in this month (fingers crossed), then the washing machine goes bang (joy) and finally some yahoo in a low loader overtakes towards me and kicks up a nice bit of stone to take out my windscreen. Reapir man comes today to tell me if its repairable or a new screen job. 

Roll on summer..........


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 12:57 PM

So, new windscreen fitted yesterday, however made quite a find which I collected today

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Shes a little battered, in need of some TLC but managed to pick up the wheel, airbag, clock-spring and indicator stalk all for £35. Bit of scrap value with the column as well, so all in all rather pleased. Couple of weeks and the other half will be driving herself so I can take the golf off the road for a few days and install. 

Don't suppose anyone has a spare 451 relay knocking around anywhere?  :whistle: Glad spring has sprung and can get to work on the paintwork finally. 


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:54 PM

Another day another part of the puzzle. First off a nice blank sheet back from the MOT station (always a good day) then off to collect the start of the next project.

For anyone left reading this a quick game of spot the difference;
 
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Psssst, for those who didn't notice heres a close up ;)
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Now to get the rest of the system collected ready for an install soon. Hoping to get this done relatively quickly but thankfully as the largest part is more or less ready to wack on the car, collecting the rest won't be too bad on storage. (flats aren't made for keeping car parts it seems)

Sadly the bumpers suffering from a fair amount of stone chip rash and the obvious gouges out the grill spacers. Went down to painters and quoted £85 all in for respray, and playing with spraying the surplus set of lower grills black, if they come up well then its a win, if not, still got a standard set.

Looking forward to the Mrs passing her test soon so I can get the old girl off the road everyday for some much needed love and attention to the paintwork, get her deep cleaned and back to a nice sparkle. Then it will be time to gut the inside and get the steering wheel up and working.

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#21 Earl_C

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 01:55 PM

Got the oppertunity to pick up a beetle sprung latch, but before I do, couple of questions (I have trawled through the forums but can't find anything definitive) 

 

is the correct part number 1C0827511 C? And if so, would this work without an actuator? From what I've read my cars CCM should support boot unlocking from a 3 button fob with no additions, so if I installed this latch the boot should "pop" off the latch a little" ? Any help appreciated ;) 


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#22 old_n07

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:49 PM

The third button will unlock the boot but not open it, you will need a fuel flap solenoid or something similar and use it to pull the lever on the latch to open the boot then the beetle latch to pop the boot open. You will also need the beetle latch bolts as the Golf ones are different and a couple of washers under the latch to raise it slightly.

 

Heave a look in my build thread there are some pictures from when I did mine in there :Y:



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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:14 PM

Cheers Neil, might have to put it on the back burner for a while until I clear the pile of parts I seem to have accumulated, Mrs is starting to get annoyed ;)

No real updates, need to get my skates on and sort the wiring for this MFSW, get it refurbed and fitted, then try and track down some washer jets for my headlights, local scrap yards have all closed :(

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 04:46 PM

Washer jets sourced and accompanied by a rather generous gift of the hose pipes as well. Wiring loom on order and just keeping an eye out for a decently priced 5.5ltre bottle now. 

Pciked up a 4mo front valance from a reasonably local chap who buys and breaks the 130/150s exclusively, just waiting for the new bumper to get back from the paintshop before I fit it. Can't decide if I should get it coded or not, anyone got any thoughts?

 

Finally got an eye on some gen. US spec rears, chaps asking £45 collected (around 4 hour round trip) or £70 posted. 

 

@awesome-andy I notice some US looking rears on your picture up top? any more shots of how they look against the green? If they look as good as I think they will might have to make a road trip


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:04 PM

Not been anything happening really recently, been several things getting in the way :( all driving and no modding makes Pepy a sad boy haha.

 

However, a bit of a red letter day on Friday; the job iv been trying to get for the last 6 months finally get back to me and put me on the final leg of road (more money for mods haha)

 

Got rid of my old bumper and popped the new one on, washer jets in place and piped up, washer bottle is in the post with the sensor and pumps still attached (£20 all in including postage, can't grumble) and the wiring loom is on its way :Y:  :Y:

 

Got my 4mo valance on the front but doesn't quite fit around the guide lip of the bumper. Need to trim a bit to get it flush then will screw it into the bottom at each end to hold it there. Sadly before I could rectify this I needed to go on a bit of a road trip, and I forgot to screw the arch liner back in place as well....... :whistle:  :whistle:

 

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Sliughtly melted! Needed to come out anyway, the sound deadening is causing rust in the arch (will VW ever learn?) so just going to rip the liner out, treat the rust and trim the s/d.

 

Also welcomed a new edition to the muddy patch I call a stable

 

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The Mrs finally has her own car! Can stop clocking up miles in mine now ;) She says it will stay standard but shes already added some go faster stripes (in pink) and is looking at putting the full sports kit on it. In honesty its a nice car for a lady, but 2 minutes in it left me wishing for my turbo :(


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:47 PM

Nothing new to report really, trying to save for the dreaded belts service which is starting to rear its head. :unsure:

 

However, this happened recently........

 

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Followed by this

 

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ANnnnnnnnnnnnd the great reveal

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Sadly, I didn't get the steal of the year, found the add with 10 seconds left, and wasn't fast enough :( Realising I wasn't going to get a set of genuine xenons anytime soon, I gave up and grabbed this set of projectors. The angel eyes I'd fitted before were too much hassle and looked very tired, so gave up haha.
 

I've also fitted an auto headlight kit and taken delivery of a set of uk-mkivs number plate surrounds from Brewmachine ;)

Currently looking at a set of lower foglights for the bumper grills, but to run as DRLs off a separate circuit which would dim them by 30% when the headlights turn on, and a set of 6000k or 5500k HIDs (although finding the 5500k set is proving rather tricky.:(

After the belt service a set of alloys are the next expense, can't decide between some r32 style or a deep dish BBS, choices are so hard haha


 


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:19 PM

So couple of updates, sadly nothing good :negative: 

 

Doing my pre winter clear out of the arches to minimise the chances of rust, and discovered that my drivers wing is rusting  :dash2:  Sadly, its pretty bad, so if anyone has or knows of a drivers wing (rust free) preferably in LC6X let me know  :P

 

Its scary how much crud builds up though, heres mine 04574E7B-54AA-45ED-A259-0F6164C76E10_zps

 

Then after a shopping trip, return to the car park to discover a friendly person wanted a closer look at my car......

 

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NOT a happy bunny. Straight round to a local paintshop, quoted £157 for the paint repair and bumper realignment (if needed) which seems reasonable. However, when looking over the rest of the paintwork it became clear the previous owner had been pretty liberal with rust stop (black gunky stuff) in any chips or scratches he made, which doesn't look great. 

So while the repairs taken priority on the list, current plans over the winter are to install a boot popper wired to a passat door card switch, and finally get around to fitting my headlight washer system, got all the parts just not been bothered recently  :whistle:


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 12:07 PM

Suddenly realised I had no full car shots up here (reason being its rather boringly standard) but other half took a decent one the other day so here she is! 

 

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 12:09 PM

Oh, and I'll just leave these here...... 

 

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 07:58 PM

So, 2016 is here and whats changed? Nothing  :lol-lol:  

 

Sadly the cars taken a bit of a beating recently,let a relative take it out for the day whilst their car was being serviced and they decided to have it washed. Unfortuantly they chose a drive-in-and-let-various-people-of-dubious-car-cleaning-skills-wipe-grit-covered-cloths-over-your-paintwork style place. Paint wasn't great to start with but I avoid those places like the black death. Car comes back to me with a broken grill emblem so I went straight there and told them they were paying for a replacement from a dealership. Before anyone points it out, I know its from a mk5 but it still fits, just ;)

 

Then today find some helpful person has decided their car/bike/horse looks really good in my door mirror and just had to have that closer look........

 

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In all fairness there was a note left under the wiper giving a phone number and telling me where the rest of the mirror was (helpfully placed under the car) but not going to be able to fix, so replacement time, which in my book means upgrade time  :D

 

Seeing as the car is parked on the road currently I started looking into the power folding mirror mod so I can park, lock, and save my mirrors another bashing. Its something I've considered for a while but couldn't quite justify, so the hunt for more parts continues :P


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