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Matt's TDI project

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matt01

Yo people's, though it was about time to start a project thread, progress is a little slow due to other money comitments but I'll get there in the end. I'll start off apologising for any spelling mistakes etc as I'm doing this all through my iFail!

Right so I moved on from the 6n that I rebuilt by my own hands due to the piece of crap always falling apart!! style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/lol.gif

I picked up a little mercato blue 6n2 1.4 TDI with 88k (full service history) in march, its a 'S' which I think is a low spec as it doesn't come with alot. Once I got it I cleaned it up as it was a little filthy so here it is

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So I decided I would run it for a month before doing anything so I could iron out any problems.

First thing I did was fit front fog lights + grilles

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Then realised it was 6years since the last Cambelt was done so thought I better whack one on, with a water pump just for peace of mind, chucked in a oil + filter change for good measure

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Cheeky little de-wiper on the rear

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Then my window switches decided to shit there pants so I stripped them down to find out why...

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They were all rusted to fuck (common problem) so I cleaned them up out a thin layer of Vaseline in and bobs your uncle they're spot on.

I have fitted cloth mk3 golf VR6 seats (haven't any pictures though)

The most recent thing I have done is this

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Still a little wiring to do on it but its nearly their.

Future mods are to lower it abit but I'm not going low low, still want to get over speed bumps.

And I want these, I know they won't be to everyone's taste but I like them!

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Anyway I will update as and when things change, feel free to comment good or bad, ideas or whatever

Safe

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Parton136

Sup man, I used to have a mercato blue... Man I miss it!!

Love the cades blast, I've been looking at them for months, I just can't Justify spending that much on them :(

How you finding the TDI? I love mine, nice low-range power, great for around town ;)

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matt01

I previously had a 1.4 petrol and this is so much more powerful, yeah definitely love it!! Pulls like a train when needed and also gives me fantastic MPG.

Mercato blue is such a nice colour, even when it's dirty it looks good! Any tips/pointers?

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olliehill

nice base man! looking forward to seeing what you do with it :)

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matt01

Cheers man :thumbsup:

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zipsp

Lovely looking car, great start, get it down, them wheels on and it Will defo look smart

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matt01

Small update, got these today for a good price

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Just need to buff them up a little then il get round to fitting them

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matt01

So my OSR brake pipe decided to snap both sides of the flexi meaning I had to change the pipes from the ABS pump all the way to the caliper.

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stevenvw

Looks good! Love Mercato Blue 8-)

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matt01

Today saw me fit GTI headlamps and full headlight washer system (bar the caps, which I'm still looking for if anyone is selling a pair? ;) )

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This is before the headlight adjustment as well, I notice the passenger one is a little low

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matt01

So went and picked up these yesterday

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Also picked up some new front door speakers and a GTI headlight auto leveller

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TheILupo

Really liking how this is looking! Can't wait to get my Polo, not till the start of next year though :(

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matt01

Cheers man! Slow progress but its all good :) just keep outing as much away as you can until then so you can start doing little bits to it to make it your own :thumbsup:

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matt01

Cheeky little TDI badge... Although I don't think it'll last long before it falls off!!

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matt01

Update:

Changed this

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To this

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And also got myself some leathers... Not the best of condition but not the worst and there's no rips/tears etc

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matt01

So had abit of a wheel change due to a great price and only 10mile away.

Picked these bad boys up today

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Plan is to refurb them and colour code the centre leaving the rest white

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Finally got round to finishing off the headlamp washers etc and out the covers in to make it look a little neater

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jonPDpolo

Stole my grill badge idea then :-p

Wheels should look good dude with lowerage 8-)

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matt01

Haha maybe :ninja:

Yeah coilovers are at work ready to go in, just need to clean them up and give the wheels a clean then put them on either next week or the week after more likely as I'm away for most of next week

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mp2988

starting to look really smart mate. actually take the word 'starting' out of that sentence! nice work

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matt01

Cheers buddy :thumbsup:

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matt01

Started in the first wheel today, they're going white and blue.

Blue is finished in this one just needs lacquering then once dry tape it up and spray the parts white that are taped up in this picture if you see where I'm coming from.

First time I've ever sprayed anything so please don't expect anything great... So far it ok :lol:

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matt01

Decided on this as the final outcome for the wheels.

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The white still needs doing in that pic but you get the idea

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robjones59

Looking good man! What are then leathers out of?

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jgpolo

black boot polish on the seats mate, it will bring them up a treat ;)

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