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Polo Estate 1.9SDI

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marco_polo

Evening all...

So, on the death of my breadvans gearbox which decided to destroy itself, i've decided that I'll get me a nice sensible diesel as a daily

while I get the bready back in the workshop for a rebuild.

So heres what I got, a 2001 Polo Estate. I guess its classed as a 6n2 even though its basically the same as the 6n estase, although neither of

which really look like a 6n OR a 6n2....

Whatever.

ANYWAY....

It appears that the previous owner might have been a soap dodger, so, after driving it a couple of hundred mines home with my tshirt over my nose and

the windows open, I arrived home scraped a good amount of the filth off...Heres what I found underneath!

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Incase anyone wants to know, it cost £1000 and was at just under 75k, which I didn't mind paying given that you can find ones with twice the mileage

for over a grand. Stupid really. also its the SDI so its REALLY GODDAMN ECONOMICAL. Not that quick, but I'm never in too much of a hurry to get to

work on early mornings anyway, so that suits me just dandy.

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The previous owner debadged it too, although rather than removing the carefully, they appear to have opted for donning a suit of armour, climbing on the

back on a horse, and jousting them off... Needless to say, they done a shit job.

I found these mk2 badges lying about, and put them on in a vain attempt to

cover the gouged paint.

Decided they were shit and pulled them off a few days later.

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Picked up some Golf MK2 GTI steels for £20 and whacked them on.

Also put on some pressed metal plates. Standard.

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Fitted some coilovers a bit later on, I discovered that a few weeks after buying the car that the shocks were fubar so it handled SHOCKINGLY!

Anyways, these coilovers were just over £200 and did the job, so we got nice and slow and stiffened things up a lot!

Anyone who's ever tried to slam a 1.9sdi will know that the sump sits a good deal lower than the subframe, so to avoid battering it on the ground for now

I've left it a LITTLE higher at the front untill I can do a little engine lift or grab a shallow sump!

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Picked up these G60 steels as i decided it to opt for 15's and a slightly lower profile tyre than on the 14" steels pictured above.

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I spent a LOT of time here...

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...being ill-equiped.

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Gave away the 14" steels, so I decided to pillage these nice scalas of my mrs' polo.

Also, the keen eyed readers here will see that I pulled the bump strips off the doors too! they'd clearly fallen off before at some point and the previous owner

(in their infinate wisdom) decided to stick them back with what appeared to be airfix model glue. NICE WORK.

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...MORE painting happened...

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AND TYRES!...

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Went with these Nankang NS1 195/45/15 cuz I'm a massive cheapskate. I've heard people giving Nankang a load of shit, but to be honest, they're decent enough!

Lets face it, if you corner too hard or fast, it doesn't matter what tyres you have, you're still in trouble. So rather than spend a fortune on tyres, that may or maynot grip

any better, I decided to opt for the 'sensible priced tyres and not driving like a dick' approach. So far, it works just fine! Lovely!

So heres where we're at now...

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I can't help but feel bothered by a few bits in the paint where that laquer has peeled so i might sort them at some point, but lets face it, probably not.

As my daily, I guess it'll get a bit battered anyway.

I quite like it anyway, you dont seem to see too many modded polo estates about so i've enjoyed doing something a little different! =]

Any suggestions/comments are always welcome!

Take care, Traa for now!

(p.s. sorry for some of the accidentally sideways pictures!)

Edited by marco_polo

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shantybeater

Good progress :) the rear looks really good low and debadged

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Elijah

Bargain that, these were quite expensive new. I had one of these with the rare 110bhp tdi engine, soild cars with good sized boot. Love the g60 rims that you have and realistic approach to the car.

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Elijah

Bargain that, these were quite expensive new. I had one of these with the rare 110bhp tdi engine, soild cars with good sized boot. Love the g60 rims that you have and realistic approach to the car.

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andrewo

Looking good mate, love the progress. Keep up the good work

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jonny s

any more changes updates to this?

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