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Polo breadvan build thread


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Hi there thought I start a build thread from a year ago from when I bought the car. I was 16 what I bought it as a car to learn how to do things on as I had use of a ramp at a local garage as I was a Saturday boy there.  I bought it for 200£ with a months on it!  I then got a mate at work to list everything that would need doing and there was a fair bit but I took it on.  I needed to do starter motor as it was broken and wired up dodgy and a track rod end and new suspension all round which I went for a 60/40 ta technix lowering kit after that a mate done welding to inner and outer both sills which a wasn’t too expensive and was much appreciated as then after a few bulbs and a couple of tyres it passed the mot 

This picture was taken a few weeks after it passed at dubs at the park CA63935D-6E0D-4274-9347-04E1E1473201.jpeg.c5242ea3827a7e3bbb66d1f91d934061.jpegand I found pictures of some of the rust and me spraying it after my mate had done the welding 9F839AD0-6FF1-401A-B933-A40998AD79CF.jpeg.4b26d45db9f811cdf51fc3d24f9ad6ce.jpeg419D5B7B-D1F1-4712-913C-48E7FC60BF45.jpeg.c92a777633301f258aca582df1368c4e.jpeg1768C5D3-A713-4C21-B32F-E4FA27F75DFA.png.1df05134664b9e715863e7e200e40924.png

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Hi there thought I start a build thread from a year ago from when I bought the car. I was 16 what I bought it as a car to learn how to do things on as I had use of a ramp at a local garage as I was a

What's the plans for it?

Nice work. Although that exhaust is trash. Get a nice little single pipe

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It is now lower changed the 60/40 kit to coilovers and is now looking like this and had a long Desmo rack that took a long time to find and had to get posted from Scotland next plan is a new set of wheels 1B0D7BC3-6EC1-49B6-9B3C-40FF3EAB02C5.jpeg.86a8070be45e45e592548b613d775eb3.jpegas well as that I sorted the rear valance out to there’s no corner missing due to rust and fitted a new exhaust although I might be changing again as I’m not sure on the look think it’s a bit too big 7C073ACB-F080-4FA9-9A5F-EF033D8B8B8E.jpeg.1b78e0f242f806af6e5bc952c991c065.jpeg4EA5D451-96DE-4D9E-9010-26C56FE54281.thumb.jpeg.d99df79ca6c393f76caa12c4f4d86563.jpegB79DB2C9-AA5C-4D3E-BE81-FDC2A19C9219.thumb.jpeg.bc700d4c1148b2d9f883b7d0264c5364.jpegforgot to mention I also tidied the engine bay up a bit 193526F6-6FF3-4482-8DD6-8D11EAD58EEA.thumb.jpeg.a312f14659c462a5b6efd6567495e6b7.jpeg

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7 hours ago, prankstar2003 said:

Nice work. Although that exhaust is trash. Get a nice little single pipe

Thanks man and yeah i agree sounds alright but is way to big I have a novus exhaust to fit but need a ramp as I’ve lost the one I was using 

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19 minutes ago, prankstar2003 said:

You can do an exhaust change without a ramp. 

I need to cut the other one off as it’s welded onto the manifold and I don’t have the tools to do that anyway 

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On 23/12/2018 at 23:44, JCmk2 said:

It is now lower changed the 60/40 kit to coilovers and is now looking like this and had a long Desmo rack that took a long time to find and had to get posted from Scotland next plan is a new set of wheels 1B0D7BC3-6EC1-49B6-9B3C-40FF3EAB02C5.jpeg.86a8070be45e45e592548b613d775eb3.jpegas well as that I sorted the rear valance out to there’s no corner missing due to rust and fitted a new exhaust although I might be changing again as I’m not sure on the look think it’s a bit too big 7C073ACB-F080-4FA9-9A5F-EF033D8B8B8E.jpeg.1b78e0f242f806af6e5bc952c991c065.jpeg4EA5D451-96DE-4D9E-9010-26C56FE54281.thumb.jpeg.d99df79ca6c393f76caa12c4f4d86563.jpegB79DB2C9-AA5C-4D3E-BE81-FDC2A19C9219.thumb.jpeg.bc700d4c1148b2d9f883b7d0264c5364.jpegforgot to mention I also tidied the engine bay up a bit 193526F6-6FF3-4482-8DD6-8D11EAD58EEA.thumb.jpeg.a312f14659c462a5b6efd6567495e6b7.jpeg

Put new wheels and tyres on over the Christmas break lowered it more and the new exhaust is now fitted too 

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On 11/01/2019 at 02:15, Swanza said:

Nice! Jealous of the access you did have to a ramp and tools! 

Nice to see you’ve rescued another polo 

Yeah only half the work I’ve done is on here was in a bit of a state when I bought it 😂

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6 hours ago, prankstar2003 said:

Looking good. What tyres are on there? And what does the new exhaust look like?

 

155/55/14 tyres and I will get a picture if the exhaust tomoro been meaning to do that 

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