Author Topic: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI  (Read 24079 times)

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2014, 05:27:39 PM »
Looks awesome for the money! Where did you find it for sale, was it through the trade?

Nope not through the trade - previous owner only advertised it on my campervan forum very briefly before I sent him a deposit!
Even he commented that he was surprised it sold so fast - dont think he knew what it could have fetched!
But hey - I am a VW enthusiast so it will get some love and mods rather than being stripped for parts!

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2014, 04:18:34 PM »
A mate of mine popped over today and he gave me a Forge Short shift kit and some fresh bushes!  :happy2:
Just fitted it on the car and it has transformed the gear change! Very happy!  :grin:
All for the price of a beer!

Some billet aluminum rings for the climate panel arrived from Awesome GTI too - so they have also been slipped on to lift the interior slightly! 

« Last Edit: November 06, 2014, 06:54:37 PM by StuF »

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 05:58:03 PM »
Pics of the cam follower when they pop it out mate!

Still can't get over what a bargain your car was. Not many of us on here buy a car knowing you could sell it the next day for a profit (or at least break it for a profit)

Will be keeping an eye on this BT to see what you do with it  :happy2:
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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2014, 06:06:17 PM »
Awesome car - looks like it has been well cared for as I'd never guess it had done those miles!
Great price you paid for the spec - would love to find one like it for that money!

Look forward to how your build progresses! 


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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2014, 06:03:18 PM »
Got the car back from the garage today after all the work!
Cambelt, Water-pump, Replacement Engine Mount, Major Service, New Cam follower, Eibach Sportline Springs inc fitment and 4xwheel alignment
Well what can I say - the handling is transformed with the new springs and the engine is purring!

Big thanks to Lincoln VW Specialists - very happy with their service!  :happy2:
And they are a REVO dealer so I will be back at some point when the coffers aren't so dry :signLOL:

Little bit lower, less roll, still supple and compliant over the poor surfaces found on Lincolnshire's roads!
The garage commented on the fantastic condition of the vehicle considering the mileage - a testament to the PO

Some pics for you peeps
New springs with the original ones retained in case I want to return to standard in the future



Lower meaner stance! Wheels getting a refurb in the new year!





Had the Cam Follower replaced on everyones advice - it didnt look too bad to my untrained eyes considering it has covered 167700 miles









Overall - an expensive day all things considered but I need to get the ground work completed before I begin increasing the output of the motor.
Nice that no nasties were uncovered and confident now to look ahead to 2+ power, R32 Brakes and so on!  :happy2:


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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2014, 06:14:41 PM »
That follower is not bad at all  :surprised:

Looks so much better lowered! How do you find the ride quality?
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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2014, 06:36:55 PM »
Find the ride brilliant although I have only covered a few miles - since collecting I have
Taken the car around some fast smooth sections on an airfield with a significant reduction in body roll and very confidence inspiring at speed
Over some terrible condition patchwork roads that really need resurfacing - no bumps, crashes or real difference from standard
Across a few speed bumps - nothing of note to worry about compared to the OG springs, slightly firmer return after clearing bump
And finally along some nice fast country lanes with varied camber and condition - again confidence is great, takes the bumps and lumps brilliantly

Big test will be a journey with the wife onboard and see if she notices!!  :signLOL:

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2014, 09:28:40 AM »
I can't get over how tidy this car is for its milage and what you paid! If you had posted it had done 67k rather than 167k I'd probably believe you based on the pictures, the previous owner obviously took exceptionally good care of it!

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2014, 06:44:41 PM »
keep the bottom half of the car black i love it. makes it stand out from the edition 30
candy white edition 30

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2014, 03:50:12 PM »
Decided as there was a half hour break in the torrential rain to alter a few bits on the car - I am liking the contrast between the white and black so am going with that theme for the time being.
I have replaced the rear badge with a fresh one - the old one was a little pitted and worn





Whilst at the rear I fitted some CF stickers in the rear badge



And then at the front I have removed the standard GTI badge and fitted a Black one!



Its the little tweaks that keep me happy!  :happy2:


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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2014, 03:56:33 PM »
I like your theme choice. You should check this out;

http://store.blackforestindustries.com/bficcacroils.html

Not so much the product itself but looking down the page there's 2 shots of the engine bay which has the same white and black theme you're going for, looks really neat and think it'd look right at home in your GTI.

Moving over to Flickr, sorry for the broken picture links!

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2014, 10:34:34 AM »
Up bright and early this morning so decided to replace the hazard switch with a cherry red one!
Also took a pic of the B pillars I wrapped in Carbon Fibre effect vinyl



The marks are just water from last nights torrential rain!



Nice new switch



Bit of bling for the climate control rings!



Getting there!  :happy2:

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2014, 05:24:37 PM »
Looks great , have you any more side on pictures of it lowered now? trying to decide between H&R and eibach myself here :)

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2014, 06:05:35 PM »
Looks great , have you any more side on pictures of it lowered now? trying to decide between H&R and eibach myself here :)

Will take some more tomorrow buddy - not sure there would be much difference between the two!
I am very very happy with the ride now

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2014, 07:31:51 PM »
Looks great , have you any more side on pictures of it lowered now? trying to decide between H&R and eibach myself here :)

Will take some more tomorrow buddy - not sure there would be much difference between the two!
I am very very happy with the ride now

cheers appreciated , were did you buy them from?