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Offline Wastegate86

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R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:12:07 PM »
Bought this back in September.

Nothing special when I bought it apart from the Recaros.
However it was the spec I was looking for (Manual, 3dr, DBP, Cheaper Tax) plus well priced.




Bought new wheels the day after i bought it.








Black headliner fitted.....what a C**T of a job that was!

Also armrest and euro sliding cup holder fitted.

Makes a massive difference to the interior IMO.




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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 05:42:43 PM »
Very nice  :drinking:

That colour and those wingbacks!!  :notworthy:

Chris
It wouldn't be fun if it was easy, I just wish it wasn't this much fun.

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 07:53:02 PM »
200mph Scirocco R clocks retro fitted






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ2rLaZHUX8&feature=youtu.be

Driver arches and sill stripped, cleaned and treated.






Found an annoying water leak in the boot.
Realised it was the rear body vent.
Siliconed and wax oiled the sh*t out of it......no more leak!
Also cleared and treated any rust I could find.








Put some R centre caps on a while ago to replace the white worm VW ones.






And a photo of the RCD 330.
Not the best sounding HU but it looks and works great, well worth the £160 I paid

I also bought a leather repair kit for the steering wheel, gear knob/sleeve and handbrake.
Hard to see from the photos but they all look way better than they.
Steering wheel now has a nice soft feel to it rather than a slippy shiny one.






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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 10:21:19 PM »
Lovely


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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 08:16:03 AM »
Welcome to the forum...Good progress so far and also good to see another r32 on here

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 10:31:36 AM »
Nice work, did you remove the dreaded foam from the front arch whist the wing was off?

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 08:27:38 AM »
Incredible spec  :congrats:

New wheels are 100% better!

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 12:41:52 PM »
Nice work, did you remove the dreaded foam from the front arch whist the wing was off?

I removed the foam but stuck it back on as there was no signs of corrosion in that area.
I'm guessing it's fitted for vibration.
I cleaned and rubbed down the arch and wing then coated everything in hamerite underdeal.

The worsed area for corrosion is where the wing meets the sill.

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2018, 11:37:46 PM »
Did you buy new alloys and cost if you don't mind me asking

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 01:54:25 PM »
Bought them off facebook marketplace from seller changing the wheels on his R32.
Think I paid £420 with decent tyres fitted.
They're not in perfect condition but WAY better than every other set up for sale at the time.
Think I got a good deal though as other good sets were up for nearly £800

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 04:40:00 PM »
Good to see someone having the confidence to strip the body and do proper preventative maintenance
These cars are getting on a bit now so the effort you've put in will surely pay off in a few year's time when this car stands out against the increasing number of tatty ones.

And 3dr DBP... yep. That's the one to have. Good work!

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 05:13:59 PM »
Thanks
Still need to do same to the other side but ill wait for the weather to warm up.
It's not work I've attempted before but it definitely needed it.
The arches were replaced 4 years ago by VW but it doesn't look like they did any rust prevention.

I strongly advise anyone to give it a go, my arches and sill were filthy!

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2019, 01:39:02 PM »
Great looking R32 and it really has a great spec. You've done really well so far. Congrats! Keep up the good work! :drinking:

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2019, 10:30:42 PM »
Lovely R32  :congrats:
Love where this is going :party:

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Re: R32 MK5 Golf DBP
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2019, 07:38:38 PM »
,lookin good :happy2: