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Offline Ed30Skucey

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Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:49:02 pm »
Decided to take the plunge and join the active community of this forum. I must start out and say how incredibly helpful this forum has been. I couldn't have done all the work without this forum for sure.

This is my first foray into hot VW ownership, however there is a 2 owner 2011 Audi S3 on low miles in the family which is such a joy to drive, the power and grip is superb. This particular Edition 30 is number 1465 in Black Pearlescent, fairly poverty spec for an Ed30 but low ownership and good history file tempted me to join the Edition 30 club. It was for sale at a reasonable price and local too. Unfortunately it's 7 year foray into Ireland (near the Sea) didn't treat it well and underneath in particular was crusty. With lengthy furlough on the horizon (this was April last year), I decided to take the car off the road as soon as I bought it. I've now thoroughly overhauled the rear and front suspension all back to OE spec with genuine VW parts.

Having got it back on the road in November there are a couple of issues but it's usable and enjoyable for now. The plan now is to iron out the gremlins in the suspension and move on to the engine, sticking as close to OEM as possible. Also the tyres on it are cheap and downright dangerous with a car of that much power, it spins up in every gear in the wet, so some PS4 or other of that quality will be fitted soon. Hopefully a trip to R-Tech is also in the budget too.

Will post photos once I work out how to.
VW Golf Mk5 GTI Edition 30 No.1465
MG MGB Roadster 1971 Old English White

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 07:27:35 am »
Welcome  :happy2:

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 09:16:25 am »
Welcome mate.

I usually find posting photos easiest through the mobile app, Tapatalk.

Hope this helps.

Look forward to seeing the pictures.

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2021, 07:52:21 pm »
Welcome mate all the very best :)
Recently back on the forum! Good to be back
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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2021, 08:51:47 pm »
Welcome to the forum..look forward to the pics

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Re: Ed30 1465 OEM Restoration
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2021, 08:52:32 pm »

Look forward to the pics & work on your project.

My ED30 came with Linglongs on the front when I bought it from Cardiff VW. The very next day it got decent tyres!

Edition 30 - no. 1387