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Offline RedRobin

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2012, 12:31:57 PM »

Then until the new arches in the spring I think I'm finished :)

Ollie

....If I had a pound for every time I've heard that on this forum, I'd be able to afford another mod for my car!  :laugh:

We shall remind you of this statement sometime in 2013 and it might be sooner rather than later.


I get the concept of what your saying Robin, but surely he means he's done until the arches are done?  :happy2:


....Yep, I made a mistake and interpreted the word "until" to mean "after"  :ashamed: - I was in too much of a hurry at the time.


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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2012, 12:40:26 PM »

Then until the new arches in the spring I think I'm finished :)

Ollie

....If I had a pound for every time I've heard that on this forum, I'd be able to afford another mod for my car!  :laugh:

We shall remind you of this statement sometime in 2013 and it might be sooner rather than later.


I get the concept of what your saying Robin, but surely he means he's done until the arches are done?  :happy2:


....Yep, I made a mistake and interpreted the word "until" to mean "after"  :ashamed: - I was in too much of a hurry at the time.

Haha! Its fine, I made the exact same assumption and took me several time over to realise  :evilgrin:

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2012, 05:36:36 PM »
Haha Getting panned  :rolleye:

Yeah considering it was supposed to stay standard It probably should be finished, but alas it will probably never be!
As suggested, I think till Christmas at least I will try and avoid throwing any more bits at it

Needs a good clean this weekend, was supposed to be working, but think I have just about managed to wangle the sunday off work :)

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2012, 11:15:29 PM »
Also can anyone help??

Car seems to be steaming up like mad now it's cold!!

Any common leaks for a mk5 golf?

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2012, 10:52:14 AM »
Found a drain plug in the boot is missing, think this might be one of the causes of my car steaming up more than normal, just need to find a plug now and then check that I don't have a leak in to the boot


My last package has turned up now, so just one more part to fit when I get a chance : )

Anyone looking for a leather rim gt wheel and bag??

No pics this weekend as it was Aweful weather and Birmingham traffic was terrible!!

Might see if I can get this changed over to a readers ride thread now, as that's what it is turning in to now

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2012, 11:11:40 PM »
I think ive got a small leak somewhere. In the boot on the drivers side wheelarch, need to take the apulstry up and have a look, any idea Ollie?

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2012, 05:59:23 PM »
Think mine may be the rear drivers side light.

I'll let you know what I find on Wednesday when i get a chance to have a proper look. Stereo is in, Gti wheel and cruise sorted on Wednesday : )

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2012, 09:43:03 PM »
Think mine may be the rear drivers side light.

I'll let you know what I find on Wednesday when i get a chance to have a proper look. Stereo is in, Gti wheel and cruise sorted on Wednesday : )

Ollie

Cheers, let me know about the bumper too?  :happy2:

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2013, 01:20:55 AM »
Wow
Been a long time since I've had time to update this

Been helping a friend with a car and working too hard!!!

Have the two front sings ready for better weather. Also bought 2 x 8.5 inch wheels for the front to reduce the poke in the front sitting more flush than the rears

Will get it clean and some pics soon

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2013, 11:16:32 AM »
welcome,

car looks really good.

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2013, 04:37:43 PM »
Nice motors!
Love the corrado!  :happy2:

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2013, 07:29:25 PM »
Few things been going on with the car recently

Have narrower speedlines to go on the front to have a more even poke
Just waiting for bolts to be polished first.

Front arches have the typical rust on, which has been worsened by the weather and snow being caught in the arches. Also have a couple of bits on the car that need tidying so thinking of a couple of new wings and then a

Full Vinyl Wrap!

 Am thinking of having this done at PW Pro in Mansfield.

Any opinions and information about vinyl wrap care and wrappers would be much appreciated!!

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2013, 12:12:43 AM »
Bolts have come for the front wheels
Time to get building

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2014, 07:35:19 PM »
Well this really hasn't been updated for a while, not a lot had changed due to house and work commitments. It had just been being used and abused as a 12K a year daily

Had just got a driveway sorted on the front of the house so I could start washing my own car again, and was Re-finding the love for the car and wanting to tidy it up a bit.
Got myself some new buckets and grit guards


Then my luck changed when parked up in town, when someone reversed in to it as I was getting out of the car.

Was a loud bang but only cracked my rear bumper and popped it off the bracket at the back.





He missed the space next to me by quite a lot!!


Luckily the guy was happy to pay for the damage so it was booked in to be repaired. While it's booked in the tired and now quite rusty front wings are being replaced and the whole front end re sprayed to sort out any stone chips and mismatches of paint.

Before it went in for paint treated it it some new brakes : )


Plans of changing wheel colour and further paint in the summer depending on money available. Should be looking much tidier for the summer



Ollie


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Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2014, 05:53:45 PM »
Car is in body shop today


Bumper repaired

Ripples taken out of the bonnet



Arches rolled


Looking forward to getting it back now

Ollie


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