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Chris's Mk5 with Hydrolics
« on: December 04, 2012, 02:38:27 pm »
Hello! Bought my Mk5 1.9 Golf TDI Sport golf over a year ago now. Name is Chris and I live in Yateley! I thought it was about time I pulled my finger out my  :booty: and wrote somthing!
 
Pretty much straight away got modding and realised the bonnet was covered in stone chips. So i got that done by VW ... £300 later (thanks Dad) It was perfect.

I got it done at the same time VW replaced my front wing under warranty for rust, pretty common on the MK5 platform. I also bought a bonnet bra that ive used once to help protect it :P Which I sold promptly after.


 
I got the car lowered on JOM coilies,


 
Sorry about the poor dark photo there but that was the only day i was free, and trying to clean the car in the sun is a PITA!


 
I did a few other cheapish mods, including going mental with a roll of carbon vinyl wrap as you can see....


 
Now the steering wheel really needed doing as the bits undernneth were peeling.


 

 

 

 
I had an RNS510 in the car but it was broken, so out with that and back in with a new Sony HU, somthing i know well.


 
 
 
I then decided the car needed some wheels, and after falling in love with some BBS RS Reps....


 
What a difference a set of tyres can make. Although im still quite annoyed i didnt get 18/19" wheels. But thats somthing for the future.
 

 

 

 
A few there from ED38 :)


 
 
 
The back had far too much space and since they were maxed out on the JOM's i decided to get some FK's from a fellow forum member.
 

 

 

 
 
 
Thanks for reading so far. Back on the standard VW wheels for now over winter! Sitting much lower and level than before now on the FK's

Looking foward to the new year and should bring a lot more modding!  :party:
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Re: Chris's Mk5 TDI - Lowish
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 10:44:59 pm »
A few recent purchases to be fitted in the new year... Found this bargin on ebay!



Which has polished up quite nicely into two new modifications, If anyone is interested in the remaining shell please let me know.




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Re: Chris's Mk5
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 08:58:25 pm »
Nice one Chris, like the look of your new wheels.

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Re: Chris's Mk5
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 10:53:39 pm »
Nice one Chris, All this needs now is a Jetta front end!  :P
Carbon wrapping on interior looks good, just done some in mine in gloss black but not updated with pictures yet. I can only dream of getting a build thread on here  :signLOL:

Keep up the updates.

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Re: Chris's Mk5
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 11:00:33 pm »
Okay well I shall bring some updates  :P

I bousht some new headlights as the old ones were rather yellow!





Also, managed to snap up this  :laugh: :drool: :drool:





I also have the plate holder, i have just removed it as id like to get the holes filled and it re-chromed. So if anyone knows a good place for that! Please let me know!

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Re: Chris's Mk5
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 11:02:09 pm »
Let me know when you want it all fitted Chris........... :happy2: :signLOL:

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Re: Chris's Mk5
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 11:02:19 pm »
Nice one Chris, like the look of your new wheels.

Thanks, can't help but feel there too small  :ashamed:

Nice one Chris, All this needs now is a Jetta front end!  :P
Carbon wrapping on interior looks good, just done some in mine in gloss black but not updated with pictures yet. I can only dream of getting a build thread on here  :signLOL:

Keep up the updates.

Whoops  :ashamed: Just need to get it finished to a standard im happy with!  :happy2:

Let me know when you want it all fitted Chris........... :happy2: :signLOL:

Will do  :grin: The new slidy tray might be a PITA..

You also have PM  :happy2:

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Re: Chris's Mk5
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 11:09:24 pm »
All in good time Chris, with the weather being so bad its hard keeping mine clean let alone getting mods finished. Most of my chrome is off the car for wrapping but the rubber is too cold to get it back on the car.
Are you mounting the plate back on the newly chromed grill or elsewhere on the front?

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Re: Chris's Mk5
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 11:19:25 pm »
All in good time Chris, with the weather being so bad its hard keeping mine clean let alone getting mods finished. Most of my chrome is off the car for wrapping but the rubber is too cold to get it back on the car.
Are you mounting the plate back on the newly chromed grill or elsewhere on the front?

Im thinking hanging it on the centre grill, or magnet mod. Or both  :laugh:

Might purchase a US size plate  :ashamed:

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Re: Chris's Mk5 - Picture Heavy
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 01:14:43 am »
looking good mate, nice work

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Re: Chris's Mk5 - Picture Heavy
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2012, 01:12:21 pm »
looking good mate, nice work

Thank you  :smiley:

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Re: Chris's Mk5 - Picture Heavy
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 02:35:05 pm »
Name is Chris and I live in Yateley!

I shall keep 'em peeled for you.  :happy2:

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Re: Chris's Mk5 - Picture Heavy
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2012, 04:44:31 pm »
Looking good  :happy2:

Wheels make a massive difference  :wink:

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Re: Chris's Mk5 - Picture Heavy
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 10:35:25 pm »
Did another small mod today, fitting the cubby under the dash
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To:


Then decided to take my front bumper off  :laugh:

And fit the Jetta one:









I know its not the right colour :P But its close and it was only a trial fit  :happy2:

What do you think?  :P

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Re: Chris's Mk5 - Picture Heavy
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 10:40:01 pm »
Nice one Chris, well done mate. Looks so much better.

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