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Jimmy's Black GT TSI - DV change done!
« on: September 02, 2014, 03:40:37 pm »
Hi all, this is my second mk5, the first I did nothing to , however since that I've had a few other cars but none I've enjoyed as much as the golf so I went and test drove the GT and I just loved it, enough power for childish moments, comfortable and I liked the interior!

My First MK5...









On to the GT...

The spec as I purchased it:

170 BHP Turbo engine
Standard Headunit
Heated Leather interior & Arm Rest
GT Classix wheels
Rear Cup Holders
Dimming Rear View Mirror

I am quite happy to point out the head unit only took around 45 mins to fit and was waiting for me upon my return with the car  :evilgrin:

The shopping list grows daily...eBay and Performance VW magazines being a deadly thing - So far its roughly as follows:

Touchscreen Head Unit - Done!
Refurb & Powdercoat wheels - Done!
GTI honeycomb lower grill - Done!
Fit GTI grill - Done!
Pressed/tin plates - Done!
GTI Sideskirts - Done!
GT Seat Inlays - Done!
K&N Panel Filter - Done!
Lowering Springs - Done!
Cruise Control - Done!
Multifunction Steering Wheel - Done!
Polo Aerial - Done!
Tint windows
Black headlights
Speed line/CH rep wheels
GTI Boot Spoiler
Backbox Delete



I'll probably get those done first, as well as try and sort a few scratches etc but it'll get there over time!

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My first ever attempted at polishing a car!

I've never polished a car before, none of the others seemed to need it however, being a black car, I thought it might help. Trolling through YouTube to give me a few ideas on where to start I grabbed some bits and Turtlewax's Black polish and set to work, I was doing by hand.

Pre-clean


I quite like the metallic paint, looked much better after the polish


I liked the fact I could see my reflection, should have taken the photo before I polished the rear door though...


Polish on the roof, could probably do with tighter circular motions next time...


Done...


Thought it wasn't bad for my first attempt...will get better with practice. Any hints or tips on polishing would be more than welcome!

I'll update this thread with the mods as I go on...thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: June 20, 2015, 02:47:42 pm by JimmyC92 »
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - WIP
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 11:19:49 pm »
A few interior shots





Really chuffed with how the head unit looks! Fits perfectly and looks OE quality.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2014, 11:08:16 am by JimmyC92 »
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - WIP
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 09:20:04 am »
Looks really good, where did you get the Head Unit?

Also if you thought bay and magazines are a bad influence, prepare for this place to be a lot worse haha  :happy2:

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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - WIP
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 10:57:33 am »
Looks really good, where did you get the Head Unit?

Also if you thought bay and magazines are a bad influence, prepare for this place to be a lot worse haha  :happy2:

Thanks mate, its an eBay special, Erisin I think its called, I just couldn't afford the genuine one, however you can set this up to display the VW logo on start up and the satnav etc works really well. the only thing I had to do was route the GPS receiver onto my dash for better signal but the trim just clips in around the wire so no drama. Only cost £180 ish!
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - WIP
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 11:06:20 am »
So the Postman Pat dropped me my presents today...

My new GTI grill...I'll add some photos later for before and after...Obviously the GTI badge will be coming off...



I also swiped a black tax disk holder off ebay for £1 as I had a blue one in there and it wasnt going with the whole black and red idea...not going to bother photographing that...I'll let your minds run wild on what it looks like... :evilgrin:

The grill fitting, you can see the original one in the polish photos above...

No grill


Grill fitted!



Now I have made the ultimate school boy error and didn't check to see if the badges where compatible to swap over and guess what...the one I have is too big  :sick:

Now to troll around and find on that will fit with the necessary bits...
« Last Edit: September 03, 2014, 12:47:21 pm by JimmyC92 »
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - WIP
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 07:02:24 pm »
i could be interested in selling mine off my ed30 if you need it let me know
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - WIP
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 08:17:41 pm »
I notice that you mentioned window tints in your wishlist but you might want to consider Sonniboy shades.
They'll cost you around £100 but look like privacy glass at first glance, they're removable and they stay in place with the windows down, retaining privacy and doing a great job to eliminate buffeting.

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 10:32:44 pm »
Have you got a link to your headunit mate?

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 08:16:46 pm »
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - WIP
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 09:13:23 pm »
i could be interested in selling mine off my ed30 if you need it let me know

Thanks mate, I'd already sourced one from a local, glad its in there finally! I hated not having one there!
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - WIP
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2014, 09:14:50 pm »
I notice that you mentioned window tints in your wishlist but you might want to consider Sonniboy shades.
They'll cost you around £100 but look like privacy glass at first glance, they're removable and they stay in place with the windows down, retaining privacy and doing a great job to eliminate buffeting.

Hmm, they do look good I must admit...tints will probably be one of the last things I do, I want to get the ride hight sorted first, reduce some of that damned arch gap!
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - New mods!
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2014, 06:10:27 pm »
So my wheels went in for refurb and paint earlier this week and this was the end result! I'm dead chuffed with it, I also got the badge on the grill too...





My god I must do something about the arch gap...
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - New mods!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2014, 06:40:54 pm »
My god I must do something about the arch gap...

Ha ha... yes you do :)!

Since you are obviously going for a Darth Vader look, you might consider changing the headlights with black one (GTI/GTSport)  :driver:.

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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - New mods!
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2014, 08:23:27 pm »
My god I must do something about the arch gap...

Ha ha... yes you do :)!

Since you are obviously going for a Darth Vader look, you might consider changing the headlights with black one (GTI/GTSport)  :driver:.

I had added those to my mental shopping list  :happy2: She'll get there slowly, love the colour of your GT mate!
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Re: Jimmy's Black Golf GT 170 TSI - New mods!
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2014, 09:18:21 pm »
... love the colour of your GT mate!

Thank you  :notworthy: !