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Jamie's Black 5 Door GTi *Sold* Now driving an S3
« on: May 09, 2015, 02:49:07 PM »
Hi All

This is my first VAG car after owning a mixed bag of cars over the years including a couple of Fiesta ST's and 3 Impreza STI's in various guises.

Darth is currently on 79k with full VW service history. Completely standard with a basic spec. I had looked at higher spec examples but none of them came close to the condition I had set out for. 

I had not planned a great deal project wise but the list of completed modifications is starting to grow..... :jumping:

SPEC TO DATE:
18" Hartmann 5x112 Porsche Turbo replica Alloys
Amax Coilover Suspension Kit
Pressed Plates
Rear Plate LED Upgrade
Rear Plate Holder - ABT
Black GTI Badges
Revo Performance Panel Filter
Edition 30 Rear Bumper
MK6 Rear boot badge/handle in black/carbon
US front grill
Vented fog covers
Chrome tipped interior switches
A4 Exhaust Tips


I am sure the list will continue to grow........Anyway enough talk, here are some pics of the progress so far.

As I inherited it:




First up was to give it a really good wash and set to work on some light swirls along with the hazy headlights:






New center caps to replace the corroded ones:


Already gone through a few rear badges as the original was corroded. Settled on the black with chrome edging:


I received this in the post the other day. It is not genuine but the quality and fit is A1!


And here it is fitted along with the vented fog covers I picked up and the gloss black badges:


Not sure what the plan is with the front plate, I have read up on a few members projects and seen the use of magnets and suckers so I just need to figure out which route I want to go down.

Started wrapping some interior parts as the wheel covers had some sightly scratches on them:

I may do the center console also but generally want to keep the interior fairly stock.

And lastly just a few little additions:



That' it for now. I've enjoyed visiting both Ultimate Dubs and the Early Edition shows so there hasn't been much progress lately. Not sure whats next but will post my progress. Thanks for looking.


« Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 01:11:17 PM by jayha11 »

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 04:26:29 PM »
Looking good.  Where did you get the black VW badge?

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 04:34:01 PM »
Looking good.  Where did you get the black VW badge?
I painted it Ruggy as I had paint left over from a previous project.

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 05:36:09 PM »
I was tempted to do that too, but worried about it getting stone chipped and the silver poking through.

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 02:08:04 AM »
Love the wrap on the steering wheel, il be doing that on the weekend!  :happy2:
Gt170 black, yet to be modded :).

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 08:43:02 AM »
Love the wrap on the steering wheel, il be doing that on the weekend!  :happy2:
Thanks Callum, I was throwing a few ideas around before I took the plunge. I had to do something as the previous owner must have worn rings because they were scratched to high heaven!


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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 05:59:31 PM »
Where did you get the smoothed grill from?  :laugh:

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 12:51:31 PM »
Bit of an update. I had been toying with fitting an R32 rear bumper/exhaust as it was proving hard to find an edition 30 rear bumper. I then stumbled across a mint ed30 bumper on Ebay, few texts and 160 mile round trip on Friday night to Milton Keynes it was in my possession. Fitting was pretty straight forward apart from the odd seized screw in the arches. I have also reverted back to the standard chrome front VW badge rather than the black one. Thinking about lowering it once the MOT is out the way next month.





Thanks for looking.

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 04:50:30 PM »
Looks really fresh mate

Liking the GTI emblem


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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 10:35:08 AM »
Good job on the car so far mate looks fresh  :congrats:

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2015, 05:22:41 PM »
Thanks shoaybmakda

Next on the cards is a bit of a brake system tidy up I think. calipers to be re-done in gloss red and any exposed/rusty brackets housings will get some Black Hammerite treatment. Hopefully get this done next weekend.

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2015, 11:48:20 PM »
Car looks mint

Can I ask where u got ur grill from ? Centre grill that is ?

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2015, 12:14:51 AM »
If you've gone back to a silver badge, do you fancy selling me your black one?
I was going to paint mine but when I took it off I discovered 2 clips have snapped and the 3rd clip is on the verge of breaking.
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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2015, 10:46:29 AM »
Can I ask what you decided to do with the front plate in the end?

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Re: My Black OEM+ Progress Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2015, 11:14:11 AM »
Thanks for the replies guys. To answer a few questions:

I swapped the black badge for the standard one so no longer have it sorry.
The smooth front grill was sourced on Ebay for around £35
The front plate is still sat on my dashboard as I am still unsure what to do with it  :confused:

Just had to order a new tyre as the side wall was sliced right open by a raised drain on my travels yesterday! Ruining my street cred rolling round on the space saver!