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Just had it up to my mates to put on his ramp & it's not too bad..... For a mk3
Over the winter we're going to do both sills, both rear arches, the lower back panel behind the bumper, both front wings.... They're the bits I can't do.
I've got this little list,
Bushes all round (not necessary now but will be for my turbo plans)
Brake hard lines to the rear (I hate going near the abs pump/controller )
Stainless brake hoses all round & new discs/pads.
Not too bad.... Wish I'd have been able to get under it before I bought it now as I'd have knocked a bit more off the price

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Oh and moved the thread across to members rides section!  Seems it could evolve into a diary this one!  Keep up the good work.  I am partial to a dragon green VR with cream leather.....



Cheers Dave

A dettol wipe them some cheap leather wipes is all I used on them

The leather has seen better days & as I'm not a great fan of leather it will be getting replaced with black cloth.... Complete with black everything else, probably a mk3.5 dash while I'm at it.

Hopefully taking the headliner & the rest of the trim out this week so I can try to get rid of the awful smell.

Then it's saving for parts & the restoration can begin.

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Had a couple of hours tonight so decided to take the scuttle panel off as the one on it is brittle & rotten, I have one to replace it that's in vgc but on taking the old one off I found this
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It was full of leaves, muck & general shite, needs a new pollen filter too so ordered one.

Hoovered it all out & gave it a quick wipe down
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Still love the look of these from the back.... Harvey wasn't too impressed though

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Thanks Pete,
I've loads of plans but this year will mainly be getting the black interior in, getting the coilovers fitted, finding some S3 Avus wheels, changing the header tank & a couple of hoses to try get shut if the annoying gurgle I can sometimes hear, then using her till November.
I'm taking her off the road then for MOT prep & welding (will see how much )

Eventually she will get resprayed & a big arse turbo will take up residence under the bonnet

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Thanks Pete,
I've loads of plans but this year will mainly be getting the black interior in, getting the coilovers fitted, finding some S3 Avus wheels, changing the header tank & a couple of hoses to try get shut if the annoying gurgle I can sometimes hear, then using her till November.
I'm taking her off the road then for MOT prep & welding (will see how much )

Eventually she will get resprayed & a big arse turbo will take up residence under the bonnet



Damn I know the feeling of the gurgle on the turn of the key. Ever since I fitted Samco's on mine. Sounds like the waves hitting the rocks in a fookin sea storm.

Any way looks like a nice one pal.

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Yeah, sounds like there's a rolling brook behind my dash.... Think I found the culprit though IMG_1473145085.110015.thumb.jpg.144ea5f4
It's leaking so I'm thinking it's enough to unseal the system & let the coolant bubble.

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