GolfGTIforum.co.uk

General => General discussion => Non-Golf gallery => Topic started by: Andy-H on 25 October 2009, 08:19

Title: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 25 October 2009, 08:19
Well Folks,

As I spend ages on here reading about what everyone else does to their motors, I thought I would share my experiences with you (plus I told Nick I would do this and I don't want to go back on my word  :smiley:)

Anyway, for those that don't know, I used to have a Mk3 8v that, although people slate them, it never let me down and was a good solid motor  :smiley:.

I put the Mk3 on ebay and offered it up with a silly high buy it now in the hope that someone would offer me a deal as I had said I was moving on to an older motor. Had lots of offers (a lot of sh!te mainly  :laugh:) until this one really caught my eye  :wink:. So along with some very good advice from Nick (horney) and veedubgti16v, I reckon I had enough to go on to make sure that I didn't end up with a complete lemon  :laugh:.

So, after many phone calls and a couple of meets the deal was done. I arrived there Tuesday afternoon in this.......

                       (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture274.jpg)

And came home in this............

                      (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture304.jpg)

                      (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture301-1.jpg)

Classic Green 2.0l 16v Corrado with 119,000 miles on the clock. Full stainless Magnex (which has seen better days but doesn't blow and is still in good enough order to last a while, but is on my "to-do" list. The only issue with the bodywork is a little bubbling on the rear arch which I'll get done in the new year  :sad:

                     (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture327.jpg)

The first things I did were.......

Almost non-existant brakes
Wiper issue (blades not even touching the screen  :shocked:)
A ghetto fix on the throttle body where the return spring had snapped.

(sorry, no photo's of these things done)

Brakes:
Drained the brake fluid, water and mud out of the system and replaced with some new fluid only and I have brakes again (still think I'll replace the master cylinder at some point. But at least it stops  :cool:

Wiper issue:
Replaced the wiper mechanism (ebay for £1  :laugh:) as it was worn and very loose. Now I can see when it rains  :cool:

Throttle body:
Replaced the entire throttle body thanks to a guy on the Corrado forum. Now it ticks over OK  :cool:


With those things done I was able to start putting my mark on it.

1. Smoked side repeaters

2. Full valet on the interior (previous owner was a smoker  :sick:)

3. Clayed, 3 staged and tech waxed. (going to get some better wax for it ready for the winter).

4. Ride height was a little 4x4 for me  :laugh: so off came the suspension (which I found that the shocks,springs and top mounts were all sh4gged  :shocked:) and fitted a 40mm spring & shock kit with new bump stops & top mounts all round. What a difference  :smiley:

                                (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture319.jpg)

5. Bought some light tint spray and gave the rears a couple of coats to reduce the orange on the rear light clusters.

6. The wheels are not my thing so after a deal was done with RSCPK, I am the new owner of some 16" Brock B3's  :cool: 2 of the tyres were bald ( :shocked: :shocked:) so I replaced them with some 205/45/16, I then realised in my hurry to get the old wheels off that I had forgotten that the wheels came with 2 good 205/40/16's on so I now have different profiles front to back  :embarassed: going to get them done ASAP.

These pics were taken this morning just to let you know how far it's coming on (I will get some better ones soon I promise).

                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture323.jpg)

                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture325.jpg)

                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture326.jpg)


Future plans are to get the wheels refurbed (all kerbed at the mo) in a cream colour. Replace the drivers seat as the bolster foam has collapsed (seat isn't torn though) and get the rear arch sorted along with the bonnet resprayed as it is badly stonechipped (hence the bra).

I await your comments and abuse  :laugh: :laugh:

                           :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: dTEA on 25 October 2009, 10:39
no abuse...get it tidied...although aint cream wheels as bad as white :lipsrsealed:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Dan34 on 25 October 2009, 10:57
Nice looking car, looks like you been busy on it! keep it up  :cool:

Dan
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Wayne on 25 October 2009, 12:56
Looks better on those wheels.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 25 October 2009, 15:09
Cheers for the comments guys  :smiley:

no abuse...get it tidied...although aint cream wheels as bad as white :lipsrsealed:  :laugh:

Not sure what you're gettin' at there buddy but I like the idea and it's my car  :tongue:  :laugh:

The wheels that were on when I bought it had to go.........they were letting the car down. Anyone want to buy 'em  :laugh: :laugh:

Not sure what I'll be doing next, only had it a month and I seem to have spent all my spare time on it  :embarassed:

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: dTEA on 25 October 2009, 17:43
Exactly, its your car, so do what you want.  Just never been a fan of white wheels...or black for that matter...high polished or simple silvers always work best imo. 

Car does look tons better without those other wheels they were  :sick: .  I'd say a drop was in order next...tighten up an already good chassis  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 25 October 2009, 17:51
I've already dropped it 40mm, but the fronts only having the 40 profile on make it look a bit high again  :sad:. 45's are the right size for the car and I'll be changing them soon so they will fit the wheel arches better  :smiley:

Not wanting to go too low as the car handles great now and I don't want to ruin the ride  :wink:

Going to go for the cream on the wheels, not a "I've got Bentley rims on" cream but something more traditional  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: dTEA on 27 October 2009, 08:24
I've already dropped it 40mm,
Really?  Maybe its the pics but it looks really high still.  :huh: Look forward to cream n green just to prove me wrong!  Get some more pics up
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 27 October 2009, 17:00
I'll get some better ones done and posted next time I'm out and about with the camera.

It still looks high because of the low profile front tyres  :sad:

Hopefully I'll get a christmas bonus that'll cover the cost of a wheel refurb  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Diamond Hell on 27 October 2009, 17:24
I think it looks a good ride height for good ride/handling compromise.

As well as being lower than stock, are the springs stiffer?  Where was the kit from/made by who/how much?
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 27 October 2009, 17:30
looking stunning mate!
glad its going well for ya!!
and surprsingly i like it being green, not normally a fan of green cars!!
white/cream wheels work on the right cars imo!
keep it up m8!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 27 October 2009, 17:58
I think it looks a good ride height for good ride/handling compromise.

As well as being lower than stock, are the springs stiffer?  Where was the kit from/made by who/how much?

The springs aren't much stiffer DH, a little less body roll but still absorbs the bumps  :cool:

It's a -40mm kit all round made by G-max bought off the bay from a guy breaking his Corrado. He said they had only been on his car 3 months and looking at the condition of the kit I beleive him. Cost less than £100 delivered. I just waited until the right kit came along didn't want to go down the coilover route as I think personally it would ruin the ride.

looking stunning mate!
glad its going well for ya!!
and surprsingly i like it being green, not normally a fan of green cars!!
white/cream wheels work on the right cars imo!
keep it up m8!

Cheers Robz, I wasn't sure of the green at first but the missus had a Dragon green polo a while back and it was a nice colour so with this being very similar I went for it  :smiley: If the wheel colour doesn't work, I'll just re-do them  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 27 October 2009, 18:09
i think they will suit it mate, off the above pic anyway!!
ya gonna do any meets next year??
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 27 October 2009, 18:15
Will be doing some next year, going to make sure I have the car done before the summer this year  :laugh: :laugh:

Going to get a few ignition components changed this weekend, had a little hiccup in it on Sunday ( :sad:) but no major drama.

Leads, plugs, dizzy cap & rotor arm to be changed and hunt around for a coil to go on it.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Horney on 27 October 2009, 18:41
Looks well good mate!

Coils are biatch to find and are muchos $$ from VW. What's the issue? I had to replace the dizzy on mine as the hall sender had started to fail.

Nick
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 27 October 2009, 18:47
Not really a big issue with it Nick,

Just died on me when out in it the other day and wouldn't start again for about 30 seconds. When it did start again it ran fine and has been fine since  :huh:  :undecided:

Conker suggested the fuel relay which I have a spare of in the shed that I'll replace. The ignition parts I'm changing are to just give me piece of mind that they are all done. The last service in the book was about 8000 miles ago.

Thanks for the comments, need to get some better pics to post to show the car off, but sadly haven't got the talent you posses with the camera  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 October 2009, 19:27
Forgot to mention earlier that I had made a little sub housing for the boot, just to improve the sounds a little. 2 minute job to take out if I need to use all the boot space.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture328.jpg)

You will notice the 6x9's in the parcel shelf  :angry: so while I was making the sub enclosure, I put some new infinity speakers in it and then covered the parcel shelf with some spare acoustic carpet to hide them  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture330.jpg)

Today I received delivery of these items to put on. Just got to wait for the rotor arm and I'll get them on this weekend.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture331.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 29 October 2009, 07:48
Decided to get a couple of pictures this morning at work so I had a bit more room to take them rather than on me drive.

             (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture332.jpg)

             (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture334.jpg)

And in this one you can see the suspension drop a bit better (and the fcuk up with the tyres  :embarassed:)

             (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture335.jpg)

I have yet to find an angle of this car that I don't like  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: dTEA on 29 October 2009, 19:00
new pics are good mate...Seeing it with this lighting can see why you wanted to go cream with the wheels.  looks tidy enough with the drop as well.  Still very usable i bet
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 29 October 2009, 19:22
Certainly is Mate,

Me and the missus have just been out and done the big shop in it and no rubbing issues at all  :laugh: :laugh:

I think I have a buyer for the old wheels so I might be able to get the wheel refurb done sooner as well  :smug:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Diamond Hell on 29 October 2009, 23:12
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture335.jpg)

Drag racer styling FTW.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 30 October 2009, 06:07
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

It's the only way to roll  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 08 December 2009, 14:20
Right,

Little update........

I did take some pics of this but for some reason the camera is playing up so they'll have to come later  :angry:

Been to the garage today and had it up on the ramps for the following:

New front discs & pads

Replace the aged stainless exhaust with a full Milltek  :cool:, found out that the old exhaust was Powerflow up to the back box which is Magnex. The powerflow part was goosed but the Magnex back box is still in good useable condition so that will be cleaned up and put up for sale  :cool:

Fiddle about with the central locking on the boot  :angry:

That's it for now, the new fog lights haven't arrived yet so that will be for another day :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 08 December 2009, 14:52
cool!!
look forward to the pics!
loud or just a rumble??
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 08 December 2009, 15:12
Actually it's quieter than the old exhaust which I'm pleased about Mate (does pop a little though on the overrun though  :wink:)  :smiley:

F**k knows what's wrong with the camera  :angry:, me and technology don't get on at all  :sad:

Pity the fogs hadn't arrived while I had a nice dry garage to work in  :sad:

Still, it's two more ticks on the list today  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 15 December 2009, 08:02
Well, I only managed to retrieve 2 pictures from the camera :angry: :angry:

First one explains the reason why the exhaust was knackered  :laugh: :laugh:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture005-2.jpg)

And the second shows where it had started to go  :sad:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture004-1.jpg)

Unfortunately, the pictures I took of the discs are not on the camera but they would have shown the 3mm lip around the edge  :shocked:..........completely goosed

The tip of the Milltek stick out a little further than the Magnex did, but as the two exhausts wouldn't mate up then the milltek stays and the Magnex has been sold on  :sad:

Andy
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 24 December 2009, 12:41
Right,

Got a nice Christmas bonus from work and I'm going to have the wheels refurbed after christmas in a cream colour  :smiley: so I went on the bay and bought some scalpels and some cream colour 7yr outdoor vinyl  :wink:

My 16v grill badge went from this:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture358.jpg)



to this:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture359.jpg)


I have to finish the trimming to get it looking a little neater and then move on to the rear badge when the weather warms a little  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 24 December 2009, 13:00
can't see the pics on me phone but sounds good!
have a good Xmas m8 :D
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 24 December 2009, 13:22
Cheers Mate,

You too  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 26 December 2009, 12:30
Right, the boxing day boredom has set in so I thought I would put one of my presents in the car  :wink:

Took this knackered old thing out (sorry for the crap picture  :sad:)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture361.jpg)


And put this in  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture364.jpg)

It was nice to find that the person who put the previous stereo in only had a kitchen knife and a selection of hammers for the installation  :angry: Managed to sort it but was a hassle.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 26 December 2009, 15:20
As I was still bored, I replaced this cracked fog.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture366.jpg)

For this new one purchased from the Corrado forum  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture367.jpg)


Then I put back on the newly re-coloured 16v grill badge  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture368.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: kells on 27 December 2009, 22:00
badge looks miles better :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 27 December 2009, 22:03
Cheers Buddy,

I've done the back one as well today (fookin' freezing) and I must say it looks a lot better, especially when the wheels have been done  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: kells on 27 December 2009, 22:05
yeah the front one rally sets it off nicely
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 01:24
lookin good m8 i think the cream wheels will look nice

i picked one up today h plate in red 1.8 16v only driven it a couple of times today and gota say im feeling it  :smiley:

feels a bit like my old audi coupe only trouble im finding is i keep banging my head gettin in it  :embarassed:

always liked the raddos but the mrs has not sonever bother gettin one but it came up cheap so couldnt refuse will get a couple of pics up later

when do u reckon ul have ur wheels done m8
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 28 December 2009, 07:05
good work andy!
looking good!
leeroy - you will see the light!
such nice cars!!!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 08:12
lookin good m8 i think the cream wheels will look nice

i picked one up today h plate in red 1.8 16v only driven it a couple of times today and gota say im feeling it  :smiley:

feels a bit like my old audi coupe only trouble im finding is i keep banging my head gettin in it  :embarassed:

always liked the raddos but the mrs has not sonever bother gettin one but it came up cheap so couldnt refuse will get a couple of pics up later

when do u reckon ul have ur wheels done m8

Cheers Mate,
The wheels will be done in January. I spoke to a guy from premier wheels near to me and over the phone has quoted me £70 per wheel for the refurb and colour. I think any more than that and I'd have to consider some new wheels  :embarassed:

HA!! I know what you mean about banging your head, I aint the tallest guy in the world but I do the same thing  :laugh: and now that it's lower I sometimes end up rolling out of it  :embarassed: .

Have you still got those white wheels with the polished lip on them ??? they would look well on the Raddo  :wink:

good work andy!
looking good!
leeroy - you will see the light!
such nice cars!!!

Just got a few niggly bits still to do Mate, got to take the rear drivers side card out today and give the window module a good going over as it can be tempremental sometimes but that's why I bought it, It's a project for me and I'll get there in the end. I'm getting a new drivers seat and brake master cylinder delivered soon so yet more ticks on the list  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 10:10
yup nice big bruise on the side of my head mine 40mm lowered to  :grin: :grin:

them wheels i sold some guy and then the following day was on ebay and made double what i sold them for  :rolleyes:
i do have a set off bbs rx2 well thats what i thought they were but they have quite a lip on then was thinking polishing them with white centres for the golf but dunno now lol

any how i quite the wheels that came with the raddo heres a pic
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/bootboy1/IMG_2487.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/bootboy1/IMG_2488.jpg
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 11:22
Car looks nice Buddy  :cool:

Those wheels look very similar to the Brocks on mine  :undecided: they really suit it  :smiley:

Looks like it doesn't need much work doing to it. Are you obsessed with the spoiler yet?  :grin: :grin:

Just been out to mine this morning and it's that cold that it's drained the battery  :angry: so it's now on charge so I can get out and about  :angry:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 28 December 2009, 12:34
nice corrado's!

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 12:47
Cheers  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 12:53
Car looks nice Buddy  :cool:

Those wheels look very similar to the Brocks on mine  :undecided: they really suit it  :smiley:

Looks like it doesn't need much work doing to it. Are you obsessed with the spoiler yet?  :grin: :grin:

Just been out to mine this morning and it's that cold that it's drained the battery  :angry: so it's now on charge so I can get out and about  :angry:

apperntly there 8X15 inch Keskin KT3's they have got keskin on them but who knows lol

the spoiler is very good i like lol trouble is i keep having to give it some to get it to go up  :grin: :grin:

doesnt look as clean as that close up trust me lol but it has just had pretty much a full engine rebuild ported and polished head ect altho does have a pinking problem under full load at 4000 rpm and above so need to investigate that one

i am thinking polishing the lip on these rims and white or black centre lol

i got same problem on my golf m8 the battery is cack  :angry:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 28 December 2009, 12:57
how are your handbrakes? my corrado has been dragging its arse around in this weather till its warmed up   :laugh:

the heater fan stopped working yesterday as well  :rolleyes:

you want a g60 spoiler, it goes up at 45  :tongue:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 13:03
Have you still got that 9a 16v motor or has it been sold?? could you not put that in for now??

Yeah, the battery has never been good on this but haven't got round to changing it yet  :embarassed: Going to get a new one soon as  :wink:

how are your handbrakes? my corrado has been dragging its arse around in this weather till its warmed up   :laugh:

the heater fan stopped working yesterday as well  :rolleyes:

you want a g60 spoiler, it goes up at 45  :tongue:

Handbrake hardly works anyway  :laugh: :laugh: needs adjusting badly but going to do that when the new rear disks are on. But it has been a bit of a problem but not as bad a sthe GF's Polo GTi  :sad:.

Heater doesnt work on one of the settings but when I had the stereo out the other day I noticed one of the cables was not connected so that's another job  :laugh:

They go up at 45?? mine doesn't activate 'till 55mph  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 13:17
was thinking about the 9a as its coming outa the golf

my spoiler goes up at 45 to  :huh:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 15:09
 :angry: Bugger, just mine then at 55mph  :angry:

Why not put the 9a in for now while you sort the original one  :wink:

Just taken a quick picture of the rear 16v badge now it's done. just wsahed it again as the roads have so much salt on at the minute  :angry: and I'm going to go out and towel dry it before it hard freezes  :shocked:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture002.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 28 December 2009, 15:24
looks so cool!!
wish i had one again!!
same kinda exhaust i had on it!!
we'll have to meet up at some point m8, so i can have a proper perv!
i washed mine and it needs washing again after a day and half :(
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 15:32
16v badge looks good i like that

i dunno what can be up with the engine thats in it sounds very nice runs very nice no smoke/rattles ecu just the pinkin at 4000 rpm
has had new rings rehoned complete head rebuild wierd a

what else is on ur list other than ur wheels m8
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 28 December 2009, 15:37
leeroy... yours is how mine should have been!
stunnig... keep up the good work!
so jealous!!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 15:44
robz ....... trouble is i dunno wether to keep it or my golf lol  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 28 December 2009, 15:49
rado m8, rado,
not enough around, lol
or give it to me :D
i would rip your hand off for it if i was in the market!
i mean your golf looks good.... but who cares when your spoiler goes up on its own, lol!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 15:50
rado m8, rado,
not enough around, lol
or give it to me :D
i would rip your hand off for it if i was in the market!
i mean your golf looks good.... but who cares when your spoiler goes up on its own, lol!

lmao any how best stop spaming andys thread (sorry)

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 17:08
looks so cool!!
wish i had one again!!
same kinda exhaust i had on it!!
we'll have to meet up at some point m8, so i can have a proper perv!
i washed mine and it needs washing again after a day and half :(
Get one bought Robz, you know it makes sense  :laugh:

Joined up with Peakvag the other day so I'm sure I'll be along to the next "beer at the deer" meet  :wink:

16v badge looks good i like that

i dunno what can be up with the engine thats in it sounds very nice runs very nice no smoke/rattles ecu just the pinkin at 4000 rpm
has had new rings rehoned complete head rebuild wierd a

what else is on ur list other than ur wheels m8
Well Mate, other than the wheels (and putting the correct profile tyres on the front  :embarassed:) I have to replace the drivers seat as the bolster foam has collapsed, replace the brake master cylinder so th brakes are a little sharper, new door handle on the passenger side as the current one has broken in the recent freeze  :angry:, also got to get a new electric window module to fit and new parcel shelf supports to go in as mine are broken  :sad: . Fortunately, a guy from Manchester has all these parts and is bringing them over in the next few days  :laugh: :grin: :laugh: so there will be a few more pictures up soon  :wink: Priority at the moment is to get the car up to scratch before I go mad with anything else. Then I'll know which direction to go in  :wink:

robz ....... trouble is i dunno wether to keep it or my golf lol  :rolleyes:


Keep them both Mate  :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 17:57
i would keep em both but my drive looks like this at the mo
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p319/leeroy8v/P091228_135542.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p319/leeroy8v/P091228_135600.jpg)

bit full  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 18:34
Wish mine looked like that  :embarassed:

Forgot to mention earlier that I also have a badgeless grill ready to go on when the mood suits me and I replaced the Sony amp in the boot for an Alpine amp.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 18:44
think the bagde less grills do look good on the raddo  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 18:57
Me too,
Bought it off a chap on the Corrado forum and he said it was painted Classic Green but when it arrived it looks darker like Dragon Green :undecided:.

Not sure whether to paint it satin black or colour code it as it's already smoothed ready for paint. Going to buy some headlight protectors and an uprated headlight loom off there as well as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 20:35
do the headlight looms make much dofference on the corrado as the lights are a lot brighter than golf lol
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 28 December 2009, 20:41
Apparently they do but not seen any as a comparison so I can't really confirm that  :sad:

Going to find out if I need a 2 or 3 relay loom and get one ordered ASAP cos I'm fed up of getting blinded by oncoming traffic  :angry:

Yours may have already had one put in  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 28 December 2009, 20:50
might be worth a look tbh i bought it yesterday and only had a quick looky under bonnet the more i drive it tho the more im liking it also sounds really nice

i think it leaning out at top end thats why its pinking just need to find some were they can set it up
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 29 December 2009, 08:12
I know what you mean Mate,

When I first got in mine, the driving position felt really strange, especially with the low roof  :laugh: but after a very short time it felt really good.

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 01 January 2010, 09:51
the driving position is awesome. i like the way your arm rests on the handbrake when changing gear, makes it feel like a sportscar  :cool:

im glad i have the early interior tbh, its more mk2 whereas the late interior is more mk3  :grin: plus you dont get the hump on the back seats with the late interior. i can tell the 5th person to f**k off and walk lol
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 01 January 2010, 10:50
the driving position is awesome. i like the way your arm rests on the handbrake when changing gear, makes it feel like a sportscar  :cool:

im glad i have the early interior tbh, its more mk2 whereas the late interior is more mk3  :grin: plus you dont get the hump on the back seats with the late interior. i can tell the 5th person to f**k off and walk lol

I think the earlier interior rear bench looks a lot better than mine  :embarassed:. I know what you mean about the "sportscar" feel  :cool:

I also found that you have to keep an eye on the speedo as the speed creeps up without you noticing  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 02 January 2010, 17:25
Today I received this..........

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture369.jpg)

along with some other much needed parts  :cool: (because the snow was so bad, the guy had to leave his motor on the main road and walk up with it on his head  :laugh:)

Got to get it cleaned up and put it in as soon as I can find the car under the snow again  :angry:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 02 January 2010, 23:02
oh  wish we had snow  :cry:

gettng there m8
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 15 January 2010, 14:22
Well, today is a good day.

After doing a pre MOT check it was found that the lambda sensor was buggered  :angry: so a new one was sourced and put in. Then there was a problem  :sad: it seems as though the same guy who fitted the previous head unit had also fitted a lambda sensor  :angry:

Big big thanks to rubjonny for his help with the wiring diagrams and all is well again. Also turned out that the car was running really rich when idling so some lumpiness has gone. This now means that the fueling is sorted with the Corrado and will be (hopefully) a little easier on the fuel  :laugh:

Now it has another 13 months MOT on it and I suppose I'll have to tax it as well now  :angry:

Going to pop into work in the morning to get the car inside and sort the broken passenger door handle and the faulty drivers window  :angry:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 15 January 2010, 22:28
good news m8 i knew i forgot i got to sort something out passenger door handle out to the mrs broke it the other day there a guy on the corrado forum selling them 15 quid a side for the repair kit goin to order one tom

would u know if my raddo has a lamba/cat on it thought it was to old
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 16 January 2010, 07:23
IIRC Mate,

The cat/lambda sensor were only introduced in 1992 so I would say you're in the clear with this  :wink:

The guy I bought the passenger handle off was from the Corrado forum and he has the early handle as well because he brought both types with him when he delivered the seat etc. Goes by the name of raddo-tom.

Can't remember how much it was though now  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 16 January 2010, 10:19
This Morning I have fitted this........

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture376.jpg)


So that the headlights do this.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture377.jpg)

 :smiley:

I also replaced the broken passenger door handle but pointless taking pics of that really.

The drivers side electric window still has me beaten.........but not for long  :evil:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 16 January 2010, 10:30
wow! a slight upgrade from the standard fitment candle power  :grin:


Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 16 January 2010, 12:29
Yeah, I know.

Can't wait for tonight to give them a go. I forgot to do a before shot to show the comparison  :embarassed:

Got the loom off the Corrado forum, not the cheapest of things but I think it'll be worth it in the long run  :wink:

I also popped a new battery on as well so the charger and extension lead can be put away again for the time being  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 16 January 2010, 15:51
looking good fella let us know how the lights are deffo look brighter tho ifi keep the raddo i will deffo be doin this
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 16 January 2010, 19:34
looking good buddy!
getting on top of all the various things now aren't ya!
what else ya got plannned for it??
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 16 January 2010, 19:45
Still got to get the drivers electric window sorted Robz,

Get me arse into gear and get the replacement drivers seat cleaned and put in.

Get me wheels refurbed in the cream colour to match the badges I've done and that's about it for this year as there will be lots of things crop up during the summer no doubt  :wink:

I have some headlight protectors ordered from a guy on the Corrado forum cos the headlights are so expensive to replace that I'd rather spent £30 on them than £100 on a new headlight.

Oh, and paint up the badgeless grill and put that on when the mood suits me  :smug:


I've just been into Buxton to drop some people off and for anyone who has experience of the crap Corrado headlight power........get an uprated headlight loom  :laugh: :laugh: it's like fecking daylight now!!!

Next time I'm out at night I'll take some pics to show.......the difference is incredible, 1000% better  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 16 January 2010, 19:49
yeah, they are awful!!
its like closing your eyes every time a car goes past you aint it!
saying that the golf aint that much better..
is it a big job doing the uprated loom???
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 16 January 2010, 19:55
those headlight protectors sound interesting, can you get a pic up when you get them?
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 16 January 2010, 19:56
The loom cost me £50 posted Mate :shocked: :shocked:

But it came with instructions and I got it fitted in around 15mins  :laugh: and by the way it was tonight, worth every penny  :wink:

The car is running so much better now the lambda sensor has been done as well, just seems more responsive :smiley:

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 16 January 2010, 19:59
those headlight protectors sound interesting, can you get a pic up when you get them?

Will do Mate,

Not sure if he's doing them from the forum any more but he does sell them from time to time on ebay  :wink:. Apparently, you can't tell they are on when fitted but cannot use them if you have a headlight brow on.

He does them in clear, tinted and Yellow.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: VeeDubGTI16v on 16 January 2010, 20:00
sounds good, the price of new headlights is stupid!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 16 January 2010, 20:04
Yeah, bl00dy frightening  :shocked: :shocked:

I'll get some pics up when they're here and on  :wink:

I'll also have to show you the lights with the new loom in, it really is incredible  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 16 January 2010, 20:05
lol,
bit steep but for the time and effort certainly sounds worth it!
the headlight covers are defo worth it... so expensive if ya smash em!!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Diamond Hell on 17 January 2010, 19:38
I'll also have to show you the lights with the new loom in, it really is incredible  :grin:

So you didn't think 'I think I'll get some illegal HID units' to upgrade your headlights, you bought an upgrade loom and stayed completely legal?

You must be not retarded or something......
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: JC on 17 January 2010, 19:39
I'll also have to show you the lights with the new loom in, it really is incredible  :grin:

So you didn't think 'I think I'll get some illegal HID units' to upgrade your headlights, you bought an upgrade loom and stayed completely legal?

You must be not retarded or something......


DH approved  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Diamond Hell on 17 January 2010, 19:41
DH approved

I was tempted to....... but thought better of it.  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 17 January 2010, 19:42
I'll also have to show you the lights with the new loom in, it really is incredible  :grin:

So you didn't think 'I think I'll get some illegal HID units' to upgrade your headlights, you bought an upgrade loom and stayed completely legal?

You must be not retarded or something......

 :embarassed: :embarassed: Sorry DH, I'll try better next time.......... :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: JC on 17 January 2010, 19:48
DH approved

I was tempted to....... but thought better of it.  :grin:

 :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Conker on 19 January 2010, 21:42
So that the headlights do this.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture377.jpg)




For mine, I also invested in a set of Phillips Xtreme bulbs and it made as much difference again. Not cheap at £20 a set, but they are still 55w and completely legal, they just burn brighter (probably at the expense of life expectancy).

Totally recommended.

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 20 January 2010, 07:07
Cheers for the recommendation Conker, I take it you have the uprated loom as well??
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Conker on 20 January 2010, 14:28
Cheers for the recommendation Conker, I take it you have the uprated loom as well??

Yep.

Alhough its been done some time ago, so the wiring/relays are getting a but crusty. Its nearly time for a refresh.


How are your wipers?   Have you sorted the other "Corrado Chestnut" out yet?

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 20 January 2010, 15:30
Yeah,

Sorted the wipers out more or less straight away, bought a complete new mechanism and they were still not contacting with the windscreen properly so I stripped the mechanism and shimmed it up to remove any play and added some aero wipers and *touches some wood* they work fine now  :laugh:

Just this drivers window now  :angry: ran the meter on the connections an I have power to the motor when I press the switch so everything is working now except for the motor so I'll have to source one  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 23 January 2010, 14:49
Just got back from a morning in  Chesterfield and thought I'd just take a couple of shots after I'd washed the salt and crud off  :angry:

                                       (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture380.jpg)

                                                 (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture381.jpg)

                                  (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture382.jpg)

                                  (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture383.jpg)

As you can see, not much has happened on the cosmetic front. However a lot of time and money is going into getting this thing in top working condition  (with regular polishing thrown in for good measure  :wink:)

Getting me arse in gear and tackling the replacement drivers seat this coming Friday. Cleaned, dried and put in  :smiley:.

Hopefully the car will look loads better when the wheels have had their refurb as well  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 24 January 2010, 12:24
Oh, and a shot from the other night showing the uprated headlight loom at work  :smiley:

Crap, blurry picture but you get the idea.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture378.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 24 January 2010, 12:28
looking good there m8!
are ya gonna be lowering it, cant remember lol
certainly got a nice n there!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 24 January 2010, 12:36
It's aleady down 40mm Mate  :wink:

Gonna scuff these tyres off that I have on the front that are the wrong profile until refurb time (should be booking in this week if the price is right). Problem is I have found some other wheels on the bay that have caught my eye so I'll wait 'till they end before I go for the refurb on these  :wink:

Not going to go lower with this with the roads being so bad around here  :angry:

EDIT: also just got a window motor coming from Shaung60 off the Corrado forum so should be a busy weekend with the seat and all  :laugh:

PS. Anyone removed a seat out of a Corrado, never done one mesen so some pointers would be nice  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 25 January 2010, 18:02
that loom looks like it works well m8 im impressed

as for the seat surley there the same as a mk2 golf 10mm bolt and allen key at front undo that lift handle slide out backwards mayby lol

got a question for u have u done the door handle yet m8 if so how do u get them off sopose got to take door card of unlike the golf lol

urs looks lower than mine mines ment to be 40mm to but the back sits quite high what size rims u on m8
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: DrewGTI on 25 January 2010, 20:39
looking tidy mate!  :cool: but you cant park straight on your drive   :tongue: :smiley:


you going to ultimate dubs mate?
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 26 January 2010, 12:57
that loom looks like it works well m8 im impressed

as for the seat surley there the same as a mk2 golf 10mm bolt and allen key at front undo that lift handle slide out backwards mayby lol

got a question for u have u done the door handle yet m8 if so how do u get them off sopose got to take door card of unlike the golf lol

urs looks lower than mine mines ment to be 40mm to but the back sits quite high what size rims u on m8


Hi Mate, yeah, the loom is much better  :smiley:

Cheers for the heads up on the seat  :wink: I'll give that a go when the seat is dry. The door handle was OK. Take the door card off, undo the screw above the door catch, disconnect the block connector inside the door near the window motor and then pull the handle out of the door  :wink:. Might need a bit of persueding out as the seal sticks to the door a little. Oh, and it comes out lock end first  :wink:

My rims are 16's Mate.

looking tidy mate!  :cool: but you cant park straight on your drive   :tongue: :smiley:


you going to ultimate dubs mate?

Cheeky  :tongue:

Thinking about this one mate for sure, probably the Sunday  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: DrewGTI on 26 January 2010, 18:27
 :wink:

looking good tho mate!


yeah, i'm heading up the sunday for sure. . been itching to get to a show since last september!

see what goodies and be found too! (wheels)  :cool:



got many other plans or is it still just keeping on top of things that need doing?
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 26 January 2010, 18:33
Gonna get these wheels refurbed Mate first (unless those others don't go much higher that I'm watching on the bay  :wink:)

After that Mate it will be a case of enjoying the thing throughout the summer with minimal tinkering  :lipsrsealed:

Goodies found there are going to cause further modifications but that is a risk I'm willing to take  :laugh:

What size wheels are you looking at??
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 29 January 2010, 15:48
Well, after some valuable advice from Guy & Dubplate Dan regarding cleaning the replacement drivers seat I ended up searching round places like HSS and the like to hire a wet & dry vac and I was looking at around £30 for a days hire  :sad:

So I decided to look up local valeters to see what sort of price I was looking at for a loose seat to be cleaned. Got a price that was a lot less than the hire cost of the vac and my drivers seat went from this  :sad:................

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture384.jpg)
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture385.jpg)

To this  :smiley:.............

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture386.jpg)
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture387.jpg)

Amazing what a tenner can get you these days  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

The seat will reside by the radiator tonight/tomorrow morning until dry and then it will be fitting time  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 29 January 2010, 20:20
not bad at all m8 looks sweet cnat beat that for a tenner and bolster looks like its in good nick to  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 29 January 2010, 20:28
Yeah, the bolster is tons better than the current one Mate. This one also has the tilt lever and surround on it as well  :smiley:

I'll take some pics of the old seat in tomorrow before I take it out so you can see the difference.

The price was good as well, only took the guy 15mins and he also got a brew out of it as well  :laugh:. just goes to show that it sometimes isn't worth trying yourself, get one of the guys on here (if they live close enough to you  :embarassed:) to give you a price. You could be pleasantly surprised  :cool:. By this guy doing it I have saved the price of the vac hire, brush and solution  :cool:

Window motor hasn't turned up today so I guess that will arrive on Monday but to be honest, I'm not looking forward to doing it  :sad: looks a bit fiddly.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 29 January 2010, 21:24
window motor cant be that hard can it ? lol typical i done my passenger side handle wednesday night all good i thought wasnt to bad to do then the head gasket goes  :cry: mayby should had left it alone  :laugh: :laugh:

well ul be pleased to know il prob fix engine but still break the raddo but have my eye on a vr6 the purpley colour one pretty cheap to but for now i will tax the twin 40s lol  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 29 January 2010, 21:32
That's bad news Mate  :cry: Shame to lose another Corrado.

Those Blackberry corrado's are a really nice colour  :cool: and the VR6 noise  :cool: :cool:. Would have gone for one mesen if I wasn't such a tight arse and refuse to give Mr. Brown all me hard earned in fuel tax  :laugh:


At least you're keeping one of those nice motors you have Mate, I really like that black motor of yours  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 29 January 2010, 21:37
well black one still up for sale so not keeping that

the red raddo is nice but pics do do it justice lol

as for the vr6 i love the noise but will mainly be used as a weekend car i need a van to get dogs in ect lol

urs is getting there nicly m8 fingers crossed ul get there soon lol its a never ending battle the older cars
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 29 January 2010, 21:44
It is Mate thanks, but that, to me is the whole point of having one  :smiley:

Every week, probably nothing to anyone else, I find something that I need to do to it. Sometimes it pi$$es me off but I leave it for a while, go back a while later and sort it. At that point all is well again  :laugh: :laugh:

Get yersen the VR6 and stick a LPG conversion in it and happy days  :cool: :laugh: :laugh:

Still not sorted the feckin' wheel refurb  :angry: :angry: :embarassed:



Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 30 January 2010, 10:21
Well, this morning has seen the new drivers seat in it  :cool:

I took this one out.........

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture388.jpg)
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture389.jpg)

And put this one in........

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture390.jpg)
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture392.jpg)


Anyone want a free Corrado drivers seat, good condition apart from needing new foam in it  :laugh: :laugh:

OK, I'll wait for the skip man next week  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: leeroy20vt on 30 January 2010, 17:53
looking better dude  :cool:

bet it more comfortable now
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 30 January 2010, 18:00
Like you're sat in a different motor Mate  :cool:

As usual, the Corrado gremlins struck again :angry:.....it seems that every time I sort summat, another thing rears it's ugly head  :angry:.

This time it was a fuse holder in the alarm system wiring that had decided to break internally and fugged up the central locking. Just a 5 minute fix but about an hour finding the fecker  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Diamond Hell on 31 January 2010, 09:36
Anyone want a free Corrado drivers seat, good condition apart from needing new foam in it

In all seriousness I'd be confident someone will buy that.

Corrado seats are the lowest of the low, so it may be someone will re-trim it and give it a whole 'nother life.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 31 January 2010, 14:27
Anyone want a free Corrado drivers seat, good condition apart from needing new foam in it

In all seriousness I'd be confident someone will buy that.

Corrado seats are the lowest of the low, so it may be someone will re-trim it and give it a whole 'nother life.

Cheers for the heads up on that DH  :smiley:

I'll do some investigating, there is nothing wrong with the structure at all, just needs some new foam in it. Maybe someone off the C forum will take it.
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 05 February 2010, 17:19
Quick update,

I have got mesen into gear and have booked the car to go in on Monday afternoon and then pick it up Thursday night with a full set of refurbed wheels in a cream colour to match the badges done :laugh: :laugh:

On the negative side, the new front tyres will have to now wait until next month  :embarassed:. Ah well, another months drag racing stylee won't hurt  :grin:. Also had the door card off today and looked at replacing the window motor mechanism................I've booked it into my brothers garage for a cash job  :embarassed:

Pics will follow once the car is back and cleaned  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 09 February 2010, 22:05
thursday is taking a long time to come round, lol :D
looking good fella!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 10 February 2010, 08:06
Tell me about it  :angry: :angry: :laugh:

I pick it up Thursday evening after work so by my reckoning, Thursday will be the longest day at work this year so far  :laugh:

Also got the headlight protectors at long last yesterday, one clear set for day to day use and a tinted set for the summer  :cool:

Will get some pics together this weekend of all the bits together  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: robz on 10 February 2010, 08:53
lol,
i know the feeling on that one,
remember when i put my mini in for new suspension and wheel spacers, the longest 3 days of my life :D

look foward to seeing the pics!
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: Andy-H on 10 February 2010, 11:29
Well, just had a call from the wheel refurb place................







The car is ready now for collection, all done  :cool: :cool: mega fast turn around  :laugh: the wheels were a right state when I dropped it off on Monday night  :laugh:.



Downside is I can't get back there until Thursday night so the time slow down has already begun  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's Classic Green Corrado 16v
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 February 2010, 12:24
ahh i no what you mean, i thought i was going to get my car back last night, but turns out hadnt even collected it when i talked to him yesterday! so hopefully today. oh and yes, today is going REALLY slow!
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic)
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 08:19
Just a taster before I can get some better pictures this weekend  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/radowheel.jpg)

Going to sort the centres mesen (green around the outer and either tint the Brock logo or replace with VW centres)

I also couldn't resist the dust caps  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: robz on 12 February 2010, 10:27
sweet m8!!
looking good!!!
they look 2 have had a good job done on them :D
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 10:33
Funny you should say that mate.

After I posted the pic I noticed that one of the spokes wasn't totally covered with the cream so as I looked around them there are thin patches of coating on them so they are back in on Monday to be completely re-done  :sad:

At least they have reacted quickly to the problem and are sorting it straight away...........the joys of a 12 month warranty on the refurb  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 12 February 2010, 10:35
look awesome!!! :afro:

and just read your reply, ahh that sucks. at least they going to get sorted.
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 10:42
Yeah, shame about the finish Mate but the colour is spot on  :smiley: really goes well against the Green.

They were really apologetic but it's going to be sorted and that's the main thing.
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: robz on 12 February 2010, 10:58
bugger m8,
shame really, like ya say, at least they are sorting it,
another day without it then... ?
thats the bit that sucks really, lol
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 11:04
Yeah, it is Mate.

At least I'll keep the car with me......................on axle stands..............................at work...............................all day  :laugh:

Well chuffed with the look now though  :grin:

Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: robz on 12 February 2010, 11:16
lol,
i used to get told off for parking my car where i could see it at work -
do dome work and stop perving at your car and planning things, lol
they gonna do it in a day?
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 12:38
They say it will be done  :undecided:

Better be, can't leave me car inside the factory all night  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Jimp on 12 February 2010, 13:13
The cream wheels look crazy good  :cool: What colour is your interior? Cream leather looks awesome on green rados but with the cream wheels too it would look insane  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 13:18
Cheers Mate,

Unfortunately the interior is just grey cloth  :sad:. There was a full cream leather Corrado interior on the bay with a starting bid of £780  :shocked: :shocked:

I think the grey cloth will have to stay for a bit  :laugh:

Another quick pic  :wink:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture018-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Jimp on 12 February 2010, 14:06
£780?  :shocked: You could probably get the cloth interior retrimmed in cream leather for less.
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 14:56
My thoughts exactly Mate  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: leeroy20vt on 12 February 2010, 17:06
looks very  :cool: :cool: m8 white/cream are th eway of the future lmao

i know some 1 that has a cream rocco interior was only after about £300 i think got vw embossed in head rest and corrado in centre rest on back seat will find out for ya if ur intrested m8
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 12 February 2010, 18:38
Cheers mate,

Thanks for the offer on the rocco interior but I've kinda blown the budget for the next couple of months  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: robz on 12 February 2010, 21:45
loooks good that m8...

the gf just said she saw it the other day and looks realy nice on the skin!!
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 13 February 2010, 13:53
Cheers Robz  :wink: good job it hasn't been seen today  :sad: :sad: it was white from the windows down  :angry:

Decided that I was going to get the front tyres changed because they were starting to get on my nerves  :angry:.Took it up to Buxton, got the tyres changed and the car feels better already :smiley: . Don't know why but it just seems to steer better. Felt really good having something go right after the disaster with the refurb  :sad:

The wheels are going back for a complete rework on Monday so I will sort proper pictures out possibly next weekend  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Horney on 13 February 2010, 13:59
TBH I thought the cream wheels would look sh!t but they actually look really good. A doff my cap to you sir.

nick
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 13 February 2010, 15:48
Cheers Nick......to be honest, when I went to pick the car up when the wheels were done I was sh!tting mesen  :laugh: but I think it really goes well with the Green

I decided this afternoon that I was going to sort the centres out as they were still the original grey  :sad:

So after a bit of Green paint and some VW resin covered centre stickers. Better than before  :smiley:. Going to get some new Wheel studs for it and paint the fake studs.

                                    (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/13022010002.jpg)

And this is how it is currently standing on the drive. The better pics will come next weekend. Possibly popping over to Dubfreeze so a good place for some pics  :smiley:

                                   (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/13022010001.jpg)

Thinking of possibly painting the VW badges to match the other cream bits  :undecided:

Comments welcome  :smiley:.
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: LazyLunatic on 14 February 2010, 11:17
paint the badges :afro: looks really good mate, top stuff!
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Jimp on 14 February 2010, 16:07
Seriously love those wheels  :cool:
I had cream badges on my old green Vento and was going to do the steelies cream before I sold the whole lot on. No pictures I'm afraid but it did look sweet with the dragon green paint  :cool:
On a slightly related note there's a united grey mk5 GTI over here with cream brake calipers, cream leather interior and cream GTI lipstick but he painted his badges black and it works really well. Black badges made the few cream bits stand out a lot more. Could be worth a shot!  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 14 February 2010, 16:37
Hmmmmmm..................black badges, never thought of that  :cool:

I think I need to get hold of some old badges as these on it are in near perfect condition and I don't want to ruin them  :sad:

Cheers for the comments, I'm definitely going to lose the chrome badges and replace with colour  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Wayne on 15 February 2010, 12:29
Wheels look spot on :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 15 February 2010, 18:07
Cheers Mate  :smiley:

Well, the wheels were taken this morning at 7.20 and returned to me and fitted back on the car by 4.30pm  :cool:

Much better this time  :cool: :cool: you can see how deep the finish looks  :smiley: (you have to ask the question as why it wasn't done like this the first time  :angry:) .

Ordered a replacement rear badge and grill badge and the decision is to be Cream coloured and future plans will be Cream leather interior (I'll keep you posted about the offered one Leeroy  :wink:)
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 20 February 2010, 13:19
Well, had a good session on the car today. First off I painted all the bolt heads on the newly refurbed wheels, only took 20mins per wheel  :laugh:

                             (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/valentinesday009-2.jpg)

Then the Lamin-X film arrived  :cool: As I've bought headlight protectors I thought I'd get something for the fogs and indicators  :smiley:

The front looked like this to begin with......................

                              (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Picture379.jpg)

And now it looks like this.................

                              (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/valentinesday001.jpg)

The fogs are very much now "Chuffesque"  :laugh: :laugh:

I have two sets of protectors for the headlights, clear for normal use and these light smoked ones for days as nice as today  :smiley:

So thats where I'm up to so far..........off to Dubfreeze tomorrow so I guess the wallet will take a battering  :laugh: :laugh:

                              (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/valentinesday005.jpg)

                              (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/valentinesday008.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: kells on 20 February 2010, 18:32
£780?  :shocked: You could probably get the cloth interior retrimmed in cream leather for less.

no chance, not for a decent job anyhow


wheels looking good man, get the thing dropped tho and it would really set it off i think
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 20 February 2010, 18:35
Funny you should say that Mate.

Just been looking at the pictures taken today and although it's down 40mm it looks nose high  :sad:

Pennies are now to be saved and then it'll be coilover time  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (sneaky refurb pic page 12)
Post by: Andy-H on 28 February 2010, 15:46
Bit of a boring update.........

As I mentioned before, replacement badges were purchased for colouring. So off I went yesterday to find some cream paint to match the vinyl and wheel colour. This took me to Halfords  :shocked:, which to my surprise, were very helpful and got me a near as damn it match for the cream.

So after some priming, painting, laquering and then going round with the artist brushes. The badge now has gone from a scruffy old badge to the one on the right.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/valentinesday010-1.jpg)

And this shows the colour match that Halfords managed  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/valentinesday011.jpg)

Not started the rear badge yet but by the end of next week it should be done and on  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Andy-H on 28 February 2010, 18:22
Hmmmmm....................just been offered some FK coilovers.

Anyone got these or know what they're like??
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Matty-MK3 on 28 February 2010, 18:27
FK what?
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Andy-H on 28 February 2010, 18:29
Not sure exactly which type yet. Just wondering in general how they were regarded.....ride quality, build etc.
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Jimp on 28 February 2010, 18:50
I've only heard good things about FKs. I know people with the basic FK kit Like anything the ride is harsh when it's wound down to the last, but the other 99% of the time they are great  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Andy-H on 28 February 2010, 19:03
Cheers for that Jimp  :wink:. I've mailed the guy to let me know which type they are and hopefully some pictures of them.

I suppose as long as they're in good nick and not too old I guess the next thing to do to the C will be get these on to lower the front a bit more  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Jimp on 28 February 2010, 19:09
By the way man, you've inspired me to try painting my wheels cream  :grin: Cream estorils on a red vento, gonna look a bit mad but I think it will be sweet  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Andy-H on 28 February 2010, 19:14
Nice one  :cool:

Go for it mate, I think it'll look good against the dark red of the vento  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Wayne on 28 February 2010, 19:33
Looks good :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: robz on 28 February 2010, 21:59
i like m8,
starting to look the bollox now :D
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Andy-H on 02 March 2010, 17:53
Cheers Wayne & Robz  :smiley:

Got back from work in good time tonight and I've got the rear badge painted so on it went.

Off came this (sorry for the blurry pic  :sad:)

                                              (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/rado001.jpg)

And popped this on  :smiley:

                                              (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/rado003.jpg)

So the rear of the car now looks like this  :smiley:

                                              (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/rado002.jpg)

And a pic of the grill back in place (not a good one as the missus has wedged me in against the fence with her car  :sad:)

                                              (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/rado004.jpg)

Next on the cards in the next two weeks or so........FK coilies  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Jimp on 02 March 2010, 18:34
Much nicer  :cool: Looks awesome  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Wayne on 02 March 2010, 19:17
 :cool: very different :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Andy-H on 02 March 2010, 19:28
Cheers for the comments  :smiley:

Good thing about this is if I decide to change the wheels I can just swap the badges back over, peel the vinyl off the 16v badges and the jobs a good 'un.

Anyone got a spare KR inlet cam?? Thinking about adding a few ponies when I've done with the suspension  :evil:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: robz on 02 March 2010, 20:12
Looking sweet mate, suits it completely
good job pal
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 March 2010, 13:42
I likes this.  :grin: Never been a huge fan of Corrados but something about this draws me to them...maybe it's the colour.... :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's Corrado 16v (getting there)
Post by: robz on 05 March 2010, 14:38
Your learning shady lol
Can't wait to see this in the flesh :)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 06 March 2010, 12:41
Cheers for the comments  :smiley:

Boring update, took it to work this morning to apply some wheel sealant and as usual the heavens opened  :angry:

still, got some quick pics of the car showing the grill bage a little better and my brother's (Sam-Mk3) motor sneaking in on a shot.

                                               (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/rado005.jpg)

                        (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/rado010.jpg)

                        (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/rado011.jpg)

                        (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/rado012.jpg)

                        (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/rado009.jpg)

                        (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/rado013.jpg)

                        (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/rado016.jpg)

                        (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/rado014.jpg)

                       

Next will be the FK coilies and perhaps some wheel spacers  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: robz on 06 March 2010, 15:05
Sweet that mate, I like the rear lights, have you tinted them?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 06 March 2010, 17:04
I did Mate, three coats of the tinting spray just to reduce the orange of the lights  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: robz on 06 March 2010, 19:36
Lol, done the same as me then :)
I like the look of them, suits the rear loads,
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 06 March 2010, 19:41
Cheers :afro:

Toying with the idea of doing the lower half as well  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 06 March 2010, 19:51
Keep the lower half red, like mine :)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Rhyso on 06 March 2010, 21:45
looking good

really like the choice of cream  :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 07 March 2010, 06:41
Cheers Rhyso,

It was a bit of a risk to be honest, really wasn't sure it would work but quite pleased with how it turned out............................phew  :grin:


Shady, probs will leave them how they are for the mo. Don't want to keep disturbing the seals on them.

Besides, there's lots of shows coming up and that's just going to fill me noggin' with loads of daft ideas for things to do  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: DrewGTI on 07 March 2010, 08:43
Looking very nice mate! Just the little things are
setting it off great!

Looks sweet!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 07 March 2010, 16:14
Cheers Drew  :smiley:

Good thing about the badges etc. is that they cost next to nothing to do so at least if it doesn't suit.............off it comes  :grin:

Just the wheels that were the big risk  :sad:

Had a little road trip out today to York and I think my front nearside wheel bearing is on it's way out  :angry:. If it's not one thing, it's another.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Chris-White on 08 March 2010, 18:07
If it's not one thing, it's another.

Thats how we roll in the corrado world  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 08 March 2010, 18:16
 Amen to that Chris,

I'll just keep adding onto the bottom of the list :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: LazyLunatic on 09 March 2010, 11:59
Amen to that Chris,

I'll just keep adding onto the bottom of the list :rolleyes:

doesnt change in the mk3 world either :laugh:


oh and looks sweet those pics bud :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: VRDan on 09 March 2010, 17:59
Amen to that Chris,

I'll just keep adding onto the bottom of the list :rolleyes:

doesnt change in the mk3 world either :laugh:


oh and looks sweet those pics bud :cool:

Too true^^  Like the car mate, brave move with the cream but car pulles it off great  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 09 March 2010, 19:47
Cheers chaps  :smiley: really glad the colours worked together.

Going to wait a couple of weeks now and then get these Coilies and drop the lot down a little.

I'm not sure what to do with the badgeless grill now  :undecided: It is painted green, just the wrong shade. I bought it for when the mood suited.

Do I....

a. colour match it to the car.

b. Paint it black

c. Paint it cream  :shocked:

d. sell it

Decisions, decisions........
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: robz on 09 March 2010, 21:15
Something is saying take a risk with doing it cream lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 March 2010, 08:23
color match it. will make the wheels stand out more and give a much cleaner look rather than a cream grill.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: DubSociety on 10 March 2010, 08:27
Just the thought of doing it cream automatically rings alarm bells, but im more than suprised at how good your motor looks now !!! excellent colour choice, the subtle mods all around have set it off!! :cool: ...
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 10 March 2010, 10:22
Cheers for the comments,

I don't think I'm brave enough to do the grill cream  :grin:

Gonna go for a colour match on the green me thinks and see what it looks like  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: LazyLunatic on 10 March 2010, 10:52
Cheers for the comments,

I don't think I'm brave enough to do the grill cream  :grin:

Gonna go for a colour match on the green me thinks and see what it looks like  :smiley:

:afro: cant wait to see the pics
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: robz on 10 March 2010, 13:50
Lol
I suppose it could b a step too far .... Don't wanna make it look like a patch work quilt :D
just thought it might accent the widenedss of the front but eitherway I'm sure it'll look good :)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: Andy-H on 10 March 2010, 14:23
I know what you mean Robz but the more I thought about it, the less I dared to do it  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - updated pics
Post by: robz on 10 March 2010, 15:04
Lol
I thought you were brave
maybe a Photoshop request for safety lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 13 March 2010, 13:19
Right Chaps  :smiley:

Got some paint matched as close as I could. Inside the boot say's LC9V (Classic Green) but this is nowhere near the same colour as the swatch samples  :huh:.......nevermind, the inside of the car matches the outside so I'm not too bothered  :grin:

Not the best finish, just done with rattle cans and I'll finish the shine once the laquer has had a couple more weeks to harden.

                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radobadgeless003.jpg)

                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radobadgeless001.jpg)

                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radobadgeless002.jpg)

So what do you reckon?? I'm on the fence with this at the minute as I think I prefer the badged grill  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Jimp on 13 March 2010, 15:54
Looks good but the cream badge grill might work a bit better. It's a tough one alright  :undecided: On the plus side both options look sweet  :cool::afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 13 March 2010, 17:52
Yeah, I think the badged grill does look the better of the two. I suppose I can swap them around as the mood takes me. At least it's done now so another tick on the list  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: zdebx on 13 March 2010, 19:12
I've never understood people who change their grills to debadged ones...Why would you want to do that? Aren't your proud that you're driving a VW? Keep the badge, obviously :)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: kells on 13 March 2010, 19:27
looking good either way bud

just not sure on the wheel colour now tho.. i was on the fence with it and now im leaning towards not feeling it...  but car is looking great all the same, keep going man :wink: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 13 March 2010, 19:45
If I had thought ahead and realised just how much hassle the wheels were to clean and to keep that way, I may have chosen a different route  :grin: :grin:

Unfortunately, my photography skills are so limited that you don't actually see the proper wheel colour in the pics. Don't know why but they look darker in the flesh  :undecided:

The badgeless will only be on when I'm in the mood, you know when you have a car and you see it every day, sometimes you can get a little bored of it so this way I can change it looks a little  :wink:. Maybe the badged grill should be painted green  :undecided: would maybe work with the badge.

Waiting for the call about collecting the coilovers now and then space the wheels out, should make it look a bit different.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 13 March 2010, 20:01
I agree with Kells. The badged grill works much better with the wheels, helps break it up. Thing is the debadged also looks really cool, but not with the colour of the wheels.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Wayne on 13 March 2010, 23:37
Badgeless grill ftw :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: robz on 14 March 2010, 08:48
I'm siding with the cream badging mate,
I agree, never quite get the de badging thing plus it fits in with your car I think,
but can see it as a winter change looks wise :)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 14 March 2010, 09:09
Yep, I'm not feeling the badgeless enough at the moment so it'll be badged again this morning.

At least I've tried it  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: robz on 14 March 2010, 17:23
We like lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 19 March 2010, 17:30
Right, got tired of waiting for my brother to "fit me in" at his garage to do me the drivers window motor and decided to do it mesen.

Took a while but it's done now and it's soooooooo nice to open and close it again  :laugh: :laugh: Wasn't too bad to do actually, got it in my head that it was going to be a complete mare for some reason  :rolleyes:

By doing that I have been able to put me new wind deflectors in and I'm off to New Mills in the morning to pick up some nice underbonnet bling  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: robz on 19 March 2010, 18:20
What ya getting in new mills mate?
Sourcing parts from somewhere I don't know about, lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 19 March 2010, 18:42
Just some bits off a guy on the Corrado forum Mate  :smiley:

I'll sort some pics out when I've got them  :wink: I'll just keep you waiting for now  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: robz on 19 March 2010, 21:15
Wasn't sam was it?
From the bike shop?

His rado is nice!
Your an evil man lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 19 March 2010, 21:38
Ha! it is mate.
it's bloody lovely that motor of his. Meeting him at the shop to pick them up.
not putting them on just yet though, got some more bits to get. hopefully he'll have a few other bits for me to get off him.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: robz on 19 March 2010, 22:14
Lol
your being secretive mate, cards close to chest or what lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: leeroy20vt on 20 March 2010, 09:24
looking good m8 i like the bagdeless grills on the raddos but every one to there own

ur getting there m8 soon ull just be able to drive it lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 20 March 2010, 12:36
Ha! too right Mate  :rolleyes:

Can't show anything yet Robz, got to get it all first then show the before and after shots  :grin:

Got some bits off Sam this morning and it's given me the underbonnet clean up bug  :smiley:

Booking the local valeter for an underbonnet valet, then I can add these parts I've got this morning  :grin:

Off to ebay now to give my wallet a battering.......autosol, pipercross filter, gaskets, any other bling I can find for it and have a look around for a kr inlet cam  :evil:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: robz on 20 March 2010, 14:53
Lol, don't worry, barclays are paying, that's my moto most of the time!
Sounds like your onto something though!
Can't wait for pics
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - badgeless pics
Post by: Andy-H on 26 March 2010, 15:28
Nothing much to report, just popped this in today

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radobadgeless005.jpg)

While the airbox was open I did notice a lot of crap in there that will need removing when the easter holiday is here  :evil:

Also noticed that me decking needs another coat  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 27 March 2010, 08:26
I also started on the engine bay yesterday after the filter had gone in.

It was looking a bit "brown" under there.........this is how it started.

                                       (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radobadgeless007.jpg)

                                       (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radobadgeless006.jpg)

I had to replace the rocker gasket so everything came off. While it was in bits I de-greased the rocker cover and gave it a couple of coats of exhaust paint I had left over from me biking days and I thought I had best put the polished 50mm inlet I bought on  :cool: this also meant I had to paint the lower inlet.

                                       (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/enginebay002.jpg)

                                       (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/enginebay003.jpg)

I also got a polished rocker cover to go on but I decided that a black cover would be the sensible option  :smiley:

I have the valeting guy coming over to work on the 23rd of April to give the whole engine bay a good de-grease and steam clean, then I can carry on getting some shiny parts fitted.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 27 March 2010, 08:33
looking sweet that mate!!
love thw way youve got the vw emblem black, really looks clean and smart!
good work!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Chris-White on 27 March 2010, 08:37
Feel any different going to the larger bore inlet manifold?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 27 March 2010, 08:41
Unfortunately I can't take the credit for that Mate  :sad: it was all Sam's work.

It just makes the rest of the bay look sh!t now  :laugh: :laugh:

I've put the polished rocker cover on ebay to get some funds back for more bling  :smiley:

Not actually been out in it yet Chris, the missus is blocking me in on the drive  :angry:.

I'm out in it this morning so I'll report back if there is any difference. I'm not sure whether it'll be the inlet or the Pipercross filter though  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Wayne on 27 March 2010, 09:06
Very shiny  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 27 March 2010, 09:35
lol, thats why sams is mint i suppose,
enjoy test driving it lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 27 March 2010, 11:42
Yep, it's bl00dy embarrassing parking next to his, that's for sure Robz  :embarassed:

Well, been up to Buxton this morning in it and yes, there is an improvement. Seems to pull a little stronger, especially in 3rd & 4th but that could just be the pipercross  :undecided:. Also could be the fact that the last thing I drove was the works Passat estate  :undecided:

It's also a lot better being able to raise and lower the drivers window again  :smiley: I also have added these wind deflectors recently but hadn't taken any pics of them.

                                   (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/winddeflectors001.jpg)

                                   (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/winddeflectors002.jpg)



I don't know whether I have the drivers seat in a funny position or what but I used to get a lot of wind noise around me ears but these have removed that little annoyance  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 27 March 2010, 17:12
Door rubbers mate, mine did the same!!
Sure I got some cheap and it improved a bit!
I found a fuel pump that worked if ya want it? Not sure if it will fit yours etc though
mine was h reg 1.8 if it's good for yours?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 27 March 2010, 17:37
It might be Mate.

Ta for the offer, I'll have a search and see if they are the same and let you know  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Dmonday on 27 March 2010, 18:13
Looks nice, very clean! :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 28 March 2010, 08:36
Cheers Mate,

With the bank holiday weekend upon us I will have the wheels off, calipers cleaned and then they will be sporting some green paint  :cool:

I won't be starting anything today cos it's fecking raining again  :angry:



Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 28 March 2010, 09:40
Nice idea!
Can ya see much caliper behind the wheel?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 28 March 2010, 10:42
Enough of it to see that they're manky Mate  :laugh: :laugh:

They're a lot easier to keep clean when they're painted. I did the calipers on the Golf and they looked so much better.

Also need to find some brake pads that don't give off as much dust, every time I go out in it I have to scrub the flippin' wheels after  :angry:

Might get some green stuff pads and see what they're like  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 03 April 2010, 14:06
Well, the unpredictable bank holiday weather has come good today and given me a lot of sunshine  :cool:

First thing........calipers painted.

                    (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/30410001.jpg)

Then the car had  a good clean  :cool:

                    (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/30410002.jpg)

                    (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/30410006.jpg)

                    (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/30410004.jpg)

                               (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/30410007.jpg)

                               (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/30410009.jpg)

Now I'm going to start on the issue of high beam not working and the strange buzzing under the bonnet  :angry:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 03 April 2010, 20:30
Wow
stunning that now mate!
Ya ought to be proud of yourself with the results!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 03 April 2010, 20:54
Cheers Mate,

I am pretty chuffed with it. Just got to drop it a little on the front (the FK coilies purchase fell through  :sad:) and get the rear arches rolled as there is a little bit of rubbing going on. Engine bay is getting de-greased and steam cleaned on the 23rd of this month and then I will continue with the weekly troubles that you get when you own a Corrado  :rolleyes:

I was quite annoyed when about 20mins after the clean a bird managed to splatter the bonnet with a massive sh!te  :angry: :angry:. Out came the bucket again.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 03 April 2010, 20:59
I put a request in the Virtual modifications for a possible roof colour change.

(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm457/pkv0208/jpg.jpg)

I have a contact for doing something like this in vinyl for me but not sure  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 03 April 2010, 23:29
Lol
always the way ain't it
ya gonna roll em yourself or have em flared professionally?
Not sure about the colour but I see where your coming from? Black maybe??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 04 April 2010, 07:55
Nah, going to get them rolled by someone who knows what theyre doing  :embarassed:

The rof colour is just a thought at the moment. The sunroof panel is a different shade of Green to the rest of the roof and it's a little annoying  :angry:. I've heard that the glass roof out of the oldre Passats will fit so I might go down that route instead  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Jimp on 04 April 2010, 14:16
Not feeling the cream roof to be honest, seems like a step too far. As it is the cream really stands out against the green. Too much more cream and it wont have the same impact.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 04 April 2010, 14:58
Yep, I know what you mean Jimp........just a bit of a daydream really.

I'll just leave it as is for the moment and just get the essentials done  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 14 April 2010, 17:45
Boring update time again.

Having mis-diagnosed a noisy wheel bearing, further investigation into the noise/wheel shake showed that the bushes in the off-side wishbone are completely FUBAR'd  :sad: I have bought a complete new wishbone with ball joint which will go on this weekend.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 14 April 2010, 20:15
Easy enough to do at least mate lol
hope it goes ok!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 16 April 2010, 19:32
Well, easyish Robz.

I have been for the last few nights soaking all the bolts in WD to try and make the job go a little smoother.

Then today got the car in the air. First job was to slacken everything to make sure it would all come apart. First up was the anti roll bar bush........snnnnnnnnnnnap!!

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0060.jpg)

Hmmmm,,,,,,,not a good start but what I have come to expect from a Corrado  :rolleyes: My brother ordered me another one and I popped along to get them once the motor factors had dropped them off at the garage.

After a lot of WD, breaker bars and the loss of the skin from 3 knuckles it was free. The bushes were in a bit of a state

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0057.jpg)

Then this was taken out of it's package  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0054.jpg)

and all the original bolts that were left were cleaned up, soaked in copper grease and it was all put back in place  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0059.jpg)

Sorry for the picture quality....they were taken with me phone.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 16 April 2010, 19:42
Lol
know how the snapping bolt feels :)
looks all shiny new now!!
Feel any better to drive?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 16 April 2010, 19:45
It does mate but it hasn't stopped the noise  :angry:

I am thinking about buying the wishbone for the other side now but I'm going to have to wait for my knuckles to heal before I can do the other one  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 16 April 2010, 19:58
Bloody hurts doesn't it!
My elbows and back if me head are still nipping from doing my zorst, cars hey, love and toil :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 16 April 2010, 20:03
It did make me say some words I've never really heard before  :huh:

When the bush snapped, I reckon that my fist, containing the ratchet must have hit the underside of the car at approximately 314mph  :shocked:

It is a good feeling though when you take some rusty,seized, knackered part off and replace it with new and shiney bits  :cool: :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 16 April 2010, 20:15
It is a good feeling!
Well we were on a gravel surface, so it was like havin permanent pins and needle in the back of head for 3 hours :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 23 April 2010, 13:02
Well, had a chap around today to clean the engine bay.

From this.......

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Radobay005.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Radobay003.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Radobay002.jpg)

To this........

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Radobay008.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Radobay007.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Radobay009.jpg)


Only cost a tenner to get done, given me a good starting point to sort some shiny parts.

Ordered the nearside wishbone today ready to fit next Friday.

Got to get mesen a tent bought now cos I'll be spending the weekend on the Bodelwyddon (spelling  :embarassed:) castle showground at the all types show  :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Jimp on 23 April 2010, 13:11
Much better  :cool: How did he do it? Steam clean or special products and a bit of hard work? I've been struggling with the bay in my Vento and can't seem to shift some of the stuff even with de-greaser and bits. Bit afraid to get out a wire brush in case it just scratches the f**k out of the bay's paint.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 23 April 2010, 15:31
He used a product called TFR (traffic film remover) Mate, sprayed that around the bay, agitated it with a brush in the stubborn areas and then steam cleaned it out  :cool:.

For the price he charged, I couldn't have bought the products let alone hired the steam cleaner  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 23 April 2010, 21:28
Looks smart that, and at bargain price too!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 23 April 2010, 22:33
Cheers Robz,

Hopefully I'm going to stop spending on it soon and start enjoying it  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: robz on 24 April 2010, 08:41
lol!
im having a bit of a break with mine, will do a few bits but nothing big!!
got mini moto racing thing on at the min lol :D
summer months mate, sunroof open happyness!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Rhyso on 24 April 2010, 11:03
Love this car and the work you've done to it  :cool:

For the next time you clean the bay, if you got a pressure washer get hold of some Autoglym Motorcycle  Cleaner (better than the engine cleaner apparently) - spray on and leave for 10 mins and blast off.  Then spray on Augotglym Vinyl and Trim Care and leave to dry over night :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 24 April 2010, 19:40
Cheers Rhyso,

Thanks for the hints, I used to use the motorcycle cleaner on the bikes when I had them........never thought about it for the car  :embarassed:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Andy-H on 30 April 2010, 18:45
Well, that's the other wishbone on  :cool: this time it went much easier than before but still have left pieces of my flesh on the underside of the car  :sad:

The knocking has (so far) now stopped, the anti roll bar bush was completely fecked so that was replaced as well.

Popped on a pair of new numberplates as the old ones weren't displaying the BS number and they were looking a little bit tired.

Will be out and about in it tomorrow so I'll be able to tell if it has really stopped making the noise while driving.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: JC on 01 May 2010, 14:56
amazing the difference a clean and tidy engine bay makes - especially when it comes to working in there :afro:

guy did mine on the passat - dont think it had ever been touched  :evil:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: dubsport on 01 May 2010, 20:07
car is looking awesome mate!!!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: Dahmich on 01 May 2010, 20:09
really likeing this...if it had the g60 flywheel id have it off it :rolleyes: lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - Started on the engine bay
Post by: DrewGTI on 10 May 2010, 21:20
will have to pop across one evening mate to have a look at this! soon as we have a sunny day and i get done from work early will hae a drive up  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 15 May 2010, 16:50
Nice one Drew  :wink: be good to see that lovely Mk3 in the flesh  :cool:

Well, after a bit of a problem with the front top mounts not wanting to be any good and needing immediate replacments, I have got the car cleaned and ready for the All types show tomorrow  :cool:

Some pics  :cool:

                                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Alltypesprep001.jpg)

                                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Alltypesprep002.jpg)

                                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Alltypesprep003.jpg)

                                         (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Alltypesprep005.jpg)

Hopefully there will be some goodies to be had in the autojumble tomorrow  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: VR6_ROB on 15 May 2010, 18:47
looks stunning after looking at yours I have realised my bonnet does not sit right
would love to get mine looking this clean one day good work there mate
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 May 2010, 07:31
Cheers Rob :afro:

Unfortunately it didn't stay that clean for long  :sad:. The rain made sure of that on the way to the show but the sun did make an appearance on the way there and stayed for the rest of the day  :cool:

Some more pics (courtesy of Sam-Mk3)

(http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/Hos87/Bodelwyddan%20Castle/SDC11862blank.jpg)

(http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/Hos87/Bodelwyddan%20Castle/Photo0057blanked.jpg)

(http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/Hos87/Bodelwyddan%20Castle/SDC11875blank.jpg)

(http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/Hos87/Bodelwyddan%20Castle/SDC11876blank.jpg)

(http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/Hos87/Bodelwyddan%20Castle/SDC11907.jpg)

(http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/Hos87/Bodelwyddan%20Castle/SDC11937.jpg).

Top day at the castle  :cool:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 17 May 2010, 13:52
Sweet  :cool: The wheels really stand out.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 17 May 2010, 14:58
looked like a good day mate!!!
cant wait till the next one!
defo going to that lol!
looks really good now mate, enjoy!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 May 2010, 19:00
It was a really good day Robz  :smiley:

The car ran great all the way there and back, the only snag now is the discovery that I now have auto wipers  :rolleyes:

Only occasionally, the wipers decide to all start working  :grin:. I have to then move the control stalk to stop them......just hoping it's some crap in there somewhere that just needs cleaning up  :undecided:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 May 2010, 16:36
Well, the wiper issue worsened  :sad:

Front and rear wipers going at it full time, the rear had also decided on it's own routine  :shocked: . So before spending loads of money on a new wiper stalk, relays etc. I had a butchers at the wiring. Fuse box out, nothing wrong there, cleaned wiper stalk contacts and checked the block connector to see if that was dodgy. Put it back together and "hey presto!" they didn't move when I started the car..........then I let the handbrake off and the bl00dy things started going hell for leather again  :angry:.

Turns out the handbrake switch is connected to the wiper motor loom so something in there isn't quite right but I'll have a look at that when it's cooled down outside a little, I've taken the handbrake switch off it's mounting so the wipers are behaving now but I have the brake warning light claring at me now  :laugh:

Then I've realised the fuel pump is on it's way out  :sad: it starved it'self twice the other day when I put me foot down and it's making a right noise now  :rolleyes: so that's on order.

Finally, the arch rubbing and gravity defying front end have left me with no alternative but to purchase some FK coilovers that should arrive this week..........guess what I'm doing next weekend  :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 23 May 2010, 16:51
bugger andi, one of those weeks for ya...
have ya ordered the fuel pump, im sure i have mine from my 1.8, if its the same, you cpuld have that for nothing!!
sure its somewhere unless i binned it in the move :)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 May 2010, 16:59
Not sorted one yet Robz,

where you living now?? is it close enough for me to pop over??

Yeah, was a bad day yesterday Mate, enough to get me considering the free listing day on the bay  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 24 May 2010, 07:33
I'm about an hour and a half away from you mow in Swadlincote :)
I'll have a look in the garage in a minute but I have a bad feeling it's not gonna work on your car?!
Do you know the right part number?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 24 May 2010, 08:14
I haven't mate I'm afraid  :embarassed:

My brother is pricing one up today from the motor factors so I'll see what he comes up with.

Swadlincote eh?? isn't that near the Corrado dealers?  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 24 May 2010, 13:48
think they are in stoke lol
dont tempt me you sod lol
couldnt find it this morning mate, will rip the garage apart tonight, it needs sorting anyway lol, so will see what i can find!!
the embarrassing reason i have a spare is cos i thought it had died when in actual fact the tank was empty :(
ii blame the rac man, he said it and i took his word for it instead of investigating it further (btw, the rado ran out at a 1/4 full, so not just me bieng a numpty lol, does yours run out earl on the dial??)
cheers
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 24 May 2010, 13:54
Never let it go much below half TBH Mate

Got a new pump coming for it now (another £80 I can't spend on sparkly bits  :rolleyes:)

Coilies should be here tomorrow so It'll be a busy weekendb :grin: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 24 May 2010, 14:21
lol
lol, i dont now ;)
well if i find it i'll fetch it up next time im your way and then ya have a spare lol
enjoy mate, im gonna try and sort this exhaust tonight cos the rattling is annoying the hell out of me!!
you'll certainly be busy then!!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 24 May 2010, 15:33
Cheers Mate :afro:

Can you believe that not one but both Parcel shelf straps have just broken on me  :angry: :angry:

Ghetto fix with some accessory cord going on now, pics to follow  :evil:

Bl00dy Corrado's  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 24 May 2010, 15:58
lol, mine never had any so thats how i solved it :D
how low are ya going on the coilies???
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 24 May 2010, 16:47
Going to go as low as possible Mate to keep it a little useable but not to have the big gap between the front wheel and the arch any more  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 24 May 2010, 16:50
top man - back to inpracticality like me :D
think itll look the nuts after that, what else ya planning for it other than tarting existing parts up?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 24 May 2010, 17:23
A few things really Mate

Toying with the idea of removing the rub strips off the sides as I've heard they're only bonded on but I will investigate further before I tackle them. Doing a little something with the roof  :lipsrsealed: and going to start looking at performance me thinks  :evil:

Wouldn't mind getting me hands on a full Cream leather interior  :cool: but I know what the cost would be  :cry:

Not seen much of an update from yours recently................................what've you been up to??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 24 May 2010, 17:45
Well, this is what happened to the parcel shelf straps............. :angry:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0080.jpg)


And this is what my Ghetto fix is..................................... :laugh:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0081.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0082.jpg)

Sorry for the crap pictures, taken on my phone  :sad:

It'll do for now  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 24 May 2010, 19:56
Looks like the parcel shelf straps in the mk5  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 24 May 2010, 20:12
Lol
they look pooped :)
had a bit of a break really cos I've been playing with a mini moto lol
just don't wanna lose interest in it cos I'm trying to get everything done!
If your doing the rubber strips mate be prepared to start re painting, they are bonded on but with industrial strength glue, I wrecked my nearside doing it, but i do prefer them without!
Intersting plans with roof??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 24 May 2010, 20:36
That's what I thought Robz  :sad:

Might wait until I have the rear arch done and then they can paint up to the swage line as well  :cool:


Intersting plans with roof??

 :lipsrsealed: :lipsrsealed: not going to say much yet as I might change my mind but the sunroof panel being a different colour is really bugging me  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 24 May 2010, 21:19
lol, thought id warn ya!!
yeah, my wing and bonnet are starting to bug me, wanna get em sprayed to the right colour, especially when i dented the wing dropping a bottle on it th other day!
trying to practise rattle can spraying on this bike but making little progress!
partly the idea of it so i can be good when i do the golf, lol, every panel is getting tatty on it now :(
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 25 May 2010, 17:53
Today Mr. Parcelforce brought me a pressie  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0084.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0085.jpg)


Busy weekend  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 25 May 2010, 17:54
looking at the first piccy i thought you had special cream springs  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 25 May 2010, 17:56
looking at the first piccy i thought you had special cream springs  :laugh:

Ooooooooooo..................never thought of that  :grin: :grin:

Might paint 'em first  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 25 May 2010, 19:45
Now look what you've done chuff lol
enjoy mate ;)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 28 May 2010, 18:52
Well, got an early start on the Coilovers this afternoon and got the fronts on  :cool: :cool:

Got measuring and the front is now set at 65mm down (I guess they will settle more  :undecided:)

I decided to not paint the springs Cream first though (sorry Chuff  :grin:)

So the front used to look like this..................

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/30410001.jpg)



And now it looks like this  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0087.jpg)


Once they've settled I'll reset the camber so it doesn't completely sh@g me tyres.


Going to get the rears on in the morning and also put the brand new fuel pump on  :cool:

Then I'll start to enjoy me weekend  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 28 May 2010, 18:55
lower - still got clearance between the top of the tyre and the arch  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 28 May 2010, 18:56
Nice that mate!!
Should handle a little nicer and looks fapping awesome!!
Have ya painted your calipers green??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 28 May 2010, 19:04
lower - still got clearance between the top of the tyre and the arch  :rolleyes:

Just going to let 'em settle a bit first Chuff   :wink: :smiley:

Nice that mate!!
Should handle a little nicer and looks fapping awesome!!
Have ya painted your calipers green??



Cheers Robz, yeah, I did them a couple of pages ago  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 28 May 2010, 20:00
Bugger must have missed that sorry pal lol slacking ;)
will be updating mine tomoz night hopefully ;)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 28 May 2010, 20:10
Well, because of Chuff's persistance  :rolleyes:

I'm going to set the camber tomorrow and drop it a little more  :wink:

I'll get some pics done soon after but it has given it being crap weather tomorrow so possibly Sunday  :undecided:


Looking forward to seeing what you've been doing Robz  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 28 May 2010, 20:12
 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

dont blame me when it rubs  :tongue:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 28 May 2010, 20:16
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

dont blame me when it rubs  :tongue:

All I know is the missus is really going to be pleased next time she's in it :grin: :grin: :grin:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 28 May 2010, 20:22
Lol ya can't encourage him chuff then no take the blame for it :D
anyway he's bad enough without encouragement!! Lol
best pull me fnger out then hadn't I, nothing too impressive, just new bits ;)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 29 May 2010, 14:04
Right, the rears are on and set. The fronts have been lowered another 10mm (to keep Chuff happy  :rolleyes:)

Ride is suprisingly comfy and it handles much better  :cool:

The biggest difference came when I replaced the external fuel pump, feels like it's got a new lease of life  :shocked: :shocked:

Pics will come tomorrow when the rain has passed.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 29 May 2010, 14:52
:afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: Andy-H on 30 May 2010, 12:10
Well, this is how it stands as of today  :smiley:

Gave it a bit of a wash.......it was ready after yesterday  :sad:

Down around 75mm front and 70mm rear.

Front can't go much lower as the 20mm spacers   gave me problems when I turned the wheel  :rolleyes:

Hope it's low enough for you now Chuff  :grin: :grin:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0096.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0097.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0098.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: JC on 30 May 2010, 12:17
Looking sweeet :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: Dan34 on 30 May 2010, 12:26
Nice stance!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: dTEA on 30 May 2010, 14:53
liking it fella....will keep my eyes open when in that neck of the woods...
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: robz on 30 May 2010, 18:01
looking sweet man!!
think tomoz is my car day now ive kept the mrs happy ;)
ready for the shows now that is!!
btw - have ya got a name for it yet??
or is it just me that is so sad :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: Jimp on 31 May 2010, 19:10
Looking good  :cool: The front looks a lot meaner  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: Rhyso on 31 May 2010, 19:29
Awesome  :cool: :cool: :cool:

Easily one of my favourite cars on here :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: Andy-H on 31 May 2010, 19:51
Cheers for the comments guys  :cool: :cool:

Went to a classic car show today and the front splitter suffered it's first scraping on the floor  :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:

also, the missus was close to needing medical treatment when she chose the wrong time to try and scratch her nose, nearly took her own eye out  :laugh: :laugh:  ......needless to say, she isn't a fan of the coilies  :rolleyes:

@ Robz, it only gets given a name when the gremlins appear  :evil:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: DrewGTI on 31 May 2010, 20:15
looking very nice there matey!!

very very nice!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: robz on 31 May 2010, 20:18
lol!
sounds cool!!
names are always good ;)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: JC on 31 May 2010, 20:32


also, the missus was close to needing medical treatment when she chose the wrong time to try and scratch her nose, nearly took her own eye out  :laugh: :laugh:  ......needless to say, she isn't a fan of the coilies  :rolleyes:



(http://renegade-cruisers.net/bb/images/smilies/rofl.gif)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: Andy-H on 02 June 2010, 19:19
Chuff, you are being held responsible for that  :wink:

This weekend will see the gutter covers revamped, as these will never be taken off by me so they will be getting cleaned out and a dose of black sealant squirted in  :evil:

Looks a bit crappy at the min.  :embarassed:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0103.jpg)

Also have something else in mind  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: JC on 02 June 2010, 19:45
LOWER  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: Andy-H on 02 June 2010, 19:47
LOWER  :grin:

 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: JC on 02 June 2010, 19:48
do it - i am  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: dan_apps on 02 June 2010, 20:49
looks good Andy :afro:

do it - i am  :laugh:

if urs goes any lower it will be a sled!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: robz on 02 June 2010, 20:54
lmao at chuff!
more plans andy, thought you were going to "enjoy it" summer :D
cant help yourself!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: Andy-H on 02 June 2010, 21:02
Well.............................you know how it is Robz  :rolleyes:  :grin:

looks good Andy :afro:


Cheers Dan  :smiley:


Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - FK's on
Post by: JC on 02 June 2010, 21:06
what did i say that was funny  :undecided: :huh:



 :laugh:


 :evil:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 04 June 2010, 20:13
Well, it's been a busy day today  :smiley:

Sorted the seal on the side of the gutter covers............

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0105.jpg)

And got a little bit more vinyl  :evil:. Got to finish trimming but stopped because me head started hurting from the concentration so just a little taster pic  :wink:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0106.jpg)

I'll finish it in the morning and get a full picture  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: VR6_ROB on 04 June 2010, 20:27
interested to see what this looks like looks good though
bet it took you ages did it??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 04 June 2010, 20:29
looking sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 04 June 2010, 20:53
Cheers fellas :afro:

Took bl00dy ages Rob, about 3 hours  :rolleyes: need to trim a bit more round the sunroof but nearly there. Hides a multitude of sins  :grin:

A picture to show the full effect.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0108.jpg)

I'll try and get some better ones tomorrow  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 05 June 2010, 09:33
A couple of slightly better pictures (taken on my phone though  :embarassed:)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0110.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0112.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0113.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 05 June 2010, 09:47
That looks really good :afro:

I like how it goes with the wheels  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 05 June 2010, 10:23
love that mate, made me laugh though cos my gf said it looked like my old mini.. did he do it with bathroom tiles too :D
so i said no, hes not as much of a pikey as me ;)
well done though mate!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 05 June 2010, 12:43
Ooo that's marmite  :grin: I'm still undecided  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: DrewGTI on 05 June 2010, 23:59
like the roof mate. . .but then i'm a fan of all things checkered!  :smiley:


come show it off at the Bristol meet!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 10 June 2010, 08:26
Cheers for the comments guys  :smiley:

Unfortunately, the car wont be going anywhere for a while  :embarassed:. Going up Buxton to book it into the body shop today  :sad:

I had some info off the C forum that the rub strips on the side were just resin bonded on  :cool:. Right I thinks, I'll set to today and get those things off. I first soaked them for a couple of hours with some label remover to soften the resin.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0115.jpg)

Then I set up with the heat gun and started taking them off. Started with the small bits on the front wings and they both came off beautifully  :cool:. A bit of polish and you'll never think there was anything there  :smiley:

Then the doors  :sad: These had been taken off before  :angry:. One was siliconed on which was a nightmare to remove and the other had some sort of plastic resin bonding it  :undecided:. The true horror of this is that the previous removal person had used a screwdriver to prise the moulding off  :shocked: :shocked: which has left me with this............


(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0117.jpg)

The rear quarters were the worst, there has been a bit of bodywork there before but not a very good job has been done  :sad:. This became more apparent when I removed the strip  :shocked:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0116.jpg)

Looks like I'll be carless for a while  :sad:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 10 June 2010, 08:28
 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

should have left them on  :tongue:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 10 June 2010, 08:32
Too late for "should have's" Chuff  :grin: :grin:

It has pointed out a couple of things to me that needed doing anyway so not a total disaster  :smug:

Are you actually here though Chuff  :huh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 10 June 2010, 08:33
yes mate - deffo a keeper this car with all the work you have done  :cool:

and no, i am not here - its just my shadow  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 10 June 2010, 08:57
 :shocked: will look better without them, shame they did not remove.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 10 June 2010, 09:04
Yeah, I think it does Wayne  :smiley:

I was expecting a bit of difficulty with the car being over 17yrs. old but not quite this much  :rolleyes:

I found a bit of bubbling going on behind the rear quarter trim (explians how much came off!) and a scab on the bottom of the passenger door so they will all be dealt with  :cool:

I'll see when I can book it in today........he does a really good job and has a quick turn around  :cool:

The missus is picking up her new car tonight (Mk4 20vt) so I'll bod around in that until mine's done  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 11 June 2010, 15:04
Silicone and screwdrivers  :shocked: Unlucky mate, but it will look mint when it's sorted out  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 11 June 2010, 17:19
It was gutting mate  :sad:

At least I have it booked in for Tuesday morning at the body shop and should get it back by Thursday  :cool: and all will be well again  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 11 June 2010, 17:49
Lol
ya did what I did, thought it can't be as bad as they say it is, oh bollox lol
should look brill when it's done though!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: dTEA on 12 June 2010, 07:15
Bugger. Will look better without them tho. Just hope that tescos near you doesn't have too many door dingers. :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 June 2010, 19:36
Got it back tonight and it looks soooooooooooooooooo much better  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0133.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0134.jpg)

I'll get some better pics of it over the weekend cos right now it's minging from being at the bodyshop  :sick:

glad I took 'em off now  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 17 June 2010, 20:22
Wow
looks stunning mate!!
Jealous as, especially this week!!
Done really well with that!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 17 June 2010, 23:23
Looks loads better  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 17 June 2010, 23:27
Looks loads better :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Dmonday on 17 June 2010, 23:33
Looks awsome man! :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 19 June 2010, 12:51
Cheers for the comments :afro:

Some pics of it cleaned up  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radochequered052.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radochequered051.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radochequered050.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radochequered049.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radochequered054.jpg)

The guy has done a top notch job with the paint :afro: really pleased with the end result.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 19 June 2010, 13:05
looking sweeeeet  :cool:

just needs to go LOWER a bit more  :evil:

PM me what you had done and the cost  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 19 June 2010, 14:22
Lol
have you not learnt chuff ;)
looks good mate!
Is there anything left to be done on it now
lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 19 June 2010, 14:25
Lol
have you not learnt chuff ;)

Nope  :grin:



Quote
Is there anything left to be done on it now
lol

drive it

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 19 June 2010, 14:54

drive it

 :laugh:

Oooooooo....................might give that a go :afro:


Next on the list is a pair of rear wheel bearings as one is howling at me at the minute  :rolleyes: Nipped it up this morning and it's quietened it down..................................for now.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 19 June 2010, 14:58
what a difference...looks soooo clean without them... good job too!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 19 June 2010, 17:01
Cheers, yeah, he's done me proud with the work he's done  :smiley:

Just wished that he had done all the other bits that needed doing  :sad:. The bonnet really needs doing along with all the little blemishes everywhere  :rolleyes:

Still, can't complain. It looks well enough for now  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Rhyso on 19 June 2010, 17:48
why the bra  :sick: :sick:

other than that the car is  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

Love it!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: bobbarley on 19 June 2010, 17:49
Totally agree.  Lose the bonnet bra and that car is  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 19 June 2010, 18:07
The bra is just for running around in, the front edge of the bonnet is not too good and I don't want it getting any worse  :embarassed:

Also saves me having to scrub the flies off the bonnet when it's had a run  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Diamond Hell on 19 June 2010, 20:12
Someone's wee'd in your front foglights.

Just so you know, like.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 19 June 2010, 20:14
 :grin: . . . . . . :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 19 June 2010, 21:50
Just the fogs DH  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Thought you might like them :afro:

just thinking on DH, what have you done with the old 9a motor out of yours??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Mew on 19 June 2010, 21:55
Someone's wee'd in your front foglights.

Just so you know, like.

It's happened to mine too. Very annoying......
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 19 June 2010, 23:27
Love the roof :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Diamond Hell on 20 June 2010, 09:35
just thinking on DH, what have you done with the old 9a motor out of yours??

Sitting in front of the workshop container at the moment.

Nothing doing.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 20 June 2010, 10:11
just thinking on DH, what have you done with the old 9a motor out of yours??

Sitting in front of the workshop container at the moment.

Nothing doing.

IIRC,

Nick said it had a KR inlet cam in it. Just wondering if you wanted to sell the cam or is the motor destined for something else?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 20 June 2010, 10:15
Took some more snaps this morning for Bob & Rhyso  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/sunday002.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/sunday001.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/sunday003.jpg)
Some spoiler up action  :smug:
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/sunday004.jpg)

You can see the missus's new toy in the background so I'll no doubt be asking the Mk4 peeps some questions soon  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 20 June 2010, 10:18
gota say mate - this is one sweeeeeeeeeeeet looking ride now  :cool:

wanna do my roof for me  :tongue:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 20 June 2010, 10:20
wanna do my roof for me  :tongue:

Fook me Chuff, I mean, I enjoyed doing me roof once I'd got the hang of it, but yours  :shocked: :shocked: I'd need a week off work  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 20 June 2010, 12:24
:D quality reply andy :D
spoiler action is just car porn - nice!
sounds like more power is next on the cards then eh.... see chuff, he cant just drive it :)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: bobbarley on 20 June 2010, 12:25
Took some more snaps this morning for Bob & Rhyso  :smiley:


That's seriously nice mate!  I is jealous.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Rhyso on 20 June 2010, 17:07
Took some more snaps this morning for Bob & Rhyso  :smiley:


That's seriously nice mate!  I is jealous.

+1

Git  :tongue:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 20 June 2010, 20:37
Cheers guys  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 21 June 2010, 17:12
Sweet  :cool: The roof has grown on me  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 21 June 2010, 18:35
Great looking car. You've done well with this one. Maybe I should apply the same colour scheme to my GL?   :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: DrewGTI on 21 June 2010, 21:52
love it mate! sooo clean!!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 29 June 2010, 12:28
Cheers Fellas  :smiley: When you up this way next Drew??

Well, after thinking to mesen that the 'rado had to go due to me changing jobs which was immediately followed by a persistant Chuff yet again making me see sense  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: It is staying...........

However, the car must have heard me :angry:. It decided to starve itself of fuel on the way home from a meet, not stopping, just spluttering. I pulled over and the new fuel pump I put on was making a noise like there was no fuel in.

I'm buying a new lift pump for the fuel tank and poppin a new fuel filter on whilst I'm at it.

A couple of pics of the 'rado with our local club at the motor show a couple of weeks back  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/hopeshow.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/hopeshow2.jpg)


All is well again with me and the car..........wondering what to do to it next though??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 29 June 2010, 13:01
looks sweet, didnt know you were thinking about getting rid...
dibs, lol.
glad your keeping it though with all the hard work that has gone into it!!
more power i should think will be next!! ;)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 29 June 2010, 13:10
Thinking about more power mate, Ben's 'rocco with the 20vt in it is making my wallet cringe  :evil: :evil:

I'll just get these couple of things done and then see what happens, must concentrate on settling into the new job first  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 29 June 2010, 13:13
:D
bad when ya see what other people have done, brocks charged vr still makes me excited!
sent pm ;)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 29 June 2010, 19:06
thats it , blame me  :rolleyes:



 :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 29 June 2010, 19:11
thats it , blame me  :rolleyes:



 :laugh:

Well..........you are partially to blame for the missus nearly poking her eye out when you "persueded" me to keep dropping the ride height  :rolleyes: :grin:

But I thank you for this one Chuff, I wouldn't have been happy in a newer car (plus I've now sorted into a car pool for the journey to the new workplace :afro:)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 07 July 2010, 19:20
Right, on with some gremlin fixing time  :cool:

Lift pump took ages to arrive at the dealers  :rolleyes: but tonight saw it replaced  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0167.jpg)

I've not been out in it yet but it starts and runs so that's a good sign :afro:

I checked the fluid levels on the car at the weekend and the water level was low in the header tank  :shocked: :shocked:. Checked the oil straight away to check for mayo.................................none found, phew!!

Ran the car up while it was on my brothers ramp and spotted a leak around the water pump. So as a matter of course I have bought this.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0169.jpg)


Along with the gasket so I'll get on with that this weekend  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 08 August 2010, 19:51
Nowt much to update you on, just had a great day at Tatton NWVW show today so I thought I would pop a couple of pics of the old girl  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/tatton10004.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/tatton10002.jpg)

Looking for new wheels now  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 08 August 2010, 19:54
mega sexy, im so jealous, especially today :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Dan34 on 08 August 2010, 20:29
Looking real good!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 05 September 2010, 10:24
Well, been tinkering again  :grin:

Was fed up of seeing the scabby old door handles and had seen some 'rado's with the early style Passat rears put on to de-lock them  :cool:

I wasn't a fan of the square style of the passat rears so I looked for something else  :rolleyes:

Ended up buying some ate style Passat rears that needed some modifying but I like the challenge of making things fit  :evil:

So, after some filing, drilling & tapping, along with a bit of masterful welding from a good Mate. These came off.........

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0191.jpg)


And I have now got these on...... :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0220.jpg)


Now you see it..............

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0221.jpg)

Now you dont  :grin: :grin:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0222.jpg)

Just going to go out now and clean the 245,950 greasy fingerprints off the doors  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 05 September 2010, 10:47
That looks awesome mate!! Well done!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 05 September 2010, 12:41
Small change but it makes a big difference, looks cool  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 September 2010, 13:20
yeah nice touch.... is it officially de-locked now then?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 05 September 2010, 13:27
yeah nice touch.... is it officially de-locked now then?

I've left the lock in the boot Mate, not totally confident in the battery life of the alarm fob  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Going to be doing a bit of work on the boot as well soon  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 September 2010, 13:31
yeah nice touch.... is it officially de-locked now then?

I've left the lock in the boot Mate, not totally confident in the battery life of the alarm fob  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Going to be doing a bit of work on the boot as well soon  :rolleyes: :lipsrsealed:
Yeah id be the same....  shame there isnt a handle around that fits that have the lock hidden behind a cover like you find on later cars...   I always wonder how safe people feel when they fit door popers on the car and delock/handle everything... what if it fails!  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 September 2010, 18:05
If it fails he's f**ked! :grin:

Car looks great Andy. :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 05 September 2010, 18:25
If it fails he's f**ked! :grin:

Car looks great Andy. :afro:

I'm going to buy a spare drivers window and carry a brick around with me at all times  :evil:

Cheers Mate :afro:, got drunk last night and realised today that I've bought some more bits for the engine bay  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 September 2010, 19:37
Wow! You must get pretty fecked to go buying stuff and not realise. You fool. LOL!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 05 September 2010, 19:43
I'd been at a BBQ all afternoon and had been talking about motors all the time.

Got home and fired the computer up..................apparently :rolleyes:

Still, checked what it is and it should look nice  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 05 September 2010, 19:48
Look forward to seeing the results then, always had a soft spot for your 'rado. :)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 05 September 2010, 19:55
Hilarious mate
just done the same but with a leather corner sofa, was a but of a mess working out how to pick it up lol
looks awesome mate, gets better this!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 05 September 2010, 20:13
Cheers for the comments :afro:

Should be able to get some pics up next weekend  :smiley:

At least BBQ season is coming to an end  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: FuzzyDubber on 06 September 2010, 11:43
Just to convince you more about keeping at least one lock, My mate completely de-locked his car even the boot, drove & parked at Airport for a week came back flat battery, no way in :sad:

Marcus
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: DrewGTI on 06 September 2010, 20:43
hey matey... hows the car.. you around tomorrow?? im off work!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 06 September 2010, 20:52
Hi Mate,

Got to work tomorrow  :sad: Will be around tea timeish though  :smiley:

I've lost your new number and I've also changed mine. I'll PM you mine (when I remember what it is  :rolleyes:)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: DrewGTI on 06 September 2010, 20:57
cool. . . await PM!


hhmmm, tea time could be cool but will have to get a pass from the little lady. . . not under th thumb honest, just very different shifts and not seeing each other.  :rolleyes: :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 09 September 2010, 19:04
Well, drunken purchases have arrived throughout the week (still more to come though  :rolleyes:)

To go back a little, the engine bay started out like this..............................

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/radobadgeless007.jpg)


Now it looks a little nicer  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0223.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0224.jpg)

Will update more as the parts keep landing  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 09 September 2010, 20:01
That looks really good mate
what's the green pipe? Vacuum?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 09 September 2010, 20:13
You mean the one with the Corrado logo on??

That's for the ISV Mate.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 09 September 2010, 20:28
Yeah, looks smart, at least the hangover was worth it then!!
Power Rowr pipe worth the money?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 09 September 2010, 20:45
It was Mate, cheap enough and fits perfect.

Only (I think) bought it for cosmetic reasons  :smiley:

Some of the plastic pipes were a little buggered so replaced accordingly  :cool:

also got rid of that big plastic cowling over the radiator, been in contact as well (it turns out) with a guy who can supply a rad fan upgrade with billet brackets.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 09 September 2010, 20:48
Cool!
It's nice to replace lots of bits at once!
Think I'm gonna start my wheel refurb this weekend!
No borbets on edition?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 09 September 2010, 21:03
Oooh...........bugger  :shocked:

Not looked on there today, cheers for the reminder :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 10 September 2010, 18:17
ya've got some havent ya.....?
come on, how long we gotta wait?????
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 10 September 2010, 18:22
Got quite a bit of work to do to the new wheels before they're shown  :cool:

Need to get some winter wheels now and sell the brocks that are on at the minute  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 10 September 2010, 19:12
lol!
nice one mate, yeah, thats what put me off, quite alot of messing around to make em fit!
be well worth it though when they are on!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 11 September 2010, 13:38
Where did you get the inlet manifold from bud? How much too?

Bay looks a lot nice, I want to do the same with my bay, or along the same lines. Cleaning it up and putting to better bits on it.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 11 September 2010, 15:38
Got the inlet and a polished rocker cover from a Mate for £50.

Sold the rocker cover on as it would have looked too much  :undecided:. It's a 50mm inlet instead of the standard 44mm item.

Think I'll start and keep me eyes peeled for a green samco hose kit  :cool:

amazing what you buy when drunk  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 13 September 2010, 23:54
Loads better  :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 24 September 2010, 19:16
 :evil:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0248.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Dec on 24 September 2010, 20:24
Not looked at this thread since May (comp troubles lately so just catching up) and so much has changed! Started on page 25 lol

Looks really good lower, without the side strips and with the roof checkered :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 25 September 2010, 14:47
Cheers Dec :afro:

Well, decided that the rear seats were neither use nor ornament so out they came, along with the seatbelts, parcel shelf and the shelf supports.

When I had done this though I had lost all of my rear speakers  :sad: and the stereo sounded crap  :angry:

I'm going for a complete re-trim to get rid of the old grey interior and get something done to match the whole colour theme of the car.

I kept looking at this.....................

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0249.jpg)

And then I decided that this is what I needed to do (cue the noise of power tools, saws and hammers. Along with the smell of glue  :grin:)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0250.jpg)

I know it doesnt match anything in there yet but it's a start. Also the shallow fit sub is about half the weight of a normal one  :cool:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 25 September 2010, 15:22
The interior is going to look sweeeet when that's finished  :cool: Awesome idea man  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 25 September 2010, 19:55
Will look sweet when finished.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 26 September 2010, 01:32
now that is gonna be smart!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 October 2010, 10:38
Thanks Guys  :cool:

First door card 50% complete.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/066.jpg)

Still waiting for some piping to complete and need to do something with the door pocket/speaker mount.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 October 2010, 17:31
Now both door cards are complete, might get rid of the piping though  :undecided:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0260.jpg)

Rear cards are done also.

A Peugeot 206 supply a very handy cargo net so that the rear can still be used as a boot  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0261.jpg)

Not sure how to tackle the rear arch carpets though  :undecided:, answers on postcards please  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 23 October 2010, 17:40
looking good buddy, and to think you were going to sell  :lipsrsealed: :rolleyes:

oh and the piping is  :sick:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 October 2010, 17:49

I know, I know............ :grin:


That's what I'm thinking too mate  :rolleyes:, it's gonna have to go.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 23 October 2010, 17:58
What piping? There was never any piping  :lipsrsealed:
Nice work man :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 23 October 2010, 18:47
Wow
Looking smart mate!!
Ya were thinking of selling??? What and why?? Lol don't! You've been told! ;)
Good wrk though! Although I'm not a fan of the piping either...
Wanna sort my interior too ? :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 October 2010, 19:30
Piping is no more  :wink: took some removing though, the adhesive was quite strong  :shocked:

Had a dark moment where I was going to rid it because I'm using it every day now for me new job but changed me mind last minute  :rolleyes: Was going to buy a winter sh!tter but I'll just not go to work if it snows too bad  :laugh:

This will be the last interior I do mate, getting the original covering off was quite a task, my finger ends are feeling a little sensitive right now  :sad:

Got some Cream leather seats in mind, just need to find the right condition ones  :wink:

I also have a spare dash in the shed that will be sent off for re-trimming ( I don't fancy tackling that  :sad:).
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 23 October 2010, 19:41
Lol
Yeah, I wanna flocked dash, but it a big thing to start isnt it!
Looking good though!
Bet your well happy!
Yeah, I'm never driving to work in the snow again, not crashing a car for work again lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 October 2010, 19:51
I'll be happier when I have the seats I want, looking a bit funny at the minute with half the interior being gream and the rest being grey  :embarassed:

Once the seats are bought and in and the new wheels are done and on I'll be a lot happier mate  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 23 October 2010, 19:56
Yeah!!
Did ya get borate a's?!
Colour scheme??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 October 2010, 19:57
You'll have to wait and see on the wheels Mate :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 October 2010, 20:12
hate to agree on the piping but the rest looks plush.. :cool:  saw a mk2 boarded out with low level speakers, yours looks better and i want to do it when the time comes. sub will be in the spare wheel well though.  nice work!  Yeah those nets are handy, i nicked a couple from a hire car and and ex company car!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 23 October 2010, 20:17
Ya can't keep secrets mate lol, it's just not fair :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 23 October 2010, 20:48
Looks really good apart from the piping.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 October 2010, 21:59
Will post pics up when I've sourced new seats to show without the piping  :embarassed:


Just had to try it  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 31 October 2010, 15:02
Sent the new wheels off today for their first part of the refurb  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 31 October 2010, 15:31
Nice one mate!
Got my photos to come tomoz, but my calendar entry will be posted up later!
How are the seats coming along?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 31 October 2010, 15:38
Missed out on the seats I was after  :sad:

Oh well, the search continues  :rolleyes:

Look forward to seeing the pics of yours Mate. Will have a look round for it later  :wink:

Decided to go a completely different route with the wheels now so they'll be much higher maintenance but I reckon they'll be worth it  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 31 October 2010, 16:07
Just put a taster pick up!
Chuff will be proud of ya lol
When are we expecting pics :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 31 October 2010, 20:46
Well Mate,

First I'm having the rims mirror polished,

Then the centres will be painted,

Then some detail painting to be done when they're back. The best thing is I have the green light from the good lady that they can reside in the spare bedroom until next spring when they go on  :cool: :cool: :cool:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 31 October 2010, 20:49
Well trained mate!!
My mrs has been very understanding, as my wheels have resided indoors alot also :D
Sounds good though!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 13 November 2010, 09:14
Today the postie has brought me these  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0283.jpg)


Bought off another forum for a very reasonable price  :smug:
 
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 13 November 2010, 09:20
you tart, lol
have to say, when my samco hoses are cleaned up they still look really goos, and have been on there since before i bought the car, invoice is dated '06 :D
enjoy fitting em though :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 13 November 2010, 09:23
Waiting for new clips so they'll not be going on today  :sad:

Going to do them at my bro's garage up on the ramp so it should ease the pain  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 November 2010, 10:58
Nice... shouldn't  be that much of a pain to fit.... will look good when done though!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 18 November 2010, 21:52
Got a couple of them on already.................couldn't resist  :embarassed:

The spare dash I bought got shipped off to Nottingham yesterday along with my glovebox to get it flocked in beige to match what I'm doing with the interior  :cool:

Will post before and after pictures when done :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 18 November 2010, 22:02
Got a couple of them on already.................couldn't resist  :embarassed:

The spare dash I bought got shipped off to Nottingham yesterday along with my glovebox to get it flocked in beige to match what I'm doing with the interior  :cool:

Will post before and after pictures when done :afro:
awww i'd love a flocked dash since i saw a company with mk1 dashes already done at inters this year
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 December 2010, 14:16
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0331.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0332.jpg)

Bit more yellow than I would have liked but I'll see what it's like when fitted :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 December 2010, 14:26
Looks an awesome colour in the first pic!... jelous... bet you cant stop stroking it!.... and the dash  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 December 2010, 15:43
If it looked the same as the first pic I would be really pleased Mate. However, it's really yellow and matches asolutely feck all else in the car  :sad:

Emailed the company to see what needs doing to rectify the problem  :cry:


(does feel nice though  :wink:)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 December 2010, 15:52
If it looked the same as the first pic I would be really pleased Mate. However, it's really yellow and matches asolutely feck all else in the car  :sad:

Emailed the company to see what needs doing to rectify the problem  :cry:

I'm guessing you saw the colour of the flock before it was apllied?

(does feel nice though  :wink:)

What about the dash?  :grin:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 December 2010, 17:39
I sent them a sample of the material I had used and told them to match it was good as they could. They didn't  :sad:



(does feel nice though  :wink:)

What about the dash?  :grin:



Not tried the dash yet, I'll let you know :afro:  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 17 December 2010, 18:18
shame that mate!
can i ask how much it cost ya???
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 December 2010, 18:21
PM sent Mate  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 16 January 2011, 19:56
Had the dash sorted in a different colour now  :rolleyes:

This has lead to an entire interior colour change :afro:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0341.jpg)

Just waiting for the black carpet to arrive and source some seats that I've decided on and then that'll do for the inside  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 17 January 2011, 00:18
Had the dash sorted in a different colour now  :rolleyes:

This has lead to an entire interior colour change :afro:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0341.jpg)

Just waiting for the black carpet to arrive and source some seats that I've decided on and then that'll do for the inside  :smiley:

Really!? After all that... crazy business.. be interested to see how this looks now.. How was the dash done, stained or reflocked, if that's even possible.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 January 2011, 06:51
The dash was stripped and re-flocked Mate.

 If anyone is thinking of having anything of theirs flocked I would strongly recommend a dark colour  :grin:

All the beige door cards etc. were dropped off at the local tip on Saturday  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 19 January 2011, 17:45
Bought mesen a couple of seats and they arrived today  :cool:

Sorry for the crap pictures, the shed isn't too big  :sad:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0342.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0343.jpg)


Hopefully going to be fitting them while I'm doing the dash :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 19 January 2011, 18:50
They look nice ;)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 19 January 2011, 23:20
Seats look good :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 20 January 2011, 06:47
Cheers,

Had a bit of a panic last night and had to go outside with the tape measure just to make sure they would fit  :rolleyes:















And they do  :cool: , same width as the Corrado seats but the backs are much higher, still fit in though............phew  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 21 January 2011, 18:43
Stage one of dash swap complete  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0344.jpg)


Also been able to remove about 4kg of dust out from behind there  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Jimp on 21 January 2011, 21:40
The area behind the dash always scares me. Can't wait to see the dash and seats installed :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 22 January 2011, 17:16
good luck with the re fitting mate :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 22 January 2011, 19:15
Dash went back in no trouble Mate :afro:

The new seats however, were a different story  :sad:

It took 6 hours but they're in  :cool: will sort pics tomorrow when daylight is back  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - seats & dash in
Post by: Andy-H on 28 January 2011, 13:40
Well, as promised.

Finally got some pics of the dash & seats in  :cool:

Still got to get a black carpet and sort the A,B & C pillars out but it's getting there :afro:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0345.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0346.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0348.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0349.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0350.jpg)

As I say, a few more bits to................................
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 January 2011, 14:04
That looks fooking mint!... nice!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 28 January 2011, 14:09
That looks fooking mint!... nice!  :cool:

Couldn't have said it any better myself! That looks fooking mint!  :cool: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 January 2011, 15:09
That looks fooking mint!... nice!  :cool:

Couldn't have said it any better myself! That looks fooking mint!  :cool: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

 :grin: I can say it better than that!... Um..... Thats so mint it makes a trebor extra strong look lame!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Wayne on 28 January 2011, 15:11
Looks stunning  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: dom on 28 January 2011, 16:03
Very nice  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 28 January 2011, 16:30
Cheers Fellas :afro:

I've decided that it's time for the 'rado to grow up. The Cream will be all gone once the new wheels are sorted  :cool:

Wasn't the easiest of seats to fit in and had a couple of mishaps along the way but I think they work really well  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: robz on 28 January 2011, 17:35
Growing up sucks lol
Looks fapping awesome mate!!
Well done!
I've just done my a pillars in leather, was easy to do!! Sunvisors were a complete ness up though, need to start again! You doing yours? If so, ive warned ya lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 28 January 2011, 17:42
I was thinking of using acrylic paind for the sunvisors Robz, The stuff artists use  :wink:

Used to use it on me leather jackets back in the day, never peeled so hoping it will work  :smiley:

Going to try some fabric dye on the roof lining but going to try and find a Passat moon roof to fit whilst I have the roof lining out :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: vwgolfmk3gti8v on 28 January 2011, 21:09
 :cool:your mk3 is still going strong regards daz
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: SoundillusioN on 28 January 2011, 21:15
:cool:your mk3 Corrado is still going strong regards daz
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 28 January 2011, 22:37
:cool:your mk3 is still going strong regards daz

Hi Daz, long time no see  :wink: :grin: :grin:

Hope the old girl is treating you right. Havin' a lot of fun with the 'Rado  :wink:

It's a weekly project I've found  :grin:

You got any plans for the Mk3 mate??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: vwgolfmk3gti8v on 29 January 2011, 08:50
no plans,just keep her running
mot/lower ns ball joint £20 
last week new bosch battery £41 from gsf
also new splitter from eurowagans bloody speed humps
cheers
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 29 January 2011, 09:07
Flippin' heck  :shocked:

I wish the MOT had been that kind to me  :rolleyes:

Nice to know it's still going strong, having the same issues with my splitter now it's lower  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 04 February 2011, 15:38
Well, most of the things I've put in lately have come back out again today  :rolleyes:

So that this...................................

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0353.jpg)

Could be replaced with this................. :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0354.jpg)

Much better now the carpets are black  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Wayne on 04 February 2011, 15:46
Loads better  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 February 2011, 16:13
Very nice indeed... looks well plush in there now!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: DrewGTI on 04 February 2011, 21:24
Looking wicked mate!!!

glad to read your mk3 is still going strong too!!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 04 February 2011, 21:45
Cheers fella's :afro:

Yeah Drew,

was nice to know it's still going well. I put a lot of time into that motor  :rolleyes:

Just got a few more bits to do on the interior with this one now and get the new wheels on then that's it for this year  :lipsrsealed:

Chequered roof has now gone as well  :sad:

How you doing with yours??

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: DrewGTI on 04 February 2011, 22:06
Hey mate.... yeah is ok...

banded steels back on now and no more leaks (touch wood)

sorted the headliner and thats about it.... still have the mk3 as its parked up insideof storage! lol still need to sell!

mk2 has suspected rings and been burning oil.. but then i knew this anyway but been getting slightly worse so its being sorted asap now ad should be running tip top as soon as i know it.  :smiley:


other things will have to wait until the engine is sorted and i sell that mk3  :grin: :grin: :rolleyes:

how she is.....

(http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad296/Drewmonkey/IMG_0925.jpg?t=1296857152)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: cняis on 04 February 2011, 22:58
Andy that dash is niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice  :cool:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: SoundillusioN on 05 February 2011, 01:40
Andy that dash is niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice  :cool:


You're just not fussed about anything else now are you, just hooked on flockness.  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 05 February 2011, 08:44
Cheers Chris...............................it feels really nice too  :grin: :grin:

One other advantage I've found with it is that the windscreen doesn't mist up as much :afro:

One downside to it is that although I gave it a thorough hoovering, when I first turned the heater on it was like a little black dust explosion coming out of the vents  :sad:

Oh, two things actually. It needs hoovering weekly  :rolleyes:

Drew, the Mk2 is looking very nice indeed  :cool: bet you cant wait to free up the cash from the Mk3!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: dom on 05 February 2011, 20:02
Interior is looking sweet :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 18 February 2011, 14:56
Cheers Dom :afro:

Well, the front end has had a little makeover this afternoon  :wink:

Any Corrado owner will tell you how expensive it is to replace the headlights, fogs or indicators on these so I have been running lamin-x on the fogs & indicators and I bought some acrylic protectors for the headlights. I wanted to remove the yellow (or p155 filled according to DH  :grin:) and I wanted to do a little something different with the headlights  :wink:

A couple of PM's to LL and he sent me some of his protective film  :cool: . A little thinner than the lamin-x but much easier to work with (and cheaper too  :wink:)

The front has gone from this......


(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0365.jpg)

And after a Joey mod and the light smoke film.........

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0366.jpg)

Not a major change but I think it looks better  :grin:

Oh yeah, I've changed the grill badges as well  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Wayne on 18 February 2011, 21:29
That looks loads better, much nicer than the yellow fogs.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: robz on 18 February 2011, 21:41
Looking smart dude!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Andy-H on 20 March 2011, 14:41
Well, the other week I fitted black A,B, & C pillars into the rado to fit in with everything else I was doing. I also wanted to colour the headlining black to suit so it all came out  :smiley:

My ghetto fix on the roof lining was 2 tins of satin black cellulose paint I had in the shed  :evil:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0379.jpg)

While the roof lining was out I decided that I was going to try and get the sunroof to work  :rolleyes: Oooops  :sad:

Completely buggered it  :angry:. I needed to get one sooner rather than later as the panel was just sat in the hole  :shocked:

I had heard that the B3 or B4 passat estate moonroof was a near as dammit fit so I set about trying to find one of those as a rado one would be near impossible to find in good nick and the right colour  :sad:

After failing miserably on many places to find one I heard of someone getting one out of a Mk2 seat ibiza....................so I bought one  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0384.jpg)


And it fits damn near perfect  :cool: :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0385.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0386.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0387.jpg)

Chuffed to bits with it  :smiley:

Next weekend.................wheels  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new dash & seats in
Post by: Wayne on 20 March 2011, 20:19
Good news and find with the sunroof :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 28 March 2011, 18:55
Cheers Wayne :afro:

Latest addition  :evil:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/newhoops004.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/newhoops001.jpg)

Running massive tuck at the minute but will be sorting that in the workshop tomorrow  :wink:

Plus I've got to get the tyres fitted to the 9's  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: robz on 28 March 2011, 19:56
Looking sweet dude!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: chrisford_vw on 28 March 2011, 21:29
Wow these are going to look awesome on :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 28 March 2011, 21:37
Borbets  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dom on 29 March 2011, 11:56
Wow! Love Borbets, can't wait to see a better pic of them on :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 29 March 2011, 21:50
Cheers Guys :afro:

Got the rears on tonight, got a couple of pice to show them off a little better  :wink:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/PVCmeet2903002.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/PVCmeet2903001.jpg)

Just got to space out the fronts a little then finish the bumper I'm modding and put that on  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Rhyso on 29 March 2011, 21:51
Lush  :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dom on 29 March 2011, 22:02
Awesome :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dubsport on 30 March 2011, 00:21
 :shocked:

This looks OSSUM!!!! :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Horney on 30 March 2011, 22:53
Looks wicked.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 30 March 2011, 23:24
Awesome  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: cняis on 30 March 2011, 23:43
looks great, what wheel/tyre size are you running? have you got spacers on the rear?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 31 March 2011, 07:01
Cheers folks :afro:

I'm runnin 7.5 on the front and 9 on the rears. 195's fitted on the front and 205 on the rear (gives it a little stretch so there's no arch fouling  :rolleyes:)

No spacers on the rear, that's just how they sit which I'm really pleased with  :cool: Just need to sort the massive tuck on the front  :embarassed:

I did think of running 9's all round but that would have meant running with no inner arch liner and lots of other problems that would have occured  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: robz on 31 March 2011, 08:00
Could get a bit lower on the Back eh andy.... :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 31 March 2011, 10:02
Could get a bit lower on the Back eh andy.... :D

Not you as well as Chuff  :rolleyes: :grin:

Can't go much lower as the new front bumper will give me issues if I run lower  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 31 March 2011, 10:18
Perfect!  :cool:

Best wheels for this I think, looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 31 March 2011, 15:10
Wow, that looks immense! :cool:

well done on the sunroof find! :afro:

I love Corrado's and yours is lovely!  :tongue:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Jimp on 01 April 2011, 12:01
Borbets + Corrado =  :cool:
Looking good man :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 01 April 2011, 16:50
Cheers for the comments folks  :smiley: makes it all worthwhile  :cool:

Popped the spacers on last night so the fronts sit a little better  :wink:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0408.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0411.jpg)

Dish  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0413.jpg)

I also have completely smoked the rear lights as the red was a bit too bright  :rolleyes:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0410.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: thai-wronghorse on 01 April 2011, 16:54
this looks better every time you post up a picture, the rear lights look wicked.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Seanl on 01 April 2011, 17:13
I love this!!  :drool: I really really want one now!!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dubsport on 01 April 2011, 18:08
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0408.jpg)

F@ck rrados are ugly but they just look so mean and awesome :drool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: vwgolfmk3gti8v on 04 April 2011, 20:34
awesome andy-wipers could do with a drop
golfs had a new clutch/oil seal let go/also just had the rear gearbox mount fitted 2day/oh and oil pressure switch
still happy anyway
regards daz
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 04 April 2011, 21:06

F@ck rrados are ugly but they just look so mean and awesome :drool:

Cheers.....................................................I think  :laugh:


Hi Daz,

Yeah, going for the Lupo set up on the wipers. they still aren't perfect but at least they clear most of the water away  :grin:

Picking a couple of new bits for it on Wednesday night at the local meet then call the painter to see how the new frot bumper is coming on
 :rolleyes:

Hope the Golf is running nice now. I've had to order another ISV for this today, just decided that it doesn't want to work anymore so it makes junctions/traffic lights/roundabouts etc. really interesting with no tickover  :shocked:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 04 April 2011, 22:22
Looks absolutely amazing... love it.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 15 April 2011, 16:51
Cheers Mate :afro:

Well, the car is currently off the road  :sad: waiting for a part coming in from Germany next Wednesday so I can get it fitted and hopefully happy days again   :wink:

While it's parkrd up I decided to fit a little part I've had for a bit but never fitted  :rolleyes:.

Took this out....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0421.jpg)

And popped this in  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0422.jpg)


Hoping this part coming will cure my fuelling problems, if not it will either be broken for spares or complete transplant  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 15 April 2011, 18:07
Washer bottle is ace :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: lemski on 15 April 2011, 19:06
that washer bottle is quite cool
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 15 April 2011, 19:09
Cheers, It's given me the bug again to change the other parts under the bonnet for alloy items. Looking around now for other bits to install  :smiley:

Wilst I had everything out of the car I checked through some dodgy wiring and replaced/soldered any weak connections I could find so quite a productive afternoon  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: thai-wronghorse on 15 April 2011, 19:31
Im feeling the washer bottle.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dubsport on 15 April 2011, 19:32
Pimp that bay!! :smug:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: jamrock on 15 April 2011, 21:22
nice :cool:

the power steering bottle looks squashed  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 15 April 2011, 21:29
nice :cool:

the power steering bottle looks squashed  :lipsrsealed:

Gonna get me a smaller one  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: jamrock on 15 April 2011, 23:08
problem sorted   :smiley:

now all u need is an ally coolant tank.   :cool:

http://www.passionauto.co.uk/products/bailey-ht20-vw-golf-mk2-alloy-header-tank.html
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 16 April 2011, 07:35
 :shocked: Oooooohhhh.............................................that's nice  :kiss:

Bit on the pricy side though so I'll keep me eyes peeled. I need to think about how to relocate the fan control moule too as it's now in the way  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 16 April 2011, 11:17
Nice....  :cool:


I've got fuelling problems too.  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 16 April 2011, 12:48
I've just popped a new accumulator on mine and so far **touches some wood** it's running OK. Stripped the old one down and the diaphram was completely goosed  :shocked:

Just going to take the lift pump out of the petrol tank and check the filters in there and hopefully I'll be good to go  :wink:

What's up with yours??
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 17 April 2011, 18:02
Fuelling is now sorted  :grin: :grin:

took it for a little tootle round and this is what the return was  :cool: :cool: :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/Photo0426.jpg)


Not bad for a 19yr old  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: thai-wronghorse on 17 April 2011, 18:45
Surely that can't be accurate?  :huh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: GrandMstRamRod on 17 April 2011, 18:48
looking nice mate, love corrado's!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: robz on 17 April 2011, 19:25
Told ya on fb, coasting downhill in gear is cheating :D
I got 99.9 in the golf that way :D
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 17 April 2011, 19:52
Wasn't all downhill Mate  :wink:  :laugh:

The reading was taken when I parked up after a 35 mile trip around the peak district so lots of stop starting, hills etc.

The MFA has always been pretty accurate so it would be nice if it were to be true. I'm gonna keep tabs on this and see if it maintains this :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Jimp on 18 April 2011, 11:24
Looks like I should sell my 1.4 and buy a 16v rado as a daily  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dom on 18 April 2011, 11:36
 :shocked: That's better than some dervs, surely that can't be true!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Dec on 18 April 2011, 17:48
Looks sweet on the borbets :cool:


:shocked: That's better than some dervs, surely that can't be true!

Haha yeah, my derv averages 45ish I think!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 27 May 2011, 19:03
Right, a bit of an update  :wink:.

Got given a spare front bumper so the old mind started going  :rolleyes:

I cut the numberplate recess out, got the soldering iron out and melted it into it's new place  :cool: I then started applying some filler  :wink:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0390.jpg)

Smoothed it over and sent it off for a bit of a colour match :afro:

While it was there I measured up and made mesen a little bracket at work  :wink:


(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Photo0492.jpg)

Then I got the bumper back today  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/250315_10150210276115682_648860681_7148523_3035316_n.jpg)

Took the old one off.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/246742_10150210302270682_648860681_7148646_1362089_n.jpg)

And popped the new one on :afro:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/255124_10150210410775682_648860681_7149797_4616019_n.jpg)

You can just see the little bracket under the bumper.

And then spoilt it by putting the numberplate back on  :sad:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/247077_10150210427785682_648860681_7149914_1700388_n.jpg)

Only 2x cuts and a burnt finger too  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 27 May 2011, 20:19
Looks really good :afro:

Very neat trick with the number plate.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Horney on 27 May 2011, 20:59
I think it looks better with the plate on. It's where VW should have put it in the first place. Good work.

Nick
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: thai-wronghorse on 27 May 2011, 22:00
Top work, that's exactly how I plan to do my front bumper and number plate. That's a swish little bracket you've knocked up there, is it stainless?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: GrandMstRamRod on 27 May 2011, 22:02
top work mate looks good!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 27 May 2011, 22:11
Cheers for the comments fellas :afro:

Nick, the numberplate is growing on me now  :cool: Looks kinda OEM with it on.

Top work, that's exactly how I plan to do my front bumper and number plate. That's a swish little bracket you've knocked up there, is it stainless?

Cheers Buddy, it's 304 stainless, we use a lot at work so I made this out of a scrap piece  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dom on 29 May 2011, 11:56
....and just when you think that the car can't get any better! Love it :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 01 June 2011, 14:46
Saw this on FB... Looks ace!

Looks fine with the numberplate on and as said before, it's where they should have put it in the first place... relocated mine to a similar place as my bodykit allowed it.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 01 June 2011, 15:20
love the thought that has gone into this project, it's very intuitive  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Jimp on 01 June 2011, 21:26
*Like* :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dubsport on 01 June 2011, 23:49
Ouusssh!!! I need a rado!!!  :drool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 04 June 2011, 20:27
Cheers Fellas :afro:

Had the motor detailed today by a local guy, he has done a stunning job  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/detail1.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Detail2.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Detail3.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Detail4.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Detail5.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Detail6.jpg)

Shame it wont stay this clean for long :(
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: robz on 04 June 2011, 20:30
Jaw on floor.....
Wow, cracking work dude!!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 04 June 2011, 20:47
Cheers Robz :afro:

It'll do for a daily  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: dazzawest1987 on 04 June 2011, 21:10
That's a lovely motor you got there mate, everything's just bang on
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 04 June 2011, 21:28
Stunning, looks really nice :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 06 June 2011, 15:17
Stunning!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: daz veedub on 06 June 2011, 15:27
its even nicer in the flesh  :cool:

top job andy mate

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: robz on 06 June 2011, 15:39
hopefully ill get to see it on wed!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 06 June 2011, 18:48
Cheers fellas :afro:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 02 July 2011, 19:48
Spent 4 hours today removing this from a donor Mk4  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/engine.jpg)

Gonna strip it down, re-condition it, then take the rado off the road in september ready for the transplant :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 July 2011, 20:24
Spent 4 hours today removing this from a donor Mk4  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/engine.jpg)

Gonna strip it down, re-condition it, then take the rado off the road in september ready for the transplant :afro:

woh.... nice one... :cool:

In time to have some fun before winter?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 02 July 2011, 20:35
Nah, gonna keep it off the road whilst march next year mate. Got the engine, box, loom, gear linkage, ECU, and lots of other ancillaries :afro:
Need to take my tome with this and do a lot of research  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 July 2011, 20:39
Nah, gonna keep it off the road whilst march next year mate. Got the engine, box, loom, gear linkage, ECU, and lots of other ancillaries :afro:
Need to take my tome with this and do a lot of research  :wink:

Always had a soft spot for a corrado but don't know stupid amounts about them, as a result I haven't seen many 20vt ones... be nice to see this done. good luck with it all.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 02 July 2011, 20:42
Good luck with the conversion, will be awesome  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 02 July 2011, 21:36
Cheers Wayne, might take you up on those coils you have for sale  :wink: also need to get a turbo for it so any advice would be gratefully received on that  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 02 July 2011, 21:37
Cheers Wayne, might take you up on those coils you have for sale  :wink: also need to get a turbo for it so any advice would be gratefully received on that  :smiley:

What engine code is it, ko3s is the better choice.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: JC on 02 July 2011, 21:38
should have gone diesel  :kiss:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 02 July 2011, 22:04
It's an AGU code engine Wayne.

Chuff, not wanting to go down that route with this. There will be another car purchased as a runaround which may well be the dirty fuel  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: daz veedub on 19 July 2011, 23:40
It's an AGU code engine Wayne.

Chuff, not wanting to go down that route with this. There will be another car purchased as a runaround which may well be the dirty fuel  :grin:

same as mine andy - agu

k03s it mate, thats on my list  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 20 July 2011, 21:58
Well, turns out the head is completely buggered on this motor  :sad:  Price of a good replacement head is somewhere along the same price as another donor engine. So I'm gonna start looking for another suitable donor and see what I can get.

At least I've got plenty of ancillaries to put with a new motor now so hopefully by the winter I will have found somewhere to store the car and get the old motor out and prep the bay for the new one arriving  :wink:

Bought a few more bits for it yesterday so pics will arrive once fitted :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 July 2011, 10:43
Well, turns out the head is completely buggered on this motor  :sad:  Price of a good replacement head is somewhere along the same price as another donor engine. So I'm gonna start looking for another suitable donor and see what I can get.

At least I've got plenty of ancillaries to put with a new motor now so hopefully by the winter I will have found somewhere to store the car and get the old motor out and prep the bay for the new one arriving  :wink:

Bought a few more bits for it yesterday so pics will arrive once fitted :afro:

That's a pain in the ass!... gutted for you.... was the engine sold as sold as seen?  no chance of giving it back?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 21 July 2011, 12:39
Engine was given to me for nowt Mate  :wink:

Thought I could salvage it but there was too much damage to the cam seats :sad:. Still, all the ancillaries are there and all I need is a block & k03s turbo and I'll be sorted  :cool:

Seen quite a few good example, low mileage ones going for not too big money so gonna have a good search before purchasing in October  :smiley: I currently have no spare room for another engine as yet  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 July 2011, 12:48
Ah fair enough mate.

Happy hunting for a new one then... I wonder when good stock of 20VTs will come to an end with so many conversions going on these days.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 21 July 2011, 12:58
Exactly Mate. Keep thinking about different powerplants to the 20v but it's a relatively simple conversion mechanically. The wiring on the other hand  :shocked:  :grin:

Diesel was another option but don't fancy all the changes involved  :sad:

See what pops up I guess  :smiley:


Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 July 2011, 13:39
Exactly Mate. Keep thinking about different powerplants to the 20v but it's a relatively simple conversion mechanically. The wiring on the other hand  :shocked:  :grin:

Diesel was another option but don't fancy all the changes involved  :sad:

See what pops up I guess  :smiley:


It's a great unit and popular for conversions as a result, If I wasn't so keen to keep my original motor i'd go down the same route...  I just wonder when they run out, bet the later engines aren't so straight forward to fit.

could you honestly tolerate a diesel chugging away under the bonnet of such a nice Corrado?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 21 July 2011, 13:42

could you honestly tolerate a diesel chugging away under the bonnet of such a nice Corrado?


A TDI PD130 with a remap would be something different :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: thai-wronghorse on 21 July 2011, 14:49
That's what id like in my valver, I bet its a massive ballache to do though?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 21 July 2011, 14:58
That's what id like in my valver, I bet its a massive ballache to do though?

A7 UFO did similar but......


http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=175204.msg1638381#msg1638381
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 21 July 2011, 15:14
Thing for me now is that because I have everything else for it, I may as well go for the 20v. A friend has done a TDI conversion on his rado from a B4 Passat and happily trundles around at 65+ mpg but he admits it's slooooow  :sad:

Modern ones are good but I always feel that they run out of steam early on  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: F17BAD on 21 July 2011, 18:07
TDI deffo run out of puff far too quick mate

you made right choice :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 23 July 2011, 17:23
Little bit of an interim update while I search for a decent engine  :rolleyes:

Old wipers.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/IMG_0120.jpg)

New wipers.......

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/IMG_0123.jpg)

A pair of drivers side TT wiper arms & blades, work sooooooo much better than the originals (these actually touch the screen)  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Shady Pioneer on 23 July 2011, 17:28
They look awesome man. :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: daz veedub on 23 July 2011, 20:16
defo looks loads better andy  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Wayne on 23 July 2011, 20:37
Wipers look good.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: robz on 23 July 2011, 21:10
Nice!
Standard were shocking haha
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 23 July 2011, 21:29
Ooooh I like them, hmmm. Will they work on a mk1?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: Andy-H on 23 July 2011, 21:53
Ooooh I like them, hmmm. Will they work on a mk1?

I reckon the right mix of wipers could be made to work on the Mk1 mate  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado - new hoops arrived
Post by: SoundillusioN on 24 July 2011, 01:04
Ooooh I like them, hmmm. Will they work on a mk1?

I reckon the right mix of wipers could be made to work on the Mk1 mate  :cool:

Just like how flush they sit with being mounted at the side of the wiper rather than above... looks ace, may have to have a play one day.  Quite happy with mine even though they look a little out of place, aero wipers on standard arms. look a bit too modern.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 01 August 2011, 18:46
A little bit of picture whoring  :grin: :grin:

Taken yesterday by peeps at the detailed bash

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/detailed5.jpg)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/detailed.jpg)

And this one containing a mug shot. I'm the one on the left  :rolleyes:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/detailed2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 01 August 2011, 23:49
Looks awesome :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 02 August 2011, 09:46
Best this car has ever looked... It's really come together now.. Love it.  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: dom on 02 August 2011, 13:36
Absolutely love this car :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Dan34 on 03 August 2011, 22:45
just yes! mint corrado!  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 12 August 2011, 16:30
Well I think my time with the Rado is coming to an end.

I was going to park it up for the winter and do the engine conversion but I'm struggling to find anywhere suitable to do this  :sad:

I hate the fact that I'm wrecking it by using it as a daily so it's going up for sale  :cry:

Time to let the head rule the heart me thinks...
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: dragongreengolfgti on 12 August 2011, 16:32
very nice rado how much will she be up forsale for?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 12 August 2011, 16:33
Well I think my time with the Rado is coming to an end.

I was going to park it up for the winter and do the engine conversion but I'm struggling to find anywhere suitable to do this  :sad:

I hate the fact that I'm wrecking it by using it as a daily so it's going up for sale  :cry:

Time to let the head rule the heart me thinks...

Never a good move!

Get it parked up, or at least put it back to standard so you don't have to watch someone else enjoy it!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 12 August 2011, 16:36

Get it parked up, or at least put it back to standard so you don't have to watch someone else enjoy it!


Spot on :afro:

Whatever happens it will be a shame to part with it. :smiley:

Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 12 August 2011, 16:38
very nice rado how much will she be up forsale for?

It won't be leaving my house without a substantial amount in my hand Mate  :wink: . I have contemplated breaking it for spares so that no-one else had it  :evil: but I have neither the time nor the patience for that

Never a good move!

Get it parked up, or at least put it back to standard so you don't have to watch someone else enjoy it!

Putting it back to standard will skint me out Mate  :grin: There's next to feck all left standard  :laugh:

CHeers Wayne :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 12 August 2011, 16:52
Never a good move!

Get it parked up, or at least put it back to standard so you don't have to watch someone else enjoy it!

Putting it back to standard will skint me out Mate  :grin: There's next to feck all left standard  :laugh:

:( It's this Corrardo that made me really appreciate them! I don't wanna see it go unless it's to another Forum member!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 12 August 2011, 17:08
Just as I'm looking to buy one :D
My budget is a straight swap for a rotten golf. Interested :D
What ya gonna move on to?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 12 August 2011, 17:17
Just as I'm looking to buy one :D
My budget is a straight swap for a rotten golf. Interested :D
What ya gonna move on to?

Oh go on th..........hey wait a minute  :laugh: :laugh:

I need something more practical mate, something that I don't crack me head on every time I get in  :grin: :grin:

Plus I aint getting any younger  :rolleyes:

(new motor will in no way remain in standard form  :evil:)


I have been looking at A4's so I think I'll be going for a 'loon of some sort
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: robz on 12 August 2011, 17:31
Damn nearly!

Was looking brill when i saw it!!
Yeah, there is a technique in getting in and out if em haha
Quite like boras!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 August 2011, 18:17
Never a good move!

Get it parked up, or at least put it back to standard so you don't have to watch someone else enjoy it!

Putting it back to standard will skint me out Mate  :grin: There's next to feck all left standard  :laugh:

:( It's this Corrardo that made me really appreciate them! I don't wanna see it go unless it's to another Forum member!

This and as long as it's not Danny Monday!  :grin:

Love this car.. shame it's suddenly come to this, what will you do if you part with it?... another project?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 12 August 2011, 18:25


This and as long as it's not Danny Monday!  :grin:

Love this car.. shame it's suddenly come to this, what will you do if you part with it?... another project?

It will be another project Mate but this time a little more boring sensible

Up in the for sale section  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 12 August 2011, 18:39


This and as long as it's not Danny Monday!  :grin:

Love this car.. shame it's suddenly come to this, what will you do if you part with it?... another project?

It will be another project Mate but this time a little more boring sensible

Up in the for sale section  :wink:

Fair price.. Good luck with the sale.  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: rio on 12 August 2011, 21:45
sweet car mate good luck with sale worth every penny:)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 12 August 2011, 21:59
Good luck with the sale :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: daz veedub on 12 August 2011, 22:00
Well I think my time with the Rado is coming to an end.

I was going to park it up for the winter and do the engine conversion but I'm struggling to find anywhere suitable to do this  :sad:

I hate the fact that I'm wrecking it by using it as a daily so it's going up for sale  :cry:

Time to let the head rule the heart me thinks...

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: chrisford_vw on 13 August 2011, 19:00
An awesome car so much love time and effort has been put into this. Glws Andy wont be around long! See Jules et al have converted you to the four rings lol
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 13 August 2011, 19:40
how big a discount , mates rates  :huh:

 :kiss:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Steve_PD on 13 August 2011, 19:41
buy it Chuff you know you want too :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: T_J_G on 13 August 2011, 20:06
Awesome Corrado.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 14 August 2011, 08:44
how big a discount , mates rates  :huh:

 :kiss:

Special price for you Chuff cos I know you'll sell the Borbets & put it on some of your G60 steels  :wink: :grin:

Thanks for the kind words, really gonna miss this car  :cry:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: dom on 15 August 2011, 20:44
Don't do it :cry:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 30 August 2011, 21:34
Well, the Rado will be heading off for a life daaaaaarn sarrrrrrffff this weekend.

Gonna miss the old bus


/thread  :cry:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 30 August 2011, 21:35
Well, the Rado will be heading off for a life daaaaaarn sarrrrrrffff this weekend.

Gonna miss the old bus


/thread  :cry:

Time for a new project then  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 30 August 2011, 22:25
Already sorted Wayne  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 02 September 2011, 21:12
Polished for the last time tonight  :cry:


Never thought I would miss a car so much and it hasn't even gone yet  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Leaves the drive for the last time in the morning......................
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 25 August 2013, 08:52
Well, it took almost 2 years but.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/1240018_10151803254365682_2118286813_n_zpsd77874ef.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/1240018_10151803254365682_2118286813_n_zpsd77874ef.jpg.html)

I had to have another one  :evil:. Loads of plans for it but looking forward to starting again  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 25 August 2013, 10:09
Stunning mate!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: leigh_harty on 25 August 2013, 20:14
Put a proper front end back on  :wink: and i'll add the 2% of 'like' back to the 98% I already do  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 25 August 2013, 20:17
The in-pro's will be going but I really like the reiger style grill so it'll ne staying for now  :tongue: :laugh:

Made a start cleaning the engine bay up today  :cool: :cool:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1231702_10151806135280682_168058915_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 25 August 2013, 20:22
get a new thread up you slack git  :tongue:

and welcome back to the start  :laugh:

 :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 25 August 2013, 20:44
Couldn't be bothered  :tongue: :tongue:

It's like putting on a comfortable old shoe again  :cool: . It smells funny  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 11 September 2013, 15:36
Talking of smelling funny. I've had the interior treated to a wet vac and valet  :smiley:. There was a lot of sh!t that came out of those carpets  :sick:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/September2013307_zpsb8143f8b.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/September2013307_zpsb8143f8b.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/September2013308_zps6774ba84.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/September2013308_zps6774ba84.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/September2013309_zps95f8d179.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/September2013309_zps95f8d179.jpg.html)

And the previous owner had done the usual of putting 6x9's in the parcel shelf  :rolleyes: so I ripped off the old covering, made a new rear piece and re-covered it  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/September2013311_zpsd9464357.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/September2013311_zpsd9464357.jpg.html)

I've also started doing a few bits to the outside via the help of lamin-x  :evil:. Still to do the indicators cos I ran out of material  :sad:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/September2013312_zpse68014fb.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/September2013312_zpse68014fb.jpg.html)

Also popped in some osram nightbreakers to counteract the tint  :laugh:.

Borbets will be going as soon as I can find a buyer for them as I have chosen the ones I want ready for it being on the road next spring :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Seanl on 11 September 2013, 15:43
Looking good Andy. I know what you mean about the old shoe too!  :evil:

I need to do my parcel shelf actually, what material did you use? Its pretty thin so I'm not sure if carpet will mould into the recesses properly.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 11 September 2013, 15:52
Cheers Buddy.

It's great having one again. This has been garaged for more than a year so it needs a few bits doing (brakes etc. but that'll be done when I get the keys to the lock up  :cool:

I used this material on the parcel shelf...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260739430640?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_1099wt_1018

Only needed to order 1m of it so very cheap then I used spray contact adhesive and as I placed the material on I moulded it in with the back of my hand and it has stayed in place  :cool: :cool: The material has a little bit of stretch in it so good for things like this  :wink:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Seanl on 11 September 2013, 16:07
Cheers bud, just need to find some in beige now...................... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 11 September 2013, 16:10
Cheers bud, just need to find some in beige now...................... :rolleyes:

Like this stuff??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2m-x-1m-Acoustic-Car-Carpet-Cloth-Audio-Installs-ICE-Parcel-Shelf-SUB-Boxes-/160657406078?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Rugs_Runners_Mats&var=460032810131&hash=item2567ed787e#ht_1210wt_1255
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Seanl on 11 September 2013, 16:22
I reckon that'll do mate, cheers!  :wink:


Note to self, must look properly............... :whistle:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 September 2013, 18:55
 :laugh:

Right. first trademark Corrado issue resolved....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/image_zps162c6d59.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/image_zps162c6d59.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/image_zps542842f9.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/image_zps542842f9.jpg.html)

Replaced with these..

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/image_zpsce6a0669.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/image_zpsce6a0669.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/image_zps73c470c4.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/image_zps73c470c4.jpg.html)

These actually touch the screen  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Diamond Hell on 17 September 2013, 20:00
What are 'those' and what's the part number, please?  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 September 2013, 20:07
'those' are a pair of drivers side TT wiper arms. Haven't got the part number to hand but I will get it for you tomorrow off one  :smiley:

Lupo ones also work  :wink:

EDIT:

Got the numbers..

Arm x 2 - 8N2 955 408D
 Blade x 2 - 8N2 955 425E
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Seanl on 17 September 2013, 21:01
A must for a Corrado tbf. I've kind of "adapted" my standard ones by bending where the spring clips on. It extends the spring so gives more tension on the arm against the screen. Its far better than before, but not perfect if I'm honest. The TT arms are not cheap if bought new from Audi, so ebay trawling or breakers yards are the best bet. The Lupo arms are more readily available and cheaper if you happen to find a couple being broken locally. This and an uprated headlight wiring loom really are must have items for a Corrado.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 17 September 2013, 21:09
I was going to get a loom for mine again as per the last one but mine was a bit dodgy and occasionally drained the battery  :angry:

I'm gonna give the nightbreakers a go before I update the loom to see if they help in any way.

Next up is a complete brake refurb and I need to find a leather repair company local to do some minor repairs to the rear seats.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 29 September 2013, 20:05
Whilst waiting for the brake parts to arrive, I sorted the next Corrado issue........... the dodgy sunroof  :angry:

Picked up a Mk3 golf estate sunroof locally and popped it in  :cool:

While I was doing it I also turned the headlining black  :evil:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/1377310_10151882006360682_553022398_n_zpse4a25657.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/1377310_10151882006360682_553022398_n_zpse4a25657.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/562896_10151881976360682_351966877_n_zps03af6dfe.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/562896_10151881976360682_351966877_n_zps03af6dfe.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/1010964_10151882006145682_1082039812_n_zps3e9a0e25.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/1010964_10151882006145682_1082039812_n_zps3e9a0e25.jpg.html)

I now have a tilting AND sliding sunroof  :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 04 October 2013, 06:24
Oh, and I finished with the lamin-x  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/969321_10151861080535682_359330293_n_zps03a6652d.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/969321_10151861080535682_359330293_n_zps03a6652d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Seanl on 04 October 2013, 20:22
Really taking shape mate! Moonroof looks excellent, I could do with getting one of those tbh!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 05 October 2013, 06:28
For about an hour of your time and £20 I think it's worth it Mate  :cool:

Thinking about swapping the panels in it (if I can) so I still have the original in but I do quite like the glass  :undecided:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 11 October 2013, 19:48
Quick update....

Metal Corrado panel fitted onto the Mk3 sunroof mech, all good :afro:

Just fitted this tonight  :smiley:

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1395869_10151905999300682_346754709_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: SoundillusioN on 11 October 2013, 20:36
What a great thing to see after a break from the site... Looks good too.   Is this a second car now?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 11 October 2013, 20:57
What a great thing to see after a break from the site... Looks good too.   Is this a second car now?

It is for the minute mate. Got a little 6n polo as a daily which is saving me a bl00dy fortune  :cool: :cool:

great to have the option of not having to get everything done before the Monday commute  :cool: :cool:

Could do with a similar garage space to yours :afro: been looking around nearby and found a house we like with a large garden with a garage so hopefully I'll be in a better position to get this thing sorted properly :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Wayne on 11 October 2013, 21:01
Looks really nice, :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 02 November 2013, 13:38
Cheers Wayne :afro:

Right, update.....

Got the Momo in   :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Nov2013072_zps134e4bb1.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Nov2013072_zps134e4bb1.jpg.html)

Then started on another creature comfort  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Nov2013075_zps281a2e40.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Nov2013075_zps281a2e40.jpg.html)

Then I decided to have a look at the issue of the indicators not working :angry:. The hazards were OK so I knew the relays were fine and all the indicators worked. I diagnosed that the stalk itself was pooped  :sad:

This left me like this....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Nov2013090_zps8288d46b.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Nov2013090_zps8288d46b.jpg.html)

A bit of research showed that the later controls were a direct replacement (and they look a little better so I sourced them along with the cowl and fitted them).

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Nov2013104_zps71ce6f89.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Nov2013104_zps71ce6f89.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Nov2013105_zps170e8262.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Nov2013105_zps170e8262.jpg.html)

The clocks are still out as there are some LED's missing from inside them  :undecided: :undecided:

Also removed the rear wiper...... surprised me how much the motor weighed  :shocked:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Nov2013086_zps5aa80bc9.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Nov2013086_zps5aa80bc9.jpg.html)

And that's where I'm up to. Sorry for the bad quality pics  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 16 February 2014, 16:03
Bit more of an update........

New wheels & tyres, arches rolled & pulled. New top mounts on the coilovers, all red rears fitted. Full MOT, a bit of tax and it's on the road  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/1743697_10152203424740682_133462652_n_zpsb49cc70c.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/1743697_10152203424740682_133462652_n_zpsb49cc70c.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/993524_10152064749765682_1100823182_n_zps7ee4cb82.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/993524_10152064749765682_1100823182_n_zps7ee4cb82.jpg.html)

Need to sort the exhaust where it catches the rear beam and the drivers window rattles when it's fully closed so I'll whip the door card off at some point to sort it.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: JC on 16 February 2014, 16:32
needs to go .........................................  :whistle:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: RichardBaronGolf on 17 February 2014, 11:29
Woah! Was just flicking through like I usually do at work went from page one to this.. What a beauty  :shocked:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: VR6_Wherry on 17 February 2014, 14:51
I hate you. Again whenever I click on your threads my 'Rado love comes back!
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 07 April 2014, 07:09
Cheers Guys :afro:

Well, a few teething troubles like the starter motor packing up and various exhaust rubbers deciding to relieve themselves from duty, all has been well......................sooooooooo

I wanted to move the washer bottle out of the engine bay, as it's a massive 4L bottle it took up quite a bit of room. As there was a redundant pipe from the original rear washer....it was a no-brainer as to where it could be put  :smiley:. I bought a smaller bottle for the relocation too.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd3d7cde2.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd3d7cde2.jpg.html)

This got me thinking about removing more from the engine bay so I made a false boot floor, removed some surplus items and fixed the floor down.

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse545c678.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse545c678.jpg.html)

Ordered a battery securing tray that will be bolted into position with a sealed battery, also ordered a battery positive cable from an E36 BMW as they have the battery in the boot so should have enough spare  :wink:

Then I ripped the front bumper off for some fettling  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps72df2ce7.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps72df2ce7.jpg.html)

Will update when I progress
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 13 April 2014, 18:22
Went and did it again............  :rolleyes:






(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4283aa06.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4283aa06.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 03 May 2014, 16:43
Had a mate come round today whilst the sun was out and had some of the paintwork corrected  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps84956b70.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps84956b70.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsce6db7a5.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsce6db7a5.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfeba2ea3.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfeba2ea3.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4b95e0f6.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4b95e0f6.jpg.html)

Pretty chuffed with the results  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: dubsport on 04 May 2014, 23:45
Perfect Rado bud :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 09 May 2014, 18:54
Cheers bud :afro:

Finished the cover plate today for where the battery went. This covers all the wiring left behind and leaves all the original battery clamps in place.

A bit of polishing and cleaning up has started  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8705c901.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8705c901.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps74c199f2.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps74c199f2.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0c6a8c7c.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0c6a8c7c.jpg.html)

Loads more to do but it's a start  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: daz veedub on 10 May 2014, 23:37
Looks the dogs dangles mate just had a few detail goodies off chris : ) soon as the weather decides sort itself out ha
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 11 May 2014, 06:59
Looks the dogs dangles mate just had a few detail goodies off chris : ) soon as the weather decides sort itself out ha

Cheers Buddy :afro:

Got a few bits myself the other day  :wink: Got to get me head down now ready for the All-types show next Sunday  :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 May 2014, 05:45
Just a few pics some kind people took of the motor whilst at All-types last weekend  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/1517634_1486011101614694_5396547739653952767_n_zps0518855f.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/1517634_1486011101614694_5396547739653952767_n_zps0518855f.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/10347565_333612136786213_8401275062813804827_n_zps6d933efd.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/10347565_333612136786213_8401275062813804827_n_zps6d933efd.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/10291296_1477686619132714_2185645108613742631_n_zps2a029415.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/10291296_1477686619132714_2185645108613742631_n_zps2a029415.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado
Post by: Andy-H on 23 August 2014, 18:51
Right, another update...

After the all-types show it went a bit pear shaped for the rado. It all started wen leaving the show where I left a lot of splitter near one of the speed bumps  :cry: . Struggling to find a good replacement, a friend showed me that you can get a cupra splitter to fit if you're patient enough so put one on for the time being...

Then a few days after, the hoses started either bursting or splitting, they were rotten, when you squeezed them, they split so I had to replace the lot  :rolleyes:

Also replaced the ignition coil, HT leads, Dizzy, as there was a bit of a misfire.
Then the clutch slave cylinder packed up on me, the seal split but fortunately, this only happened as I got back on the drive after being out. Had to replace the cylinder and reverse bleed the system which I would recommend for everyone to do. So simple  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/IMG_3208_zpsa9430352.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Rado%20pics/IMG_3208_zpsa9430352.jpg.html)

Finally, I decided that the original power steering fluid reservoir was a bit too big so made a custom bracket in the shed  :smiley:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/IMG_3272_zps07822e61.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Rado%20pics/IMG_3272_zps07822e61.jpg.html)

This allowed me to fit a reservoir from a Mk4 golf that I had lying around ( :shocked:) to tidy things up  :smiley:

Pics...

Cupra splitter fitted (at Tatton park)
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/IMG_3236_zps9db2fb4e.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Rado%20pics/IMG_3236_zps9db2fb4e.jpg.html)

Engine bay now  :smiley:
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/IMG_3293_zps89e58d0a.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Rado%20pics/IMG_3293_zps89e58d0a.jpg.html)

Crankcase breather made from a pit bike air filter  :wink:
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/IMG_3260_zpsbf3dd0c4.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Rado%20pics/IMG_3260_zpsbf3dd0c4.jpg.html)

And a closer look at the reservoir in it's new home.
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Rado%20pics/IMG_3291_zps18eec215.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Rado%20pics/IMG_3291_zps18eec215.jpg.html)

That's it for now  :smiley:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (now Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 21 July 2015, 06:44
Oh yeah,

Forgot to mention................

Got rid of the Corrado and got this.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/10401981_905588262830747_402773414124374526_n_zpsmpncwc5h.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/10401981_905588262830747_402773414124374526_n_zpsmpncwc5h.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Waspy on 21 July 2015, 09:31
The Corrado was awesome.

But we need more pics of that.
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 22 July 2015, 06:39
Not a lot to say about it at the mo. Currently in the paint shop at the start of operation "de-pink". Got a replacement passenger door and tailgate coming as these are scabby. Going to do an engine swap as soon as I can decide what  :undecided:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/10410648_10152931950685825_4445970263413921477_n_zpss940vbxo.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/10410648_10152931950685825_4445970263413921477_n_zpss940vbxo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: dubsport on 22 July 2015, 13:38
1.8T  :whistle:

They are an absolute animal with that engine :afro:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 22 July 2015, 20:58
1.8T  :whistle:

They are an absolute animal with that engine :afro:

Thinking about an ABF at the minute with maybe a shot of NOS for when it just isn't enough  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Rhyso on 22 July 2015, 21:15
Please don't ruin it with a 1.8T  :sad:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: dubsport on 22 July 2015, 23:05
How is it ruining it?
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Rhyso on 23 July 2015, 07:58
How is it ruining it?

Every man and his dog fits a 1.8T to a MK2; you begin to think its what was fitted to the car as standard  :whistle:

And the 1.8T is a fcuking sh!te engine  :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Waspy on 23 July 2015, 12:22
And on that note,

2.0TSi
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 25 July 2015, 06:53
Back to the shady (literally) bodywork. The car has been affectionately called "fifty shades of Red" so I need to sort this. As we have recently moved house, I spotted a small body shop on the way to the gym. I decided to give them a try out of convenience  and I have to say, I'm really chuffed with the results. Got the worst bit done first...

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/11169937_10153452206125682_5970670560121955661_n_zpskdvyksse.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/11169937_10153452206125682_5970670560121955661_n_zpskdvyksse.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: dubsport on 26 July 2015, 09:05
How is it ruining it?

Every man and his dog fits a 1.8T to a MK2

There is a reason for that  :grin:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Rhyso on 26 July 2015, 10:37
How is it ruining it?

Every man and his dog fits a 1.8T to a MK2

There is a reason for that  :grin:

Yup. Its called 'lack of imagination'  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 09 August 2015, 09:11
Sooooo...........................

Moving on from the engine debate, I'm continuing with the bodywork issues. The paint is very tired as previously stated and the plastics are a bit "faded" too  :sad:

Got some "forever black" for the plastics and some auto finesse "triple" for the paintwork. I think it came out pretty good  :cool:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/11825976_10153465401710682_3054436374793630140_n_zpsuiqqmkal.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/11825976_10153465401710682_3054436374793630140_n_zpsuiqqmkal.jpg.html)
Forever black applied

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/11822708_10153465401795682_9036270226006246206_n_zps4tvijfte.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/11822708_10153465401795682_9036270226006246206_n_zps4tvijfte.jpg.html)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/11863271_10153490514780682_1605341785241532067_n_zpsm8sve4ln.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/11863271_10153490514780682_1605341785241532067_n_zpsm8sve4ln.jpg.html)

And finally the auto finesse  :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 03 October 2015, 14:13
The car had two dodgy panels, the tailgate & the passenger door. Found some rot free ones from a guy breaking one locally and brought them back to prep for paint.
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/IMG_4526_zps4reprruj.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/IMG_4526_zps4reprruj.jpg.html)
(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/IMG_4525_zpshzrvpbmd.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/IMG_4525_zpshzrvpbmd.jpg.html)

Fortunately the new boot had also got the wiper/washer hole deleted so it saved me a job

Sent them to paint, got them back and fitted them on (old panels on the floor)

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/IMG_4868_zpsqmjwzhq7.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/IMG_4868_zpsqmjwzhq7.jpg.html)

Really pleased how the smooth tailgate looks :) 

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/IMG_4869_zpsu12eoetm.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/IMG_4869_zpsu12eoetm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 03 October 2015, 19:28
Oh, and I popped these on

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspbvcu3hn.jpeg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspbvcu3hn.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 04 November 2015, 06:48
Update...

Removed aerial hole in wing.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsaywqh0yw.jpeg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsaywqh0yw.jpeg.html)

Replaced fubar front engine mount.....

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsry8rba8b.jpeg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsry8rba8b.jpeg.html)

Started tidying the boot out......

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfn0hckjf.jpeg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfn0hckjf.jpeg.html)

.......and gave it another "post bodyshop" clean

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/Mobile%20Uploads/327f3460-2dca-44af-aa4c-370a38fd31b0_zpspblb735w.png) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/327f3460-2dca-44af-aa4c-370a38fd31b0_zpspblb735w.png.html)
Title: Re: Andy's 16v Corrado (finally back in a Golf)
Post by: Andy-H on 07 December 2016, 12:35
I did another buy  :whistle:

(http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp270/andy-mk3/IMG_0423_zpsdwppavg9.jpg) (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/andy-mk3/media/IMG_0423_zpsdwppavg9.jpg.html)