Author Topic: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V. Engine strip, clean and paint!  (Read 37133 times)

Offline DanChave

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It's about time I introduced my new car :)

It's a 1996, three door MK3 Golf GTI 16V in Flash Red! I bought it a little while back, but I have waiting until I had put my own stamp on it a bit!

When I first go her back!







Some more in depth pics :)









































It wasn't long until she ended up like this lol!









And these few items arrived :)









Once she was all back together, I took Shady's advise and rejuvenated the bumpers with a hot air gun and some patients........

 







And Most recently, I have tinted the fogs, changed the rear lights and took a few more pics of how it stands now!

Rear lights before and after tinting.





















VR6 heated leather seats.





MK3.5 Cabrio Handbrake and MK4 gearnob



New head unit



And a few more pics :)













Thoughts and comments welcome!
« Last Edit: 18 August 2012, 11:10 by DanChave »

Offline F17BAD

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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #1 on: 15 July 2012, 22:45 »
Nice one, looks a great base  :cool:
  


Not no ordinary GTI....

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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #2 on: 15 July 2012, 22:47 »
Nice one, looks a great base  :cool:

Cheers Brad :)

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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #3 on: 15 July 2012, 22:48 »
look forward to its progress matey  :wink: :cool:
  


Not no ordinary GTI....

House classics and Techno mixes:
https://soundcloud.com/bradkells
www.mixcloud.com/kells/

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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #4 on: 15 July 2012, 22:54 »
Me too! I have the alloys to refurb and a pair of Recaro fronts to re-trim next, then it will be a decent stainless exhaust :)

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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #5 on: 15 July 2012, 23:03 »
It's coming along nicely that's for sure. Good to see the hot air trick worked for you too, did you use any bumper afterwards? I found it just helps it pop that little bit more.

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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #6 on: 15 July 2012, 23:38 »
Looks a really tidy car :afro:
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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #7 on: 16 July 2012, 00:05 »
Nice start buddy, love that last pic!

Wheel plans?

Offline DanChave

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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #8 on: 16 July 2012, 07:27 »
It's coming along nicely that's for sure. Good to see the hot air trick worked for you too, did you use any bumper afterwards? I found it just helps it pop that little bit more.

I haven't yet! Not sure I will either, because a lot of bumper care products have silicones in and I wouldn't want anything effecting my paintwork on customers cars :/ silicone reactions are horrible!

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Re: DanChave's Flash Red GTI 16V!
« Reply #9 on: 16 July 2012, 07:29 »
Looks a really tidy car :afro:

Cheers Wayne, it is remarkably clean actually! By far the cleanest mk3 out of the lot I have had :)