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mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« on: 03 March 2015, 13:55 »
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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #1 on: 04 March 2015, 21:15 »
So here goes ......second Mk3 after my 1st one decided to eat itself with rust!  :sick:

So thought I'd get myself a bit of an upgrade to boot ........(not that I didn't love my little 8v Gti)

Came across this cheeky little number : 16v Gti : More Door : Loads of history too

She' not perfect with the odd bit of rust on the doors, at the bottom of one wing however underneath and arches wise are spot on with the underneath recently being fully undersealed

Welcome to Betsy : gave her a little clean and restored the bumpers and trim (with the exception of the roof spoiler as that's gonna take some work!) also fitted amber front indicators.




Loads of plans and lots of bits to transfer from my old "3" as I start stripping it down and getting rid of stuff I don't need.
« Last Edit: 04 March 2015, 22:59 by mjb »

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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #2 on: 04 March 2015, 21:30 »
So started by getting rid of the cheep Halfords wheels and sticking on my winter wheels (Audi Peperpots)

Other bits include:

 - Stripping out the standard GTI seats and replacing my mint red/black checked Anniversary ones
 - Fitting the Lower Glove box
 - Fitting the Fisher CD holder
 - replaced the centre console for my super clean highline one as the one in it was tatty and scratched in places
 - Polished and fitted my Audi Peddles replacing the standard ones
 - fitted my Mk4 Gearstick and red stitched gaitor
 - Replacing the steering wheel surround which was broken and fell off!
 - Fitted my black cabby sun visors
 - Smoked front anniversary reflectors
 - BMW rear wiper mod   





All within the 1st week! :laugh:
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1st little run out to the mother in laws before she gets slammed (the car not the mother in law)  :whistle: :



« Last Edit: 04 March 2015, 23:10 by mjb »

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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #3 on: 04 March 2015, 21:33 »
Some little goodies I have acquired recently :

Hella All Red Rears and a shiny new Red 16v Badge   :nerd:



This weekend will consist of more stripping and transferring of parts along with Painting my wheels  :tongue:
« Last Edit: 04 March 2015, 21:37 by mjb »

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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #4 on: 09 March 2015, 19:20 »
Damn this stripping and breaking of my old 8v whilst trying to get my valver sorted is killing me!.......



« Last Edit: 09 March 2015, 19:23 by mjb »

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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #5 on: 09 March 2015, 19:22 »
however we have progress  :laugh:



« Last Edit: 09 March 2015, 19:24 by mjb »

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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #6 on: 10 March 2015, 20:34 »
just a few more parts acquired over the last few weeks :  :whistle:



Completely forgot I had a set of original anni splits, been wrapped up for nearly 6 year! .....gonna be refurbishing them with a polished rim and candy red centres  :kiss:

Thought it was time for some new coilovers as the H&R's are pretty battered and need a re-furb!

......as for the colour magic rears.....its a growing collection, after all its good to have options!  :smiley:
« Last Edit: 10 March 2015, 20:39 by mjb »

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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #7 on: 24 March 2015, 22:08 »
Quick update - new coilovers fitted (sitting a lot better now and handles sweet around the Lincolnshire bends at speed  :evil:)



Also managed to get another smoked crosshair hella lamp so my lights actually match! Big thanks to Screech16v for hooking me up  :smiley:



Not got round to painting my banded yet so for the journey to UD I painted my audi centres gloss black!


« Last Edit: 25 March 2015, 17:35 by mjb »

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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #8 on: 24 March 2015, 22:12 »
She's definitely taking shape


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Re: mjb - Project Rough Diamond
« Reply #9 on: 28 March 2015, 07:54 »
Looking good..

Can't wait to start mine now.
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