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My Progress Blog (1.4 Wicked Red West Coast)

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Posted 25th February 2009 at 01:50 by Richy25988
Updated 25th February 2009 at 22:57 by Richy25988 (Added: Lowered rear 50mm)

Thought id start one of these. Got the car back in september 08 off a friend for £1400. Low milage 43k, VTR alloys, 6 months MOT, 3 months tax... and loved the colour and bodywork was imaculate! Heres the first photos after a quick wash.

First thing i did was source some GTI doorcards:

Then next up was a white centre console and vents:

Then came my first accident. Hit a round island in a car park at about 30mph and bent the wishbone! Firstlt motor factors gave me the wrong one:

But was soon changed. Old one againt new, you can see how much it moved:

Next up was a false floor for the boot with a window for my amp:

But thw window soom became useless as it had a sub above it

Smoked indicators anyone?:

Then got hold of a pair of bucket seats and subframes for dead cheap (£80!!) So slapped these in:

Red Rocker cover:

Then kept with the white theme and sprayed my grill red and chevrons white:

And finally it was time to begin lowering!
Spax VSX Kit 40mm

The result...

Some awsome new brake disks, what a difference!

And thats how i am today, with some pics of how she stands now:

Got the rear down today, 50mm, with major thanks to Wolz off here cheers mate, not got any photos yet as its dark, but will do asap
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    ben-stringer's Avatar
    mate thats nice engine bay looks clean as wat did you do clean everything? anyway lkin smart u guna change the bench seat to white and black?
    Posted 25th February 2009 at 16:48 by ben-stringer ben-stringer is offline
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    Richy25988's Avatar
    I used AutoGlym Bumper Care on the plastics and just normal soapy water on rocker cover, and cheers
    Posted 25th February 2009 at 22:54 by Richy25988 Richy25988 is offline
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    twist's Avatar
    wicked looking car mate, i've got a 2000 plate furio and i'm thinking of starting to change or improve bits. the body work is all silver, any ideas or tips on where i should start?
    Posted 14th August 2009 at 23:32 by twist twist is offline
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    raunchz's Avatar
    Car looks very tidy !!! Great price ! 16v should fit in there nicely !
    Posted 27th February 2010 at 10:36 by raunchz raunchz is offline
  5. Old Comment
    Very tidy mate how did u smoke the indicators???
    Posted 11th September 2013 at 19:29 by Aaron2 Aaron2 is offline

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