R32barspin's MKV build
Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:24 AM
Very nice. Few little bits is all it needs under there with big lump filling the most part.
I use carpro perl on the plastics under the bonnet - decent stuff!
You managed to get some more side skirt protectors made up yet? ;-)
No I haven't made anymore yet. They are super easy to make.
- Just get some clear helitape(or invisy wrap).
- remove the skirt end bolt
- Stick the helitape on the end of the skirt, cut round it with a nice sharp stanley making sure you don't scratch anything and pierce a hole where the bolt goes
- carefully peel off the helitape
- Stick it on to the chosen material(Carbon, plastic or whatever)
- I added a little on the bottom for a little more protection
- Cut it out, drill it and sand/de bur it
- I just then flipped it and drew round it to do the other side(as you'd like to think they are symmetrical)
- Then bolt them on. I did put a little bit of skirt tape on the back just to stop them rotating
Took all of about half an hour. depending on what material you use depends on what it will cost.
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 02:35 PM
Fitted a new mirror switch(Golf R with silver tip). Then dropped the car off to get the rear tailgate sprayed due to the common rust issue around the badge/latch.
Annoyingly VW have discountinued the 'R32 badge' so had to order a carbon one. Gonna try save the original one though.
Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:24 PM
Went to take the car out today to get some nice photos to show of the paint work and then it pissed down. So instead i just changed the background on the head unit.
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The switch i fitted before it went in
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And had these bad boys turn up so gotta work out the best place for them
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Here is one of the rust before it was done.
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Heres what it looks like after being repaired
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Edited by R32barspin, 15 April 2018 - 05:27 PM.
Posted 24 April 2018 - 04:59 PM
Couple pics of the bits i had resprayed. Also gave the car a little wash wax and polish Just waiting for the new badge!
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:46 AM
paddles look good. who did the skinning for you or are they second hand?
I brought them off my mate who was putting his car back to stock before selling it(too good deal to turn down). I had a chat with him and he got them done at Carbonize, but he also said that he has used C6 Carbon in the past too for some bits.
Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:08 AM
Also fitted all the trims. Well happy with them
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Just the Engine plaque to go, but need to get a VW badge for it as not keen on the R badge.
Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:30 PM
Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:32 PM
Also the part with the R and the V6 on, whats that bit called? its the one thing joining the R32 club i'm yet to learn is the part specific lingo. its not like other cars.
By the way the parts look great. so does the car.
Current: VW Golf R32 : Previous: VW Touareg : Volvo XC90 : Jaguar XKR : Honda S2000 : Nissan 350Z : Honda Civic Type R : Toyota MR2 : Peugeot 306 GTi6
Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:13 PM
Finally got 10 min free to fit the new carbon engine plaque.
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Next thing on the list is either upgraded engine mounts(to finish the engine bay off) or brake upgrade. Been chatting to the guys at Forge and they can do me a custom painted set of callipers to match the original caliber colour.
Also still waiting on my Carbon R32 badge from carbon goodies. However think i may have been stiffed on this as its been 8 weeks and still no sign or response
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:28 PM
I have looked at various mounts and bushes. I see an anti lift kit and different ARB’s supposedly make a decent difference.
Is the ‘dog-bone’ mount one of the engine mounts?
I got polybushed ARB already and yet to do the anti lift kit, there on the never ending list. Ive been doing bushes as and when they need doing or if i have a part off. Using the Superpro ones and can't fault them.
yeah its the lower mount. Was looking at the following kit.
Alternatively I thought about buying some second hand mounts, spraying them up and fitting some new poly bushes. Much cheaper and just as affective. Just don't look as nice
Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:02 PM
Ended up getting a new Carbon Tailgate badge from else where(Argon Creative).
Note to anyone ordering from Carbon Goodies, wouldn't waste your time. Wont get a response and currently going through with the CC company to get my money back.
Plus side really recommend Argon Creative. Super good at responding and the quality is spot on! ordered it on Thursday and had it on Saturday
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Gonna fit this during the week, Also managed to get some real carbon wing mirror cases second hand, perfect condition. Well happy.
Will post some photos of the badge and mirrors fitted later in the week
Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:17 PM
Got round to fitting the tailgate badge. All in the correct place for those badge police out there!
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Gave it a little clean too
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:01 PM
So a while ago i purchased a Gruven parts Dipstick handle. The part really looked good, but sadly it didn't fit as well as it looked and it ended up rattling off and I lost it out the under tray sad times, may as well of thrown £40 out the window. Didn't even get a photo of it on haha
But anyway got me thinking so I drew up up my own design and have begun to make it. Heres a sneak peak of it.
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