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  1. Having done lots on the interior recently, I'm now keen to complete some cosmetic jobs on the exterior, but now looking like this will have to wait until the New Year.
  2. That's a beaut - good luck with selling. Regards. David
  3. When you buy a wheel like a Momo, you will also need to purchase a Boss kit specific to your car/model. With a Momo kit you get a resistor which will 'operate' the car's air bag warning light as if a bag was installed, (i.e. come on with ignition and then go out.) You will hear several different opinions about the MOT requirement. Several testers I have spoken to say that they simply stick by the 'spirit' of the Test regarding original specification - if something was fitted as standard when new it should still be visually or functionally apparent. The resistor in conjunction with the ai
  4. They are Coco mats from the States. I first had these in the early 70s in my BMWs, so the 'look' is nostalgic for me. Plus they are very well made and super-durable. https://www.cocomats.com/checker-mats/ Regards. David šŸ˜ŠšŸ‘šŸ˜Š
  5. Oh gawd, no! I've always regarded covers as naff. All four seats have been properly re-trimmed. I agonised for some time as to whether or not to have matching door cards - on the Porsches I've seen and been inspired by, some do, some don't - but eventually decided that would make the interior just too visually 'busy.' My original covers and the seats themselves were in very nice condition considering the car is MY '05. Regards. David
  6. Sorry Bcr, but none of my wheels retains the airbag. I'm somewhat obsessive about wanting a wheel that is aesthetically pleasing, both in terms of looks and 'feel,' and I've never used/seen one with airbag that came close! The standard Gti wheel is not too bad and I know that quite a few Lupo owners feel that fitting the 3L model makes for a nice upgrade, with a higher-quality aspect. I think you're looking at Ā£200-Ā£300 for a 3L. As with most things Lupo, many things are not readily available and may seem pricey, but if you know what you want and persist, the chase can be fun! Good luck - I
  7. Since I was last posting on this subject, I've acquired and fitted yet another Momo - this time my holy grail, mid-70s Prototipo 320. So I'm not sure which one you're now referring to?: 1) Original Gti retrimmed and with flat bottom 2) Plastic Lupo wheel (used during Gti wheel retrim) 3) Momo 320mm Jet Regards. David
  8. I've seen some fairly rough Gtis being punted for unrealistic money based on the belief that the model has become a 'collectible classic,' and imagine that, if sold, the price had been haggled down lots. However, as with most cars 'of an age' and outside the mainstream, individual condition/mileage/spec is what counts, and, though that red grille strip needs removing, maybe this one seems to make a good case for its asking price? https://www.stationgarage.co.uk/used-volkswagen-lupo-east-boldon-tyne-and-wear-2748409
  9. Now completed the 'improvement' of my Gti's interior - Momo Prototipo 320mm retrimmed wheel, 917-style gear knob and Pascha seats retrim. Have a few smallish cosmetic body/paint things to do this winter, and then the car will be pretty near perfect (from my viewpoint!)
  10. I have now accumulated no less than five steering wheels for my Gti and need to reclaim some storage space! So Iā€™m offering the Gti wheel I commissioned from RSW Re-Trimming Ltd last year. Details are as follows: Genuine original equipment Gti wheel Rim thickened and thumb grips added Rim bottom flattened Recovered in smooth black leather with red stitching I fitted this in April 2019 and it was in use on my Gti for just 10 months, with 4,000 miles only covered. Condition is excellent, evidencing the very minimal usage Iā€™m offering this ā€“ wheel rim/hub onl
  11. Yes - and I realise I wrote the last post as a knee-jerk reaction to seeing how cluttered up a cupboard had become. But on second thoughts, I'll put them up in the loft, as I don't think I could recover (npi) what I spent on the retrim by way of a sale at this point. Anyway, steering wheel-wise, I'm still in the intoxicated, honeymoon phase with me Momo!šŸ˜
  12. Morning Frank. As I've finished up with too many wheels (!), (Momo, original Gti, temporary hack and retrimmed Gti), just wondered if you'd be interested in the Gti wheel I had retrimmed/flat bottomed? The quality of the retrim by Royal (Ā£215) is great and it's had little use, but it didn't satisfy my yearning for a smaller wheel, hence the recent substitution of a Momo 320mm, (second pic). Regards. David
  13. I recently bought a set of wipers for mine for a little over Ā£20 - and they are absolutely fine. My local VW Retailer quoted Ā£54.26.
  14. That's what I was referring to. The Momo boss kits come with the resistor automatically nowadays. In my experience many MOT testers will pass the car if they see the light come on with ignition and then go off (courtesy of the resistor). However, some like to say that current guidance requires that if the car had an airbag as OE spec and it's apparent it no longer has one, they have to fail it.
  15. Thanks for the thought. I think I'll keep it for now, especially in case of any gip with MOTs and the old problem of how an individual tester interprets the requirements regarding air bag presence or not, irrespective of functionality of the warning light. Regards. David
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