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  1. The resurrection continues. All mechanical issues resolved, head has been resealed which has cured an oil leak. All front end shocks, springs and top mounts have been replaced along with passenger front stub axle which was bent. The water pump and cambelt have been changed. Oil /antifreeze/coolant all changed. It has meant that all 4 refurbished Bathurst wheels are now fitted. Once the tracking is sorted out. Next stop will be the body work. There’s a replacement rear bumper/spoiler that need a respray (currently in silver) and a towing eye cover and passenger wing mirror cover that are in primer. I’m looking for a GTI grille badge with the red ‘I’ I’ve sourced the rear with a red ‘I’ and I have red piping for the grille once the bodywork is finished. I could always inlay some red vinyl into the current grille badge, but I’m really after a factory enamel version.
  2. New rear discs New rear pads New rear shocks New front shocks Door check straps replaced
  3. Going on today. Amongst other things
  4. I just attacked the 3 rusted nuts that hold the brake light into the spoiler. It’s not a particularly tidy job, but was the only way I could see to remove it. Quite what VW were thinking when using these cheap and nasty fixings I don’t know. Not normally the VW way. I had the original black spoiler to practice on 😂 breaking through the light is less straight forward as the top of screw heads are smooth and well sunk into the light fitting itself. The spoiler will definitely be reattached with stainless fittings.
  5. The brake light is out now with the help of a Dremel. What a pain that was.
  6. It needs lots of tlc still, it’s not going to be in daily use, it will be garaged when not in use. I have managed to get the brake light off what is now my second spoiler. They are terribly designed for water ingress, the two bolts either side are now turning in the spoiler. Seems what looks like rivnuts are turning in the spoiler.
  7. Cheers I have had a look. Drilling or breaking the lens seems the only option for rusted bolts.
  8. How do you get the 3rd brake light out? I can’t see any way obvious and the nuts and bolts that hold the light unit to the spoiler are completely rusted. The spoiler I have already taken off the car.
  9. It’s a totally standard black 5 speed version and despite the mileage isn’t in such bad condition. There’s the third brake light issue, I suspect I’m going to have to break through from the light side to free this unit from the spoiler. A few other bits need addressing - front wheel assembly, rear calipers and shocks, hinges and check straps.
  10. Kidnapping yes 😂 it’s in my garage, so can’t get a shot of the full car.
  11. First part of my GTI restoration done I have had all 4 Bathurst wheels and centres refurbished and shod in Toyo Proxes.
  12. I have recently acquired a 2000 Lupo GTI as a bit of a project. It’s black and fairly original without many modifications which is just what I was looking for. It’s currently undergoing a spot of tlc. So, hello from my corner of Yorkshire.
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