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  1. This was done years ago by Bluloop. They required extensive modification and retrimming to pad them out. Otherwise you see through to the boot.
  2. Photos and details here.
  3. I have a feeling both myself and Bluloop owned this car about 6 years ago. Sold it to a young guy in Glasgow, but at that point it had a Polo 6R converted rear bootlid. The timing belt was done in about 2015 by my pal - if you can check the service book and confirm it was done by ‘Tornaveen Engineering’ I may be tempted to buy it back.
  4. For sale are my Golf Mk4 Anniversary seats. I bought these in poor condition last year and have rebuilt them. The fronts have had brand new genuine VW seat foam bases (which cost £220 alone). While I installed these, I also fitted heated seat pads. They are in good condition, with a cigarette burn on the passenger bolster (previous owner) which I have coloured in the a black sharpie. The rear seats have been retrimmed to match using the mk4 anniversary rears. A slightly different black cloth has been used for trimming the sides of the seats. It’s probably more noticeable in this light than in the car. The seats will also come with a brand new generic heated seat loom for installing in the car. The seats are ready to go and can easily be packaged on a pallet for easy collection. I can arrange a courier at an additional cost. I am looking for £450ono. Seats are based near Aberdeen and will be fully wet vaxxed for the new owner.
  5. Now £2650. I have removed the recaros and installed a standard leather interior. Recaros will be available as a separate sale for £450. Updated ad with some pics from today.
  6. It is indeed Dave, feel free to pm me and I’ll send you my number
  7. He has just bought a new L200 for horse duties so unfortunately a no from him at this moment!
  8. French Touch Upholstery are a company based in Aberdeen. Working out quite handy as they are next to work too Floor mats are just the OEM rubber VW mats. The car hit 105k this weekend and was treated to a service, including replacing the timing belt and water pump. I have also decided to put the car up for sale. I have got back into biking this year and have bought something larger to accommodate the bikes. Some recent pics for memories/potential new owner:
  9. I am putting the Lupo up for sale. A new daily has been purchased that is better to haul the bikes about in. I bought the car from the second owner in September time, who had owned it for a year. She bought it from her sister, who was the original owner for the previous 14 years. The history file is very thick and detailed, using the same VW specialist in Aberdeen over its life until my ownership. This is my 4th Lupo (3rd GTI) and probably the most cared for one I have had. 2004 Lupo GTI 105k FSH - timing belt, water pump and service done at 105k. MOT - Nov 2020 - no advisories. There car has had some small mods as follows: - Auto headlights - Bluetooth headunit (will come with the original) Driver side stubby mirror - Smooth bootlid, with boot popper Painted and installed in October 2020 A couple of small points to note: - Passenger side front bumper has a small scratch on it - could maybe be polished out - Rear arches have some bubbling occurring - Wheels could do with a refurb - Leather interior has some age related wear The car has been the perfect daily, and a pleasure to own for the past 6 months/3000 miles. It has just been serviced this weekend (oil, filters, timing belt and water pump) so is all good and ready to go! I am looking for £2650 reduced from £2995 ono for the car. If the full asking price is given, I will also include a set of weitec coilovers. The car is located in Aberdeen, Scotland. I can collect you from the Airport, Bus or Train Station.
  10. Lupo GTI Cloth Seats nice and cheap - £50. Cloth is in good condition. The fronts are complete bar the plastic clip and cover - this was taken off and fitted on the recaros. The rears are cloth only (I used the foam for the retrim). Nothing has been cut on the rear cloth, but the plastic pieces that clip the cloth to the seat bases have been removed. Ideal for spares if your cloth is tired, or could be a way of putting GTI seats into a normal lupo. Seats are located near Aberdeen. I am happy to put these on a pallet if you are to arrange a courier.
  11. So I haven't used this in about 6 weeks - Oz for 2 weeks and then have been using the mk5 since I have been back, to make sure all is ok before selling it. One of the things I fancied getting for the car was a set of better seats - the standard ones are in good condition, but didn't like that I could feel my back through the seat and they weren't the most supportive when pushing on. I decided to go for mk4 Anni Recaros, as the fabric is awesome and to me they 'made' the car when I owned my Anni 8 or so years ago (scary!). However I really struggled to find a set. One set came up in Portsmouth, but the seller never got back to me, even after 2/3 messages. This set came up in Ireland, however were a little worse for wear as seen below from the photos from the ad: Filthy, buggered bolsters and missing trim pieces. I got to work, first stripping the rear cloth and putting it in the washing machine. I then dropped the lupo rear seats and the Anni cloth as French Touch Upholstery to see what they could do. It was agreed to use the centre cloth and a similar black cloth for the side, as the existing black cloth was unable to be used due to the amount of usable material. Picture of one half completed - they need a wash from sitting in the workshop and the light has made it look grey rather than black.. I must say that French Touch Upholstery did a great job with the materials I gave her, including getting all the little details right like the red stitching etc. For the fronts, I stripped them and also put the cloth in the washing machine. The seat bases were buggered, but I managed to find a brand new pair of OEM bases from Germany (not cheap!) and went for them! While going to all this effort, I thought it would be cool to make the Recaros heated and bought a universal heated seat kit from eBay. These use carbon pads, that can be cut width ways to your required length, and also to allow the hog clips to be put back in position. The loom is pre-made and comes with 4 connections - live, earth, ignition live and lights. It comes with an inline fuse, control box and relay too. Back heated seat pad: New base with heated seat pad: I took the feed for the loom off the cigarette lighter, due to having a similar thickness of the cable, while the centre console also allowing the perfect place to store the loom and control box etc. The cables were run under the carpets and came up in the OEM location: Seats done (apologies for the damp patch on the passenger side ): Installed, with new handles etc: Colour of the switches all looks OEM: Couple of things left to sort: 1. Sort the rear headrests so they drop down to the seat 2. Get a cover for the passenger seat belt catch 3. Mount the switch for the heated seats properly - the plan is to cut a blank switch and install this inside (the item that comes with the loom is about 5mm too small) I drove the car back in the road tonight and they feel perfect - look super cool, much more supportive and a nice toasty bum
  12. It’s a popper system. You would need a golf mk5/polo 6r handle welded in for it to be the badge. I had that on my previous lupo, but was a faff to put together. I got a glass man to do a homer for me - things I won’t touch is windscreens, timing belts and paint haha. He charged me £60 for replacing 2 rear screens. One on the lupo and one on the mk5.
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