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So I want to start getting my little half loaf ready for some comps. So I want to start investing a bit of time and money into her.

So the plan:

UP Seats - Hopefully will have picked them up today
Then to get the whole interior reupholstered with GTI material I picked up last year.
But my biggest issue is Wheels.

The Porsche wheels I was running 2 years ago gave me massive headaches which I think was due to poor engineering on the Adapters. so i flogged them and now still sitting with the OEM  Bathurst wheels. 

As far as I am aware, I am the only person who has these wheels in the country, although there is basically the same wheel available that came on a Citi Golf Velocity. with the only difference really is the notch for the Centre cap and the Centre cap it self has more holes. so practically the same.

I can not find a decent set of wheels I like for the car so I am thinking of possibly getting my current wheels modified somehow to a wow factor. Does anyone have any ideas???

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If I remember correctly the Velocity wheels are 6j wide whereas Bathursts are 6.5j wide. If anyone is interested the Velocity wheels are part number 17S 601 025 E GX9 but are no longer available from VW according to ETKA, and probably never available in the UK anyway!

Centre caps for the Velocity wheels are 6Q0 601 149 G GRB which may be an alternative to the Bathurst centre cap? (6E0 601 149 A GRB £24.34 each inc vat) though I have no idea whether they are the same or not!

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18 minutes ago, lupogtiboy said:

If I remember correctly the Velocity wheels are 6j wide whereas Bathursts are 6.5j wide. If anyone is interested the Velocity wheels are part number 17S 601 025 E GX9 but are no longer available from VW according to ETKA, and probably never available in the UK anyway!

Centre caps for the Velocity wheels are 6Q0 601 149 G GRB which may be an alternative to the Bathurst centre cap? (6E0 601 149 A GRB £24.34 each inc vat) though I have no idea whether they are the same or not!

This is why you have such a high rep, absolute legend.

I am asking guys on the VW Club SA Forum if anyone has the specs on their Velocity wheels, had no idea they had a different width.

£24.34 a Centre Cap??????!!!
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Yeah total bargain! NOT! Some of the Audi centre caps are £40+ so seems quite cheap in comparison!

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Hey gents,

So i decided to part with the VW UP seats and rather go for a pair of SEAT Leon mk2 Cupra seats.

Being a huge SEAT fan I though this would make an great upgrade to my lupo.

So here is the passenger seat:

https://imgur.com/cApCx2u

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I have about 5 metres of the GTI Tartan stashed away in my garage:

https://imgur.com/K2FAjWK

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So this was my poor attempt at a paint edit of what I was thinking for the seats (minus the cupra logo)

https://imgur.com/EooXCm6

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Thoughts?

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I like the tartan.

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Where did you get the tartan cloth from? I need a bit to recover the armrest in my Up GTi!

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On 6/19/2020 at 7:26 AM, Rich said:

I like the tartan.

I reckon I'll go with that, gloss back on the back of the seat, and maybe because the interior is currently grey, make the rest of the seat grey with that "studded" material (best way I can describe it.

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Not sure if i'll regret that decision 🤣

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Does anyone perhaps know what this is for? been in the car since I bought it.

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You'll have to trace it.

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Looks a bit like a touch key tab. Some retro immobiliser interface thing?

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Hey Guys & Girls,

 

So I finally getting the Cupra seats fitted into the lupo.

What I want to achieve is that the seats stay on the standard lupo seat frame and guides and well as make them collapsible as per the original seat.
Currently the top section is ready for upholstery, it should be complete by next week, but here is some progress pictures in the meantime.

Seat backings 😍

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Passenger seats side by side

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Test fit to make sure the Cupra seats were not too wide for the lupo

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Original Lupo frame used and just the wire portion cut from LC seat and welded onto lupo frame:

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Halfway there...

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Super excited for this to be completed.

Here is the mock up of what I am planning to be done:

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Rear seats are also in. Hopefully I will have them back next week to update.

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That is cool. Watching this thread... 👍🏻

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Hi friends,

So the seats have still not been started, excuses and excuses from upholstery shop.

In the meantime I got the lupo a sick set of 16" 7J OZ Ultraleggera - ORIGINAL! The 16" is super rare in my country, and also my all time favourite wheel.

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I had a set of Yokohama 205/45/16 S Drives that i removed, more due to the fact that they were maybe 7 years old. But also the tyre looked huge, I am super conflicted on what tyre size to go for, just wish there was a size in between 165/45/16 and 195/40/16. a 175/40/16 or a 185/40/16 would be amazing.

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I think I will opt for the 165/45/16 as I have had this size on both the TSW Imola wheels and Porsche Boxster wheels before.

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The plan is with the wheels:

Change the colour from Crystal Titanium to another OZ optional colour, Matt Graphite Silver.

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Get the OZ Racing & Ultraleggera logos to pop by Painting them white.

Then I would love a set of Central Lock caps, but from what I have seen on EBay, they are pretty much the price that I paid for the wheels, so my father and I are going to try replicate them and make them ourselves on his milling machine and lathe and get the centre piece 3D printed. (hopefully complete by January)

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Thought and suggestions welcome!

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