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Lupo GTi in U-Pull-It in York

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Great, now I am going to York.

What were the sills like?

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A pair of complete ali doors for under £100... not bad at all.

that car'll be stripped to the bone within a week now it's been on here. I'd love the rear beam, but can't justify a 10h round trip by car for that.

hey @Rich , can you have a look at the steering wheel if you're going there? I need a decent one as you already know.

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Why do you want the rear beam?

I've sold a pair of doors for less than that before, at the time I wanted then shifting so I could get to the fridge 

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The steering wheel is OK apart from the fabric hanging out of the airbag. Prefer the feel of the TT one myself.

Didn't look at the sills but it did look like it was tidy pre-smash.

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I was in there in the morning me thinks the brake calipers may be 

gone too. That poor 1.4 black lupo next to it not even 70 thousand on the clock and

a rust bucket. 

Andrew

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I like a good TT wheel when it is accompanied by a TT.

I guess I need to go down next week.

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42 minutes ago, yeha said:

The steering wheel is OK apart from the fabric hanging out of the airbag.

If the airbag module from a plastic steering wheel fits a leather one, then that's an option for me... I could swap over the airbag module. if you're nearby, any chance you can ask them how much they'd like for it? PM me if doable... :)

I'd walk up to the counter with the bag hanging out for extra poverty effect... "now who'd want that piece of junk...?" :)

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I always enjoy a good bag of crap.

Good for lowering the price on plastic crap. Disassembled too.

You can have a live WhatsApp if you want ?

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Just take yours to a proper welder with a ramp and ask them to patch it up paying attention to the welds around the boxes.

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That is on my to do list as MOT soon but not convinced it'll hold it that long. Think it's suffered from a couple of years of too many short journeys. 

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1 hour ago, Tripod said:

Anyone know if it has an oem exhaust that doesn't have holes in it?

If you plan on hanging onto your gti, it's worth getting an original Ernst exhaust (they made the OEM units for vdub). I get mine from germany, delivered for 15 euros from these guys - https://www.qp24.de/

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Thanks for the lead, I've no intention of getting rid of my lupo. Unfortunately there's no gti exhaust on their website. According to VW my only options at the moment are used or aftermarket. They used the dreaded 'o' word. 

My rear silencer has a bracket snapped off and holes developing on the body around the area where it curves out toward / under the pressure valve. Not sure how repairable that is really. 

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the word you're looking for in german is "Endschalldämpfer" or back silencer. try german ebay or german google

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Weld bracket back on, weld pipe where it has flexed 

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15 hours ago, Andrew1971 said:

I was in there in the morning me thinks the brake calipers may be gone too.

They're in my van, although I also managed of get a pair of carriers from a mk2 Caddy which is all I really needed, so they may be up for sale soon.

The end of the exhaust looked OK, but I never got any closer. Overall it looked tidy pre-accident.

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I have a set of calipers.

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@rich - is the TT steering wheel difficult to fit, as I have one and an airbag that I intended fitting but never got round to it?

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Yeha actually posted a guide somewhere the other day 

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Exhaust looks okay, car has been well stripped, nothing special left inside and the steering wheel is pretty rough.

For the record, they dont allow you to chop out parts of the shell.

Stupid gay policy and a wasted trip to York.

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I see the doors are still there. Me thinks a trip to York is in order. 

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I'll have the driver's door if someone could collect it for me... for a payment of course :) it's even the same colour as mine. How good is that?!

shame about the steering wheel. Thanks for the info @Rich 👍🏻

If only it were 200 miles nearer to me.

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On 12/18/2018 at 1:36 PM, Rich said:

For the record, they dont allow you to chop out parts of the shell.

Is that just in the public yard? They have another level where the car gets put in a bay and you pick what you want off it. 

They are a bit OTT with safety compared to other yards - those grubby orange hi-viz vests - wish they put as much care into clearing the yards of humans as they do H&S 

- They managed to lock me in my local one, it was a very tense 3/4 of an hour wait to be released.... but they don't have dogs so it could have been a lot worse.

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