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Greig

Lupo GTI No3

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Hello all, its been a while since I have been on here. This is my 4th Lupo and 3rd GTI. Some of my previous threads are here:

https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/100525-greigs-lupo-gti-no2-update-120415/

https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/81168-anthracite-gti-update-51211/

https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/48801-my-lupo-14-16v/&tab=comments#comment-609854

With the RS4 being expensive to run and wanting to keep it for special occasions (i.e I don't want to sell it after 6 months), I thought I would get a run around. Parking down by the fish markets near Aberdeen for work isn't exactly ideal either for spaces and seagulls, so something that was small and not too worried if I got it covered in **** etc was required.

I fancied another Lupo GTI, as I felt it fit the bill, and found this one. I bought it from its second owner, the first being from Aberdeen and owning it 14.5 years in Aberdeen. She sold it to her sister in Perth who used it as a daily from March to about August when I got it. I was really lucky to get to meet the original owner on the day I collected it, who had a whole host of stories about the car, and was kind enough to give me GTI badges from her late husbands mk1/2/3s.

Spec wise, it has completely basic and standard, with 103k on the clock. The first owner got everything done at a local VW specialist and I have receipts for everything that was done to the car, including its yearly change from summer to winter wheels!

On the way home from Perth:

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The plan is just to run this until I get bored, but for my short commute and economy and the cars history, I am keen to keep onto it for a while. I do plan to do a few things to tidy it up and modify it slightly, all of which will be reversible for sale if required.

Fits perfectly in my space at the house:

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The worst part of the car for rust was the bootlid, with crust around the handle and flaking/bubbling of the paint on the spoiler. I have therefore got a new freshly painted bootlid to go on, that has no handle, repainted spoiler, new spoiler brake light (which is interesting the same as a T5/6 spoiler brake light) and new GTI badge with sharan VW badge:

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A couple of other bits and bobs done:-

Replaced the heater bulb and fitted a bluetooth headunit from the garage (a bit boy racery but does the job):

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Fitted an auto light retrofit (not photo'd) - its quite cool - it looks like a mk6 switch, but has a cable and sensor attached for the light. This sensitivity can be controlled by an app on your phone. This allows for the 'take me home lights' like on a mk5 onward.

Driver side stubby (from Lithuania) and painted at the same time as the bootlid:

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I also have an interior coming, which I am chuffed with for the price, and a set of Weitec coilers that I had 'in stock'

The car also passed its MOT on Saturday with no advisories which was awesome too!

 

 

 


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Cool!

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Welcome back to Lupo GTI ownership!

I have to disagree about the high level brake light though, the GTI spoiler light is only fitted to a GTI, a non-GTI light is the same though....

Have you got anymore details about the auto-headlight kit you fitted? I have one fitted to my car, but it's not app controlled, that sounds interesting!

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Got the rear window changed over between the lupo bootlids and fitted it too:

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The new seats arrived for the lupo. I stripped the cloth off the rears ready for retrimming the rears while I am on holiday. The fronts will slot in with no issue, once I have rebuilt them with new bases.

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is the sharan badge like an arosa style where you push it in to open the boot? or is it on a popper system?

also, what did you use for removal of the glass? Ive got a knackered bootlid with tinted glass. i know they are bonded in, rather than chucking it I wanted to have a go at removing it and re-sealing it in to mine rather than using cheap tint film.

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6 hours ago, Stephenmacleod said:

is the sharan badge like an arosa style where you push it in to open the boot? or is it on a popper system?

also, what did you use for removal of the glass? Ive got a knackered bootlid with tinted glass. i know they are bonded in, rather than chucking it I wanted to have a go at removing it and re-sealing it in to mine rather than using cheap tint film.

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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1 hour ago, Greig said:

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.

I thought as much it looks a tidy finish.

For the sake of some cheap tint film for the rear 3 windows it's probably easier. It's no show pony.

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