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Picked it up on Thursday. It's a 2000 1.0 E with 50k on the clock and power steering, central locking and electric windows ...

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And this is the plan ...

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Give me 3 months. First impressions are good, it's well built and handles better than my 1.6 Baleno. However, the bonnet release broke the day I bought it and I need to get that fixed. Any ideas?

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nice loop biggrin.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> , im thinking of getting a red one but i duno yet...black or res confused.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":confused:" border="0" alt="confused.gif" /> ...i duno reds different i fink and i havent seen many 1.0/1.4 modded loops anywhere...only a gti one on here. and alo of people have black loops some im kind of swaying towards a red one.. but havent decided yet rolleyes.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> but yer again nice car and liking the potential pic...

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Like the white stripes strangly.

Think the bumper strips would need removing though.

Mirrors look cool also.

Welcome to the world of Lupo!

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is it me, or does it already have the polo mk6 wiper arm conversion on the back?

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No idea mate, it's bog standard at the moment! In the process of transferring my sound system over, but encountering a couple of problems.

  1. Can't get the bonnet open to wire up the amp
  2. Attempting to fit a 12" sub

Like the white stripes strangly.

Me too. My brother got the idea from here ...

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i like it. dont see many red loops around. ive got a 12" sub in mine. which system you got?

was it you who said you broke the bonnet release handle? if so is this any help? not quite how to fix it but could be of use

http://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=11862

Jen x

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now i must say thts one of the best colours for a loop laugh.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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Swoxy, Nice plan! Tidy car smile.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

i see your bidding on a set of Bathursts on e-gay! excelent choice

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I was, but I'm pretty sure they're going to go out of my price range. So I picked these up today, took the Lupo on a 320 mile round trip and it held up surprisingly well for a 1.0. Once I get my hands on a set of locking wheel nuts I'll get them fitted. Now for the tinting ...

i like it. dont see many red loops around. ive got a 12" sub in mine. which system you got?

was it you who said you broke the bonnet release handle? if so is this any help? not quite how to fix it but could be of use

http://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=11862

Jen x

Our family mechanic of 20 years spent 2 hours trying to open the bonnet without success. I'm going to take it to VW but I don't think they're going to be able to do much more apart from smashing the grille, we'll see how it goes.

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You bought those Dezent's!! I was watching them from the beginning, totally forgot about them.

Bargain at that price i've gotta say angry.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry2:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" />

Penry

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Make sure you get spiggot rings for those dezent wheels, otherwise you could run into big problems

(Spiggot rings are the little nylon rings that sit on the inside surface of the wheel, so that it fits snugly on the hub, without these, the entire weight of the car is sat on 16 wheel nuts, as aposed to balanced out between the four hubs, and held tight by the 16 nuts)

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Make sure you get spiggot rings for those dezent wheels, otherwise you could run into big problems

(Spiggot rings are the little nylon rings that sit on the inside surface of the wheel, so that it fits snugly on the hub, without these, the entire weight of the car is sat on 16 wheel nuts, as aposed to balanced out between the four hubs, and held tight by the 16 nuts)

Cheers for the advice. I fitted the wheels today before reading your post and removed the Honda spigot rings that were on them without replacing them with VW ones. Reckon I could get away with it for a day without fitting new rings?

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yes but i'd advise not going over 50mph just for your own personal safety incase the worst was to happen!

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Getting there ...

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lol at what youve done to the badge!! looks good with wheels on mate

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With my mate's Polo ...

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The car is looking good mate, but IMO i think the tints look to dark.

I wanna do the Rosa's but wasnt sure how dark. Not bein nasty or oute but lookin at yours has given me a good idea not to go that dark.

Also get it colour coded, makes one hell of a difference.

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Cheers mate. To be honest I wanted the tints as dark as possible, they're there for a reason wink.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

Just waiting for the bodyshop guy to be free before I get it down to him for the aforementined colour coding.

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Time for an update. The gearbox was on it's way out and finally went on me on the A1 in London. Had it reconditioned last month and along with a service the car now runs like a dream. Fitted a debadged grill from LupoSi, which looks great. Now trying to source the bonnet infill pannel. Installed my headunit and active sub, wired them all up by myself too photo0048002ua5sa7wj6.jpg border="0" class="linked-image" /> border="0" alt="" />

The bad ...

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The ugly ...

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the turbos look awesome mate shades.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shades:" border="0" alt="shades.gif" /> cool.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

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the car looks cool mate, the turbo's dont look bad without a drop imo..certainly no 4x4.. but anythin looks better slammed!

decent car though dude smile.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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very nice mate, good choice with the turbos i was planning on getting a set but had a change of heart and now got my eyes on something else wink.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

good job with the car keep it up thumbsup.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbsup.gif" />

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Got it back last week from the bodyshop where the bonnet infill panel from lupo_1.0 (dsc00990rv2se1ux9.jpg border="0" class="linked-image" /> border="0" alt="" />

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