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Adam's Bagged Anthracite Lupo. * BAGGED IT*

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Hello everyone, I was looking at 1.4 Polo 6n2's and 1.4 Lupo's for my first car for around 6 months. A friend of mine notified me of a Grey 1.4s Lupo that was for sale next door to him. Had to jump at the chance as the car looked amazing in pictures and the price was right.

The car hadn't been driven much by the previous owner which you could tell from the test drive, car was covered in leaves from the tree it had been sat under for months by the sound of things.

The car seemed perfect for me to buy so I did. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Very happy I chose it over a 6n2.

Car Specs

Year: 2002

Mileage: 72k

Engine: 1.4S 75BHP

Colour: Anthracite Grey

Day 1 pics:

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First job was to wash the car and machine polish some nasty scratches out!

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I noticed that some badge or cover was missing from the engine bay and soon found out what it was. Engine bay looks loads better with the badge now :)

Before:

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After:

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I had some very lovely mouldy bump strips so I decided they were my next weekend job.

I had read a few different ways of doing this and soon found they didn't work to well for me! I resulted in pealing off the 12 year old rubbery glue type stuff with my finger nails or now non existent finger nails :lol: Tried using a credit card etc but my nails worked best for me.

Bad News: After taking off the bump strip on one side, I soon found out that some previous owner who clearly had no sense, had put the bump strip back onto the door by screwing straight through the door and leaving me a nice hole, cheers. :angry2: Will soon be filled and touched up. Luckily not too big of a hole!

Pics of bump strip removal:

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Looks much smoother now!

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The window switch on the drivers side for the passenger window wasn't working, could possibly have fixed it but was feeling lazy and bought a new one. Accidentally snapped the surround for the window switches and door locks so around £15-£20 later... Switches working and surround back on :)

Door cards had to come off

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New Surround and Switch :)

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That's all for now, got a few more things to do this weekend! Will get this updated early next week with some pictures. Thanks for taking the time to check out my car :)

Cheers, Adam

Edited by Adam_14

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Welcome much love for anthracite! I do believe you could have the 75 hype model. What wheels are on it?

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Welcome much love for anthracite! I do believe you could have the 75 hype model. What wheels are on it?

Thanks Matt :) I'm not too sure on the name of them but they're 15" 5 spokes which look quite good but they're in a pretty poor condition. Hoping for a change in a few months.

They don't look too bad in this photo.

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I like the car, color is suitable for lots of combinations.

Wheels are VW Reggae 6J x 15

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I like the car, color is suitable for lots of combinations.

Wheels are VW Reggae 6J x 15

Cheers for the info mate! Yeah the colour gives me loads of options :)

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BTW, car looks a bit lowered, is it?

Yeah it's on 60mm springs front and rear (I think) not 100% sure as they were on the car when i bought it. Doesn't look too bad but still want it a bit lower.

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I meant bhp lol not hype, stupid me doing 4 things at once on a tablet with predictive text. It looks pretty spot on tbh.

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Looks good. Almost a twin of my loop, although you have different wheels. And it's 75hp if your wondering mate.

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I meant bhp lol not hype, stupid me doing 4 things at once on a tablet with predictive text. It looks pretty spot on tbh.

Haha no worries I knew what you meant. Thank you :)

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Looks good. Almost a twin of my loop, although you have different wheels. And it's 75hp if your wondering mate.

It is almost a twin! Just taken a look at yours, I like it:) Cheers for telling me the bhp, i've seen a few 1.4s loops that have a different engine, guessing they have a different bhp?

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Got a new steering wheel, eBay bargain! Bought a Lupo GTI steering wheel which looks exactly the same as the standard Lupo wheel except it has a leather finish and red stitching.

The only difficult part of changing the steering wheels over was removing the air bag, other than that it was fairly straight forward.

Used some Auto Glym leather cleaner on the wheel when it was on the car to get rid of the shiny finish on the wheel. There's a tiny little scuff in the top but other than that it's fine and much better than the discoloured standard plastic wheel.

Old Wheel:

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New Wheel Before Auto Glym treatment:

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New Wheel After Auto Glym treatment:

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It is almost a twin! Just taken a look at yours, I like it:) Cheers for telling me the bhp, i've seen a few 1.4s loops that have a different engine, guessing they have a different bhp?

Thanks bud not updated mine in ages I'm a lot lower now :) From what I have seen I think practically all the 1.4 lupos from 2000 onwards are 75hp. It will tell you in your cars hand book that it's 75hp that's how I found out. Anyway going to keep a close eye on this thread, looks interesting :)

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Thanks bud not updated mine in ages I'm a lot lower now :) From what I have seen I think practically all the 1.4 lupos from 2000 onwards are 75hp. It will tell you in your cars hand book that it's 75hp that's how I found out. Anyway going to keep a close eye on this thread, looks interesting :)

You should update it! :) and yeah I had a look in the book last night. Thank you, got lots of little things to do to it soon :)

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Small and boring Update:

Both doors were making a horrible cracking/creaking noise when opening and closing. I read a topic on here saying to replace the rubber bushes with metal ones. At 88p each it was a no brainer really!

So drilled the rubber ones out and replaced with metal ones, huge difference :)

Old Rubber Bush:

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New Metal Bush:

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Also going to CumbriaVAG tomorrow in my mates Lupo who's not on the forum! Anyone else going?

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Hey pal...i like what you did with the door straps...i tried looking on ebay but there is a million sizes and types...you couldn't post the link where you got your from could you please?

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where did you get them from ? look a good mod

Search on ebay for brass bushes

There is a link to them on a thread on here somewhere I think

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Lovely colour that man! haven't really seen that before!

Cheers mate! I don't see many in this colour about!

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