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PostSubject: R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td   R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td EmptyWed Feb 03 2010, 16:33

ive been putting off making a build thread for my car a while now until something actually changed on it as no one wants to read about a standard car. But now that my new wheels are iminent i thought i may as well get the ball rolling.

About 3ish months ago I drove down to luton or where ever it was and brought R2D2, the name originated from one of my mates reading the number plate wrong and it just kind of stuck.

its a '99 gt tdi 110 VE AHF diesel. which isnt slow and is awesome on fuel!

heres what it looked like when i picked it up.
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since ive got it i haven't really done much to it apart from intsalling a double din head unit and giving it a good service. but after browsing edition aimlessly i came across a set of wheels that i though "i must have these!".



heres a picture of the wheels in question
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so after a lengthy phone convo with the seller who was sound, kit(lupton20vt) and i drove up to Lincolnshire to get them for 500 sheets.
they are staggered 8.5' x17 and 9.5 x17 with ets of about 30 odd.
i dropped round Guys house on the way back to see how much he wanted to sand blast them and he ended up doing 2 whilst i waited.

so for now i finished preparing 2 of the centres and polished up the 4 barrels. now im going through the gruesomely long ordeal of polishing up the bolts R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 135143


heres how they sit at the moment.

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centre ready for paint (cheers again guy)

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i cleaned the backs up a little bit

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a bit of elbow grease and polish does wonders Wink

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the obligatory dish shot
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plans are(i seem to always be waiting for the next pay cheque) :

get some 225/45/17s all round
get some ap coilovers and drop it down from the shitty boat handling
either r32 front bumper or us spec front and rline (no cut outs) rear
get an install sorted

these are just the starters but im not putting all my cars on the table just yet R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 651561


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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td   R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td EmptyWed Feb 03 2010, 16:44

those wheels are really really nice max. you still painting them matt black?
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MarkGTX wrote:
those wheels are really really nice max. you still painting them matt black?

yep dude, just for the time being until i figure out what colour i want the car.

whites just too much of a pain in the arse to keep clean R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_razz
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td   R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td EmptyWed Feb 03 2010, 17:06

Lovely base mate, colours awesome too.

Plans sound decent Thumbs up isnt it the RLine bumpers that are pricey as fook?

Will be following this one Cool
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td   R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td EmptyWed Feb 03 2010, 17:09

my old scirocco was matte black and it was an arse to keep clean cos the dirt sort of got into the paint. because of this i would advise doing them in satin
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Pistacheuro wrote:
Lovely base mate, colours awesome too.

Plans sound decent Thumbs up isnt it the RLine bumpers that are pricey as fook?

Will be following this one Cool

there about 400 a peice for oem ones. which is expensive but if im really intent on getting them it would be better to buy the proper ones rather then cheap imitations

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my old scirocco was matte black and it was an arse to keep clean cos the dirt sort of got into the paint. because of this i would advise doing them in satin

i think i brought satin paint any way so its all good R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_lol
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Looking good dude R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 680462

Gonna be shweet with them wheels on.
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haha the hunger drive on the way back R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_razz they are going to look sweet dude R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 680462
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Wheels are gonna look sweet max. you had a test fit to see what the sit like yet?
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Love the wheels max R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 680462


Use matt lacquar if anything mate, MOVAC will sell it in a rattle can R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 51732

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td   R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td EmptyWed Feb 03 2010, 20:04

surely it should be 'r1d2' as you have one r and two ds?


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wheels look nice m8
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cheers lads, im so excited to get them on already, like a little kid waiting for christmas R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_razz


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Wheels are gonna look sweet max. you had a test fit to see what the sit like yet?

na i havnt mate. i really should before i get round to ordering the adapters but its been raining for the last week here and by the time i finish work its dark. just cant justify jacking up my car in the cold wet night R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_lol

i may be going up to my mates garage soon to get a belt changed though so il do it then and get some pictures R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 51732
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Nice ride dude...looking forward to seeing the progress Smile

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cheers lads, im so R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 128807 to get them on already, like a little kid waiting for christmas R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_razz


matty_mk1 wrote:
Wheels are gonna look sweet max. you had a test fit to see what the sit like yet?

na i havnt mate. i really should before i get round to ordering the adapters but its been raining for the last week here and by the time i finish work its dark. just cant justify jacking up my car in the cold wet night R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_lol

i may be going up to my mates garage soon to get a belt changed though so il do it then and get some pictures R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 51732


Yeah know what you mean m8, s**t weather doesnt help the motivation lol
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td   R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td EmptyFri Feb 05 2010, 15:22

right i thought i might as well bite the bullet this month and live like a student again. decided to splash out another 500 on coilovers and a arb.

i brought a set of practically unused FK Silverline X Coilovers and a new whiteline arb. well almost a set of fk's as the rear shocks were replaced with kw ones. R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 51732

here are some pictures, hopefully i will be picking them up next weekend when i go down to see my brother in hackney. well that is if the ebay lads dont screw me over.

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should have them fitted up within the end of the month. R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_cheers
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looks good dude R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 680462 haha my way of living for you for a bit R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td Icon_lol
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td   R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td EmptySat Feb 06 2010, 10:18

Nice ARB, which one did you get, ive been looking at these but there's a few different ones they do, i take it that this for the front?
Did you get drop links with it or does it bolt straight on?
Wheels will look awesome on!
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Luke wrote:
Nice ARB, which one did you get, ive been looking at these but there's a few different ones they do, i take it that this for the front?
Did you get drop links with it or does it bolt straight on?
Wheels will look awesome on!
whiteline ones bolt straight on
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hoopster wrote:
Luke wrote:
Nice ARB, which one did you get, ive been looking at these but there's a few different ones they do, i take it that this for the front?
Did you get drop links with it or does it bolt straight on?
Wheels will look awesome on!
whiteline ones bolt straight on

Not if its low as f**k it wont.
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thermal wrote:
hoopster wrote:
Luke wrote:
Nice ARB, which one did you get, ive been looking at these but there's a few different ones they do, i take it that this for the front?
Did you get drop links with it or does it bolt straight on?
Wheels will look awesome on!
whiteline ones bolt straight on

Not if its low as f**k it wont.
they do they go under the drive shaft most of them
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i think you need shortened drop links but i may be wrong. whiteline arbs go under the drive shafts so that they dont rub regardless of how low you are. same as the r32 ones R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 51732
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td   R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td EmptyThu Feb 11 2010, 17:01

right ive had a few bits of bad luck recently.

my coolant keeps leaking out somewhere so for the time being(until i get the time to get some radweld) im having to drive around with a topped up 2l bottle of water.

also i drove to cambs last night to see a bird, pulled up at the multi story near her house went to put the window down and "thunk", it had frozen in place. But the window U mount bits (not sure of their name) went down, this meant that when i hit my window to break the ice the glass fell off or the brackets and meant i couldn't do my window up... great.

after finding a screw driver in my glove box i got the door card off but dude to mk4s being over engineered there is a second metal sheet held on by about 8 bolts. as you can tell my night was getting better and better. but low and behold the bird i was seeing had small enough hands to pull the window up out of the top and held it whilst i reconnected the mounts. Every cloud has a silver lining though i got to use the classic "i know one way we can warm up..." R2D2 aka MK4 Gt Td 51732

but on the plus side i'm picking up my coilovers tomorrow and i think ive just found insperation for a different back bumper

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lol unlucky dude, that bumper looks awesome. Have you checked the seal by the temp sensor dude mine perished just after i got the car and it was loosing silly amounts.
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Bad times, at least the bird helped out.

Bumper displays all kinds of win, tbh Cool
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