If something bad happened to my Coupe i might be tempted in to getting a Mk4 estate as a load carrier, shame they never did a Gsi/ Sri turbo version in the UK and i think i'd have trouble insuring a modified one, would be nice making a sleeper out of one though.
So quick update. I’m in lockdown at the minute (Tier 4), but I’ve got plenty of bits to keep me busy and a few more on the way.
A set of sxi grey seats to fit with door cards to modify.
new wipers front and back. A passenger side wing mirror to replace (mines cracked).
Ashtray that stays closed. Bee sting antenna and new gasket.
And new gear and handbrake gaiters with green stitching.
also have a scorpion back box on the way, pics to follow.
Oh also got a new key body cos the old one was knackered. Reset the central locking as the woman i bought it off said it was “broken”. And remembered to do the old ‘folded bit of card’ trick so the buttons actually work 😅
Eventually I’ll get a flip key cut and the 2nd key needs a chip programming which I have opcom for (on an old Vista laptop somewhere 🤔).
Plans initially are: (whilst I’m in lockdown)
-Fit parts I already have
-try and JB weld repair rear bumper crack
-full interior valet (during seat swap)
-swap steering wheel radio control wires so they work with the Kenwood head unit.
-remove tow bar
and whatever else I can find to keep me busy
comments, questions, tips welcome 👍🏻
Also can someone confirm that you can see the pics I’m posting please 🤓
Well it’s absolutely freezing today so decided to tidy up the gym half of the garage.
the workshop half is full of car parts and bits at the minute.
Cleared out the gym equipment, swept and lay the new rubber floor mats.
Got a satisfying update for you guys. The boot carpet was absolutely disgusting 🤢
Caked in dirt and dog hair. And now it looks brand new!
started with a stiff brush, drill brush attachment and vacuum. Then moved into the garage when it started snowing again! Then warm water, carpet shampoo and a 2nd drill brush x 2 passes.
then a final vacuum and it’s now drying inside (so it doesn’t freeze 🥶).
Giving the new (2nd hand) sxi grey seats and door cards a good clean today while the footies on in the background 👌🏻
They’ll never be perfect but at least they’ll be cleaner, better looking and much more comfortable than the current interior.
door cards are done and the rear bench has been shampooed and drill brushed. Gotta wait for it to dry and then vacuum again. Then I’ll know if it needs a 2nd round of shampoo.
I don’t have an extractor/carpet cleaner so it’s just a damp clean, not soaking.