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  1. 10 points

    Back from the hairdressers - MK4 R32

    Long overdue update time... finally got over to Scotland to lift my wheels and they're even more stunning in person. And some obiligitory test fit photos. Borrowed some 20mm adapters off Pete from Paintworkz to see what sizes I need to order. Think I'm gonna go with 25mm for the rear, and either a 15mm or a 20mm for the front.
  2. 5 points

    Dubshed 2017

    Again another Awesome Show, huge congrats to all who organised and helped out regards Lenny
  3. 4 points
    First update in a while. With work I haven't had much time at the car.I've had a small air tank for a while now and decided to run it until I find something bigger. It got sanded down, primed then finished in textured blackI started my install for the air suspension last weekend. It's a long time from I've done anything like this so good to be back at it. I started with a rough idea in my head and just went for it.I'm running 1/4" copper lines out of manifold to the bulkhead fittings. These will be polished and aligned properly on final fit.Next up is sorting out the 10mm copper lines from the tank to the manifold and some clear plastic for the window above the compressor.I'm happy so far with it but it's only temporary as I'm planning to change the set up already.Connor
  4. 4 points

    MK3 Golf Project

    Just adding a pic of the finished loft to the thread. Turned out rather well
  5. 3 points

    Project lol@mpg

    Finally finished it ...will update final stage build pics when I get a chance
  6. 3 points

    Lisburn show Pics 2017

  7. 3 points

    Dubshed 2017

    Computers and things like FB don't float my boat however a car and for "some" reason VW is the ticket for me, so had my first weekend at dubshed last weekend and have to say it was a show of all shows, on the way their I was thinking my car should have been inside on show until I parked up and walked indoors. Serious level of vehicles in this show truly must have taken a mass of organization, big up the GTINI. can't post pictures of show, so if you've got any from show and can please do, Cheer's Fleety..
  8. 3 points
    Bit more progress I got my front shocks back from being machined. Waited 4 weeks and returned untouched so needless to say I wasnt happy. Thanks to @kyle.j1 I found someone else to do them so hopefully shouldn't take too long. I ran the front airlines while waiting on the shocks. Having routed some with a friend inside the car and out the chassis legs I tried a different approach with mine. Out the rear wheel arch, under the car using the fuel line clips, along side the chassis legs and into the front wheel arch. Everything is well solid so I'm happy with that. I've never been happy with my wheels. A temp paint job turned out to be still on 2 years later so thanks to @PaddyN for splitting them. The centres will be acid dipped and repainted. My switch box arrived and some toying with the soldering iron had it wired to the manifold. I'll run this up the car to sit in the centre console. While at the switch box I made up a small loom to run the compressor and wired everything to the ignition. To finish off I mounted my 2 dual needle Viair gauges into the centre console. I made this in MDF and trimmed it in vinyl. These will be fitted with green bulbs and wired to the dash lights to tie in with the rest of the car. Once the actually work was done we played about and put one of Matt's 17" RSs on and one of his KW Turbos on. Makes me wana buy expensive wheels Connor
  9. 3 points

    MkII golf 3dr blueprint

    Sourced mkII blueprints and decided to make a bit more wall art for the garage! A3 size Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 2 points

    Titanic Dubs 30th September 2017

    Just a quick post to remind you guys Titanic Dubs is 30th September this year . A great chilled out day in the historic Titanic dry dock ?? No pre selection ..open to all VAG? Online prepay Entry system will be open shortly
  11. 2 points

    Another Mk1 vRS Octavia

    I had no intention of buying another car as I was very happy with the black vRS but this local example came up in Rally Red with a genuine 47k and I couldn’t refuse. My third vRS Mk1 in 9 months! It was bought new in Howard Abrahams in Lurgan 15 years ago. I bought it of the second owner, an older gentleman who had 4 years who basically did not drive it. I gave it a light detail today, replaced the centre boot badge and wheel centre caps. I have it booked into have the rear spoiler ( common fading issue) and the front bumper redone due to a few kerb scrapes. Its also booked to go in for a full service including the oil pick up pipe. Future plans are a wheel refurb and tidy things as I go.
  12. 2 points
    LED's look good. Today I mostly fitted polyurethane hangers and the one with a chain inside to stop my Milltek hitting the rear beam on the mk2. Thankfully it has worked.
  13. 2 points
    As usual no plain sailing for me. Thanks to @c11ris the centres of my wheels are off getting acid dipped. I got my front shocks back from Reynolds Engineering who did a great job. Couldn't be more pleased. I got the bags fitted to them and spaced the top mount to clear and offered them up. This is when I realised that I couldn't fit my wheels and check the drop as they had no centres. I tried the standard vr6 wheels forgetting they don't fit over the 312mm brakes. Go me! So I fitted the 15s on the rear and swapped the borrowed wheels to the front. The huge tyres are catching the arches and holding the car up so I cant see what drop I'm getting and they've also pulled my arch trims off. Go me x2! The rear drop on 15s Front with the RS on. If it drops another 12mm the arch lip will be in line with the wheel lip and i will be more than happy And with the KW Turbo I plumbed my gauges in and have a bad leak from one so I've ordered a new fitting. I then wired the bulbs in them to the headlight switch and I'll paint the bulb green to watch the dash light colour. The gauges are much crisper looking in person. I just cant get a good pic Last night then I decided to make a start on my wheel refurb. I started with the centre nuts. 3 hrs at the polisher give this before and after Stay tuned for more f*** ups Connor
  14. 2 points

    Bora, MIA

    Got all my bits finally fitted and it going to paint again tomorrow. It will make it to Dubshed but it's highly likely to have minimum interior as I've to much on at work, home, and university!!
  15. 2 points

    Mark 4 V5

    Hi the car is the 170 and I'm now looking at stage 2 remap with miltech exhaust. I've only had the car a month - picked her up in England with 97k on the clock and two owners from new - had good service history and is also the three door which there are not too many around at present. I have had a full check down on it and anything that was dodgy has been replaced with a new like for like part - all oils and filters etc also done and the engine had a wash out as well. The car is really in good condition inside and out apart from the wheels which I'm getting refurbished back to their original look.
  16. 2 points

    Passat pd130

    I've got the 9.7mm cam but I'll also be receiving a 9.9mm cam for the Black Passat. Its a replacement for the original cam I bought from Newmans which wore out prematurely. Anyway the 9.9mm seems to be about the max. you can run using the standard hydraulic tappets. So over the summer I've a bit of work to do on the engines whilst working on a few other projects.
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    Great night had be all and no major fractures were reported On the podium was : 1, Nigel 'Mansell' Lamont 2. Andrew 'Blomqvist' Maxwell 3, Gwyndaf Evans Will be aiming to hold another night in the spring probably after Dubshed
  19. 2 points
    Bump . meeting at need for speed , ballyclare at 6.45 for a 7pm start
  20. 2 points

    Mk1 Jetta

    Mark Mc Cann up near Toomebridge might still have mk1 bits, I know he did have jetta bits a while back.
  21. 2 points

    Happy Christmas!!!

    Happy Christmas one and all.. plenty of car goodies arriving? ??
  22. 1 point
    Yep, Photobucket have shafted us all and basically ruined Forums like this. I've started using FLICKR, but there's no way I'm re-doing a whole build thread.
  23. 1 point

    Mk2 Headliner done!

    That looks much better - good stuff.
  24. 1 point

    Project lol@mpg

    Awesome looking Corrado, great work.
  25. 1 point

    Back in a Mk3 Golf!

    Set about getting the MOT sorted this week but needed to sort a few things. Headlights wernt coming on so had to go to a spark to sort it. My tailgate never came with bulb holders so took some from a vento I have for bits and used the ones from it and although they look ok they don't quite fit perfect so il be on the lookout for some from the states. The airbag light was on but it just cleared no issues I then needed a few more wheel bolts as I didn't have enough from when I did the 4 stud to 5 stud conversion. Finally the exhaust was split from the cat to the midbox but all good now. Brought it to MOT yesterday morning and FAILED no big issue as it was only a brake hose and the rear hub was lose. Got bored so only armed with 2 jacks and 1 axle stand as I'd left them at my house I got the coilovers in! I didn't even have wd40 at hand but it went relatively smoothly but trying to set the car down using just a jack was deadly when I had all for corners done. It's starting to take shape now To do list: Fit red GTI badges and red pin stripe. Fit red seat belts. Get MOT retest sorted. The tailgate button isn't great so need to fit a boot popper switch. Wire in 3rd brake light in spoiler. Sort out height after MOT and get wheel alignment done. Split the front US indicators and swap clear lense for orange. Get a new exhaust. Bond side skirts on as they are just screwed on atm. New fuel tank straps as they look horendous. Service. Sort central locking out as it's faulty. Radio only works through one dash speaker. Still a good bit of work to be done before I can daily it over the summer but il get there. I recently acquired some anniversary seat material and I plan to retrim the centres of my CC seats in it. Want them to look something like this:
  26. 1 point

    RELOAD Retro Apparel

    Looks like quality stuff Nigel. Hope it goes well.
  27. 1 point

    RELOAD Retro Apparel

    Best of luck with it dude! MK1 scirocco design is quality. No Octavias??
  28. 1 point


    Thought this deserves a share chaps.....
  29. 1 point

    Mk3 Golf Cab #nohomo

    Still have this wee cab. A boring update more so to keep a record. Passed it's MOT retest after failing on a split track rod end boot and a "corroded/pitted front disc offside outer". I replaced the track rod end and stuck 2 new discs on the front. When doing so I discovered no bad corrosion or pitting to either disc. These are the failed discs During the retest I brought up about the discs showed them to them. The tester agreed they should not have failed but once you leave the centre you can't complain. Total s***e but not much I can do now. Mileage is 132212 so just over 1000miles in a year. The underside is still weld free and everything is great condition. Not the norm for a mk3 Golf lol Connor
  30. 1 point
    Almost a year I can see from my last post here since I've done anything more than start this! started and moved it today, pumped up the tyres and gave it a quick wash, even gave the passenger side it's annual viewing lol
  31. 1 point

    Wheel refurb! Best place?

    Battery recharged, wheels fitted, wash and a wax done for summer now! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point

    Wheel refurb! Best place?

    Excellent, Polished alloys do them in the end?
  33. 1 point

    Wheel refurb! Best place?

    Looks a great job
  34. 1 point

    Wheel refurb! Best place?

    After..,,. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  35. 1 point
    Looking Great Connor
  36. 1 point

    "old" petrol and diesel cars

    Hopefully just a lot of scare mongering, I'd heard them refer to anything pre 07 / 08 as old. I've never owned a car younger than 10yr old. I remember rumours when new mot started 15years ago or so that it was to get classics of the road, in truth it probably got knackered old cars of the road which is a good thing. Hopefully same with this and tidier old stuff won't be affected if goes by individual car emissions, nothing worse than driving up road behind some reaky ole thing!
  37. 1 point
    Not too many photo updates as it was mostly wee bits and pieces. Sorted my stance out with spacers then looked at out to make it more permenant without spacers. I fitted 20mm spacers behind the stub axles so my adapters work as before and the wheels fit as normal. This took me 2 nights as I snapped 2 of the bolts and had to drill them out. Fun times there. The fronts i have a 5mm spacer on which bugs me. If i get 2 more wheel centres from the rear wheels and fit them to the front rims that will give me 6mm more without a spacer but that'll be well down the line. Some wiring was done under the bonnet and a few bits tidied here and there. The heater matrix got binned as the air filter was in the way of the hoses. Something I wont miss but I think Lee will. I'll wire up the heated seats at some point though for her. That was the car read for the road bar needing a serious detail again. With running down to the wire for the Cars at the Mill show I couldn't book to get it down. Lee, Paddy and I give it a quick go over with SRP to try hide some swirls and a coat of 100 yr old turtle wax wax as I cant find my 50 Cal stuff. This is how we finished up: It wouldn't be me unless something happened and on the way to Cars at the Mill my arch liner caught the wheel and ripped itself out scattering itself over the m1. Other than that the first 100odd mile on air has been great. I picked up a top 5 trophy at Cars at the Mill and before we left I grabbed a quick photo after the show http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd72/Connor_McCann/Mobile Uploads/20170501_003820_zpsl16mcssr.jpg[/IMG]
  38. 1 point

    Dubshed 2017

    It's hard to believe another year has passed and we have Dubshed, the NI show season opener, over us already. For those who attended it was clear that this year, like the others before it, was an example of the shows growth in many ways Read all about it here https://shedsixty2.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/dubshed-2017/ Connor
  39. 1 point
    Very tidy install. I could do with a man of your skills to run my new brake lines on the Mk1 !!
  40. 1 point

    Passat pd130

    Bought another ebay special short shifter for the Trendline. Previously fitted one to my Highline and it worked quite well.
  41. 1 point
    @allymac probably will have what you need fella has stash of Mk2 parts ....
  42. 1 point

    Back in a Mk3 Golf!

    Any word ??
  43. 1 point
    Dubshed 2017 Online tickets now live! Only a few days after Earlybird advance tickets went online they're already completely sold out! But there is still a great saving to be had over gate ticket price, by purchasing our online advance tickets at £12.95 BUY TICKETS HERE Your online ticket has the same privileges as gate tickets, providing a pass for 2 days of modified cars, outdoor motorsport entertainment, trade stands and lots more... Keep and eye on dubshed.com for more information. Any queries give any of the admin or staff on here a PM, or just comment below...
  44. 1 point

    Steede's mk2 leon FR DSG

    Traded my mk1 leon cupra in for this Mk2 Leon fr in white back in september the old bus: and the new 2.0 tfsi dsg 144kms Completely standard Full service history The bodywork and interior is very clean and it's very tight to drive. Plans are: Btcc spoiler- Triple composites front lip - Done Lower it on hnr springs or eibach sportlines - Done. New wheels probably in 18"s as I've two brand new initial tyres there. _done Just have the one crappy pic for now Got out to give it a proper clean today before it started raining. Snow foamed it, wash, det ar, snow foam, washed again and polished with poor boys world white diamond very way to use n smells amazing here's a few pics. Took to adding abit of vinyl on the bumper andfront grille. Also replaced the center bumper grille too as mine was broken. I'm happy with the wrap but the grille could do with being done again. Comparison Picked up a set of BBS Seat Sports for peanuts with decent tyres, need a refurb which is being done in February and sprayed anthracite Springs fitted Lip fitted and managed to pick up a Triple r composites rear diffuser cheap too.
  45. 1 point

    New Member from antrim

    MK1OC be a good place to have a look lad decent bunch a guys on there ..
  46. 1 point
    Certainly fills the wheel!
  47. 1 point

    Back from the hairdressers - MK4 R32

    Loads of stuff happened on this since the last update. Rear wiper is gone and replaced with a Kill All Wipers delete. I've fitted US tail lights Relocated the air controls to the armrest and got my plate on But the most work has went on with things you can't see. Timing chains were done this week and while we were at it I decided to change the clutch too as although the old one wasn't slipping, there was wear and the pedal feel was awful so it made sense to do it while the gearbox was already off to do the chains. I also had the car mapped by Gavin Black who is now an authorised dealer of Celtic Tuning remaps and although you don't see huge power gains on a NA car, it has made a big difference to the power delivery and the engine is much more free reving than before. Think I'm also going to throw an ITG panel filter in it as well to help the airflow. With the chains, clutch and the map its a completely different car to drive now than it was 2 weeks ago!
  48. 1 point

    mk2 audi tt tfsi

    so I've been keeping myself rather busy over the past month, i had been gathering up some parts for a while and its all finally coming together. bought a damaged tts front bumper and repaired it, new set of ttrs side skirts and due to how tight the front fitment was on the oz wheels a set of mucke 30mm wider wings along with a ttrs grill. id always fancied white tt before i bought one but i couldn't find a white tfsi in my price range so i settled for red, but the urge got the better of me and i decided to have a go myself at doing a vinyl wrap on the car. I'm pretty pleased with how it has came out and i enjoyed doing it. few bits of dust under it here and there but its to be expected really when your doing it in your garage. anyway heres a few pics of my progress along the way. wrapping the door shuts tonight and then brakes are going on tomorrow night hopefully then a good clean and ready for dub shed. started by stripping the front down for the replacement parts and to allow me to wrap around the leading edge of the doors offering up one of the new wings to see how it lined up, pretty impressed with the fit first panel on the car done little detail of the corners, took me a bt of work to get into the way of how to approach the corners but i think i got better at it as i went on bonnet was probably the most awkward panel to do due to the size of it tts bumper done with the new grills in few corner details and one of the finished wrap. i know some people won't like the idea of it but for me it was a cost effective way of getting what i wanted and i always enjoy trying something new would love to hear what you think.
  49. 1 point

    Lisburn Show Sunday 26th April

    http://www.aovc.co.uk/events/view/1106 Cracking wee show this, I've attended past 4or5 years, was originally at Sprucefield. Pics from last year And a slippyspielberg produced video
  50. 1 point
    thanks for that pic again si, just think, with a little burger and coke diet you too could look this lean!