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DubImage

Project Breadvan

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Hi, guys.

 

Well after months of looking for my first car I finally bought something. A 1992 1.0L Polo Breadvan in Tornado red. It has no mot but I cant even drive it for another year so it doesn't make a difference lol. I have lots of plans so this should be regularly updated. First thing is a big clean then I will start it's transformation....

 

Here's a few pics from the add and one I took this evening it will be getting delivered tomorrow.

21259248329_b65d263dfc_c.jpgmy first photo by Dubimage Photography, on Flickr

21258030190_d85d9950d3_c.jpgad photos by Dubimage Photography, on Flickr

21259190879_e5c808ef27_c.jpgad photos by Dubimage Photography, on Flickr

 

21446092605_cd535afbc2_c.jpgad photos by Dubimage Photography, on Flickr

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Lovely looking wee motor what are the plans dude?

​Strip it down paint the underneath, new brake pads etc. Sort the body work out and do something with the interior then get a set of coilovers and a set of 16" wheels. Oh also MOT it lol.

 

I saw that for sale, looked good value, all the best with it

​Thanks!

I had one of these, absolutely best craic of car I've ever had!! 

​Yea love this one already.

Was this from Ballysillan? 

​I bought it of a guy from Mallusk but he had not had it long so not sure.

 

 

 

Stripped the back of the interior out today, gave it a wash and my dad give it a going over with the DA but the bodywork isn't as good as thought so it will have to be  sorted out to. No big spray jobs here though ;-)

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You'll not get 16s on the rear of that without major arch modification, 14s are a push unless correct offset!

Cracking wee cars these and seems to be a great base to start with, keep the pics coming B)

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What kind of work is needed to the arches for 16"s ? More pictures to come have stripped the interior except dash, headlining and drivers seat, discovered a hole in the floor on the drivers side.... 

 

 

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You have to go Mr T on it 

or enlist the help of another sperhero................

 

07ange1.jpg

 

:lol:

There's really not a lot of room in rear arches,people have struggled with certain offsets of 5.5" and 6" rims

This is the one they did on Pimp My Ride a few years ago, check the reararches to get 16s in there. Looks great though with modded reararches, not a fan of colour scheme lol

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This looks much better, best to stcik with 13s or 14s on a bready, bigger not always better B)B)

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Any advice you need on wheel off sets and sizes ask me , have a breadie , and had lots of different rims for it 

​Had? You still have you hoarder! if you need rims just visit doaghs breadvan specialist wheelshop :lol:

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you can fit 15's with the standard suspension , as long as they are et35 -38 , but if its lowered forget it . 

The best in my opinion is 13/14" tyre size 165 is as wide as you want to go , as they will rub the rear arches if you go bigger .

my mk2 set up is as follows 

60/40 lowered , standard 13" steels with 155/70 tyre's .

you can go lower but the ride is terrible, some people cut the arches out and fit mk1 golf ones , but that's a lot of work 

hope this helps 

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Looks clean enough except for bits you mentioned. Get the essentials done first. you don't need to do much to these to have them looking ace, wee drop and nice rims make huge difference.

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It is still sitting in front of the house while the t4 gets some love. I have finally decided on colour , suspension and wheels. Still buying parts too will stick a few updated pictures up when i get a chance.

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Nothing much has happened to it since i last posted. The van is in the garage so the polo is on the drive until the van has been bagged.. Have bought a few parts including a new front panel, clear indicators and a steering wheel. Still deciding what root i want to go down but have decided on most things..

 

23288902472_0f41cb6bcb_h.jpgPolo parts by Dubimage Photography, on Flickr

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Good to see another breadie getting love, they are getting scarce.

I have a nice set of 14" Lotus wheels in the shed here doing nothing if I could tempt you ;) 

 

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With that steering wheel I'd go for the stripped out look, big set of wrap round bucket seats. B) 

Watch this space then:ph34r: that is the plan

 

 

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