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My DaiLy_ProJecT • Golf MKV GT

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
The car itself is gorgeous, but that leather-work is on a level of its own. Absolutely stunning. Great work, man.
Thank you. It is indeed something special, on an otherwise common car, and i love how it stands out, but not easily recognisable from the outside. :thumbsup:
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Hello guys. Been some days that i was ready to update my build threads of all the cars, when I logged in to my threads, and saw all my pics gone missing. I thought i had gone overboard with bandwidth, but then I also remembered, that i have a premium account, so that doesnt happen. Long story short, I figured out what PhotoBucket had done.

So, currently, more than 8-9 years of build threads are useless. All that work and effort is lost.
And what is more, Photobucket gave us NO warning, nor did they send their thoughts on this change whatsoever
.

I accept paying for using one's services. I dont accept being bullied into doing it, in such a non-professional way.

I cant tell right now how I will continue blogging my build threads, but i wil definitely WONT be paying photobucket not 400, but not even a single cent.

Cheers

Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
For those who are interested and use Chrome there is a browser extension that you can add in that will allow you to see the photos behind the paywall.

HERE

Just add it in, clear your cache and it should work.
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Hello and Merry Xmas to all of you guys who are still into forum build threads. Seems like Youtube has killed forum of every kind

Found some time to do some maintenance stuff mostly.

First I had to prep the summer wheels i took off the Audi A1.

DSC_0962 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Foam Lance comes very hand in every case.

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Also what helps A LOT is the wax/sealant i had used after the powdercoating. It helps a lot guys.

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Then, onto air to remove all water and then reseal for winter storage

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Then I spent some time on the Golf.

First i Installed the rear seats net, like i had in the A1. Came out great in my opinion, let me know what you think as always.

DSC_0757 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

DSC_0758 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then it was washing time for the Golf as well

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Interior was in a pretty ok condition, only the floormats needed attention

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And some shots i took

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Cheers guys

Mike
 

robtemp

Ready to race!
Location
California
thanks for documenting your build. lots of inspiration here.

are you going to update the rear lower bumper? that would help a lot cosmetically.
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
thanks for documenting your build. lots of inspiration here.

are you going to update the rear lower bumper? that would help a lot cosmetically.
Hello and thanks for the feedback.
I have been thinking about it for quite some time, and i think SRS-Tec has a nice piece, that brings R32 and - twin - left side exhaust worlds together nicely, which is what i would probaly go for. I think i should go for that.
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Bought some engine bay billet caps for the Audi A1

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However i test fitted them on the Golf as well

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Previously

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After

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However i opted for the black ones instead for the Golf

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Much better

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Then I also put some "normal" size tires, some 225.40.18s Yoko Paradas i was running in my A1 ,whereas there, i switched to some Michelin Pilot Supersports.

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And lastly I bought a quick-snap-off hub adapter.

Basic kit

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Let's grab the old girl out for a ride

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Before

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During

Steering wheel off

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Adapter on

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After

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Works perfectly, easy to remove, easy for fast access, and great anti-theft functionality as well

Cheers

Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
To who ever may help me on this issue i am having for the past 6 months. That is half a year.

-I found, a guy on instagram, named kcarbon, aka, Michael Ratcliffe, who was doing cf skinning parts.
After talking with him on some ideas, we agreed on doing parts for my Audi A1. First one, was the steering wheel i had retrofitted from an Audi TTs (8S), that we agreed i would ship to him in order to do the following.

-Cf top and bottom
-Alcantara sides with red stitching
-Alcantara retrim of the already trimmed airbag
-Cf airbag cover
-Paint the airbag ring in gloss black.

All these were agreed for a certain price, so i sent my steering wheel to Stockport, Cheshire where he is located.
He received the complete package. Then, I put the first payment through paypal so that he can start working on it. We are now at 16 November 2018.
He supposedly started working on it, and then on 21 of January 2019 he claimed the things were about to be ready, so asked for the second payment so as to complete. Again, no questions asked, i sent the payment again via paypal.

So my payment was complete on January 2019.

He sent me some pics of half-assed job on the steering whereas the other items were not done, and he said on the emails they are ready and i cannot see clearly. Whereas items were NOT touched. After enormous amounts of lies, on April, about 5 months later, i decide that i cannot take up any more lying, which included from hospital health issues, to family problems, to photos of the items that a guy with a dslr has, i file claims through paypal for my payments.

When payment number 1 is issued back to me, he then remembers to do the items, to a very bad level of craftmanship, and demands money back in order to ship them. I have the second claim on paypal pending. After months of lying, i simply cannot send money again to this guy.
There is a huge wave against him on instagram, from guys cheated and victims, known guys in the uk scene, with Audi R8s, Audi TTs, many many guys not having their parts and their money. I asked that he sent me the items ready, and a paypal invoice, but he simply wont go for it.
So he is threatening me that he has my steering wheel, which you know how much it costs.

I will probably get the full refund i paid for the service, but what i am asking from the UK car community is some help with this situation, someone living nearby, or being able to help in any way. It is very sad for us car enthusiasts to be scammed like that.

I have talked with my country's police, with eu consumer services, and Uk Action Fraud and have filed reports.

Please guys, if anyone can be of any help, please let me know. I appreciate it.

Cheers

Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
As with the Audi A1, same with the Golf, I went for a modification i have been wanting to do for quite some time now, but never got to it, due to not having found the proper company to tick all the safety and quality issues for me.

I received these

June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

They even sent me my old web intact.

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I wanted to install the new seatbelts, and also, remove the rear ones which are there for no reason. While i am at it, I would also change all the rear interior cards fittings with new ones. If anyone has experience from working on golf mkvs. he should know that in order to remove one thing, you have to remove ten more covering it like a domino. So you will see the amount of work it took, dont be surprised.

This is where we started from

June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Me and my MCM buddy got to work asap

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Removed passenger seat to gain access at the back

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Removed the lower cards

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June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

In order to get to the rear seatbelts, as well as the front ones

And then the upper alcantara c pillars

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June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Removed them

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So then, no seatbelts in the rear

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Old destroyed fittings

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On a side not, i redid the rear badge - more subtle than total black

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June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Installed passenger side one

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June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

B-pillar installed

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Rear "door" card installed with new fittings

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June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then C-pillars as well

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Driver side installed as well

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June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Again, proper seatbelt installation through the seat

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Rear bench in place

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Rear net in place

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All done

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June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And that is how they came out on the Audi A1

June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Cheers , I hope you also liked these

Regards

Mike
 
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