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Re: Let the build begin

Post by MicronDan » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:52 pm

Loving the van bud, you’ve put some work in! Gave me plenty of mods to add to the list

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:06 pm

Cheers buddy, much appreciated!

And thanks for taking the time to read through my journey


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:00 pm

RLS installed, coded and working, waiting on the cover arriving to tidy it up to complete the install.

A pillar off and on, only broke one clip!


List is still getting shorter, time to add to methinks!

9. Dukes of Hazard air horns (so ‘70’s)
23. Replacement colour coded rear bumper
24. Diesel filter cover
28. TV/DVD/multimedia unit for the back
35. Interior unlocking button for the side door
38. Engine/gearbox upgrade, power, more power... very, very long term


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:50 pm

Went off script today, completed a mod that wasn’t on my list, feel so guilty ImageImage

Pinched Lister79’s s#@t pipe mod and went from this...

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Quick wire brush and spray with rust converter to this...

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And finally to this...

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Well chuffed to get rid of the tin worm


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by nickyg » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:10 am

Loving following this build....defo added a few ideas to my list 😂😂

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:05 am

Cheers and thanks for taking the time to read through!

Time to start building up the mod list...

9. Dukes of Hazard air horns (so ‘70’s)
23. Replacement colour coded rear bumper - R32 skin ordered
28. TV/DVD/multimedia unit for the back
35. Interior unlocking button for the side door
38. Engine/gearbox upgrade, power, more power... very, very long term
39. Colour matching the water container covers (black)


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by belv » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:47 am

C Chis wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:01 pm

New bottle opener/divider arrived.
That looks smart

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by belv » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:49 am

Papa Bear wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:55 pm
Audi SQ5 seats are great for my back :D
Haha I put some in mine. They are so comfortable 👌

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:24 am

Cheers, small details count!

Time to add a few more mods to my list....

9. Dukes of Hazard air horns (so ‘70’s)
23. Replacement colour coded rear bumper - R32 one, now a work in progress
28. TV/DVD/multimedia unit for the back
35. Interior unlocking button for the side door
38. Engine/gearbox upgrade, power, more power... very, very long term
39. Colour matching the water container covers (black)
40. Heated/adjustable/folding Life mirrors
41. Low washer fluid level detection
42. TPMS
43. Towbar removal, replacement crash bar, linked to the R32 bumper


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Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:35 pm

Today I removed my OEM towbar and electrics

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Fitted my refurbished crash bar

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Eased and greased my spare wheel carrier bolts, something you should do a couple of times a year to prevent them seizing up. Refurb of the carrier planned for next week when it’s back up on the ramp. I cleaned up the back end and did some rust treatment too.

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Oh, and greased the crash bar mounting bolts, better to make it easier for the next person to remove!

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And then test fitted my R32 bumper ahead of colour coding early next month
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Many thanks to [mention]hef355 [/mention]for his guidance and words of wisdom which resulted in the bumper skin fitting right first time!

Tomorrow’s tasks, weather permitting are to

1. Adjust the spacing round the exhaust tail pipes to get the gap just right and even.

2. Filling in the gap pictured below in the wheel arch.

3. A wee trip to the scrapyard for some more upgrades and a good rummage

These brackets had to be removed to bond the old bumper brackets into the same position on the new skin

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And will be cut and bonded in to fill this gap between the bonded on bracket and the bumper skin. The new bumper is a different profile and much deeper than the old mk3 one I removed

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9. Dukes of Hazard air horns (so ‘70’s)
23. Replacement colour coded rear bumper - R32 one, test fitted, almost ready for painting
28. TV/DVD/multimedia unit for the back
35. Interior unlocking button for the side door
38. Engine/gearbox upgrade, power, more power... very, very long term
39. Colour matching the water container covers (black)
40. Heated/adjustable/folding Life mirrors
41. Low washer fluid level detection
42. TPMS
43. Towbar removal, replacement crash bar, linked to the R32 bumper - complete

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Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:03 pm

Finished the exhaust cutouts and then shaped and bonded in the R32 bumper filler pieces today, once cured, then off to paint, woohoo!

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Armrest trim arrived from Retro Retrims yesterday, salvaged a working ratchet arm rest from a Touran, removed the old fabric cover and popped on a rather nice looking vinyl one!

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The only tricky bit is putting it back together, however, if you carefully unclip the base cover you can squeeze the prong thingy’s together from underneath and the padded part almost puts itself back together...

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Upcoming mods still to do...

9. Dukes of Hazard air horns (so ‘70’s)
23. Replacement colour coded rear bumper - R32 one, test fitted, almost ready for painting
28. TV/DVD/multimedia unit for the back
35. Interior unlocking button for the side door
38. Engine/gearbox upgrade, power, more power... very, very long term
39. Colour matching the water container covers (black)
40. Heated/adjustable/folding Life mirrors
41. Low washer fluid level detection
42. TPMS
44.

Parts waiting to install

Audi door handle lights
Washer fluid low level switch
Folding mirrors and switch
Climatronic upgrade from climatic
Black fluid reservoir covers


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Papa Bear » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:17 pm

Great job on the bumper! And the arm rest. So glad I found one in leather that matched the seat so didn’t have to swap the cover :D
Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:38 pm

[mention]Papa Bear [/mention] cheers! The only leather one I found was a nice shade of beige... funny enough it was the only Touran in the yard that hadn’t been touched


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