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  1. #326

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    Hey guys. Good day to all.

    Always a nice surprise to come back to my thread and find other people enjoying this as well.
    Especially when build threads seem to have died, i will never stop hoping they will be coming back and youtube isnt the only way we can follow builds with overfenders.

    I mean there is nothing bad with overfenders and salvaged cars, but you get the point of what i am saying

    Cheers to all

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  2. #327

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    So it has been a while since i updated this thread. I have mostly been enjoying the car using it daily , plus on top of that there is very little time for mods with work, research at university etc etc. However let's see what has happened during these months.

    After summer time the car got a maintenace service consisting of these

    Kn Filter clean

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    Along with these.

    Some of them were not to be changed yet, however me being me, i changed them.

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    You see some new clips there as well, well they were for the new undertray since my old one was beaten up from the times i got stuck in snow and sand lol

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    All these were installed and back on the roads

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    Bought another foam lance for my other home washing station

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    Ordered some parts from Wurth which i dont know if i have shown , along with some led working lamps and more stuff, i love this company

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    And then i tackled a job on my engine bay, after i re-installed my engine cover, to make it look more OEM looking

    So these sensors had to be hidden / tucked

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    During

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    And after

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    Much cleaner

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    My old suspension was sent away and fully refurbished and was set to my spec. not sure if i will reuse it or sell it yet.

    LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    All was done in a bilstein official dealer

    LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And these were given a good clean as well

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    Also, everyone into detailing can understand my happiness after sourcing these, in Spain

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    An amazing product

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    More to come in the next post

    Cheers Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  3. #328

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    Decided to go back to oem setup on the rear passenger seat for a more subtle look I guess and more quiet interior while travelling at that time

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    Fire extinguisher removed and relocated

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    Under the passenger seat

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    Easy to access and out of the way at the same time

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    Re-installing the rear seatbelts was a pain in the a**

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    Then this part

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    All done

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    Look at the magnetic wurth lamp what a pleasant it is to work with

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    Got a bit side-tracked by some other little projects like a pipe - stand

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    And also a customized wine stand as well , if you are into that sort of things you might like the results

    Indicator by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Indicator by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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    Indicator by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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    And also got my MSc degree on Lung Cancer, that set me back a bit on progress on the car i guess hehe.

    Jan20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then, I got back on track with the winter time

    Jan20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Sorry Greta obligatory shot on the diesel fumes. It was time to install my winter setup

    Proper air tools make this so much easier

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    All done ready for winter beating

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    Filled her up

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    And naturally i took some photos while clean

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    Cheers more to come in the next post

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  4. #329

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    So yet another thing i have been wanting to do for some time now, is to install dynamic indicators on the mirrors. However, given the fact that A1 used its own specific ones, that werent identical to A3/S3 8V or any other model for that model, i hadnt found any. And also, i didnt want to shop from wish alibaba and all that sites, i dot trust them that much.

    Recently a link caught my eye on uk and sourced these instantly

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    Started the tricky part of removing the mirror parts again. Been there twice already once when i installed the cf mirror covers, and then when i retrofitted the folding mirrors, so i knew what to expect and how to work. Either way this is not easy to do fast and even with caution you can easily break things. It helps if you heat it up a bit to work more easily.

    First you remove these two

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    Leaving you with this

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    Then the cover is next

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    Leaving you with this

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    And then you can remove the oem indicator

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    Side by side with the new one

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    And then you put everything back together the reverse order.

    Here are some videos of how it works from my Youtube channel

    https://youtu.be/mR07NV2sY90

    https://youtu.be/A8bEvy3slaE

    I hope they work

    And also my other two cars are always here with me

    Cheers

    Golf battery by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  5. #330

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    love this thread. keep up the good work! those indicators were a nice touch.

    ps: i also wish forum build threads would come back....

  6. #331

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    I wish so too mate, i will do my best to always keep them alive

    Cheers

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  7. #332
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    Great work, doc!
    Thanks for sharing!
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  8. #333

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    My pleasure guys, as always.

    cheers


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  9. #334

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    So some updates to share with all of you guys.

    Hope everyone is doing well in these awkward times.

    Wanted for some time now some Surf Pads for my wingbars for when the box wasnt on, to be able to put on things and not scratch my bars. So naturally I opted for Thule products once again, and went for their 845000 pads, which are wide for my bars. Luckily enough they were in stock, so I bought two sets just to . . . well you know me by now. Just because.

    Here they are in their site.



    Arrived at the Dealer

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Installed the first set and kept the other one for the golf maybe, or for it to be in stock

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Fitment was great which was to be expected

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    Here's how they look on the car

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    I like em.

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    I also purchased another Thule product, which is an Led Light for their Thule box than turns on automatically when you open the box, being very handy in the dark (times like now).



    And this is how it works

    Thule box light 6951 - YouTube

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    Hopefully i will install it soon.

    The final days before the quaranting started in my country, I tried to find time to switch my tires from winter ones, to the 17 inch summer ones , instead of the 18 ones at this point.

    This is how the car was at that point

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    So i grabbed my bridgestones, although they are not the oem radius of 215-40-17 but instead 225-45-17 which i opted for because i totally love this tire, which is OEM for a subaru impreza sti and r35 gtr.

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Arrived at the shop, with my previous setup

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    Progress

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    Meaty

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    Some shots i took after the shop, prior to reinstalling center caps and lug nut caps

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    Installed caps

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    Fitment is on point and no rub

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    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Protecting the family Q3

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    While cooking italian pasta for them , hope you are all safe guys

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    Cheers

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  10. #335

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    Gave the interior some love during the lockdown

    After some hoovering, the pedals were looking nasty

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Much better

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    Then the door cards, first apc with a brush, then after dried, some Meg's Interior Detailing which is an amazing product leaving the correct amount of bling, not more, not less

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Every alcantara surface on the interior was done with this as always. A huge PITA but it is worth it.

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Areas under the seats were looking nasty

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    Much better now

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    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Leathers were left last, and went to my go-to combo that never lets me down

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Leaving me with this

    Quarantine 2k20 by mgpdoc, on Flickr


    I also did the exterior the following days, which i will show you as soon as i upload the pics

    Cheers guys

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  11. #336

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    when can i drop mine off so you can do they same to it?lol

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    When the quarantine is over with I guess, hehe

    Be safe mate, cheers

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  13. #338

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    So time for an exterior detailing experience

    First up was the exhaust back box which was looking tired from everyday use.
    Did a quick pass with APC and then some metal polish to enhance the welding spots.

    Initially

    Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    After some elbow grease

    Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Did the inner part of the tips later with the washing stage

    Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exhaust by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then time for car itself

    Hoses were reached

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Wheels left to soak

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    Then agitated with brushes

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    Tips were cleaned

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    Fuel tip

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    Thule bars, tyres, and all rubber and unpainted surfaces were sealed with CarPro Perl

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then for extra depth this old school product was added, which i love

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Gave it a quick once over

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And here are some final shots for now, because i have more plans for it

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    I like this angle a lot

    Exterior wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Cheers hope you liked it

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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