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Offline Pidge

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OEM+ 6n polo project
« on: February 08, 2015, 10:10:30 pm »
Hi guys, my name is Luke I'm in Wellington and I thought it was about time I started a build thread.

When I sold my Legacy wagon last May I knew I had to get back into a VW. The biggest issue I had though was trying to decide what to spend! After a discussion with my partner and my dad back home in the UK I came to the conclusion that it was not justifyable to spend a lot on a car when I only commute 5km a day to work and back. This left me with a budget of circa 4k. Initially I was looking at broken, high km mk4 golfs on trade me, when one day during my search I found the little polo.

Old lady owner and only 81,000kms! Really tidy little car that drives well and costs NOTHING to run! Ended up giving 3k for it after a bartering session.

Colour is very love/hate personally I love it (clearly)

Looked like this when I picked it up...



First up I sourced and fitted 6n2 rear lights, looks much better in my opinion...



Then a pair of mint mk3 recaros came up locally that I couldn't refuse...




That pretty much brings us up to date so far, coilovers arrived this week but withholding their fitting until I find some wheels for it...



If anybody has any OEM wheels I'd be really keen. Set of Seabrigs would be nice! Also looking for a mk4 convertible steering wheel for it if anybody can help?

I will keep the updates coming as my plans unfold further



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OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 10:15:08 pm »
Nice! I like the Colour! I have a set of rims that could work if you went for mk3 brake and hub upgrade...


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Offline Pidge

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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 10:18:07 pm »
D'oh can admin please move this to 'member's cars'

Looked into a 5x100 hub swap for ease of wheel choice but it's too involved for such a cheap daily ride. Got to machine hubs down to fit bearings.
Looking for another Mk1 or Mk2

1999 VW Polo 6n oem+ (Current)
1980 VW Mk1 golf - bare shell rebuild (UK)
2006 VW Fox (UK)
1984 VW Mk2 golf Type 19 x2 (UK)
2000 VW Lupo (UK)

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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 07:57:31 am »
Can you take the Japanese dealer sticker off thats below the light?
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Offline Pidge

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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 08:08:14 am »
Haven't done it as I'm worried that the paint will be sun bleached underneath. Might have a crack at the weekend and get the machine polisher out.
Looking for another Mk1 or Mk2

1999 VW Polo 6n oem+ (Current)
1980 VW Mk1 golf - bare shell rebuild (UK)
2006 VW Fox (UK)
1984 VW Mk2 golf Type 19 x2 (UK)
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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 10:55:49 am »
for the sticker, a hair dryer and IPA should do the trick, heat and soften the glue, peel it off and then the IPA takes off any residue
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Offline Pidge

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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 11:09:14 am »
Cool, thank you. Will give it a go.  :)

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1999 VW Polo 6n oem+ (Current)
1980 VW Mk1 golf - bare shell rebuild (UK)
2006 VW Fox (UK)
1984 VW Mk2 golf Type 19 x2 (UK)
2000 VW Lupo (UK)

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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 12:04:02 pm »
for the sticker, a hair dryer and IPA should do the trick, heat and soften the glue, peel it off and then the IPA takes off any residue

Never been a fan of Indian pale ale myself.
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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 12:33:20 pm »
Never been a fan of Indian pale ale myself.

can't argue with that, but I'm a fan of isopropyl alcohol (not for drinking)
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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2015, 11:01:09 am »
mk4 GTI wheel will also work, so not absolutely require the MK3.5 Cabby wheel.

Nice colour on the polo btw. Looks better with replacement tail lights also.
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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2015, 12:27:55 pm »
Oh, I thought mk4 golf steering wheel is a different spline so wouldn't work?
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1999 VW Polo 6n oem+ (Current)
1980 VW Mk1 golf - bare shell rebuild (UK)
2006 VW Fox (UK)
1984 VW Mk2 golf Type 19 x2 (UK)
2000 VW Lupo (UK)

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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 11:52:35 am »
Oh, I thought mk4 golf steering wheel is a different spline so wouldn't work?

Exact same spline. Was using a MK4 wheel on a MK2 to turn steering wheel. (Only late MK2 onwards to MK6 use same spline)
Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake

Offline Pidge

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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 12:52:34 pm »
Just had a look and if I use the standard polo slip ring for the airbag I can pretty much fit ant wheel I want! Haha

Does anybody have a mk4 leather 3 spoke wheel for sale?

Looking for another Mk1 or Mk2

1999 VW Polo 6n oem+ (Current)
1980 VW Mk1 golf - bare shell rebuild (UK)
2006 VW Fox (UK)
1984 VW Mk2 golf Type 19 x2 (UK)
2000 VW Lupo (UK)

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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2015, 03:47:58 pm »
Nice one, very distinctive colour!



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Re: OEM+ 6n polo project
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2015, 05:15:40 pm »
Just had a look and if I use the standard polo slip ring for the airbag I can pretty much fit ant wheel I want! Haha

Does anybody have a mk4 leather 3 spoke wheel for sale?



Funny enough I have two complete with airbags.
Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake