190KM NZ New United Grey Mk5 R32 Revival - "DUB V6"

Started by Mitch9894, August 29, 2022, 08:09:56 PM

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Mitch9894

I know this may seem a bit odd being a Mk5 but let?s take a minute to realise the early Mk5?s are over 15 years old now!

I picked this little gem up in March from the dark and gloomy corners of ?Walkworth Buy Sell Facebook Group? It even came with a captain obvious personalised plate. NZ New Mk5 R32 one of only 23 remaining In LA7T United Grey Metallic. It was later revealed the car was actually even further north in Leigh! It was filthy inside and out and it had done 192kms, but no dents and minimal scratches and stone chips. It had FSH and was with Continental VW until 2016. This chap had had it just over a year but the previous owner to him had it for 8 years. I could tell this was a tidy car with his 1 year of his filth on it.

A deal was done and now to start bringing it back up to scratch!

Stopped in to see Nana who was on the 1hr20min route home "How is this one different from your other VW" she said.

2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

Mitch9894

First port of call, 1 minute and 35 seconds after arriving home was the exhaust tips. Cant stand dirty exhaust tips!

2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

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1971 Porsche 911T | 1990 Audi Quattro Turbo | 2003 Audi RS6 Avant | 2009 Renault Megane R26


slowmo

Good score Mitch, definitely the 2nd best R32 colour  :laugh:
Current: 2004 MK4 R32 3-door NZ New DBP

Past: 2010 MK6 GTI / 2013 Nissan Leaf LOL / 2007 B7 RS4 / 2006 MK5 R32 / 2005 MK5 GTI / 1998 MK4 GTI / 1997 B5 A4 MTM

superfueler

I hope you still kept your beautifull blue 2 door 3R2!  8)
Current: 2010 Audi A4 2.7 TDI silver, 2007 Audi A4 2.0T DTM sprint blue, 2007 VW Golf V 2.0 TDI BKD 4motion manual white.
Past: 2004 Golf R32 black pearlescent, 2009 Audi S3 white, 2004 Audi A4 B6 1.8T blue, 99 Golf mk4 GTI black, 2005 Audi A4 B7 2.0T black.

Mitch9894

Cheers Guys!

The following weekend I did a thorough foam and hand wash, so much contamination/grit in paint. Will definitely be getting a clay bar soon.



Pulled apart the boot for a clean to find a bright yellow Golf T for me to use for the exhaust ?Flapper Mod?. Too bad I had just wasted $10 on a pack of 100 of them for Rebel Sport as it was all they had!


10-minute splash of soap and degreaser. Didn?t even need engine shine. Will have to attack the rocker cover with something at a later date as it has oxidised.




2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

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2005 Mini Cooper S
2006 Skoda Octavia vRS Combi
2009 Renault Megane 230 R26 (Written off - rear ended)
2013 Renault Megane RS265 Redbull RB8

Mitch9894

2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

Mitch9894

On to the Interior

I?m not sure what kind of hairs those are on the dash but I?m glad they are gone!


I couldn?t work out why the ?DSG? inscription on the gear knob didn?t look right then I looked a little closer? the knob still needs a clean around the edges but I couldn?t use the toothpick around the edges of the leather.



I?m normally quite adversarial towards fake Carbon fibre/Carbon fibre wrap but this was the best solution for this problem as removing the trim to paint it is too risky with the age of the clips these days. I?m certainly not getting a job at vinyl shop anytime soon, but it?s an improvement none the less.



Few new switches courtesy of a certain Chinese based multinational conglomerate?




Found this little artefact under the seat!



2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

Mitch9894

#10
I'm no Audiophile but as I far I can ascertain this head unit was installed in the car when it was new and it has absolutely ZERO features. Didnt work with the steering wheel controls and Doesn't even AUX! If it has the OEM unit I would have left it alone. Opted for a CarPlay capable unit which I've always wanted to have in car.





2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

le mans

Very satisfying getting all those little things sorted. The head unit looks pretty OEM too and nice to have those additional features.

80 Vert

I never understand the logic choosing those super obvious personalised plates, maybe it's just me haha.
Looking good, the shift lever surround is easy to take apart and not "that" brittle, take it all apart and scrub it with oven cleaner back to bare plastic. Then paint with a satin black.
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1990 Porsche 964 911 Carrera 4
1980 1303 Beetle vert, under restoration

Mitch9894

Quote from: le mans on September 03, 2022, 04:24:45 PM
Very satisfying getting all those little things sorted. The head unit looks pretty OEM too and nice to have those additional features.

Cheers Jon.
2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

Mitch9894

Quote from: 80 Vert on September 03, 2022, 05:26:29 PM
I never understand the logic choosing those super obvious personalised plates, maybe it's just me haha.
Looking good, the shift lever surround is easy to take apart and not "that" brittle, take it all apart and scrub it with oven cleaner back to bare plastic. Then paint with a satin black.

With you loud and clear on the plate. Just inherited it and it?s a euro plate.

Yea might have another crack at the trim. Didn?t even need any solvents or cleaners literally could peel it off with my fingers. I hate trim it always ends in tears for me 😂.
2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

Mitch9894

Got around to Clay bar, cut and polish. I expected the bonnet to be the worst but it check it out after I did the boot/rear bumper, Yuck!



The beading the following morning was sublime.
2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

LouieP

NZ New MK3 Golf VR6 3 Door

Mitch9894

2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

Mitch9894

Ordered some replacement plates for the express purpose of having no holes. $50 well spent in my books.
2003 VW Golf R32 Deep Blue Pearl
(Sold) 2006 VW Golf R32 United Grey
(Sold) 2003 Audi S3 8L Ebony Black Pearl
(Sold) 2004 VW Golf R32 Reflex Silver

liv

Quote from: Mitch9894 on September 05, 2022, 07:52:50 PM
Ordered some replacement plates for the express purpose of having no holes. $50 well spent in my books.


Love the finer details with this revival!  My favorite weapon of choice for these type of projects is my trusty Steam Cleaner.  works wonders on leather.

WRT to the replacement plates - do you mind me asking where you got them from?  Looking for a set of euro plates but only place I can see them available is on Kiwiplate, and definitely not at the price you mentioned :-)
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