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Posts posted by g0ldf1ng3r

  1. 13 hours ago, fla said:

    8 years old, not bad!

    I'm looking to renew the foam on the diverter flaps - is it possible to get access to them without removing the dash and blower setup?  Ideally i was looking to remove just the centre console.  I believe someone did this not so long ago - if there are any pics available that would be great too.  Nice little project over the holidays




    having done the diverter flap job twice & had the dash out 3 times it is so much easier when you have full access

    you could try just removing the centre section but from memory i cant recall how much access this would give

    i can email you my dash out guide which has pics so maybe you could see if what you want to do would be possible

    worst case it really isnt a difficult job to get the dash out, just need to be organised & label everything

  2. On 12/16/2022 at 4:52 PM, ChrisL said:

    Get this thread back on track with a little update. Chassis parts blasted and painted 👌






    holy shit this makes me excited to see this as i dropped the VR off at my mechanics for an underside restoration a week ago 🙂

  3. 41 minutes ago, peterpp said:

    Oh dear, the alternator belt came off, (sudden loss of power stearing, battery light on) when I was less than a mile from home and (I now realise stupidly) tried to limp the car back while keeping a close eye on the temperature guage but the heater matrix exploded with a couple of hundred metres to go.  Hoping this was not a symptom of the head gasket failing and presurising the system - I have read that the heater matrix is one of the Corrado's wll known weak points, maybe it was on the way out and got a bit too hot.  The oil in the head still looks clean no white bits Just wondering if there is a guide to removing the dash on this site, and any recommendations  on where to get a good quality belt and new tensioner?

    hi there

    if you send me your email address i will send you a full guide with pictures on how to change the matrix

    be very very careful driving a VR6 with no cooling, the block is aluminium & can warp if ran for too long without sufficient cooling

  4. 1 hour ago, Cressa said:

    Wow....deep pockets needed by the owner, if they ever want to see it on the road £££££££££££

    i guess that if the mileage is absolutely genuine then with a decent chunk of investment it could be turned into a cracking ultra low miler 

    however, for me, that chunk would be a near nut & bolt restoration to achieve the quality required for a top line premium - by which point i doubt there would be any profit in it at all

  5. Just now, ChrisL said:

    Yes looks nice, I have a black one and the same style as that if you change your mind.

    ohhhh now that is tempting ha ha ha

    what would you like to relinquish of said item?  just in case 😉

  6. 30 minutes ago, fla said:

    That looks absolutely stunning! Was the sunroof switch surround a single piece or stitched?

    thanks m8, it wasnt cheap but i am very happy with it

    i think the sunroof switch part was covered with a single piece & then cut out where required

    i used a local place by me called B&M Trim - ive used them a few times & their work is superb

  7. 30 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

    Thanks mate. I put In a 4m wide window so I could see the corrado from the kitchen.


    honestly m8 WOW!!

    what a brilliant setup!  if only i could get a car down the side of my house 😞

    planning wouldnt let me build a garage on the huge front drive i have as it is in front of the parity line but due to the layout of the plot i cant get a car down the side

  8. 1 minute ago, ChrisL said:

    Yes, it’s a turntable to spin the car round on 👍

    wow that really is awesome!!

    if only i had the space & money for a garage like that lol

    love the way you have big windows looking out onto the garden too - reminds me of Chris Evans show room for his ferrari's 

  9. 13 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

    Looking nice mate. Have you got a black sunroof / light switch?

    thanks chris

    errr id thought about putting a black one in as i have a black one in the 16v but i think it was out of a golf as the style is different

    i kinda quite like the accent the grey gives the overhead though, might look too black if all black

  10. 1 hour ago, Cressa said:

    Black does suit it. Although I would have to brush it all the same way. 😂

    thanks m8

    if im honest i dont even like touching it as i dont want to leave any finger marks or grease etc off hands but i was very pleased how it turned out

  11. for me this rings many alarm bells

    firstly a low miler such as this will need a lot of work due to lack of use - all bushes, running gear, likely calipers all round, all fluids & filters changing - super low miles is not always a good thing as we all know these cars dont like to be stood standing for long periods

    the bolster wear doesnt support the mileage

    even just from the exhaust pic it looks seriously unloved underside 

    to me it also looks like they have cleaned (badly) mould off the dash etc before taking the photos

    all looks a bit crusty in the engine bay too & youd have thought the battery jacket would have remained if so little use

    it could definitely become a decent vehicle but IMO would require a large investment to get back to the concours level the mileage deserves

  12. 10 hours ago, ABV-VR6 said:

    I know this is old but you're still around so! Have a tried fitting those TT ones in the end? 

    I too fancy black sun visors. Trying to decide between dying them or sourcing MK3.5 Cabrio black ones. Is it true these need Porsche 944 clips? 


    FYI i had my sun visors trimmed in alcantera when i had the headliner done - they did it as a sleeve which was stitched over the top & i was able to simple click them back in place

  13. Just now, fla said:

    Old thread - how do you remove the round seat recline knob? From the picture in the thread it suggests that there is some central screw, but i cant see how the centre can be accessed, it looks like a completely moulded piece. I've been around the inner disc with a jewellers screwdriver hoping that there was some release slot, but didn't find anything. Any suggestions?

    hi m8

    i think the centre part pops out of the round adjuster - either that or it just pops off & the bolt is underneath

  14. On 11/12/2022 at 10:30 AM, daves16v said:


    Anyone know if these are still available? 



    hi dave

    the last run was completed in july - at present there are no plans for another but if the numbers build i can ask the maker if he will do another

    normally need 10+ looms required

    i will keep an eye on this thread for requests

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