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    My Candy White VR6

    Hey all,

    Owned the car since the beginning of 2018 and am finally getting around to starting my thread to showcase pictures jobs done to the car.

    Background on the car:

    1995 VR6
    Purchased with 149k with full service history (serviced every year)
    Completely standard example
    It has had a blow-over respray at some point in its original colour - Candy White. Looks nice from a distance but not perfect around deals.
    Everything worked* on purchase

    The car as it stands today @ 151k:

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    Current list of jobs:

    - Sunroof no longer works and the replacement I put in at a cost of £170 snapped within a week.

    - Noticed some rust on the A Pillar behind internal trim. Not visable on the ouside and probably caused due the windscreen trim being cracked directly above the rust patch.

    - ABS light on occasionally. Says it's the Brake Pedal Sensor (mostly).

    - Suspension wants refreshing

    - Leather or Recaro's (don't we all).

    - I want to preserve the underside with underseal.

    More to follow on the jobs done this year...
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    Jobs completed in 2018

    Mechancials:

    1. Full Service
    2. ABS front sensor replacement
    3. Thermostat, 3 sensors in housing plus rad fan switch.
    4. Fuel Pressure Regulator
    5. Coil Pack & HT Leads replaced
    6. Handbrake adjusted
    7. 2 new tyres

    Bodywork:

    1. 10p rust patch on sunroof fixed and lid resprayed
    2. New boot lid fitted and resprayed
    3. Both sills and the top treated for rust and repainted
    4. All arches treated and protected as rust was starting to creep in.
    5. Small scabs forming on leading edge of bonnet sorted
    6. Rear towing eye treated for rust and resprayed.
    6. Wheels refurbished

    Picture from body shop
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    I do have a set of Bilstein B12's purchased in Apr plus I bought associated rubber bits and bolts and top mounts to refresh suspension when fitted.

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    However the suspension kit may be sold this weekend as I need the funds to repair the rust and may as well protect the underside at the same time. I also need to pool some money to set aside any mechanical work, such as the chains, that might be needed in the future. Mr sensible is boring.

    If I sell I will just replace my leaking front shocks with some Sachs Advantage shocks instead and do the rears another day. If the sale falls through then I'll just keep them and do a bit of DIY on the rusty bits to keep anything at bay (none of the rust can be seen fortunately).

    Interestingly having written down everything I have done this year doesn't seem nearly as much as it feels I have done and spent this year!
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    I've also got a spare ABS pump as I have seen that fault code twice. Usually when the car hasn't been used for a bit but it doesn't return.
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    Sunroof - having spent £170 on a replacement corrado roof that snapped within a week I've now bought a replacement Mk3 Golf roof with a clear moonroof for £35.

    I don't have a garage currently and haven't got round to fitting it. I'm concerned the glass panel will have a different shape to the Corrado roofline so the back up plan will be to find a Passat B4 moonroof instead, if I can find one.

    The car also has no headlining at the moment whilst I wait to start this job. The headlining had completely sagged anyway and I am planning on re-trimming it.
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    The curvature on the MK3 Golf roof is completely wrong, get another Moonroof or just use your white metal one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlosterOx View Post
    The curvature on the MK3 Golf roof is completely wrong, get another Moonroof or just use your white metal one.
    Thanks, yeah few options available assuming I can source a passat roof for reasonable money or I can make up a working Corrado roof from parts I have.

    I have 3 mechs so could build up a working version - one has a broken wheel on the cast alloy hammer thing, the other (installed in the car) has snapped the alloy hammer thing and the mk3 is sitting in the shed. Also have 3 motors as each mech has a different motor assembly!
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    Think there is also a Seat one that will fit, possibly Ibiza?

    If not a very early Octavia (S or T reg) one should fit.

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    I have a glass b4 moonroof and shade that I would sell

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    Thanks guys. Stuart I’ll send you a message.

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