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My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« on: May 17, 2009, 11:13:29 pm »
After being reccommended to register on the site i thought i best sign up and support the uk mk 5, Heres my build thread hope you like.

I've had the car for just over a week now and i love it.







I managed to pick up my wheels before the car.



I then managed to get myself a Magnex cat back system







Then being as i own an audio interior business it'd be rude not to start playing with the interior

stripped the dash and door parts

Then trimmed them in a charcoal alcantara









Then off with the doors for some hardcore sound proofing and running new chord cable into the doors ready for the speaker upgrade.








then wave diffused the soundproofing to help stop back waves and deaden the doors some more.



My airride arrived Yesterday, it's going to take a few months to install but progress should be constant on the whole car.

Air lift products rock and there service is great.





Management



Then i thought i'd strip the controller down ready for fabricating into the sunglasses holder





I didnt like the fact the 3 preset buttons through the controller off being symetrical so i am currently re wirering the circuit board to relocate these switches somewhere trick.



primed up



Flatted the primer this morning and refitted it i'll leave it there for a week or so to make sure no shrinkages occur.





Thought i'd start off with a bit of subtle branding for my company had someone out to etch my glass i'm well in love lol.











My shark fin aerial arrived today for when i drop the rooflinging tomoz hopefully for trimming



Carried on the alcantara theme and started trimming pillars done both the c pillars now.





I've also started the very labour intensive job of building my badgless grill all mocked in ready for some plastic welding and filling





well thought i'd have another full  day on it before the week starts again.

dropped the headlining ready for some cable running and soundproofing.

 



Then why the roof lining was down it made it easy to change the roof aerial for the shark fin I had, But its just didn't follow the roof line etc and looked poop in my eyes. Goin to order another shark fin a smaller one with a different style see how that looks if not i'll just rock the standard one until the body gets done ed of the year.






then why the rooflinign was out i got that all trimmed up and is ready to go back in after all the rest of the prep work is done.





Hope you like.

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 11:20:48 pm »
excellent build thread...is that the outer door skin you took of for the sound proofing
                          Ho welcome to the site
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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 11:21:42 pm »
Wow this looks great! I can't wait to see it on air with those Merc rims fitted, its going to looks sweet!

Keep us updated  :happy2:
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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 11:23:15 pm »
excellent build thread...is theat the outer door skin you took of for the sound proofing
                          Ho welcome to the site


Yes its the outer door skin i'll do the inner once the doorcards come off for the speaker fitting in a few weeks time, Done  few now this way bit labour intensive but works awesome.

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 11:27:19 pm »
excellent build thread...is theat the outer door skin you took of for the sound proofing
                          Ho welcome to the site


Yes its the outer door skin i'll do the inner once the doorcards come off for the speaker fitting in a few weeks time, Done  few now this way bit labour intensive but works awesome.
didn't realise they came of like that..i could do with more sound deading in my doors..where bouts are you based need my boot build redoing

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 11:30:17 pm »
excellent build thread...is theat the outer door skin you took of for the sound proofing
                          Ho welcome to the site


Yes its the outer door skin i'll do the inner once the doorcards come off for the speaker fitting in a few weeks time, Done  few now this way bit labour intensive but works awesome.
didn't realise they came of like that..i could do with more sound deading in my doors..where bouts are you based need my boot build redoing


I'm based in Leicester,

Yes it's not a pretty job taking the door skins off but worth it for the end result. It took me just over a day to do both doors  :happy2:

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 11:33:57 pm »
loving the build thread mate  :smiley:

i hope you dont mind me asking but have the company you got your air ride from got a website?

also roughly how much was the full kit?

thanks, dan  :happy2:

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 11:55:35 pm »
Hey, looks good!

Who is doing the Alcan trim for you?
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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009, 12:03:09 am »
Hey, looks good!

Who is doing the Alcan trim for you?

Me it's what i do mate, the b pillars are tomorrows job. :happy2:

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 12:11:29 am »
finally....someone with air  :party:

welcome on board fella... loving the work to date!

cant fault it, except to say the rear coutesy light housing kinda sticks out a bit, maybe darken it?

whats the plans for the audio?


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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009, 12:17:06 am »
cant wait to see what you do with this :)

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009, 12:20:14 am »
finally....someone with air  :party:

welcome on board fella... loving the work to date!

cant fault it, except to say the rear coutesy light housing kinda sticks out a bit, maybe darken it?

whats the plans for the audio?


Cheers dude,

My camera skills arnt the best as you can tell lol it didnt look to bad in the flesh matches the handles and the front unit when that gets fitted back i'll see what it looks like when its back in the car,but looking at them pictures i can totally see where your coming from mate does stick out a little.

The audio i'm not totally sure on the front end yet but i rekon pioneer p88 rsII headunit audison bit one processor, then i may run and audison lrx 5.1k and go active 2 way front end (not sure on speakers yet.

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 12:32:14 am »
a healthy budget then  :grin:

...bring it on!

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 12:36:55 am »
a healthy budget then  :grin:

...bring it on!

It could all change last minute lol but being a bit of a company demo aswel as my ride it needs to be good really, we shall see though take each day as it comes at the minute, dont want to start to many jobs before finishing off some of the others :happy2:

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Re: My Bagged mk 5 Gti build thread
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 01:44:17 am »
Nice work!

I really like it, and I'm a big fan of the Alphards, I got some Merc wheels in a similar style last year and picked up the car in February!  :smiley:  If I wasn't unemployed at the minute there'd be coilovers on the car and tyres on the beauties!
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